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.


A Propos des Maldives
Avec ses îles-hôtels, ses belles plages de sable fin, ses eaux cristallines et tièdes, et ses lagons turquoises, les Maldives est une destination de rêve. L'archipel des Maldives est situé dans l'océan Indien au sud-sud-ouest de l'Inde et forme un pays de l'Asie du Sud. Le pays, constitué de 26 atolls, trois îles isolées divisés en 20 régions administratives soit 1 199 îles au total (dont à peine plus de 200 habitées en permanence), s'étire du nord au sud entre le Lakshadweep et le territoire britannique de l'océan Indien. Cette myriade d'îles et d'îlots est disséminée sur une superficie extrêmement vaste (presque 90 000 km²) s'étendant sur plus de 800 kilomètres dans le sens latitudinal et 130 kilomètres dans le sens longitudinal. Nombre de ces îles constituent des Île-hôtels. (Source: Wikitravel)

Le Tourisme aux Maldives
Le tourisme aux Maldives est la plus grande industrie économique du pays. Les Maldives visent une clientèle de luxe et a développé le système des îles-hôtel qui s'accordent très bien aux atolls. Ces îles-hôtel sont des hôtels qui s'installe de manière exclusive sur une île, laquelle est aménagée uniquement pour le tourisme, à partir d'île inhabitée. Les bâtiments situés sur une île-hôtel typique comprennent des chambres et des suites réservées à l'usage de ses hôtes, restaurants, cafés, magasins, salons, bars, discothèques et les écoles de plongée. Une partie de l'île contient également des logements du personnel et des services tels que la restauration, la production d'électricité, une laverie et une station d'épuration. Des boutiques île offre un large éventail de produits, tels que des souvenirs, mais les prix sont généralement plus élevés que sur Malé à cause du monopole. (Source: Wikipédia)

Hôtel aux Maldives

LUX* South Ari Atoll (anciennement LUX* Maldives), notre hôtel de luxe aux Maldives, situé sur l'île de Dhidhoofinolhu (l'une des plus grandes îles des Maldives), offre 4 KM de plages immaculées et un lagon étincelant. Découvrez en plus sur notre hôtel aux Maldives.

Activités aux Maldives
Les Maldives sont particulièrement prisées des amateurs de plongée. Ses eaux cristallines et ses lagons peu profonds se prêtent parfaitement aux randonnées subaquatiques. Les parois des récifs maldiviens grouillent de vie et sont un véritable paradis pour les plongeurs aguerris. Les Maldives offrent une vie sous-marine d'une incroyable diversité, et compte de nombreuses variétés de coraux et plus de 2 000 espèces de poissons : poissons et requins des récifs, murènes, raies, requins-baleines, etc. Les nombreuses lagunes abritées des îles conviennent parfaitement à tous ceux qui rêvent de vacances en famille pleine d'aventures ou, plus simplement, d'une escapade en amoureux

Attractions aux Maldives
Diving Bluetribe Moofushi, Sun Island beach, Alimatha Island, Manta Point, Banana Reef, Grand Friday Mosque, Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), HP Reef, National Museum, Veligandu Island beach, Bodu Mora, Hulhumale, Mulee Aage, Utheemu Ganduvaru, Biyadoo Island, Tiny Island Marine Conservation Centre, Kuda Bandos, Muraka Diving

Geographie des Maldives
L'archipel des Maldives est composé de 1 190 minuscules îles, disséminées dans l'Océan Indien. Seules environ 200 d'entre elles sont habitées, les autres étant consacrées au tourisme et à l'agriculture. Célèbres pour leurs bancs de sable et leurs récifs coralliens grouillant de vie, les atolls des Maldives reposent sur une dorsale sous-marine de 960 km et présentent une intense végétation tropicale, notamment de très nombreux cocotiers. Avec une altitude moyenne de 1,5 mètre au-dessus du niveau de la mer, les Maldives sont le pays le moins élevé de la planète, ce qui rend son écosystème d'autant plus fragile. Malé est à la fois la capitale et la plus grande ville du pays.

Climat aux Maldives
Influencé par les moussons, le climat tropical du pays offre des permanents beaux étés ensoleillés, généralement adoucis par une légère brise marine.

Température : 30 °C toute l'année | Température de l'eau : 22 °C à 28 °C

Langues aux Maldives
Les habitants parlent le divehi. L'anglais est cependant largement utilisé dans les zones touristiques.

Culture aux Maldives
La culture locale est un heureux mélange d'influences du sud de l'Inde, cingalaises et arabes. On retrouve notamment ce métissage dans la musique, la cuisine et l'art traditionnels des Maldives.

Devise aux Maldives
La devise locale est la roupie maldivienne (MVR). Les cartes de crédit internationales sont couramment acceptées dans les complexes hôteliers.

Transports aux Maldives
La plupart des touristes atterrissant à la capitale Malé bénéficient d'un transfert à l'hôtel par hydravion ou par bateau, deux modes de transport fréquemment utilisés pour la plupart des trajets entre les îles. 

Vols Directs
De nombreux vols directs pour Malé sont proposés depuis la plupart des régions du globe, ci-inclus l'Inde, le Sri Lanka, Dubaï et divers aéroports internationaux d'Asie du Sud-Est. De plus en plus de vols « charters » sont proposés au départ de l'Europe.