The totally reimagined retro-chic tropical retreat, tucked away on a peninsula bordering two coves, celebrates life in the tropics the LUX* way. The eye-catching design of Kelly Hoppen blends perfectly with the surrounding tropical greenery, and each room, suite and villa is made to feel like a home—that is, if home is having an outdoor bathtub overlooking the Indian Ocean. The resort is known for its focus on wellness and its culinary gems, which include a fabulous Peruvian, an overwater Turkish restaurant and even a rum treehouse.
At the northern end of Mauritius, just to the east of Grand Baie, Grand Gaube is a lovely little fishing village with a good beach, rocky bays and a few upscale resorts – the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for beach time without the crowds. Resorts offer a smorgasbord of water sport activities such as scuba diving, kite surfing, boat and catamaran cruises and deep-sea fishing, while the offshore islands of Coin Mire, Île Ambre, Île Plate and Île Ronde – home to a wildlife sanctuary – can be explored by kayak and boat.