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May 2015
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Mauritius: an alternative hotel!

20° Sud, Mauritius

A member of Relais&Châteaux, 20° South is Mauritius’s first boutique hotel. Nestled in the heart of a coconut plantation on the water’s edge, its location is enviable, in a tranquil spot that is just minutes from the shops of Grand Baie. Even the crossing is a delight: aboard the hotel’s ferry shuttle: a traditional fishing pirogue. The hotel blends five-star luxury with household charms, with little libraries dotted here and there, which guests keenly explore! There are 36 bedrooms including 6 suites, each different to the last and boasting a mix of modern décor and antiques and Flamant furniture in light and bright shades: white, taupe and beige…Once you have exhausted the charms of the beach, you can always book in for a treatment at the spa, a game of American billiards, a cycle ride or even a sailing trip: the hotel’s Hobie Cat, Laser is at every guests’ disposal. But the highlight must be the intimate gourmet cruise: with no more than eight passengers, spend three hours aboard the Lady Lisbeth, a 17m teak boat built in Mauritius in 1929, which was completely restored in 2007. A timeless digression!

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