What a wonderful discovery. La Tonnelle is run by a delightful host, Denis, who knows the island inside and out and has lots of wonderful stories and suggestions. The rooms are simple and comfortable, and the hotel is just a few steps away from one of the nicest beaches on the island. Walking distance from restaurants (though food at the hotel is great too) and supermarkets and pharmacy. Though the hotel isn't beachfront, there is a private beach club, where you can rent lounges and umbrellas for a minimal fee, is nearby, so you can still get the resort experience with out paying resort prices.