And the connection to the island doesn’t stop there. In fact, the hotel has made a conscious effort to relate back to local life, which underpins every area of the hotel. Experiences might include joining a local wedding, or eating freshly cooked shrimps at the lake with the hotels’ fisherman, or learning pottery with the village potter. The spa uses locally harvested salt and has a salt therapy room, the first of its kind on Mauritius, plus yoga and meditation are encouraged, daily.
Wherever you go, there’s thought and meaning put into the details. Refillable water bottles in the room mean little plastic, the organic garden supplies fruit and vegetable; and there’s a no-fly policy for food. Best of all, staff are smiley and content, happy to share a Mauritius they’re clearly proud of.