One&Only Le Saint Géran
One&Only Le Saint Geran nestles peacefully in its own private peninsula on the coast of Mauritius, fringed by over a mile of white sandy beaches. With immaculate health and beauty treatments, golf, tennis and water sports, here is a place that always fulfills the promise of its timeless reputation.
One&Only Le Saint Geran is north facing and basks on the golden peninsula of Belle Mare on the island's northeast coast, surrounded by 60 acres of tropical gardens and thousands of swaying coconut trees. Immortalized in Bernadin de Saint Pierre's novel â€˜Paul et Virginie', the peninsula is near the site of the Le Saint Geran shipwreck (sunk in 1744).
The resort is 1 hour from the airport and 40 minutes from the capital Port Louis.
At One&Only Le Saint Geran, Mauritian influences reign supreme. Extensively remodeled in 1999, the resort's relaxed and discreet luxury is complemented by service that is attentive, yet unobtrusive. Here, terraced and balconied suites all face out privately to the Indian Ocean. Under the calm sway of thousands of coconut palms, immaculate gardens run down to the edge of the coral-sand beach, which seamlessly wraps the peninsula for over a mile.
The sheltered lagoon provides calm waters for an array of complimentary water sports ideal for adults and children alike, while the One&Only Spa offers a privileged sanctuary of quiet pampering with its own private lap pool. The lush Gary Player 9-hole golf course situated within the resort's grounds has its own One&Only Golf Academy and clubhouse.
Restaurants & Bars
At One&Only Le Saint Geran, dining is an experience of gastronomic worldly discovery and delight, worthy of all senses. With a restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Vineet Bhatia and the resort's own cutting edge dining concept, PRIME contemporary grill, guests can expect a culinary experience that is the pick of Mauritius, and far beyond imagination. Please note there is a dress code for all restaurants: Gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers in the evening.
Surrounding the pool and overlooking the Indian Ocean, La Terrasse offers an eclectic variety of local and international specialties. Breakfast includes a sumptuous buffet featuring eggs cooked to order, fresh baked breads, pastries, cheeses, tropical fruit, freshly ground coffees and vanilla-flavored Mauritian tea. Lunch follows with a choice of fresh local fish and seafood, complemented with Asian-inspired specialties. Nightly entertainment accompanies dinner, providing an exquisite voyage of cultural discovery. Table d'hÃ´te menus feature mouth-watering crayfish and prawns straight from the ocean, spicy temptations of home-grown Creole cuisine, and the delicate subtleties of France, India, China and Asia.
Rasoi by Vineet
Rasoi by Vineet features the multi-award winning contemporary Indian cuisine of Vineet Bhatia, whose Michelin-starred Chelsea restaurant was named "Indian Restaurant of the Year" just a year after it opened. Located along the water's edge, the restaurant enjoys a magnificent natural setting, with views of the green sugarcane-clad mountains and the private lagoon. Dining at Rasoi by Vineet is a multi-sensory experience, from the atmospheric tropical fans, bespoke chill-out music and live "floor show" of chefs in the kitchen, to the aromas of cooking from the wood-fired oven and open Tandoor. The kitchen features Vineet's signature live acts, including a TAK-A-TAK grill, a form of traditional Indian Tepanyaki.
PRIME Contemporary Grill brings a new dimension of culinary sophistication to Mauritius. This sleek and sexy dining venue offers an exceptional menu, serving only the finest Australian Angus Wagyu beef, fresh seafood and organic produce. Guests are invited to experience superb cuisine in casually hip, modern surroundings, perfect for evenings of great food, great wine and great conversation. Headlined by the resort's award-winning culinary team, the decadent menu serves revisited classics with a critical focus on purity, quality and freshness. Dishes range from Frothy Mushroom Cream Soup with Perigord Truffle to pan-roasted Rock Lobster and slow-cooked Wagyu Beef Short Ribs. The real steakhouse experience comes from The Grill with mouth-watering selections such as â€œToma Hawkâ€ Rib of Beef for two or an Australian Angus Grain-fed Rib Eye. Contemporary decor adds a chic and stylish atmosphere to the restaurant. Burnt-orange walls with terracotta undertones, creamy-white leather club chairs and ambient lighting create the perfect backdrop for exceptional dining.
PRIME Lounge, with its cozy wrap-around polished wood bar and signature cocktails, elevates the room's energized vibe, as chill-out lounge music fuels the fashionably smart ambience within.
Golf Club Bar
Drinks, including the â€˜Green Island Fragrance' cocktail, are available all day, and the lunchtime menu includes sandwiches and salads.
