‘Classic Indian Ocean’ The St Regis Mauritius Resort
Despite being one of the islanD’s newest luxury hotels, the fve-star St Regis Mauritius Resort feels like it’s been here forever. Built on a stunning, sheltered stretch of beach on the island’s southwest tip, the 172-room resort is modelled on an old sugar plantation, with a grand main house and dozens of colonial-style villas perched between bougainvillea, palms and white sand of Le Morne Beach.
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Te whole place feels like being at a grand but relaxed house party – Downton meets the Indian Ocean. Guests can stay in the central Manor House, with its elegant seven high-ceilinged rooms with four-poster beds, a games room, library and cinema – or in one of the sea-facing ‘residences’, which are just steps away from the beach.
Spend your days here lying on the sand, lolling around on muslin-draped day beds by the pool or using the watersports centre, which ofers snorkelling and kite surfng for newbies through to pros. At night, make sure you try a pre-dinner cocktail, including signature drink La Belle Creole Mary, which is a local interpretation of the Bloody Mary made from rum and aloe vera. For dinner, there are six restaurants, ofering everything from sushi to fresh seafood.
Tere’s a lot to see outside, too – visit the rum distillery, climb Le Morne Brabant or cycle around the lush greenery at the mountain’s foot – but in truth it’s very easy not to leave. Like the best house parties, you won’t want to go home. Te Turquoise Holiday Company (turquoise holidays.co.uk) ofers seven nights in an Ocean View Deluxe Room from £3,695 per person, half board. Price includes return fights with Air Mauritius and private transfers.
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