St. Regis Mauritius: Morne Again

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;; 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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