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 unveils expansion plans, in the Maldives, Reunion Island, China, and the UAE

LUX* Resorts & Hotels, is announcing the opening of four new properties by 2017 in the Indian Ocean, China and the Middle East, as well as the complete refurbishment of LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives.

Paul Jones, CEO of LUX* Resorts & Hotels, comments on the group’s developments: “Once again, we are experiencing exciting times at LUX* Resorts & Hotels. With four new properties scheduled for opening by 2017, and the remaking of LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives, the group is progressing well towards our international development ambitions.”

A second resort along the LUX* Tea Horse Road, Yunnan, China is opening in December 2015.
The second boutique hotel along the LUX* Tea Horse Road circuit is set on the edge of the Yangze river and is located in the core of the sun-drenched valley of Benzilan in the Yunnan province of China. The LUX* Tea Horse Road links Benzilan to its sis-ter property in Lijiang, with a carefully defined route that follows the original path of the ancient trade route.

LUX* Tea Horse Road Benzilan welcomes travellers making their way to the sacred glaciers of the Meili Snow Mountains to a pristine, Tibetan-inspired 30 rooms mountain-retreat hotel offering unparalleled views of the snow-capped peaks of Baima Snow Mountains, surrounded by tranquil Tibetan villages at the shores of the Yangtze River.

A second LUX* Resort in Reunion Island is opening during the second half of 2016.

LUX* Sud Sauvage located in the “green corridor”, referred to as the island’s best kept secret, on the stunning Côte Sauvage, and just a short distance from La Fournaise volcano.

The exciting resort concept is based on private villas, each with their own pools, offering total peace and privacy. LUX* Sud Sauvage will be an eco-resort nestled in lush tropical greenery, set to welcome discerning travellers in search of authenticity, un-pretentious luxury and charm. The resort’s landscape boasts over 8 hectares of tropical gardens for guests to lose themselves in local and exotic fauna including rare, protected orchid species.

A second LUX* villa only Resort in the Maldives is opening during the second half of 2016.

Located in the North Malé Atoll, this ultra-modern luxury island resort will comprise of spectacular private villas perched above crystal waters, each with their own private pool, breezy in-outdoor living spaces and wraparound decking. Less than an hour away by speedboat from Malé and the international airport, LUX* North Malé Atoll is only 31 nautical miles (56 kilometres) north of the capital of the Maldives.

Miaja Design Group took architectural charge of the hotel design, using hand-polished woods and other natural materials, along-side ample glass to allow natural light to flood in. With the idyllic location amid an unexplored reef teeming with extraordinary sea life, LUX* North Malé Atoll takes its style cues and interior design from the nautical world. An on-site environmentally conscious marine biology centre will invite guests to discover all that nature has to flaunt in that part of the world.

Beachside Luxury at LUX* Al Zorah, U.A.E. is opening late 2016.

LUX* Al Zorah will be LUX* Resorts & Hotels’ first venture into the Middle East. This sleek destination resort is an easy 30-minute drive from Dubai International Airport. Designed with a blend of modern Arabian grandeur and signature LUX* simplicity by es-teemed hotel architect Jean-Michel Gathy, the 191 rooms, suites and private villas guarantee guests contemporary glamour on the Arabian Gulf.

Al Zorah is a bio-diverse coastal oasis, and home to around 60 bird species (including the extraordinary pale pink flamingo). Twelve kilometres of silky sandy beach surround the resort, offering a wealth of outdoor-adventure possibilities, and plenty to tempt guests outside their sumptuous accommodations – diving, boating, kite surfing, fly boarding, and teeing off at the Jack Ni-klaus signature 18-hole golf course are all on the agenda. In addition, LUX* will manage 60 branded luxury residences that will enjoy all of the resorts facilities.

A fresh new look for LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives. Launching the new Signature Water villas with pools as part of
phase 1, this December 2015.

LUX* South Ari Atoll (formerly known as LUX* Maldives) will launch the ultimate overwater love retreats, each with a private pool.

The private villas and suspended infinity pools blend contemporary flair with cabana charm. LUX* South Ari Atoll enlisted the expertise
of award-winning design practice P49 DEESIGN, to inject new life into the resort. The new Signature Water Villas were conceived with love in mind, giving an entirely new meaning to ‘romantic breaks’. The unique directional architecture means that these hideaways will not only look chic and progressive, but will feel relaxed, serene and ever so romantic.

In addition to the LUX* ‘Sleep Tight’ bed guests will love the couples rain-showers, unique ‘loveseats’ and overhanging ‘love nests’ that float in the air over the lagoon. A magical hang out for couples to luxuriate in complete privacy and seclusion. Subaquatic explorers can take one step from the villa’s balcony directly into the shallow lagoon waters of the protected reef, which is considered the only one in the world with a year-round presence of friendly whale sharks.

You might spot one that never been seen before and have the chance to give it the name of your choice.