LUX* Grand Gaube

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Completely renovated in 2017, this innovative resort has been designed by Kelly Hoppen and delivers an eclectic mix of effortless sophistication and relaxed informality, as well as signature LUX* touches. In a peaceful location, rooms overlook the triple-bay beaches and calm lagoon. There are beautiful gardens to wander in; stopping awhile to lounge on beanbags and hammocks dotted beneath coconut, banyan and filao trees. There are land and water sports galore, plus a world-class golf course nearby and bikes for exploring tropical hillsides or the local markets and village of Cap Malheureux. The LUX* Me Spa is a true haven, offering a range of indulgent treatments as well as yoga and dynamic exercise classes. Dining-wise, you’ll be spoilt for choice, with delicious island-inspired and international dishes. Chat to the chef and watch your meal being created at The Palm Court, savour the cultures of Peru and Argentina at INTI and visit Under the Banyan for mouthwatering burgers, wood-smoked meats and inventive cocktails at the French Kiss Bar.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball

Where is it

Just moments away from a small fishing village on the north coast of Mauritius. Transfer time from Mauritius International Airport: approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Please note that if taking a seat in coach this may be longer depending on how many hotel stops are en route.

Hotel information

186 rooms and suites. All rooms with air-conditioning, private furnished balcony or terrace facing the sea, satellite TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe and hairdryer. Superior Rooms have a large rainfall shower (no bath) and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child/teen (extra bed on request).

All Inclusive option: includes breakfast at The Palm Court, lunch lunch at Beach Rouge or Banyan (Creole Smokehouse, BB's), dinner at The Palm Court, Beach Rouge, Banyan (Creole Smokehouse) or Bodrum Blue. A selection of drinks including soft drinks, tea, coffee, water, juice, beer, wine, spirits, cocktails and liquors. Each restaurant and bar has the 'All Inclusive' drink menus available, except The G&T 100 Club and Rum Tree House. Bar service until midnight. Mini-bar (water, juices and soft drinks and beers, replenished once daily). Beach service and poolside service. 24-hour room service (tray charges apply). Wellness as per the hotel schedule: Yoga classes, access to the sauna, steam room, pool and spa garden (reservation mandatory subject to availability at the spa, adults only). Water sports as per hotel schedule: water-skiing, glass-bottom boat trips, snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaks, pedal boats, hobbycraft, mini-sailing, as per weather and tide conditions. Live music and DJ evening. 

Please note: All Inclusive is available from the time of arrival at the hotel to the time of departure. The hotel reserves the right to close up to two restaurants throughout the year. 

LUX* It Up option: can be added to any board basis and includes a full-day excursion to Ile des Deux Cocos, a choice of two ‘Must Do’ experiences, 6 wellness treatments, a gourmet experience and a bottle of Champagne on arrival. Please call for full details. 

LUX* Me Spa option: can be added to any board basis and is an integrated approach to wellbeing, incorporating holistic and spa treatments. Please call for full details. 

Ile des Deux Cocos: add an all-inclusive island excursion to your holiday. Please call for full details. 

Half Board option: includes breakfast at The Palm Court, dinner at The Palm Court, Beach Rouge or Banyan (Creole Smokehouse, BB's). 

Full Board option: includes breakfast at The Palm Court, lunch at Beach Rouge or Banyan (Creole Smokehouse, BB's), dinner at The Palm Court, Beach Rouge or Banyan (Creole Smokehouse).

Junior Suites are located on the ground floor with direct access to the beach, spacious bathroom with double basins, walk-in shower, separate toilet and dressing room, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child/teen.

Ocean Junior Suites are located on the second floor, have a spacious balcony with an outdoor bathtub for two, and a king-size bed sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child/teen. 

Family Suites have a king size bed and double sofa beds, two bathrooms and a walk-in dressing room, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 3 adults, 2 children/1 teen or 2 adults and 3 children/2 teens.

The LUX* Suite has a generous lounge area, walk-in dressing room, a sleek oversized bathroom with deep-soaking bath and walk-in shower, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child/teen. 

6 dining options: The Palm Court (live cooking stations, open for breakfast and dinner), INTI (Peruvian and Argentinian cuisine, open grill kitchen), Beach Rouge (casual beachfront dining), Bodrum Blue (authentic Turkish restaurant), and Under the Banyan which is home to the Creole Smokehouse (adults-only) and BBs Burger Shack (adults-only section). 7 bars: INTI Pisco Bar, G&T 100 Club, Rum Tree House, French Kiss, The Palm Court and the beachfront bars at Beach Rouge and Bodrum Blue. 2 swimming pools (one adults-only). LUX* Me Spa & Fitness Centre*. Complimentary range of water sports including windsurfing, kayaking, water-skiing, sailing, snorkelling and glass-bottom boat rides. Speedboat rides*, big-game fishing* and PADI scuba diving courses*. Petanques, mini-golf, beach volleyball, table tennis and floodlit tennis courts. Driving range*. Golf course nearby*. Mountain bike hire*. Private resort cinema (60 seats). PLAY Kids' Club (3-11 years). Teen activities including island adventure trips and beach sports. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*. Complimentary phone calls from hotel's red phone box. Complimentary WiFi.

