I was horrified.

It was right there on the floor of the bathroom.  I fought back the screams and insisted the resort send someone immediately to remove it.

And quickly before my wife saw it.

I brought my wife to El Dorado Casitas Royale for the romance, the lavish attention, the pampering and the delicious choices available on a Gourmet Inclusive vacation.

Not to stand on a complimentary bathroom scale.

Rid of the offensive scale, we enjoyed my favorite Swim Up Casita Suite.  I’m not sure exactly what Egyptian cotton linen is but I like the way it feels on my King size mattress.  There’s actually a pillow menu too.

The air conditioned room is cool for other reasons.   Picture a desk, CD player, DVD player, in-room safe, a refrigerator stocked with beer, soda pop and juices plus a coffee/tea maker.

I can slip on the complimentary bathrobe, perch on the balcony with my complimentary newspaper, and sip coffee with a view of the ocean.

The bathroom has a combination shower and tub.  Couples will appreciate the double sink, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries.  A great feature of this suite is the second bathroom.

Just remember that pay for play movies cost extra and so does the Wireless Internet Access.   You probably don’t need the movies but the internet access is really convenient.   Don’t forget the room has cable tv hooked up to the flat-panel television.

You will not make friends with my wife and me doing aerobics, riding bicycles, or hiking.   We tend to make friends lazing around one of the 13 pools, drifting down the lazy river or comparing notes about the famous “couples massage”.

We are big fans of El Dorado Royale Casitas in large part to the awesome food at the restaurants.    Check with the chefs or staff for availability of dishes during your visit.

Remember there are no reservations required at any restaurant.  But do not forget about the “casual elegance” dress code in place.  Long pants or dress shorts for men and don’t even think about being seated for dinner in beach sandals or sleeveless shirts.

The El Dorado Royale Casitas is one of the single most romantic places on earth.   On a romance scale of 1-10, it’s at least a 50!

And trust me, that’s the only scale you want in your room.