22nd August 2017
What do islanders get up to during winter in Mauritius? When the islanders in question are Heritage Le Telfair, the correct answer is, plenty. Since the gorgeous resort closed in May, activity has been non-stop, with one single aim: the pursuit of even greater levels of Indian Ocean luxury. But have they improved on perfection?
Heritage Le Telfair re-opens as Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Wellness Resort on 1 September 2017. But before the big reveal, here’s a hint of what’s to come.
Everything’s been redesigned from the reception area to individual family suites. Colours are fresh and contemporary, and clearly influenced by the ethereal quality of Mauritian light, sea, sky, and the island’s lush, tropical landscape.
Naturally, all essential luxuries like space, comfort, and privacy have been left entirely undisturbed. But the introduction of personal butler service for every suite and room, takes Le Telfair’s already opulent level of luxe to new heights.
While the resort was undergoing its transformation, Le Telfair’s team were busy too; taking lessons from international hospitality experts, and adding new skills to their already strong set. Of course, the resort’s standard of service was always excellent, now it’s extraordinary, in every area.
The introduction of Personal Beach Attendants means guests’ every whim is met by the pool, or by the sea. And newly trained Clef d’Or Concierges now not only exceed your expectations, they often anticipate requests, before you even make them.
If you didn’t spot the clue in Le Telfair’s new name, the commitment to well-being is almost impossible to miss in the resort itself. The new Wellness Pavilion is devoted to restoring inner harmony, and making sure you leave Mauritius refreshed, and revitalised.
Whether that means morning Tai Chi or yoga, nature walks, tailored detox, or working with wellness specialists.
Healthy eating is almost as natural as breathing in Mauritius, but it’s a subtle art at Le Telfair, and good-for-you definitely doesn’t taste anything less than delicious.
Obviously there are indulgences too, and the Chateau de Bel Ombre restaurant quickly dispels any concerns about strict diets. Picnic style Beach Baskets are another lovely new idea. Asian street food is a delight at Gin’Ja, and Kiosque Gourmand is home of all sweet treats from pastries and pancakes to homemade ice cream, and traditional afternoon tea.
Kids have always been treated like honoured guests at Le Telfair, and that hasn’t changed. But now there are more outdoor activities than ever for teens, around beautiful Domaine de Bel Ombre; like trekking in the Frederica Nature Reserve, bike tours, golf lessons, kitesurfing, SUP, and even a beach cinema, under the stars.
The kids club for four to 12 years has been completely redesigned, and now has a Baby Club too; a first for Mauritius, and absolutely free.