Sheltered at the foot of rugged, majestic Le Morne, this is where to tune in with nature. Wildlife is all around, as is the most dramatic of backdrops—and it’s only a few steps from bed to relaxing under a palm tree by the sea. Set on one of Mauritius’ most attractive lagoon-facing spots, this five-star hotel is on the wilder UNESCO-protected south-west side of the island, with a lookout celebrated for the spectacular sunsets.
Fringed by miles of sandy beaches, this is the best address for climbing Le Morne, exploring Black River Gorges National Park, and for barefoot walks and bicycle rides. Feeling lazy? Don’t feel guilty about staying anchored at this boutique resort—it has four pools, a tempting spa and chalets dotted around the tropical gardens.
Exotic flavours from around the world will enthral epicureans in the restaurants, while easy living is assured with beach barbecues and island-inspired cuisine paired with award-winning wines. Unforgettable experiences are assured: go horseriding along empty beaches, seek close encounters with marine life or discover exhilarating wave-riding destinations—nearby One Eye is the ultimate kitesurfing coordinates. Or just soak up the sunshine and salt air, and do absolutely nothing but relax.