First of all, there is no Hotel La Marina. Cab driver never heard of it. Hotel Carayou is the real name of this resort, but read on. You must give this name (Carayou) and check in at this location. Once there at Carayou insist on Hotel La Marina booking. Not knowing this (who would?) we were instead provided with a substandard room at the resort which we immediately refused noting that it did not include the promised kitchenette. We were then told (and only then) that they had made an error and that we would get the correct room in the nonexistent Hotel La Marina, but not until the next day as they had overbooked or something. The next day we were provided with the correct room in a building on the site secretly named La Marina. That name can only be found on the individual room doors that include the actual room number. All site signs have a different name for this building. This room was as promised and we were very satisfied from that point on.
The resort is mostly filled with guests from France who have selected an all inclusive package with meals included. They are provided with an arm band identifying them as such. As a guest in the nonexistent Hotel La Marina you may use all of the resorts facilities excepting that you must pay for meals if you choose the site restaurant. While walking about the surrounding area we discovered only four Americans. We had a great time here and fault no one for speaking French. We muddled through.
Pros: The hotel has an excellent location within walking distance of other public beaches and dozens of restaurants and shops.
Cons: There is no Hotel La Marina and this naming nonsense should be corrected.
Location: Be sure to try the public beach in front of the abandoned hotel next along the coast and within walking distance. White sand, palm trees, clean water