Schlagwort-Archive: Mauritius

Mauritius

Mauritius este o combinatie spectaculoasa de plaje cu nisipuri de un alb stralucitor si munti abrupti de origine vulcanica, ape oceanice cristaline si lacuri vulcanice. Este celebru un citat din Following the Equator de Mark Twain care spune ca „mai intai a fost facut Mauritius si apoi raiul“.

Mauritius este un paradis al simturilor, nu doar pentru ca iti vei incanta ochii cu peisajele sale superbe, dar si pentru deliciul papilelor gustative, caci aici vei gasi o varietate nesfarsita de gusturi si arome aduse de emigranti din toate colturile lumii. Istoria tumultoasa a insulei in care s-au intersectat atatea popoare ale lumii a creat un fermecator cocktail de culturi, religii si traditii folclorice specifice. Inconjurata de apele turcoaz ale Oceanului Indian, Mauritius nu este doar o insula obisnuita, caci lagunele superbe cu ape linistite si valuri line care alinta tarmurile, barierele de corali, plajele generoase acoperite cu nisip perlat, strajuite de cocotieri, muntii cu vegetatie tropicala, o transforma intr-un taram exotic, plin de mister.

Climatul favorizeaza dezvoltarea unei vegetatii luxuriante, iar locuitorii au grija sa ii pastreze farmecul, intreaga insula fiind o uriasa gradina inmiresmata de parfumul florilor exotice. Aici vei petrece un sejur de neuitat, indiferent de hotelul sau resortul in care vei alege sa-ti petreci vacanta, pentru ca vei avea mereu totul la indemana si vei fi rasfatat de personal si de localnici. In zilele petrecute pe insula, poti face shopping, te poti distra in baruri si discoteci, poti alege dintr-o gama larga de sporturi – de la cele pe uscat pana la sporturile nautice – sau te poti relaxa pe plaja admirand curcubeul de culori al florilor tropicale si savurand un delicat fruct exotic. In Mauritius, turistul se poate bucura de sauna, masaje traditionale si tratamente de infrumusetare, in numeroasele SPA-uri ale resorturilor, filozofia SPA fiind o sinteza de terapii ancestrale ce stimuleaza simturile, cu influente ale conceptelor orientale, bazate pe beneficiile naturii, care interactioneaza pentru a reechilibra energiile vitale si culoarea vietii. 

De ce ne place noua Mauritius

1. Paradis exotic

Regiunea nordica este locatia preferata de turisti. Plajele sunt intinse, nisipul fin, intrarea lina in apa turcoaz. Resorturile au un domeniu intins si o vegetatie bogata, verdele fiind culoarea dominanata. Este un loc ideal pentru a pleca in croaziere pe ocean pentru a adimira delfinii, pestii multicolori si reciful de corali.

2. Localnicii

Cea mai mare bogatie a insulei sunt localnicii. Amestecul atat de variat de etnii face posibila existenta unei culturi unice in felul ei, locuitorii insulei fiind ospitalieri, amabili si zambitori. Pentru a descoperi acest colt de paradis am facut inconjorul ei vizitand principalele regiuni.

3. Regiunea nordica

Regiunea nordica este locatia preferata de turisti. Plajele sunt intinse, nisipul fin, intrarea lina in apa turcoaz. Resorturile au un domeniu intins si o vegetatie bogata, verdele fiind culoarea dominanata. Este un loc ideal pentru a pleca in croaziere pe ocean pentru a adimira delfinii, pestii multicolori si reciful de corali.

4. Sporturi nautice

Regiunea estica este recomandata pentru practicarea sporturilor nautice: yachting, windsurfing etc. In zona de sud-est se afla Domeniul Etoile, iar cu ajutorul ATV-urilor am vizitat aceasta rezervatie intinsa pe cca 2000 hectare.

5. Port Louis

Malul vestic al insulei este asemanator cu cel nordic, una dintre atractii fiind capitala Port Louis, un amalgam de istorie si contemporaneitate. Am fost surprinsa de amestecul de religii, desi capitala nu are o supafata foarte mare. Cu toate ca este o insula mica, am trecut pe langa moschei, biserici si temple hinduse, iar tensiunea intre practicantii acestor culte este inexistenta. La muzeul de istorie este expusa celebra pasare DODO, ce a disporut de pe insula cu mult timp in urma, leganda sustinand ca toate exemplarele au fost mancate de catre olandezi. In bazarul central in capitala am gasit o gama varianata de suveniruri cu figurina Dodo, diferite sortimente de ceai, cafea locala, zahar si rom.

