“A barefoot beach hideaway on a swathe of white sand; rustic-chic style in sublimely chilled surroundings”
There are 9 white, blue-roofed bungalows, some single-storey, others spread over 2 floors. All have sparse yet comfortable furnishings and a modern-rustic touch: rattan chairs, cushions adorned with bright local patterns, the occasional flower-filled vase. Bedrooms are large, with enticing queensize beds wrapped in mosquito nets; we slept very well, though we did hear occasional noise from low-hanging palms scratching our roof. You also get a lounge with a sofa, a private slice of garden, and an outdoor bathroom with a rainshower and screens of reeds for privacy.
Eight bungalows face the ocean and open directly onto the sand, where a couple of loungers await. Two of these are geared up for families, with a second twin bedroom, as is the Garden Bungalow (the only one without a sea view).
There are also 10 smaller, simpler bedrooms in the guesthouse behind the pool. They’re decorated in fresh whites and blues, with indoor ensuites - ideal for single travellers, couples on a budget, or a group of friends.
Meals are taken under the shade of a Bedouin tent, at exquisite dhow-timber tables surrounded by white sand and lush, green gardens. The tasty, no-frills food spans many international cuisines, but there’s an emphasis on local specialities and super-fresh fish.
Days kick off at a leisurely pace with a buffet breakfast and eggs to order; the à la carte lunch menu is well-priced, with a reasonable selection of appetising plates - Caesar salad, grilled calamari, that kind of thing. Dinner consists of a delicious 3-course set menu (any dietary requirements are accommodated with ease), which is well presented and lovingly served. Our tuna and grapefruit ceviche and grilled kolekole (kingfish) main were exceptional. There’s also a good selection of drinks, including mouth-watering mojitos.
Should you wish to eat out, there are a number of options a short walk/cycle away; just ask staff for recommendations.
Children of all ages are welcome. There’s a play area with toys and games. Babysitting can be arranged, and hotel and restaurant staff are endlessly accommodating.
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Three bungalows are set up for families, with an additional twin bedroom. All bungalows (but not the guesthouse rooms) can accommodate 1 rollaway bed
Can be arranged with 24 hours’ notice
The pool isn't fenced