A revamped resort with two beaches and uber cool interiors with a hint of African influence.
LUX★ Grand Gaube reopened in 2018 after an impressive revamp, with interiors whipped into shape by Kelly Hoppen. The esteemed designer has cast her stylish wand over the rooms, accenting gallery-white walls with a fashionably eclectic mix of woven African baskets, hand-made ceramics, vintage rattan furniture and geometric tiles. Look out for cool Gouzou illustrations by French street artist Jace and bold wall murals by Camille Walala throughout the retreat.
This Indian Ocean escape wraps invitingly around a cove at the northern tip of Mauritius. Glorious ocean vistas provide dreamy backdrops for all the African-influenced rooms and suites. Lush gardens of bougainvillae and banyans cocoon a spa, tennis courts, two swimming pools, fitness centre and golf course. Pick from two stunning beaches: caramel crescents of sand edged by palms. The bathwater-warm lagoon is the perfect spot to while away an afternoon; grab one of the hotel’s inflatable pink flamingos for the Instagram money shot.
This is one for lovers of fine food and drink: six restaurants take you on a gastronomic journey from South American flavours at INTI (don’t miss the fresh ceviche) to authentic Creole cuisine at Banyan and a Turkish twist at Bodrum Blue. There’s no impersonal vibe like with some big chain hotels – staff will greet you by name and you’ll be spoilt in the exceptional LUX★ fashion.
On the north coast; tucked into the cove-dotted coastline by Grand Gaube
Good to know
Minimum age 18 for Deluxe Rooms. Minimum stay: 3 nights for stays over 31 Dec.
186 rooms and villas
• Glide over coral reefs and the island’s beautiful coastline in the hotel’s own seaplane* • Relax with a heavenly treatment at the new LUX★ Me Spa* • Head to nearby Grand Baie for its handicrafts bazaar and buzzy bars • Try paddleboarding on the shimmering lagoon*.
6 restaurants, 7 bars including a gin bar and café
Breakfast at The Palm Court.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £47 • Breakfast at Palm Court • Dinner at The Palm Court, Bodrum Blue or Banyan Full Board from £83 • Breakfast at The Palm Court • Lunch at Beach Rouge or Banyan • Dinner at The Palm Court, Beach Rouge or Banyan All Inclusive from £134 • As per Full Board plus: • Selected drinks at restaurants and bars (excluding INTI and the G&T Bar) • Minibar refilled once daily with selected drinks.
*Denotes local charge