A tropical sanctuary surrounded by lush green forests, bordered by the shimmering Indian Ocean and home to its own private island, the all-villa Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita is the picture-perfect image of a romantic couple’s retreat.
Add to its obvious charms wild scenery and dramatic island landscapes waiting to be explored, an Ernie-Els designed championship golf course, an over-water spa offering locally-inspired treatments and colonial towns peppered with quaint boutiques and restaurants and you have the perfect escape for couples looking for both solitary relaxation and adventures to enjoy together.
‘Minitineraries’ for Two
A special tie-up with Europcar’s Convertible Mini Coopers offers outdoorsy couples staying at the Resort a chance to go on a journey to remember – winding their way through sugarcane-edged roads carved into stunning green mountains while being washed by the warm tropical sun. The Resort’s Concierge can craft special ‘Minitineraries’ complete with a hired Convertible Mini Cooper, pre-programmed SatNav and a gourmet picnic for the drive, with routes taking guests through some of the island’s most spell-binding landscapes and natural landmarks, charming colonial towns and culinary hotspots.
Escape by Sea
The Resort’s turquoise lagoon offers plenty of opportunity to steal away together on a snorkeling, kayak, pedalo or sailing trip, with only the spectacular scenery for company. All non-motorised water sports are available to guests on a complimentary basis from the Resort’s Bambou boathouse.
Dining à Deux
From leisurely breakfasts overlooking the lagoon at the Resort’s Beau Champ restaurant, a rich Italian dinner at Acquapazza or spicy Pan-Asian bites at Bambou, the Resort offers plenty of opportunity to indulge in a romantic meal for two. With all the Resort’s villas offering extensive outdoor space, there’s also the option to enjoy a cosy private dinner served straight to your door.
From fine cashmere, to sparkling diamonds and fragrant locally grown tea, the Resort’s Concierge can arrange private shopping tours to guide guests around the island’s exclusive boutiques to discover unique Mauritian treasures. The Concierge can offer a specially created shopping map to point out the island’s best kept secrets, or alternatively, choose to tailor a shopping tour to include a focus on clothing, jewellery, food or a combination of different interests, with guests chauffeured around in the comfort of one of the Resort’s luxury SUVs.
For the lady looking for more pampering pursuits, the over-water spa, located at the secluded southern edge of the Resort’s private island, offers a holistic menu of spa and beauty treatments inspired by local healing therapies and indigenous natural ingredients such as vanilla, ylang ylang, volcanic basalt rock, sugar, molasses and coconut. With eight couple’s treatment rooms, the Spa is also the perfect destination to enjoy some relaxing together time.
Designed by Ernie Els, the 18-hole, par-72 championship Four Seasons Golf Course Mauritius at Anahita offers a challenging course in an inspiring setting – the ultimate combination for keen golfers. The course weaves through rocky outcrops and trees, is framed by the Bambou mountains and the Indian Ocean and is punctuated by the red and orange foliage of native flame trees. The Mauritian-styled Clubhouse on its edge offers panoramic 18th-green and lagoon views and is the perfect place for a post-game couples’ catch-up over a cool drink.
The Resort’s spacious two and three-bedroom villas also make it the perfect destination for couples looking to enjoy a break along with the family, with plenty of fun activities such as zip-lining, quad-biking, water sports and diving available across the island to keep the kids occupied during an extended stay.