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    Travel today

    Updated on 07/07/2022

    As the world reopens, travel is getting a little easier. The secret to a seamless trip is extra planning. Be sure to check your country's regulations. Here's the status of our destinations:

     

    Mauritius

    Great news! Mauritius is fully open! We compiled the most frequently asked questions below. We also invite you to consult the official Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority website for the latest updates and more detailed information: https://mauritiusnow.com

    La Reunion

    Social distancing is recommended but is no longer mandatory. Masks are not required indoors and outdoors, including in transportation (even if it is still recommended). To visit Reunion Island, it is compulsory for unvaccinated people to present a Covid-19 test (PCR test less than 72 hours or Antigen test less than 48 hours). Vaccinated travellers do not need to present any test upon departure. Since 14 May, ‘reasonable excuses’ are not required for unvaccinated travellers (however a negative Covid test is still compulsory).

    China

    Over in China, the doors to our resorts and retreats are open to domestic travellers only, as borders remain closed for now. A health QR code is required upon check-in. Local travellers from high and middle-risk areas should check in with their regional's regulations.

    Maldives

    The Maldives' one island=one resort has made it an alluring destination since day 1.

    You are no longer required to present a PCR negative test result upon arrival to the Maldives. This applies to both vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers. Wearing a face mask is no longer mandatory, except at health facilities.

    You must fill out an online Traveller Health Declaration (https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/) within 48h of your departure to and from the Maldives.

    If you are coming from another resort, island or boat, you are no longer required to do a PCR test prior to your arrival at LUX* South Ari Atoll.

    As part of the Collective Care Program, all Team Members maintain protective measures, and public facilities are sanitized frequently to keep you, our Team Members, and our communities safe.

    COVID-19 insurance: The Maldives offers a COVID-19 insurance which travellers can purchase prior to their arrival. It covers medical expenses, isolation and transportation costs.

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    FAQs: https://allied.mv/insurance-plan/allied-inbound

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS TRAVELLING TO MAURITIUS

  1. What is the protocol to travel to Mauritius?

    From the 1st of July 2022, all travellers (both vaccinated and unvaccinated) can travel freely to Mauritius. There is no need to present a PCR test at embarkation, and no PCR test will be carried out upon arrival.

  2. I want to travel to Mauritius. Which of your resorts can I stay in?

    You can stay at LUX* Grand Baie, LUX* Grand Gaube, LUX* Le Morne, SALT of Palmar, and Tamassa Bel Ombre. Note that SALT of Palmar is adults-only.

  3. Are the hotel staff vaccinated?

    All of our Team Members and their immediate families have been vaccinated. We also take daily temperature checks of all Team Members, as well as all precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  4. Do I have to wear a mask?

    As from the 1st July 2022, you are no longer required to wear a mask except in certain public areas including airports, public transport, and hospitals.

  5. How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

    After going through baggage claim, you can reach your hotel by organised transfer, taxi, rental car, or any other means of transportation. Just be sure to disinfect your hands, wear a mask and roll down the windows!

  6. My home country requires a PCR test before boarding my return flight.
    Will that be readily available?

    Yes. The test can be conducted at the resort and be collected by the private clinic at your expense. Just get in touch with us at Reception so we can schedule it for you.

  7. COLLECTIVE CARE

    These are the measures we take in our resorts to keep you, our Team Members, and our communities safe.

    • All Team Members maintain protective measures
    • Physical distancing protocol using signage and markings throughout the properties
    • Hand-sanitising stations throughout the properties
    • Increased cleaning and disinfection cycles to ensure optimal hygiene standards
    • Daily temperature checks for everyone accessing the hotels at all entry/exit points
    • A trained Covid-19 Officer responsible for ensuring compliance with each property's new operational regulations and procedures
    • Doctor on call 24/7 and resident nurse available in all properties

    Guestrooms

    • Minibars will remain empty with a wide selection of items available upon request

    Public Areas and Facilities

    • Hand-sanitising stations throughout all public areas
    • Frequent sanitisation of high-touch points areas using fogging equipment, electrostatic sprayers and wipes
    • Regular sanitisation of high-touch areas (changing rooms, door handles, mirrors, hooks etc)

    Public Bathrooms

    • Non-contact single-use tissue dispenser

    Pool and Beach Facilities

    • Re-arrangement of sunbeds to comply with physical distancing requirements
    • Cleaning and sanitisation of sunbeds after each use with a "Cleaned and Sanitised" sign after sanitisation is completed
    • Frequent sanitisation of outdoor showers

    Restaurants & Bars

    • Menus are presented either via iPads which are sanitised after each use and/or QR codes so guests can access our menus on their own devices
    • Buffet area or live cooking stations shielded with glass protection screens
    • Table arrangements adjusted to allow for physical distancing in all restaurants and bars
    • Sanitisation of tables will be carried out after each guest. Outlets are sanitised after each service

    Spa

    • Treatment rooms sanitised thoroughly between treatments
    • In changing rooms, clean towels are arranged in individual lockers. Lockers and showers are sanitised after every use
    • Seating and loungers are rearranged to enable physical distancing

    Fitness and Wellness

    • Advance booking for selected time slots required
    • Thorough cleaning and sanitisation of all gym equipment in between time blocks
    • Private fitness and wellness sessions indoors will be replaced by outdoor wellness classes(maximum 6 persons per class)

    OUR CANCELLATION AND REBOOKING POLICY

    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for Mauritius and Reunion

    Cancellation Policy

    No penalty until 7 days prior to arrival, with a full refund of prepaid amounts, as from 01.01.2022.

