Located on the east coast, backed only by
green fields and palms and on the edge of a stunning white-sand
beach, LUX* certainly has an idyllic location; but the resort has
much more going for it. This is one of our favourite hotels
on the island as it cares enough to add little touches which make
all the difference: there's a traditional red telephone box where
you can make calls home free of charge; there are random gaily
coloured photo shacks where you can capture your own happy
sun-kissed faces as you wander along the beach; and you can even
learn the art of cocktail-making at the 'pop-up bars' conveniently
located around the resort. LUX* is full of fun for guests of all
ages, suitable for families as well as grown-ups seeking a more
than average beach break.
The thatch-roof suites and villas at LUX* feature
Kelly Hoppen's refreshing touch, with white, neutrals and the
occasional use of bright Mauritian colours - orange, blue and
yellow. The well-equipped Junior Suites Pool View are ideal if you
like to be close to the pool; while beach and water-lovers could
opt for the Ocean View Villa with private pool or the romantic
Beachfront Villa, which has a lovely thatched dining area on the
private patio. Romantic Suites are quiet and tranquil, with
terraces overlooking the pond and tropical gardens as well as sound
systems and TVs with on-demand films. The LUX* Suite is the
ultimate, with private dining room and private butler. Families
could choose to connect the LUX* Suite with a Junior Suite, or
alternatively take the Prestige Villa - the largest and most
indulgent of all the accommodation, with two bedrooms and maximum
privacy ensured thanks to a raised position with private gardens,
patio and pool.
Fun, hospitality and plenty of optional
LUX* PLAY and Studio 17 look after children and teenagers.
From baking and decorating cakes and sand castle competitions to
water sports and Teddy Tennis, the LUX* PLAY programme offers a
variety of activities that appeal to younger children, while
teenagers are invited to Studio 17, where activities include island
trips, local dance, beach sports and informal language classes.
Across the island the staff will welcome children and there are
various activities that the whole family can enjoy together -
including watersports and hiking/cycling in the surrounding
WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS
LUX* is well-equipped for couples and offers a
variety of packages for both weddings and honeymoons. Efficient
wedding planners can organise everything from the standard
necessities such as wedding breakfasts, music and flowers to more
personalised experiences. Honeymooners are also given the royal
treatment, and will benefit from a raft of opportunities including
swimming with dolphins, private dining experiences and couples' spa
Completely unique amongst Indian Ocean beach resorts, LUX* prides itself on thoughtful touches that really do make a difference. I was delighted to find a 'message in a bottle' entitling me to a complimentary spa treatment, and I enjoyed perfecting my 'Albanito' at the pop-up bars. The food and drink is also a highlight - whether the unusually good coffee and home-made ice cream or delicious Asian creations. Pre (and post)-dinner drinks are best enjoyed at Club Savanne, where you can sink into comfortable armchairs under a thatched roof.
Something for everyone on the unspoilt east coast.