Author: Doug (---.dsl.stlsmo.swbell.net)
Date: 05-30-08 15:02
In its wisdom, Culebra has only had a minimal amount of actual "on the beach" lodging built. The two beaches with lodging are Tamarindo and Flamenco. Tamarindo Beach Cottages on the former and Culebra Beach Villas and Villa Flamenco beach on the latter. I've not stayed there but I recall a post declaring Villa Flamenco Beach to be the quieter of the two Flamenco properties. Tamarindo beach is more of a shells and coral bits beach, while Flamenco is white sand. The other beaches have villas nearby, and Melones has accomodations, but not on the beach, per se. Out Zoni way, the development is all in the hills above the beach, with views to the Virgin Islands and to the northern cayos of the Culebra archipelago.
Folks used to heavily developed beaches might be put off by the scarcity of beachfront rentals, but it allows these pristine beauties to remain so. Many enjoy lodging at guesthouses within walking distance of the restaurants, bars and stores in town, and planning day outings to the many beaches. If budget allows, you'll probably find the combination of solitude, view, trade-winds and posh environs above Zoni to be the most 'honeymoonish'.