On an island ringed by luxury resorts, the choice can be overwhelming. Do you pick by style, size or setting? Or is there something more on offer? Re-branded Lux* Resorts, which has three properties on the island, thinks there is.
It promises 'authentic island living', stripping away the endless choices, fussy cuisine and pretentious wine lists and in its place offering what matters, such as a beautiful beach, with palms swaying in the shadow of majestic Le Morne mountain.
And although there are more impressive rooms on the island (the best choice at Lux* Le Morne are the ground-floor, walk-out-to-the-beach ones), it more than makes up for it with the little things: Indian Ocean toiletries, a photo-booth by the beach, pop-up bars and a really good burger.
The result is a bit cooler, a bit more eco-conscious (mineral water is bottled locally in recycled-glass bottles and each resort is carbon neutral) and a lot of fun.
WOW FACTOR: Ice-cream cones served lounger-side as you look out over the beachfront.
FLIGHT TIME: 12 hours
WHEN TO GO: Summer, Autumn