Our recent stay at Shirley's was wonderful. Having researched the island, we were able to walk directly to Shirley's right off the water taxi. It was a bit of a hike but worth it to us to be away from the village. The rooms are clean and basic. The hot water is well worth the wait. (It takes several minutes for it to reach you.) We had a seaside room that caught a nice breeze, keeping us cool and bug-free.
Shirley was a great hostess and has fabulous stories to tell. She often took time to stop and chat with us, offering recommendations for food and activities on the island. She's lived there for 40 years so is very knowledgeable about the history of the island but also knows the latest happenings. And she knows how to wield a machete to open a coconut.
If you're looking for a quaint, quiet place to relax and recharge your batteries, Shirley's is the place.More