Shangri-La’s Glamorous New African Hideout

  • The resort has previously been owned by both One&Only and Sun Resorts.

    The resort has previously been owned by both One&Only and Sun Resorts.

  • The resort is spread over a few small islands, accessible by boat.

    The resort is spread over a few small islands, accessible by boat.

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Two years ago, Shangri-La made its first foray into Africa and took over a secluded Mauritian hideout first built in 1978. The group put the resort through a complete transformation, finally reopening it November 1 as the impeccable Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa. There are five new restaurants and bars that include fine Indian cuisine and a Mauritian rum shack; a Chi spa that uses oils gleaned from the gardens; and beachside rooms, suites, and villas done up in light cream, mustard, and cerulean—similar hues as found just outside on the sun-drenched peninsula extending out into Trou d’Eau Douce Bay (doubles from US$300). —Gabrielle Lipton

This article originally appeared in the December/January print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“New Shores for Shangri-La”)

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