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.