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.

Trade Winds is a triple-C property: cheap, comfortable, and clean. And that’s about it, though rooms do have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, and small fridges. The hotel also rents a 1-bedroom apartment and 2-bedroom house nearby. Two other plusses: an excellent breakfast at the on-site restaurant and friendly, helpful staff. Note: This is a favorite with divers and is often booked up during holiday weeks.