I will be glad to take this one ...
To me this is very simple .. while I am not throwing out "street cred" here or anything like that, (although if you ask anyone like KellyG or Mills I/we have plenty from I/other buddy "jagerboys days" just a few years back in where we got out of hand with drinking and getting to know a majority of the island and employees) ... from a visitors standpoint, I know this island better then I know my own town.
There are a few people on the island that "operate" under different outlook and views -- basically, they dont care all that much about their customers/clients -- or you could say, the real people that pay their bills. Then there are some that truly cater to and treat their guests as friends and as human beings ... and it shows in the way they operate.
The hotels to me is very simple.... I have found, in its 2 years of operation that the PIB resort is hands down in a class of its own. From the owner, all the way down to the bouncer at the door checking ID's at the pool bar. Their pool bar is by far the best on the island in terms of overall experience. While their may be a "new one" that looks awfully good from the outside, .... well, lets just put it this way, everytime I walk by the place, people are packed in and it looks like BG is holding football tryouts in there -- it is overrun with dudes. The "other island" pool bar seems to get worse year after year ... dirty dirty dirty and the "scenery" is not all that great either.
From what I have found, PIB resort is by far the best on the island ..so good in fact, that I was considering heading over on Saturday of x-mas JUST for the pool bar atmosphere during the day. (I have opted to stay away from xmas this year because it gets way to crowded with the wrong type of people in my opinion - * see brandon fom boathouse getting stabbed 2 years ago!) but I have decided I cant do it because of time -- but the ONLY reason I was considering going was because of this pool bar.
Also check out the commodore and edgewater as well, as the same guy owns this as well. I have not stayed there but once, but can tell you you will enjoy it.
Hope this helps and I cant stress enough how great I feel PIB resort is .. in fact, put it this way, I had a best friend in town from Tampa where I live in the winter, and he said, and I quote ... "This is unf**king beleivable .. I would never think I was in ohio" ( and keep in mind he is dating the head Buccaneers cheerleader and there is not alot of UGLY women in Tampa either as well as a pretty much perfect atmosphere -- so this speaks volumes!!!!