From the exterior the Seagate is almost the stereotypical America beach resort hotel (from our European eyes anyhow); a huge white-wash building taking up an entire block adorned with striped blue and white awnings and flanked by palm trees which risk outgrowing the hotel. Upon entering the hotel's lobby there's no doubting what will first grab your attention: a couple of huge aquariums in the middle of the hall with various species of fish happily swimming around. There are other hints at the hotel's ocean location with oyster-like light shades, vases filled with shells and beautiful examples of coral displayed on ornamental stands. To one side of the fish tanks is a seating area featuring angular-armed soft chairs around coffee tables with the concierge desk at the end of the space. Over to the other side is a central occasional table with a tall vase of flowers as well as the marble framed reception desk behind which is a scaly backdrop. Also behind the welcome desk is an army of superb receptionists who are at once charming, professional and efficient.
In terms of wellness and fitness facilities, you couldn't ask for more. The hotel boasts both a top-of-the-range gym with both cardio and weights machines as well as a full-service spa. This latter, which measures 8,000ft², houses seven treatment rooms, including one for couples and one with Vichy shower. Skin care services, body treatments, therapeutic massages, enhancements, nail services and waxing are all available with Elemis products being used throughout. Several packages are available too while there is also a yoga studio which holds classes. The space as a whole is beautifully kept and appointed with orchids, ambient candles and a relaxation area with beverages. The fitness centre, which is equipped with towels, water and fruit, has a pool view and personal fitness classes are available on request. Just outside from the spa and gym is the hotel's outdoor swimming pool which is nicely secluded and surrounded by sun loungers and parasols.
Perhaps the biggest pull of the Seagate is its chic beach club situated right on the shore. Spread over two levels, it offers both casual and fine dining (see 'Food and Drink') as well as full pool and beach services. Not only does it have an outdoor swimming pool (with guards on hand) suitable for small kids but there are male and female locker rooms complete with shower facilities as well as water sports activities and complimentary wifi. Guests can get towels from the clubhouse and then set themselves down on the parasol-shaded loungers laid out on the sand while a member of staff takes care of their drinks order - what more could you possibly wish for? Well, a cabana, which are also available for rental!
The hotel as a whole is in tip-top condition and is clean and tidy and quite honestly a pleasure to walk around. Access to the rooms is quick and simple and there are a couple of elevators to get you there. The hotel offers complimentary wifi throughout the property as well as a secure valet parking service. A gift shop is located in the hotel's lobby which sells beach wear and toys, souvenirs, bath products and local food and drink. p>