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.


Surrounded by lush tropical gardens with a stunning view of the majestic karst formations sits the luxurious LUX* Chongzuo, Guangxi Resort & Villas, Daxin County’s first international luxury resort.

‘We are very excited to launch LUX* Resorts & Hotels’ first ultra-luxury property in China, in partnership with owning company, Guangxi Daxin Mingshi Yijing Tourism Development Co. Ltd,” said Paul Jones, chief executive officer of The Lux Collective. “The extraordinary location, coupled with world-class facilities, will provide guests with an exclusive sanctuary to experience true luxury – time to enjoy the art of slow travelling and to connect meaningfully with the local community, culture, food and music.”

Located in Guangxi province separated from Vietnam by the picturesque Mingshi River, the resort is less than two hours’ drive from the well-connected Nanning Wuxu International Airport and Nongguan Nature Reserve, home to the critically endangered white-headed langurs, and 30 minutes from Asia’s largest transnational waterfall, the world-famous Detian Waterfall.

Conceptualised by Teamer International based in Guangzhou, the resort’s architecture and interiors are designed to integrate with the luscious surroundings, blending natural and man-made harmoniously with the unspoiled landscape. City dwellers will find their slice of heaven away from the noise and light pollution with mood lighting installed to allow guests the surreal experience of a star-filled night sky once the sun sets.


The resort will feature 50 suites and six villas in the first phase, with sizes ranging between 80 and 180 square metres. All rooms enjoy river-facing balconies overlooking the awe-inspiring karst mountains and tropical forests. Using indigenous materials such as wood and stone, accentuated with copper finishing, the minimalistic look is both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

Dining and bars

Led by Executive Chef George Qu, who was awarded the title of Excellent Chef in the prestigious Cordon Bleu International Culinary Competition in 2018, the resort’s two restaurants and three bars include:

  • All Day Dining – Located by the river’s edge, the all-day dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a wide variety of Chinese, Southeast Asian and Western specialties to choose from, either a la carte or from interactive food stations.
  • Specialty Steakhouse – A cosy, elegant steakhouse presenting exquisite dishes with meticulously-sourced meat cuts and selection of fine wines from around the world.
  • Rooftop Bar – The outdoor rooftop oasis is the perfect spot to wind down in the evenings with craft beers, bespoke cocktails and wines alongside small plates.
  • Pool Bar – Offering refreshing drinks and snacks next to the spectacular 35-metre infinity pool.
  • Maison LUX* - Inspired by the quintessential European cafés and bars in France and Italy, Maison LUX* serves coffee, homemade pastries and artisanal ice cream to perk up after a day of exploring, before transforming into a stylish lounge bar in the evenings offering aperitifs and digestifs.

Wellness and Fitness

  • LUX* Me Spa

From April 2021, experience traditional Vietnamese spa treatments al fresco at the award-winning LUX* Me Spa, secluded by lush greenery with traditional Zhuang-style architecture.

  • LUX* Me Fitness

Equipped with the latest cardio and weight training equipment by Life Fitness, the gymnasium provides a panoramic view of the resort’s lush gardens through floor-to-ceiling windows.

PLAY Kids Club

PLAY has plenty to offer children from 3 to 12 years old. Activities designed to keep kids entertained and engaged while parents indulge in some alone time. Youngsters can partake in rock wall climbing, ball pool games or watch a kid-friendly movie.

Reasons To Go LUX*

LUX* Resorts & Hotels offer a lighter, brighter experience, free from formalities and pretensions of conventional luxurious resorts. Spontaneous, technicolour experiences that will stimulate all senses which live on in the memory long after the post-holiday glow fades.

At LUX* Chongzuo, Guangxi, these are the Reasons To Go LUX*:

  • Wellness and Mindfulness

LUX* Me Spa will offer an integrated wellness concept that incorporates fitness, healing methods, new technology, wellness assessment and personalized journeys. These concepts will extend into food and beverage offerings as well as PLAY Kids Club.

  • Food Lovers Paradise

Offering an extensive, varied and high-quality menu, the dining outlets will deliver an experience unique to the destination, packaged in a creative and innovative manner. The afternoon tea served onboard the bamboo raft is not to be missed.

  • Fresh and sensory experiences

Discover light-hearted pop-ups and surprising experiences that make the ordinary extraordinary such as Message in a Bottle, hidden all over the resort every morning, or Cinema Paradiso showing classic favourites and latest blockbuster movies in the most unexpected places with snacks and drinks. Get closer to nature by drifting down the picturesque Mingshi River on a bamboo raft or explore the great expanse of land on foot or guided bicycle tours. Those looking to recharge can take part in a morning yoga or meditation class by the river. 

  • Caring About What Matters

Our commitment to caring about our people, the communities we operate in and our planet are expressed through sustainability initiatives, community outreach as well as kind and thoughtful gestures over the course of the guest journey.

Experience LUX* Chongzuo, Guangxi

To celebrate the opening of the resort, LUX* Chongzuo, Guangxi is offering a 3 days, 2 nights package for two persons which includes daily Champagne breakfast, one leisurely afternoon tea on a bamboo raft sailing down Mingshi River, a sunset cocktail reception, daily dinner at the resort and tickets to Detian Waterfall. The opening package is priced at RMB 3,980 per person, valid until 30 September 2021.

Book your stay at stay.cn@luxresorts.com. For more information, visit www.luxresorts.cn.