In September 2017, Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage across the island. Many places closed for rebuilding. Frommer's recommends that vacationers check in advance with all businesses before traveling.

This ain’t Idaho, but it’s your own private Utuado, where rooms are rustic cabins scattered along a mountainside with verandas and porches with stunning vistas of the more than 100-acre former hacienda, which is wild with tropical plants and trees. The resort has an onsite botanical garden, a yoga studio with daily classes, a fresh water swimming pools, and hammocks everywhere. An onsite cafe serves breakfast and dinner daily and late lunch on weekends; it’s a mix of local and international food. At the Retreat, you’ll find no telephones, air-conditioning, or television—this place is about decompression in a tropical mountain paradise. A ceiling fan does the trick in the simple rooms. A nature trail from the property offers a great hike through a tropical forest; horseback tours can also be arranged for guests.