If you're looking for a resort, and are used to all inclusive, don't go there! But if you like a little more privacey, and don't need cable TV, and room service, this is the spot....My girlfriend and I, went 2 years in a row, we very much enjoy the low key, funkiness of West End, and the cabins at Lost paradise.
The rooms are very clean, AC, small fridge, good showers and toilets, it's a tiny bit dated in interior design, but it is one of the first resorts on the island: kind of like tropical, meets The Ponderosa, with the wood paneled walls, and the light fixtures. We stayed in Pieces right on the water, with a private dock with small Cabana at the end to enjoy the Sunset, with a beer, or a Rum Punch. We made our own, as there is no bar at Lost Paradise.
On Saturdays, the bar down the way makes a little racket, but it stops promptly at 12:00 Midnite, there are many great little spot to eat down the way, one of our dinner spluges was the Argentine place that makes great steak, and sea food. The trick is learning the schedules at these various restaurants, because it's Island time, and a bit more laid back then West Bay.
Santiago (there are 3 of them) are very helpful, and very honest. A good family., and they will pick you up, and take you to the Airport, at no charge.
So, go, have a good time, tell Santiago Jose from San Fancisco said "Hello"
Next stop for us, is Peru!
Joe Perrault, San Francisco ca.