My family and I currently have POR booked for 7 nights beginning at the end of April. A careful read of many reviews indicates that while the resort is beautiful and peaceful, issues with wear, bed comfort and thin walls are being repeatedly raised by people who have stayed there. My husband and I are torn on keeping our reservation as is. The MYW package we've booked is expensive- particularly when the currency exchange is factored in. We want to get value for money.
So, we've thought of some alternative options. One of them is an upgrade to AKL (standard) for the same amount of nights. This will add approximately $1k to the cost of our trip (in our currency). We are prepared to live with a standard room view in exchange for a better hotel experience and to keep us in the bubble. WL is not available during our dates.
The second option is to shorten our stay by one day and upgrade to a pool view room at the AKL (will add $750). We can use reward points to stay at the Waldorf Astoria or Hilton Bonnet Creek on the 7th night.
Finally, the third option is to back to the drawing board and stay at the AKL Savannah, Contemporary or Beach Club Villas for 5 night (comes out close to same price as original vacation) and then use points to stay elsewhere.
This is a first world problem, I know, but I'd be very grateful for your thoughts and input. All my best, K