Four Seasons Resort, Mauritius at Anahita
This April was my first trip to the beautiful Island of Mauritius. With work, I have been fortunate enough to travel to island paradises similar to the Maldives and the Seychelles, but after this year’s visit, I feel like I may have missed out over the years where it feels like an island. Their tropical sister island couldn’t be more amazing, Mauritius.
Mauritius seems to tick all the boxes. It has beautiful calm and blue lagoons with sea water rushing in to the shore. Sitting by the beach watching the sun set makes you feel completely in harmony with nature. The sand is as soft as butter in the early morning but by afternoon it has ripples and ruins of tides and ocean life. Four Seasons Resort in Anahita was my first stop in this tropical paradise and how did it begin!
A scenic 45-minute drive from the airport, on the east coast of Mauritius in Beau Champ, the Four Seasons resort is a secluded oasis in the Indian Ocean. It sits on the shores of a natural lagoon and the 64 acre property means there’s plenty of room to get around for guests!
It’s no doubt up to the standards of Four Seasons luxury, but this hotel has a welcoming and comfortable feel that sets it apart from the rest. From the smiling and friendly GM to the diving and watersports team eager to please, you can feel everyone having a good time there.
There’s a main beach, lined with immaculate sun loungers, and a deck in the middle of the lagoon if you fancy a separate tub in the sun! Water sports abound; everything from stand-up paddle boarding to glass-bottom boating, water skiing, windsurfing, sailing (the list goes on) and a fully equipped dive center if you want to explore deeper into the oceans.
The pool area is beautiful, surrounded by towering palm trees and a shallow pool for the little ones. Guests are sociable and the whole place has a warm feeling.
From the fresh coconuts by the pool to the bicycles you pick up for free upon arrival, everything about the resort embodies tropical island life… a feeling that can only be felt when stepping into a couple. slippers and spend hours barefoot in luxury.
For the drier, the 18-hole Ernie Els-designed golf course appeals to quite a few golf connoisseurs, and if even then golf isn’t your sport, the courses are The brand new doubles tennis could be your ticket to work in a morning sweat.
The villas are spread out throughout the resort like their own size. Roads meander through what can only be described as the lush gardens of Eden that grow wild and indirect, but, dubiously manicured! If you don’t feel like cycling around the resort, the shuttle bus service offered by Four Seasons will get you around quickly and without fuss.
There are 90 villas, all with private pools regardless of room class, and 45 private residential villas (these are pretty special – pictured below). Inspired by local and traditional materials but built with a modern effect, the villas seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living with beautiful outdoor showers at the back and patio areas. /garden in front depending on your room.
Four Seasons is working on renovations to its resort villas, upgrading them for a more modern feel, so be sure to ask for one of their newer “white villas,” similar to the one we’ve seen. live.
Residential Villa pictured below;
The choice of food and the beautiful setting of each restaurant is the highlight of the resort. We arrived early in the morning so had our first meal at Beau Champ, their modern French bistro set on lakes with your morning scene underneath (insert heart emoji! ). There are two other main restaurants; Acuapazzo, is an evening Italian restaurant (wood-fired pizza and all) and then Bambou; Pool bar and Pan Asian food spot.
Mom and I experienced the Chef’s table on our last night in Beau Champ; A personalized dining experience where you can work with local ingredients and see how they put together authentic dishes. It’s interactive and the chefs are full of personality, so if you get a chance to make a reservation, I highly recommend you do!
le aux Cerfs
In addition to all the restaurants in the main resort, Four Seasons recently introduced a wonderful and unique experience at their secluded island, Île aux Cerfs.
A free speedboat from the main resorts will take you to the stunning white sand beach, complete with a Jamaican-style beach bar, stunning restaurant and exclusive guest sunbeds hotel. It’s a whole different dynamic for the resort and offers something nearby hotels in Mauritius can’t. The food was gorgeous, the rosé wine was perfectly chilled and our day had one of the best days of the week!
Spa & Fitness
It couldn’t be a Four Seasons resort without an incredible wellness aspect next to it. Nestled among the greenery is a fitness center with an indoor gym, boxing area, spinning bike, stretching pool and outdoor integrated wellness equipment. It has everything you need to maintain your fitness regimen in a comfortable and beautiful environment!
This award-winning spa sits on a lagoon, with spacious private huts that serve as treatment facilities and home to an outdoor yoga studio. The menu is carefully conceived, combining the wisdom of Mauritian culture with a modern approach to both products and treatments. From “Jet Lag Revival” to “Let It Go 8 Handed Massage”, there is something special for everyone.
Mauritius is a truly special place and Four Seasons Resort in Anahita managed to capture all the best parts of this magical tropical island and include it in their spacious and luxurious, secluded resort. It’s not like I visit the same place twice within a year but I will definitely be back in Mauritius early 2020 for a week in paradise!
I hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions about the resort or my time in Mauritius feel free to comment below or connect with me on Instagram.