This intimate resort hotel is, hands down, the most luxurious option in this neck of the woods and one of the most luxurious boutique hotels in the country.
The individual villas are huge, with a vast central living area opening onto a spacious veranda. The furnishings, decorations, and architecture boast a mix of Latin American and Asian influences, with some African adornments thrown in for good measure. Most overlook the lush gardens here, and about half have views of the sea. Every unit features a large open-air bathroom with a garden shower and teardrop-shaped tub set amid flowering tropical foliage.
You can opt for either the one-bedroom villas with a four-poster king-size bed in the main bedroom, or a two-bedroom, two-bathroom villa better suited to families, with two twin beds in a separate upstairs bedroom. You'll find several examples of the resort's namesake tree planted around the grounds.
The restaurant here features wonderfully prepared creative fusion cuisine. There's a full-size and active dojo on the grounds, where yoga, kickboxing, and cardio workout classes are regularly offered. The beautiful free-form pool is on two levels, with a sculpted waterfall connecting the two levels, and a shady Indonesian-style gazebo off to one side for lounging in. Flor Blanca is located toward the northern end of Playa Santa Teresa.