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Magical Mauritius | 'The April Luxe Travel List' | The Luxe Diary ذا لوكس داياري

Magical Mauritius | ‘Luxe Travel List’

Luxe Travel List | Mauritius

This month’s Luxe Travel List takes you to Mauritius. Amid white beaches, turquoise waters and rare and unique access to wildlife and volcanic rock heights, Mauritius is home to some of the world’s most beautiful hotels. From the traditional inspired Constance Le Prince Maurice, to the colonial elegance and glamour of the St Regis Mauritius Resort at Le Morne Beach and the boutique charm of 20 Degrés Sud, we have your Luxe Travel List for Mauritius this April right here.

Constance Le Prince Maurice | Mauritius

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Constance Le Prince Maurice holds a very special place in The Luxe Diary’s heart as this is where is our Editor was lucky enough to honeymoon some almost 10 years ago.

Designed by architectural mastermind Jean Marc Eynaud and designer David Edwards, Constance Le Prince Maurice is where style, space and architectural designs meet to create the perfect hotel lifestyle. Designed to ensure guests feel energised and inspired by Feng Shui principles, Le Prince Maurice projects a sense of harmony throughout the resort.

Peaceful by day, the hotel is amidst lush tropical greenery. The infinity pool and natural reserves add to the décor by instilling a sense of tranquillity. Picturesque at night, the structure of the hotel is enhanced by warm lights positioned to harmonise with the environment.

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Le Prince Maurice is the ultimate romantic hideaway with stunning architectural design in a super lush and luxurious setting. But beyond its architecture, interior design, facilities and luxurious amenities, Le Prince Maurice offers an exceptional half-board experience with a choice of three restaurants: its Asian themed restaurant, the ‘Archipel’ where beautifully crafted food is served in an elegant setting with views out across the beach on the one side and to the  infinity pool on the other, or, for a showstopping experience, Le Barachois. Take a stroll down the lantern-lit pontoon leading through the mangroves to the romantic seclusion of Le Barachois where you can enjoy a candlelit feast of authentic Indian Ocean flavours as you float above calm waters, on one of the restaurant’s 5 floating decks.

For more information and reservations click here.

St Regis Mauritius Resort | Le Morne Beach | Mauritius

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The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is situated on the south-western side of the island, in a truly privileged spot on the soft white sands at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Le Morne Beach – with its turquoise lagoon and in the dramatic backdrop of Le Morne Brabant.

The hotel combines colonial turn of the century and art deco charm with an elegant disposition. The resort’s 172 guestrooms and suites have breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean waters.

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Discerning foodies will delight in the experience at Inspiration or the Chef’s Table for the most delicious cuisine and customised dishes. For relaxed dining, head to The Boathouse Bar & Grill, where vintage champagne sparkles next to steak and seafood specialities. As part of the St. Regis Rituals, guests may also experience the ritual of Sabrage or enjoy afternoon tea with a hand-picked selection of Dammann Frères tea at The 1904 Bar located at the Manor House.

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The contemporary Iridium Spa features twelve treatment rooms of which two are couples treatment rooms. The resort also features a Ladies Hair and Nail Salon, a dedicated men’s grooming salon, a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, and a relaxation terrace.

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The resort caters for children with the Kite Flyers Club, a children’s paradise where everything is tailored to their size and needs, a colourful environment that is safe and above all super fun.

The world class waters sports facilities at the St Regis include the island’s most exclusive hotel “Sea lounge” boat as well as diving, snorkelling, kayaking and water skiing facilities.

For more information and reservations click here.

20 Degrés Sud | Northern Coast, Mauritius

One of The Luxe Diary’s favourite Mauritian hideaways, 20 Degrés Sud, is a gem of a boutique hotel.

Hidden behind an impressive carriage entrance door made of oak and concealed within an old coconut grove bordering the water’s edge, lies one of the best kept secrets of Mauritius.

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20 Degrés Sud is situated on the north coast of Mauritius, between Grand Baie and Pointe aux Canonniers, in an abundance of sheltered beaches.

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Each of the well-appointed rooms at 20 Degrés Sud have private terraces looking out onto the coconut groves bordering the sea. The colonial inspired interior is vintage classic chic  from Flamant Home Interiors including retro art deco bathrooms.

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Beachfront rooms are equipped with a private plunge pool overlooking the sea, for those on the ground floor, and for those on the first floor, with a large jacuzzi. Their terraces are less than two metres from the water with excellent views.

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At 20 Degrés Sud, you can also enjoy the unique experience of dining on Mauritius’ oldest motor-yacht, M.S.Lady Lisbeth. Built in 1929, this stunning vessel was completely restored to its former glory thanks to images found in the archives at the Taylor and Smith Marine Museum at Port-Louis.

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You can set sail for a gastronomic cruise around the bay and under the stars, heading towards the calm waters of the Grand Baie

For more information and reservations click here.

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April 2017