15 Dec 2013 USA
We stayed in the Large Oceanfront last year and loved it, but with all the different places to stay, we went to another place up by Boca Catalina and were very disappointed. It was our anniversary on December 4th, and we went to Sunset Beach to see if maybe they had an opening. They did and we loved the Large Garden 2 studio even more than the unit last year. They saved our vacation for us! We only had 3 nights left to spend there but they were the best 3 nights of our 10 night vacation. They are so friendly and welcoming there, and after our bad experience up the road, it was heaven. For example, we had chose to stay elsewhere and came begging for a room last minute, and they still sent us a bottle of champagne for our anniversary! How nice is that? Most businesses would not be that nice to you when you are just a last minute guest. They have a very nice pool area that is heaven to dip in after being on the beach all day, very nice updated loungers with thick cushions, and they have new roofs on most of the buildings. You can tell they care about their resort and their customers, and the upkeep is great. This resort is very affordable and you cannot find the service they give even in the expensive places where everyone looks stressed. This is laid back with an island feel, if you are not someone who needs Marriott amenities and are looking for a more unique island feel, you will love it here. We have decided we will not go anywhere else, and we have stayed at the Marriott, the Holiday Inn many years ago, the Divi Phoenix and a villa near Boca Catalina -- none compare to the relaxed, friendly staff and quaint, personal touches that abound at Sunset Beach. For us, it's perfection!!