The Lux Collective is delighted to announce that LUX* Grand Gaube, LUX* Le Morne, LUX* South Ari Atoll, LUX* Belle Mare and SALT of Palmar have been voted The Best Resorts In The World for Indian Ocean in the coveted annual Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards.
Now in its 35th year, the Awards continue to capture top travel experiences worldwide which Conde Nast Traveller readers love best, with votes from more than 240,000 readers. As one of the industry‘s esteemed longest-running travel awards, the prestigious accolade is recognised for its impact on consumer travel decisions for the year ahead.
“We are truly honoured and grateful to win a total of 5 awards in The Best Resorts In The World for Indian Ocean amongst the list of 25 top properties. At the heart of our purpose, The Lux Collective makes each moment matter and cares about what matters. These acclaimed Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards recognitions cement our Group’s strong reputation as a global industry leader, and are testaments to our commitment to hospitality excellence and shining personalised service that is a hallmark of both LUX* and SALT, ” said Mr Paul Jones, Chief Executive Officer of The Lux Collective.
Leading the way, Conde Nast Traveller’s readers named LUX* Grand Gaube among the top five resorts in the Indian Ocean and first in Mauritius. This eclectic lifestyle resort, brought to life by British designer Kelly Hoppen and Mauritian architect Jean-François Adam, is nestled on a secluded peninsula on the northern coast of Mauritius. It has a superb mix of everything the island has to offer, from two tranquil beaches, gourmet dining destinations including the award-winning INTI Peruvian restaurant (recently named as TripAdvisor Travelers‘ Choice Best of The Best Fine-dining Restaurants in Africa #2 and first in Mauritius), a pampering LUX* ME Spa to adventurous activities of helicopter and seaplane rides.
The serene beachfront resort LUX* Le Morne in Mauritius embodies contemporary tropical island lifestyle paired with immersive experiences - curated for mindful luxury travellers. Situated at the foot of Le Morne mountain (UNESCO Heritage Site) and only 15 minutes from the Black River Gorges, it is within easy reach of some of the best hiking and trails, as well as boasting exclusive access to the most sought-after sunset spots and lagoons.
In addition to the vibrant and romantic LUX* Belle Mare, Mauritius which is perfect for honeymooners and family escapes, the luxurious LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives features a variety of activities full of fun and modern soul including bicycle rides along the jetty, swimming alongside whale sharks, relaxing in overwater villas on stilts, dining at any of the eight restaurants and partaking in marine conservation.
Infusing modern explorers with meaningful travel experiences, the chic adults-only Mauritian hotel SALT of Palmar is a paradise for solo and couple adventurers. Guests are immersed in the heart of Mauritian life and given the opportunity to connect directly with locals via the Skill Swap programme - inspired by the sustainability ethos grounded in a desire to take guests to people, not just places, at this colourful and artfully designed resort.
These awards demonstrate and highlight the continued efforts of both LUX* and SALT branded resorts to consistently deliver industry-leading, innovative and Life Extraordinary travel experiences to every guest.