Experience unrivalled festivities in Mauritius with The Lux Collective!
07 December 2023
From a romantic getaway to fun moments with friends or family and relaxing wellness retreats, The Lux Collective’s award-winning resorts in Mauritius have designed a series of tailor-made activities to meet all festive aspirations, both for the young and the young at heart.
LUX* Grand Baie: Sustainable festivities!
The festivities draw inspiration from the beauty of Mauritius at LUX* Grand Baie! To celebrate the end of year holidays, this magnificent 5-star luxury hotel has concocted authentic moments inspired by local wonders. A gigantic christmas tree has been crafted by talented Mauritian artists using coloured stained glass and recycled materials, highlighting the hotel's values: elegance and sustainability with cultural appreciation.
Musical moment awaits on Christmas Eve, where a children's choir will perform traditional songs. On 24 and 25 December, there will be choreographed performances inspired by local arts, wellness sessions, pool parties with renowned DJs, festive sundowners at Bisou and 'Christmas Around the World' theme at Beach Rouge, an ode to different culinary cultures.
The younger ones will delight in PLAY, with a range of exciting daily activities - a gourmet break at Maison Sikre offering traditional island delicacies, surprises at the Lobby Pop-up Stand before dinner and an interactive show with Santa Claus, elves and the fairy.
New Year's Eve promises indulgent gastronomy from breakfast to dinner, meditation sessions, concert performances, PS5 challenges for teenagers, and a fireworks countdown to welcome the New Year.
Tamassa Bel Ombre: Fun Galore
The year-end celebrations at Tamassa Bel Ombre kick-off on 24 December morning with a festive breakfast at its signature SHOW restaurant followed by a sporty walk to discover the authentic village of Bel Ombre. The resort features 'Grinch Pull' Water Balloons at the main pool, pony rides and magic shows at BBAR, among others. Gourmets will be presented with delectable dishes for a special Christmas Eve with a DJ spinning vibrant music.
On 25 December, guests will immerse in the magical world of Christmas at Gros Roche with inflatable castles and giant slides, a Disney Christmas parade and a futsal match at Studio 17. Besides sumptuous Christmas breakfast and dinner buffets, children will have their own Christmas party at Tamtam Club.
On 31 December, guests can get creative at the T-shirt painting session and an aqua gym session hosted by a DJ, followed by games and volleyball. After a bustling day, sunset aperitif and a trapeze show at the main pool, a New Year's Eve gala buffet and vibrant fireworks are on the programme to ensure a unique ambience.
The 1 January starts a festive brunch, live musical trio and inflatable fun slides while the 'Best of Tamassa' evening performance at the Bandstage will ring in 2024 with style.
SALT of Palmar: Christmas Odyssey
SALT of Palmar offers an epicurean odyssey stopover for the celebrations. Starting from 24 December, tastebuds will be delighted at The Good Kitchen with the 'Today's Great' breakfast. The adults-only hotel offers an immersive experience with the cultural and culinary tour activity, a mixology class at the Rooftop Bar and a signature dinner accompanied by a musical trio.
On 25 December, SALT invites its guests to start the day with forest bathing at Bras D’Eau, including a guided hike, meditation session and stretches. A bathsalt-making workshop is scheduled at SALT Equilibrium. Upon meeting Santa Claus on the beach, a four-course Christmas specialties awaits at The Good Kitchen.
On 31 December, water lab at the beach, aqua fit session at the pool, oysters tasting and champagne at the Rooftop Bar are planned before the sumptuous 5-course New Year's Eve dinner. The evening continues with a violinist on the beach deck, before DJ San takes over for an unforgettable night.
On New Year’s Day, forest bathing at Bras D’Eau is followed by a relaxing body scrub at SALT Equilibrium and signature SALT New Year's dishes by The Good Kitchen. There is also sunset yoga at the lush lawn to start the new year in harmony.
LUX* Grand Gaube: Magic Begins!
