Guests are welcomed into a very stylish reception that occupies a green open space. The X2 Resort, which opened its doors in 2008, has focused on an urban design, creating a pleasant contrast between the usual architecture found on the island and its refined lines reminiscent of a boutique hotel. The hotel has a geometrical set-up: a tree-lined path leads from reception to the sea, with the different lodgings leading the way.
The swimming pool is in keeping with this contemporary style and marks the end of the path. Nestled between the beach and the accommodation units, it is rectangular in shape and boasts straight lines. Unfortunately, you can make out the wear caused by the incessant wind and effects of the salt. For example, the wooden boards surrounding the pool are faded and some are even damaged. Be careful if you are walking around in bare feet, as you risk getting a splinter or two.
The resort's fabulous location on the beach in the south of the island has in fact exposed it to the sea salt and air. The effect is taking its toll on the wooden installations, which seem rather worn down.
This is the only thing we can really fault here though, since the style of the establishment is very well-executed. It's just that the sea water has shown no mercy, making the hotel appear older than it is.
There is a spa just beside reception, which takes on the same straight and rather aesthetic lines as the rest of the hotel. In this regard also, the X2 hasn't had much luck, since there are plans to build a hotel-restaurant facing it. Thus, the large bay windows, which provide plenty of natural lighting, will have to be covered up, unless guests don't mind being admired during their massages!