5 star Bargain on Praslin
I chose AcaJou because it was listed as the most reasonably priced in my travel book, I had no expectation - all I wanted was a nice beach, a clean bed and maybe a pool. What I got at $200 was the best service, beautiful accommodation, beach that is from the Corona ad, comfiest pool loungers as well as dinner and breakfast, served by such great staff and cooked by talented chef. I am inspired to recommend this hotel to anyone who thinks they cannot afford a hotel on this Island. When I did a google search for a hotel, I received so many that were $1000 plus - I really didn't think it was a possibility, now I know. It is on Cote D'or beach, and has a beach bar. Firstly, when we arrived at 9am, we were greeted and introduced to the resident manager, complimentary cocktails were served (together with fruit and umbrella), while we were enjoying our cocktails, they were getting our room ready, and by 9:15 we were shown our room. Most hotels would not accommodate in this way. As we were inspecting the hotel grounds (beautiful), we were met by the different staff members who were all so proud of their hotel, the pool / beach manager introduced himself, our hands and offered us tips on sunscreen and sandflies.
4 course set dinner was served by attentive staff, it was truly the best experience I have had at a restuarant or hotel.