St. Regis Mauritius: Morne Again

St. Regis Mauritius

Although Mark Twain’s assertion “Mauritius was created first, and then heaven” is frequently lifted from its more grounded context, the St. Regis Mauritius (Le Morne Peninsula; 230/403-9000; stregismauritius.com; doubles from US$370) will only reinforce the island’s reputation as paradise when it opens in September. Set against a lagoon on Mauritius’ southwestern cape, the property’s 172 rooms and suites have been designed in contemporary, colonial, and indigenous styles—no two furnishings are the same—and Le Morne’s mile-long beach is on your doorstep. The Creole flavors and classic French cuisine of Le Manoir are complemented by stately décor, while no visit to a St. Regis is complete without a Bloody Mary, the signature drink of St. Regis, where each address creates its own interpretation inspired by the local fruit.—Harry Jacques

Originally appeared in the August/September 2012 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Morne Again”)

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