My boyfriend and I chose Moana on a whim and we were beyond pleased. We stayed in a deluxe room which I highly recommend. They are decorated beautifully, have great A/C and are very clean. The property is beautiful- it is built into a mountain so there are a lot of stairs but the benefit are the incredible views. We were there in August so the restaurant was only open for breakfast. The food was great but I would have loved the restaurant to be open for dinner at least 1-2 nights because I'm sure it's delicious. BUT, there are so many places to eat in Mal Pais and Santa Teresa that it got us exploring the town more which we really loved.
The staff is wonderful! We adored Bruno. My biggest suggestion is to ask him for recommendations they are all super helpful. This hotel is right across the street from the beach (as are most of the hotels). It is a few minutes away from town so I would recommend renting an ATV for a day or two to get around. We also rented bikes for a day as well. Moana also has taxis they use and can easily call you one to get around if need be. Overall great experience, I highly recommend!