Purify your Body & Mind
Adjoining to the pool, the Well-Being Center, a recent innovation, is two stories of sheer serenity, crafted from Ipe hardwoods and tinted glass then gift-wrapped in the whites and reds of oleander and hibiscus.
The lower floor is given over to a stylish, low-key Massage Suite with hardwood louvers and antique Balinese stone washbasins and offering a menu of nine Classic and Asian treatments, from deep tissue to spiritual Japanese reiki. Hourly sessions with personal trainers and yoga instructors can also be set up.
The upper floor is an Exercise Suite with a treadmill, elliptical exerciser, stationary bike and weights station. There are no TV monitors but guests don’t seem to mind exchanging commercials and news alerts for the panoramic views beyond the three-sided, floor-to-ceiling windows.
The gym opens to a wraparound terrace with tables and chairs, perfect spot for winding down while admiring the scenery.
Le Village offers an alluring 45 foot infinity pool accompanied by a large sundeck aligned with chaise longue perfect to indulge in the hot Caribbean sun.
The Infinity Pool, once the hotel’s main cistern for storing rainwater, is now the glamorous centerpiece of Le Village, all blue mosaic tiles, large enough for laps and overflowing into a water cascade that tumbles and chuckles down a sculptured stone wall. In the evening, underwater lighting transforms the blue mosaic tiles into a shimmering invitation to midnight dips or star-gazing.
Our newest addition is an inviting gazebo on the pool deck for guests who want to slip into the shade and read a few more chapters between dips in the pool. It also has an outlet for recharging computers. (We’re almost embarrassed to admit that we’re enabling workaholics but since many of our European guests spend so much time getting to and from the island spending an hour or two keeping in touch with the office is a trade-off for enjoying an extra week of quality time with their families). The gazebo has also become a sort of informal venue for impromptu socializing with fellow guests, everyone serving themselves from an “honor” bar.
Other diversions include traditional boccie (or, if you prefer, petanque or boules); complimentary beach gear, available at Reception, where people who enjoy a good read in the sun will also find a travelers’ library (“borrow one, leave one”), in a range of languages, that reflect the cosmopolitan character of our fellow guests.