LUX* Grand Gaube

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

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
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Kayaking

Where is it

Just moments away from a small fishing village on the north coast of Mauritius. Transfer time from Mauritius International Airport: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Hotel information

186 rooms and suites. All rooms with air-conditioning, private furnished balcony or terrace facing the sea, satellite TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi Internet 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 in Palm Court, lunch in any à la carte restaurant and, for guests on excursions, a picnic basket (request at reception 24 hours in advance). Afternoon tea. A la carte and buffet dinner in all restaurants (except INTI Peruvian restaurant). 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: (available from 6 Jan '19) 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: (available from 6 Jan '19) 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 buffet breakfast at Palm Court, and either buffet dinner at Palm Court or à la carte dinner at Beach Rouge, Creole Smokehouse or Bodrum Blue restaurants. 

Full Board option: Includes buffet breakfast at Palm Court, lunch in a choice of à la carte restaurants, and either buffet dinner at Palm Court or à la carte dinner at Beach Rouge, Creole Smokehouse or Bodrum Blue restaurants. 

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.

Romantic Junior Suites (known as Ocean Junior Suites from 6 Jan '19) 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 (available for stays from 6 Jan '19) 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Stay and Service (Best out of the 3 hotels we stayed at)

Jul 21, 2019 P_sharmy

We came here for our honeymoon. We wanted to stay at 3 different parts of the island and Luxe Grand Gaube was our final stop. Having stayed at 2 other places (both of which were fine and well serviced) Luxe Grand Gaube still knocked it out the park. Ive summarised the best parts of the hotel to give you an idea of our experience... 1) 4… Read more
We came here for our honeymoon. We wanted to stay at 3 different parts of the island and Luxe Grand Gaube was our final stop. Having stayed at 2 other places (both of which were fine and well serviced) Luxe Grand Gaube still knocked it out the park. Ive summarised the best parts of the hotel to give you an idea of our experience... 1) 4 different restaurants - giving you variety and a different authentic experience. 2) Free coffee AM - I can't remember the timing (I think it was 11am) but you could get free hot drinks (as well as iced coffees and lattes) in the morning. 3) Amazing atmosphere - There was something to do on every corner, from Spa and beach to treasure hunts and cinema. 4) Great staff - I personally found a difference in the staff at this hotel. They seemed more on top of things, always helpful and friendly and they give you a tour and welcome present when you first arrive. Great for honeymooners as well as families. Read less
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Jul 21, 2019 shaan c

Grand Gaube is the best! Nice restaurant and amazing hotel Wonderful location and very helpful and friendly staff With a wide varieties of restaurant providing amazing and delicious food. A place to visit.
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Jul 21, 2019 Pegah H

We stayed there 4 nights. The hotel is amazing, the staff are friendly and attentive. food was great, there good restaurants to choose from. Our room was superb, very clean, outdoor bath tub n jacuzzi, perfect for couples. They have events throughout the day! Volleyball was our favorite, we played almost everyday. They have nurse in the resortmy… Read more
We stayed there 4 nights. The hotel is amazing, the staff are friendly and attentive. food was great, there good restaurants to choose from. Our room was superb, very clean, outdoor bath tub n jacuzzi, perfect for couples. They have events throughout the day! Volleyball was our favorite, we played almost everyday. They have nurse in the resortmy partner got injured outside of the hotel and very happy and satisfied will defo go back there. Thank you LUX* Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Birthday stay

Jul 21, 2019 Mark_Jelley Northampton

A-ma-zing! We had booked through Voyage Prive and was a little apprehensive that we may have been treated differently. Not a bit. The hotel have their own Voyage Prive liaison rep who made contact in advance to make note of my special and it was an incredible week from start to finish. Staff. Incredible service from the whole team throughout our… Read more
A-ma-zing! We had booked through Voyage Prive and was a little apprehensive that we may have been treated differently. Not a bit. The hotel have their own Voyage Prive liaison rep who made contact in advance to make note of my special and it was an incredible week from start to finish. Staff. Incredible service from the whole team throughout our stay for my wife's 60th birthday with so many of them providing service above and beyond expectations Food. Never have we stayed where almost every meal got a 'wow'. We didn't eat in Inti but did everywhere else. The quality and standard of cooking are exceptional. It was great to see the Exec Chef on the omelette station Room. We had a deluxe ocean view junior suite. Fantastic size with it's own terrace for the morning sun and bath tub on it Highlights - if there can be any after such a week:- - I managed to relax! - Spa - massages which I had booked for our arrival, the hot sauna and Mandy's treatments. Sun was like a little ray of sunshine - Cafe Lux coffee and cakes - particularly the ones they made for Mandy's birthday which were arranged by Nuha - Beach Rouge. Everyone went above and beyond for Mandy's birthday night - Perhaps the best Aperol spritz outside of Venice in Palm Court - Being serenaded under the Banyan tree whilst having lunch in BB's and Creole Smokehouse - Vanessa's turn down sculptures always made us smile, particularly the turtle made with Mandy's hat and sunglasses - The dawn and evening chorus of the weaver, minah and bulbul birds It was an amazing stay. Thanks to everyone who made it so special Read less
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Jul 21, 2019 123kim1234

Hotel is clean, had exceptional service and fantastic food. Kumar and the Banian boys from the French kiss van really spoils the sh*** out of yah! Perfect drinks, good burgers and a friendly smile! Always time for a chat! Thanks for a great stay!