Situated on a quiet stretch of coast on the east coast of the island, Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita is a luxury personified. With its own private island, calm lagoon and pristine white beaches guest accommodation includes a range of secluded private pool or garden villas. The resort makes the most of its coastal setting offering water sports and diving activities for all ages. The pristine beaches with comfy loungers and attentive waiter service ensures that there’s little more to do than enjoy a cocktail or two. Dining is a relaxed affair in the main buildings looking across the fish ponds with a choice of Italian, modern grill, or the relaxed beach bar restaurant Bambou.
THE SPA: FOUR SEASONS MAURITIUS AT ANAHITA:
A highlight of any stay at Four Seasons is the spa and Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita doesn’t disappoint. The Spa is set amongst luscious tropical spa gardens with fragrant Frangipani trees, a host of Hibiscus trees in full bloom and stunning Bird of paradise flowers. The team makes full use of the location and they grow fresh ingredients like aloe vera and lemongrass which are blended with local honey, sugar and salt which add an extra touch of authenticity to the local spa treatments.
The spa features 12 signature treatment rooms built over the water with views of the Indian Ocean, decorated in natural woods and earthy tones it creates an authentic Mauritian experience. Blending the African roots of Mauritius with the best of Asian inspired techniques whose treatment menu includes Terre D’Afrique, Sundari, Themae Paris and MCCM. Combing high-tech anti-ageing facials with deep wisdom from traditional Thai and Ayurveda therapies, the spa menu is world-class.
The gentle walk to the over-water spa suites is serene and tranquil. Each spa suite is an individual villa positioned over the water with fabulous views across the lagoon looking out across the Indian Ocean. With the windows open wide, the gentle breeze and natural birdsong make this a memorable and authentic spa experience. Each suite has its own changing room, steam room, indoor and outdoor shower and most are designed with couples in mind.
One of the signature Mauritian rituals, this 200-minute treatment is pure bliss. Detoxify from head to toe on this purifying journey. It begins with a thorough scrub of coconut shell, rooibos leaves, sugar and baobab oil to remove dead cells and the rejuvenated skin is then wrapped in soothing and detoxifying mud. The blend of bentonite clay, aloe, buchu and Kalahari melon seed oil is said to extract toxins from deep within the skin, while Desert Jasper stones absorb negativity and reawaken your vitality.
A combination of lymphatic drainage massage and the stimulation of the Shiatsu pressure points of the face, drain the lymph, detoxifying your body from within while a custom-made acupressure treatment activates your body’s self-healing abilities.
The final soothing element is a fabulous full-body application of organic coconut oil , which is massaged into your scalp, leaving your mind at ease, your body detoxed and your skin radiant.
FACIAL: mccm champagne facial treatment – 90 minutes
In this intensive anti-ageing treatment, the active ingredients of champagne stimulate the defense mechanisms against the physiological process of coetaneous aging. A multi-active exfoliation system incorporates a “champagne effervescent reaction” chemical scrub; a mechanical exfoliation to cleanse the pores and remove any dead cells; and a champagne peeling mask that dries and tightens the skin for a lifting effect. Skin is left looking visibly younger, smoother and more uniform.
THE BEST BITS:
Learning how to waterski
Enjoying the views across the Indian Ocean from the private spa suite
Dining in the spa after dark
Enjoying the signature Equilibre treatment – authentic touches and a great ritual
Looking out across the Indian Ocean with the gentle breeze blowing on our faces
Each therapist was happy, serene and expert in each and every way
ROOM TO IMPROVE?
Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita is really hard to beat