The “Pearl of the Pacific” had lost its shine. The decline of the importance of the port and better tourist resorts nearby has left the town with a seedy, run down feel. Hotels were dismal and hugely overpriced . Our reluctant choice came with plenty of grubbiness and a resident mouse. Avoiding staying in the hotel room, we left for a tour of the sights. Half way through dessert the whole town went black. The restaurant had a generator but most of the town was completely black. Lack of street lights made it a difficult and dangerous trip back .Our windowless room was steamingly hot. Luckily the electricity returned after a few minutes. Nylon sheets!