3 nights on 31 Dec.

 * Denotes local charge.

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May 15, 2022 Peter B London, United Kingdom

An amazing location, superb facilities, excellent cuisine and beautiful suite with stunning views. However this was surpassed by the unbelievable service we received from the first to the last minute of our stay. We received exceptional attentive five star service from every member of the Lux Grand Gaube team, this was the impressive standard. I… Read more
An amazing location, superb facilities, excellent cuisine and beautiful suite with stunning views. However this was surpassed by the unbelievable service we received from the first to the last minute of our stay. We received exceptional attentive five star service from every member of the Lux Grand Gaube team, this was the impressive standard. I want to make a few special mentions, as we were super impressed. Emilion, the security manager who managed to find and return a pair of glasses, lost in a taxi on the other side of the Island. Nuha, Fabrice and Jonathan, who made my visits to get coffee always a pleasure. John Raymond the restaurant manager, whose attention to detail was exceptional. The bar team led by Ootam, were so friendly, always available and helpful especially Moushal and Kevish. A very special mention to Rajnish, who couldn’t of done more for us, super kind, friendly and always going out of his way to chat and make our stay memorable. Finally, Elena in the reception team, was a pleasure to deal with and always helped and guided us superbly. A great holiday in an amazing setting, which I’d highly recommend. Read less
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May 15, 2022 agou1980 Den Bosch, The Netherlands

Our stay was tremendous. The people were more than kind and very sincere in making your stay unforgettable. We really felt like a royal couple! All the facilities were great and the views were amazing. Vishnu thanks again for your kindness, hopefully we’ll meet again!
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May 15, 2022 AndreasNico123

Wow, what a place. This a paradise resort that has everything you could ever need. From the fantastic rooms and restaurants to the amazing beaches and swimming pools. We spent 8 days in the resort and had a fantastic time. The staff are extremely helpful, friendly and courteous. Every day, we spent sunning in the banyan area (adults only… Read more
Wow, what a place. This a paradise resort that has everything you could ever need. From the fantastic rooms and restaurants to the amazing beaches and swimming pools. We spent 8 days in the resort and had a fantastic time. The staff are extremely helpful, friendly and courteous. Every day, we spent sunning in the banyan area (adults only section, which was a dream if you don’t have kids) and Kumar and his team were fantastic, he really looked after us and we didn’t want for anything. We also visited the spa twice, we had an incredible couples massage, which was great but I also spent some time in the on-site barbers - I’m quite picky but Moullan Suhayl was fantastic, he cut my hair, trimmed my beard and he was brilliant. Better than most barbers back home in the UK! We spent most of the time in the resort as we were all inclusive, the restaurants were great but my pick was Bodrum. Incredible food there and Inti was very nice too. My advice is to book your evening meals early on if possible as they get quite busy and can be fully booked. The buffet option for breakfast and dinner were both great too, lots of options. We also visited the outside cinema and that was very cool! Never watched a film like that before. A few things that could have made it even better, the atmosphere in the evenings could be improved in the entertainment areas, the lighting needs to be dimmed (it was too bright at times) and I’m not sure the arrangement of chairs etc works for them. If they rearrange it, it could be more conducive to a better atmosphere but that’s just me being picky. On one of the days we went on a boat Tour, captain Tom took us out and we had a great time, swimming in the mangroves and having a bbq on a private beach. He was really great and a really nice man, his sailor “You” was really good too. They gave us a late checkout on the last day as our flight wasn’t until the evening which was very kind of them. Overall it was a fantastic experience. Read less
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May 14, 2022 Roxy L

