After looking at photos of the beautiful resort of Méridien Ile des Pins, it's natural to ask if that turquoise lagoon is really that amazing color. Happily, the answer is yes. Those white sandy beaches? Also just as lovely as they appear.
The 39 rooms and suites, in private bungalows or a pavilion with beach and pool views, offer an intimate environment that's sure to add heat to any romance, or a chill to any stress. Though it's hard to even remember what stress is when you're relaxing by the pool, or kayaking, pedal boating, and snorkelling in that inviting tropical sea.
The Melanesian-inspired architecture at Méridien Ile des Pins is inviting too, with its polished timber floors and airy, open spaces. But you'll have to leave your room at some point, or risk missing the nature walks and cycle tours through the surrounding coconut groves.
La Pirogue Restaurant offers an array of choices, from a relaxed barbecue lunch, to fine dining on fresh-caught seafood.