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: 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Luxurious Lux Grande Gaube 3rd Stay

Apr 5, 2020 RiAins Norfolk, United Kingdom

Stayed at Lux* Grande Gaube from March 9th to the 23rd in room 6117 for our 42nd wedding anniversary, having previously stayed for our 30th, and 40th we just had to return. We were made to feel so welcome from the moment we checked in from all the staff coming to say hello and welcome back. We visited all the restaurants that we wanted to, never… Read more
Stayed at Lux* Grande Gaube from March 9th to the 23rd in room 6117 for our 42nd wedding anniversary, having previously stayed for our 30th, and 40th we just had to return. We were made to feel so welcome from the moment we checked in from all the staff coming to say hello and welcome back. We visited all the restaurants that we wanted to, never had a problem with making a reservation for dinner. The food is superb in all restaurants, from burgers at the Burger Shake, to pizzas at Beach Rouge, and meze at Bodrum Blue. The Palm Court (buffet) food is excellent, from a bespoke salad station, pizza, Chinese, Indian plus local delicacy’s, there is something for everyone. The staff are fantastic and made our holiday so would like to say thank you to the following: The Beach: Reedoo who remembered us from previous visits and is more like a friend now and goes above and beyond to make your stay at the beach wonderful. Palm Court: Ricardo and everyone who works there, thank you. Café Lux, all the girls are fabulous and new what we wanted when we left the beach at the end of the day. It’s a shame that the holiday was not as relaxing and recuperating as we had hoped and no fault of the hotel but down to Covid-19, The staff could not do enough for us during this difficult time for guests and staff alike. I wish to say thank you to you all and making sure that we were safe and sorry that we never got to say goodbye to all the staff that have become friends. We will be back to this wonderful hotel, when everything gets back to normal. Take care and stay safe. Maria & Garry Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best hotel we've ever stayed in!

Mar 27, 2020 Tibor K Ljubljana, Slovenia

This was such a beautiful hotel. Brand new and of lovely design. The hotel was at full capacity but it never felt like there were too many people there. Everything was spotless and well maintained. The service was excellent from start to finish with some of the nicest staff ever. The food was great in all the restaurants we tried and the breakfast… Read more
This was such a beautiful hotel. Brand new and of lovely design. The hotel was at full capacity but it never felt like there were too many people there. Everything was spotless and well maintained. The service was excellent from start to finish with some of the nicest staff ever. The food was great in all the restaurants we tried and the breakfast was just beyond anything we've seen. Both beaches are beautiful, but one is adults-only. We stayed in the Deluxe room with the most beautiful view of a private bay. We got married at the hotel and it was a beautiful, private ceremony, arranged by Valerie, their wedding coordinator. Valerie, thank you for everything! You made our special day so easy :) Other stuff worth mentioning: - Have dinner at Inti. Great food and service - Get a massage, they're worth it Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent service Five-star definetly

Mar 24, 2020 chantalm115 Cape Town, South Africa

I stayed in march 9 nights, room only, solo. I was amazed at the professionalism, kindness and politeness of the staff, ALL of them. The Manager Jean-Benoit was very caring and resolved a small issue that meant a lot to me. They all have a genuine desire and efforts to make you spend the best holiday possible. Selvina at the coffee shop Cafe Lux… Read more
I stayed in march 9 nights, room only, solo. I was amazed at the professionalism, kindness and politeness of the staff, ALL of them. The Manager Jean-Benoit was very caring and resolved a small issue that meant a lot to me. They all have a genuine desire and efforts to make you spend the best holiday possible. Selvina at the coffee shop Cafe Lux was also brilliant. I am a VERY difficult client and i cannot fault anything in that hotel. I travel also a lot to 4 or 5 star hotels. There are 6 restaurants (the food is very good), 2 beaches, 2 pools (one no-kids zone, alleluia!!) so the hotel does not feel too big. Water ski is free of charge. Scuba diving center organises great dives thanks to Emile. I will come back as soon as the Covid19 is over .... this was amazing. I definitely recommend this hotel +++ Read less
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Mar 23, 2020 JayneR282

Sending our thoughts and love to the amazing management & staff at Lux Grand Gaube ... we are praying for you and your families.... hopefully we will all be together again when this terrible situation is done. Our love and prayers David & Jayne Reed
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful hotel and service despite the virus

Mar 22, 2020 samit212 London, United Kingdom

My wife, son and I stayed here in March, making it from the UK into Mauritius before the lockdown. The first couple of days were especially great, with all facilities available including snorkelling, PLAY, spa and tennis courts. However within a couple of days, these services closed in view of the escalating virus crisis. Despite this, the staff… Read more
My wife, son and I stayed here in March, making it from the UK into Mauritius before the lockdown. The first couple of days were especially great, with all facilities available including snorkelling, PLAY, spa and tennis courts. However within a couple of days, these services closed in view of the escalating virus crisis. Despite this, the staff maintained a tremendous level of professionalism. Many were staying on site to ensure the guests were well looked after. The restaurants too mainly remained open and provided a very good selection. At all times, the service was exemplary and staff went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable with difficult constraints - particular mentions to Ashwin, Purgun and Thannen. We would hope to come back again in the near future when/if normality resumes. Read less