LUX* Grand Gaube promises magical moments and memories. On Christmas Eve, the special programme 'Santa Unleashed' at The Palm Court restaurant is a unique celebration. Guests can enjoy a festive à-la-carte dinner in a fairytale atmosphere. Award-winning Bodrum Blue and INTI restaurants offer culinary feasts that will awaken tastebuds with authentic flavours. The party continues at INTI, where the after-party promises an upbeat dance night.
On 25 December, a mobility session at the Studio Mind, Body & Soul and an Ashtanga Yoga session at the Vitality Trail are planned. On 31 December, a Float Fit session will take place at the Banian pool, followed by a fun-filled water balloon battle at PLAY. The Palm Court offers a luxury New Year's Eve Gala while Bodrum Blue presents a 4-course menu with a Mediterranean ambience.
New Year's Eve will be marked by a spectacular beach countdown with fireworks at Beach Rouge. On the 1 January, guests can start the year with a Pilates session, followed by a champagen brunch and a night game of hide-and-seek at PLAY.
Family activities include letter-writing to Santa Claus, pizza-making, treasure hunt, Creole culture discovery at Junk Art Gallery, movie screenings at Paradiso cinema, sugar cane quests, family paddle tennis battles and S'mores evening at Beach Rouge. For those seeking well-being and fitness, there are Ashtanga Yoga, Tai Chi and Boot Camp.
LUX* Grand Gaube will bring joy to the children of World Light Kids orphanage this Christmas. Its lobby christmas tree will be illuminated by the wishes of orphans. Guests are invited to become Santa's helpers on December 13 to send the children gifts and cheer.
LUX* Le Morne: Beautiful Rhasophy
At the eco-luxury LUX* Le Morne features a christmas carol performance under the stars on Christmas Eve. Discerning palates will discover sumptuous buffet at The Kitchen, Thai culinary journey at East and an exceptional 12-course Omakase Japanese cuisine at KAWAII. Guests will groove to the music of pop duo, EvaD.
To welcome 2024 with a bang, the resort offers gastronomic experience in its restaurants and a musical evening with the Gin & Tonic band at the Bar. At midnight, the New Year will be celebrated with fireworks and a lively DJ party on the dance floor.
Premier Luxury Resort Operator The Lux Collective awarded Nine Forbes Travel Guide 2024 Star Awards
The Lux Collective is delighted to announce that its portfolio of resorts and spas has once again been recognised amongst the best in the world by global rating experts in the 2024 Forbes Travel Guide. Across the hospitality group, The Lux Collective has been awarded nine prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards, including four highly coveted Five-Star awards.
Simon Pacary, Appointed Executive Pastry Chef at LUX* Grand Baie
Indulge in imaginative pastries at LUX* Grand Baie, where seasonal ingredients blend with sophistication under Executive Pastry Chef Simon Pacary. A Michelin Guide PASSION DESSERT trophy recipient, Chef Pacary reinforces the ultra-luxury resort’s commitment to elevate culinary experiences.
LUX* Grand Baie reveals the Crudo Menu, a collaborative creation with renowned French Michelin-starred Chef Justin Schmitt
LUX* Grand Baie, in collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Justin Schmitt, introduces the Crudo Menu at Bisou, the resort’s rooftop restaurant. This initiative caters to discerning epicures in search of an imaginative gastronomic experience, highlighting local ingredients and the seafood freshness.
Empowering women through Sustainable Art: LUX* Grand Gaube hosts "Transforming Waste into Treasures" at the Junk Art Gallery
LUX* Grand Gaube, an eco-conscious retro-chic resort under The Lux Collective, has recently launched its transformative community-based project, “Transforming Waste into Treasures”. Driven by its commitment to sustainability, this project seeks to empower and uplift the women in the village of Grand Gaube, equipping them with skills while championing environmental responsibility through innovative repurposing of waste materials.
