Posted November 23rd, 2006, 09:08 AM
Last April I spent one night pre-cruise at Bolongo Bay. I was in an older section, with a balcony overlooking the pool & restaurant. It was okay, like an "older" Holiday Inn room. (johnnycruise may chime in with his thoughts, as well...his earlier experience there wasn't as comfortable as mine.) I didn't book it as all-inclusive. I had dinner at the beach bar nearby, and breakfast the morning I left. It's a bit of a cab ride away from town, but the ocean beach/scenary was very nice, and the people were nice.
For March '07, I've decided to stay "in town" for a couple of days pre-cruise, and found the Mafolie Hotel on TripAdvisor. (http://www.mafolie.com/
) I've also reserved a Jeep for those days, to attempt to do a little exploring on my own...that should be an experience, having never driven on the "left"!!
Just my thoughts...