We had been to Sonaisali several years ago and were very much looking forward to going back to see how it had changed under DoubleTree by Hilton.
The resort itself is basically the same in layout but everything was just more modern now. We had a lovely bure which was very spacious had everything we needed - tea & coffee making facilities, fridge for our own drinks, USB points to watch our own shows.
We found the dining options very adequate for a 1-week stay. The breakfast buffet was more than adequate and plenty to choose from to keep you going all day. For dinner you can choose between a la carte in the main restaurant, a la carte at Tuva if you want to dine on the beach, casual dining (e.g. pizzas) in the restaurant, buffet in the main restaurant or room service. As we didn't have lunch I can't comment on what was on offer. Prices for cocktails were much the same as here in Australia and beers were perhaps a little more expensive but that is to be expected at a resort anywhere you go.
From a fitness side, the tennis courts and gym were both great and hardly used by anyone so never a problem there.
You could see every day we were there that they were adding little touches to the resort - table service around the pool in the afternoon for drinks and food, hammocks appearing along the beach which were perfect to watch the sunset from. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful everywhere around the resort.
I really hope that we will be back to visit soon.