LUX Grand Baie Resort & Residences is looking forward to its grand opening in November. We took a quick look ahead of the big reveal…
An aerial view of the brand new LUX Grand Baie Resort & Residences.
Slated to open on November 1, LUX Grand Baie Resort & Residences will be the hotel group’s new flagship property, no less.
The boutique-style resort is located in the north of Mauritius close to the island’s lively beachside cafes and bars, LUX Grand Baie is tucked away in the stunning Grand Baie lagoon. If you’re looking for emerald waters lapping silky sands, this is where you want to be.
Described as “the crown jewel of Mauritius”, LUX Grand Baie has been nurtured in the mind of The Lux Collective’s Paul Jones for some time.
“The mandate was simple: create the finest luxury resort in the Indian Ocean,” he said. “In the process it has become the flagship for LUX Resorts & Hotels and our first greenfield project in Mauritius.”
Environmentally-friendly practices have been embraced, including using renewable building materials, reducing and recycling waste, sourcing food locally and protecting the natural environment.
Overlooking the ocean and pool at Bisous restaurant.
Comfort and a warm welcome were also important for Jones. “The ‘soul’ comes from our people, who, in Mauritius, are magical,” he said.
Mauritius-based architect Jean-Francois Adam has spearheaded the property’s design, inspired by a childhood spent on the beach where the property is located, resulting in a nautical vibe.
“I’m fascinated by the mechanics of sailboats,” said Adam. “The interrelationship between the hull and the sea, the sails and the wind, and man with nature, which conjures an image of elegance.”
British designer Kelly Hoppen has created interiors that channel the beauty of the land and the Indian Ocean with voluminous spaces that symbolise “a breath of fresh air”.
“From the moment you enter the resort, you will be met with incredible scale and a multitude of exquisite neutral and natural textiles and tones,” said Hoppen. “Everything is orchestrated to entice guests to fall into an experience of relaxation and luxury.”
First up, there’s a kids’ club which means three to 12 year olds will be able to enjoy a wide range of activities such as the Little Green Fingers gardening project, gelato-making at the Ice Cream Lab or Junior Yoga. Teens are catered for at Studio 17, with vintage arcade games, a DJ deck and a Photofanatics station. There are also also windsurf, kayak and paddle board lessons.
A Junior Suite bedroom at LUX Grand Baie.
Accommodation runs to 86 LUX Junior Suites with entrance, bedroom, dressing room and a bathroom with oversize shower and bathtub. And twenty, two-bedroom LUX Pool Residences and two, three-bedroom LUX Pool Penthouses feature private pools, kitchens, entertainment terraces and private living and dining areas.
There are also seven LUX Pool Villas with two bedrooms plus a private pool, fire pit, gazebo and sundecks on a shaded terrace.
And for those who really want to luxe it up, there’s a Grand Beach Pool Villa with three bedrooms, direct beach access, sun deck and chef de maison on hand. The Pool Penthouses, Pool Villas and the Grand Beach Pool Villa also all come with a private butler service.
Dining spaces include Beach Rouge beach club, Ai KISU serving Asian cuisine using a warayaki straw fire, Maison LUX café and an expansive rooftop bar and restaurant Bisou with spectacular views over the Indian Ocean.
LUX Me Spa & Fitness includes a spa with a meu of thermal experiences including hydrotherapy concept Kneipp walk, Turkish hammam and Tepidarium soaks, as well as eight treatment rooms.
Casual eating by the sand at Beach Rouge.
There will be a range of fitness classes offered, such as HIIT, cycling, soft-sand running, mobility recovery, pilates, stretch and yoga. A fully equipped fitness centre is complemented by a Wellness Bar to recharge and rehydrate.
And don’t miss the Indian Ocean’s first full-fledged outdoor rooftop wellness experience, Muscle Up on the Roof with two 30m running tracks and a MyBeast fitness frame with 12 workout stations.
LUX Grand Baie is offering a 30% discount off the best available rate on stays from November 2021 to January 2022. Make a booking before the end of this year on stays between February 1 and December 31 2022 and receive a 22% discount off the best available rate. Bookings should be make online.