Stylish, green oasis
Rambutan Resort (previously Golden Banana Boutique Resort) opened in January 2009.
Its stylish rooms, like the hotel of the same name, are also clustered around a medium-sized, slate-lined swimming pool, which is surrounded by lovely green foliage. The owner is going for a modern Asian look, though the whitewashed walls and red doors also give it a light Mediterranean feel. Everything is slightly more upscale than the already lovely hotel two doors down. The Villa rooms are split level, and have balconies with lounge chairs, small outdoor bathtubs, flat-screen Sony TVs, and rainfall showerheads. The one-level suites have bigger bedrooms, and also all have balconies, though they’re smaller and don’t have the shower/bath/loungers. All of the rooms are tastefully designed, and the bathrooms are modern. The only drawback is that some of the villa rooms are accessible only by narrow, metal staircase/ladders that seem precarious, particularly after a few cocktails. Poolside massages cost $10 per hour. Prices include breakfast. Free WiFi is available throughout.