Magic Moments in Mauritius

Offering a plethora of natural beauty, exhilarating activities, five-star hospitality and centuries old culture, the magical island of Mauritius enjoys a tropical climate with clear warm waters, brilliant white beaches and fabulous fauna and flora complemented by a melting pot of cultures, regions and cuisines. Sat on the east coast of the idyllic island, along one of the most beautiful beaches, The Residence Mauritius is fringed by the azure Indian Ocean and tropical gardens. Inspired by the island’s stately turn-of-the-century plantation houses, this luxury Mauritius resort blends modern elegance with classic, colonial style. The resort’s 135 rooms and 28 suites are intimate spaces, decorated with an inspired blend of simplicity and elegance. Sunlight sifts through the shutters creating a melody of light and shadow on the shades of white and beige whilst large marble bathrooms add a touch of decadence. The final touch to the luxurious accommodation is the option to be waited on by a personal butler, for whom nothing is too much trouble – from unpacking the luggage, to running a bath, or taking care of the laundry and ironing.
 
Creating the perfect resting place to explore the wonders of the island, The Residence Mauritius has a range of exhilarating activities and experiences both on their doorstop and further afield. Enjoying a mild tropical climate all year round with warm and dry winter months and hot and humid summers, the island is biodiverse, offering its visitors the chance to spot rare birds among soaring ebony trees on nature walks in the National Park, swim with dolphins off the west coast and encounter imported African animals at Casela, the island’s premier eco-adventure centre. Water babies will also feel at home with a wide variety of water sports on offer, including full day catamaran cruise or speedboat rides to visit Ile aux cerfs Island and their epic waterfalls. Mauritius is also home to a spectacular underwater ‘waterfall’ – a canyon that cracks open metres from the peninsula. Don’t worry though, the phenomenon is only an optical illusion – you wont be lost forever if you swim nearby!

 

For the nature lovers and adventurers, Mauritius offers a wealth of natural beauty and exciting activities. From the island’s 7-Coloured Earths of Chamarel, the Black River Gorges and two UNESCO World Heritage status monuments to the world-class golf courses of both Ile aux cerfs gold and Anahita (both less than 20 minutes from the resort), there is so much to see, do and enjoy. The island also offers rich colonial history that can be explored through the country’s fascinating local culture and variety of religious festivals. Their colourful history has given rise to French colonial mansions, each producing either fresh game and artisanal rum, or exotic plants. Le Morne Mountain, now a Unesco World Heritage Site, can also be found in the south, which used to be a refuge for runaway slaves in the 19th century.
 
With every moment providing an opportunity to explore something new, the island has an abundance of shopping destinations. From the local market of Central Flacq just 10 minutes away from The Residence Mauritius, to the shopping village at Grand Baie and the hundreds of centres in-between selling locally made textiles, jewellery, sugar and local preserves; the island provides a haven for shopping lovers.
 
After a day full of fun, back at the resort guests can opt to dine at one of the four restaurants and bars to try some of the exotic cuisine that captures the true essence of potpourri island flavours. Alternatively, guests can discover new secrets to soulful relaxation within the serene spa sanctuary, offering classic massages and custom-made programmes inspired by Asian techniques.
 
For more information, please visit www.cenizaro.com/theresidence/mauritius