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
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Golf
  • Tennis

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 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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Jan 23, 2020 PamperGalore

This resort really is excellent. Relatively recently refurbished it will suit a variety of different tastes. The grounds are immaculate, it is quite a boutique resort rather than a huge resort which suited us. It is also quite sleepy. The adults only area of the beach is lovely and a nice touch is when the waiters on the beach bring you a cool… Read more
This resort really is excellent. Relatively recently refurbished it will suit a variety of different tastes. The grounds are immaculate, it is quite a boutique resort rather than a huge resort which suited us. It is also quite sleepy. The adults only area of the beach is lovely and a nice touch is when the waiters on the beach bring you a cool box filled with whatever you'll need for the day rather than having to continually wait for drinks to be brought over. The two pools are also lovely. Wifi is excellent and the LUX app is genius. We stayed in their entry level room and it was everything we could need, overlooking the sea at the side of the resort with the biggest bed I've ever seen! I would suggest that the mini-bar could be colder for the drinks stored within it. Also the drain-away in the shower didn't go down very quickly after a long shower, so you may have to wait for a bit to stop the bathroom getting flooded - but as it's basically a wet room these are minor issues and in no way detracted from our experience. The decoration is amazing - neutral and tranquil. Take an amazon Firestick if you want access to things like Netflix etc. We were all inclusive and the food and drink is plentiful on that basis. This includes everything from the coffee bar, the ice cream van, and all the restaurants excluding INTI. There is the Buffet and then 5 other restaurants serving food to a standard that is above any other 5* that we have ever visited in terms of service, ambiance and taste. On each menu there are also items with an * which indicated that these are a supplement. A lot of alcoholic beverages were included on all inclusive too, I found it odd that the only Gin included on all inclusive was Gintys, a hotel of this standard should have something like Bombay Sapphire included as their entry level gin. We were surprised by some of the menu items that were a supplement - why is Baklava a supplement? Why are the side dishes in Bodrum blue a supplement? You can understand a supplement for expensive items such as Lobster, Steak, Tiger Prawns but a lot of items didn't make sense why they were an extra charge. If we went again we would probably go room only as we like to eat and drink whatever we want and so often chose items that were at a supplement, I believe it would have been better value for us to go room only. However, if you are the type of people who like to know exactly how much they are spending on a holiday, the all inclusive is a good option. The food was EPIC. Everything was fresh and beautiful. The best were Beach Rouge and Creole Smokehouse. The burgers at BB's are also amazing. Milkshakes and coffee from the coffee bar were fantastic. If you are a 'foodie' and worry that you are going to spend a tonne of money and be disappointed by yet another all inclusive that 'says' their food is amazing and are sick of buffet all inclusives - don't hesitate - book this hotel. We are divers so did 6 dives with Divesail from the resort - shout out to Kenny and Pascal who led all our dives and were fantastic. I'd suggest water and cookies/ snacks on board to give to guests between dives. Apart from that we had a great time. We also hired a car whilst we were there and were able to drive to a nearby dive center - Emperator - where we did a Shark dive safari which was also incredible. The water on the beach at Grande Gaube isn't clear but the diving on the islands to the North is exceptional with incredible visibility. We also went on a private speedboat organised by Logen the concierge. We drove for about an hour to get to the East of the island where we got on the speedboat - just the two of us and the Captain (who served rum and cokes through the trip). Here the water is absolutely crystal clear, we explored the coast and went to some incredible snorkling spots, a lighthouse and stopped for BBQ lunch at Il aux cerfs. It was the perfect day and we were surprised by how inexpensive it was. It's worth the trip if you love the water and don't want to be crammed with 15 other people on a speedboat. There isn't much locally around the hotel so if you want to explore i suggest hiring a car which was cheap and can be arranged through the hotel. We also really enjoyed spending time with Vishnu at the Gin 100 bar. The gin here is at additional cost but he makes the most incredible gin cocktails I've ever tasted. His knowledge of Gin is incredible. We were surprised that not more people used the gin bar. Entry level Gin there worked out about £12 for a huge goblet of gin which was always a double - so exactly like or cheaper than city prices in the UK. Vishnu also infuses his own Gins - his purple gin that turns pink when mixed with tonic is the most delightful gin i have ever had. Also his strawberry gin is incredible. All presented perfectly and with some theater of Vishnu often preparing it for you at your table at Beach Rougue - PERFECT. Strangely, the signage to the Gin bar points in the wrong direction, also a sign above the bar might make people aware that the Gin Bar is actually there. All staff were incredibly lovely and friendly. You could tell that they really enjoyed their jobs, I'm sorry if I've missed anyone - the waiters who serves us at Beach Rouge were brilliant; Logen the Concierge; Vishnu and his gin; Nevash at Creole Smoke House; Yasser at Beach Rouge; Jeff the security guard who helped us spot bats one night in the Banyan area and Karuna at Cafe Lux. All were exceptional. Thank you for a great holiday - we are converted to the LUX brand and can't wait to try another LUX resort or return to LUX Grand Gaube again! Read less
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Jan 23, 2020 Climber597552

