We thought this was the perfect location as it's right on the beach, with restaurants and bars in walking distance, just a short distance outside of the city where there's a lot of small town hustle and bustle.
Mike and Laura are wonderful hosts! They offered to arrange for golf cart rental and pick up at the airport or a taxi ride. We like to walk and ride bikes so we decided to save money and not rent a golf cart. Although, when going out at night with our friends across town, it was sure nice to have a ride in their cart. We did some bar-hopping and had a ball. It was nice not to have to walk.
Our Villa was beautiful and clean, exactly like the pictures! The roof deck is awesome, I took a nap up there! We made friends with the other guests in the building. It was social but, very mellow, just what we hoped for!
Our favorite places to eat were the Tipsy Grill, just a little Shack down the road but, you must try their stewed chicken, it was the best on the island that we experienced. And the Mayan fish at the Dive Bar was to die for. The best drinks are also at the Dive Bar as you get full size glasses. Some bars we went to, the prices were the same but, the drinks were served in small plastic cups. We also recommend Elvi's kitchen for dinner, one of our most delicious and memorable meals.
One thing no one mentioned in advance....the sand fleas! I highly recommend wearing insect repellent most of the time as we came home with our legs all bitten up from the first two nights on the island. Fyi, A lot of the restaurants have sand floors.