Location is fantastic - easy bike ride to town, walking distance to a handful of restaurants/bars, quick access to the lagoon and boat access. We rented a car, but probably not necessary if you're the walking type. Still, just far enough off the beaten path, very quiet and private feel. As an added bonus, this is one of the only 1st floor units with ocean views, units further down will have mangrove views instead. For swimmers, water on the ocean side is calm, shallow, and very clear, with walk-in water access off the pier. Lots of sea-grass, the floor is more muddy than sandy the closer you get to the mangroves. Small, sandy beach is great for gaming (we played bocce every evening), but doesn't provide great water access. If beaches are a priority, you're within easy riding/walking distance, beaches are great on the Tuna/Barefoot side, although the water on this side was much calmer. If you're looking to lay out the pier is ideal, surrounded on all sides by still waters, with great sunrise and sunset views.
The unit itself is very clean, comfortable, and well equipped. Loads of porch space, we spent much more time out on the porch/patio and down at the pier than in side. Management is on site and goes out of their way to make this a trouble free stay. Any (minor) issues we had were quickly addressed, Jack and Mary have been great, very friendly and helpful. Also really enjoyed our snorkeling/fishing trip with Alfred, if you're looking to get out on the water he's a great resource. Even Star and Tiger, Sunset's dog and cat mascots, were great! Wife thought about bringing them home with us, before deciding our furry companions at home might get jealous. We traveled with 4 adults, but believe this would be a perfect place for kiddos as well. Overall, had an excellent stay, we’ll be back as soon as we can, and would definitely recommend staying here if you’re coming to Placencia.