Mavi Surf Hotel has rave reviews for a good reason! We loved this place. Proprietors Barbara and Max couldn't be more lovely and helpful people. They gave us advice on everything from where to eat to which places were best to visit and at what times. The hotel has an unmatched charm, painted in an array of beautiful colours and with beautiful little ornamental touches. Everything is so pretty and tidy. And even though it's a quick walk to the beach, it's a big plus to have the gorgeous swimming pool right outside your door for quick or long dips. The rooms are spacious and the king size bed is huge! We were two friends traveling together so we opted to also use the pull out sofa, which is basically like a futon. I found it perfectly comfortable but my friend found it a bit firm so you might want to keep this in mind if you are also traveling with a friend and using separate beds. Last but not least, the breakfast just may be one of the best breakfasts I've had anywhere - a delicious big bowl of fresh tropical fruit, scrambled eggs, homemade panckakes, yogurt and an assortment of small cakes. Truly satisfying and a great way to start the day. I'm hoping to return with my family someday. There is so much to do in the Dominical area and we didn't get to all of it this time. Overall, my friend and I couldn't have asked for better in staying at Mavi. We consider ourselves very lucky to have found this wonderful hotel.