A step back in pace from the already relaxed Grand Cayman, Le Soleil d'Or and the wonderful team made it pure pleasure from start to finish.
The room down at the beach club was well appointed, stocked and serviced on a daily basis. The snacks are a real point of difference with a mix of farm produce and delicious home backed treats. The granola was incredible! There is a chromecast for use with the TV which allows seamless streaming if you do wish to watch something.
The pool facilities at both the manor house and the beach club are very attractive, the seating and towels as luxurious as one might expect and the ability to order food at either location means a day by the pool is certainly an option.
We used the bikes provided by the facility to cover the 2 miles from the beach club to the manor house on both mornings for breakfast. The roads were quiet and the bikes comfortable. We covered a large proportion of the Island on the bikes and it was a nice and relaxing way to see the topography of the place. The lighthouse trip with the cliff views was a highlight.
The facilities at the manor house are very luxurious, the service by a small but dedicated team really top notch and the food fresh and plentiful at breakfast and dinner. The staff really made you feel welcome and took the time to ask questions about our preferences but also offered suggestions. Saranjah was the consummate host each evening and morning.
Another novel aspect of the property is the fam produce, shop and farm tour. The team at the farm lead by Rufino couldn't have been prouder of their produce and facility. The tour of the farm is worthshile and demonstrates the range of produce and also is a good opportunity to see the rock iguanas.
All in all a fantastic few days and the team lead by Anoop will certainly make their mark as a destination of choice for "locals" from the Cayman Islands and hopefully sooner rather than later international visitors. Transfers in the spacious Suburban were also delightful.
P.S the The sporting / activity facilities were really good - we used the tennis courts (the bikes as mentioned) and the gym is the best hotel gym facility that I have ever used. Really well equipped and scrupulously clean.
Le Solell d'Or was our choice for our private honeymoon paradise.
We chose the Coast House for its astonishing views, private pool and acre + of private sandy beach.
The staff Anoop and Sara were immensely helpful and friendly and helpful in making our stay and honeymoon a one of a kind experience.
They knew when to help and when to give us our time.
We wanted to try some Indian food so they went ahead to prepare something off the menu, especially for us, that Sara cooked herself.
Truly the best and only option for us when we visit the Brac again and again in the future.
Wish we could give more stars to this fabulous property and staff.
Get this, our water was not hot in our villa. We made mention of it to the staff and without asking they were offering the use of a master bath in the manor house where the bath was relaxing and soothing.
theres hiking and climbing within minutes of your bed
They provide fresh baked cookies and squeezed juices and a breakfast included all for free.
you get the jist
We stayed here for 3 nights in early September and we so excited about getting away from Grand Cayman and enjoying the farm to table food on offer at Soleil d’Or.
Whilst I appreciate that Coronavirus has made things particularly difficult for the hospitality industry and that recruitment during a pandemic must be extremely difficult, the fact remains that we paid $310 usd/night and 18% surcharge on F&B bills which seems terrible value for money.
Given the price, we were expecting an amazing product with excellent service, which despite the manager’s (Anoop) best efforts we simply didn’t get.
The room was very nice, with a balcony overlooking the sea and a big bathroom. Although the TV didn’t work but you be fair we didn’t ask them to try and fix it.
However, I couldn’t believe when we went to the restaurant for a drink before dinner and were told didn’t have any cocktails or wine by the glass. Although after a while they did end up opening bottles that could be purchased by the glass.
On the first night there were 6 people in the restaurant in total. My wife was asked if she wanted roti or rice with the curry, only to be told the roti were finished when she asked for that option. Why even bother giving her the choice?
I had the grilled aubergine and feta which was a huge tomato with 3 small pieces of aubergine inside it.
Our second night in the restaurant was worse.....we both had to send back our main courses twice. The rice that accompanied my curry was cold both times, however, they had left the curry dish on the table. So when I did get hot rice after 10 mins or so, the dish itself was cold. My wife ordered the a curry special also that was actually a cold dish. The staff are Indian and said this was how it should be, in which case it’s the first time I’ve heard of a cold curry and feel they should explain that to customers.
Credit where credit is due, Anoop was very apologetic about everything and didn’t charge us for the mains.
Breakfast was pretty good. A huge omelette with some watermelon on the side but given the on-site farm I expected fruit platters etc. In fact we didn’t see that many of the fruits/vegetables from the farm tour on the menu other than watermelon.
The hotel has a nice beach club section but with no staff there, although Anoop did regularly Whatsapp to see if we needed anything. If cocktails could have been served by the pool, it would have made for a much better experience.
Might go back to see if they have managed to turn things around our conclusion was; nice rooms but terrible value for money restaurant which was probably the main reason to stay there and a good manager doing his best with limited resources
This was the best decision we made, to stay at Le Soleil. From the moment we got there, you could feel all your worries melt away .
Anoop and his small team have got the place up and running well even though there are minor glitches . These they try and resolve as well as they can .
From Frette linens , Bulgari toiletries to an extremely well equipped kitchen( sticker daily with fresh homemade bread, eggs, milk juice etc ), everything is of the best quality .
Mary in the kitchen, ably assisted by Tojo ,uses all the fresh farm produce to make delicious meals. Currently you can take your own wines in to the dining room but they will soon have a bigger list .
A five minute drive away takes you to the Beach House where there’s a lovely pool and beach access.
The mark of a great holiday stay is when you don’t want to leave at all . That’s how we felt when we left .
What’s to love about Le Soleil D’or… Everything! Our family of five spent nine nights at Le Soleil in January 2020, children ages 8, 12, and 13. If you’re looking for a place to truly unplug, this is it. The property encompasses a multi acre farm on a bluff overlooking the ocean, a manor house with four units at the foot of the bluff, and a beach- front cottage. There are also a few units located on the farm itself. The location is secluded, serene, tranquil, and private. The accommodations are luxurious and spacious. The surrounding environment rustic, providing a natural experience and plenty of plants, flowers, and wildlife to discover. The fitness center is first class.
The best feature of all, however, was the people at Le Soleil. Anoop, our general manager was very friendly, hospitable, and catered to our every need. Viola and Mary were simply wonderful, showering our three children with love every day, and providing us with delicious farm to table food throughout our stay. The workers on the farm, Rufino, Efran, and Anthony were friendly, accommodating, and courteous. Our kids took several fam tours and even planted a papaya tree. There was no reason to leave the property for dining, it offered the best and freshest food on the island.
While the island is more suited for diving, we still enjoyed some swimming in the pools at the property, as well as it’s nearby beach club. There was also a natural salt water pool/cove on the island for swimming and easy snorkeling. The farm to table food, the natural, serene, rustic, and unique environment and the extremely accommodating and special staff made this trip very memorable for our family.