The St. Regis Resort – Mauritius

Only 2 years new, located in the Le Morne region (southwest Mauritius), St.Regis oozes character and sophistication. With its regal decor and candlelit lamps across the resort, the ambience is serene yet welcoming. Guests can enjoy spending time in the Library or Drawing Room or in the bar area where a mini grand piano sits providing light musical entertainment a couple of hours in the evening.

All the usual facilities are available here which you would expect from a 5-star beach resort — spa, kids club, fitness centre, water sports centre, two swimming pools (one heated — this is required in August as it is officially winter in Mauritius. Although temperatures rarely fall below 24 degrees celsius but coastal winds can make it very breezy). There’s no animation team in sight nor a buffet restaurant, St.Regis has way too much swagger for that.

Highlights:

  • Butler Service — designated staff who do all your running around for you, booking dinner, trips etc, delivering you water and biscuits every day, complimentary pressing up to 2 garments per person, and generally making you feel very important.
  • Quality Dining — There are five A la Carte restaurants as mentioned there are no buffet restaurants except for breakfast. As expected food is at a premium here so going for full board or all-inclusive package may be advisable especially if you have children. However only three restaurants are included in any meal plan. They are La Manoir (French/Mauritian), Floating Market (Pan-Asian) and The Boathouse Bar & Grill (European/American). The standard of the food in these three restaurants is superb, with great emphasis on presentation. Favourites include slow roasted lamb at La Manoir, Australian rib steak at the Boathouse and chicken laksa soup at The Floating Market. The other two restaurants include a Japanese restaurant, and Simply India by Atul Kochhar.
  • Beautiful grounds full of palm trees, mature plants and flowers.
  • Some of the best sunsets in Mauritius can be seen here because of its location.
  • Most rooms face the ocean giving a tremendous views of the Indian Ocean. Leave your room, walk ten metres and you’re on the beach. Two metres into the water, and you’ll be able to see coral and fish. The water is shallow so children can go in safely too.
  • Water sports Centre provides complimentary snorkelling and glass bottom boat trips, waterskiing, surfing and sailing. There  is a kite surfing club on site as Le Morne is very popular for this activity due to the shallow water and winds.
  • Huge bathroom consisting of a 2 persons bathtub, double sink and larger than average rain shower unit.
  • Fresh Juice — One delightful lady dedicated solely for juicing purposes at breakfast. Fresh apple, carrot, beetroot, pomegranate, aloe vera, orange juice amongst many others all juiced and ready. You name it and she’ll juice it.

Lows:

  • Slow Service — Service is very slow in every restaurant. The food is worth the wait on most occasions but asking for other things such as another spoon or a glass should not take long to deliver. Minimum 5 minutes wait for the smallest of item or request. Food can take 30 mins or more to arrive, be prepared for a lot of waiting around.
  • Distance from airport — After a 12 hour flight, an hours drive on narrow windy mountainous roads can be painful. If you get stuck behind a large truck, then that’s it.

Halal Status – All meat halal as verified by staff
Alcohol and Pork served
Address: The St. Regis Mauritius, The Morne Peninsula, Mauritius
 



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