OPENING 1 NOVEMBER 2021: LUX* GRAND BAIE RESORT & RESIDENCES MAURITIUS

LUX* RESORTS & HOTELS NEW FLAGSHIP PROPERTY WILL OFFER SOPHISTICATED BEACHSIDE LIVING FOR THE MODERN, DISCERNING TRAVELLER.

The highly anticipated LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences will open on 1 November 2021, unveiling a
new generation of boutique-style resort for the modern, discerning traveller. Located in the north of Mauritius known for its lively beachside cafes, bars and artisanal local crafts, the elegant hideaway will be nestled in the Grand Baie lagoon overlooking emerald-blue waters and white sandy beaches.


“The vision for LUX* Grand Baie has been in my mind for some time, and I have been determined to bring all my years of experience in resorts around the world to a crescendo in this magnificent property. Grand Baie is the crown jewel of Mauritius and the mandate from the outset was simple: create the finest luxury resort in the Indian Ocean. In the process, it has become the flagship for LUX* Resorts & Hotels and our first greenfield project in Mauritius. The essentials had to be perfect – comfort, warm, welcoming and inviting. Exciting, creative and full of LUX* soul. That ‘soul’ comes from our people, who in Mauritius are magical” said Paul Jones, chief executive officer of The Lux Collective.

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
Jean-Francois Adam, the Mauritius-based architect who has spearheaded the design of the property, has been inspired by a childhood spent on the very beach the resort is set on, and observing sailing boat architecture. The result is a design concept that champions indoor-outdoor living and ‘purity’ by working in harmony with the natural surroundings. The architecture breaks away from the traditional mould in Mauritius whilst honouring the island’s raw materials. “I’m fascinated by the mechanics of sailboats: the interrelationship between the hull and the sea, the sails and wind, and man with nature, which conjures an image of elegance. I have channelled this elegance into the architecture of LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences” said Jean-Francois.
Design maestro, Kelly Hoppen CBE, has created the interiors that encapsulate the beauty of the land and the Indian Ocean with voluminous spaces symbolising ‘a breath of fresh air’. “From the moment you enter the resort, you will be met with incredible scale and a multitude of exquisite neutral and natural textures and tones which exude sophistication and comfort. Everything is orchestrated to entice guests to fall into an experience of relaxation and luxury,” said Kelly.

INTRODUCING NEW AND EXCITING LUX* SIGNATURE ACCOMMODATION
Each suite, villa, residence and penthouse are a labour of love resulting in the pinnacle of luxury and comfort. Each is made to feel like a designer’s holiday home in the tropics. Settle in, relax, sunbathe, host some friends for a day party in your Penthouse, take a dip in your villa pool, or just do nothing else than laze in beauty and comfort.


• 86 LUX* Junior Suites (65 sqm) present a spacious entrance, dressing room, bedroom and a bathroom featuring
an oversized shower and separate bathtub. Neutrals and refined beach style will blend seamlessly with the deep
blues of the surrounding ocean and white Mauritius sands.


• 20 LUX* Pool Residences (2 bedroom – 180 sqm) and 2 LUX* Pool Penthouses (3 bedroom – 325 sqm) feature
private pools, modern kitchens, expansive entertainment terraces, private living and dining rooms.


• 7 LUX* Pool Villas (2 bedroom – 240 sqm) have a private pool and fire pit, as well as an outdoor gazebo and
sundecks on a shaded terrace.


• 1 LUX* Grand Beach Pool Villa (3 bedroom – 420 sqm) is the ultimate tropical hideaway with direct access to
the beach, a wide sun deck, and a chef de maison on hand to serve delicious spreads on the outdoor terrace.


Our LUX* Pool Penthouse, LUX* Pool Villa, LUX* Grand Beach Pool Villa all benefit from private Butler service.

DINE AND DANCE IN STYLE
Offering laid-back dining from morning to night, Beach Rouge – LUX* Resorts & Hotels’ signature beach club concept – sits on the water’s edge and will serve fresh, locally-sourced cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When the sun dips below the horizon, the space will be lit in a spectacular red tint and draw a crowd to its bar with a resident DJ setting the mood from chill to groove. Eye-catching Ai KISU (meaning ‘flame’ in Japanese) will offer a lively atmosphere and best-in-class Asian cuisine created using warayaki straw fire cooking in an open kitchen. Its accompanying private club will boast sleek interiors, pop-up dinner parties and sets from international DJs and local musicians alike. European-inspired Maison LUX* will brew fresh, organic own-blend coffee and serve a curated selection of French, Italian and Spanish pastries, and homemade gelato. The jewel in the resort’s crown will be its expansive rooftop bar and restaurant Bisou which affords spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding Indian Ocean. The adults-only area will be home to a 30m infinity pool which will serve tapas-style cuisine on floating trays and is surrounded by cabanas and natural greenery. As night falls, the space transforms into a lounge bar where guests will enjoy lively music sets from the hotel’s resident DJ.

