Earlier today, we went with our friends to explore Sima Hotel, just off the beach on the south side of Agonda. The hotel is a huge half-built, abandoned resort, construction on which started 25 years ago and halted shortly thereafter. There are varying accounts as to why construction stopped, ranging from infighting between business partners to murder. What we do know is that $10 million is owed to various banks and governments before construction can continue. In the intervening 25 years, nature has slowly started to reclaim the resort and its grounds.
While we were there, there were no other tourists. In fact, this is not an official tourist attraction. There is a family that lives in a small part of the ruins who act as guards and de-facto guides when people show up to poke around. They showed us around, pointing out which staircases were safe to use, but otherwise it was the 4 of us and the ruins. The pictures below should give you a good feel for what it is like today. Click a picture to see a larger version.