Le Méridien Ile Maurice has undergone a $60m transformation
Set against the shore of the glittering turquoise Indian Ocean, Le Méridien Ile Maurice is a five-star resort in Mauritius, beautifully positioned along a kilometre of sandy beach in Pointe aux Piments on the northwest coast. This year, an extensive $60 million refurbishment sees the property reimagined, firmly establishing it as one of Mauritius’ leading resort destinations.
With 261 newly designed guestrooms and suites, an adults-only wing, a world-class spa and fitness centre, three pools and a choice of four restaurants and three bars, Le Méridien Ile Maurice is a must-visit for the most discerning of travellers seeking adventure and relaxation alike.
The new timeless and elegant design takes cues from the resort’s surrounding tropical landscape and guests are invited to connect with nature and soak in the sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. Using a sympathetic colour palette and natural materials to seamlessly blend the property with its natural environment, the design transformation begins in the lobby, which offers spectacular uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean and an open-air relaxation area
The 261 guestrooms and suites have been designed with modern luxury in mind, each offering stunning ocean views and an outside terrace or balcony. The colour palette takes inspiration from the hotel's surroundings with natural creams and whites accented with pops of blue. Custom headboards are reflective of the rustic materials found across the island, with locally designed fabrics adding a touch of character. Bathrooms have been redesigned to the highest specification, complete with a separate shower and large oval bath, marble floors, and plenty of fluffy towels and toiletries.
Nirvana is the adults-only wing of the resort housing 51 guestrooms and suites, with panoramic views of the sea or the resort's gorgeous gardens. Alongside the well-appointed Deluxe and Premium Rooms, 16 Nirvana Prestige Suites boast a private plunge pool, as well as a separate bar and living area. The Royal Suite takes opulence to the next level with a space spanning 1615sq ft, complete with a spacious terrace overlooking the ocean, alongside a dedicated butler service to attend to your every desire. Nirvana also benefits from a private infinity swimming pool and pool bar, a complimentary poolside tea, coffee and soft drinks service and daily sunset cocktail and canapés
Innovative Flavours and Culinary Creations
Le Méridien Ile Maurice is home to four restaurants and three bars - Latitude 20, Nirvana Pool Bar (adults-only) and Papaya Bar, meaning guests are truly spoilt for choice. Nomad, with its open kitchen, expansive terrace, and 180-degree panoramic views offers international dishes whilst, for Mauritian flavours, head to the beachfront Zoli Mamzel restaurant. Other cuisines on offer include Italian at Paparazzi Restaurant and perfectly spiced Indian fare at Kumin Restaurant. For the ultimate in exclusivity and romance, dine on the hotel's jetty under the stars with the lapping of the waves providing the perfect soundtrack to your bespoke dining experience.
Escape to Explore Spa
Inspired by the rich traditions of European spa culture, the new look of Explore Spa has been redesigned by world-acclaimed designer Paul Bishop. Created as a place to relax and invigorate, facilities include a steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and plunge pool, plus Mauritius' very first and only snow room, in partnership with Phytomer. This icy new wellness feature is the ideal counterpart to the traditional sauna, offering a chance for hot-cold contrast therapy proven to provide many health benefits, including improvements in joint and muscle function, blood circulation and immune system. In addition, there is a hair salon, fitness centre, relaxation garden and yoga studio, alongside five treatments rooms.
Guests have access to a wide range of complimentary activities, including kayaking, pedal boating, snorkelling, windsurfing, beach volleyball and tennis whilst the island offers much to do with the resort able to organise a wide range of additional activitie,s including catamaran cruises, dolphin swimming, fishing, water skiing, scuba diving and mountain biking.
If you’re travelling with little ones, let the beachfront Le Méridien Family Kids Club take the lead, with a well curated programme of fun designed for children aged four – 12 years. The caring and considerate team supervise a wide range of activities, from water skiing and face painting to sandcastle building, crab-hunting and outdoor cinema screenings.