Located in Beau Champ on the island’s east coast, Four Seasons Resort at Anahita is situated on a secluded peninsula on the mainland, extending onto a private island called Ile aux Chats.
The property is set in lush grounds that are tended to by 50 gardeners—including a herb garden—overlooking the Anahita golf course and a large lagoon that’s sheltered by a reef. The layout is essentially a mini village, with restaurants, a fitness centre, an overwater spa, a kids’ club, and boutiques, all well spread out. Thankfully, there’s a shuttle service provided in the form of golf buggies, as well as the complimentary use of bikes that’ll enable you to get around if you just don’t feel like walking.
What’s fantastic about Anahita is that it’s all villa-style accommodation and the entry level pool villas are impressive and come with one of several options: a private garden view; direct access to the beach; steps down to the lagoon; or with views of the mangrove trees. Alternatively, the one to five bedroom residences are great for families and, for those who really want to push the boat out, there’s the five bedroom Presidential Suite Sanctuary. It doesn’t feel like there are 136 villas here at all and during the daytime, most guests seem content hanging around their own pad so the resort doesn’t get crowded.
There’s a good range of activities to suit all ages and interests including many complimentary water sports and there’s a family friendly vibe. Whilst here, you must meet the four resident giant tortoises and if you love marine life, you can learn about the resort’s work with Wise Oceans to protect the reef system, funded by guest donations.
There’s also complimentary play on the Ernie Els designed course for golfers. Evenings can be quiet, but there is live music some nights, with plans to expand the genres into jazz and blues.
Service was as excellent as I expected. With a staff ratio of two to every one guest (when at full occupancy), I was left wanting for nothing.
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