Untouched natural beauty beckons at this new luxury resort

Nestled on the less explored south-eastern coast of Mauritius, this new luxury resort will spellbind you with its island bounty

The latest member to join the Anantara family, the new luxury resort of Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas is a haven of powdery white beaches and crystal clear waters. And with a strategic location at the south of the island’s old capital of Mahebourg, untouched nature abounds. Even the 10-minute drive from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport to the resort is scenic, fringed by acres of sugarcane, and lush foliage.

Drawing influences from the island’s rich heritage, the 164 sleek rooms & suites reflect the melting pot history of the island with its stylish and sleek designs. Think volcanic stones, drift wood crafted by local artisans as well as wave-and-ripple patterns that blur the line between the indoor and the outdoor. Whether its lush tropical gardens or the Indian Ocean, serene views await you the moment you open your eyes.

 Those in need of a mindful exercise can reconnect to their natural flow with yoga and meditation. Reiki therapy, chakra healing and Ayurveda are also on offer for guests looking to perfect that mix of inner balance and relaxation. But if you’re more of water baby, paddle boarding, water skiing and kite-surfing, in addition to diving, deep sea fishing will keep you quite busy. The nearby Blue Bay Marine Park is also a must-visit. One of the island’s premier snorkelling and diving destinations, it boasts a colorful array of stunning marine life and approximately forty different species of coral.

The showstopper here, though, is the impressive 30-metre ozone-based swimming pool, one of many sustainability initiatives which are incorporated in the property including solar technology for water heating, planting endemic flora within the hotel landscaping, reusing water for irrigation and cleaning . So if you’re looking for an exotic beach break while earning your eco stripes, look no further than this tropical retreat.