The Pool Bar
In the shade of its thatched-roof, The Pool Bar is the ideal watering hole for guests taking a refreshing dip in the pool, or basking in the sun nearby. By day, breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea are served around the bar, whilst at night it is a wonderful place to gather and sip an Indian Ocean Pearl.
The wine cellar at One&Only Le Saint Geran offers an expansive selection of exquisite wines from around the world. From France and across Europe to California, Chile and Argentina, and on through South Africa to Australia and New Zealand, the resort's expert sommeliers have assembled more than 240 vintages with wines to please both savvy connoisseurs as well as amateur aficionados. Enjoy a glass of crisp Sauvignon Blanc on the beach, savor the bouquet of a rare Muscat at the bar, or relish the delicate flavor of a first growth with your meal - the sommeliers are happy to match the perfect wine with your mood.
An extensive in-suite dining menu is available 24 hours a day.
Judged on the only criterion that really matters â€“ the total and absolute satisfaction of each guest â€“ Private Dining at One&Only Le Saint Geran truly offers the best of both worlds. It means guests can delight in some lightly spiced Mauritian shrimp, or indulge with a cheesecake ice-cream sundae â€¦whenever the mood takes them. Dress for the occasion or stay wrapped in nothing more than a bathrobeâ€¦ dine alone in perfect peace or with friends just metâ€¦ in the comfort of a suite, or at a table on the beach â€¦ From an extensive menu, guests place orders to suit any special wishes â€“ and then simply relax and prepare to enjoy.
Meals for Younger Guests
One&Only Le Saint Geran has partnered with Annabel Karmel, the UK's best-selling author on feeding babies and children, to create an exclusive menu offering tasty and nutritious meals for its young guests. This comes as part of the resort's wider initiative, The Youth Fitness Programme, designed to help parents and their children develop a healthy foundation of exercise and nutrition on holiday in a fun and stimulating environment. With tempting dishes from Yummy hidden vegetable Bolognese to South of the border chicken fajitas on the menu, there's no excuse not to tuck in.
Activities & Recreation
A morning scuba dive. Putting with the golf pro on the Gary Player designed golf course, or honing skills on the tennis courts. From Express core classes and yoga to beach volleyball and water-skiing, Le Saint Geran offers a wide array of activities. Enthusiastic and highly trained staff attend to the specific interests of each guest. And children are cared for in the enriching and engaging KidsOnly Club.
The lush Gary Player 9-hole, par-33 course, complete with its own clubhouse and One&Only Golf Academy, offers complimentary green fees for guests. Instruction for players of any level is available at the One&Only Golf Academy, from intensive training with video analysis, to fine-tuning game play on the practice range followed by 9 holes with the pro, to a fun day on the greens with the whole family.
Tee times can be booked at nearby 18-hole courses as well.
KidsOnly is a fully supervised club for children ages 4-11 years. The complimentary club offers a range of daily programmes and age-appropriate activities between the hours of 10am and 10pm. Daily supervised themed activity programmes are adapted to all age groups with a focus on discovery, education, local culture, nature, sports, arts and crafts.
The KidsOnly Club has a shipwreck theme following the original Le Saint Geran story with sails, wood plank walls, barrels and center post to simulate ship elements. There is a games and arts and crafts area; a computer room featuring four slim Apple iMacs, printing facilities and Wi-Fi access; a movie room equipped with seventh generation video game systems and the latest games for all ages; plus a colorful Toddler room with dedicated outside sand play area.
The large exterior playground features a swimming pool and private dining area leading to an extended grass play area. A variety of exciting themed activities, run by One&Only's professional KidsOnly counselors await all young guests and their families for a memorable experience.
Children under four years old must always be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Baby-sitters are available at a nominal charge.
The calm waters of the cove are ideal for kayaks, pedal boats, banana-boat and tube rides, as well as complimentary water-skiing; whereas the coral-sea lagoon on the ocean side is better suited for snorkelling, windsurfing, kite surfing, Hobiecats, monohull Lasers, and small-game fishing.
Complimentary Water Sports include
~ Hobie Cats
~ Pedal Boats
~ Laser Sailing
~ Snorkeling boat trips
~ Glass bottom boat trips
Chargeable Water Sports include
~ Scuba Diving (PADI / NAUI)
~ Small Game fishing
~ Deep-Sea fishing
~ Banana riding
~ Tube riding
~ Catamaran Sailing
~ 9-hole Golf Course
~ synthetic grass Tennis Courts, floodlit
~ Beach Volleyball
~ Table Tennis
One&Only Le Saint Geran has several suggested day trips for guests to consider, all designed for individual exploration of the island's extreme natural beauty.
~ On an island regarded for its fabulous waterfalls, coastline, flora and fauna, guests may discover nature reserves, reefs for snorkeling, hiking trails, and the Botanical Pamplemousses Garden, known for its collection of indigenous and exotic plants, including the giant water lilies and the talipot palm, which is meant to flower every sixty years and then die.
