Family Hotel

Mauritius

Anahita Golf & Spa Resort

Rates from (ex tax)$640.60

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP556.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

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Style

Tricked-out tropical resort

Setting

Slinky frangipani-scented shoreline

Luxurious island stay Anahita Golf & Spa Resort​, on Mauritius’ east coast, has suites and villas with full kitchens and private pools, secluded among acres of palm-tree-packing terrain, just a shimmy from the beach-blessed coast. Infinity-edged pools, a boathouse and lagoon offer all-age aquatic adventuring and tennis courts, a spa and golf green for landlubbers.

 

 

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A 30-minute massage each for guests staying five nights or more

Facilities

Photos Anahita Golf & Spa Resort facilities

Need to know

Rooms

98; including 70 suites and 28 villas.

Check–Out

Noon; guests are charged 50 per cent of the room rate for late check-out. Earliest check-in, 2pm. Early arrivals can drop their bags at reception and unwind in another suite or villa if there’s one available.

Rates

Double rooms from $640.60 (£483), excluding tax at 15 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP556.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates include Continental and full-English buffet breakfast, daily snorkelling tours, non-motorised watersports, bike hire, access to two 18-hole championship golf courses and a 5-minute boat ride to Ile aux Cerfs, with its private beach and golf courses.

Also

Opt for a half-board rate and your family can also hop over to Four Seasons resort to tuck into their range of restaurants. For special occasions (or a family night in) you can summon a chef to your suite or villa to cook a meal or set up a barbecue. If you fancy knocking a few balls around and need a golf cart, the Anahita golf course charges RS500 for each golfer for 18 holes, and RS300 for 9 holes. A golf club caddy is available for RS200 a person. At the Ile aux Cerfs golf course, it's RS990 per golfer for 18 or 9 holes, and RS450 for a golf club caddy. If you're a newbie, an hour of free golf initiation is offered daily at 3pm.

At the hotel

Wellbeing centre, lagoon, private beach with watersports facilities, kids clubs, boathouse, restaurants, bar, café and sweet shop, fitness centre, champion 18-hole golf courses and a clubhouse, boutique, laundry and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: fully-fitted kitchen (oven, dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator, Nespresso machine, microwave and kettle), flatscreen TV, bathrobes, slippers, free bottled water and black-out blinds. Villas are also graced with a private garden and all suite category rooms and above have a private infinity-edged plunge pool (with safety netting).

Our favourite rooms

All suites and villas have large fully-fitted kitchens, spacious gathering-sized living rooms, and private plunge pools.

Poolside

There are three. Two outdoor infinity pools – one for adults, which is heated year-round, and one for children, which is heated during the winter – sit side by side in the village, surrounded by rattan sunloungers, palm trees and parasols, with alluring turquoise-tinted views of the Indian Ocean beyond. A beach-like slope allows easy access to the curved and crystal-clear kids’ pool; however, there’s no supervision. The kids’ club also has a shallow unheated pool for infants.

Spa

The fitness centre has large windows, so gym bunnies can gaze at the greenery during a workout. Outdoor treatment rooms have gentle ocean breezes and lush tropical foliage – many of the plants are used in the treatments – to send you into an island-scented reverie (or a more secluded session can be booked in your suite or villa). Thalgo facials, body wraps and scrubs, massages, couples treatments, waxing, manicures and pedicures are all offered, but Juniors can join in too, with massages for kids tweens and teens (30 minutes for 3–6 year olds, 45 minutes for 7–12 year olds and 60 minutes for over-12s).

Packing tips

Bring your breezy beach best, an underwater camera for snorkelling sessions, and your most care-free attitude.

Also

There’s no wheelchair-accessible accommodation onsite. Pushchairs and buggies can be pushed around public areas problem-free, but there are some steps from the reception to the pool area where obliging staff are happy to help.

Children

Cots are free for under-threes; extra beds for under-12s can be added to Prestige Suites for an extra charge. Entrance to the kids club is included (meals are chargeable), babysitting is available for €10 an hour and kids are welcome in the restaurants.

Eco‐friendly

All food is locally sourced, the hotel composts waste to use on the surrounding land, and grey water is filtered and used in keeping the golf course green.

Food and Drink

Photos Anahita Golf & Spa Resort food and drink

Top Table

A table on the terrace at Origine, overlooking the ocean.

Dress Code

No shorts or flip-flops at dinner in either restaurant.

