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The view surrounding the Black Pearl is hard to comprehend until you are physically on the property. Look out the windows in the living room and bedroom, and you enjoy a full view of the gorgeous turquoise water and boats going by in the distance. Stand on the back deck of the Black Pearl and look over the railing at the clear shallow water below, and you can see all of the life on the lagoon floor; late afternoon is a good time to see various fish swim by, and it's hard to tear yourself away to go to dinner in time to watch the sunset. The two kayaks available at the Black Pearl are another way to enjoy the peaceful shallow water around the Black Pearl, even for novice kayakers. And of course, snorkeling in the area around the Black Pearl is like having your own lagoon.
The Black Pearl's privacy is a great advantage. One day during our vacation, we rented a pontoon boat and explored other parts of the lagoon, including those around the hotel area. The houses on the water there are clumped together closely, with long shared walkways, a huge contrast to the privacy of this single home with its single walkway. The Black Pearl is a wonderful retreat for those seeking privacy, yet still wanting to be able to drive to wonderful restaurants and the well-stocked Chin Lee's grocery.
And if it rains, you still have a great view from the covered deck and a wonderful well furnished indoor space with high quality appliances in the kitchen and a beautiful walk-in shower in the bathroom. The owner supplies a cell phone to contact Nir in case of problems, but otherwise you are free to enjoy this amazing private place. Just make sure you stay as long as you can.
Everything went smoothly from start to finish! We enjoyed our 15th wedding anniversary in peace and quiet in this wonderful bungalow. It was such a great experience to really be part of the island and it’s culture. We weren’t looking for big touristy things to do; just wanted to enjoy the sun, sunsets, and each other. This bungalow allowed us to do just that. We enjoyed shopping at the local market, buying fresh fruit from the vendors on the road, stopping for treats from other vendors, swimming in the ocean right by our bungalow, watching the various fish, relaxing on the porch, etc. This was just perfect for our needs and expectations! We would definitely come here again if we get the opportunity to treat ourselves to Pora Pora (the original/correct way to say it we found out) in the future. Thank you Richard and Seiko for sharing your home and Nir (and your wife) for the help with the car and tour.