Our guesthouse, A la Bella Etoile, offers a perfect immersion into the beautiful yet simple culture of Fanning Island. Organically built over a period of 20 years by proprietor, Bruno de Lala, and reminiscent of a Robinson Crusoe fantasy, A la Bella Etoile is a work of art that speaks to Bruno’s marine heritage, incorporating many items that came from the sailboat he foundered on the local reef many years back. Wonderfully rustic and comfortable, A la Belle Etoile comfortably accommodates up to six guests and offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience where guests are immersed in authentic timeless village life while simultaneously basking in the gracious hospitality of Bruno and his family.
A la Belle Etoile offers four private rooms with shared baths, each set in the Robinson Crusoe-esqe compound of the de Lala family. Each unit is constructed almost entirely of drift-wood timber and other materials collected on the island, and each features a full-sized bed cooled by high-speed floor fans and protected by mosquito nets. Comfortable, yet very simple, the rooms at A la Belle Etoile are the perfect metaphor for what a visit to Fanning Island should be: an unforgettable immersion into another world.