We can speak only for the one-bedroom-apartments, which we had the sad opportunity to experience almost all. Whether it is a construction/condensation problem or a problem of water damage through the roof, it is evident that all the ceilings are cracked and a definite scent of mold is omni-present. In some areas traces of black mold are visible, as well as the results of the digging works of termites, which like moist and tender wood and by now must have infested these buildings. The bed-sheets feel damp. Result: we both got a heavy and painful cough and general state of lethargy that just didn't want to heal, until after 4 weeks we decided to try another resort. We both quickly recovered. As we had paid 6 weeks in advance in Olivia we asked the management for another apartment. It lasted 5 days (5 days extra expenses in another resort) till, after numerous requests we were finally presented with three other apartments, two of which were even worse than the one we got before. We decided to try the third one, although it had cracks in the ceiling big enough to put your finger through. But it didn't 'smell' too bad. We kept all windows as well as the front door wide open. After two hours it became obvious that we could not sleep in this wobbly, damp and itchy bed, as we both started to cough heavily again. We decided to 'sleep' outside on the floor for the rest of the day. It is my opinion that these building are not fit for renting and that the owner, whom we never saw during our stay, should start getting concerned. I need to add that the appearance of the resort is clean and modern, that there is a really nice pool area, that the personnel is quite friendly, that there is a 3.5% surcharge on credit card payments (not limited - e.g. on a 1.000$ payment you are charged with 35$ 'bank-expenses' - otherwise you must pay cash) and that the area is infested with little, ferociously biting ants, than can give you a bad wake-up in the morning or a run for your life when lying on a lounge-seat near the pool.
Couples - Dec 11, 2016