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Lagunamar Large Pool Still Closed

Discussion in 'Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood)' started by Sea Six, Oct 16, 2018.

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    heading there Monday--my first time there--am using restricted points due to having to cancel 18 months ago for medical emergency. Is the water rough? Warm? Looks not busy--I have never done anything to merge SPG and Marriott==due to only owning Harborside but wonder any benefits for being Platinum Elite? Hoping for a good view especially since looks pretty empty. Wonder how internet is?
     
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    Internet is good. Ocean can be rough but definitely swimmable and enjoyable where designated at the yellow flags.Water is warm and a gorgeous blue. Views are amazing. We were in bldg 2 high floor last trip and loved it.
     
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    Hard to beat the location, right across the La Isla mall and the Interactive aquarium
    lagunamar la isla mall.JPG
     
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    0F609335-178F-4BAE-B693-C994BB0F1270.jpeg DC030B99-931C-4157-BADB-735CBA3A16B2.jpeg C02613A0-E210-49B5-86A2-873B9DA85696.jpeg Happy to report that as of today (10/18) the resurfacing is done and they are starting to refill the pool. I'm curious to see how long it takes to fill this monster, but I can see the level rise just over the last 3 hours or so.
     
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    your mere presence seems to have helped :)
     
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    Notice the workers in the first photo are now in charge of watching the water rise. You can also tell by the sky that Mother Nature is about to provide some water!
     
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    if they give me a drink i can do that. But i am happy it will be done before we get there.
     
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    They took down all the fencing around the pool today, but they need to start putting all the lounges back on the deck. I also think there will be some delays until the water chemistry is correct. Probably some permits and paperwork need to be done before we can get in there.
     
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    Great news!! Hopefully will be able to use!--arrive Monday-thru Saturday--on the aerial photo of hotel what is the hotel to the right of Lagunamar?
     
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    all contiguous buildings are part of Lagunamar. |To the right of Lagunamar is Live Aqua
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    We got rained out today, but I can't believe how much fun we are having at Steak Night, with Mayan Night, Mexican Fiesta, and Fire Up The Grill on the agenda. This place is AWESOME! More restaurants and pools to pick from at Harborside, but the prices there are INSANE!
     
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    That's me up in building 600, sixth floor, room 5. Close to everything. We love it.
     
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    Thanks--I thought area to right as you face water was a different resort~don't plan to leave resort much except maybe to mall area--sounds like good restaurant options--
     
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    we stayed in building 6 and we loved it. close to everything, still gorgeous views. We are going to try something closer to the water now. The resort is rather compact so i cannot foresee a big problem the extra distance to the reception, shop etc.
     
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    We were in building 2 last year - too much walking around to get to the lobby / restaurant / exit areas. My wife had a knee replaced 3 months ago, so we're going for CLOSE! (Especially since we're using the upper pool)

    On another note - someone turned off the hose! The water level in the main pool is exactly where it was yesterday. This is going to take a while.
     
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    Who are you using for transportation? I got an email from hotel saying they could provide it and was $60 for two people--which is fine but it is not with them but with another company--The One--others used them or not--any info would be helpful--my flight and that of my DIL are really close coming in but she is leaving a day earlier. Also 3 hours needed for departure to make flight? Sounds like St John where they don't let you on plane if you aren't there 2 hours before.
    Hope that pool starts getting filled again!
     
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    We use USA transfers. They are top notch and provide a private van. You can reserve on line and pay when you get there.
     
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    We have also used USA Transfers in Cancun and concur they are excellent!
     
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    Another vote for USA Transfers, but they will also want to pick you up three hours before departure. The only other option is to take a taxi back to the airport, which is possible and relatively cheap.
     
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    We have used both services...The One and USA Transfers. We would highly recommend either, they are excellent.

    Westin Lagunmar is one of the our favorite vacation locations anywhere.
     
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    Pool update Saturday 10/20: They turned the hose back on last night. Pool is about 2/3 full now.
     
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    Under no circumstance let them turn it off until it is full. We count on you!
     
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    They are still saying they will open Monday 10/22. There is still "crime scene tape" around the pool, but they started putting the lounges back on deck today.
     
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    When you go to Happy Hour at 3:00, find out where Wiliam "Free Willy" is. Your $4.00 margarita will be 50% tequilla. AWESOME!
     
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    What sort of margarita contains rum?
     

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