Lux* Grand Gaube is a five-star hotel on a secluded bay in the north-east corner of Mauritius, near the fishing village of Grand Gaube. There is easy access to Grand Baie, with its marina, cafés and shopping. The airport is about 1¼ hours away by road.
The hotel is designed on Feng Shui principles, enabling guests to experience the art of living in harmony with the environment. The five elements - water, wood, fire, earth and metal -and their corresponding colours are in harmony, providing 'a feast of colour and shape, of sound, of scent and taste for the five senses'. The décor is uncluttered, to allow the free movement of the chi, and sharp edges have been avoided wherever possible. The yin-yang theme is discreetly carried through into the linen and towels.
In the 126 superior rooms, the main element is metal enhanced by earth and water. Water is the main element in the 46 deluxe rooms, enhanced with wood and metal. In the 23 junior suites, wood is enhanced with water and fire. Two senior suites and a presidential villa, with all five elements, private pool and beach are also available.
All rooms have a sea-facing balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with toilet, bath and separate shower, mini-bar, internet connection, satellite television and other amenities. Deluxe rooms are on a small private cove by the marina and also have a ceiling fan. Junior suites have a sitting area and jacuzzi bath.
There are four restaurants at LUX* Grand Gaube . The main restaurant, 'The Ginko', serves buffet breakfasts and dinners, which rotate themed buffets, table d’hote meals and gala dinners. At the beach, 'La Bastide', serves grills and Mediterranean-style meals at lunchtime. 'Karma House' is on two levels and offers a French-Asian fusion menu in an exotic atmosphere. 'The Abalone' serves fresh seafood.
Light lunches from around the world are also available from the pool bar, Le Grand Bleu.
LUX* Grand Gaube ’ main pool, a large, 500m² free-style sea-water swimming pool, overlooks the bay. Another 350m² pool is located in front of the Banyan pool bar & grill. In addition, complimentary water-skiing, windsurfing, snorkelling, minisails, kayaks and glass-bottom boat trips are on offer. Land activities include yoga and tai chi courses, floodlit tennis courts, mini-golf, beach volleyball, table tennis and darts
A snooker, pool and billiards centre, power boat trips, scuba diving (PADI), big game fishing, horse-riding and mountain bikes are also on offer (charged locally). Guests may use the sauna, hammam and high-tech gym. The Thalaspa Spa and Health Club can be restorative, with beautician, sauna, steam bath, massage and treatments, and its own pool. There is also a hairdressing salon.
A number of bars are dotted around the spacious grounds. There is nightly entertainment with bands and shows. There is also has cinema seating 60 and shows first-run films.
The Little Mermaid mini-club cares for children from 3 to 11 from 9 am to 9 pm and children's dinners are served in the main restaurant from 6 to 7 pm. Baby-sitting is available on request. There is also a club for teenagers from 12 -16.