Tatu, also known as ‘the house on the rocks’, is reached by passing through a foliage tunnel. It is firefly city, and is the house most in touch with the ocean, with both really close up and distant sea views, crabs and mudskippers running around meters below the house, and even schools of fish under the house sometimes. Built on two separate levels, under two separate roofs, almost like two separate houses joined by a staircase, the main house is on rocks under a Tamarind tree, close to the ground, and the stairs go down from there into the second house that is over the beach in amongst the mangroves. During Spring tides the water comes right up under the lower house and even, twice a year (March and February) wets the floor of the lower house. A few years ago I chose to spend the night of my 50th birthday in Tatu (the house of first choice, with the woman of my choice…Anne).
The shower is in a very pretty rock garden but the toilet is another of the three original prototypes.