Nicolas Messian appointed as new General Manager at the prestigious LUX* Grand Baie, Mauritius
Global hospitality group The Lux Collective has appointed Nicolas Messian as the General Manager of its newest five-star luxury hotel LUX* Grand Baie, Mauritius. Opened in December 2021, this modern design-inspired luxury resort has been named the global winner of Robb Report Best of the Best Awards - The Best In Travel for Island Getaway.
LUX* Grand Gaube joins forces with local schools to champion sustainable living and protect nature
LUX* Grand Gaube, a retro-chic tropical resort nestled on the northern coast of Mauritius, is proud to announce its dynamic collaboration with the local schools, as part of its commitment to an eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle and the protection of nature. Through its newly launched Kids Go Green programme, the resort is dedicated to playing an active role in fostering a sustainable future for Mauritius.
LUX* Grand Baie and LUX* South Ari Atoll join the prestigious Virtuoso luxury network
The Lux Collective is delighted to announce that two of its award-winning resorts - LUX* Grand Baie in Mauritius and LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives have joined the prestigious Virtuoso luxury network.
LUX* Grand Baie awarded the prestigious 5-Star Luxury Accreditation
Global luxury hospitality group The Lux Collective is proud to announce that LUX* Grand Baie, its newest iconic hotel, has been awarded the highly coveted 5-Star Luxury Accreditation by the Mauritius Tourism Authority.
LUX* Grand Gaube voted “The Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World” for 2023
Located on the northern coast of Mauritius, LUX* Grand Gaube has been named "The Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World" for 2023 by readers of Luxury Travel Advisor, the top travel website covering the latest news and trends in luxury travel.
5 Luxurious island escapes to celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr
The global luxury hotel operator, The Lux Collective invites GCC residents to celebrate Eid Al Fitr in style at its award-winning resorts – located a short flight away. Offering immersive experiences and meaningful travel, the luxurious escapes include LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives as well as LUX* Grand Baie, LUX* Grand Gaube, Tamassa Bel Ombre and SALT of Palmar in Mauritius.
The Lux Collective receives six Forbes Travel Guide 2023 Star Awards
The Lux Collective is delighted to announce that its portfolio of resorts and spa - LUX* Grand Baie and its LUX* ME Spa, LUX* Grand Gaube, LUX* Le Morne, LUX* South Ari Atoll, and SALT of Palmar - have been conferred six prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards.
Love is in the Air: Revel in Romance at LUX* Grand Gaube this Valentine’s Day
Celebrate the most romantic time of the year at LUX* Grand Gaube. Indulge in a journey of romance with exquisite dining experiences, bespoke spa rituals, and an island escapade with mesmerizing ocean views – all promising an enchanting experience this Valentine’s Day.
LUX* Le Morne's Kids Go Green project in the Top 3 at the Hospitality Awards in Paris
Promoting an ecological and sustainable way of life in order to protect nature: this is the aim of the initiative set up by LUX* Le Morne in collaboration with schools in the region. Two awareness campaigns, namely Kids Go Green and Zero Waste Awareness, took place throughout this year.
Celebrate This Festivity in Mauritius with The Lux Collective
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* makes its entry into the world of NFTs
This festive season, in line with the launch of the new global LUX* campaign Life Extraordinary, The Lux Collective presents the very first NFT (Non-Fungible Token) brand activation – LUX* Christmas Collectible Raffle. With innovation in its DNA, the Group aims to elevate the unique LUX* brand positioning globally across channels, now including the web3 platform (also known as Web 3.0 - a new iteration of the World Wide Web).
LUX* Grand Gaube elevates as a wellness destination resort
LUX* Grand Gaube elevates its wellness experience with the launch of its Wellness Junior Suites on November 1, 2022. An assortment of health-focused perks and amenities await guests in the Wellness Junior Suite, to enhance the body, mind, and nutritional well-being. With an integrated wellness programme, the modern room category provides a holistic setting for serenity and calm.
