Family vacation - excellent choice A review of Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort
Drove down to Florida for family vacation and 2 night stop at RonJon Resort with another family of 4 before leaving on 4 nite RCCL cruise. We shared a Two Bedroom Standard Villa and lucked out by getting a villa on first floor facing the pools and hot tubs and next to the mini RonJon Surf Shop (it was not noisy - more of a convenience store open until 7pm not the "Surf Shop" which is located on Cocoa Beach 10 min drive away).It was quite spacious and with 4 adults and 4 children (one is 7 and the rest are teens) - we never felt cramped or crowded. Open floor plan so kitchen dining and family room area feels spacious. Ceiling fans everywhere, master bedroom is HUGE with a nice jacuzzi tub and seperate shower in bathroom. Second bedroom had 2 double beds - alittle small for 4 people and a bath with shower also alittle small. Had dishwasher, washer and dryer, microwave, coffee maker, etc and provide you with laundry and dish detergent packets, etc. Nice touch. Missing was shampoo and hair dryer - but otherwise perfect.We had access to the pool thru our patio area (there are two gates to go through for privacy). Weather was perfect, pools and lazy man river were excellent. Kids said the water slide and kids water splash area were fun. Indoor kid playground was awesome. Theater is great and gameroom is very large. Mini golf is very tropical and lush and spread out among different areas of the outside of the resort. They had an outdoor tiki hut for drinks and some food. We mostly brought drinks from our room though.We ate all meals in the villa except for dinner the first night in their restaurant. For family of 4 it was only $65 with drinks and meals plus 20% tip - so I didn't think it was overpriced!? I guess if you had appetizers and dessert - it could add up a bit. There was also a small bar inside - they had a large TV screen and background music but it looked pretty empty after 10pm.We explored most of the resort too and found that there was NO ONE using their gym. The equipment looks brand new and they had some nice treadmills too and televisions suspended on the walls/ceilings. They also provide massage therapy upon request - though the pricing seemed a bit high to me.THere were golf carts to shuttle you around to the beach area (very beautiful - but there are no boardwalks with shops or restaurants here) - you need to catch the beach trolley to Cocoa Beach about 10 min trolley ride $1 per person - which now is a bit of a hike from the Resort (they used to have a pick up location outside the entrance - maybe they have that only in season??). I found one taxi company which was VERY good and inexpensive 321-354-TAXI (I think??) - only cost $16.00 for all 8 of us to get to the cruise terminal and leave our cars at the Resort. Much cheaper than the "shuttle" they suggest. However, coming BACK from the terminal - cost a small fortune of $40 (not the same taxi company). So beware - they will get you somehow - haha. We came back to the resort and our cars were in perfect order. Very safe environment. The front desk was very friendly and helpful. (Note: saw many people getting tours for their timesharing and alot of folks bought into it - don't know what the price is - I like to check out different places - so not interested in that sort of thing). And they NEVER approached me for timesharing tours which was great - since I just wanted to rent for a couple of nights. All in all - EXCELLENT vacation and EXCELLENT way to start it off at the RonJon Resort..