We didn’t stay at the hotel with the stone elephant or lilypads outside of the rooms (they had a ‘no guest under 12 years old ‘ policy. Well lah-dee-da!) There are some really beautiful hotels on these islands that incorporate nature as much as possible- some restaurants, too. Just the other day while walking past a cute little sidewalk bistro type place- we saw a rat the size of a chihuahua run across the steps. Aye-yi-yi!