Many honeymooners choose the Xanadu, and once you visit you’ll understand why: the gardeners here have cunningly arranged the lush plantings so that each unit gets a sunset view, but also has enough privacy for, well, honeymooners. As for those gardens, they’re edenic in the verdant beauty. They enclose two- and three-story thatch-roof buildings set in a semicircle around a central pool area. Within each building are large and amenity-loaded suites, that have the feel of independent apartments or condo units. This isn’t a bad thing, and it makes this a good choice for extended stays and for families. Each features a private balcony or front porch, and a full kitchen or a kitchen and spacious living room. There are studios, single-bedrooms and two- and three-bedroom units available. The resort has a long pier jutting into the ocean, with a wonderful swimming platform at the end. There’s no restaurant onsite, but several are within close proximity, and the town of San Pedro is just 1.6km (1 mile) away—you can ride one of the hotel's free loaner bikes there. Kudos to the friendly, and extremely helpful, staff. Xanadu is a certified “Green Globe” sustainable tourism project.