Embracing the Mauritian vibe with a passion, Lux* Belle Mare sits on the glorious east coast.
Unlike some luxury resorts that leave you with a 'could be anywhere' feeling, the philosophy here is to incorporate the local.
You'll find touches of this everywhere, from the delicious cuisine (this resort's all about the seafood) to the gorgeous toiletries infused with Mauritian lime, ginger and patchouli, supplied in your suite or villa, newly designed by Kelly Hoppen.
This relaxed, unfussy luxury is combined with some fun touches - a pop-up secret bar (don't miss the Ti'Punch, a classic Mauritian cocktail made with white rum, sugar cane syrup and fresh lime), a vintage ice-cream cart, the free 'call home' phone booth and, hidden around the resort, little messages in bottles, which contain a special treat.
WOW FACTOR: Swimming with wild dolphins in the morning, followed by a beach barbecue lunch of chicken and lobster. Just ask and staff will arrange it all.
FLIGHT TIME: 12 hours.