Simple and authentic
M'pay Bay Bungalows is named after the small fishing village where they are located.
The simple wood and thatch bungalows look out onto the sea over a rocky beach. There's nothing fancy -- the bathrooms all have scoop-bucket showers and electricity is available from 18:00 till 24:00 -- but the bungalows are perfectly adequate with clean linen, the staff are friendly and accommodating and it's in a good location. The rocks give way to yellow sanded Long beach with excellent snorkelling possibilities. If you're sensitive to noise you may want to bring earplugs -- village life wouldn't be complete without a few crowing roosters and barking dogs. M'Pay Bay Bungalows gives a good taste of rural living. According to other business owners on the island this place is set to close some time in 2014 as the land changes ownership; the current owner is already building new bungalows the other end of the village in anticipation of this, to be called Big Moon.
By Caroline Major
Last updated on 4th December, 2014.