Refinement and luxury are the two best words to describe 20 Degres Sud – this elegant boutique hotel is one of Mauritius’ best kept secrets and is the first hotel on the island to offer absolute luxury and excellence in a 5 star setting.
This stunning property is a Relais & Châteaux member and is one that is not to be missed; upon entering the impressive, oak carriage entrance doors, guests are instantly transported to a surreal island getaway within an ancient coconut grove bordering the water’s edge. The intimate hotel compromises of 29 bedrooms and 6 suites, all decorated with exquisite antiques and attention to detail – crisp linen, queen-sized beds and spacious rooms await every guest. All the rooms are air-conditioned and have terraces that overlook the coconut groves that border the sea. There is also WiFi access and a multimedia system with more than 160 movies for guests to enjoy.
Once you have touched base in your bedroom, a plethora of activities wait to be enjoyed – from swimming in the sea, a round of golf or a couple of spa treatments – there is much to do. The hotel also offers 3 different restaurants to choose from; that will be sure to appease every palate. The Governor’s House is one of these amazing restaurants; this eco-conscious restaurant is situated on Flat Island and housed in a 19th century ruin on an island about 1.15 hours from the hotel. It serves up a grill-menu of fresh fish, lobsters and Australian meat kebabs and is well worth the trip. Be sure to also check out the Lady Lisbeth, she is a floating gastronomic treat that will take you around the bay while you enjoy a fantastic meal.
Whether you are an adventure junky or book worm, there is much to keep you busy. The hotel has snorkelling excursions, an American pool bar, a library with more than 2000 books and two swimming pools to bask in the summer sun.