Beachfront life will seem raucous after a few hours at this tranquil, out-of-the-way country retreat. It's an architectural tour de force: almost every surface is rendered in glorious dark pink tadelakt, and each individually designed room is guarded by ogre-size wooden doors. Most rooms occupy either two levels or multiple rooms, and are intended specifically for families or two couples. The sunken fireplace area brings added coziness to cool winter nights, and the pool
and gardens are a perfect antidote to sultry summer afternoons.