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The Lux Collective to Unveil New Flagship Property in Mauritius, LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences, Opening Second Quarter of 2021

Hospitality trailblazer The Lux Collective has announced plans for its newest property, LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences. The hotel will open in Mauritius in the second quarter of 2021 and will become the flagship property for the group’s much-loved brand LUX* Resorts & Hotels. Located in the popular Grand Baie neighbourhood in the north of the island, known for its picturesque beaches, vibrant downtown village and favourable year-round climate, the property will offer sophisticated beachside living for the upscale, modern traveller.

Contemporary architecture will see the resort blend seamlessly into its tropical surroundings, whilst interiors have been conceived by renowned London-based designer Kelly Hoppen. A neutral colour palette, elegant soft textures and wooden accents will create a calming sanctuary that allows the vibrant shades of the Mauritian surroundings to speak for themselves.

Set to become the most exciting newly built resort in Mauritius, LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences will house 86 spacious suites (65sqm) and eight two-bedroom villas with private swimming pools (from 240sqm) in the main resort complex. Sitting adjacent to the resort are an additional 24 luxurious residences (from 180sqm), complete with two bedrooms, private pools and small modern kitchens, connected by bridge to the main resort. All rooms overlook the resort’s pristine sheltered beach and lagoon, whilst floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive terraces maximise the views Grand Baie is famed for. To increase sleep wellness, the design team engaged with an acoustics expert to carefully configure every suite to eliminate outside noise.

The signature three-bedroom Beachfront LUX* Villa (420sqm) provides the ultimate tropical hideaway with direct access to the beach, a wide sun deck, and a fully equipped kitchen with a personal chef and butler on standby. Guests can opt to spend days at their own private pool or visit one of the resort’s three communal swimming pools.

Offering laid-back dining from morning to night, Beach Rouge – LUX* Resorts & Hotels’ signature beach club concept – sits on the water’s edge and serves fresh, locally-sourced cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eye-catching Ai KISU (meaning ‘flame’ in Japanese) will offer best-in-class Asian cuisine in a lively atmosphere, whilst its accompanying nightclub affords sleek interiors and sets from international DJs and local musicians alike. Perennial Reasons to Go LUX* favourite ICI will create artisanal homemade dairy and vegan ice creams, sorbets and popsicles, and Café LUX will brew fresh organic own-blend coffee. Completing the impressive line-up of bars is an in-pool bar that guests can swim up to, and an additional pool deck bar serving up fresh juices, smoothies and cocktails.

The jewel in the resort’s crown will be its expansive rooftop, affording spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding Indian Ocean. The adults-only area will be home to a 30m infinity pool surrounded by cabanas and plenty of natural greenery; Bisou, an inventive raw restaurant and bar; a cookery school showcasing the best of Mauritius’ vibrant flavours; and an open-air wellness space for sunrise meditation and yoga classes. As night falls, guests will enjoy lively music sets from the hotel’s resident DJ.

LUX* Me Wellbeing offers an array of immersive thermal experiences including a unique hydrotherapy concept, Turkish Hammam and Tepidarium soaks, alongside eight spacious treatment rooms where guests can experience signature spa treatments on sand and water beds. The LUX* Me Fitness concept will curate wellbeing programmes for guests tailored to their body types and fitness goals, overseen by an experienced Wellness Concierge. The hotel also offers a yoga and Pilates studio, fully equipped gym and indoor cycling studio which will conduct energising classes to a heart-pumping playlist.

Children will be well looked after with an array of family programmes focused on fun-filled learning and mindfulness. The PLAY Kids Club for children aged 3 to 11 offers an outdoor garden space, aquatic zone, library, arts and crafts area and mini-kitchen. STUDIO 17 is an adult-free hang out area for teens aged 12 to 17, as well as offering outdoor activities including kayaking, SUP, beach football and volleyball.

Located 60 kilometres from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, LUX* Grand Baie Resort and Residences is set to transform the tourism landscape of Mauritius.

For more information, visit LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences or follow our exciting journey on Instagram @luxresorts.