Trip Report From First Timer

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  1. westtexas

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    Been home a day, so time to give our opinion of our experience at GP as first timers.
    We are long time members of TTR, not happy with the price increase.
    Arrival was amazing, they checked us in in 5 mins. No pressure to buy a timeshare or anything.
    Food was good overall , some of the best steaks I've had.
    Room service was cool, til 4 am. But the fact they cooked real food til 4 am was what we loved. Fajitas at 1 am after drinking was great!!
    Pool, not great, got in once. Too cold and no bar for service.
    Beach was amazing. Spent whole time there. Have a beach bar that is not too busy.
    Service was slow at the bar near the pool. Hardly went there.
    Activities by the staff, well, sucked ass. Been to a lot of resorts, worst anywhere.
    The indoor bar, sixties bar, was badass. But they kill the fun by having karaoke or bingo every night at 11.
    Summary is we had a great time, would go back, but only as a laid back trip. We own a massive bar so sometimes we just want to chill. We met several TTR people while there. Topless? Yes everyday at the beach. Wore the same tiny sheer bikini at TTR, wore the same dresses at ttr. Never had anyone say anything to us besides compliments. But then again, that is the smart move lol!! StAyed a week, so anyone with questions feel free to ask!!!
     
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  2. Donna & Tim

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    Great review short sweet and to the point, thanks

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    Bingo at 11 pm! Wow! Thanks for the review. Headed down in three weeks. Hope the pool water is warmer!
     
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    Hot Tub at night? Were headed down in 3 weeks.
     
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    Yes, actual bingo. Not sexy bingo or naked bingo or tequila bingo etc. and yes, promptly at 11. Kareoke was worse honestly. Prob with the pool is no bar and zero music.
     
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    Hot tub was somewhat warmish, but the wind was too much. very few outside at night, mainly to due with the weather though. It is quite large, prob 30 person at least. But once again, no music and have to get out for service. But at least they have one and It is an option!!!!!
     
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    Great review! We are going (our 1st trip to GP ever) in a few weeks. Kinda bummed that there's no pool bar and even more disappointed that there are no theme nights. Was there a foam party? How about nightly entertainment/performers - anything good? Is there kayaking or other non-motorized water activities?
     
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    No foam party. No music. They did have some live music a couple of days at the pool, similar music to what is played in elevators. Did forget they have a very nice performance auditorium, we only went in and looked at it. Never saw a show though. I don't think they have water stuff because of the massive waves near the beach.
     
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    Assume you have never been to GOS or the TTR comparable GOV a few years ago? But if you have how would you compare the fun factor?
     
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    Actually goin to sens in may to try it out. We had fun, did not go with a group, met plenty of great people. We would def go back.
     
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    I can't imagine anyone complaining about seeing you in anything. ;)
     
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    Also, no comparison, the beach at GP is amazing. I posted a couple of pics from the beach, sand was amazing. Will go back btw.
     
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    We also just returned after spending a week(3/10-3/17) and I can pretty much agree with your review but we used this as a laid back trip so the lack of "activities" wasn't a big deal. The water was fine in the pool and tequila water volleyball was the big draw. We had a blast with that. The wait staff in the pool area was slow but the girls did their best. There just wasn't enough staff at the pool or beach area to sufficiently serve the people. We had a waitress called Mariana and she was awesome but overworked because how many people she had to cover. Now to the last complaint. The topless stuff just never happened! It was nonexistent at the pool area. I think no woman wanted to be the first one to do it! As for the beach, we saw 1 person once during the whole week. We did see a mankini though, that was a bit funny! All in all we had a good time but I think you need the right people or group to make the fun you want. We did meet a lot of nice people that will be lifelong friends.
     
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    I think just having music playing at the pool would have helped the vibe a lot. We had our speaker everyday listening to music. Oh, and the included wifi was a bonus and for two devices. The topless thing is not really important to us. I rarely go topless anywhere but the beach. My top comes off there whether the only one or not. Since nonpool bar, that tiki bar stays packed. Seriously understaffed. But as you, we went looking for a chill trip and it delivered.
     
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    Sounds like the beach is the place to be. Is there an issue getting seats, be out there by a certain time etc?
     
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    Nope, plenty of chairs. We r not early risers btw. We usually did not go to beach until after lunch and never had any issues with chairs. Also plenty at pool.