Isolated on its private island that can be reached only through a short boat ride, the New Emerald Cove gives a healthy feeling of isolation. Indeed the absence of an access road ensures quiet and valuable privacy. A free boat shuttles from the wharf of Sainte Anne Bay 10 times a day from 7:30 am to 11 pm. On arrival, you are warmly received and handed a refreshing towel and delicious coconut milk served directly in a coconut. Two giant turtles - running free - stroll around the estate: you can to trace them! Incidentally, from November to December, you might be lucky to see sea turtles laying their eggs on the beach. The hotel offers a one-hour snorkelling tour with Francesca, an enthusiastic Italian guide who will teach you everything you have always wanted to know about fish and coral. Once out of water, why not take a walk, which in 1 hour and 30 minutes will take you through a woody hill filled with vanilla, cinnamon and other spices, to enjoy a magnificent panorama from its peak, before walking down to the village of Anse La Blague. The hotel also organises tours on board its 47 ft long sailing catamaran, to the nearby Curieuse, Aride, Marianne, La Digue, Petite Soeur, Grande Soeur, Coco, Saint-Pierre, Félicité, Cousin and Cousine islands, along with picnics or barbecues on the beach. Afternoon tea is also served in the bar everyday from 5 pm with tea, coffee and small cakes for those who are a bit hungry. Finally, to satisfy TV lovers (none in the rooms), two rooms are available, including a big one with a giant screen and another also used as a games room and a library.
People looking for calm should go to block 800, the most isolated that guarantees greater tranquillity.
The 14 superior rooms are more suitable for families. Two times bigger and located on the beach, they enjoy a panoramic sea view but have neither terrace nor balcony. They have a double bed and a single bed. A second single bed can be set in the room on request.
The 28 standard rooms, which are cheaper, have a spacious terrace facing the sea or garden.