Celebrate This Festivity in Mauritius with The Lux Collective
06 December 2022
The Lux Collective’s award-winning resorts in Mauritius have unveiled an exciting line-up of festivities to help guests plan and celebrate life this festive season. For an extraordinary stay, LUX* Grand Baie, LUX* Grand Gaube, LUX* Le Morne, SALT of Palmar and Tamassa Bel Ombre will indulge guests with spa, culinary and fun-filled activities - to reconnect with self and one another.
LUX* Grand Gaube combines fun and relaxation
LUX* Grand Gaube brings festive cheer along with a range of relaxing and sports programmes. These include pilates, yoga, cycling and table tennis for those who wish to keep fit amidst the holidays. Gourmets will embark on delightful culinary adventures in different restaurants specially prepared by the chefs, including dinner menu composed of caviar and truffles, as well as a sunset aperitif and beach barbecue.
On Christmas Eve, the Palm Court Bar will host a White Christmas Party. While various activities will be offered throughout the week, the Glitz & Glamour Party on 31 December will start at 7pm, followed by a DJ to welcome the New Year in style. The band Tropical Groove will hype up the musical atmosphere in Palm Court Bar, while the Duo Acoustika will serenade guests in Procesco Bar.
For the little ones, a festive programme has been planned! The Kids Club PLAY will be the ideal place to make friends. From 9am to 10pm, children can have fun – making personalised photo frames and Christmas T-shirts, decorating shortbread to taking traditional dance lessons. Besides meeting Santa Claus on Christmas Day, they will enjoy a year-end campfire roasting marshmallows.
Spirit of sharing along with art and cultural activities at LUX* Le Morne
LUX* Le Morne offers a scenic setting at the foot of Le Morne Mountain where guests can enjoy immersive and creative experiences. From 21 December to 7 January 2023, the resort invites guests to engage in art and culture inspired activities to discover new experiences. These include a painting exhibition, history of photography, paper caricatures, mandala workshop, henna tattooing, introduction to Creole language, visit to Quatre-Bornes market with a local chef and Thai cooking classes. With the island atmosphere, guests can enjoy a beach barbecue and a champagne bar. On Christmas Eve, Chef Eric Weidmann has curated a tantalising menu combining tradition and finest quality produce. The New Year will be welcomed with a Gala Dinner by the sea.
Interesting Christmas activities are planned for the children. Cookie decorations, pyjama and movie nights, magic show, talent concert, Christmas choir and family photo session will add to their creativity.
Extraordinary moments and gastronomic experiences at LUX* Grand Baie
A Winter Wonderland at LUX* Grand Baie awaits from 22 December 2022. Here, guests can disconnect with the world and indulge in LUX* ME Spa treatments and hydrothermal experiences, planned hikes on Le Pouce Mountain or join the photography workshops. Dessert lovers can sign up for baking workshops with popular Pastry Chef Marie Meunier, while those wellbeing-inspired can learn about healthful kombucha with Christmas flavours and blending of potpourri with winter fragrances.
On Christmas Eve, the resort offers a six-course gourmet dinner with Indian and Levantine cuisine at the Bisou Rooftop. The sophisticated Ai KISU restaurant offers a delectable Asian eight-course set dinner and à la carte menu. Besides a champagne bar, vibrant entertainment, and DJs LP & Friends and Big Papa will set the mood all night. On Christmas Day, the resort will organise a Christmas-themed TikTok dance competition, Santa Claus session and festive face painting for children, along with a Barbecue Party on the beach. Come New Year's Eve, a Black & Gold Party at the Beach Rouge will usher in 2023.
Discover Mauritius at Tamassa Bel Ombre
From 19 December to 2 January 2023, Tamassa Bel Ombre welcomes families, friends and solo travellers for good times together. At the vibrant resort, sports enthusiasts can enjoy aqua gym, water polo, zumba and volleyball. Families can have fun at the Family Olympics and Tug-of-War activity.
Guests will be treated to sunset aperitifs and sumptuous buffet featuring local and international dishes. They can learn Sega Dance and Mauritian Creole, and enjoy tasting of local rums and dishes. Guests will celebrate to the tune of melodious carols at Christmas Party by the pool and enjoy a Gala Buffet on New Year's Eve with sparkling wine, live music and count down to the New Year.
Colourful Year-end Celebrations at SALT of Palmar
On the eastern Mauritius island, adults-only SALT of Palmar offers therapeutic activities to calm and rejuvenate – from meditative guided walks with stretching to sunrise and sunset sessions with a yoga master. The chefs invite guests into their culinary world to share the secrets of traditional Mauritian chicken curry and gingerbread making, local rum and wine tasting, and latte art classes. Visits to nearby villages and vanilla plantations in St. Julien will bring guests closer to the locals.
Celebrate Christmas in an exceptional atmosphere with a six-course dinner with live music at The Good Kitchen restaurant, followed by drinks at the Pool Bar. Guests can relax at the rooftop with breathtaking ocean views as they sip into house-made cocktails inspired by the island's landscapes and flavours. Creative bartenders will showcase their mixology talent. On New Year Eve, guests will enjoy music by a saxophonist and a local trio before ringing in the New Year on the dance floor with DJ San.
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LUX* Grand Gaube voted “The Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World” for 2023
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LUX* makes its entry into the world of NFTs
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This festive season, celebrate with LUX* Resorts & Hotels in Mauritius
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Join LUX* Resorts & Hotels in showing appreciation for our healthcare heroes
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LUX* records increase in turnover and operating profits
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