Need to know
Eight, including two suites.
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $157.00, excluding tax at 17.5 per cent.
Rates include Continental breakfast.
Get up early one morning to watch from the terrace as the fishermen swim out to their boats for the catch of the day; head down to the fish market to buy it.
The hotel is closed during the month of September.
At the hotel
Lounge with library, and a flatscreen TV; iPod dock and minibar in rooms.
Our favourite rooms
Ocean-facing Three Boys is a corner room with views north to that surfer’s paradise, Bathsheba. On the other side of the house, you can’t go wrong with the comfort (and extra sitting room) of Joe’s River. The tricky choice is between jaw-dropping views out to sea, and being tucked away and so peaceful you never want to leave.
Set in a palm-ringed, flowerpot-filled garden, the pool is lined with a sparkly turquoise mosaic.
Super-size sunglasses for catamaran cruising; solid shoes for heading up the hill to explore the orchids, cacti and palms at the Andromeda Botanical Gardens.
There’s a four-night minimum stay (and a small extra fee) over Christmas and New Year.
Children are welcome in the two-bedroom suites.