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:

    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 ( 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.



  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.


Les efforts consentis par l’équipe de LUX* South Ari Atoll Maldives pour le tourisme durable ont été récompensés. L’hôtel s’est vu décerner la Travelife Gold Certification.
Cette certification témoigne du dévouement de l’équipe de LUX* South Ari Atoll qui consacre toute son énergie et fait preuve de passion dans le travail au quotidien. Comme l’hôtel occupe toute l’île, nous pouvons opérer comme une communauté familiale ici au LUX* South Ari Atoll et cette récompense met en exergue l’engagement continu de l’équipe pour la durabilité à l’hôtel”, déclare Glenn Daniels, directeur général de LUX* South Ari Atoll Maldives. “En collaborant avec une organisation telle que Travelife, LUX* South Ari Atoll continue à faire de son mieux pour rendre chaque moment passé à l’hôtel une expérience inoubliable”, ajoute-t-il.
Travelife, qui attribue la certification de durabilité, évalue la performance des hôtels dans la gestion des impacts sociaux, environnementaux et économiques de leurs activités, en tenant compte du développement durable avec la stratégie commerciale et opérationnelle des hôtels. Cette certification est un programme phare à but non lucratif qui soutient les destinations, entreprises et voyageurs dans la mise en oeuvre de solutions innovatrices pour le développement continu du tourisme durable. Pour l’obtention de la Travelife Gold Certification, il y a 150 critères de durabilité à respecter. Ceux-là incluent l’aspect environnemental, comme la réduction des déchets et l’utilisation d’énergie mais aussi prendre des actions positives sur des problèmes sociaux, le bien-être des employés, la protection de la faune et la flore ainsi que soutenir les communités et entreprises dans les régions où ils opèrent.
South Ari Atoll encourage également ses clients à s’impliquer dans des activités pour préserver la faune et la flore, notamment en sponsorisant le programme de protection de la faune et la flore et les incitant à participer au programme de reboisement.
La Travelife Gold Certification est une norme opérationnelle qui reconnaît les valeurs et convictions de LUX* Resorts & Hotels en ce qui concerne la durabilité. Tous les hôtels du groupe LUX* Resorts & Hotels opérant à Maurice : LUX* Belle Mare, LUX* Le Morne, LUX* Grand Gaube, ainsi que ceux gérés par le groupe, à l’instar de Tamassa et Merville Beach, ont reçu la Travelife Gold Certification l’année dernière. Même après l’obtention de ce sésame, ils continuent de contrôler l’impact de leurs efforts pour garantir la durabilité, faire des retours sur les résultats et établir des plans d’amélioration pour protéger les caractéristiques naturelles et culturelles de leurs hôtels et tout autour.

À propos de Travelife
Travelife est un système international de certification qui promeut la durabilité dans l'industrie du tourisme. Il aide les opérateurs touristiques, les hôtels et autres fournisseurs de logement à gérer et surveiller l’impact de leurs activités sur le social et l’environnement mais aussi à faire part de leurs réalisations aux parties prenantes. C’est un système de durabilité facile à utiliser qui offre aux membres un cadre pratique pour s’améliorer. Travelife propose plusieurs supports dans le but d’aider ses membres à se préparer pour un audit indépendant. Les hôtels et autres opérateurs, dont les audits internes effectués montrent qu’ils remplissent les critères de durabilité de Travelife, sont récompensés avec l’obtention du Gold Award.

Travelife for Hotels and Accommodations est l’unique système de certification qui travaille en partenariat avec des tours opérateurs au Royaume-Uni et à travers le monde qui utilisent ce système pour augmenter la viabilité de l’industrie et partager leurs succès avec les autres parties prenantes.

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