A contemporary design and authentic touches combine at LUX*’s flagship resort.
Take legendary British designer Kelly Hoppen’s light and bright interiors and add in the more traditional Mauritian features such as thatched roofs and palm-dotted gardens, and you have one of the coolest hotels on the island. The vibe here is that of a modern beach home. Alongside this trés chic style, you have the renowned LUX★ service; nothing is too much trouble and there’s incredible attention to detail. Whether you need your glasses or sun glasses cleaned while lounging around one of the island’s largest swimming pools or on the wide stretch of beach, or a refreshing ICI ice cream, there’ll be a member of staff on hand to attend to your every whim. You’ll receive genuine kindness and warmth from every member of staff as well as a few surprise treats throughout your stay. More actively inclined guests can take one of the resort’s distinctive red Martone bicycles and head off on a tour of nearby beaches, villages and countryside, while those with wellness in mind can retreat to the award-winning spa. Here, the LUX*Me concept takes a bespoke approach to health and fitness with personalised treatments, nutrition and fitness.
Whether it’s the main buffet restaurant or the gourmet Indian venue which is overseen by a Michelin-starred chef, the dining options at LUX★ Belle Mare are second to none. At MIXE an extensive buffet is served at breakfast, and there’s an eclectic selection of dishes created at live cooking stations that are available each evening. For beachside dining with a view of the Indian Ocean, there’s Beach Rouge, while for exemplary Chinese cuisine you should head for the wonderfully-named Duck Laundry, where obviously duck figures prominently on the menu. Recipient of three Michelin stars throughout his career in Europe, Mumbai-born chef Vineet Bhatia has turned his attention to the Indian Ocean and the resort’s newest restaurant – Amari by Vineet; each Kuoni guest staying at the resort for a minimum of seven nights can enjoy one complimentary dinner here.
Each of the generously-sized suites is a calm and light-filled sanctuary, with white-washed walls, light wood and colour accents added by the way of soft furnishings. You can download the LUX★ App which will allow you to make restaurant and spa reservations and access hotel services without leaving the comfort of your suite, the beach or your poolside sunbed. Accommodation options range from Junior Suites to the two-bedroom Grand LUX★ Suite, great for families looking for luxury retreat.
On the island’s east coast; overlooking a lagoon and close to the village of Belle Mare
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020
LUX* Belle Mare is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort:
• 25th in the Top 25 Hotels in the World category
• 25th in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the World category
• 4th in the Top 25 All-inclusive Resorts in the World category
• 2nd in the Top 25 Hotels in Africa category for 2020.
Good to know
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Minimum age 18 in Wellness Junior Suites, LUX Suites and Ocean Suites.
• Hire a mountain bike and explore the local area • Young guests can learn a few cooking skills at the culinary school at the kids’ club Play • Snorkel in – or paddleboard on – the resort’s lagoon • Head out on a diving excursion further afield* • Treat yourself to a Zhengliao Chinese medicine treatment.
4 restaurants, café, bar, rum corner, tea house, gin bar, Champagne bar, Shisha Bar
Breakfast • Breakfast at MIXE • 1 x dinner at Amari by Vineet (minimum 7-night stay).
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £47 • Breakfast at MIXE • Dinner at MIXE or Beach Rouge • 1 x dinner at Amari by Vineet (minimum 7-night stay)
Full Board from £83 • Breakfast at MIXE • Lunch at Beach Rouge or Al Fresco • Dinner at MIXE or Beach Rouge • 1 x dinner at Amari by Vineet (minimum 7-night stay)
All Inclusive from £134 • Breakfast at MIXE • Lunch at Beach Rouge or Al Fresco • Dinner at MIXE, Beach Rouge or Duck Laundry • 1 x dinner at Amari by Vineet (minimum 7-night stay) • Select beers, wines and spirits (until 11-m) • Minibar refilled once daily with select drinks • Use of the steam room, sauna and plunge pool at the spa • Daily yoga sessions • Select water and land sports.
*Denotes local charge