Entering the uneven dirt road to find this tranquil, tropical, romantic hotel was a great surprise. Of course, we visited only the restaurant at night which set the mood but I imagine visiting during the day is just as magical as it is in a very quiet stretch of the beach in Playa Del Carmen.
I was anxious to get into their pool (yes, you can get in the pool) but I was starving and couldn't make up my mind on what to order. Did I want to order pizza, ceviche mixta, or a fish/seafood dish.....oh the choices! I asked the server what was the most ordered fish dish and he recommended a filet of grouper with a sauce of sorts made of cilantro, garlic and butter and oh man, was he right! It was delicious but halfway through my dish I was soooo full! Like I mentioned I was starving, so I indulged in tortilla chips and salsa beforehand which I might add is great here in Playa because you tend to get at least a couple options of salsa at any restaurant, Habanero being one of them. If you're not use to spice, WATCH OUT, this will burn hole in you tongue. Not really, but you won't ever forget it. My husband ordered pizza and he said it was delicious. Might I add if you're a pizza lover like my husband you'll always tend to think the pizza isn't big enough for 2 but I have to agree this pizza is the perfect size for 1 person. I might take home a couple slices to enjoy the next day. If you want to share the pizza get a side dish to accompany it and make it a meal. Our friend ordered the ceviche mixta and the pieces were nice and chunky and the flavors were spot on!
They do offer a good variety of drinks and I ordered the classic Margarita but as I always do, I ask if they can substitute the tequila for brandy and I'm so glad I did. They serve it with slices of serrano chile and wow.....it was the tastiest brandy margarita I've ever had. For me it wasn't as spicy as one might think but the serrano chile added just enough spice to still make it refreshing. At 150 pesos they considered it a "special margarita" and I was okay with it because they made it strong like I requested and one for me was like having 2!
The serene ambiance set a very relaxing mood that sucked you in and wouldn't let you go plus the hammock isn't that easy to get out of once you it sways you into a hypnotized trance were your body surrenders and for a second has you thinking, "I could sleep here tonight". I guess you could but you would have to rent a cabaña.