For starters, our room was nothing like those shown on Booking.com or Pura Vida’s own website. No sign of the wood floors, elegant furniture or views of the turquoise Caribbean. Our room was much more functional but totally adequate with a good sized bathroom, decent air con and best of all a well equipped full kitchen. After a week eating jerk chicken it was great to be able to cook our own meal.
But as others have said, what makes the place is the host Richard - a genuinely friendly and charming guy. He was interesting to talk to, full of good advice on food, driving etc and even took us down to Luminous Lagoon, waited while we did the boat trip, and took us back to Pura Vida.