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Villa Caletas Hotel

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

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$90 $75
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Based on 1141 reviews
Villa Caletas a Luxury Boutique Hotel inspired by Tropical Victorian Architecture with a touch of Neo Classical influence is located on a rainforest
Room & Rates
Standard Room - Villa Caletas Hotel - 4

Standard Room

Starting from
$90 $75
Per Adult Nightly
Equipped with two twin beds. They have a garden or courtyard view and are located in the main building. They all have easy access to the public areas.

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Coffee maker
  • Internet wired access
  • Local and international calls
  • Private bathroom
  • Room service
  • Safety box
  • Hairdryer
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Standard  Deluxe Room - Villa Caletas Hotel - 3

Standard Deluxe Room

Starting from
$107 $88
Per Adult Nightly
Each spacious Deluxe Room contains one queen-size bed; guests enjoy a Pacific Ocean view and are located in the main building. They have easy access to the public areas.

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Coffee maker
  • Internet wired access
  • Local and international calls
  • Private bathroom
  • Room service
  • Safety box
  • Hairdryer
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Villas  - Villa Caletas Hotel - 5

Villas

Starting from
$122 $104
Per Adult Nightly
These Villas are slightly larger than a standard room, equipped with one queen bed, in some cases, one single sofa bed and space for a rolling bed (depending in the availability). They have a terrace with ocean view or mountain view (depending in the availability of the check in date). They are spread out through the property and may be located a number of steps away. Maximum Capacity: 4 People - 2 Adults and 2 Children or 3 Adults and 1 Child 11 years old and under

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Coffee maker
  • Internet wired access
  • Local and international calls
  • Private bathroom
  • Room service
  • Safety box
  • Hairdryer
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Junior Suite - Villa Caletas Hotel - 1

Junior Suite

Starting from
$170 $136
Per Adult Nightly
The Jr. Suites provide more space and luxury than the Villas. They are equipped with one queen bed and a small living room. They have a magnificent Pacific Ocean view from the terrace, as well as an independent Jacuzzi or Jacuzzi – bathtub for two persons. They are spread out through the property and may be located a number of steps away. Maximum Capacity: 3 People - 2 Adults and 1 Child or 3 Adults.

Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Coffee maker
  • Internet wired access
  • Local and international calls
  • Private bathroom
  • Room service
  • Safety box
  • Hairdryer
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Junior Suite Superior - Villa Caletas Hotel - 2

Junior Suite Superior

Starting from
$190 $155
Per Adult Nightly
The Jr. Suites Superior is a new version of the Jr Suite, offering elegance and style with a king size bed, big closet, sofa bed and a hot tub jacuzzi. They have a terrace with independent Jacuzzi besides a panoramic view to the Herradura bay, and along with the exuberant beauty of the surrounding secondary forest. Creating and unforgettable atmosphere. The Jr Suites Superior are located in a 8 units separate building, sharing their own swimming pool for the guest comfort. Maximum Capacity: 3 People - 2 Adults and 1 Child or 3 Adults.

Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Coffee maker
  • Internet wired access
  • Local and international calls
  • Private bathroom
  • Room service
  • Safety box
  • Hairdryer
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Villa Caletas Hotel
2 km after Punta Leona Herradura, Jaco , Costa Rica 12358-1000

Escape the heat by the deep-blue infinity - pool with an edge that creates the illusion of being one with the ocean. Surrounded by island of tropical foliage and a miniature waterfall, the pool area is a truly luxurious place to soak up the Costa Rice sun. It is considered one of the best places in Costa Rica for watching the sunset while having a cool tropical cocktail and all sorts of drinks. Ask one of the waiters for lunch by the pool! Venture down the hill from the property's perch, you will find a private beach exclusively for Villas Caletas where guests can enjoy Pelicano snack bar.


Hotel Amenities

  • 45 rooms and suites
  • Zephyr Pala - Luxury Mansion with 7 themed suites
  • Swimming pool
  • Private beach
  • Serenity Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Rainforest trais
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Tour center and concierge
  • Boutique
  • Weddings and events planners
  • Meeting rooms
  • Babysitting [on request]
  • Laundry services [on request]
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Jacuzzi

 

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Garden, mountain or ocean view
  • Coffee maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet wired access
  • Local and international calls
  • Private bathroom
  • Room service
  • Safety box

 

Restaurants and Bars
The charm and elegance of Villa Caletas Hotel is enhanced by the tempting variety of its cuisine, an irresistible combination of French and Central America recipes with fine selection of wines.
  • El MIrador Restaurant - open-air, offers the most fabulous gourmet dishes in the resort’s and full service bar.
  • El Anfiteatro Sunset Restaurant and Bar offers amazing international cuisine and regional favorites or dine in total privacy on your terrace, courtesy of Room Service. Reservations are a good idea.


