Playa Bonitas Inclusive Hotel

rainforestPlaya Bonitas Inclusive Hotel. This hotel is strategically located on a quiet peninsula about 15 minutes from downtown, surrounded by rainforest. The lobby is air-conditioned and is reminiscent of the Marriott in Cancun or the Riu Palace Las Americas. Very elegant and upscale with marble flooring, crystal chandeliers and sweeping vistas of the ocean. The property itself is shaped like a huge U with all rooms facing the ocean. It is spread out but manageable. There are 3 fairly large free form pools in the center of the property as well as a wonderful 10, 000sq foot spa (Bonita Del Mar) and gym. The property is not all-inclusive, but offers a variety of meal plans. There are 3 restaurants including the Lighthouse restaurant for fine dining in a gorgeous setting. The rooms are spacious and mostly white with pops of bright colors. The rooms all have a view of the ocean and have the usual amenities of flat screen TV, mini bar and internet. The beach here is swimmable per the GM but is nearly nonexistent during high tide. During low tide the ocean retreats almost 2 football fields leaving a large mucky area. The hotel has a kids club, which they are looking at expanding. This hotel has the best of both worlds, a quiet, pristine setting but only minutes from the city. With the addition of a few more amenities (another dining option perhaps) this could easily be a 6 Apple resort.