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:



    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).


    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.


    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.

    Package: https://myallied.mv/type/inbound-allied/new
    FAQs: https://allied.mv/insurance-plan/allied-inbound


  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.


    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


    • 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


    • 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 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.


LUX* Resorts & Hotels are delighted to announce the LUX* Sports calendar of competitions for 2013. Open to guests and visitors alike and taking place in Mauritius and the Maldives throughout the year, the events draw everyone from international sports professionals to holidaymakers looking for a challenge.

LUX* Resorts & Hotels add adventure to the standard beach holiday, combining the simple pleasures of island life with invigorating activities and events. From a diving festival with world recorder holder, to adrenaline pumping kite surfing and surf ski races, LUX* Sports offer a new take on Mauritius and the Maldives.

Upcoming events February – May 2013

Fishing - SIOBC International Fishing Tournament 17 – 23 February 2013, Mauritius
SIOBC is an international annual fishing tournament taking place at the best spots for deep-sea fishing in Mauritius. It has been listed as one of the top competitions within the International Game Fishing association in the South Indian Ocean.

Diving - LUX* Maldives Underwater Festival 15 – 21 April 2013, Maldives 
Activities will include underwater photo and video courses, on-the-beach themed film screenings, film editing coaching sessions, as well as free diving and apnea courses. Courses will be led by experts including BBC film director Neil Lucas, television documentary editor Frank Spencer, free diving world record holder Sara Campbell and members of leading diving company Eurodivers.

Running - Royal Raid 35-80Kms Mauritius Mountain Run 11 May 2013, Mauritius
After last year’s success, the Mauritian mountain run returns with two races held simultaneously: a race of 80 km and a race of 35km, both which finish on the beach.

Surf Ski - Mauritius Ocean Classic – Surf Ski World Series 24 – 30 June 2013, Mauritius
The surf ski race has established itself as one of the best of the World Series with coaching available from top champions.

Swimming - Mauritius Open Swim Race and week 03 – 06 July 2013,
The Midmar mile, true world’s largest open water swim race (South Africa) and LUX* Sports launches the first of a ‘World Mile Open Water series’ in Mauritius. 

Running - Mauritius Marathon 14 July 2013, Mauritius
The sport challenge takes place on one of the most beautiful tracks in the world: 20km of coastal road along one of the most untouched lagoons on the Island and through typical coastal villages. 

Mountain Biking - MTB Cycle Tour 7 –14 July 2013, Mauritius
The 305 km mountain bike route offers a full clockwise circle of Mauritius along its beaches over five days at an average of 60km per day.

Kite Surfing - Kiteival – Kite Surf 18 – 24 August 2013, Mauritius
KITEIVAL takes places on all the best spots on the island, including the most striking lagoons. Open to all level of kiters.
Show Jumping - La Louisa Show Jumping 28-29 September 2013, Mauritius The international jumping show attracts international talents from all over the world, with horses on loan from top local breeders. Tennis - International Tennis Tournament 1 – 6 October 2013, Mauritius Tennis enthusiasts can challenge their favourite celebrities in an exclusive international tournament held in October.

Cycling - 100km DB Cycle Tour 13 October 2013, Mauritius
The tour takes cyclists up the east coast of Mauritius finishing at Mon Choisy Beach in the north. Now a well established event, around 1500 cyclists are expected to take part in the challenge this year. Cycling - Vets and Masters Tour 17 – 20 October, Mauritius This road cycle competition is exclusively reserved to men and women over 30 years old. The cycle tour is a three-day competition, held in three stages 90km, 70km and 80km.

Swimming, Cycling, Running - Indian Ocean Triathlon 23 November 2013, Mauritius
Described by many as ‘the most beautiful triathlon in the world’, the event involves swimming over colourful coral reefs and running under the shade of leafy filao and coconut trees. The playful route draws athletes from all over the world. Cycling - Look Premium Cycling Week 26 November – 01 December 2013, Mauritius .This offers the opportunity and freedom to discover Mauritius through five cycling stages covering a total distance of 430km across the island and along the sweeping coastal roads. 

Mountain Biking - Omnicane Southern Tropical Challenge MTB 28 November – 01 December 2013,Mauritius 
This challenge gives mountain bikers access the most protected and wild places in Mauritius, which are otherwise inaccessible to tourists. Discover some of the best slopes for mountain biking. 

Stand Up Paddle - Stand Up Paddle Challenge 03 – 07 December 2013, Mauritius The Stand Up Challenge in Mauritius is a friendly meeting of Mauritians, sport travellers and professionals. 

The contest will result in a speed competition open to all after some physical training in groups.

Special rates are available at LUX* Resorts & Hotels during these events.