We must say that we fell in love with so many things while at the Burke House we can only scratch the surface with the following comments. We found other reviews here and elsewhere on the internet for the Burke House helpful and informative before we left on our vacation, and hope that our words do as well.
Why this is such a special place in no particular order - views surpassed by few other places in the world, constant breezes, sailboats plying the blue waters all day, Marva the caring cook was a true resource and a great human being who we will remain friends with forever, the unique architecture and history of Moonhole was fascinating, constant breezes until early morning never allowed us to get too hot, warm ocean waters were gorgeous and clear, friendly people were always willing to help, it was a perfect place for a private and quiet vacation, little need to get to town as Marva provides but we did go one day and shopped a little in some nice shops and had lunch, small town is easily seen in a couple of hours, Iggy the Iguana is a hoot - don't worry he is not aggressive and stays outside and seldom seen
Things to be aware of but were never a problem - Burke House is not for someone who needs the amenities of a resort or can't go with the flow with a positive attitude and embrace the adventure, mosquitoes at night are plentiful so pack repellent and coils - although the wind helps a lot as does the netting on the bed we nonetheless brought some anti-bug clothing, no TV despite what the description may indicate, WIFI on the island is often intermittent, location requires some walking up and down on stone and cement steps and paths - we are in our early seventies in reasonable shape and did not find it very difficult, it only takes 5-10 minutes at a slow pace to get to the beach and parking area to meet a taxi, the private beach is a bit rocky and can be a bit rough but we found it beautiful and relaxing in the lounges - there are other beaches on the island are good for swimming, tanning and walking but we never found the need.
Many, many thanks to Marva and Doro, and Lusan who unfortunately was away while we were there. We had a wonderful vacation in a very unique piece of paradise that we will cherish the rest of lives, and hope to return.
Robin and Chip