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10 stylish reasons to stay in Mauritius

Here at Air Mauritius we understand that savvy travelers are as influenced by architecture, fashion, design, unique experiences and outstanding service in their choice of holiday destination and resort as they are by a year-round tropical climate and fabulous beaches.

Fortunately for us we’re home to all of the above, but for those who seek style above everything else, here’s our pick of the best ways to find it…

The Kelly Hoppen-designed villas at LUX* Belle Mare


The 12 serene villas were recently refurbished in natural materials and calming shades of white by British interior designer Kelly Hoppen, and are set amongst jungly tropical gardens with incredible sea views. Each has its own lounge, dining room and small kitchen, plus a private heated pool with outdoor shower and gazebo. And if that’s not enough, guests also have access to everything else LUX* Belle Mare has to offer, including the largest swimming pool in Mauritius.

Luxury transfers with Maradiva Villas


If you’re celebrating a special occasion, nothing comes close to being collected at the airport and arriving at your destination in the Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa’s snow white Rolls Royce Phantom. You can even arrange for it to chauffeur you around the island at your leisure. The luxury transfer service also extends to a new black BMW Series X5 if you prefer something a little more subtle.

Contemporary design at Long Beach


With modern beach house style interiors by South African firm K/M2K, Long Beach is the epitome of Mauritian contemporary cool. Unlike many other resorts on the island, Long Beach is defined by its square buildings, clean lines and pared-back minimalist approach, though a judicious use of wood, texture and natural finishes keeps it feeling warm, friendly and casual.

Le Manoir Dining Room at St. Regis Mauritius


Occupying the St. Regis Manor House’s ground floor, the elegant Le Manoir Dining Room overlooks the pool and offers gourmet French-Creole cooking in exceptionally elegant colonial-style surroundings: think large potted palms, dark leather banquettes, intricately carved wooden screens and a beautiful patterned tile floor.

The Governor’s House by 20 Degres Sud

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Grand Baie boutique hotel 20 Degres Sud has an absolute corker up its sleeve in the form of the Governor’s House; a rustic and extraordinary private restaurant on Flat Island. With exclusive access for guests, the restaurant is a 75 minute boat ride from the mainland via the hotel’s private catamaran Lagoon 440, looking out to sea from its sheltered position within the crumbling walls of an old ruin.

The beachfront suites at Baystone Boutique Hotel


With their organic wave motifs, curved furniture and plush, all-white interiors the beachfront suites at Baystone Boutique Hotel could easily be mistaken for a celebrity hangout in Miami. Instead, they’re far removed from the tumult of urban life, with lots of privacy, direct sea access and a fully equipped terrace and balcony.

The Lotus Lounge Bar at Constance Le Prince Maurice


Sitting above a shallow moat, the al fresco Lotus Lounge Bar at Constance Le Prince Maurice is a stylish split-level space filled with comfortable armchairs and sofas, above which hang rows of whirring ceiling fans. The stunning carved wooden room dividers and polished marble tables are complemented by colourful pops of olive and tangerine.

The swimming pool at Heritage Le Telfair


With the pagoda style Le Palmier bar at its helm and surrounded by sunbeds, palm trees and a collection of white parasols, the stunning swimming pool at Heritage Le Telfair is one of the most photogenic in Mauritius. Take a dip in the morning before breakfast or a late afternoon plunge before sundowners at the British colonial style Cavendish Bar & Lounge.

The Private Coaching service at Dinarobin


Not only can guests staying in the Dinarobin’s Senior Suites enjoy the services of a dedicated private concierge, if they are keen sportspeople too they can take advantage of a new private coaching concept with a qualified trainer. After discussing personal fitness goals, an entirely bespoke workout programme will be tailored to the needs of individual guests, allowing them to work at their own pace while being encouraged by their trainer from the sidelines.

The Sanctuary spa at The Residence


Enter the huge double doors into The Sanctuary spa at The Residence, and prepare for a period of total wellness and calm. Eight individual treatment rooms are available for facials, massages and tailor-made treatments, but the pièce de résistance is the central relaxation area, complete with glittering mosaic pillars and oversized, all-enveloping beanbag style chairs.

So, start your flight with Air Mauritius and book your next big adventure with us today.

Photos: LUX* Belle MareLuxury transfers, Long Beach, Le Manoir Dining RoomThe Governor’s HouseBaystone Boutique HotelThe Lotus Lounge BarHeritage Le TelfairDinarobinThe Sanctuary spa 

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