This is a small, attractive beachside hotel with good facilities and an excellent restaurant. I must admit, when we first looked around we weren't sure it was "for us" as we usually like to stay in places with heaps of character. But over the five days we came to really like the hotel, and we would definitely go back. The staff are friendly and very efficient and the management are always around and very "hands on". Our only niggle was the internet connection which was very poor during our stay. But the hotel manager said it was being repaired, so this shouldn't be a problem for others. (if the internet is vital for you, do check before booking)Because they were three of us we stayed in a villa which had its own plunge pool, though we mainly used the huge hotel pool if we wanted to cool off. If there were just two of you I would suggest the rooms with a sea view would be the best bet. There is another block overlooking the gardens but it's at the back of the property...and the view over the bay is just so lovely it would be a shame to miss out. The gardens are colourful, with the lawns mowed by a little herd of goats (!) and the buildings are all prettily painted in seaside colours. There are plenty of places to park your sunbed - by the pool, in the garden, under a tree, or looking out to sea - and we thought the beach was the best on the island. There's a good stretch of sand and the waves are pretty gentle compared with Lower Bay, and certainly gentler than anything on the Atlantic side. We ate in the restaurant twice, and both times the food was really good and we thought the atmosphere was great. Recommend the buffet bbq when they arrange live music. Other restaurants we'd recommend would be Nando's (nothing to do with the famous chain) and L'Auberge. We also stayed at a countryside plantation house, The Old Fort, for the first few days of our stay on the island, and this was definitely a great "experience", a place full of character with fabulous views, but without the element of luxury you get from a full-on hotel. So if youre undecided I'd recommend a two-centre stay. If money is no object, you could try Firefly as your plantation house experience, which offers amazing rooms (a class above everything else on the island). We looked at Sugar Reef, too, which offers a very good deal, gorgeous Caribbean-style four-poster beds in The French House, but the pool is small and at the back, though if you're not interested in a pool they do have some new and beautiful rooms on the beach. See my other reviews - hope they're helpful,
We liked our two-bedroom villa, but the villas don't look out over the beach, so if that's a...
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