All of the 76 original rooms and suites (with either lagoon
or palm in the name) are modelled on the same basic design. Set in
a horseshoe around the pool, they have a contemporary
tropical feel with parquet floors, bespoke furnishings in tones of
cream, cappuccino and chocolate, and vivid original art -
commissioned from local artists - adorns the walls. Big bouncy
kingsized beds with fat pillows folded like Pitons have cockpit
controls for everything that can be turned on or off
Indulgent bathrooms are kitted out with His and Hers sinks, luxurious toiletries in generous jars, and loads of sumptuous towels. Delightful in-room extras include a cafetiere for fresh espresso, beach sandals (which everyone falls back on in the tropical rain), chocolates and fruit. But best of all are the shady terraces that overlook the sparkling pool. There’s room for 2 to sprawl and snooze on the sofas, a fan to keep you cool and soft lighting so you can sit out with your Travel Scrabble and a glass of Montrachet long after the moon’s in the sky.
In the Deluxe rooms, an opening between twin wardrobes leads to the glass-walled loo and walk-in rain shower, and to the separate dressing room. Grand Deluxe rooms are bigger, have shuttered terraces for added privacy and Jacuzzi baths as well as rain showers. The Suites are even more luxurious with spacious terraces and smart sitting rooms. The vast 2-Bed varieties have 2 ensuite bathrooms plus an additional toilet. Suites also benefit from butler service. Rooms with Lagoon in the title connect directly to the shared saltwater Lagoon pool via their private terrace.
The real luxury, however, is to be found in the celebrity price-tagged newer residences. These are the 1- and 2-bedroom Duplex Pool Suites, the Penthouses and the Presidential Penthouse. These are set back from the main hotel area, and are, strictly speaking, the kind of place you want to live in. Forever. Designs vary but expect egg-shaped granite baths, double-height sitting rooms, and some even have wine cellars, cigar humidors and a courtyard, garden or rooftop plunge pool!
These rooms also give you private access to the Residence Lounge for breakfast and cocktails, and separate car parking. Views from the residences, however, can be disappointing with some windows facing walls or an unloved patch of ground next door. If looking out matters more than what’s inside, specify when booking.
- Satellite/Cable TV
- CD player
- DVD player
- Internet Connection
- WiFi Internet
- Safe box
- Baby Cots
- Extra Beds
- Terrace/balcony (private)
- Complimentary toiletries
- Coffee/tea making