Time seems to stand still at this unpretentious but delightful family-owned property, open since 1977. It sits on a hill above Colôane’s Cheoc Van Beach, one of the island's two public beaches, and provides good views toward the sea from its outdoor terrace and from balconies attached to all rooms, which I consider among the inn's best feature. Otherwise, rooms are rather ordinary but have a few standout features, including Portuguese-style furnishings, Jacuzzi bathtubs, and two sinks. Family rooms are available that have both a king-size and two twin beds. There's a small outdoor pool and a children's pool, with another public pool located down by the beach. Its Portuguese restaurant draws locals for its Sunday buffet lunch, available in peak season. In short, this laid-back gem is a great getaway for both couples and families and reminds me of Florida's beach motels from my childhood. Note, however, that though it's on bus routes, there's no direct bus from either ferry terminal so you'll probably want to come by taxi (25 minutes from Macau Ferry Terminal, 15 minutes from Taipa Ferry Terminal).