Clichés never go out of fashion. It’s commonly held that luxury should be eye-catching and showy, with lots of gold, mouldings and high ceilings. A Relais & Châteaux establishment should feature a “period” style. But which period? All of these rules and standards stifle creativity, restrict experiences, slow momentum and transform an idea and an intention into a simple product. The Île de la Lagune first and foremost meets a wish and a need.
Alicia and Xavier Lormand had the idea of a creating a delightful little pied-à-terre, a holiday complex where people love meeting up, where the only luxury would be the possibility to live life at your own pace. Somewhere where you’re welcomed rather than served and where attentiveness replaces services. Where the little details become an essential part of the overall experience. This approach runs counter to the mainstream thinking prevalent in the luxury hotel sector. The stars should no longer be seen a symbol of standardisation but rather as an expression of uniqueness, and of a hospitality-based philosophy. Thoughtfulness, good humour, discretion, hospitality and wellness are the values of this establishment, the five stars which the Île de la Lagune’s family display with pride and uphold on a daily basis with far more conviction and authenticity than they would a simple label.
The Île de la Lagune offers you the real luxury of “carpe diem”: the possibility to slow down life’s tempo to simply enjoy the moment,
at your own pace, according to your own preferences. From the spa to the private beach, from the small lounges to the garden,
from the restaurant to the solarium, each of these vibrant living areas and each bedroom invite you to sample and take in all it has to offer,
to experience genuine pleasure and a truly Epicurean experience.
If you fancy a break from the constant flow of information and dictatorship of notifications or if you need a chance to recharge your batteries with no texts, e-mails, etc., why not go for a “Digital detox” holiday, and leave all your electronic devices at reception? So, for instance, you can rediscover the pleasure of reading with the hotel’s selection of “good books” (also available in your room) and then cut across country with the beach cruisers (one hour’s free bike hire included in your holiday package).
For sixty years the Lormand family, inspired by Jacqueline and Guy, founders of the group’s first hotel (Le Lido in Argelès-sur-Mer), has been welcoming you and offering you the opportunity to enjoy the most wonderful stay possible. The essence of our family business is based on the simple notion of welcoming you in the way that we would like to be welcomed, with a high level of expectation, attention to detail and personalised services that can only be found in small establishments.