BookIt.com Preferred Activities
When you are not lounging in the luxurious comfort of your accommodations, nearby Jaco and Playa Herradura have plenty of adventure opportunities from nature tours.

  • Caletas Beach
  • Caletas Horseback riding
  • Carara Biological Reserve
  • Herradura Beach
  • Jaco Beach
  • Playa Blanca, Punta Leona
  • Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos
  • Volcanoes
  • Scooter and bicycle riding
  • Seadoos, water jet-ski
  • Boating, fishing, island hopping, scuba diving or snorkeling
  • Tortuga Island

AMENITIES:
  • Luxury Resorts
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1141 reviews
from Edmonton, Canada
Submitted on 12-05-2016
Now, if you are the sort of person who likes to have a drink with the locals or take a walk beyond your hotel, Villa Caletas is NOT for YOU. It is a ***** 5 STAR PARADISE ***** perched 1000 metres above the Pacific Ocean. Every suite is luxurious and unique. Ours had a jacuzzi plus a hot tub outside! There are no corner stores or streets around. There are paths to explore but fences around the property. Don't sweat ... you won't want to escape for there is everything to tempt your palate an... Read more
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 13-05-2016
We never thought we'd stay in a place like this, as the views and accommodations were unmatched. The stay also includes a huge private beach with a small eatery (shrimp ceviche!) & endless drinks. We watched two storms roll thru as well: once while on the patio during dinner, and the other while we were on the patio in the hot tub...unreal. Employees at the front desk, concierge, and restaurant were all the nicest people. However, be aware that access to most, if not all rooms require a goo... Read more
from Walkerton, Indiana
Submitted on 13-05-2016
The food was fantastic, the view was fantabulous and the staff extremely efficient. Elyin, Miguel and Rubiel made our experience wonderful. I would recommend you pay the taxi fare to go to this one. We did not stay overnight at the resort, we just went for dinner.
from Alajuela, Costa Rica
Submitted on 18-05-2016
We were invited to witness a marriage with the sunset as background. At the new Polynesian house. Breathtakin view, seemed like a movie location. The only con of the establishment, it is not adequate for the elderly, the impaired or small children, very steep stairs and not enough elevators. All around service very good, and the different restaurants excellent.
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Unique beautiful property on top of a mountain with great views and friendly staff. I loved the privacy and views. Restaurant - very attentive. Not great . Breakfast is best . Cocktails not high end or made well. Rooms- we had a villa. Nice but AC very loud and bathtub flooded onto balcony. Little tight and narrow at places. Nice balcony- very private. Amenities- the location is amazing . If you have any physical difficulties forget this place. There are a lot of hills and steps - good to walk... Read more
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Submitted on 27-05-2016
We loved being able to sit outside and dine in the courtyard area. The best part was watching the sunset from atop the mountain. Definitely a must see and great photo op setting. Would definitely recommend this place to my friends.
from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Submitted on 30-05-2016
Complete paradise. The windy road that takes you along the ridge and to the villas is stunning. The hotel looks like it is straight out of a Restoration Hardware catalogue with stone and iron everywhere. The sunset and views from the hills are impossible to top and I don't know if there is a room with a bad view in the house. Watching the sunset with a drink in hand is the stuff dreams are made of. We were there during the off season so the place was extremely quiet. The food was expensive, bu... Read more
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Submitted on 31-05-2016
We changed our travel plans a few days prior to our travel to Costa Rica where we arrived a day early so we picked and stayed at Villa Caletas. It turns out this was the BEST hotel out of four hotels we stayed in Costa Rica. We had a beautiful view of the beach and the forest. In the morning, a monkey jumped onto our balcony and it was great watching the monkey briefly until my daughter ran up to the window and pounded the glass. You can expect what happened to the monkey and we lost the tem... Read more
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Submitted on 02-06-2016
3.5 Stars Beautiful property and amazing views. Room was very nice but extra coffee was a mini bar charge. Service throughout the resort is so/so. Mini facial at the spa was the best ever! Food at amphitheater is good but pricy. Taxi to Jaco or Herrdura is $20/each way. However, the bugs/flying insects here were outrageous! In an effort to sustain an eco friendly image the resort chooses not to use pesticides against bugs. Multiple days the pool was close to unusable because of all the bugs... Read more
from Santa Monica, California
Submitted on 13-06-2016
