Mentally Recharging at St. Regis Mauritius
St. Regis Mauritius Resort Review
We’ve never really mastered the art of relaxation during our travels. Even before our trips became more work focused, our idea of a good time almost always includes exploring everything a destination has to offer. After four years of blogging, we’ve also developed a need to take notes to prepare for future blog posts.
I told myself Mauritius would be different. I was determined to force myself to relax and recharge my batteries. We all know how overwhelming life can get and I think it’s important to take time to reconnect with yourself and spend time away from daily stresses.
We arrived to the stunning St. Regis Mauritius Resort, sticky with sweat and ready to relax. After checking in, a staff member insisted on chauffeuring us to our ocean-view room. The butler assigned to our room gave us a tour, making sure we knew how to work all of the gadgets.
After the tour, he asked if we wanted him to unpack our suitcases. Now, we’ve stayed at dozens of 5-star resorts and this was the first time someone has offered to unpack our bags. As much as we wanted to be pampered, we graciously declined, but made note of it for our departure.
Before leaving, our butler informed us he would be setting up two lounge chairs on the beach in front of our bungalow. Did he read my mind?
As I opened the curtains to our private terrace, the scene looked like something out of a dream. The ocean along the gorgeous Le Morne peninsula appeared to have been painted by an artist. Our cozy terrace housed a cute table for two and comfortable love seat. The ivory white colonial architecture of each building gave the appearance of a community of small homes, contrasting beautifully with the turquoise lagoon.
First things first. I hit the beach. There wasn’t another soul on our small strip of sand and no other hotel guests to wrestle for an open lounge chair. The sound of tiny waves lapping against the shore immediately began to melt away the tension in my body.
I know what you are thinking, “Why would I be stressed in Mauritius?”
Well, my mind rarely ever shuts off and I’m constantly making mental lists. I also may have a slight addiction to social media, so I’m continually thinking about unique photo ops and what I’ll post next on Instagram or Facebook.
Feeling constantly connected to the online world can be exhausting. I’ll admit that I logged into wifi at the St. Regis, but with so many opportunities to loaf in a lounge chair, snorkel, kayak, sail, and float in the clear lagoon, I rarely had the desire to check in online. Each morning, instead of checking emails, we created a new routine — wake up just before sunrise, explore this gorgeous resort’s property, have a leisurely breakfast, and then decide which water sport we wanted to do.
Plan Your Trip to St. Regis Mauritius:
The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is located on the southwest side of the island — on the Le Morne Peninsula. I recommend booking the half board rate, which includes daily buffet breakfast and dinner at one of the resort’s restaurants. The St. Regis is within close proximity to a small town and grocery store (either by cab or bus) so it’s easy enough to grab lunch or just explore the surrounding area.
The Le Morne Peninsula is home to some of Mauritius’ prettiest beaches, best snorkeling reefs, and world class windsurfing. With a butler, unlimited water activities, six restaurants, and top-notch service, we found this resort to be a tremendous value for a luxury 5-star resort in this location.
For more information about traveling in Mauritius, read our Mauritius travel tips and detailed Mauritius travel guide.
What a perfect place to unwind! I hope it gave you what you needed.
It was the perfect getaway. The only problem is that it was 6 months ago and now I need another. 😀
Mauritius looks beautiful! It’s been officially added to my travel bucket list. Thanks for the beautiful photos, Christy.
I’m happy to hear that, Rebekah. Thanks for reading!
Too bad I didn’t know about your blog before as it would have been great to meet you during your visit to Mauritius where I live 😉 Maybe next time!! I’m glad that you have had a wonderful holiday here!!
Thanks, Diana! Where do you live on the island?
I live in the South at Baie du Cap …few metres from Macondé!
Looks like an unbearably stressful place. Hang in there, this will pass; and rest assured that we, your devoted readers, are all sending our good vibes for a quick and full recovery 😉
This is a very good place to stay in, and to be honest about it, yeah, I really have mentally asked you, “Why would you be stressed in Mauritius?” haha 🙂
Right?! It’s tough to find a good balance when traveling is your job, but I really can’t complain!