Luxury has never looked more comfortable than under the thatched roofs at Lux Belle Mare in Mauritius. Situated on the powder-soft beach of Belle Mare Plage, one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius, in a remote corner of paradise, Lux Belle Mare is the perfect place to hide away from time and space and enjoy a few days suspended above reality. The beautiful suites and villas, incredible pool, spa center, and impeccable service suddenly cancel gravity and invite guests to almost float on air during their holiday at Lux Belle Mare.
The hotel combines with calm and determination the natural foundation of the hotel – colonial style, thatched roofs, external clay walls, salvaged wood furnishing, and minimalist décor – with contemporary amenities that bring the luxury resort into the 21st century. As soon as you walk into its lobby wrapped in scents of mint tea, you’ll be welcomed by smiling people. Lux Belle Mare might be one of the best luxury hotels in the world, but the staff’s mission is to make guests feel at home.
From the frangipanis sprinkled on the breakfast tables to the endless pool that dominates the resort’s exterior, every detail is in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature and the resort’s serene holiday atmosphere. The hotel boasts one of the largest pools in Mauritius, a 2,000-square-meter blue oasis of relaxation and freshness that fringes the resort and competes with the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.
The hotel originally opened in 2000 and was bought by Lux one year later. The interior was redesigned in 2014 by the talented designer Kelly Hoppen who took the cool concepts encapsulated by the hotelier Paul Jones and added her contemporary touches until she created light, airy, and chic spaces without compromising the luxury notes. The colors respect nature and wellbeing. The hotel interior is dressed in soothing white hues enriched with splashes of vibrant colors to bring life into the setting and a boost of energy and enthusiasm.
Voted the best Spa Center in Spa Finder Wellness Travel Awards 2015, the LUX* Me Spa awaits in the heart of a beautiful tropical garden. The complex includes a sauna, hammam, and hydrotherapy facilities, and pampers guests with massages, luxurious facials, scrubs, body treatments, and yoga sessions. Moreover, the Wellness Concierge guides your journey of relaxation, while the spa therapists provide specialized programs to send you back into the world calmer, healthier, and a bit younger.
The culinary options are overwhelming at the Lux Belle Mare resort. You can opt for half-board or full-board packages to indulge in everything the resort has to offer. There are four restaurants on the resort’s grounds ready to satisfy any appetite and tame any crave. From Indian and Chinese cuisine to international and vegetarian dishes, the menus abound in delicious flavors and ingredients.
MIXE familiarizes guests with the island’s cuisine and international specialties serving from rich breakfast buffets to lavish dinners, while entertaining guests with live cooking stations, a Josper-style grill, and sublime ocean views. It also has a special corners for Asian flavors, spicy curries and teppanyaki, and you’ll find a room dedicated entirely to chocolate where guests can bake pastries and desserts.
Situated right on the soft white sand, Beach Rouge invites guests for lunch and dinner. The décor is dominated by the playful and glamorous nuances of white and red of the Mediterranean. The lounge area is the perfect place to be lazy after a beach day while enjoying cocktails and tapas. When the evening comes, guests make themselves comfortable on puffy cushions on the beach and pamper their taste buds with fresh seafood and fish on the beats of DJs and the rhythms of the ocean waves.
The newest restaurant on the resort, Amari by Vineet brings Indian spices and ingredients to Mauritius. The Michelin-star chef Vineet Bhatia plays delicately with the flavors and textures of Indian cuisine and creates sophisticated spiced dishes with contemporary twists, such as fish encrusted with coconut and peanut chutney baked in banana leaf.
The Duck Laundry adds Chinese cuisine dishes on the resort’s culinary scene. The menu gravitates around duck recipes, but also includes dim sum, a sea of noodles, Chinese teas and Asian spirits. There’s also a wood-fired duck oven and a Chinese barbecue station to add an oomph to the culinary experience.
After dinner, fight the urge to head back to your luxurious room and stay a little longer outside. You’ll discover the fun and relaxed ambiance at the K-Bar and Flute. K-Bar invites the Ibiza vibes under the starry sky of Mauritius, in a microbrewery-like setting, where you’ll have the chance to taste B-Lux craft beers, while Flute is an adults-only champagne bar set in a romantic ambiance. And don’t miss a visit to Mari-kontan, the cabana-style rum corner at the resort, to try authentic Mauritian spirits.
The hotel has two wings – one dedicated to couples and one reserved especially for families. The 174 contemporary suites create a relaxing space where every little detail is where it should be and plays its role in the big picture. If the soothing white that dresses the suites from head to toes blends naturally with the light woods and creates a light and airy holiday space, the colorful bed throws and cushions bring balance to the interior and lift spirits. There are eight room types, all equipped with balconies and handcrafted LUX* Sleep Tight beds, 14 family suites, and 12 luxurious villas. The villas are set in secluded grounds and offer superb sea views. They have a dining room, a kitchen, a lounge, docking stations, and a 24-hour valet service.
The biggest suite is the honeymoon suite, an exotic retreat for guests who want to enjoy fabulous garden views or breathtaking sea views in a romantic setting. Either dressed in shades of turquoise to match the sea panoramas or green tones to compete with the lush tropical gardens, the honeymoon suites are adorned with large terraces where couples can serve a romantic breakfast or dinner. The extra-large bed reigns in the bedroom, while the huge bathroom that feels like a suite of its own has an almost equally huge bathtub, a shower cabin, and all the mirrors you can wish for. You’ll find more power outlets that you’ll probably need and a tablet that offers details about the resort facilities, activity programs, restaurant menus, and room service. The luxurious décor doesn’t feel at all overwhelming, especially since the rustic notes like vintage trunks as side-tables and straw hats thrown on walls create the perfect balance for a comfortable stay in a relaxing environment.
Honeymoon suite amenities:
- 95 square meters
- sea or garden views
- one extra-large bed
- one sofa bed
- seating area
- LED TV
- hair dryer
- free toiletries
- air conditioning
- ironing facilities
- tea/coffee maker
- outdoor furniture
- private entrance
- free WiFi
A visit of the resort’s grounds will take you fabulous attractions, such as the 1933 Rolls Royce used for the Duchess of York’s visit, as well as to a chic tea house and a tree of wishes. Instagram addicts can rent a drone from the PhotoFanatics for superb aerial views of the resort. As expected, the resort offers access to a variety of watersports, like water skiing, windsurfing, and snorkeling. Divers can immerse into the waters of the lagoon accompanied by five-star PADI-qualified diving monitors.
Guests who prefer land-based activities are usually found playing tennis or volleyball or working out at the gym. A few minutes away from the hotel, golf enthusiasts will have a chance to prove their skills on one of the many 18-hole championship courses that reward their efforts with superb views of the coastline. The Kids Club and Teens Club provide various fun activities for children of all ages under the supervision of qualified hostesses to make sure the kids are happy while the parents get to relax and enjoy a fantastic beach day.
Ready to enjoy a relaxing holiday in Mauritius? Book your stay at Lux Belle Mare.