How do you feel about the color white?

If you’ve spent wonderful vacations on a Greek island or the coast of Turkey, you probably have fond memories of a whitewashed hotel with arches, the blue sea beyond. That’s the look and feel of SUU Hotel Manuel Antonio, a hotel designed to bring a bit of the Turkish owner’s homeland to the tropics of Costa Rica.

It’s a bit strange in this context, especially when you first arrive, but apart from continuing to feel sorry for the maids who have to keep the place spotless, I got used to it and started to like it. I’m sure photographers are going to go ga-ga over the place, so watch for it in future “Hot List” issues and magazine fashion spreads.

Read the full review to see more photos and get a feel for this small luxury hotel, then see if this nice addition to the Manuel Antonio hotel scene is right for you. It’s near Arenas del Mar, on a peninsula removed from the main beach and national park, but it’s a great setting with a view. Add in an excellent restaurant and a nice big pool for lounging and this is a great place to hang and feel fashionable. If you need some help in that respect, don’t worry, the butler will take care of you.

See our full review of SUU Hotel Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica.