Most guests at The House opt for the half board meal plan. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared at Daphne's restaurant but breakfast and lunch are only served on The Deck. We loved the daily champagne breakfast (everyday is a special occasion at The House!) and the complimentary pre-dinner canapés served on The Deck. Afternoon tea is also served daily at 4:30pm. Room service is available 24 hours a day but between 10:30pm and 7:30am only a limited cold selection is offered.
Daphne's restaurant is located next door and is popular with tourists and locals alike. The only shame is that is does not serve any local specialties, being an Italian restaurant. However, the setting is truly romantic, with dim lighting, ornate grills, sunken areas and cosy alcoves divided by organza curtains to create quiet, intimate corners. Feast on baked sea bass in crust of salt with broccoli and roasted potatoes (BBD$98, £30.15); stewed tiger shrimp with borlotti beans and garlic croutons (BBD$79, £24.30); or roasted lamb cutlet with Lyonnaise potatoes and asparagus (BBD$85, £26.15).
Daphne's also contains a bar and lounge area perfect for an early evening aperitif. Daphne's beachfront location means that guests dine to the sounds of the small waves lapping the shore. On the beach itself, a small deck is lined with a few high tables and stools illuminated only by the soft glow of nearby fire torches.
The bar boasts a large selection of wines. Don't miss the nightly happy hour between 5:00pm and 7:00pm for half price drinks. We were impressed by the extensive cocktail selection (BBD$25 - $30, £7.70 - £9.30) and the barmen's skill. Try a martini; choose from inventive flavours such as apple strudel, lemon meringue and mocha; or go for the black and blue caipiroska (blackberry and blueberry purée muddled with lime, sugar and vodka and topped with crushed ice) - it's delicious - we know, we tried it!