We have always heard about the reputation of Lux Grand Gaube from friends and relatives who have stayed at the hotel. We were really impressed although our stay was too short. From check-in to check-out, we dealt with real professionals who made our stay more than comfortable ! The junkArt is an impressive corner and it was a real pleasure to… Read more
We have always heard about the reputation of Lux Grand Gaube from friends and relatives who have stayed at the hotel. We were really impressed although our stay was too short. From check-in to check-out, we dealt with real professionals who made our stay more than comfortable ! The junkArt is an impressive corner and it was a real pleasure to speak to Mario. The meeting we had with Deepak, the Front Office Manager, after he spotted us in the restaurant in the normal course of his duties, gave us an insight of the overall activities of the hotel and his personal touch did create an impulsion of going back. The only constraint is the beach especially after having experienced the beautiful beaches of Mauritius. But this is not a deterrent. Read less
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Jan 22, 2020 Claire H London

The lovely light and bright decor throughout the resort reflects the sun on the sea outside. We came for complete rest but couldn't resist the activities on offer - tennis, gym, water sports, craft and a guided cycle to see the magnificent giant tortoises and barracuda. We decided against taking a hotel taxi into nearby Grand Bay and instead got… Read more
The lovely light and bright decor throughout the resort reflects the sun on the sea outside. We came for complete rest but couldn't resist the activities on offer - tennis, gym, water sports, craft and a guided cycle to see the magnificent giant tortoises and barracuda. We decided against taking a hotel taxi into nearby Grand Bay and instead got the local bus for 30 rupees - much more fun. The resort staff were unfailingly helpful and friendly and we ate (far too much) in all but two of the many restaurants on offer - all excellent. Read less
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Jan 19, 2020 Jay M Toronto, Canada

this is a very laid back but - make no mistake - very elegant, posh and expensive affair. Room and bathroom beautifully laid out and decor. Rooms on the upper floor have an extensive/deep patio with al-fresco bath/shower...able to sit outside in the rain Breakfast buffet is sumptuous long affair, too much to choose, with European, Chinese,… Read more
this is a very laid back but - make no mistake - very elegant, posh and expensive affair. Room and bathroom beautifully laid out and decor. Rooms on the upper floor have an extensive/deep patio with al-fresco bath/shower...able to sit outside in the rain Breakfast buffet is sumptuous long affair, too much to choose, with European, Chinese, Japanese, Indian options in addition to extensive bakery, egg/omlet station, fresh fruits and juices...truly the only meal one needs! Had one evening meal (many options, turkish peruvian etc)...felt the prices were outrageous Don't forget that water sports are included, 2 trips by boat to 'reef' for snorkelling (not very clear) paddle-boards rentals etc all included Not much around the hotel (i.e. local villages etc) need to take a cab to Grand Baie...which is pretty costly business ($50 per return trip) Except for the location (and if one only wants to stay on the property), this is an excellent choice but be prepared for the high cost Read less
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Jan 18, 2020 kathapurmaly

Thank you all at the Beach Rouge where I had lunch with my friends. The food was great, excellent and rapid service. They even made me a surprise birthday cake🥳🥰 Highly recommended❤ Will surely come again