My stay at Lux Grand Gaube was incredible from beginning to end. I travelled in May 2022 and stayed for 5 nights and by the end of just day one I wished I had booked for double the time! The team at Lux Grand Gaube have only the highest guest service in all departments from housekeeping to front desk/concierge to entertainment to dining. Jay… Read more
My stay at Lux Grand Gaube was incredible from beginning to end. I travelled in May 2022 and stayed for 5 nights and by the end of just day one I wished I had booked for double the time! The team at Lux Grand Gaube have only the highest guest service in all departments from housekeeping to front desk/concierge to entertainment to dining. Jay and the front desk team were incredible. They knew I was traveling solo for a celebration and surprised me with not only a room upgrade (amazing views and directly next to the adults pool area), but even organized for a birthday cake on my last evening. His team even made sure I was walked back to my room by a member of staff after watching a movie at the cinema very late one evening. I could not have asked for more thoughtful and attentive hosts for my stay. Reedoo is the fantastic beach manager who made me feel right at home. Within the first hour of my arrival he had found me a prime sunbed, asked me what food I liked, made a delicious recommendation and even brought my lunch to me on the beach. Everyday he would greet me, stop for a chat and invite me to sit on the main beach. I noticed he is always on the move, checking on his guests, making sure everyone has everything they need and never stopping still for one moment. Him and his team are an asset to the hotel! All the staff at the Lux Grand Gaube made a point to introduce themselves throughout the week and check in on me. One of these memorable people was Keshan who offering me ideas on places to visit and things to do while I was in Mauritius. I saw him speak to every guest in rotation making sure they were having a good time and seeing if he could make it even better. I also recommend the glass bottom boat trip offered multiple times throughout the week by the hotel with Oliver who gave us fun facts about the reef and area. He was also very kind to offer to accompany on any of the water sports that required x2 people so I wouldn’t miss out on the experienced - it’s little moments like this when you realize what a caring and special team there is at the Lux. For food and dining, I highly recommend the foccacia pizza at beach rogue, the burger and fries at BBs, and all the drinks at the Lux coffee bar. It is generously included with breakfast until 10:30am and very reasonably priced after for any guest not on all inclusive. The barista team (Sylvino, Jonathan, & Nuha) not only make incredibly delicious iced coffee, but they do so with the biggest smiles from morning to night. All the staff go out of their way to make sure you have what you need - whether it be a bubble bath request (thank you Bundhoo from housekeeping!), travel recommendations (thank you Manuja!), the best view at Bodrum Blue for your pictures (thank you Ricardo!). I spent most of my time at the Banyan Beach (adults only area) which had its own beach area and pool with a variety of seating. The hotel is well maintained and has so many different seating areas that you can’t possibly get restless. There are so many good viewing points all looking over the ocean and the decor is very stylish. All the non motorized sports are included with your stay and access to the spa facilities. I had two spa treatments while I was there (originally I had only booked for one but couldn’t resist the recommendation made by the therapist for a second one). The gym has all the necessary equipment and I took a lovely morning Stretch & Mobility class which was offered complimentary to guests. There is a library that guests can borrow books from and donate any you don’t want to take home with you which was very appreciated. I can’t wait to recommend to my friends & family and come back here again myself! Read less
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May 13, 2022 LizaCrotty Dublin

We are an Irish family with two teenagers We spent 7 nights in Lux Grande Gaube, and opted for the two bedroom ocean villa. It was literally beyond perfect!! The comfort of the bed, the crisp white cotton sheets, the amazing showers the separate seating space - all bliss !! More space than you’ll ever need. The decor in the rooms and… Read more
We are an Irish family with two teenagers We spent 7 nights in Lux Grande Gaube, and opted for the two bedroom ocean villa. It was literally beyond perfect!! The comfort of the bed, the crisp white cotton sheets, the amazing showers the separate seating space - all bliss !! More space than you’ll ever need. The decor in the rooms and throughout the resort was so beautiful (think natural wicker and crisp clean white cotton). The pictures online are 100% accurate,this place is soo beautiful. Every inch of Lux grand gaube is immaculate and beautifully presented. The food was amazing, with 5 restaurants to choose from we never tired of the choice - think fresh salads, beautiful breads, fresh fish, amazing variety and such attention to detail. We opted to stay close to the resort and didn’t explore Mauritius because there was so much to do - snorkelling trips, kayaking, tennis etc all included and as an extra we did a local island boat trip, local cycling trip and two speed boat trips (the teenagers liked the speed boat almost as much as I did..!) Something I wish I had known before I went is that swimming off the beach is not the best (shallow and sea grassy). Also, while all the restaurants were amazing, the all day dining is only mediocre, which I think really let’s the resort down. My first and last meal was from the general menu and there’s no comparison between it and the other restaurants, which is a pity. The staff throughout the resort were amazing. We were unbelievably lucky that our villa came our own private butler(s)!!! Rupesh and Akshay made this trip a trip of a lifetime. They managed everything for us and we felt totally spoilt. From the moment we arrived it was like having a personal assistant ! Whether it was bringing our floating breakfast, booking our boat trip or arranging our spa treatments - every and all requests were sorted by the wonderful team. Honestly felt like movie stars the whole time. But with all the amazing service (which we are not accustomed to) it never felt “stuffy”. The staff are so lovely and have a chilled vibe they make you feel so welcome. We couldn’t recommend Lux Grand Gaube enough, and if you are travelling with friends or family the villas are amazing ! Thank you to everyone who works at Lux Grande Gaube, especially Rupesh and Akshay who made our trip so amazing. Read less