Myself, my husband and 16 year old son stayed at 18 Degrees North June 28- July 3rd. I have a hard time putting into words how awesome this trip was. First of all, the house is gorgeous and very comfortable, the ocean view is gorgeous, the privacy is perfect, the pool was so refreshing and just steps from the front door. But, the most amazing part of this vacation is Ernesto and Samantha. You truly have your very own excursion guide or personal cook. Yes, these cost extra, but so worth it. They are not pushy at all, you can schedule as little or as much as you want with each of them. But, I would highly suggest you take advantage of as many trips with Ernesto as you can possibly take. He is the most knowledgeable guide you can imagine. We swam with Manatee, nurse sharks, sea turtles, sting ray, speared and caught lobster, crab, fish. We felt so comfortable with his knowledge of the animals and you could tell he has a relationship with the animals, they trust him. He is an excellent guide. We also took a day trip to the Ruins. This is a long trip, but Ernesto put us with the best guide at the Ruins. Once again, it was our personal tour guide. No crowds anywhere we went thanks to the advice of days we should go by Ernesto. He really knows how to avoid the cruise ships or beat the rush. Samantha, is an excellent cook. She was very concerned with making sure our 16 year old enjoyed the food and he did. She cooked for us several different times. There is a small resort just a 5 minute walk down the beach, they have a beach bar that you are welcome to walk up to and have drinks, or order some food. The boat ride to town (San Pedro ) was really nice , about 15 minutes, no big deal even had some really windy days, But again, I felt completely safe with Ernesto. I would recommend this stay, it was a true adventure, followed by many evenings laying in the hammock while my husband fished off our private dock.