Hotel restaurant

The hotel has two restaurants, as well as a café and sweet shop, Sugar and Savour, which serves light meals and Mauritian treats. Origine has a locally influenced menu, served in sleek surroundings, with a glossy white bar, crazy-paving walls and reef-hued furnishings. It’s ideal for breakfasts; the buffet has a juice bar and a chef who’ll whip up pancakes and omelettes to your whim, while the à la carte menu has champagne cocktails and eggs benedict alongside Mauritian specialities. Candlelit evenings as a pair here can be whiled away on the romantic ocean-facing outdoor deck. The thatched Il Forno Restaurant overlooks the 18th hole, and tables spill out onto a parasol-dotted, fire pit-lit garden. This à la carte trattoria restaurant serves traditional Italian dishes and a selection of wines to pair with your meal. Bliss is a casual beachfront eatery with sandy floors and a seriously laid-back ambience, perfect for barefoot post-swim refuelling; it’s open for lunch (and serves daily themed buffets for dinner), and if you don't want to leave your sunbathing spot waiters will ferry drinks, salads and sandwiches to the pools or beach as desired.

 

Hotel bar

The VU Bar has views of the lagoon and Île aux Cerfs, which you can gaze at from a rattan easy chair among designer-Temple of Doom-style decor. A selection of international snacks and drinks is served all day.

 

Last orders

Origine opens for breakfast from 7am to 10.30am and 7pm to 10.30pm for dinner; Bliss opens noon to 4pm for lunch and 7pm to 10.30pm for dinner; and Il Forno opens from 11am to 7pm. VU Bar is open from 8pm until 11.45pm; Sugar and Savour from 9am to 7pm.

Room service

Available 24 hours a day. Start with breakfast in bed from 7.30am to 10.30am, order from the elegant à la carte menu from 7.30am to 10.30pm, and snack on paninis, burgers and desserts from 11pm to 7am.

Location

Photos Anahita Golf & Spa Resort location
Address
Anahita Golf & Spa Resort
Anahita The Resort Beau Champ
Beau Champ
GRSE
Beau Champ
Mauritius

Planes

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (www.ssr-international.co.uk) is just under an hour’s drive from the hotel. Air Mauritius and British Airways offer direct flights, or transatlantic flights connect from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport; flights across the Pacific arrive via Dubai International Airport or Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. The resort can arrange transfers from the airport: €55 a one-way trip for four guests, or €120 a one-way trip for a luxury car).

Automobiles

There’s one highway on the island, which runs from Grand Baie in the north to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in the south. Narrow and winding roads can make driving a nail-biting affair and taxis are recommended, but there are car-hire booths at the airport and there’s free parking at the hotel if you wish to chauffeur yourself.

Other

Passenger ships, the Mauritius Pride and the Trochetia (www.mauritiusshipping.intnet.mu) run a fortnightly service between Mauritius and Réunion. The hotel can also arrange helicopter transfers from the airport.

Worth getting out of bed for

You’ll drift towards the beach for a dip in the blue lagoon or the pool, but there’s much more on offer: try water-skiing, kayaking, windsurfing, and a variety of bobbing vessels (kayaks, hobbie cats, fun boats, lasers, windsurfing boards and snorkelling equipment are all free to hire). There's also a PADI diving centre. Back on land, golf-green fees, buggies, a GPS system and practice balls are free, as is hiring the tennis court or playing a spot of table tennis. Mountain bikes can be borrowed and reception can advise on the best routes through the resort. Get those glutes working in the high-tech gym; alternatively, give up pulse-pumping in favour of browsing the boutiques in the resort’s village and taking some time in the beauty salon and spa. 

This resort delivers family entertainment in an all-singing, all-dancing fashion: the kids’ club and teens’ club are hip hideouts with action-packed activity programmes or children can play at being bijou Buccaneers in the acres of exploration-enticing gardens and greenery.

Reviews

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James Lohan

Anonymous review

Our four-bedroom villa didn’t just lay on views over golfing greens across to the forest and lagoon, but our evening entertainment included watching fruit bats the size of Frisbees swoop over our villa and into the trees. The tropical grounds are gorgeous in every direction – Four Seasons’ golf course overlaps with Anahita Golf & Spa Resort (lunch or dinner at the Four Seasons is but a short shuttle away if you fancy a change of scene; the hotels work closely with each other so you can even put your food there on your Anahita bill). Even with golf buggies on call, we barely needed to stray thanks to our own pool perfect for a wallow and a generous grassy area suited to a kickabout. Anahita also has a better beach and setting than its five-star neighbour. But the real highlight? Being spoilt rotten by our own private butler. Every morning on the terrace, Sharma prepared eggs any way we liked, provided too many pastries and the best pineapple we’ve ever tasted, and nothing was ever too much trouble. We decided Sharma was blessed with an extra-smiley gene – along with nearly all the staff. But I guess when you look at Anahita’s east coast location, what’s not to smile about?

Our nippers certainly grinned widest after a fishing trip in the small quay. Or maybe it was when Tom got to watch his dad’s face as a speedboat pulled them on a blow-up rubber ring that looked as though it was travelling at 100mph. Or it could have been when we discovered that the giant tortoises the size of Spacehoppers love pineapple and papaya so much they can hit quite a speed when it’s being dangled.

My final bit of intel? Ignore weather forecasts for February half-term. We nearly didn’t get on the plane looking at the British weatherman’s icons: but every day was glorious despite a few quick tropical downpours.

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