Close to LAnse golf club, an 18-hole public course, the Aero Club of Kourou, maiden flight and pilot-training specialists, and the Nautical Centre for sailing enthusiasts, the rich bounty of sports activities makes this an attractive destination for couples and families. The 99 comfortable rooms (including two suites) have balconies that take in the full length of a long beach equipped with lounge chairs, fringed with coconut palms.
The facilities are modern, with minibars in the rooms, Wi-Fi throughout, and some 30-satellite channels available. On the first floor is Le Paradisier, a panoramic restaurant serving gourmet French-Caribbean cuisine. The Sunday brunch is a highlight of the week.
For simpler fare, try the snack bar hut on the beach.
Hotel des Roches
Avenue des Roches
+594 (0)5 94 32 00 66
Rooms: from 188 EUR