I am going to playa samara area at end of July for a family vacation with two adult daughters and my husband. Given that this is the rainy season, I am having second thoughts about getting to a fancy resort and I am also hearing that it makes sense to stay closer to Samara which Samar Palm Lodge offers. We are there for only a three day visit as we are arriving from Arenal area where we are staying at a resort hotel. Samara Palm Lodge gets lovely reviews and it is a fraction of the cost. On the other hand, Punta Islita sounds very special. Would love some advice.