Hidden away amongst a verdant coconut grove, 20 Degrees Sud is a stylish and discreet boutique hotel overlooking a tranquil blue lagoon at Pointe Malartic. It lies just five minutes from the buzzing little village of Grand Baie, often referred to as the 'St Tropez of Mauritius'. Thanks to its small size and homely feel, the hotel has a convivial atmosphere, while light and airy interiors and endless sea views lend a lovely peaceful feeling. The laid-back atmosphere does not come at the expense of luxury touches such as plush furnishings, excellent cuisine and charming personalised service - meaning that 20 Degrees Sud offers what many consider to be the best of both.
The hotel has just 30 rooms and six suites, all of which are different but share tasteful décor featuring luxury linens, antique furniture and mod cons including multimedia systems providing access to film, TV and internet. The rooms are divided into four categories. Charm Rooms are the smallest but delightfully cosy, with light fresh décor and views over the coconut grove that runs down to the sea. Beachfront Rooms are located on the first floor, with balconies offering lovely views of the bay. The two Suites also have sea views as well as outdoor Jacuzzis from which to enjoy them; while Austral Suites are vast and luxurious, with spacious living areas, outdoor plunge pools or Jacuzzis (depending on location), and over-hanging balconies that give the impression of floating on the water.
The hotel focuses on creating a peaceful retreat for grown-ups and does not take bookings for families with children.
- Small private beach with loungers and sunshades
- Diving club run by MSDA/CMAS instructor
- Two freshwater swimming pool - one heated in winter
- Spa offering massages, treatments, hammam and whirlpool
- Three boats at your disposal for private charter
OUT & ABOUT
- Golf at Mon Choisy Golf Course five minutes away
- Watersports including wind-surfing, catamaran sailing and kite-surfing on the lagoon
- Boat excursions for swimming with dolphins, diving and snorkelling
- Hotel-run cultural tours
- Excellent big game fishing, 'jigging' and 'popping'
WINE & DINE
- Delicious fresh seafood and Mauritian dishes metres from the sea
- Request the wonderful lobster or sushi menu for something different
- Dine aboard the island's oldest boat, M.S Lady Libeth, built in 1929
- Enjoy dinner at the 19th Century Governor's House on Flat Island