The Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius is getting a new luxury resort. Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is opening a new location on the island’s southeast coast later this year. Currimjee Jeewanjee & Co., a local family-owned business operating in commercial services, food and beverage and hospitality, will help develop the new resort.
“It was important for us to work with a local developer who shares our values and commitment to sustainable business practices,” Minor Hotels Chief Executive Officer Dillip Rajakarier said. “In Currimjee Jeewanjee & Co., we found a like-minded business partner with strong ties to the local community…”
Anantara’s newest resort is located near Blue Bay Marine Park. Described as “a leisure destination,” this park boasts crystal-clear Indian Ocean waters, white-sand beaches and a protected marine park. The coral reefs there make Blue Bay one of the best snorkeling spots on Mauritius.
On the property, Anantara Mauritius Resort will have 164 rooms and suites. There are plans to add eight luxury pool villas—two with two bedrooms and six with four—by the first half of 2020, too.
Included at the resort are two locations of Sea.FireSalt., a specialty grill and seafood restaurant with courtyard and beach dining, private dining with a wine cellar, two bars, an all-day dining area and a health-oriented café. There are also a 98-foot, ozone-based swimming pool, a gym, a signature Anantara spa and a kids’ club.
Anantara Mauritius Resort will follow in the environmentally friendly footsteps of its Anantara predecessors. The property will use solar technology for water heating, it will be plastic straw-free, and, whenever possible, only organic farming methods will be used for its restaurants’ supplies.
In addition to relaxing or utilizing on-property amenities, guests can also charter boats for offshore fishing, go bird-watching, visit botanical gardens and paddle in glass-bottomed kayaks. Golfing is another main attraction, as Mauritius boasts over a dozen courses in scenic locations, including an 18-hole course with sea-side views only 30 minutes from the resort.
“We are excited to be opening soon the first Anantara resort on our beautiful tropical island of Mauritius…” Currimjee Jeewanjee Managing Director Dinesh Burrenchobay said. “… On a unique site on the island’s southeast coast, Anantara Mauritius will provide guests a complete immersion in the natural habitat and culture of its surroundings.”