Need to know
36, including six suites.
11.30am, but flexible, late check-out is available for 75 per cent of the room rate a person. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $327.90 (€304), excluding tax at 15 per cent.
Rates include breakfast (Continental, full-English or American) and à la carte dinner, plus daily transfers to Grand Baie in a motorised pirogue (longboat).
Bikes and helmets, snorkel masks and flippers, sea kayaks, laser dinghies, Hobie Cats, stand-up paddle-boards and windsurfing boards are available to hire for free.
At the hotel
Spa and hammam, two library lounges with board games, a diving centre, boutique, Lady Lisbeth motorboat, billiard table, parking, free WiFi throughout (high-speed for an extra charge). In rooms: flatscreen TV and films on-demand, minibar, kettle and cafetière. The Beachfront, Suite and Austral Suite categories have Nespresso machines and iPod docks and speakers.
Our favourite rooms
Rooms are in mod-colonial style, with dark wood and leather against white walls and linens, gauze-veiled four-poster beds and designer Belgian furnishings from Flamant. Room 4 is a large suite, with a sprawling deck for tropical views, and has a Jacuzzi. Room 2 is equally elegant, with a little pool on its deck.
Both of the hotel’s pools are lined with schist rock tiles and fringed with coconut palms. Day-beds, and wicker tables and chairs line the decking. The larger pool is by the bar and heated to 26 degrees in the winter. The more petite pool is in palm-shaded seclusion behind the spa. Alternatively, take a cool dip in the Indian Ocean from the nearby beach.
A kaftan for après-swim drinks and some basic French for polite exchanges with the friendly staff.
The hotel isn’t suited to guests with mobility issues.
This sophisticated hotel is more of a ‘let’s leave them with the grandparents’ kind of place.
Water used by the hotel is desalinated using solar energy.