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 exquisite, artfully decorated inn is set around a huge tamarind tree, from which the property takes its name. The decor (lovely, with mosaic tiles and dark wood furnishings) is by the original owner, a well-respected interior designer, and the maintenance is topnotch. The only thing that keeps this inn from getting three stars is its location, which is, alas, not on the beach (it’s a 5-min. walk to the beach down a sand path and a 10-min. walk to Esperanza). However, most guests don’t seem to mind, renting jeeps to beach hop and using the property’s large pool. A delicious cooked-to-order breakfast is included with rates. No children under 17 allowed during high season (13 during low season).