~ Port Louis, capital city of Mauritius, bustles with shopping at the vibrant Caudan waterfront and the colorful market fragrant with the scent of exotic spices.
~ Not to be missed is a visit to Mahebourg, where an 18th century colonial residence houses the Naval Museum. Here, numerous relics recovered from shipwrecks are on display with a collection of maps and etchings depicting the legend of â€˜Paul et Virginie,' the Bernardin de Saint-Pierre story of innocent young love that is so synonymous with the natural beauty and history of Mauritius.
Located at the entrance of the One&Only Spa, the Fitness Center's team of qualified personal trainers fully caters to all fitness levels and goals. Fitness programmes combine exercise with nutritional advice, stress management and relaxation techniques.
State-of-the-art equipment, including nine cardio-vascular machines and resistance machines including Technogym's Kinesis, allow for a thorough workout of all the main muscle groups in the body.
Conference and Meeting Facilities
The conference room accommodates 80 people theater-style.
The boardroom accommodates up to 12 people in fully air-conditioned comfort and is located adjacent to a fully-equipped library with Internet center offering business services.
ESPA Spa at One&Only Le Saint GÃ©ran
One&Only, together with ESPA have created a center of spa excellence and wellbeing at One&Only Le Saint Geran. Drawing on the many modalities of wellbeing, including: Holistic spa treatments, comprehensive fitness programmes, nutritional advice, pedicure excellence with Bastien Gonzales and hairstyling â€“ the entire wellness team is there to fulfill your needs and exceed all expectations.
This resort spa is nestled amongst a lush tropical landscape overlooking a reflecting pool with ocean views. Dappled sunlight streams through billowing sheers into the spa relaxation room and shell-encrusted light fixtures are complemented with subtle tones of amber and gold throughout the spa, reflecting the warmth of the island's spectacular sunsets.
Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez
Bastien Gonzalez, internationally acclaimed French podiatrist, renowned for his Podiatry & Pedicure Clinics (PEDI:MANI:CURE STUDIOS) in Paris, Monaco, and London, has handpicked and personally trained a team of specialists offering manicures and pedicures. His exclusive pedicure includes a specific massage focusing on flexibility and skin conditioning. The effect is immediate. Tension and heaviness are released from your feet and legs, while your whole body experiences the sensation of lightness.
Garden Spa Pavilion
This unique outdoor spa pavilion is suspended over water amidst the tropical gardens of One&Only Le Saint Geran. Journey through an exotic garden walkway to reach this secluded sanctuary. Enjoy idyllic views over running streams, flora and fauna, while you drift away to the gentle sounds of nature.
Other Services/Facilities include:
~ Tai Chi
~ Personal Training
~ Hair Salon
One&Only Tipi by Temperley
Created by iconic British designer Alice Temperley, the One&Only Tipi by Temperley allows guests to enjoy a unique spa experience. A traditionally hand-stitched exterior sparkles with jewels and the chic interior includes a Parisian glass chandelier suspended from the canopy, a custom-made wooden floor and dreamy golden-dotted fabric floating all around. Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment with soothing sounds of the Mauritian ocean while lounging in the gentle shade.
Rooms & Suites
Exquisite taste and grand opulence seamlessly blend with state-of-the-art technology within the resort's villas.
All feature a private terrace or balcony facing either the ocean or cove, or a door opening onto a tropical garden. Beds are covered with Egyptian cotton sheets, piled high with goose down pillows. Every piece of hand selected furniture along with the artful colors of Indian Ocean spices contribute to the suites' gentle ambience. Spacious bathrooms are beautifully appointed, with great cascading showers.
All guests enjoy personalized 24-hour butler service.
The Villa (622 sqm) reigns supreme with its relaxed and discreet luxury, private swimming pool and separate entrance. A team of valets, Villa Host and Private Chef are constantly on hand. With two spacious bedrooms, The Villa is hidden in a peaceful corner of the estate. Reminiscent of a classical island home, The Villa boasts clear views
Each spacious Ocean Suite (119 sqm) has a separate roomy lounge, private dining room, and two secluded terraces that lead off the sumptuous master bedroom with King-size bed. Inside, plush upholstered sofas offer comfortable seating, while the draped curtains and sliding shutters frame the grand bay windows. The large bathroom includes a dual
With Dutch and French colonial influences, eclectic European comfort and style characterize One&Only Le Saint GÃ©ran's 148 Junior Suites (King Bed 65 sqm, Queen bed 70 sqm). From the terrace, the view extends over the contrasting white sands and deep blue of the sea and the lagoon, while the interior, dominated by a soft King-size bed or