One&Only Le Saint Geran, Beach
Posted: 03 November 2017
An Indian Ocean Gem With A Spectacular Setting
Following a multi-million dollar refurbishment, the revered resort of One&Only Le Saint Géran, ‘Grande Dame’ of Mauritius, will soon re-open to reveal its stunning new look and grace its private peninsula once more. Guaranteed to wow a new generation of luxury traveller, this legendary location has polished its appearance and added some exciting embellishments — newly configurated rooms, with generous new terraces, and family-friendly suites, enhanced dining venues serving innovative fusion cuisine, exciting additions to its outdoor fitness centre Club One and an extended One&Only Spa, plus a plethora of inspiring wildlife programmes for children, families and watersports enthusiasts. Its loyal following will, no doubt, admire its shiny new appearance whilst revelling in their return to its naturally breathtaking location.
A Cluster Of Attractions
An established Mauritian magnet, the resort boasts a kaleidoscope of new attractions to inspire new and returning guests. Every hectare of this enviable address has been re-mastered and polished — exteriors and interiors alike. Re-setting the standard for luxury interiors within the Indian Ocean, the Beach Front Suites, Ocean Suites and one to three- bedroom suites, with 24-hour butler service, display warm, island-inspired colour palettes and large terrace areas. Children are made especially welcome at the KidsOnly and One Tribe clubs, with mindful programmes, such as ‘Under the Sea’ and ‘Mad Scientists’, swimming clinics, dance classes, cooking classes and gardening — not to mention the new family swimming pool and sunken trampoline — guaranteed to fix smiles on faces!
When it comes to dining, celebrity chef, Marc de Passorio is notably overseeing the culinary excellence. There is the exciting new Tapasake restaurant, fusing Spanish tapas with Pan-Asian flavours, a live-cooking station, sushi bar and Teppanyaki — not to mention the resident mixologist brings a splash of complementary, gastro-inspired, flavour to the stunning sunsets at the new water courtyard area.
Club One For Everyone
The extensive outdoor fitness centre offers something for every age, boasting Mauritius’ first ever Henri Leconte padel courts, floodlit tennis courts, mini-golf and volleyball, plus special areas for yoga and Pilates. The Zumba and spinning classes aren’t the only attractions to cause a whirl here, since the new nutritious juice and snack bar is bound to give your metabolism a kick-start too! For groups of friends seeking fun, the new fusion sport of ‘Bowfighting’ combines the thrills of Paintball with the classic skills of Archery.
In addition to the enhanced holistic haven and ESPA pampering, there is a new, dedicated Bridal Suite sitting alongside the thirteen newly-designed treatment rooms. Brides can now prepare for their big day in perfect privacy, with every aspect of beauty effortlessly taken care of, all in one place. Helping guests to feel pristine is a menu of treatments filled with authentic ingredients. Celebrating ‘Mauritian Fusion’, the signature 120-minute ‘Essence of One&Only Le Saint Géran’ tropical body scrub, using indigenous ingredients, such as coconut and sugarcane, is bound to hit the spot! Plus, the ‘Visiting Practitioner’ programme brings another layer of expertise.
Sail Into A New Era, In Regal Style
The revitalised Pavilion Boathouse provides a raft of watersport attractions, both non-motorised and motorised, including snorkelling and water-skiing. New to the resort’s fleet of luxurious vehicles and boats, guests can now cruise into the luminous lagoon on board ‘Lady Lisbeth’, a former Royal yacht commissioned in the 1950s for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Whether an elegant breakfast, sunset cruise or intense day spa voyage, this is a stylishly regal addition with a fitting nod to history and classic elegance.
During their stay, guests are encouraged to stray beyond the Belle Mare Beach and immerse themselves in Mauritius. Inspiring visitors to explore the destination a little deeper are a collection of inspiring excursions. Whether venturing out with the resident expert eco-ranger to see waterfalls, endemic flora and fauna and wildlife, such as Pink Pigeon, Mauritius Kestrel and giant Aldabra Tortoises, or taking an island tour on board a Harley Davidson with General Manager Charles de Foucault, there are many new attractions to discover in exciting ways.
For water enthusiasts, guests can dive with sharks under the expert guidance of Hotel Manager, Michele Giraudo — PADI divemaster and accredited SSI Shark Ecology Specialist. The five-star PADI dive centre, is of course, available for those guests wishing to take their Divemaster certification and head out in the Legend 33 speedboat to scuba-dive at the famous Fosse aux Requins and The Cathedral dive spot, renowned for its Grey Reef and White-Tip Sharks.
Alternatively, if big-game fishing and the Indian Tandoor don’t float your boat or excite your palate, there are, of course, more decadent experiences to be enjoyed. From the Bohemian Chic Tipi on the beach and romantic 1001 Candles Dinner, to private dining at the Boathouse Jetty, there are a wealth of innovative menus and experiences to enthral all ages.
Polished To Perfection
Having been expertly polished and innovatively embellished, it’s time for guests to sail into a new era of luxury within Mauritius. With local spice, rum, vanilla and sugarcane all in the mix, the heady concoction is likely to stir up a signature cocktail of experiences to remember.
Should you feel inspired to stay at One&Only Le Saint Géran and experience a new level of luxury in Mauritius, please call our expert Travel Consultants.