Need to know
Noon. Check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $474.69 (€417), excluding tax at 15 per cent.
Rates include breakfast.
At the hotel
Spa, steam room, gym, tennis courts, private beach. In rooms: satellite TV and DVD player, free WiFi, electronic safe, telephone, minibar.
Our favourite rooms
Every room has a four-poster bed and marble bathroom with sunken bath and shower, as well as a private terrace. The Royal Villas are the most decadent option, set within their own generous tropical gardens complete with large private swimming pools and thatched dining pavilions, though the Luxury Villas with Private Pool tick all the right sumptuous and pampering boxes, too.
The adults-only Turtle Bay infinity pool, fringed by rocks and atmospheric crumbling columns, offers amazing views out across the 600m beach and over the Indian Ocean. A smaller, family-friendly shallow pool sits to one side. Both are close to the bar so light snacks and cocktails can be summoned with ease.
As well as a steam bath and pool, the Spa has private spa suites and a beauty parlour.
Bring binoculars. Even in the unlikely event that you’ll stay on shore throughout your stay, you’ll want to get a good look at the dolphins, flying fish and reef sharks frolicking in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean.
As you'd expect, a full range of watery entertainment is on offer: windsurfing, waterskiing, diving and sailing are among the activities you can try.
Welcome. Up to two under-eights can stay in their parents’ room for free. Extra beds are free, and there's a kids club for 4–12 year olds from 9am–4pm daily. There's a small shallow pool, but no lifeguard, and the restaurant has a kids menu..
An extra bed or baby cot can be added to all pavilions and villas.
No crèche, but under-4s can attend the kid club sessions with a parent in tow.
The free kids club for 4–12 year olds holds sessions from 9am–4pm daily, where kids will splash in the pool (with supervision) and play a range of games and sports. There's an outdoor area with a playhouse and a Nintendo Wii too.
A shallow family-friendly pool sits next to the main pool, but there's no lifeguard, so parents will have to keep watch.
The restaurant has a special kids menu.
Staff from the kids club can babysit on request, but must be booked 24 hours in advance.
No need to pack
Baby monitors are available on request for use in villas; however the resort's common areas are too far apart for a reliable signal.