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Hix Island House Hotel Review: Hix Island House is not your standard run-of-the-mill hotel. Designed to harmonize with the natural landscape while making a minimal impact on the environment, this property emphasizes simplicity and respect for nature. The houses on-site are made from reinforced concrete surfaced with plaster, designed to withstand earthquakes, hurricanes and fire. Energy from the sun is converted into electricity for the houses and power for the pool, which is treated with copper and silver instead of chemicals. Room rates include Neeva Gayle cotton day/night shirts, Frette linens, private patios and kitchens stocked with eggs, cereal, tea, jam, homemade bread and other breakfast essentials. Free WiFi is available from the front desk at all hours of the day. Rooms are open plan, and some feature outdoor showers. Each has a different design, influenced by the shape of the house in which it is located, and bright furniture and artwork provide a pleasant contrast to the neutral-toned floors, walls and ceilings.