Mount Irvine Bay Hotel
Mount Irvine Bay
A well-established 4* hotel with an 18 hole par 72 championship golf course. A polished pink marble foyer with Louis XIV chairs at attention around the periphery sets the scene for two formal dining rooms (hermetically sealed and air-conditioned), an attractive open-air dining area, a large swimming pool, a choice of 6 bars (one in the pool), and a spacious garden leading down to Mount Irvine Bay with clipped shrubs and stands of trimmed bamboo.
53 ‘superior’ rooms are in a two story block: tiled floors, spacious bathrooms, and a private balcony overlooking the garden. More characterful are 46 ‘garden cottage’ rooms scattered through the hotel grounds. Each cottage is split into two spacious bedroom units that can interconnect for families etc. Each unit has a simple outdoor kitchenette area with a fridge, sink, table, chairs and sun lounger, and is screened by a lattice wall.
The closest beach, Mount Irvine Bay, is a 3min walk through the hotel’s gently sloping garden and across a fairly busy main road. It is a public beach with a gently sloping shelf of golden sand. The hotel has a snack bar, loungers and sun-umbrellas at the beach, where sea-grape trees also provide shade. There’s good snorkelling and novice diving on the Mount Irvine Wall, accessible by shore or boat for bright orange, red and yellow sponges, thousands of Christmas tree worms, wrasse and parrotfish. Snorkel gear can be rented. Yachts moored in the bay complete the vista.
Guests play golf at a 10% discount; clubs, carts and balls can be hired locally. A hire car is recommended if you intend to explore beyond the confines of Mt Irvine during your stay.