Our time at Alice et Raphael was amazing, this is the peaceful getaway we wanted. No tv, no electronics just nature at its very best. They are powered by solar and use water desalinization. This Guesthouse option is amazing. The family pets will take you on a walk :) and a transport can be arranged to the main island. There are three beautiful cabanas to chose from, and airport transfer is included. Excursions will pick you up off the dock, after they carefully walk the boat in. We stayed in November of 2019, Sorry for the late review, we had an amazing time!
Alice and Raphael are very friendly and helpful and discussing with them was very interesting. The bungalows have the best (!) view and are very comfortable (a good mix between comfort and luxus with nature-friendly living and materials). If you are searching for a calm place to relax, you will be, like us, willing to go back and recommend this place.
Definitely a slice of paradise! Wonderful and high quality garden bungalows, each of which has a spacious shower, sink and toilet and a wonderful tahitian king size bed made of bamboo and a mosquito net around. Everything is super clean, high quality with thoughtfull touches yet simple. There is no refrigerator in the rooms, no A/C, no glass windows or mosquito doors but we were always comfortable! Best thing is, the place is completely self sufficient with solar powered energy supply, water and sewage, fully in harmony with nature, just like it's owners. Alice and Raphael are wonderful caring and generous hosts. It was a gift to get to know them, their kids and lovely pets.
We stayed here for 3 days after a whirlwind South Pacific cruise. It was wonderful to relax before having to return to civilization (and work) Maureen and I have only wonderful things to say about the place, the food and Alice and Rafael. We were picked up by boat at the airport and ferried to paradise. We had a king-sized bed with a mosquito net. Each "hut" has it's own private shower. Anything we wanted was supplied by Alice and Rafael. They provided lunch and dinner (at a reasonable additional cost) if u did not want to go to the main island. if u wanted to see the ocean, it was only a 5 minute walk to the other side of the property. When we were looking to book our trip we saw a negative comment on trip advisor and we were a bit concerned. Please, please, PLEASE!! Pay no attention to any negative comments you might see. When we wanted a half day tour of the main island, Rafael set it up (with a woman who did anything we wanted) and ferried us to our pickup point. We could not possible give a higher recommendation.…
Stayed for 2 weeks in November 2017. Beautiful spot, wonderful island. Alice and Raphael are excellent and amenable hosts. The view from my bungalow, of the main island and mountain will stay with me forever.