This hotel is ridiculous. .. ly awesome! Yes, it takes a while to get to the hotel. .. because it's on top of the hill. And because it's up there, don't expect to be next to the beach. Instead, you'll have a breathtaking view of the beach. .. from the infinity pool! One word: instagram! If you really need to get to the beach , the staff will take you to the private beach. The hotel staff was attentive and the food was good. I stuck mainly to the"local" food (fish, beans, rice and plantains) ... Read more
from Pearland, Texas
Submitted on 21-06-2016
After much research, we decided to stay here. There are so many good things that occurred, but are tangled in with some negatives too. GOOD: Secluded, friendly staff, beautiful views, cozy resort, decent food, reservation staff was very good, nice pool, hourly beach shuttle, etc. BAD: Small, expensive limited food options, secluded so it is a few miles from anything, the beach not really swimmable, jungle critter take over, not much to do onsite, from to anywhere on the resort is an hike, etc.... Read more
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Submitted on 23-06-2016
Such amazing staff at this hotel! The actual hotel is beautiful, but the staff make it even more amazing! The concierge accommodated us with a last minute request for airport shuttle pick up with only 2 hour notice and was so sweet about it. Upon arriving to the beautiful hotel, we drove up the winding mountain about 7 minutes and was welcomed with a delicious peach tea and oil infused cold towel. (5 stars for first impressions!) we were complimentary upgraded to an amazing suite with a great vi... Read more
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 25-06-2016
Beautiful, scenic location. Restaurant was delicious. Infinity pool spectacular. Spa was gloriously relaxing. And the staff was outstanding when my husband experienced a medical emergency. They got us the assistance needed, accompanied us to the clinic, rearranged transportation for the rest of our family to make it to the airport in San Jose. They remained calm and helpful in an emotionally stressful situation. Highly recommend Villa Caletas.
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Submitted on 27-06-2016
Breathtaking views of ocean. Just went to order a drink and pray that the rain would pass and it did. We left contemplating on when and if we could stay there on our next trip to CR. Beautiful drive up the mountain and easy to get to from where we were staying in Punta Leona. Hotel staff very accommodating offering us umbrellas. As we exited the cars. Ordered smoothies for the kids, drinks for adults, they had the BEST smoothies around.
from Hartford, Connecticut
Submitted on 29-06-2016
THE ROOM: We stayed in 2 different rooms, and both were amazing. One was larger inside, and one had a larger balcony. It was always hard to decide if we should go to the public areas, which are so beautiful you have people from hotels all over the place coming to see the sunset or eat at the restaurant, or sit in the privacy of our own balcony. Once we realized there was a fruit tree the toucans loved and a flower the hummingbirds loved outside our balcony, we stayed in a little more to enjoy th... Read more
from Mechelen, Belgium
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Wonderful way to end a 3 week trip through Costa Rica, enjoying rest and luxury in this hotel. Splendid hotel, magnificent views (from the room, infinity pool, bar, restaurant,...), great hotel staff, delicious food...If I have to mention one thing, it would be the price (even though we thought it was totally worth it!)
from Dominical, Costa Rica
Submitted on 02-07-2016
I first visited this restaurant last year. It is just simply breathtaking. I was with friends, and we went only for cocktails and the view. Recently, a customer was visiting Jaco, and this is where we took her for dinner. Not only was the food great and service even better, it is the view that makes this place magical. While I have not yet stayed in the hotel, this will be in the future. The grounds and buildings are par to none. Fantastic!!!!
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 02-07-2016
I've been to Villa Caletas a few times now. It never disappoints. This hotel boasts the highest views in the area - a sunset lovers dream. The food and service is wonderful! I highly recommend staying here, dining here or at least ordering a smoothie and soaking in one of the best sunsets you can find.
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Submitted on 03-07-2016
This was our second visit to Villa Caletas and it was more awesome than our first visit. In fact, we invited my sister and my parents to visit with us because we loved the property so much. No one had any complaints. We enjoyed delicious, well portioned family meals at the hotel restaurant. The staff at the hotel, beach, and restaurant were responsive and attentive, but not intrusive. My husband and I stayed in room 10 this time for 5 days, 4 nights. The room was spectacular. It was very large, ... Read more
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 05-07-2016
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay. The staff is friendly. It is very quite and relaxing. The views are fantastic. The beach set up is amazing! We really didn't want to leave. We will definitely be back in the future. The restaurant is a bit overpriced, but aside from that, it is a truly wonderful place!
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Submitted on 07-07-2016
