Best Luxury Hotel in East Mauritius – Four Seasons Resort at Anahita

By Kach Umandap - Howe August 2nd, 2017 Posted in Africa, Destination, Luxury Hotel Review, Travel Blog One Comment

Coming from the north and after finishing a nice chill out scuba diving experience, I moved to the eastern side of Mauritius and had a delightful stay at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita. It is the ultimate 5-star property and the service is amazing!

Located in Beau Champ, Mauritius, the resort is a part of the well-known Four Seasons brand. It is in the upper-end luxury chain of hotels! The hospitality and training of the staff is just incredible but of course staying here is pricey! But it is worth it because every piece of the resort is a luxurious and stylish tropical sanctuary.

They have everything here: a secret beach, your own sailboat, designer golf course, four swimming pools, a fantastic spa, outstanding restaurants, and so much more. Pair all that with the beauty of East Mauritius and there is no way you will not have an amazing holiday here.

The East of Mauritius is filled with natural wonder. It is surrounded by beautiful views on all sides: mountain vistas, lush sugar cane plantations, and the sparkling Indian Ocean with its white-sand beaches, blue lagoons, and coral islets. Best of all, it is not crowded or touristy!

Still, there is no shortage of activities to do around the east. A visit to the local market is always nice. You can also try Mauritian cuisine, one of the most diverse in the world. Island hopping is always a great idea. Some of the best beaches on the island are here!

Go snorkeling, sunbathing, fishing, and surfing, as well as other sports activities like diving, kitesurfing, and parasailing. On land, there are many hiking trails and hillside pathways for you to explore. Other activities include horseback riding, buggy excursions, quad biking, and bird watching.

Luxury At Every Turn in Four Seasons Resort at Anahita

Four Seasons Resort arranged a pick-up service for me from the north, which is an hour away. They were supposed to pick me up with a Land Rover but I changed my schedule because I did scuba diving that morning. I was told I was going to be picked up by a taxi but when the ride came it was a BMW passenger taxi. It was one luxurious taxi to be in!

At the hotel, they gave me a welcome fruit platter, sparkling wine, welcome drinks, and warm towel. I was welcomed by Abhishek. He is the assistant PR and Marketing Manager of the hotel. He arranged my itinerary in Four Seasons Resort. He is an excellent photographer and he showed me around the property. Since I have been traveling solo, he was nice enough to do the tours with me for three days while I was there.

Speaking of traveling solo, I have been receiving messages asking me why I travel on my own here in Africa without Jonathan and my answer is why not? My husband and I both have our own separate dreams and it does not necessarily mean that when you get married you have to sacrifice and set aside your ambition. We are grateful that we have each other who understands our personal needs but we are clear that our long-term goal is still having our own little happy family! So for now, I will just continue my around the world trip until I publish my book while Jonathan will also continue enjoying our home and sailboat. I will be back to be with him next month anyway! The secret of the relationship? TRUST.

The Rooms in Four Seasons Resort at Anahita

When I arrived at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius, I did a tour of the massive property with Abhishek. The first thing we did is visit the Presidential Suite, a flexible three to five bedroom accommodation with the most beautiful ocean views. The reason why he brought me there first is the room is usually always booked and this time is one of the very rare times that it was not.

The accommodation was over the top luxurious. The master bedroom overlooks an infinity pool while the beach is only a minute away. It is 280 sq m in size with a covered patio dining area for 10, separate living room, kitchen, steam shower room, three full bathrooms, guest powder room, dressing room, outdoor whirlpool, and three outdoor showers. It was really nice!

Meanwhile, I stayed in an Ocean Pool Villa, which is a two-bedroom accommodation with the same beautiful view. It costs $1000 per night during the high season! I loved my room. It has its own plunge pool and daybed, outdoor shower, covered patio and dining area, King-size bed, and a full bathroom. But the thing I really liked about Four Seasons Resort, and with 5-star hotels in general, is the turndown service. It is always a good thing when you are staying in a luxury property!

