ADVERTORIAL • November 2019
When it comes to luxury, The LUX Collective is ahead of the curve, refashioning the concept as a perfect mix of wellness and wonder. We take a look at three of The LUX Collective brands, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, SALT and Tamassa, with flagship hotels across the paradise isles of Mauritius and the Maldives, in the search for hotels that are good for the soul
Why: The LUX* ethos is to make every moment matter – bypassing tired conventions to get at the very heart of what makes a holiday special; everything from spellbinding locations to enchanting touches.
Where: LUX* Belle Mare on the sublime Mauritius coastline has surprising delights like an ice-cream parlour and rustic rum shack, while fellow Mauritian retreats LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas and LUX* Le Morne boast a perfect balance of social and secluded spaces. In the Maldives, the LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Residences takes guests into a world of breath-taking ocean views and a paradise of stilt-perched villas, while the LUX* North Malé Atoll Resort & Residences combines all the luxury of penthouse living with those iconic turquoise vistas. Things only get more luxurious at LUX* Saint Gilles on Reunion Island, which raises a frosted glass of rum to the gourmands, adrenaline-junkies and discerning romantics that walk through its heavenly doors.
Why: SALT is synonymous with meaningful travel, travel that doesn’t just bring you to a place but connects you to its community and culture. Here, your hotel is a gateway, rather than a hideaway, encouraging you really to immerse yourself in where you are.
Where: You cannot possibly forget where you are at the boutique hotel SALT of Palmar on the east coast of Mauritius, where the vivid décor invites the outdoors in. Discover the island with the Sunrise running club, led by local guides. Devour locally sourced Mauritian favourites at the restaurant, with the food coming straight from the hotel’s own sustainable farm, which in turn supports the local community and non-profit organisation ‘Island Bio’. Who knew luxury can both feel good and do good?
Why: A luxury holiday should bring out the very best in you. At Tamassa, guests are welcomed into an environment of uncomplicated happiness – a place where the vibe is as natural and beautiful as the views.
Where: Tamassa’s all-inclusive beach hotel in Bel Ombre on the South West coast of Mauritius is serenely set amidst a picture postcard landscape of golden sands, coconut palms and azure waters. Enjoy a round of golf, spend some quality time on the beach – mere steps from your room – and unwind at the LUX* Me Spa, where a programme of scrubs, massages and yoga has been designed to keep your body beach ready and in harmony with your idyllic island surrounds. Now that’s what we call luxury.
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