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HOTEL REVIEW: LUX* Le Morne, Mauritius

LUX* Le Morne is a five-star hotel in Mauritius set on the calm shores of palm-lined white sand beach and sheltered at the foot of Le Morne mountain.

This dramatic backdrop of mountain and sea gives you a sense of hidden luxury in this wilder UNESCO-protected south-west side of the island. This of course also makes it the perfect spot for some of Mauritius’ most spectacular sunsets.

From the resort you have easy access to miles of sandy beaches fringed with reefs, Le Morne mountain for climbing, exploring Black River Gorges National Park, village visits and so much more.

Hotel

LUX* Le Morne is the ultimate in luxury with a focus on wellbeing, sustainability and those little added extras to make your stay special. Set on one of Mauritius’ finest stretches of pure white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters with no tides, the beach is lined with deck chairs, communal seating, private hammocks and comfortable bean bags. This seems to be the most popular part of the resort with guests flocking to line the beach for a day of relaxing and swimming while staff spoil guests with sunglass cleaning, face mists and a full range of snacks and drinks brought straight to your lounger. Life’s a beach at LUX* Le Morne.

The resort rooms are facilities are scattered amongst lush tropical gardens that provide a peaceful intimacy. Guests can do as little or as much as they like. There are water activities from jetskis, stand up paddle boards, snorkelling and swimming to the more adventurous swimming with wild dolphins. More adventurous activities include horse riding, hiking in the area, climbing Le Morne Mountain, scuba diving, kitesurfing and a bike ride around the local area. For the slower paced activities you can enjoy an afternoon making crafts in the Junk Art Studio or relax with some Yoga on the beach.

It is the extra special offerings at LUX* Le Morne that make the stay all that more. The Wishing Tree is a lovely touch, a place where guests can write their wishes and dreams before tying it to a tree. The secret Message in a Bottle is hidden daily throughout the resort and is a fun surprise to find for not only the kids, but adults too. Enjoy a beach picnic with a Bento Box or a special evening under the stars on the beach with cocktail hour.

Rooms

The room options at LUX* Le Morne vary from offering garden views or ocean views. The lead in room is a Superior Room and a majority of other rooms are Junior Suites, varying in view offering. For guests wanting something a little extra special, there is the choice of Prestige Junior Suite and Honeymoon Junior Suite. The Ocean View Junior Suite has solid wooden floors, matched with dark timber furnishings. This makes the room a little dark but open the shutter doors and you can not only lighten the room but enjoy the gorgeous views to the ocean. The lush gardens offer privacy to the rooms and a gorgeous scent of wild orchids fill the room. Enjoy a peaceful night sleep in the luxurious Sleep Tight beds or relax on the day bed in your own private courtyard. Step into the stylish marble bathroom, featuring a separate shower and deep bathtub, and indulge in the specialised locally crafted toiletries.

Dining

LUX* Le Morne restaurants offer everything that’s exceptional about luxury island dining. With none of the heavy, overly indulgent extras, meals are light, fresh and ever so irresistible. For an island resort, LUX* Le Morne offers a hug variety of dinning options. The main central restaurant, The Kitchen, is open planned so you can watch the chefs at work designing culinary creations. Here is the place for daily buffet breakfast and a sumptuous dinner complete with authentic local island entertainment. Lunches can be enjoyed at The Beach, located right on the beach and serving up simple yet inspired dishes for lunch and dinner. Taste the exotic at LUX* Le Morne’s signature restaurant, East, as you gaze out over the beautiful lagoon. This Thai inspired menu is full of sumptuous coconut milk curries with zesty lemongrass, the perfect balance of flavours in this simple yet sophisticated setting.  

Drinks can be enjoyed under a shady veranda at The Bar where lively background music transforms it into a vibrant cocktail lounge at night. If you feel like a refreshing swim and a drink, paddle over to Ilot and Oasis, the swim up to the bar, for a refreshing cocktail, freshly squeezed fruit juice or tasty snack. Throughout the day, if you want a coffee and snack, then Café LUX* is your answer. At Café LUX*, specialist baristas keep up with all the latest trends and techniques – including Cold Press, Pour Overs and Nitro coffee.  

Booking

Address: LUX* Le Morne, Le Morne Plage, Mauritius

Phone: (230) 401 4000

To Book: To book visit www.luxresorts.com/en/hotel-mauritius/luxlemorne or email reservation@luxresorts.com.

Download a resort factsheet HERE

Take a virtual tour of the resort HERE.



Kate Webster

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