Still preserved from the negative aspects of mass tourism, the east coast of the island of Mauritius possesses vast stretches of beach from the village of Trou d’Eau Douce to the Poste de Falcq. Although the hotel industry continues to invest in beachfront property, tourism has remained less active here and more oriented towards luxury tourism than in the Grand Baie region located further north. In these areas, it’s hard to find anything inexpensive in the way of hotels. The primarily private beaches offer guests tranquility in the shade of the filao trees and the sound of a light breeze rustling through the leaves.
On weekends, the Belle-Mare beach is a favorite spot for Mauritian families who come there to picnic, facing the water of the lagoon. Considered to be one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, the Belle-Mare domain ends at the Poste de Flacq, a village in the form of a luxurious enclave occupied by some of the Mauritius’ leading hotels. Tropical gardens, golf courses created by some of the greatest names in the sport, gastronomic restaurants on private islands and a vast number of available activities make the Poste de Flacq an ideal vacation destination for luxury and comfort.
This palace hotel elevated to the rank of an institution, is located on the coast where the shipwreck of the Saint Géran, after which the hotel is named, took the life of Virginie before the eyes of her helpless love, Paul in the famous 18th century novel, “Paul and Virginie”. The hotel’s name, One & Only Le Saint Géran, is a tribute to undying, timeless love. Everything here speaks of love: the gentle aromas that perfume the suites that look out onto the lagoon, light pink wood décor, the presence of a private butler, and the idyllic surroundings of kilometers of beach and lush vegetation. The spirit of author Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre is present everywhere, even on the walls of the restaurant appropriately called, Paul and Virginie.
Guests have been receiving an incomparable quality of service and the best in gastronomic cuisine for thirty years. There are three restaurants, three Chefs and three of the greatest names in cuisine: Alain Ducasse, Vinet Bhatia and Maxime Louvera. Guests have a choice of contemporary Indian cuisine, sophisticated French gastronomy or very simple dishes. “We bend over backwards for our guests. All they have to do is ask”, explains Maxime Loubera. “It doesn’t matter if it’s eggs mimosa or a simple potato salad.” It comes as no surprise that the hotel has been attracting celebrities and public figures for a long time.
Since September 2011, Mauritius has its own PGA (Professional Golfers Association), whose inauguration was celebrated in high style at the One & Only Le Saint Géran hotel. (September 10th, 2011- Le Mauricien.com
Five stars / Palace hotel / Mythical / Romantic / Irreproachable service / Private gardens / Michelin starred restaurant / Pool Bar / Wine cellar / Personalised dining experience / Spa / Beauty centre / Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez / Fitness / Yoga classes / Golf / Water sports / Kids club / Clefs d’Or
Open all year
162 suites and one villa
Double occupancy from 650 euros
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport (MRU) - Port Louis
ONE&ONLY LE SAINT GERAN
Pointe de Flacq
Approximately 11 hours
+ 4 hours From November to March
+ 2 hours from the end of March to the end of October
Tropical climate in the Southern hemisphere regions, with two inverted seasons in comparison to the Northern hemisphere
Southern region (November to April): hot and humid (22°C at night and 30°C during the day)
Winter (May to October): less hot (17°C at night, and 24°C during the day)
Passport whose validity is superior to at least six months from the date of scheduled departure
A return ticket
Proof of a hotel reservation with the name and address of hotel, and proof of financial subsistence ($100 per day)
Yellow fever vaccination required for visitors over one year of age who have visited a country or an infected zone
The Mauritian rupee (MUR)
English, French, Creole, Bhojpuri
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+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).