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The One&Only Le Saint Géran celebrated its 30th birthday in 2005 and has been home to a steady stream of clients, including royalty, world leaders and celebrities. But nothing about this hotel is dated or old.
Ranging across a 24 hectare peninsula in ample privet grounds, the hotel is of timeless elegant design, with generously sized suites. Manicured lawns, ponds and tropical gardens decorate the grounds.
The service at One&Only Le Saint Géran is legendary. The hotel pioneered butler service in all its rooms and has a reputation for attention to detail. The butler-training programme was devised by Ivor Spencer, who served the British Royal Family at Buckingham Palace for many years.
The One&Only Le Saint Géran has 162 suites and one villa. Suites are generously sized, offering vistas of the Indian Ocean. All suites feature a private terrace facing either the ocean or cove, or a door opening onto a tropical garden. Spacious bathrooms are beautifully appointed, with great cascading showers. All guests have personalised 24-hour butler service.
From the terrace, the view extends over the contrasting white sands and deep blue of the sea and the lagoon, while the interior, dominated by a soft King-size bed or two Queen-size beds, is both intimate and romantic. The dressing room provides ample space to store belongings, while the bathroom includes a dual vanity unit, private toilet, a roomy shower, large bath and special lighting.
Each spacious Ocean Suite has a separate roomy lounge, private dining room and two secluded terraces lead off the sumptuous master bedroom with King-size bed. The large bathroom includes a dual vanity unit, private toilet, a roomy shower, large bath and special lighting. Each Ocean Suite is connected to a Junior Suite, making it an excellent choice for families.
The Villa reigns supreme with its relaxed and discreet luxury, private swimming pool and separate entrance. A team of valets, butler and chef are constantly on hand. With two spacious bedrooms, The Villa is hidden in a peaceful corner of the estate. The master bedroom has a magnificent four-poster bed, and the second bedroom features two Queen-size beds. Each of the two bathrooms have cascading shower, whirlpool bath and his and her vanity. A fully-fitted kitchen and spacious living/dining room equipped with premium quality china, crystal and silverware are ideal for entertaining a small group or for a private romantic dinner. Maximum of 6 persons.
The 696 m2 One&Only Spa by ESPA assures quality in both product and service. The spa’s lap pool is in the world’s top five and is the epitome of tropical chic. The spa offers holistic spa treatments, comprehensive fitness programmes, nutritional advice, pedicures and manicures by Bastien Gonzalez and hairstyling.
The lush Gary Player 9-hole, par-33 course, complete with its own clubhouse and One&Only Golf Academy, offers complimentary greens fees for guests. Instruction for players of any level is available at the One&Only Golf Academy, from intensive training with video analysis, to fine-tuning game play on the practice range followed by 9 holes with the pro, to a fun day on the greens with the whole family.
Spoon de îles restaurant pushes the culinary boundaries with French 3-star Michelin chef, Alain Ducasse. This haute-couture gourmet restaurant offers dishes such as dorado wrapped in banana leaf, ravioli with fresh water prawns and wood roasted rack of lamb.
Surrounding the pool and overlooking the Indian Ocean, La Terrasse offers an eclectic variety of local and international specialities. Breakfast offers a sumptuous buffet featuring eggs cooked to order, fresh baked breads, pastries, cheeses, tropical fruit, freshly ground coffees and vanilla-flavoured Mauritian tea. Lunch follows with a choice of fresh local fish and seafood complemented with Asian-inspired specialties.
Nightly entertainment accompanies dinner, providing an exquisite voyage of cultural discovery. Table d’hôte menus feature mouth-watering crayfish and prawns straight from the ocean, spicy temptations of home-grown Creole cuisine, and the delicate subtleties of France, India, China and Asia.
Rasoi by Vineet restaurant features dishes by the multi-award winning contemporary Indian cuisine of Vineet Bhatia. The kitchen features Vineet’s signature live acts, including a TAK-A-TAK grill, a form of traditional Indian Tepanyaki and an open Tandoor. The kitchens are open, so you can see the chefs prepare your food. Reservations required.
KidsOnly is a fully supervised club for children aged 4-11 years. The complimentary club offers a range of daily programmes and age-appropriate activities between the hours of 10am and 10pm. The KidsOnly Club is a shipwreck theme following the original Le Saint Géran story with sails, wood plank walls, barrels and centre post to simulate ship elements. There is a games and arts and crafts area; a computer room featuring four slim Apple iMacs, printing facilities and Wi-Fi access; a movie room equipped with seventh generation video game systems and the latest games for all ages; plus a colorful Toddler room with dedicated outside sand play area. The large exterior playground features a swimming pool and private dining area leading to an extended grass play area. A variety of exciting themed activities, run by our professional KidsOnly counselors await all our young guests and their families for a memorable experience.
For ease of planning, couples may wish to consider the resort’s One&Only Wedding Package, a comprehensive offering of wedding day details and pampering services. Vow renewal ceremonies are also easily arranged. A dedicated Celebration Consultant can arrange: a tropical bridal bouquet and seasonal floral arrangements; pressing service; a wedding day bottle of champagne; a choice of wedding cake; a romantic candlelit dinner at Rasoi by Vineet; wedding day photograph e-mailed to family and friends; a commemorative wedding album of 36 pictures taken by the resort’s professional photographer; a romantic beach breakfast and an exclusive 30-minute boat trip in the private.
The One&Only Spa welcomes the bride for a rejuvenating 60-minute facial and decadent 30-minute massage on the day of her choice, plus an advance hair consultation at the salon, and expert care and styling on her wedding day. For the groom, a 75-minute massage at time of his choice.
The One&Only Le Saint Géran offer the following honeymoon amenities for newlyweds:
- Pareo, T-shirt, Beach bag
- Daily standard fruit display
- Personalised welcome card from the General Manager
- Heart shaped chocolates
- Bottle of Champagne
- One romantic dinner for two at Rasoi by Vineet (excluding drinks)
- Honeymoon bath ceremony
- Conference Facilities
Conference and meeting facilities are provided complimentary to guests of One&Only Le Saint Géran. The conference and boardrooms facilities can accommodate groups of up to 80 guests. Dedicated personnel are there exclusively to handle group requests, including extensive entertainment and team-building programmes. The conference and boardrooms contain the following equipment:
- Wi-Fi services in all conference and meeting rooms
- PA system
- Flip chart
- Data projector for PC
- Ceiling-mounted retractable projector
- Remote-controlled pull down projection screen
- Fixed and wireless microphones
- Executive public address system
- Video player
- DVD/ CD player
- Video conferencing
One&Only Le Saint Géran has a great fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment, including nine cardio-vascular machines and resistance machines including Technogym’s Kinesis, allowing for a thorough workout of all the main muscle groups in the body. This includes:
- Yoga classes
- Pilates classes
- Stretching classes
- Kinesis classes
- Express Abs classes
- Flexability Induction
- Pool running session
- Youth fitness classes
- Mountain biking
The calm waters of the cove are ideal for kayaks, pedal boats, banana-boat and tube rides, as well as complimentary water-skiing; whereas the coral-sea lagoon on the ocean side is better suited for snorkelling, windsurfing, kite surfing, Hobiecats, monohull Lasers, glass bottom boats, and small-game fishing.
The resort’s Kite Surfing Centre provides private kite surfing courses for all levels, from total beginners to advanced riders. The vast white sand beach, beautiful flat water lagoon and challenging reef waves make the resort the finest kite surfing destination on the island.