With a prime setting on the iconic sun-kissed beach of Grand Baie, the new property from leaders in refined hospitality, The Lux Collective, will redefine modern island luxury. A rare find, the chic resort will feature contemporary architecture that blends seamlessly into the tropical surroundings paired with deeply stylish interiors by renowned London-based designer Kelly Hoppen. Innovative dining, world-class wellness, and a spirited ambiance fused with next-generation luxuries will also form part of the resort’s offerings.
To complement the paradisaical surrounds, the interiors will be comprised of a neutral colour palette with elegant soft textures and wooden accents to create a calming sanctuary that enhances the vibrant shades of the Mauritian landscape. The property will be home to 86 spacious suites (65sqm) and 8 two-bedroom villas with private swimming pools (from 240sqm) in the main resort complex with 24 luxurious residences (from 180sqm) situated adjacent to the resort. The residences will come complete with two bedrooms, private pools and small modern kitchens, connected by bridge to the main resort.
All rooms overlook the resort’s pristine sheltered beach and lagoon, whilst floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive terraces maximise the views Grand Baie is known for. To increase sleep wellness, the design team engaged with an acoustics expert to carefully configure every suite to eliminate outside noise. The resort’s signature three-bedroom Beachfront LUX* Villa (420sqm) will provide the ultimate tropical hideaway with direct access to the beach, a wide sun deck, and a fully equipped kitchen with a personal chef and butler on standby. Guests can opt to spend days at their own private pool or visit one of the resort’s three communal swimming pools.
Offering relaxed dining from sunrise to sunset, Beach Rouge – LUX* Resorts & Hotels’ signature beach club concept – sits on the water’s edge and serves fresh, locally-sourced cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eye-catching Ai KISU (meaning ‘flame’ in Japanese) will offer best-in-class Asian cuisine in a lively atmosphere, whilst its accompanying nightclub affords sleek interiors and sets from international DJs and local musicians alike. Perennial Reasons to Go LUX* favourite ICI will create artisanal homemade dairy and vegan ice creams, sorbets and popsicles, and Café LUX will brew fresh organic own-blend coffee. Completing the impressive line-up of bars is an in-pool bar that guests can swim up to, and an additional pool deck bar serving up fresh juices, smoothies and cocktails.
The jewel in the resort’s crown will be its expansive rooftop, affording spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding Indian Ocean. The adults-only area will be home to a 30m infinity pool surrounded by cabanas and plenty of natural greenery; Bisou, an inventive raw restaurant and bar; a cookery school showcasing the best of Mauritius’ vibrant flavours; and an open-air wellness space for sunrise meditation and yoga classes. As night falls, guests will enjoy lively music sets from the hotel’s resident DJ.
LUX* Me Wellbeing offers an array of immersive thermal experiences including a unique hydrotherapy concept, Turkish Hammam and Tepidarium soaks, alongside eight spacious treatment rooms where guests can experience signature spa treatments on sand and water beds. The LUX* Me Fitness concept will curate wellbeing programmes for guests tailored to their body types and fitness goals, overseen by an experienced Wellness Concierge. The hotel also offers a yoga and Pilates studio, fully equipped gym and indoor cycling studio which will conduct energising classes to a heart-pumping playlist.
Children will be well looked after with an array of family programmes focused on fun-filled learning and mindfulness. The PLAY Kids Club for children aged 3 to 11 offers an outdoor garden space, aquatic zone, library, arts and crafts area and mini-kitchen. STUDIO 17 is an adult-free hang out area for teens aged 12 to 17, as well as offering outdoor activities including kayaking, SUP, beach football and volleyball.
The hotel is set to open in the second quarter of 2021 and will become the flagship property for the group’s beloved brand LUX* Resorts & Hotels. It’s location in the popular Grand Baie neighbourhood will elevate its offerings, ensuring that its upscale, modern guests have easy access to the surrounding picturesque beaches, vibrant downtown village and favourable year-round climate. Located 60 kilometres from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, LUX* Grand Baie Resort and Residences is set to transform the tourism landscape of Mauritius.