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ome exciting resort openings and relaunches are destined to keep Mauritius at the top of the holiday hot lists.


ACCOMMODATION Zilwa Attitude launched in November 2013, with 214 rooms, a kids’ club, spa, three pools and two private islands. Kuoni-exclusive Astroea Beach Hotel became adult-only in November 2013. Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel at Anse la Raie reopened as an adult-only hotel in October 2013. The fi ve-star Centara Grand Azuri Resort

& Spa opened in Riviere du Rempart in December 2013 with 85 rooms, a spa and health club. St Regis Mauritius Resort added a luxury villa for eight guests to its portfolio at the end of 2013. InterContinental Hotels Group opened the 140-room Holiday Inn Mauritius Airport in December 2013. The Address Boutique Hotel Port Chambly has been fully renovated by Indigo Hotels. The 4* Blumarine Attitude is now available in the UK through Tui Mainstream. Esplanade luxury beach apartments and penthouses at Black River are the latest from Villas de Maitre. Coco Collection is now managing the luxurious Balinese-style Sankhara Villas on the eastern shores of Mauritius. cococollection.cms.traffi Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa

reopened after a six-month renovation in April with three swimming pools, a spa and kids’ club. It was formerly the Mövenpick Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa opened this August and is offering early bookers a 40% discount until January 2015. LUX* Resorts has collaborated with


award-winning designer, Kelly Hoppen, on the LUX* Belle Mare Plage, which relaunches September 2014. Le Touessrok will relaunch after a major

renovation in September 2015 as the Shangri-La Le Touessrok Resort & Spa. The Dubai-based Jumeirah Group is to manage a 70-hectare luxury resort in Mauritius, due to open 2018. Veranda Resorts is introducing a new cultural programme with Creole cooking, village and market tours and traditional music lessons. Riu Hotels has purchased an Apavou

Group resort with three four-star hotels to open in February 2015. They will be the 219-room Riu Le Morne (for adults only), 167-room Riu Creole and 144-room Riu Coral, offering all-inclusive 24-hour service.

AIRLINES Thomson launched a new long-haul

Dreamliner programme earlier this year, including direct fl ights from London Gatwick to Mauritius. 0844 050 2828; Emirates now has a daily Airbus A380 service between Dubai and Mauritius. From December 1 this will increase to a double- daily A380 service. 0844 800 2777; Air Mauritius is offering new, extra-wide premium economy

seats, providing 40% additional space, on their Boeing 777 service between Paris and Mauritius. 020 7434 4375;


Costa Croisières will resume its activities in the Indian Ocean from January 2015 with the arrival of its new vessel, the Neoclassica.

ATTRACTIONS Visitors can now experience two canyoning circuits in Casela Nature & Leisure Park.

Air Mauritius is

offering new, extra-wide

premium economy seats, providing 40% additional space

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