Hix Island House is close to the airport but not beachfront, though the properties with south views overlook Esperanza and the bays in the south. The architecture and interiors of the Hix buildings have a contemporary Scandinavian feel, though the owner/architect is Canadian. Its principle is a true getaway with a focus on sustainability and appreciation of nature — there are no televisions or internet connection and one of the guesthouses, the Solarium, is 100-percent solar powered. The windows in all buildings are unglazed, so unless the steel rolling doors or heavy wood shutters are closed, the windows are completely open-air, allowing for a direct connection to nature and climate. At night, you hear coquis, the miniature frogs that are the Puerto Rican national symbol, singing throughout the island. Friends who stayed at Hix were happy to find the occasional coqui in their bathroom. There is no restaurant on the premises, but each room has its own kitchen and ingredients are provided for self-made breakfast each morning.