Need to know
105, including 96 suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $663.40 (€591), excluding tax at 15 per cent.
Rates include a decadent buffet breakfast heaped with tropical fruit and freshly-squeezed juices, fresh bread and pastries, pancakes, cereals and more.
For stays over 24 December, there’s an extra charge for Christmas dinner (€155 an adult; €95 a child). For stays over 31 December, there’s a supplement for the New Year’s Eve gala (€315 an adult; €95 a child).
At the hotel
Beach; spa; golf course; tennis courts; state-of-the-art gym; boutique; kids’ club; free WiFi throughout; laundry. In rooms: flatscreen TV; minibar; Nespresso coffee machine with free capsules; tea and a kettle; free bottled water; U by Constance bath products.
Our favourite rooms
With large, ocean-facing gardens and sprawling living areas, the Pool Villas offer serious breathing space for couples and families alike. Steps from the beach, each one has a private pool and massage area, an alfresco dining pavilion and a kitchen manned by a villa master and service staff.
The three-tiered infinity pool is tiled in dark stone and built around vast granite boulders, making it seem like an extension of the landscape. Each level is surrounded by decking strewn with sunloungers, most of them looking over the tops of palm trees to the ocean beyond. A swim-up bar ensures top ups are a breeze.
The sprawling spa is laid out like a miniature village, with the thatch-roofed treatment huts grouped around a courtyard planted with tropical greenery and ringed by swaying palms. There are three single and three couples’ treatment rooms; a Thai massage hut; a pedicure hut; a Jacuzzi and cold plunge pool; a hammam; and a sauna. Many of the treatments make use of natural products found up and down the coasts of the Indian Ocean – the high-tech facials, on the other hand, were designed by Swiss cellular cosmetic experts.There’s also a hairdresser and a state of the art gym with views of the surrounding gardens. The plunge pool, Jacuzzi and wellbeing area are open to all guests from 10am to 2pm (you get an hour’s free spa time a day). Outside of those times, you’ll need an appointment.
Bring a pair of water shoes, as urchins like to lurk between the rocks.
All of the common areas are wheelchair accessible as are most suites, though they aren’t specially-adapted. Extra beds for over-12s can be added for €125 a day (includes breakfast) or €210 a day (for half board).
Welcome; some rooms can fit an extra bed for an extra charge (€100 a day B&B or €140 a day half board for kids from seven to 12, free for under-sevens). A kids’ club runs from 8am to 8pm daily, with all sorts of indoor and outdoor activities on offer.