We arrived by water taxi (Easy Transfer company) to the small pier outside Aquario and as soon as we checked in we were greeted by the owner who made us feel very welcome. We we given room 10 which I believe is the best of the rooms in the hotel location wise - great views and with air conditioning and a ceiling fan which is very useful. The hostel staff were really helpful in arranging a boat over to the mendes beach for a very reasonable $30R - this and the beach just a 15 minute walk away are the best beaches I have ever been to.
All in all, this island is paradise and Aquario was a perfect base for us. We loved staying here after 7 weeks of traveling across South America. We are not sure what improvements have been made to the place but we haven't had any of the issues reported in some of the older reviews on here.More