I visited Manta Ray Island Resort in early 2005 when you could still smell the paint and freshness of the wooden paradise dorm as it was pretty new. I'm sure things haven't changed much since because ultimately this place was amazing. Beautiful beach, crystal clear clean waters, fantastic food, friendly staff, great atmosphere, and just generally a wonderful haven from the stresses of daily life. You even get warm showers, and the spiders stay hidden away in the trees. If you want Paradise, head to Manta Ray Island Resort.