Need to know
11am. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $169.15, excluding tax at 13 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional service charge of 10% per booking on check-out.
Rates exclude Continental breakfast.
The hotel looks down on the Whale’s Tail, a long sandbar that indeed looks like a tail. At low tide, the bar is an ideal spot for swimming, snorkelling and spotting marine life.
At the hotel
Spa, yoga pavilion, DVD library, free WiFi in the Clubhouse. In rooms: iPod dock, minibar.
Our favourite rooms
Villa 3 is close to the main clubhouse, but set apart with a stunning panorama of the Pacific Ocean and thick vegetation that lures brightly coloured toucans. The remote Villa 12 is the most private,close to the yoga pavilion and the path that leads to the property’s small waterfall.
Surrounded by teak decking, rattan sunloungers and a few large Buddha statues, the unheated, stone-lined infinity pool faces the Pacific.
Binoculars will help you catch a glimpse of the humpback whales that mate in the coves below. Surf wax and a rash shirt are essential for conquering the world-famous waves at nearby Dominical. The bathrooms have minimal bath products, so bring your own stash.
Smoking is permitted only on the terrace.
Oxygen is an adults-only retreat.