FOR DECADES, THE A-LIST HAVE BEEN REBOOKING LE TOUESSROK FOR THEIR much-needed dose of winter sun, and now, following an extensive six-month overhaul, this grande dame hotel is looking better than ever. Overlooking the glistening Trou d’Eau Douce Bay, it occupies a sheltered cove on the island’s glorious east side. Rooms sport a lighter, more modern look now, but don’t worry which category you book, each comes with a first-rate sea view. Renowned for its indulgent spa, there’s also a famous Bernhard Langer designed 18-hole golf course set upon its own island (Ile aux Cerfs) so there’s plenty to entertain – however, with people-spotting this good, you won’t want to do much at all!
INSIDER TIP: his is where tennis star Roger Federer recovers after his most challenging tournaments.
BOOK IT: 10 nights including breakfast from £2,085 per person.
Void of technology, this is where the A-List come to switch off.
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Jade Mountain is one of the world’s swankiest eco-retreats. Rooms, if you can call them that, are off-the-chart: vast, high-design cathedrals of nature built completely open to the elements with glittering infinity pools overlooking Saint Lucia’s Pitons. Void of technology (no TV, radio or air-con here), this is where the A-list come to switch off. Snuggled up under a mosquito net at night, it’s just you, the stars and the raw energy of the rainforest. Hot, hot, hot!
INSIDER TIP: he beachshack cafe on Anse Mamin beach (10 minutes from Jade Mountain), does the best burger you’ll ever taste.
BOOK IT: 7 nights in a Star Sanctuary Suite including breakfast from £4,355 per person.