We had a studio junior suite in the high rise tower. Being used to beautiful Mexican resorts, we were a little suspect when we checked in. RCI members do not get any special treatment or upgrades like we do in Mexico. That said, however, we were very pleasantly surprised. Our rooms were really nice with a complete kitchen, washer and dryer. The bathroom was pretty nice with a large walk-in shower and separate garden tub. My only complaint was that the toilet didn't flush as well as it should have. It might just be an island issue as well. Water pressure in the shower was great. The beach was beautiful with no seaweed. One negative about the beach is regarding how chairs are reserved. There was a large group of Brooklynites who would save 10 or so thatched cabanas. They would put their belongings on the cabanas at dawn and then never use them. There is a system where you have to be at the beach hut at 7:00 AM to get chaises, but somehow, that doesn't necessarily apply to this group of people. They got chaises, etc. and didn't come down to the beach until later in the morning. Since this is not an all inclusive resort, there wasn't any food or drink service on the beach, so we were able to bring our own with us. The beach/pool bar was our go to place for lunch everyday. The food was good but Walter and Rezqua were awesome servers. Happy hour is daily from 4-6 PM. There is a small gift/food market in the hotel. It is my understanding that it is not part of the Divi, but is leased space. The woman who runs it, is very rude. I had to purchase bandaids and returned them because they wouldn't adhere. She told me I opened them wrong. She wouldn't return my money, I had to find something else in the store that would equal what I spent. There is a little market down the street that is much better and the people were very nice. All in all, it was a great place to stay and I would definitely consider the Divi Phoenix Beach Villas again.