LUX* Grand Gaube Celebrates Multiple Wins In October 2022
October is a month of celebrations for LUX* Grand Gaube – a retro-chic tropical resort of The Lux Collective. With a series of global recognitions by coveted titles and industry partners, the property reinforces its position as a top leading resort in Mauritius, offering extraordinary experiences to its guests.
The Lux Collective receives five remarkable wins for Indian Ocean in Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2022
The Lux Collective is delighted to announce that LUX* Grand Gaube, LUX* Le Morne, LUX* South Ari Atoll, LUX* Belle Mare and SALT of Palmar have been voted The Best Resorts In The World for Indian Ocean in the coveted annual Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards.
LUX* Le Morne scoops up “Platinum ECOsmart Venue” Greengage Certification
LUX* Le Morne, which has been setting itself apart for its high environmental standards and approach to sustainable tourism, has added yet another green feather to its cap this June. The resort secured the “ Platinum ECOsmart” accreditation by Greengage Solutions, an independent sustainability and environmental auditor.
LUX* Resorts & Hotels Raise Awareness for Food Waste in Mauritius
This Stop Food Waste Day on 28 April, LUX* Le Morne and LUX* Belle Mare are taking their food waste fight one step further by organising a series of zero waste workshops and activities every day between 24 and 30 April that aims to educate and inform guests on how they can reduce food waste whilst on vacation and even long after their holiday tan has faded.
LUX* Le Morne: sensitising the youth to a sustainable lifestyle
Promote an eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle and protect nature: such is the pledge of LUX* Le Morne as it ties up with schools in the community. Through the implementation of two major projects, Kids Go Green and the Zero Waste Awareness Campaign, the resort is determined to continue playing its part in moving towards a sustainable Mauritius.
LUX* Le Morne earns the highest distinction for its fight against food waste: The Pledge all Star
Following an intensive six-month training on the management and optimisation of food waste, LUX* Le Morne is proud to have been awarded “The Pledge All Star”, the highest distinction of the international certification “The Pledge on Food Waste.”
Introducing the new LUX* Grand Baie in Mauritius: Innovative Elegance by Kelly Hoppen and Jean-Francois Adam
Innovative luxury hotel group LUX* Resorts & Hotels, has opened its doors to LUX* Grand Baie, a new generation boutique-style hotel and the first of its kind in the Indian Ocean. Its elegant and distinctive look is born out of a collaboration between multi-award winning British interior designer Kelly Hoppen CBE, who has worked with The Lux Collective for over a decade, and Mauritian architect Jean-Francois Adam.
Now Open: LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences Welcomes Guests for the Festive Season
LUX* Resorts & Hotels’ new flagship in Mauritius opened its doors to welcome its first guests on 1 December 2021. The new generation boutique-style resort offers sophisticated beachside living for the modern, discerning traveller, with exciting dining concepts, state-of-the-art fitness and wellness facilities as well as unique Mauritian experiences for all to discover.
Three Reasons To Plan Your Next Holiday at the Adults-Only SALT of Palmar from 1 October 2021
At SALT of Palmar, guests can enjoy the perfect mix of conscious travel and laid-back, adults-only luxury. A trip away with long evenings and lazy mornings with a significant other, a holiday with close friends for a temporary escape or a solo reset away from chaos and noise might be just what is needed to recharge.
LUX* Le Morne Resort: Reopening after an inspiring transformation on the 1st of September 2021
After 17 months of closure due to renovations and Covid-19, LUX* Le Morne Resort, the jewel on the south coast of Mauritius, part of LUX* Resorts & Hotels group, unveils a completely fresh perspective with minimalist elegance and refined interiors, deeply inspired by the destination. The romantic beachfront resort embodies the perfect chic contemporary island lifestyle and boasts immersive and inspiring experiences.
