We were fortunate to experience one of the hotels that is part of the LUX* Resorts line situated in the South-West area of Mauritius, the LUX* Le Morne. From our visit, I can honestly and confidently recommend this hotel on anyones stay in Mauritius. And when I say anyone, there is truly something here to entertain all; the honeymooners, the family, the kitesurfers, etc. The overall experience here is impeccable.
From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with drinks, refreshing face towels, and a spray mist of an incredible odour that set the tone for the rest of the visit. The hotel scent in the room was amazing, and this translated to their quality, and equally top smelling products.
The room was such a pleasant surprise. I love checking out bathrooms first wherever I travel, and this one was top notch. To get clean, not only did they have a full-sized bath, but an indoor shower, which also led to an outdoor shower. Can we say: choices! The most difficult decision we had to make being at the LUX* Le Morne, was where to take a shower!
The room led to a large terrace perfect for lounging outside, but remaining in your personal space. This overlooked the turquoise beach of Mauritius. What caught my eye was the overall attention in the room; a bowl to wash your feet as you walk-in from the beach…a simple item like that can make such a difference in keeping a room free of sand!
I am very hyperactive, and not the type to sit on the beach during a whole stay…I need to be entertained. And let me tell you, you cannot get bored here. They have a wonderful arts and crafts area where you can decorate recycled bottles and bring out your inner Picasso and channel the artist within. This is great for both adults and children. For the sporty types, they have tennis courts and a gym, that are also situated next to a beautifulllll library. Now, let me divulge, I’m not an avid reader, but this library was incredibly inspiring to sit down for awhile and be a bookworm. For those that need to relax, they have a spa that is very intelligently formatted. A body analysis taken prior to a spa visit, will allow your treatments targeted to remedy the results of the analysis. I don’t even get that back home!
For those that are home sick (which I highly doubt would be the case in a place like this!), you can even make International calls for free, in a classic British style, red telephone box, with a vintage phone to top it off.
The food was tasted as fabulous as it looked. I would recommend the Gazpacho with a generous piece of Burrata cheese (my favourite), as well as the Seafood Spaghetti! But then again, the menu at The Beach restaurant is very impressive….multiple pages of choices!
Now lets be honest, we travel to a destination like Mauritius for the beach, and this hotel is situated on one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. Crystal clear, warm like your bath, with a backdrop of the UNESCO heritage site, Le Morne. This place is killer to take amazing pictures.
Just outside the hotel, as mentioned previously, you have access to the majestic Le Morne that is perfect for a hike, that is rewarded with a winner view. There are also nearby multiple waterfalls (Chamarel, Alexandra and Rochester falls) that are a must to visit. For the fishes, you have the whole ocean in front of the hotel to enjoy water activities including snorkelling and swimming with the dolphins! And for the kitesurfers, this is kitesurfing paradise for beginners all the way to the advanced. The nearest kitesurfing beach is a 5 minute walk away from the hotel with perfect conditions for kiting!
In the evening, the cocktail hour gets everyone ready to party. Imagine this: Backdrop including multiple bonfires in the ocean (yes, LUX* Le Morne makes fire possible in water!), and for entertainment, fire throwers choreographed to house music.
All the opinions expressed are my own, and I would absolutely recommend anyone visiting Mauritius, to stop by the LUX* Le Morne…guaranteed satisfaction! The service is very customer oriented and professional, and every single staff member will make you feel part of the family. They are genuinely there to ensure you enjoy your stay. To summarize my overall impression hotel, is that the LUX* Le Morne understands details. Not one detail is overlooked, in every aspect! From the impeccable grounds, to exotic odours, all the way to the smiling staff.
I can’t wait to come back!