Set 600m up, overlooking the village of Sainte Anne, Diana Dea’s sleek, modern aesthetic and jaw-dropping scenery sets it apart as somewhere a little bit special. Surrounded by an endless expanse of lush green land, up at Diana Dea it can feel as if you’re a very long way from home…in the best way possible. Offering a small selection of individually styled rooms and suites spread across the rolling hills of the Réunion countryside, this is the perfect place to crash out on a sun lounger and soak up the serenity.
A little slither of French soil in the midst of the Indian Ocean, Réunion Island offers up every kind of environment you could imagine. Sandwiched between Madagascar and Mauritius, you’ll find everything from thick rainforest to vast coastal lowlands, free-flowing waterfalls and volcanic peaks. Built on land once set aside for hunting, a stroll around the hotel grounds will take you through sprawling stretches of untamed forest populated by a small community of wild deer.
Furnished with dark woods, cool stone and an eclectic range of fabrics, the suites here are all about texture. Brightly coloured artwork adorns pastel coloured walls and rustic wooden sculptures sit on coffee tables and in dimly lit corners. Step out onto your private balcony and drink in the 180 degree view or enjoy a similar panorama from a bathtub brimming with perfumed bubbles.
why we like it
Hide away in the hotel library with a well-thumbed copy of your favourite novel or set yourself up amidst the antique furniture and cosy fireplaces in the lodge-style bar and restaurant with a glass of French red. It’s also well worth booking yourself in for a treatment or two at the Spa for a soothing massage that will leave you feeling relaxed and entirely rejuvenated.