The view is breathtaking. Great for bird watching w binoculars, saw 2 Scarlett Macaws and many unique bugs (one that looked like a roach but glows in the dark) . The infinity pool was amazing in a natural like setting w Pacific Ocean, frogs and iguanas. This place is intimate, romantic, and peaceful. I would love to go back some day and stay in a private villa like the honeymoon villa w spectacular private pool. (Also know you will be climbing stairs.)
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Submitted on 07-07-2016
Stayed here for 3 nights. Incredible views and rooms. Love the villa we stayed in and enjoyed the gym, infinity pool, and beach. The private beach area is wonderful though a little hike or truck ride away.
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Submitted on 12-07-2016
Absolutely one of the most beautiful facilities that I have ever stayed. The service and staff were superb. This place is the epitome of hospitality and graciousness. From the moment we walked in we were greeted with hot towels and tea to the last thing we left with unparalleled service. The concierge booked us into excellent safe and reputable activities in the area as well as set up transportation. The restaurant and food are excellent. They even have full service at the pool and beach includi... Read more
from Stuttgart, Germany
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Place was great, food was great, staff was friendly, private beach is awesome. Real quiet, so if you want an active place this is not it. Did not use spa but it looked top notch. Main pool is absolutely stunning.
from McKinney, Texas
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Small boutique hotel. Our travel agency booked a Jr Suite but it's done in a French style, however it was ALL very PINK. It was well appointed and comfortable, but PINK. The view is amazing. The restaurant was HIGHLY overpriced and we waited constantly for water... we paid for each bottle but it was like you're only allowed 1 or something. The service overall was ok, the food was excellent, just still overpriced. They note a hiking path to the beach but it closed at 4pm, though that was not publ... Read more
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Submitted on 20-07-2016
My husband and I stayed in a villa at Villa Caletas for 7 nights. Overall, it is a beautiful hotel and our view was jaw-dropping. The view from the restaurant and pool is amazing, too. The staff are very friendly! However, when it came to daily life in the room, the bed, though very large, was hard & uncomfortable enough to give us both back pain. The bathroom is laid out awkwardly. The hotel is at least 15 minutes up and down a fairly treacherous mountain road from the nearest restaurant. Not h... Read more
from Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Surrounded by wild life, toucans and iguanas close to our dining table, this is no ordinary hotel. Our room was breath taking, spacious, well decorated, french doors opening on to a private balcony and spa, superb views on a valley and jungle like forest, we even had spectacular lightning shows every night (this is July).... Staff was genuinely friendly and helpful, infinity pool with views on the sea, I cannot fault this hotel, probably the best hotel I've stayed in. If I could improve on som... Read more
from Washington, DC
Submitted on 25-07-2016
General thoughts: Villa Caletas is a lovely hotel with friendly and attentive staff from the front office reception to the bellmen (Henry is a superstar), restaurant and beach staff. As many have noted, the views from the hotel are spectacular, but the spectacular views come at a cost - the hotel is atop a mountain (windy, somewhat scary drive up or down) and somewhat secluded. Overall, if your goal is to have a laid-back and relaxing vacation without having to leave the grounds or you are wi... Read more
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Submitted on 25-07-2016
This hotel was amazing!!!! The views are to die for. It's like they just put a hotel smack right dab in the middle of the rainforest. We stayed in a villa room, although I'm not quite sure the difference between that and a standard deluxe (friend had a standard and they were the exact same except the entrance being more private). Beds are not that comfortable a little too firm for my liking. The service was always great and the food OMG was spectacular at every meal. Beach is nice for... Read more
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Submitted on 28-07-2016
This hotel is absolutely beautiful. The rooms are amazing. The views and infinity pool are fabulous. If you are looking for a nice beach area and a little night life this is not the place for you. Beach area is below average and you have to wait for the hourly trip by 4x4 to get to it. Also besides restaurant at night there is absolutely nada and I mean nothing to do. If your an early riser you have to wait for restaurant to open up for a great cup of Costa Rican coffee.
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 11-08-2016
Villa Caletas is absolutely beautiful and quiet.. We went for our 15th years wedding anniversary and we had an amazing experience.. We stayed in room 82 which had an amazing view. The best view!!!! also the staff is super friendly and the food is excellent.. We had our best vacation ever.. Thank you;))))
