Calling them a little slice of heaven is no exaggeration: for those seeking a truly intimate and indulgent escape, few getaway spots rival the Villas at LUX* Belle Mare. These stylish abodes are real homes away from home; with all the pampering you can expect of the five-star resort a few steps away.The 12 elegant Villas at LUX* Belle Mare are situated in their own secluded grounds on the northern side of the resort and offer breathtaking sea views. From the two Beachfront Villas, guests can step out of their gardens straight onto the beach. Tucked away in glorious tropical gardens, the eight Ocean Villas and two sprawling Prestige Villas are just a short walk away from the sands. Newly refurbished by acclaimed designer Kelly Hoppen, each villa is a welcoming retreat with bright, airy interiors, luxurious bathrooms and custom-designed beds for a heavenly night’s sleep.
Each Villa has its own lounge and dining room, as well as a small kitchen, so guests can be as independent as they wish. Satellite channels are available on large 56” TVs. Guests with iPods can dock them into the in-room sound system, and, of course, free Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort.After a private car transfer, villa guests arrive in comfort to find fresh fruit and sparkling wine waiting for them in their rooms. As well as 24-hour valet service – guests need only pick up the phone – there’s also full access to the fabulous array of five-star facilities available in the resort. This includes the award-winning spa, the largest swimming pool in Mauritius, a state-of-the-art gym, cafés, bars and exceptional restaurants, not to mention a host of water- and land-based activities.Villas have their own heated pools, ideal in the winter months when the air temperature occasionally falls to a chilly 24C. Make yourselves at home in tropical style with an outdoor shower, sun loungers and a gazebo – just the spot for an al fresco dinner or a breeze-kissed massage.
Pack light: you won’t need much in this barefoot paradise.