The setting is spectacular with million dollar views of the Pacific and seasonally the setting sun. Unfortunately, it is necessary to balance the aesthetics with a concern for safety. The huts are made of highly combustible thatched palm leaves. Unaccountably management permits smoking in adjacent public areas, even providing ashtrays. This is probably in violation of national law, certainly offensive to the 85% of people who do not smoke, and creates a headline waiting to be written about tourist deaths by fire. No extinguishers are visibly present and the kitchen is not equipped with grease fire suppressors called for by code in most countries.
The solutions are obvious, simple and low cost but until they are implemented guests must consider the risks versus the attractions of an otherwise unusually well-run and beautifully created hotel.