Overlooking emerald-blue waters and white sandy beaches, the new Lux Grand Baie Resort on Mauritius is set to open its doors November 1, promising eager holiday-makers a new-gen boutique-style resort experience.
The resort has been designed by Mauritius-based architect Jean-Francois Adam, who says he was inspired by a childhood spent on the very beach the resort is set on, observing sailing boat architecture.
“I’m fascinated by the mechanics of sailboats: the interrelationship between the hull and the sea, the sails and wind, and man with nature, which conjures an image of elegance. I have channelled this elegance into the architecture,” says Jean-Francois.
Interiors are the work of Kelly Hoppen CBE, who has sought to encapsulate the beauty of the land with and Indian Ocean with voluminous spaces…
Interiors are the work of Kelly Hoppen CBE, who has sought to encapsulate the beauty of the land and the Indian Ocean with voluminous spaces, symbolising ‘a breath of fresh air’.
“From the moment you enter the resort, you will be met with incredible scale and a multitude of exquisite neutral and natural textures and tones which exude sophistication and comfort. Everything is orchestrated to entice guests to fall into an experience of relaxation and luxury,” says Hoppen.
The Lux Grand Baie Resort features 86 Junior Suites, 20 pool residences, 7 pool villas and one three bedroom Grand Beach pool villa.
Each Pool Residence boasts a private pool, expansive terrace and living and dining rooms. The Pool Villas have a private pool, fire pit and sundeck terrace. The flagship three bedroom Grand Beach villa offers direct access to the beach, a wide sun deck, and a chef de maison on hand to serve delicious spreads on the outdoor terrace.
On site attractions include Beach Rouge, LUX Resorts & Hotels’ signature beach club concept, offering locally-sourced cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the day, and a resident DJ at night.
The Ai Kisu offers Asian cuisine using warayaki straw fire cooking in an open kitchen, while rooftop bar and restaurant Bisou affords spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding Indian Ocean. This adults-only area will be home to a 30m infinity pool which will serve tapas-style cuisine on floating trays and is surrounded by cabanas and natural greenery.
There’s also a Lux Me Spa & Fitness facility, which spans four floors with chic interiors and cutting edge technology, a fully equipped Fitness Centre, and weekly fitness and wellness classes.
Paul Jones, chief executive officer of The Lux Collective, said: “The vision for Lux Grand Baie has been in my mind for some time, and I have been determined to bring all my years of experience in resorts around the world to a crescendo in this magnificent property. Grand Baie is the crown jewel of Mauritius and the mandate from the outset was simple: create the finest luxury resort in the Indian Ocean. In the process, it has become the flagship for Lux Resorts & Hotels and our first greenfield project in Mauritius.”
To celebrate the unveiling of LuX Grand Baie, the resort is offering 30 per cent off the best available rate between November 12021 and January 31 2022.
To make a reservation, click here. More info at luxresorts.com.
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