We just got back from the Alexandra and there were no non-motorized water sports (although they are advertised as being included... everywhere). There was one kayak with a missing back and no paddle and it cost $20 a day to rent just fins from Caicos Dream Tours.
So we're thinking about switching to Club Med for our next trip, but we went there when we were stranded to see if we could book a room for a few nights and the place was hot and it seemed like most things were open-air... the questions:
1) Are there bars or lounges that are air conditioned? If I am out in the hot sun all day, I like a little evening AC action.
2) I saw a pool table in open-air lobby area... any table in an air conditioned location? Anything to do at night besides eat and drink?
3) A big draw would be the Hobies, Kayaks, Snorkeling trips... is there a sign-up sheet? Is it difficult to get these items? Are the snorkel trips off the Club Med boat included? I heard some of the excursion add-ons are pricey.
4) I hate bugs... I know the rooms are old and need renovating, but as long as they are cool and bug free, I should be good to go... what do you think? Worth it or not worth it? Beaches is our second choice, but we are not bringing kids and it costs twice as much.