With an understated sense of tropical sophistication, this small inn has thrived over the years. The carpeted rooms have French doors, vertical blinds, tiled bathrooms with hardwood counters, and two joined single beds. Each room has its own tiled veranda with a Persian rug and bamboo sitting chairs. About half of the rooms have air-conditioning. Although there's a ceiling fan over each bed, the non-air-conditioned rooms could use a bit more ventilation. The combination bar/lounge and dining room features even more Persian-style rugs and wicker furniture. Most memorable of all are the hotel's sunken pool and lush gardens, both of which are built into a crevice in the ancient coral reef that underlies this entire region -- which leads to good bird-watching.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010