Reopening 1 August 2021: The Lux Collective Introduces A New Concept and Identity for Tamassa Bel Ombre
The Lux Collective is pleased to introduce Tamassa Bel Ombre’s brand-new look! Derived from the word tamasha which means party in Creole, Tamassa’s three syllables evoke the pounding beat of the tam-tam drum, a rallying call to gather family and friends to experience Tamassa’s fresh take on services and experiences that are designed to bring people closer and leave happier than when they arrived.
LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas Launches All-Inclusive Experiences to Celebrate the Reopening of Mauritius from 15 July 2021
The sandy white beaches and sparkling emerald-green waters of Mauritius will welcome vaccinated guests to enjoy in-resort holidays on the island starting from 15 July 2021. Whether it is a romantic rendezvous, family bonding or a getaway with friends, LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas provides the perfect immersive Collectable Experiences to keep your party entertained.
Opening 1 November 2021: LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences in Mauritius. LUX* Resorts & Hotels new flagship property will offer sophisticated beachside living for the modern, discerning traveller
The highly anticipated LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences will open on 1 November 2021, unveiling a new generation of boutique-style resort for the modern, discerning traveller. Located in the north of Mauritius known for its lively beachside cafes, bars and artisanal local crafts, the elegant hideaway will be nestled in the Grand Baie lagoon overlooking emerald-blue waters and white sandy beaches.
This festive season, celebrate with LUX* Resorts & Hotels in Mauritius
The festive season is officially here! If you are wondering where to go or what to do, LUX* Resorts & Hotels has prepared a wonderful line-up of festivities from romantic getaways to family-friendly programmes to suit everyone from the east to the west of the island.
LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas Offers Healthy Culinary Staycation with New Keen on Green Concept for the Health Conscious
Foodies looking for culinary diversity have always been spoilt for choices at LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas. With the debut of The Lux Collective’s Keen on Green concept, the healthy foodie can now enjoy a range of plant-based cuisine incorporated into the a la carte menus of every restaurant. Without the hassle of boarding a plane, LUX* Grand Gaube’s Culinary Staycation package will take guests to Peru, Argentina, Turkey or the Mediterranean, with all the feel of a vacation abroad.
LUX* Resorts & Hotels launches unique Collectable Experiences
Luxury hospitality brand LUX* Resorts & Hotels launched its highly aspirational holiday experiences in Mauritius, La Reunion, the Maldives and China. Known as Collectable Experiences, these unique adventures are put together by well-connected locals.
Opening 1 August: Relive More Good Times Together at Tamassa Bel Ombre
Family holidays abroad are not the only way to spend quality time with loved ones when there are plenty of adventures to be had close to home. From 1 August, Tamassa Bel Ombre will welcome guests with even more creative, vibrant and playful Together You’ll Love experiences that are designed for families, friends and couples looking to reconnect.
A Change of Scenery: Work from SALT of Palmar
A change of scenery is known to boost productivity and increase motivation. If working from home is starting to stress you out, bring your home office to SALT of Palmar for a few days where you (and your family) can enjoy the fresh sea breeze, open spaces and an amazing view.
Join LUX* Resorts & Hotels in showing appreciation for our healthcare heroes
Being housebound for months have undoubtedly given us a fresh perspective on how we live and a greater appreciation for what we have. LUX* Resorts & Hotels will join Mauritius in showing appreciation to our Healthcare Heroes for their care and support whilst working tirelessly round-the-clock during these challenging months with a two-night complimentary holiday in LUX* Belle Mare Resort & Villas, LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas or LUX* Le Morne Resort.
SALT of Palmar expresses its deepest gratitude to Mauritian Emergency Responders
In these unprecedented times, the frontline essential workers including nurses, doctors, police, food delivery couriers and grocery store attendants, working tirelessly to take care of us, deserve our deepest gratitude.
The Lux Collective to Unveil New Flagship Property in Mauritius, LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences, Opening Second Quarter of 2021
Hospitality trailblazer The Lux Collective has announced plans for its newest property, LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences. The hotel will open in Mauritius in the second quarter of 2021 and will become the flagship property for the group’s much-loved brand LUX* Resorts & Hotels.
