Our stay at the One&Only le Saint Geran was fantastic so I’m writing several posts about it:
- One&Only Le Saint Geran review and general overview
- The food at the One&Only Le Saint Geran
- Activities for adults and kids at the One&Only Le Saint Geran
- Beach and pools at One&Only Le Saint Geran
A full range of activities for all
- the spa
- the gym
- the kids club
- the lounge
- the boat house
One&Only le Saint Geran for kids
The hotel is really a great place for families. First of all the rooms are spacious and can accommodate a kids bed or a cot. In suites your kid will sleep on a sofa bed large enough for two.
Second of all, the kids club is open from 10 am to 10 pm!!! The lady who showed me around was lovely and very gentle. She showed me the various areas for play with zones for reading, craft, drawing, education games, outdoor playground etc. Every day they organise different activities such as pirates day or Mauritius day. Really can’t get bored!
For the tweens and teens there is a big room with computers (Macs of course), tv, books and video games. There are also activities planned for them such as karaoke or scavenger hut. Or table tennis competitions.
As we were on a non holiday week mademoiselle didnt go as there were not many children to play with. But I have no doubt it would be a lot of fun.
The family pool is watched over until 18:00. There are many areas of various depths so perfect for all ages. Parents can relax on large chairs and mattress all around. The watch guard means you can also stay on the beach facing the sea while your older children are monitored back at the pool.
Food wise there is everything you may want for your kids. They can accommodate any wish. At night you can have pizzas made to your exact specs for instance when eating at La Terrace. At lunch the beach box for a sandwich comes with fries and a fruit salad!
At Tapasake, they offered to do grilled fish with rice and broccoli for her. At Prime they don’t have a special menu but you can have small portions of the meat. Mademoiselle loves beef so she had that and a baked potato with it.
Water activities for kids and adults
The boat house is where you can do all the different water sports and also plan various excursions to nearby islands. Waterskiing, kayaking, pédalos, paddle boarding, hobby cat sailing, snorkeling expeditions are all complementary.
They can teach adults and kids alike at no cost. Mr Bigg did his first waterskiing lessons and got out of the water and skied properly after two sessions. Mademoiselle tried too and they were the most gentle with her. The teachers were very gentle and expert. Because it was not a full week you could have as many turns as you want.
We went for a kayak trip around the lagoon which was gentle and nice. They also do a bottom glass boat trip twice a day. We tried it and it was ok as you could get a nice view of the resort from the sea but the coral reef on that part of the island is not very lively so there’s not much to see.
We also tried the floating sofa. You seat at the back hold the handles tight and then they pull you with a motorboat. Mr Big and Mademoiselle loved it. I was less cool!! I sudddenly realised in the middle of it that this was probably not recommended given my recent surgery, oh well! Still a lot of fun.
Gym and sports to keep you fit
With all the good food that you eat at the Saint Geran, exercising regularly is recommended! The gym is of course air conditioned and had enough running machines and weight machines for the number of guests going when we were there.
Again, the teachers and coaches were really nice and gave me some free advice and exercise for my back and a stretching session. I also attended a complimentary yoga lesson which was really relaxing. Other fitness activities are offered for free during your stay as water fitness or stetch and relax or padle initiation.
For those who like tennis there is a tennis court. Then you can also borrow cross-country bikes and explore outside of the resorts or have fun with the electric bikes. Those need to be paid for and also don’t allow kids on them.
Relaxing treatments in the spa
Just in case the setting, the food, the beach and the nice weather didn’t have you relaxed enough, you can have some more pampering at the spa! The spa is not as grandiose as other spas I’ve been too. It’s probably because it would be hard to compete with the beach and the turquoise water even if you a full indoor/ hot water kind of spa. I did like the very pure white decor.
This is also where you can have the lap pool for adults only.
Mr Big and I had several treatments. I had the one and only massage, refloxogy and back massage. I would recommend you asking for Prakash, he did a fantastic massage.
I also had a Bastien Gonzalez manicure. My hands and fingers are short and fat and still the lady managed to make them look elegant. I really recommend it.
They also have a hair salon which was very handy as I hadn’t managed to find the time to book a hair appointment for Mademoiselle for more than 7 months!
As you can see, there is really everything you could wish for. And on top of that there is a lounge on the first floor if you wanted to work with Macs, long tables for meetings and discussions, a great library and some board games too!
One&Only le Saint Geran, Mauritius
- 162 rooms
- From 436 Euros in low season, 700 in high season
- Half board rates available
- Check their site for special offers, we had a 30% discount for instance
Double queen rooms are good for a family of four
Suites like ours have a wide space and sofabed for your kids
Kids menu everywhere. They’ll also love the artisan with all the cakes, pastries, chocolates
Kids club from 10 am to 10 pm with a great variety of activities, table tennis
- Pool area for todlers, for babies, life guard at the pool as well
- Teenage clubs as well with video games, Mac…
Karaoke, 5 a sides
Food adapted everywhere. They’ll love the artisan
Free waterskiing lessons
Snorkelling and glass bottom boats
- Tennis court
- Boat house with lots of complimentary activities
- Electric bikes for hire