This is a unique place for a fabulous getaway: imagine an authentic wooden Creole house, alone on a tiny islet. Better yet, this house, listed as a historical monument, has only four rooms, all facing the sea, each with a private bathroom.
Getting there is simple. When you arrive in François, a fisherman welcomes you aboard his skiff. Along the way he tells you the story of the house. Originally built on a neighbouring islet, the owner lost it in a card game. After being dismantled, it was rebuilt on Oscar Islet and reopened in 1935. It has retained the character of its time, along with some beautiful antique furniture, but it has also gained in comfort.
Environmental concerns are at the fore: with solar-heated water, a rainwater cistern, solar panels and wastewater treatment. Robinson Crusoe's dream paradise, indeed.
La Maison de l'Îlet Oscar
Les Fonds Blancs
97240 Le François
+596 (0)5 96 53 50 58
or +596 (0)6 96 45 33 30
Rooms: from 150 EUR