How bad are no-seeums on Nisbet beach? I also read Nesbit beach is a little rocky and has fallen trees, etc., not exactly an easy stroll on the beach. More waves, not necessarily ideal for snorkeling. ???
We are trying to narrow down our choice in lodging.
Round Hill Cottage - great views, BREEZE???, no air conditioning, screened veranda, 5 min walk to Oualie beach, monkeys pass by in the morning (I love monkeys)... Ok to walk to/from at night from Oualie beach? Rave reviews. Private.
Conch Shell - they provide free transportation from the airport which is nice, nice breeze, quiet, wake up to sounds of ocean, located on the beach --- downside may be noseeums, and distance to Oualie beach - sounds like there are a lot of activities there in terms of socializing. I'm thinking maybe it might be more convenient for us to be within walking distance of local activities (beach bars for socializing, entertainment and local restaurants), so not sure if this is ideal for us. We're in our late 30's, all reviews, which were spectacular, recommended it for ages 55+, probably due to quite and private location. We will be renting a car for our stay. Abutts Nesbit Beach Plantation, easy stop for morning breakfast. Small, but quaint and private. I like to lay out on the beach, so if noseeums are an issue, not sure about this location. We were eaten alive in Roatan. My impression is this place is well managed, which is always a plus in our book. Short walk to nearby beach bar??? (Nesbit plantation maybe, not sure)
Yellow bird cottage - I read the owner is wonderful, but I read other reviews that this property needs maintenance, though neither posts were specific in what the problems were. Location is convenient, close to Oualie beach but con is you can hear cars passing by and beeping during the day, though surrounded by gardens and nice views and quiet at night. The small plunge pool is nice bonus, and some foodstuffs they supply for you included in the rate (tea, eggs, coffee, etc.). Also read a complaint somewhere that the owner isn't exactly forthcoming about pricing. I'm guessing little or no breezes here, which may pose a problem in May weather and no air conditioning. Cute and cozy looking.
Treetops Villa - great proximity to hiking trail and Golden Rock Inn with full use of the Golden Rock spring fed pool, nice breezes. Seems like it has a lot to offer at a decent price, spacious, not sure of the views, a little ways from Oualie but close proximity to the main road. I can't tell whether the windows are screened, nice to keep the bugs out but let a breeze come through at night.
Figtree cottage is another option, though not sure how far off the beaten path this is, and whether there are views. Washer/dryer on premises. Adorable accommodations, romantic. I believe there is full use of the pool at the house, not sure. Has air conditioning if needed.
Should I be asking each of these locations if parking is available?
Can anyone share their honest thoughts / experiences on these accommodations, both pros and cons of anything I haven't noted here?
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