From the dramatic entrance of its lobby to the silken sands which border it, The Residence is one of the most luxurious hotels in the whole of the Indian Ocean.
Colonial in feel yet contemporary in delivery, the hotel attracts the discerning holidaymaker year after year. Lavish grounds, stunning beach, spacious rooms, butler service and a terrific children’s club all help make this property one of the best on the island. Add to that an award-winning spa, fitness room, pilates, yoga & meditation classes, and every water sport you can imagine, including an undersea walk, and you have the dream property, perfect for both families and couples.
Phenomenally popular with repeat guests, The Residence has a colonial feel and offers a great five-star experience. The spa is particularly good, but like all hotels on the east coast, be wary of the winds which blow during the months of July & August.
The hotel prides itself on its cuisine, where native produce of the island is blended with a diversity of fine recipes from around the world offering a symphony of subtle aromas, tastes and colours which can be savoured in all the hotel's restaurants.
Bask in soft whites and warm beiges which give you that yesteryear vibe. Combined with rustic chic furniture it gives your room an elegant look. There is a butler assigned to each room who is available to unpack you luggage, run a luxurious, de-stressing bath and take care of any laundry you many have. What luxury.
Inspired by a sugar-cane plantation house, The Planters Kids Club is nestled in a wondrous tropical park set just steps from the beach. Children from 3 to 12 can romp around the Club’s 400 square metres, enjoying the conviviality of the house or the fun of the playgrounds in the surrounding gardens.
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