One&Only Le Saint Geran
Occupying its own private peninsula, near the site of the infamous Le Saint Geran shipwreck, the One&Only Saint Geran is the perfect family holiday location - from its fantastic beach, to the extensive gardens with swaying coconut trees housing exotic birds, as well as natural water features stocked with fish and other wildlife. While the resort has just one pool (heated in winter), the beautiful beach more than compensates with wooden loungers and Alice Temperley-designed ‘tipis’ arranged on golden sands, overlooking the clear blue sea.
Le Saint Geran resort offers the full range of luxury holiday facilities including golf (9-hole Gary Player course), tennis, water sports (from deep sea fishing to banana rides) and a Spa, yet all within a completely relaxed and calming ambience. Nestling in the lush topical landscape, the luxurious Spa overlooks a tranquil pool and the ocean. Here, treatments are centred on three key themes - ‘Unwind’, ‘Restore’ and ‘Elevate’ - depending on your particular needs. The Spa also offers world-famous Bastien Gonzales pedicures, nutritional advice and general fitness programmes.
For foodies, Le Saint Geran is a dream - Spoon des Iles, under the auspices of Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse, offers haute cuisine while Vineet Bhatia’s (the first Indian chef in the UK to receive a Michelin star) Rasoj restaurant has a modern-Indian menu. Other poolside (La Terrasse) and ocean-side restaurants and bars ensure that all of your culinary requirements are satisfied; children are welcomed in all restaurants. 24-hour room service is also available.
No wonder, then, that this fabulous resort has maintained its reputation for luxury living and world-class service for over 30 years.
The Family Travel experience
Accommodation: With walk-in closets, cooling stone floors and ‘child-proof’ balconies, Ocean Suites are the best choice for families, providing spacious accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children. (These suites can also be connected to Junior Suites to create accommodation for larger families). All rooms have cots, children’s robes and slippers and a teddy bear for each child to take home. High chairs, baby baths, sterilisers etc available on request. Adults aren’t forgotten - mums get a beach bag and sarong and dads get a T-shirt!
For true luxury, a huge 2-bedroom villa with a private pool and terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean, with a four poster bed in the master suite, fully-fitted kitchen and 24-hour butler service, is also available.
For children: Children’s facilities are exceptional at Le Saint Geran. The beach-side KidsOnly Clubhouse, staffed by English-speaking professionals, enjoys its own pool, arts and crafts facilities, computers and restaurant and is open all year. Under 4s can use the club with a parent or babysitter. Children can also enjoy golf, tennis, windsurfing and swimming clinics and wildlife excursions.
Flight duration: 12 hours
Transfer from airport: 50 min
Time difference: GMT +4 hours
Best time to travel: April - June and Sept - Nov. Highest temperatures from Dec - Feb
Child friendly restaurant
Child friendly pool