One & Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius is the first luxury hotel which debuted 42 years ago, the resort closed early in 2017 to facilitate a nine-month, $55 million renovation. The legendary One & Only Le Saint Géran is back and I had the opportunity to explore an icon for their reopening in Mauritius. It takes approximaltey 45 minutes from the Mauritius airport to the Peninsula, but you can also book a helicopter ride to speed up your arrival within 15 minutes. Those who have been loyal guests to the One & Only Le Saint Géran will know that the resort always takes care of a warm welcome. The Iconic Resort of Mauritius nestled on a pristine private peninsula, is the ultimate tropical playground for romantics and adventurers alike. Just off the eastern coast of Madagascar, surrounded by warm Indian Ocean, endless beaches and azure lagoons, lies Mauritius. At the northern tip of the renowned Belle Mare coastline, you’ll find One&Only Le Saint Géran, undoubtedly the best place to stay in Mauritius. The resort welcomed back their guests beginning of December 2017 to a completely transformed resort. Boasting the ultimate location on the north-eastern coast of the island, One&Only Le Saint Géran is setting new standards of ultra-luxury in the Indian Ocean and beyond, much like it did when it originally opened in 1975.
One & Only Le Saint Géran Cuisine
L’Artisan: With uplifting colour palettes and rustic, crafted furnishings, our new artisanal bakery and specialist coffee vendor is the perfect air-conditioned haven to enjoy delicious sweet treats, the freshest salads, sandwiches and healthy delights any time of day you want. (My place for coffee to-go and delicious ice cream.)
La Pointe: Relish the finger-licking flavours of freshly grilled seafood in the relaxed, heavenly surrounds of Palm Grove beach.
Prime: Savour the mouth-watering flavours of carefully-sourced proteins and fresh organic produce, cooked to perfection in our trendy, industrial-style grill house.
Tapasake: Incredible lagoon views at every turn. Aromatic scents drifting from open-kitchen stations. Tantalizing pan Asian flavours in every unique bite. It’s a veritable feast for the senses. (My favorite of them all.)
La Terrasse: Fresh and inviting, the much-loved La Terrasse showcases a diverse array of international specialities, savoured atop water features overlooking the pool and ocean.
I was beyond excited to discover the One&Only Le Saint Géran – I have heard many great stories about the resort in Mauritius from my sister’s last trip and a few friends who have been traveling to the Saint Géran with their families for ages. We had some delay in Munich before we were able to board on our flight to Mauritius. I tried to sleep the whole flight to avoid being too tired once we arrive to the resort. But it didn’t work out, I was distracted by movies. Once we have finally arrived to the resort I’ve realized that I just reached paradise and the missed heat. I am a summer girl by heart, I love sun and the more tropical the heat the happier I am. I have already shared a few facts about the resort above, but I wanted to make sure this article has a personal note too. So, I really like the idea of booking a trip to the One&Only Le Saint Géran as a couple, with family or with a group of friends. It’s a great escape for those who need a discreet getaway. I’ve experienced all dining options that the resorts has to offer and especially liked the Tapasake and L’Artisan. Unfortunately my trip ended with loosing one of my favorite Chanel earrings which I have bought this year. I have lost the left earring somehow during dinner. Well, I’ve remained sad for a few minutes and reminded myself in what beautiful place I am and decided to make a brooch out of the one earring and gift it one day to my future daughter. It will have a story to tell and remind me of an unforgettable trip at the One & Only Le Saint Géran. The idea became quite charming and got a happy ending.
„A serene place to relax; a stylish space to socialise; Le Carré Lounge is a brand-new public room designed with charmed evenings and leisurely days in mind. With a grand terrace overlooking the pool and azure sea, it offers the perfect vantage point to take in the resort’s happenings from above. The bright, contemporary interior with locally commissioned art and original colonial touches creates a delightful ambience in which to read, play cards and share stories of your day with friends old and new. Home to our resident Concierge, you can also come and be inspired by the amazing tailored experiences that await on resort and beyond.“ – One & Only Le Saint Géran
„From the cool serenity of the new private gardens to the refreshing outdoor showers; from the new treatment rooms to the exquisite ‘Bridal Suite’, the spa is transformed and more blissful than ever.
Thanks to our ongoing partnership with ESPA, the spa will remain a haven for irresistible Mauritian-inspired treatments. Three new exclusive partners have joined the One&Only Spa, all aiming to indulge your senses, body and soul: facials from Biologique Recherche, Mani:Pedi:Cure from Bastien Gonzalez and new holistic therapies with Harmonia.“ – One & Only Le Saint Géran
Cruised into the luminous lagoon on board ‚Lady Lisbeth‘, a former royal yacht commissioned in the 1950s for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
In cooperation with One&Only Resorts.
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