Located on the tip of the exclusive Belle Mare Peninsula, the One&Only Le Saint Géran is the ‘Grande Dame’ of Mauritius. Built in 1975, this Mauritian style icon reopened in December 2017 after extensive renovation, cementing its status as the ultimate tropical paradise.
The resort sits within 60 acres of lush, tropical gardens, fringed by soft, white sands and gently swaying palms. Featuring scrumptious cuisine, impeccable service and stylish accommodation, this is barefoot luxury at its finest.
Here are six seductive reasons to choose the One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius for your next luxury holiday.
1. Exquisite Accommodation
The resort’s iconic colonial architecture received a contemporary facelift during the renovations, drawing inspiration from sugar cane factories and plantation houses. Mauritian sugar cane thatch covers the roofs, while the modern interiors are elegant and homely.
There is a Villa (Villa One) and also 142 rooms and suites, all of which are dedicated to the art of relaxation, with nature-inspired accents in ocean blue, tropical green and sand yellow, alongside state-of-the-art technology and local artwork. The spacious suites promote indoor/outdoor living, and all accommodation benefits from incredible views over the ocean or palm-lined lagoon.
For the ultimate indulgence, choose Villa One. This standalone two-bedroom villa features a stunning infinity pool, private terrace and full kitchen, and is adorned with custom-made artefacts. A private butler, valet and chef are included, ensuring exquisite service and complete privacy.
2. Legendary Service
Service at the One&Only Le Saint Géran is, quite simply, legendary, prompting an almost unprecedented level of devotion amongst guests. With a service ratio of over three staff to every guest, service is attentive yet discreet. Every possible need is catered for and nothing is too much trouble.
3. World-Class Cuisine
With five sublime restaurants this is a resort for food lovers. Exceptional menus demonstrate a passion for local, seasonal ingredients with a creative twist.
Dine on tapas-style pan-Asian cuisine in the overwater Tapasake, or head to the waterfront La Terrasse, an al fresco restaurant offering traditional Mauritian cuisine and global classics.
Prime is a renowned steakhouse serving Australian organic beef alongside Mauritian seafood, La Pointe dishes up barbecue-style catch of the day with rum cocktails, and L’Artisan is a chic, upscale bakery, perfect for a late breakfast, mid-morning snack or casual lunch.
4. Crystal-Clear Waters
Set on the tip of the peninsula, the One&Only Le Saint Géran is lined on both sides by an exquisite beach, its pristine white sand shaded by palm trees and dotted with private sun loungers. Dip your toes in the azure waters as you stroll along the shore, looking at the coral reef and misty mountains or out to the expansive ocean.
Alternatively, take the plunge in one of three spectacular infinity pools, one of which is exclusively for adults, or enjoy a lazy afternoon poolside under a wooden cabana.
5. Holistic Wellbeing
Indulge in head-to-toe pampering in the sumptuous One&Only Spa. Set around a private infinity pool, this is the perfect spot to relax and unwind. Slip between the hammam, sauna and pool, or book a private treatment room to experience innovative beauty and skincare techniques.
There’s a state-of-the-art fitness centre, ClubOne, and a yoga and Pilates studio for a complete body experience.
Top off your trip with a visit to the onsite hairdresser or treat yourself to an award-winning manicure or pedicure from celebrity podiatrist, Bastien Gonzalez.
6. An Island Playground
If you can be tempted away from your sun lounger, the One&Only Le Saint Géran offers plenty for the adventurous traveller. Have fun in the sun at the resort boathouse, with PADI diving, snorkelling, paddle boarding and kayaking on offer, or get your thrills kite surfing and water skiing in the calm lagoon.
Head offshore to catch your dinner on a deep-sea fishing adventure, or engage in a unique experience, such as a helicopter tour, champagne boat trip, Mauritian cookery class, or guided nature and wildlife trek.
There’s plenty for the kids too, with KidsOnly and OneTribe clubs catering for all ages from toddler to teens. So even the tiniest travellers have a taste of the good life.