Need to know
39, including 36 suites and three villas.
12 noon but flexible, subject to availability and a small charge. Check in, from 2pm.
Double rooms from $688.60 (€630), excluding tax at 5 per cent.
Rates usually include breakfast and airport transfers.
Spoil yourself with an in-room spa treatment: choose a massage, manicure, pedicure or facial.
End of August through the end of October.
At the hotel
Spa, gym, gardens, a stash of DVDs and CDs, and free WiFi throughout. In-rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, DVD/CD player and minibar.
Our favourite rooms
To really push the (beach) ball out, opt for a Grand Suite Plage for its ocean views and privacy (we heart number 26’s location: right next to the restaurant, with the beach just around the corner); some have lovely little garden areas too.
The hotel is rightly proud of its freshwater outdoor pool, which is just a belly-flop from the ocean. Soaring palm-trees in the background add to the totally tropical feel.
Tropical birdsong and the susurrus of ocean waves complete the serene soundtrack in Spa Le Sereno, where treatments take place in ocean-facing pavilions with one wall open to nature. A couples suite has his and hers outdoor showers shaded by bougainvillea blossoms, and the menu offers massages, body scrubs, facials, mani-pedis and hairdressing using Sothys Paris products.
Forgot your iPod and/or snorkel? Rooms are stocked with pre-loaded iPods, and the hotel has a supply of water sports equipment, available on request.
Lucky dogs can holiday here, too. Smokers can light up outside.
Under threes are free. Extra beds for children over four are around €115 each, but rates change seasonally.