Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Spa
|Destination:||Indian Ocean, Mauritius|
Set back from an unspoilt beach, this new Anantara resort has a remote feel and an enviable setting next to the Blue Bay Marine Park.
This Anantara resort, which is located down in the southeastern corner of the island is a new addition to Mauritiuss breathtaking coast. We love that the hotel is set back from a wonderfully wild and untouched beach at the western end of the Blue Bay Marine Park; it has that longed-for remote feeling that makes it hard to believe that youre 10 minutes away from the airport. The resort is modern in style but with a nod to the style of the island with exposed dark brick walls that are complemented with light and natural tones and fresh white furnishings.
Your days could begin with a sunrise stroll along Le Chaland beach followed by a hearty breakfast at Horizon, the resorts all-day restaurant. Youll then have all day to make the most of the locally-inspired excursions like the tour of the winding and narrow lanes of Mahebourg and the visit to a tea plantation and rum factory. Back at the resort, dinner is served at Horizon, the signature restaurant Sea. Fire. Salt., and both lunch and dinner are available at the clean-eating venue Bon Manzer. Between meals, island explorations and underwater adventures in the nearby marine park, we recommend making sure theres time to spend at the Anantara Spa. The wellness space at Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas is a tropical retreat where you can indulge in treatments using natural products and traditional hammam rituals. And if that’s not enough, there are a host of included experiences that you can take part in during the day, from pre-breakfast yoga or cross fit and energetic forest walks to Creole lessons, smoothie making classes and evening wine tasting sessions.
The rooms, suites and villas are a haven of calm, with cool white dcor and crisp sheets accented with a pop of dark blue thanks to the soft furnishings. Premier Garden Rooms overlook the gardens from the upper floors while the ground floor Deluxe Garden Rooms open out onto the grass. We recommend opting for a room or suite with a sea view like the Deluxe Ocean View Rooms and the Ocean View Suites, or one thats on the ground floor and is just a short walk away from the sand. There are also villas that have two or four bedrooms, large living areas and lots of outdoor space with a private pool.
Good to know
Anantara works hard to both preserve the environment, protect wild animals and work with local communities around the world. Just a handful of their initiatives include water and enery conservation in their hotels and resorts around the globe; a minimal impact waste management system which includes composting and extensive recycling; and a social involvement programme that promotes cultral awareness to guests and includes employing and empowering local people.
164 rooms and suites and 8 villas
Tour the former capital Mahebourg with the resorts Streetwise Guru who will show you hundred-year-old wooden houses and pirogue sailing boats* Start the day with some yoga on the beach* Hear tales of the island from the Cultural Guru Follow the tea and rum route to a plantation and the famous Chamarel Rhumerie (requires advance booking)*.
Included experiences include but are not limited to: Pilates, meditation and yoga Kids’ yoga Detox classes Cross Fit Body Pump Tai Chi Forest trail speed walks Stand-up paddleboarding Snorkelling Creole classes Sea walks Creole classes Smoothie making classes
4 restaurants, 2 bars, Dining by Design, in-room dining
Spa*, Turkish hammam*, infinity pool, fitness centre, non-motorised watersports, 2 tennis courts, kids pool, kids club, library, Wi-Fi