Perfect for relaxation, very remote
Posted Mar 28, 2017
This is a hotel within lush tropical grounds of great natural beauty. There are birds chirping, no TV so it's perfect for a relaxed holiday.
Check-in process was quite seamless and effort free. The welcoming drink was a nice touch. Staff in this hotel is pleasant.
Accommodation is 20 or so individual villas with character. Great coffee in rooms (not instant!).
The beach was great. You can do snorkeling on-site. The hotel offers free kayak boats.
With the exception of the kayak boats, this hotel goes the extra mile of charging you for everything. This includes Yoga – priced at $16.50, a free activity in every other hotel I have ever been.
Since this is a very remote location, prepare to pay restaurant bills 50-100% higher than in London/New York.
The food was generally bland, though well presented. Take a taxi and go somewhere outside the hotel to experience some local food.
There is also a lot of bureaucracy to deal with - you will have to get a voucher for beach towels, to book at the restaurant, to fill-in and submit minibar forms. At breakfast, you have to sign checks for US$0.00.
Breakfast is basic. There were some great natural juices, though.
Organized trips were ok, I enjoyed the “Land and Sea” trip but trips, are also quite expensive. Contact local companies and use them, they will pick you from the hotel, you’ll pay less, and probably have a better day.
Overall, perfect for relaxation, very remote; not so good if you are a foodie who likes variety or reasonable price