split-level suite decor is off-white walls with decorative
Creole panelling over porcelain floors complemented
by modish freestanding marble oval baths.
range of activities and facilities is comprehensive
with many sporting alternatives from tennis, bowls,
gymnasium and golf at the course designed by Bernhard
Langer on a private island of undulating headlands,
inlets and gullies. Otherwise watersports from the four
beaches include water-skiing, windsurfing, para-sailing,
glass-bottom boat trips, catamaran sailing and SCUBA
diving under supervision; a boat shuttles you to Ile
aux Cerfs. A Robin Hood-themed Kids Club has a treehouse
and myriad activities.
Givenchy Spa liaises with personal trainers in combining
treatments and fitness programmes informed by advice
on nutrition and health (plus podiatry and pedicure
clinic); specialities include ylang ylang body massage,
canyon love stone therapy and sauna.
is a highlight at the two restaurants overlooking the
pool and beach, or on Frangipani Island reached by walkway,
or on Ile aux Cerfs (Paul et Virginie) or Ilot Mangenie
(lagoon seafood at romantic Robinson’s and Crusoe’s
Bar for homemade rums!) served by taxi boat. The Three
Nine Eight overlooks the Trou d’eau Douce Bay
offers a ‘culinary theatre’ over three levels
and eight kitchens representing the cuisine of nine
countries and speciality teas from China, Korea and
Japan. Barlen’s is a thatched cottage built in
accordance to feng shui principles featuring a moat
while Barlen’s Bar serves signature Zen cocktails.
The Sega Bar is located in the middle of the main free-form
pool. Safran offers classical Tandoori Indian cuisine
in an intimate setting with mother-of-pearl bar.
resort was once managed by The One & Only Hotels
but is now part of the Leading Hotels of the World group.
It is both 50 minutes from the airport and capital of
Port Louis and 20 minutes from the One & Only Le
Saint Geran; a shuttle links the two resorts.