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Submitted on 12-08-2016
Not sure what to say as I have nothing but the best to say about Villa Caletas. We've been here a few times and it's always amazing. The staff, especially Geovanni the bell hop are top notch. Geovanni will carry 100 suitcases with ease and still chat with you about every and anything. Not to mention every time we saw him he stopped to talked with us. And that was how the staff was. From Dago driving us down the mountain to the beach to Randal waiting for us at the beach or Emmanuel and Evelyn in... Read more
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 13-08-2016
The place had a wonderful view. The rooms had an old feel and smell. Linens need to be upgraded. The room though is clean and I love the towel art left by the cleaning crew. Smell in the closet gave me a headache, but I found out that iWeb have to keep the air conditioner on so the smell would disappear. The rooms we got were in a lower level that is hard to walked up and down. The walk to the rooms was a bit slippery especially since it is the rainy season. The place is more for couples and you... Read more
from Venice, Florida
Submitted on 29-08-2016
My daughter and I had a wonderful escape. Beautiful view from our private patio and incredible sunsets. Service was outstanding and food was divine. The infinity pool and setting was amazing. The beach is rocky but the trip is worth it. Easy access to all of the nature trips
from San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 01-09-2016
Decided to have a surprise for my boyfriend for his birthday. I did it, this hotel is amazing and the service was awesome. We enjoyed the meals, the view, the nature. We did hiking from the hotel to the beach but we didn't got the chance to see our tree that we planted two years ago. Next visit we will be able to visit the tree. The food was awesome and the quality of it as well. Only one thing that I will mark during this review is that the plates need to be carefully reviewed. In a couple o... Read more
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Submitted on 06-09-2016
Beautiful hotel nestled in the rainforest. The hotel is located 2 miles off the roads in the mountain. Beautiful views of the rainforest, mountains and ocean. Didn't get to see the famous sunset due to overcast but truly stunning hotel. Food at hotel was much better then outside. Zip-lining and waterfall climbing very fun.
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 07-09-2016
We went to dinner at the Villa Caletas and were very pleased with the sunset views and of the amazing grounds. The copa casillero was great as was the entire desert offering. While we did not stay at the hotel, we will on the return trip. the staff was very helpful and friendly, the pool was incredible too. We cant wait to stay here.
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Submitted on 07-09-2016
I've Been at Villa Caletas many times, I am still going over every time I can. Each time is a better experience, always a nice surprise. This place is awesome. Is very easy to get there from the airport, very fast. Less than 2 hours.
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Submitted on 08-09-2016
Villa Caletas and Zephyr Palace offer beauty beyond words. The staff is simply amazing and made everything about our stay worthwhile. The views are gorgeous and the privacy of the suites made for a pleasurable experience. If you plan to travel to Costa Rica, this place is definitely worth staying.
from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Submitted on 12-09-2016
We stayed in a Jr. Suite. Large room with potential of sleeping 3 people comfortably. Parking was an issue. Also we booked a room with an ocean view with Trip Advisor but didn't have an ocean view. When asked, the hotel staff stated there was no guarantee of room with an ocean view. Restaurant was overpriced for the quality of their food and poor service, but had an amazing view of the sunset over the ocean (which you could also see from their infinity pool). Nice place, just thought a few thing... Read more
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Submitted on 18-09-2016
Villa Caletas is a total gem hidden up in the clouds! Everyone was beyond friendly and it was the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. The hotel staff was more than accommodating to us. We had an airport hiccup and had to postpone our trip for two weeks time. The day of our supposed arrival, the hotel was able to change our dates and even honored our room upgrade. We ended up in a master suite with a private infinity pool. The view was just stunning and the privacy was everything we wanted and ... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 19-09-2016
Villa Caletas and Zephyr Palace are by far one of the most luxurious properties in Costa Rica. I participated in a FAM trip and had the privilege of touring some of Zephyr Palace's unique suites. Each one is different and offer unmatched amenities--from private jacuzzis to in-room gyms and spas. The food was exquisite, and the sunset view over the ocean was breathtaking. The owner is very friendly and the entire property is extremely inclusive and welcoming.
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