Pure Relaxation At Four Seasons Resort Mauritius, Anahita

20th December 2018

There are very few luxury 5-star hotel brands I trust as much as Four Seasons, whether you are travelling to Milan or Mauritius, you can expect unrivalled personalised pampering and opulence that is matched with unassuming friendliness. This is precisely what we received when we visited Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita. Situated on the relatively more remote east coast of Mauritius, this is about enjoying the ultimate relaxation in the resort rather than hectic sightseeing.

The resort feels rather secluded sitting on the shores of a gentle, natural lagoon and buffered from the rest of the island by a spectacular 18 hole Ernie Els designed golf course. The first impression really sets the standard with elegant polished black marble floors in the reception hall with exquisite Mauritian art sculptures with plenty of open spaces leading to spectacular views of their well-manicured gardens and water features.

All their buildings are single-storey with abundant use of natural materials and plenty of palm trees and greenery so that the whole resort feels like it has blended in with the natural surroundings. In fact, two of the three private beaches are man-made but you wouldn't have guessed given the exceptional nature of the construction work to make sure it has blended in with the rest of the resort.

All 136 villas have charming garden or waterfront views, your own plunge pool (although the water was rather chilly) and a heavenly cloud-like king-sized bed. Having an indoor rain-water shower, as well as an outdoor one along with a large bathtub is truly the sign of ultimate indulgence along with top-quality toiletries and bathrobes that you would happily snuggle up to all night long.

Activities are plentiful here and mostly complimentary including the likes of non-motorised watersports such as kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling, and water-skiing initiation, cycling and tennis. We particularly enjoyed the snorkelling, as they sail to the nearby lagoon close to their beaches and you could admire the magnificence of the marine life. If you are not particularly active, the glass-bottom boat tour pretty much takes the same route as the snorkelling ride.

Spa treatments are a must at this world-renowned hotel with overwater treatment suites that resemble more of a luxury resort villa in size and scope. They have outdoor relaxation areas with lush tropical vegetation that is ideal for those looking for some “me time”. They have some signature treatments that are designed specifically for the hotel including the ‘Let it go eight-handed massage' which requires the attention of four expertly synchronised therapists.

The dining options are just ideal for the size of the resort with classic French offerings from Beau Champ, Italian specialities from Acquapazza and more Asian-inspired delights from Bambou which is by the beachfront. We particularly enjoyed the al fresco, waterfront dining at Acqupazza with a strong focus on seafood such as local ombrine fish crudo and a risotto with local seafood and lobster bisque. I also rated the relaxed thatched roof, poolside vibes of Bambou although I did find simple dishes such as a classic egg fried rice to be exorbitantly priced. Breakfast is something not to be missed at Four Seasons Anahita as they offer some particularly high-end quirky options like sea-urchin scrambled eggs which were mouthwateringly sumptuous.

If you do want a little trip out of the resort, they provide a boat shuttle service to the nearby island of Ile aux Cerfs with beautifully preserved white, sandy beaches. This is one hotel for those who enjoy their luxuries in life along with visually stunning scenery and immaculate service.
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