Sea-U Guest House
What’s It’s Like: From the front, this hideaway on the island’s east coast doesn't look like much, but out back is a two-story plantation-style hotel with seven simple rooms cooled by island breezes. Opened by friendly former travel writer Uschi Wetzels, this place isn't for everyone—there's no air-conditioning or television, guests share a single phone, and mosquito repellent can come in handy at sunset. Easygoing Americans and Europeans get to know each other over family-style meals, and entertainment is provided by the wandering resident cat and monkeys playing in the trees.
Why It’s a Bargain: Located in the fishing village of Bathsheba near beaches with stunning rock formations and some of the best surfing in the world.