Spread across the mainland and an 11-acre private island, Île aux Chats, at Beau Champ on Mauritius’ east coast, the new Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita is a welcome addition to the island bringing new standards of service and hospitality. The resort’s setting, nestled between the lush green backdrop of the Bambou Mountains and the calm azure waters of a beautiful lagoon, is idyllic.
There are 123 spacious villas, suites and residence villas, their thatched-roof architecture embracing tranquil décor of natural woods, volcanic stone and other indigenous materials along with surprising design touches. Beautifully appointed, each has an open-air bathroom with exotic garden shower, large windows and doors for seamless indoor-outdoor living, a private landscaped terrace with plunge pool and all the amenities and extras you might expect from Four Seasons.
Guest are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining, from the contemporary Italian cuisine of Acquapazza with its stunning open-air setting overlooking them lagoon, to Beau Champ with its private dining pavilions and southern French food and Bambou with its poolside location and pan-Asian and Mauritian cuisine.
Other amenities include a stunning infinity-edge pool, a fitness centre and The Four Seasons Spa, which has 12 over-water pavilions, a steam room and sauna, and offers a rich menu of treatments drawn from ancient traditions. The resort has a wide array of recreational activities on offer including a variety of water sports such as PADI scuba diving, snorkelling, waterskiing, sailing, windsurfing and deep-sea and small-game fishing. In addition, jungle treks, horse riding, helicopter tours and local excursions may be arranged. Last but not least, the resort has its own magnificent Ernie Els-design 18-hole golf course, which incorporates six stunning oceanfront holes.