But 101 is definitely worth the journey, and if you can get yourself organised, there’s also the option for guests to arrive by boat from the One&Only Royal Mirage – a great way to make an entrance if you’re entertaining visitors. The lounge itself is a cosy yet stylish outdoor affair, with a liberal scattering of sofas, cushions and pouffes, and plenty of heaters in place for cooler nights. Well-chosen aqua and brown hues fit with the beachside surroundings, and as the night wears on, the chill-out background music is cranked up a few decibels, but not so much that it overpowers the laid-back vibe.
Naturally there’s plenty of options on the tipples menu, with a particularly extensive list of short drinks, and some impressive-sounding bar snacks. But while the tomato and bresaola bruschetta is worth a nibble, it will hardly keep you satiated for long, and the cucumber sticks with tzatziki turn out to be served with cream cheese, not the Greek yoghurt-based dip. But these are merely the quibbles of a pedant, and overall, 101 is everything a destination bar should be.