Le Saint Géran nestles peacefully in the private white sands of its own peninsula. Its stately gates welcome guests into a Mauritian garden paradise of friendly calm and easy luxury.
A paradise within a paradise, One & only le Saint Géran Resort Mauritius, On the east coast of Mauritius, One&Only Le Saint Géran graces 60 acres on the beautiful Belle Mare peninsula. The resort is fringed by over a mile of white sand beach, bound by a sheltered cove on one side and by an inviting, eternally beautiful bay on the other. Ringed by a protective hemline of coral reef from the deep Indian Ocean, the peninsula on which One&Only Le Saint Géran sits is very close to the actual site of the wreck of the Le Saint Géran ship in 1744.
The resort is 1 hour from the airport, 40 minutes from the capital of Port Louis, and 20 minutes via complimentary shuttle from sister resort One&Only Le Touessrok.
The island of Mauritius is about 1,800km (1,118 miles) from the east coast of Africa.
Exquisite taste and grand opulence seamlessly blend with state-of-the-art technology within One&Only Le Saint Géran's 162 suites and one villa. Panoramic windows seem to magically bring the azure sea and lagoon close enough to touch. Beds are covered with Egyptian cotton sheets, piled high with goose down pillows. Every piece of hand selected furniture along with the artful colours of Indian Ocean spices contribute to the suites’ gentle ambience.
All suites feature a private terrace facing either the ocean or cove, or a door opening onto a tropical garden, each with private bathroom, hairdryer, air-conditioning, digital TV, CD\DVD player, internet access, IDD telephone, mini-bar and security deposit box, Spacious bathrooms are beautifully appointed, with great cascading showers. All guests have personalised 24-hour butler service.
» Junior Suite - With Dutch and French colonial influences, eclectic European comfort and style characterise One&Only Le Saint Géran's 148 Junior Suites. From the terrace, the view extends over the contrasting white sands and deep blue of the sea and the lagoon, while the interior, dominated by a soft King-size bed or two Queen-size beds, is both intimate and romantic. The dressing room provides ample space to store belongings, while the bathroom includes a dual vanity unit, private toilet, a roomy shower, large bath and special lighting.
117 Junior Suites, King-size beds (65m2/700ft2 including balcony/terrace)
31 Junior Suites, Queen-size beds (70m2/753ft2 including balcony/terrace)
» Ocean Suite - Each spacious Ocean Suite has a separate roomy lounge, private dining room and two secluded terraces lead off the sumptuous master bedroom with King-size bed. Inside, plush upholstered sofas offer comfortable seating, while the draped curtains and sliding shutters frame the grand bay windows. The large bathroom includes a dual vanity unit, private toilet, a roomy shower, large bath and special lighting.
Restaurants & Bars:
From the cuisine of Michelin-starred Chef Alain Ducasse, to the relaxed ambience of the thatched-roof Pool Bar, guests enjoy a variety of restaurants and bars catering to every taste, mood and occasion.
- Paul & Virginie, lunch (12h30 - 14h30), dinner (19h30-22h00). Specialists in seafood and local specialties.
- La Terrace, set around the pool, overlooking the sea. Offers a variety of local and international cuisine. Buffet breakfast (07h30-10h30), Lunch (12h30-14h30), dinner (19h00 - 22h00), includes table d'hôte, gala and theme dinners.
- Spoon des Îles - The jewel in One&Only Le Saint Géran's gastronomic crown is the ‘haute-couture’ gourmet restaurant Spoon des Îles, creation of world-renowned Michelin-Star chef Alain Ducasse. Spoon des Îles represents the first venture out of Paris of Monsieur Ducasse's Spoon Food & Wine restaurant and explores the world of food with a tempting array of multi-ethnic cuisines matched by the finest selected wines, chosen by Monsieur Ducasse's trusted sommelier, Gérard Margeon.
Acclaimed internationally as a rejuvenating destination spa, the resort received the 2005 Best Overseas Hotel Spa award from the readers of Conde Nast Traveller (UK). With its sublime pampering and holistic approach of its Givenchy Spa and state-of-the-art fitness facilities, guests are enveloped in programmes of renewal that both energise and calm.
At One&Only Le Saint Géran, dining is an experience of gastronomic world discovery and delight, worthy of all senses. With recognition as the Best Hotel in the World for Food in the 2005 Conde Nast Traveller (UK) Readers’ Awards, guests at the resort can expect a culinary experience that is the pick of Mauritius, and far beyond imagination.
From the saga of innocent love known as ‘Paul et Virginie’ to the celebrations of love and commitment of today’s sophisticated travellers, the romance of Mauritius is legendary.
On a faraway island, amidst the natural beauty of Mauritius and the discreet and attentive hospitality of One&Only Le Saint Géran… days of playful discovery on the water, in the spa or around the island… and nights of sumptuous cuisine, fine wine, the stars, the moon and intoxicating romance. The perfect honeymoon.
Under the sway of coconut palms with barefoot toes in the sand along a pristine shoreline, One&Only Le Saint Géran welcomes celebrations of marriage. On the beach or at the authentically designed Paul et Virginie overlooking the lagoon, the resort hosts weddings of unimagined romance and style.
A morning scuba dive? Putting with the golf pro on the Gary Player designed golf course, or honing skills at the Peter Burwash International Tennis Club? From aerobics and yoga to beach volleyball and water-skiing, Le Saint Géran offers a wide array of activities. Enthusiastic and highly trained staff attend to the specific interests of each guest. And children are cared for in the enriching and engaging KidsOnly club.
» Land sports:
Every day, the Sports Team organises and co-ordinates a host of team-sport matches including volleyball, mini-football, bocciball, badminton, tennis, croquet, table tennis and beach soccer. Cross-island bicycle rides and horse riding offer enriching personal exploration of the pure beauty discovered on Mauritius.
» Water sports:
The calm waters of the cove are ideal for kayaks, pedal boats, banana-boat and tube rides, as well as complimentary water-skiing; whereas the coral-sea lagoon on the ocean side is better suited for snorkelling, windsurfing, Hobiecats, monohull Lasers, and small-game fishing.
The island of Mauritius is divided into six regions with an abundance of micro-climates and different vegetations, with an ever-changing sea of cobalt blue discovered region to region. One&Only Le Saint Géran has several suggested day trips for guests to consider, all designed for individual exploration of the island’s extreme natural beauty.
» Kids Club:
Whether they're exploring the lagoon for tropical fish, taking a pony ride in the coconut garden, or learning how to dance the Sega, the traditional Mauritian dance, children will treasure their time at KidsOnly. The play area for kids from six to 11 has authentic costumes and fancy dress outfits so the youngsters can let their imaginations run wild.