It reopened this year following a refurb which aims to cement its place a surfer’s paradise. It now boasts two pools, spa and a fitness centre. But there is a wealth to explore and the hotel run a number of activities you can book on site from spa treatments to excursions.

The bay has a rich surfing history and some legendary waves. Camper vans and board short wearing types line the seafront from dawn until dusk. The air-conditioned rooms are refreshingly simple and come with a cool box and beach mats so you’re ready to hit the waves soon as you land.

Mauritius is just 40 miles long and 30 miles across, dotted in the Southern Indian Ocean off the coast of Madagascar. The mountainous interior is covered in thick forest which leads down to sugar cane plantations overlooking the third largest coral reef in the world.