Garden of Eden

For your delight, a glittering beach, cooled by tropical breezes, palms and Casuarina trees that interact with a lush Hibiscus flowered garden and multi coloured birds and there, the Indian Ocean in Technicolor. Welcome to Sofitel So Mauritius Bel Ombre, the first born of a new collection of designer and luxurious hotels signed Sofitel. In this resort “XS” built around a river that gently meanders in the countryside and surrounded by 520 feet of beach, one can appreciate the space and tranquillity with the option of 84

suites of 80m2, six beach villas of 100m2 and two villas Beaulieu of 200m2, all perfectly independent and walk-in, but mostly with private gardens and outdoor ponds or pools, patios with showers in the open and total comfort (XXL beds, dressing-room, espresso machine…). What’s more? A personalised butler service which anticipates your needs. No sooner than you have crossed the threshold than your bags are discreetly unpacked while you relax in the infinity pool facing the lagoon and enjoy the contemporary architecture and sleek design signed Mathar Lek Bunnag, an apostle of transparency and brightness, and the famous Kenzo Takada. It’s a Garden of Eden.

Top of the 5 Stars

Mauritius Island would suffice alone as its large sized aquarium and rocky islands are a constant invitation to go and breathe the sea air: as much for its picturesque Creole villages with their hens pecking on the beach and the colourful fishing boats awaken the inner poet in us… but if you are in a sedentary mood, Sofitel So Mauritius will most certainly fill your expectations. Between two snorkelling sessions on the beach, you will undoubtedly succumb to the charms of the spa. The arrangement of the buildings and vegetal environment are designed to promote the circulation of energy. Wood, thatch, high glass walls, Tedelekt walls, mosaïc and glass tiles: here nothing seems to affect the light and nature. For a complete relaxation one offers oneself a full menu with 30 minutes of aromatic bath, natural scrubs and wraps, massages Abhyanga or anti-jetlag before concluding with a feet or scalp massage. What’s more? 100% fresh, unpreserved products prepared daily in a small laboratory in the spa.

From ground rice, grated coconut, Tamarin salt and other essential oils of the Bel Ombre plants. Once your serenity is recovered and if hungry, head for Le Flamboyant, the main hotel restaurant, entirely surrounded by water. Under the highest thatched roof in the country (17 meters) the address offers an elegant fusion of French and Mauritian cuisine under the direction of Isabelle Alexandre. A little gastronomic and architectural marvel which completes the whole experience. The holidays can begin…

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