LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas, Mauritius 

Eclectic chic meets island charm

A revamped resort with two beaches and uber-cool interiors with a hint of African influence.

This Indian Ocean escape wraps invitingly around a cove at the northern tip of Mauritius. There’s no impersonal vibe like with some big chain hotels – staff will greet you by name and you’ll be spoilt in exceptional LUX* fashion. Lush gardens of bougainvillaea and banyans cocoon a spa, tennis courts, two swimming pools, fitness centre and golf driving range. Pick from two stunning beaches: caramel crescents of sand edged by palms. The bathwater-warm lagoon is the perfect spot to while away an afternoon; grab one of the hotel’s inflatable pink flamingos for the killer Instagram shot.

Why we love LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas, Mauritius

  • The whole design is fresh and inviting, with serene white spaces contrasting with cool street art and bold wall murals

  • There’s an adults-only area with a tranquil pool and beach as well as a superb club for children

  • You can go on a delicious culinary journey that takes you around the globe from South America to Turkey via Japan and Italy

  • It’s hard to imagine a more soothing natural setting than this, with two secluded bays in which to laze, swim and snorkel

5 stars
Apr - May, Sep - Oct
Mauritius
12 hours
On the north coast; tucked into the cove-dotted coastline by Grand Gaube
Approx. 1¼ hours from the airport
All Inclusive Option, Beach

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Golf
  • Good to Know

Gourmands will be in their element, with five restaurants, seven bars, a café and an ice-cream parlour dotted throughout the resort.

The Palm Court
Dining counters flank live cooking stations at the main restaurant, where chefs rustle up everything from Mediterranean tapas to dishes showcasing flavours of South East Asia. Open for breakfast and dinner, it is also home to a bakery and dessert bar, plus a wine table experience and cocktail bar.

Beach Rouge
This breezy day-to-night hangout offers a light menu and refreshing drinks – all served with glorious ocean views, of course, plus a live DJ after dark.

BB’s
In the shade of an ancient banyan tree close to the adults-only pool, you’ll find this gourmet burger shack, where freshly grilled burgers and hot dogs (child portions and vegan versions included) are rustled up from 12.30 to 5pm.

Bodrum Blue
Beneath a canopy of rattan lamps, this tranquil Turkish restaurant on its own little peninsula is the place to come to lunch or dine on the likes of Levantine mezze and succulent kebabs.

INTI
The island’s first Latin American restaurant, draws upon the gastronomic influences of Peru in its evening-only offerings, from a ceviche and tiradito bar to an open grill kitchen and a fresh pastry station.

Creole Smokehouse
Twice a week, by the lit-up banyan tree, this authentic Creole smokehouse serves up plates of cured fish and meats (be sure to sample the charcoal-grilled prawns).

Café LUX★
From early until late, you’ll find superb coffee made from ethically sourced beans, wellness shakes and delicious cakes.

G&T 100 Club
Gin-lovers should hotfoot it to this beachside bar to sample concoctions that pay homage to the humble juniper.

Grab a seat on the outdoor terrace at INTI for fabulously inventive Peruvian food – and don’t miss the punchy pisco.

What's included

Breakfast at The Palm Court.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast at The Palm Court • Dinner at The Palm Court, Beach Rouge, Bodrum Blue or Banyan
Full Board • Breakfast at The Palm Court • Lunch at Beach Rouge, Bodrum Blue or Banyan • Dinner at The Palm Court, Beach Rouge, Bodrum Blue or Banyan
All Inclusive • Breakfast a The Palm Court • Lunch in any of the resort's à la carte restaurants which are open during the day • Picnic lunch for guests on excursions (requests to be made 24 hours in advance) • Dinner at any of the hotel's restaruants that are open in the evening (excluding INTI) • Afternoon tea at The Palm Court Bar (4-5.30pm) • Selected drinks at restaurants and bars (excluding the G&T 100 Club and Rum Tree House; bar service available until midnight) • Tea and coffee facilities in room • Minibar refilled once daily with water, juices, soft drinks and beer • Beach and pool service • 24-hour room service (tray charge applies) • Selected wellness classes and access to the fitness centre, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and spa garden (the spa is adults only and reservations are required) • Selected watersports as per the resort's schedule • Selected landsports (some equipment hire is subject to a fee).

At the LUX* Me Spa, a cool and contemporary space with natural features that include an entire tree trunk as a reception desk, there are watery retreats, lounging spaces inside and out, and 12 treatment rooms. The Resilient Signature Therapy provides 90 minutes of rebooting and revitalising courtesy of a sugar scrub, reflexology, massage, breathwork and more.

Yoga, tai chi and other wellness classes are held in the Mind, Body & Soul studio, at the beach or in quiet parts of the gardens. You could also try sound bath therapy, held outside under the trees on at the spa, or explore the Mindfulness Maze.

The inviting gym is amply provided with Technogym cardio and strength-training machines and is open from 6am to 10pm. Other ways to stay fit include Zumba classes, open-air workouts and bootcamp circuits

You can also play tennis, Padel (a tennis-squash hybrid), beach soccer and beach volleyball, or grab a bicycle and go exploring.

DiveSail’s 5 Star PADI diving centre at LUX* Grand Gaube offers courses for beginners, improvers and those who need a refresher, as well as dive trips and safaris to some of the best sites in northern Mauritius.

The sheltered cove is perfect for water sports such as waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, pedal boating, kayaking, mini sails, snorkelling, stand-up paddleboarding and Sport Catamaran sailing, all of which are included. There are additional fees for speedboat rides, kitesurfing (off site), tube rides and catamaran trips.

For golfers, there’s an on-site driving range and a top 9 & 18-hole course a short drive away.

Minimum age 18 for Deluxe Rooms.

Minimum stay: 3 nights for stays over 31 Dec.

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