This was my second visit to Sunset House -- same week, two years earlier -- Presidents' Week up here. This time my husband and I traveled with another couple. Last time I went solo. It had been a perfect trip for a solo vacation. Felt completely safe all the time. I would walk into town in the afternoons and walk back before dark. This time I saw more of the island! But I could have happily stayed right at the hotel all week. The food is great -- if you order the local choices. The diving was wonderful (except for one pretty hairy, strong current dive). The natural swimming pool was delightful. Cathy Church was gracious and friendly, and we got two 8x10 prints, booking through Caradonna (ask for Doris!). I'd definitely go back. It's also a really easy flight.
I took away from the best rating only because the place really could use a little sprucing up, though as dive hotels go it's luxurious. Also, breakfasts are pretty dreary and boring (though the staff is wonderful). But it's a great value for the money. Very, very different from 7-Mile Beach!