Luxe Getaway: A Trip To Mauritius

From the white sands and turquoise waters to the breathtaking mountain views and tropical rainforests, Nicole Wood gets the lowdown on one of Mauritius' newest resorts, Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort and Villas. Here’s what she found out...
Mauritius

Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is simply stunning. If you haven’t already, then adding this jaw-dropping destination to your must-visit list, is essential.

Holidays to this tropical paradise can be filled with sun-soaked days on the immaculate white beaches, watersports in the crystal clear waters, expeditions through the tropical rainforests, culture, history, hikes and so much more.

Nestled on Le Chaland Beach on the southeastern coast of Mauritius, Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort and Villas is the perfect place to set up camp for your luxury getaway.

Just 10 minutes from the airport, packed with opulence and equipped with ample opportunity for both relaxation and adventure – this idyllic resort is the perfect place to switch off and find out what bliss means to you.

Laying your head here comes with the promise of space, peace and tranquillity. Escape to a room, suite or villa with views of either Le Chaland Beach and the Indian Ocean, or a space immersed in lush greenery.

The luxury five-star resort is also soon set to unveil its two and four-bedroom Anantara Pool Villas, which are set within tropical gardens and combine modernity with indigenous design in homage to the surroundings of the southeast coast of Mauritius.

The new Anantara Pool Villas offer the luxury of flexibility, with in-villa check-in and private entrances. Situated in tropical and secluded surroundings, the Anantara Pool Villas are designed with a continuation of the resort’s laid back luxe colour scheme and textiles.

Inspired by the white sands and accented with pops of tropical colour reflecting the shades of the Indian Ocean, amber sunsets, green sugar cane fields and rare corals. Indigenous materials honour the warmth and detail of local Mauritian architecture and craftsmanship.

Spaciously designed, each villa features a comfortable living space with a smart TV, a fully-equipped kitchenette and an alfresco dining area for feasts prepared by your private chef.

A tailor-made experience awaits with a personal butler on hand to cater to guests’ every need, from organising a private breakfast on a desert island or making restaurant reservations, to arranging cultural tours in the nearby cultural and historic town of Mahebourg together with in-room spa treatments.

There’s plenty to see and do here – whether you like to relax by the pool or immerse yourself in activities – this stunning resort has it all; including guided forest walks, local cultural tours, snorkelling in the Blue Bay marine park, plus a selection of wellness therapies ranging from yoga, meditation, tai chi and stretching to de-stress and unwind in pure natural surroundings.

These therapeutic experiences can be incorporated into new three, five and seven day programmes tailor-made for guests with spa treatments offered by Anantara Spa.

The spa here is truly spectacular and offers a variety of treatments and wellness therapies to soothe the mind, body and soul.

Foodies will be satiated with daily wellness smoothies and a wide variety of healthy breakfast options on offer at the all-day dining Horizon, whilst vegans and fitness enthusiasts can dine at Bon Manzer offering innovative clean eating.

For luxurious dining experiences, Sea.Fire.Salt offers signature seafood and grill with Indian ocean views and a feet in the sand option.

All team members are fully vaccinated and Anantara’s ‘Stay with Peace of Mind’ programme includes rigorous sanitation and social distancing procedures.

The island of Mauritius currently boasts one of the highest vaccination rates of any African nation and is gearing up to welcome international travellers in the safest possible conditions.


For more information on booking your trip of a lifetime, visit anantara.com

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