This stylish and intimate boutique resort, set in lush gardens overlooking a picture-perfect beach, is a peaceful, grown-up hideaway.
From the moment you step through the oversized wooden doors into the airy reception area, The House’s beguiling atmosphere begins to work its magic. The sight of the turquoise sea just beyond certainly helps to induce an instant feeling of relaxation, as does the warm welcome from your personal service ambassador – there are no front-desk formalities here. It all adds to the feeling of being in a discreetly luxurious private home, where comfort comes first and the days unwind however you choose. With its hard-to-better beachside setting, laidback culinary scene and imaginative selection of things to do, The House is destined to become one of the island’s best-loved adults-only, all-inclusive resorts.
That sense of being nurtured is very much to the fore at the new boutique spa, whose two treatment rooms are scented with calming gardenia, neroli, petitgrain and sweet orange. It’s also a theme that runs through the various activities on offer, from yoga in the verdant gardens to water sports that combine mindfulness with exploration. We love the stand-up paddleboard sessions, where you can glide above gently waving sea grass looking for sea turtles, while kayak trips provide a chance to explore the glorious coastline further. The calm Caribbean waters are the perfect place to learn more pulse-racing activities such as waterskiing and Hobie Cat sailing with complimentary lessons from Aqua School’s expert instructors.
There are just 34 spacious rooms and suites at The House, many with ocean views. The décor is minimalist without being cold. Whitewashed walls and neutral soft furnishings are complemented by bright local artworks and vibrant cushions, all designed to evoke the barefoot chic of a private beach house. If you’re happy to trade a sea view for a backdrop of scented tropical plants, the private plunge pool of a Garden View One Bedroom Suite is just the place to cool down on a hot day. The Ocean View One Bedroom Suite has two bathrooms – helpful if you like to take your time to get ready for an evening out – and two terraces or balconies for sunset gazing.
Good to know
Guests over 18 are welcome at this resort. Minimum stays: 3 nights 21-25 Dec; 5 nights 26 Dec-02 Jan.
34 rooms and suites
2 restaurants, 1 bar, private and in-room dining*, 24-hour room service (delivery charge)
All Inclusive • Champagne breakfast at The Deck • Dinner at Positano • Selected drinks (excluding champagne and fine wines) • Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme • Afternoon tea • 1 x 30 minute Jet Lag massage on arrival • Fitness and wellness activities such as weekly yoga classes in the garden • Cooking Journey demo • Shuttle to Oistens every Friday evening • Selected motorized and non-motorized watersports • Water shuttle to selected sister hotels • Wi-Fi.
*Denotes local charge