The Best Spa Hotels in Mauritius

Published On October 10, 2013 | By Staff Writer | Top Lists, Travel Guides, Travel Planning, USA
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Set amid the shimmering turquoise beauty of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a palm-fringed paradisiacal island made up of soft, sandy beaches, rugged hills, coral reefs, bustling cities and much more.

To come here is to find not only great natural beauty, but world-class hospitality and comfort. You can also top up that comfort tenfold if you choose one of the resort hotels with a spa and wellness centre, designed to send you back out into the world feeling like you’re on top of it. Read on to discover the best ones available in Mauritius.

La Pointe aux Canonniers

This resort hotel features rows and rows of colonial-style bungalows on stilts, stretching round the curve of the gorgeous tropical bay, featuring stylish suites and restaurants serving Creole cuisine.

It’s the on-site spa, however, that will make you feel truly magical. Offering packages for men and women (as well as tandem packages), there are massages and treatments available that can be booked through the hotel’s hostesses. The beauty and massage treatments are all made up from natural and local ingredients and the treatments are administered by highly-trained professionals who will ensure you emerge tranquil and refreshed. Then you can head for the terrace of the infinity pool and enjoy a drink and a dip.

Albion Villas, La Plantation d’Albion

This is truly a luxury resort in the very strongest sense of the term. The private villas here have contemporary decor and sit amid blooming tropical foliage. The villas and chalets have verandas and views over the sea and stunning lagoon. The restaurants serve gourmet food and services are customized and personal.

But the standout service can be found at the Cinq Mondes Spa, which has a terrace and sun deck overlooking the turquoise tranquillity of the lagoon. Inside, the spa offers 12 treatment rooms for both Ayurvedic and Indian massages, as well beauty treatments, all done with a selection of natural ingredients.

There are double rooms for couples to partake in the treatments together and sessions can be booked to take place in your villa, on the veranda. A ‘Celestial Rituals’ spa package can be booked prior to your arrival and a special four-hand massage is also offered.

There is a Turkish Hammam too, which reaches 50 degrees and primes you for a good, invigorating scrub down in the exfoliating area. There are also men’s and women’s Finnish saunas and steam baths, in which the temperature is even higher – around 80 degrees – which will help you sweat out any impurities and leave you feeling refreshed beyond measure.

If all that doesn’t make you feel quite as serene as you’ve ever felt, you can then take a languid swim in the infinity pool, followed by a cocktail or four.

So if you’re thinking of all-inclusive holidays in Mauritius, you can guarantee you’ll be heading for a place that aids relaxation and well-being, and choosing one of these top spa hotels will only enhance that experience.

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