Set amid white wood plantation splendour and overlooking Intendance Bay in the Indian Ocean, each of the 60 villas are blessed with an infinity pool. The pools come in varying sizes - from plunge to mini-stroke - but each has the palm-fronded capacity to carry you off into the blue. Peaking the experience is the 425 feet square (42 metres square) free-form pool carved into the granite boulders surrounding the Presidential Suite. For those looking for laps followed by a pool bar cocktail as you perch on a water seat, head down to the main pool.
Lying on the bow trampoline of the twin-hulled catamaran Banyan Lagoon and catching the sea spray.