A complete makeover in 2009 turned this small, diver-friendly hangout into a real gem. The setting is ideal, with a quiet boatyard on one side and a private business on the other. The small property feels secluded, almost like a home, which is how guests who return several times a year tend to feel. Rooms have been updated with bright orange, yellow, and blue walls, new beds and linens, and powerful showers. All have balconies or terraces with hammocks and racks for drying
dive gear. A small lawn fronts the pool, and there's a tiny beach and a pier where dive boats depart. Snorkeling is great right offshore. The on-site restaurant has been expanded with a menu of tasty dishes and tables on a second-story deck overlooking the water. FYI: longtime guests still refer to the hotel by its old name, Caribe Blu.