This was one of the first upscale resorts to set up shop here, and it has been immaculately maintained. Like other lodges in its class, it has amenities like ceiling fans, solar powered hot water, and landscaped gardens—plus a snazzy stone-lined pool, a waterfront dining room with some of the better local cuisine, and 20 hectares (50 acres) of grounds and jungle. The paths snaking through the property offer superb hiking. The bamboo-furnished rooms are class acts, the best ones being on the upper floor, with sleek varnished wood, verandas, and hammocks. The large, canal-front deck is built on several levels stepping up from the water and joining with the large dining room and bar, and it serves as the social hub for the lodge. Service is impeccable.