Hi Carol. We enjoyed meeting you two at el Zafiro that one year...seems like an eternity ago. We have stayed at Beachside Viilas also. It was VERY comfortable and nice..but when we discovered el Zafiro, it was perfect for us. We do not need or would ever use a kitchen and we LOVE the bar and restaurant being steps away...Same view as Beachside. At the time, Beachside only had AC in the bedroom and in August when we were there, the heat was brutal in the living room area. There was not a tv in the bedroom then. I am not sure about the paying for being mentioned in the Caribbean Journal article. It was in my email and I looked and there was el Zafiro. We have always had the most impeccable service at el Z. To each his own...but we enjoyed having drinks with you and Eric.