Where? Overlooking Isla Verde beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Chic boutique or rowdy resort? Designed by owner David Kurland, the 84-room Water Club is determinedly cool, with an art deco facade and an ice-white interior. Sounds like a smooth operator? Indeed. The furniture by Philippe Starck and Ligne Roset provides the style element; diaphanous drapes create serenity; bleached floors, canvas blinds and waterfalls streaming behind glass panels make it San Juan's splashiest sleepover. Tell us more. The aquatic theme washes up everywhere, including port-hole windows and roof-top pool. Who goes there? Giorgio Armani, Donatella Versace, Steven Segal, Rosie Perez, Pamela Anderson and Joaquin Cortez. And the decor? A curtained wall illuminated by blue neon lights complements the ocean-colour scene. The bedheads double as work stations. Any novelties? Jelly-bean dispensers flank the lifts; the bathrooms have rubber ducks with notes reading: 'No one should have to bathe alone at The Water Club.' And guests are invited to scrawl their 'desires' (more towels and so on) on wall-hung memo boards. Where will it all end? Not in the restaurant, that's for sure. Tangerine's Pacific Rim menu is unapologetically salacious: appetisers are listed under Foreplay; main courses are called Loss of Innocence and the puddings come under Sensuous Pleasures. Anything else we should know? Choose suites 904 or 905 for full ocean views. Partial ocean view US$209; Ocean view US$239; Ocean front US$269; One-bedroom suite US$695 a night. 2 Tartak Street, Isla Verde, Carolina. Tel: (787) 728 3666; or e-mail www.waterclubsanjuan.com .