"Beautiful, but lookout for unexpected $urpri$e$"
We stayed in a 2 BR 1.5 bath villa. BRs upstairs, full kitchen and sitting room downstairs, outside deck, great water views. The facility was VERY well maintained, and everything was basically clean and up-to-date.
Watch out areas: 1) Space: Overall, there's plenty of room in the villa, but the bedrooms themselves are just too small. The closet is tiny, the nightstands are fully consumed by the lamps and phone and alarm clock, and you end up tripping over yourself. We were only there 4 days, with carry-on bags, and it was cramped.
2) Resort Fees: They have a supplemental resort fee, which really ought to be built in to the room rate in order for the cost comparisons one inevitably makes in selecting a far-away vacation spot to be logical. On top of that, they made a big point at check of taking a +$200 / day hold on your credit card for your "incidentals". I guess every hotel takes some kind of a hold for incidentals, but the amount struck me as 'over the top', at least given my plans for using their restaurants and services. 3) Third, and most aggravating to me on the cost side, was the way they implemented "no tipping" for their restaurants. They simply add 18% to the bill as a gratuity, then invite you to add more when you sign the check. On at least one occasion, this resulted in my giving an 18% tip on a $65 lunch bill where I was completely dissatisfied with the service, and wouldn't have tipped at all. All-in-all, I guess I'd say that I prefer the concept of tipping for meal service in the "normal" American way, where the waiters understand that their income is dependent on giving good service.
4) Fourth: After check-in, it was difficult to find our villa. The receptionist showed me a map and pointed the general direction, but it was at least half a mile, with four turns, and the street / porch lighting was insufficient to easily find your way. They should have provided an escort for a 10 pm check-in. Good luck if it's raining!
After all that you're probably surprised that I recommend this place. Sorry if I've confused you, but it's really a great place. Now that I know what to expect, I'll just recalibrate the price upward by about 25 or35% and I'm pretty sure I'll go back.
BobSimplicity from Pennsylvania, USA