This is a friendly, four-star boutique hotel with a sparkling pool and 130 well-furnished rooms; all have free Wi-Fi, full kitchen, and dining area, and a daily breakfast. Studios have one queen bed, and deluxe rooms offer two. The one-bedroom suites have more space with a semi-private lounge area and single sleeper pull-out sofa in addition to a king size bed.

Because none of the rooms offer ocean views, Sunshine Suites tries harder to please, and succeeds. They've piled up an impressive list of amenities and partnered with local services making this a very good value.

It’s less than a ten-minute walk to the beach, and you can take the hotel’s chairs and beach towels with you. Use their coin-operated washers and dryers, and hang your diving gear on racks behind the pool. You'll receive a 10 percent discount off lunch and dinner at Agua restaurant (with a Peruvian infused international menu), wine and spirits at Blackbeard's liquor store, and activities booked with Blue Water Beach Parasailing. You can get 20 percent off at Budget car rental with free pickup from the hotel. There are more, including dive packages; check at the front desk or arrange on-line before you leave.

You are likely to see a range of fellow travelers from divers to young couples, and even residents in from the smaller sister islands to take their pets to the vet. There are 3 ground floor tiled rooms that are pet friendly. Don’t be surprised if you see Paco the adopted rescue cat strolling around the grounds like he owns the place.

You will undoubtedly see more visitors at their jazzy, affordable, and popular restaurant, the Sunshine Grill. It is well known to have the best fish tacos on the island and the manager has a reputation for inventing new ways to please his patrons. His latest innovation is a soft-serve ice-cream maker, and he likes to hand out small cups of his latest taste sensation for free.