LUX* Grand Gaube, Mauritius

This thatched five star resort on a calm, golden sand cove in a secluded spot in the islands north, is romantic, so suitable for young couples and honeymooners, with a lovely adult-only banyan tree area, and a view of the northern islands. It feels fresh and new following its reinvention in 2017, with a retro-chic style by British interior designer, Kelly Hoppen.

 

LUX hotels and resorts’ trendy, imaginative and clever touches are reflected in the paint brushes by the beach to dust the sand off your feet, homemade ice cream served out of a converted white mini beside the cove and even drone-flying lessons.

 

The food here is fabulous. Of the six restaurants, I love the Turkish restaurant, Bodrum Blue, in a lovely setting. The South American restaurant, Inti, with an Argentinian chef, is also good, and cosy for couples in the evening.

 

The simple but lovely, rooms and suites, set in Mediterranean-style villas around the bays, have lots of natural light and exceptionally comfortable beds, so you’ll get a good nights’ sleep. We recommend romantic Junior suites for couples, with outdoor bathtubs, and for families, the family suites with a double sofabed for children and two bathrooms. Three large Lux* Villas on a private peninsula, have wonderful sea views.

The resort has two tranquil beaches, and is safe for swimming in the shallows, and three swimming pools, including an adult-only infinity pool in the banyan tree area. Its active, with complimentary paddle boarding, water skiing and four tennis courts. There are bikes to borrow, hiking and for keen golfers, the 18 hole Mont Choisy course lies nearby. A LUX* Me spa offers tailormade treatments focussing on anti-ageing, fitness and weight loss, and there’s a Murdock Barber shop for men and excellent classes, including pilates, at the gym.

 

Susie suggests:

 

  • Have a delicious lunch at Bodrum Blue, and dinner at Inti
  • A sea plane waits on the beach to take you for a spin over the northern lagoon
  • Book a tailormade treatment at the LUX* Me spa

 

 

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