Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius

Located in Trou d’Eau Douce bay on the untouched eastern coast of Mauritius, what makes this five star hotel special for me is its private island – Ilot Mangénie. Accessed by a 15-20 minute boat ride, you can flop and drop, and spend the day on a white sand beach beside crystal clear water.


At the Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok, the food is good. Although the main restaurant is buffet only, Safran offers fine dining on Indian-style cuisine and Kushi with gourmet Japanese food, both for a supplement. Private dining experiences include candlelit lobster dinners on the beach. There’s also a great vibe, particularly in the evenings, with dinner shows, live music and a late bar.


All rooms and suites in whitewashed Mediterranean-style villas are beachfront, and split level, with steps down to the bedroom, and junior suites have egg-shaped baths, and indigenous island touches. Suites on Frangipani Island, offer loads of extras. Dress up for complimentary sundowners, have an a la carte breakfast at Republik Beach Club and Grill in front of the sea, get a mini bar stocked with soft drinks and enjoy the adult-only pool, and private beach. The three-bedroom beach villas are beautiful, but expensive.


Complimentary green fees are offered on two 18 hole Championship courses, the island course on Ile aux Cerfs designed by the famous pro-golfer, Bernhard Langer and Anahita Golf Course, designed by Ernie Els. There’s also a hotel boathouse on Ile aux Cerfs offering a whole range of complimentary watersports. Their own-brand CHI spa delivers holistic treatments on Frangipani Island.


The hotel is excellent for couples, golfers and families with small children as their kids club is one of the best on the island. It also a teens club which offers adventures outside the hotel.

Susie suggests:


  • Take a suite on Frangipani island which offers loads of extras including daily complimentary sundowners at 5pm for an hour.
  • Spend the day on Ile aux Mangénie
  • Jazz evenings at the main bar are an occasion not to be missed.
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