    Exception: No penalty until 14 days prior to arrival for the stay period 23.12.22 – 06.01.23 for Mauritian properties & 23.12.22 – 02.01.23 for Reunion Island properties, with prepaid amounts fully refunded.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    Should a guest not wish to cancel the booking, the guest is welcome to postpone their stay up to 7 days prior to arrival for stay dates until 31 October 2023. Exception: Until 14 days prior to arrival for the stay period 23.12.22 - 06.01.23

    The then applicable pricing and conditions, combinable with any active offers at the time of rebooking, will apply for the new stay dates.

    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for the Maldives

    Cancellation Policy

    All reservations for arrivals until 22 December 2022 will not be subject to any cancellation charges until 14 days prior to arrival and any prepared amounts will be entitled for new travel date changes.

    For all reservations for arrivals from 23 December 2022 to 10 January 2023 cancellations up to 40 days prior to arrival will be free of charge and any prepared amounts will be entitled for new travel date changes.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    For postponed stays with original arrival dates between now and 22 December 2022, no rebooking charges will apply, and the new stay dates will be confirmed at the same originally booked rate for new stay dates up to and inclusive of 22 December 2022.

    For new stay dates from 23 December 2022 onwards, these stays will be confirmed at the rate applicable.

    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for China

    Cancellation Policy

    No penalty until 7 days prior to arrival, with a full refund of prepaid amounts.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    Should a guest not wish to cancel the booking, the guest is welcome to postpone their stay up to 7 days prior to arrival for stay dates until 31 October 2023.

    The then applicable pricing and conditions, combinable with any active offers at the time of rebooking, will apply for the new stay dates.

    All of the above may be subject to change.

LET THERE BE LIGHT

In 2011, Kelly Hoppen first made her mark at LUX* Belle Mare with a total sea change within the 12 luxury LUX* Villas and honeymoon suites. The metamorphosis continued in the remaining guest bedrooms and public spaces, including the now famous Café LUX* and, at the culmination of this final stage, the resort’s restaurants are ready to be unveiled.

Launching this month in presence of the designer and a gathering of international VIP guests, the Grande Dame of Belle Mare is ready to show off her fashionable new look. Kelly Hoppen’s design has been inspired by the brand’s Lighter. Brighter take on luxury, injected with a hint of playful light-heartedness. Kelly has applied her signature light palette of white, cream, taupe and beige with punchy accents of zingy, bright colours, including turquoise, fuchsia, soft yellow, apple green, Chinese red, bright orange and purple.


In the guest bedrooms, linen and cotton fabrics are complemented by beach-inspired textures, such as watery lacquer surfaces, bleached wooden trestle tables and tongue-and-groove bathrooms. Now completed, the hotel’s entire inventory of accommodation delivers a feeling of sanctuary, which resides at the heart of Kelly’s design concept for the brand.

Featuring the exceptional LUX* Sleep Tight mattresses and thoroughly de-cluttered, the hotel’s suites and villas are now as comfortable and calming as the rest of the LUX* experience is spontaneous and surprising.Kelly Hoppen has applied the same philosophy to the resort’s extensive public spaces – most remarkably in the beachside restaurants and bars, which now feature clean lines, soothing shapes and super comfy furniture in natural fabrics and vibrant accents. Acclaimed British lighting designer
Rob Clift worked with Kelly’s team to refine the property’s lighting, which now harmonises the design across the resort. 

Returning guests will discover the most striking transformation at the resort’s much-loved beach restaurant, which is renamed Beach Rouge. Remodelled completely, this magical spot has evolved into a more expansive and entertaining interpretation of a real island favourite. Here, the design echoes the sophisticated but laid-back vibe of the French Riviera where the bright, airy and spacious surroundings frame postcard views of the perfect white beach and blue lagoon.

Beach Rouge also incorporates a new lounge area, for lazy beach days and chilled Indian Ocean evenings, where a DJ booth will host world-class disc spinners to accompany the newly developed menu of cocktails and tapas. Equipped with the very latest in kitchen technology, including a dry-aging chamber for perfect meats and a Josper oven (both premieres in the Indian Ocean), the chefs produce a fabulous new repertoire of deceptively simple seashore fare, crafted to succulent perfection from the
best of seasonal and local ingredients.

The Beach Rouge concept was born out of the strong desire to do something totally different and create a socially interactive space for all our guests to wine and dine close to the beach as well as providing a perfect venue for an amazing party” adds Paul Jones. “Designing LUX* Belle Mare has been one of the highlights of my career; not only is Mauritius an extraordinary place with extraordinary people, but working on this new concept of a holiday with Paul Jones and Piers Schmidt to create an environment like nowhere else, was very rewarding and exciting. From the minute you arrive, every moment you spend at LUX* Belle Mare should feel like the first time your feet sink into the beautiful white sand: total heaven”, says Kelly Hoppen.

But as beautiful and different as LUX* Belle Mare now is, this makeover is more than skin deep. The guiding ethos of the LUX* brand is to make each moment matter and two years after its launch, this philosophy is fully installed under the surface at an exceptional resort; here, guests can take full advantage of the most precious luxury we all have, which is our time. The only thing that hasn’t changed is the passion and creativity of the team’s shining service and their commitment to offer their guests a truly memorable holiday experience. 

Reflecting on the changes, Paul Jones says: “There are two essential ingredients at LUX* Belle Mare, which cannot be improved upon: the beach, which has to be the finest in Mauritius; and the amazing team of people who dedicate themselves to helping all our guests celebrate life. Now add the beautifullydesigned décor of Kelly Hoppen and instantly, LUX* Belle Mare turns out as the perfect resort.”