Three acres of palm tree–studded tropical gardens and a trio of saltwater lagoon pools are the highlights at this low-key, family-friendly complex on Pallarenda Beach. There's also a tennis court, BBQs, a poolside bar, and an array of accommodations, from motel rooms and revamped "suites" to no-frills family apartments. Simple cane furniture and tropical color schemes brighten otherwise undistinguished rooms; all are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans, insect screens,
free cable TV channels, Internet access (for a fee), and roomy balconies. Seagulls restaurant, popular with locals, has a seafood-heavy menu and pricey breakfast spread. It's about a 10-minute walk from The Strand, farther still from the city center.