Destination Mauritius: Le Touessrok Hotel

The talcum-powder sands, gentle back and forth motion of the Indian Ocean, lined by swaying palms and thatch roofs of a Mediterranean-styled village – your imagination is taken for a ride as one enters the territory of the romantic Le Touessrok.

The open aired lobby, one of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’ is simply breathtaking. At night, this lobby is transformed with its light filled atmosphere. The mood for your experience is created immediately. I was booked into the Frangipani Suite on Frangipani Island, a very contemporary designed suite.  As I explored much later I found that one could opt for a secluded Three Bedroom Villa with private garden, infinity-edge pool and panoramic ocean vistas that is  ideal for families.

Known to be one of ‘The Most Romantic Hotels’ this jewel of Sun Resorts certainly left an impression from the first day of my stay.  Le Touessrok is situated on a cluster of tiny islands that lie like a string of pearls floating on a jewelled blue sea. Here guests are spread out between no less than 5 secluded beaches and coves.

Dining at Le Touessrok

A symphony of exotic tastes heighten your senses.  You are spoilt for choice as you browse the menu’s that demand you try at least one signature dish of each of the dining venues.

Three-Nine-Eight

A three level venue sparked my attention. Our friendly waiter explained to us that of the three levels one can experience Mauritian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Spanish, French and Italian cuisine.  I immediately had suspected that there was a Feng Shui influence in the make up of the venue and I was right as the positioning of every element of the restaurant had exuded positive energy.

Barlen’s

Located in the heart of the Frangipani Island where my room was situated, this restaurant situated on the beachside overlooked the Trou d’Eau Douce Bay.  The cuisine is lunch style option with serving portions being very generous. From wraps, sandwiches and sushi, a definitive feel of Mauritius is an experience to savour!

A must visit!

Ile aux Cerfs — A paradise for water sports and has one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius. You cannot afford to miss this tiny island, delicately poised on the ocean, a real pearl in the Mauritian landscape. Guests from Le Touessrok have their private departure from the pier every 15 minutes.  There is a variety of vessels that serve the route including catamarans, yachts and “pirate-ships”.

A craft market is located on the island with a hub of activities that one can enjoy including the popular glass-bottom boating trips and snorkeling.

Masala – Ile Aux Cerfs

Famed for its traditional Indian cuisine, you will find Masala on the edge of Ile Aux Cerfs. The concept of ‘Thali’ dining is a midday experience at this lunch only venue. One may choose from the Thali options of the Punjabi, Masala and Vegetarian, each dish completed with varied tastes of India.

Intimate thatched roofs hover over each table under the edge of rocks offering you privacy as you dine with a breathtaking view over the waters of Ile Aux Cerfs.

Golf Paradise

An 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Bernhard Langer is located on Ile Aux Cerfs just ten minutes boat ride from the resorts jetty.  An exclusive private island – Ilot Mangenie – meets the needs of guests in search of complete solitude.

Accommodation
Exquisite rooms and suites offer spectacular sea vistas, together with more space and light. Subtle open-plan design ensures that you are at one with the tropics – their romantic sights, sounds and gentle fragrances. Yet, thanks to advanced technology, you are also at one with the world: every room offers advanced facilities such as wide screen TV and satellite channels. At Le Touessrok, the digital age and the timeless rhythms of nature find perfect harmony.

Water sport activities

The ocean of Le Touessrok is one to be contended as the bright blue ocean tempts you to splash into it. The lagoon of Le Touessrok is a sight for sore eyes, one can parasail over this stretch of water wonder world or waterski.

As for me not being an expert water fanatic, I was glad that the hotel offered the opportunity of expert instructors to help me on these activities. And the best part of the activities is glass-bottomed boats, kayaks, laser sails, paddle boats, snorkeling, waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, aquagym and water polo is free for Le Touessrok guests.

Available at an additional cost: Big banana rides, tube rides, sunset cruises, big-game fishing, parasailing, undersea walks.

Island diving with its breathtaking reefs and numerous wrecks, Mauritius is a diver’s paradise that’s perfect for beginners, as well as experienced divers. All resorts are PADI-certified with qualified instructors offering PADI open water courses and general tutoring daily.

Balance your Yin and Yang at the Givenchy Spa

On the Frangipani island, you will find the Givenchy Spa. Access to the facilities like Gym, Sauna and heated pool is available to guests of Le Touessrok but bookings for treatments need to be made as soon as possible once you check in. The concept of the spa is exclusive and limited to just 15 resorts worldwide. Le Touessrok clearly matched up the presence of Givenchy at this Sun Resort hotel.

The treatment experience at the Givenchy spa offers guest to unwind and enjoy complete relaxation. After my trip to Ile Aux Cerfs, I headed off to the spa for a complete full body massage. The entrance to Givenchy Spa emanates an era of Paris with its fashion and perfume house. Sophistication commanded this French setting.

My fifty minute deep tissue massage released me from the day’s stress on my muscles and transcended me to a place of ultimate solitude. A variety of treatments are offered to guests. Guaranteed to give you a world class experience only befitting to the luxury of Le Touessrok.

Weddings and Honeymoons

Mauritius is a place of romantic legend; where the famous tale of 18th century shipwrecked lovers Paul et Virginie is set. The romance endures at Le Touessrok – world famous playground of love and life. A wedding or honeymoon here is an exquisite experience, creating the memory of a lifetime.

Time from airport

55 minutes from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport

Le Touessrok is not just a holiday destination. It is a place that enchants the senses every moment of the day. Discerning guests the world over have happily fallen under the spell. So, why resist it yourself?

To book your own experience of Le Touessrok check out this 50% off special to Mauritius here

Naufal Khan was a guest of World Leisure Holidays, Sun Resorts and Air Mauritius as he writes about the wonders of magical Mauritius.


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