All accommodations at Four Seasons Resort are stunning. The guestrooms, residence villas, and suites offer the best of luxury and class. Large windows let plenty of light in and the natural furnishings mimic the surrounding natural beauty outside. Each of the 136 villas and residences presents an ideal retreat for you to relax and simply have a great time. Room amenities include down pillows and duvets, LCD TV and DVD player, free Wi-Fi, hair dryer and lighted makeup mirror, mini-bar, and Nespresso machine. Hypoallergenic bedding, humidifier, and air ionizer are all available on request, too.

The Facilities of Four Seasons Resort at Anahita

Over-water spa – One of the highlights of my stay was the Signature Spa. They gave me an hour’s spa. Actually, all the guests receive a 20-minute free trial and I received 60 minutes. It was really one of the best deep tissue massages that I have ever had. It was a local lady who did it and she was very good. The next day, I had a head, shoulder, and neck massage with a Balinese lady, which was also very good. How I wish I could stay longer!

Championship Golf Course – Four Seasons Resort arranged a golf session for me. I played golf before but just for fun and what they gave me is a good introductory experience. I went to Anahita where you can play golf. It was five minutes from the hotel and you can hop on a free shuttle bus to go there. They offer it to all guests and it is a really cool experience. We also drove in a buggy to go around the golf course and to see the 9-holes and everything nice in there.

Pools – There are four swimming pools within the resort: an infinity-edge pool, California-edge pool, lap pool, and children’s pool.

Secret beach – You can take a boat and sail to another island for free and you can just swim there all day. Sadly, I was on my own and it would have been really nice to have Jonathan because it was a really nice place for couples, for honeymooners, and family travelers!

Other facilities include:

  • Two tennis courts
  • Cooking classes
  • Fitness Center
  • Cultural Center
  • Indoor Games
  • Watersport Activities
  • Kid’s Club
  • Complimentary bicycle use
  • Morning yoga sessions
  • Daily snorkeling excursions
  • 24-hour business services

The Food

The restaurants at Four Seasons Resort are equally impressive. There are four: Acquapazza, Bambou, Beau Champ, and Il Forno.

On my first night, I had Chinese food for dinner at Bambou Restaurant. It has live music and thatched roofs located next to the poolside.

The second night, I had an Italian dinner at Acquapazza. It is an open-air Italian restaurant overlooking the lagoon. The wine list is extensive and the food is really good! Breakfast is my favourite, though. It is buffet-style but you can also order ala carte. On the first day, I had eggs benedict. The second day, I had egg whites with avocado. It is really healthy stuff!

Area Guide

Victoria 1840 – Located in Trou d’Eau Douce, this gallery used to be an old sugar mill. It features works of French painter Yvette Maniglier.

Photo by Tripadvisor

Sagar Shiv Mandir – This Hindu temple is located on an islet connected to the mainland by a small land bridge. The views of the bastion are beautiful.

Sugar Mills – Mauritius has plenty of sugar mills for you to explore. Four Seasons Resort offers a Sugar Adventure Tour where you can check out old sugar mills, sample unrefined sugars, learn about the history of sugar and its production, and view interactive exhibits.

Photo by Tripadvisor

Domaine de l’Étoile Reserve – Go on an adventure and explore this reserve on a quad bike, buggy, horseback, or mountain bike. The landscape is filled with forests, rivers, and valleys and is filled with wildlife.

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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

1. What are the room rates?

Please check the current room rates at hotel’s website or  Agoda | Booking.com | Expedia | Tripadvisor | Hotelscombined | Hotels.com

2. What are the check-in and check-out times?

Check-in time is 3 PM and check-out time is 12 PM.

3. Can children stay free in the villas?

Yes. Children 12 and below stay free!

4. What is the nearest airport?

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport is 22 km away.

5. Is airport transfer available?

Yes, for a surcharge.

6. How far is the golf course from the hotel?

It is within three km but there is a free shuttle bus to get there!

7. Can the hotel host events?

Yes, there are meeting and banqueting facilities.

8. Is there Wi-Fi?

Yes, and it is a complimentary service!

9. Are pets allowed?

No.

10. What languages are spoken in the hotel?

English, Italian, Hindi, French, Spanish, German, Chinese and Russian.

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Written by Kach Umandap - Howe

Co-Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 120 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she got married then a year later bought a sailboat and is now on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.

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