When I envisage a luxury holiday in paradise, my mind instantly gravitates to the iconic Four Seasons. Staying at one of the worlds most exclusive hotels for a romantic getaway was the perfect remedy to escape the dreary London weather. We boarded our flight to Mauritius and 12 hours later we touched down on this picture postcard tropical island.
Upon arrival we were greeted by our friendly and hospitable host, Abhishek, who skilfully weaved a golf buggy to our accommodation through winding pathways punctuated with palm trees and exotic plants.
Our home from home was an idyllic villa surrounded by breathtaking gardens nestled in the privacy of the resorts’ vast grounds. The villa, as dramatic in its design as the ever present Moka mountains, has everything you need to truly unwind and relax.
The quality of service is sky high as the staff to guest ratio is 2 to 1 – my kinda numbers. Luxury, privacy and ever attentive hotel staff meant our daily dilemmas were which beach do we relax at? which restaurant do we choose? or what cocktail to have? Luckily we managed to sample them all concluding that they’re all as exceptional as each other.
The food in particular was outstanding. Michelin star chef Nicolas Vienne has crafted a menu bursting with creative and elegant dishes, using only fresh local ingredients.
The seafood in particular was a highlight, don’t miss the tuna tartare, octopus salad, smoked marlin and heart of palm slaw and of course the showstopper – lobster flambé with local rum.
The beaches at the Four Seasons are peaceful and private, with a bay of mangroves protecting guests from the choppy waves of the open ocean.
The infinity pool at the main beach was a firm favourite relaxation spot during our stay.
No sweat if you fancy a change of scenery, just hop aboard the private FS speedboat and be whisked away on a 15 minute journey to the idyllic Île aux Cerfs. White sands and aqua waters remind you exactly why you decided to vacation in the Indian Ocean.
The Four Seasons Mauritius is the most perfect resort for a couple’s holiday. The over water couples spa, gym, private yoga classes, bike hire, nearby golf course and water sports means there are plenty of activities both relaxing and energetic to fill your days. That is, if lounging on the beach with a fresh coconut doesn’t suffice. However, I was more than content with the latter.
The best time of year to visit the island is between November and March when temperatures are at their hottest and the rainfall is at its lowest. British Airways and Thomson fly direct from London Gatwick and Air Mauritius from London Heathrow. Book your stay at the Four Seasons here.
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