SALT Resorts named Brand of the Year by Positive Luxury
Last night saw progressive new hotel brand, SALT Resorts, named Brand of the Year at the prestigious Positive Luxury Awards, which celebrates companies and individuals that are creating positive change around the world through ethical business practice.
Mauritius’ much-loved SALT of Palmar launches a guest chef series with eco-conscious cooks
In 2020, progressive Mauritian boutique hotel SALT of Palmar will launch a guest chef series with a line-up of well-known, sustainably-minded cooks who will collaborate with the resort’s local chefs to create one-off events and specialist dishes.
SALT of Palmar makes Time Magazine’s List of “World’s Greatest Places 2019”
SALT of Palmar is named one of the World’s Greatest Places in Time Magazine’s second annual list, celebrating 100 places across the world in a variety of categories including museums, parks, restaurants and hotels. Nominations are solicited from Time’s editors, international correspondents as well as industry experts, and are based on quality, originality, sustainability, innovation and influence.
LUX* Le Morne reunites Mauritian hotels to combat food wastage
On Friday 25 January, more than 120 hotel representatives and entrepreneurs have gathered at LUX* Le Morne to attend the “Zero Food Waste Forum”, which is dedicated to hotels in Mauritius. For this first edition, LUX* Le Morne has collaborated with FoodWise, an NGO in Mauritius dedicated to rescuing fresh surplus food, in order to raise consciousness on the impact of food waste and to educate hotels on how to use their food surpluses more wisely and effectively.
SALT awarded the Positive Luxury label
The world of Mauritian hotels has witnessed many innovations in recent years, particularly in the area of sustainable development. The many initiatives put in place by The Lux Collective to reduce the environmental and social impact of its operations are the perfect illustration of this paradigm shift. This approach extends to all its brands and the latest, SALT of Palmar, has recently been awarded the 'Positive Luxury' label, which is a testa-ment to its desire to operate while respecting the world around it and future generations.
LUX* Grand Gaube's wildly creative LUX* Me Concept gathers all of 2018's new wellness trends under one roof
The Global Wellness Summit’s 2018 trends report proclaims 2018 a “new era of transformative travel.” As travellers shift from experiential to transformative travel, hotel chains are deploying wildly creative offers to capture a segment of the Wellness Tourism’s $536b market (the global Wellness industry is estimated at $3.72 trillion.) LUX* Grand Gaube is no exception to the rule. The newly revamped retro-chic tropical retreat offers an all-encompassing wellness offer under one roof - LUX* Me.
Sustainable tourism: 8 LUX* Group hotels in the Indian Ocean are awarded the ‘Green Globe’ certification
The 8 hotels of LUX* Resorts & Hotels group in the Indian Ocean are now certified ‘Green Globe’. The hotels are LUX* Le Morne (Mauritius), LUX* Grand Gaube (Mauritius), LUX* Belle- Mare (Mauritius), Tamassa (Mauritius), Merville Beach (Mauritius), LUX* Saint-Gilles (Reunion Island), Le Récif Hotel (Reunion Island), and LUX* South Ari Atoll (Maldives). The award ceremony was held on Saturday 30 June.
LUX* records increase in turnover and operating profits
LUX* is keeping the momentum, as witnessed by the increase in its operating profits for the quarter ended December 31, which rose by 7% from Rs420 million to reach Rs452 million. For the second half of 2017, the operating profits increased by 11%, to Rs427 million. Total turnover for the quarter in review was Rs1.8 billion, an increase of 6% compared to the corresponding quarter in 2016. The EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) reached Rs583 million, indicating an increase of 9% over the quarter in review. During the second half of 2017, the group’s turnover increased by 11%, reaching Rs2.8 billion, while the EBITDA gained 12% to Rs683 million.