The Anahita Wilderness Sanctuary stretches along six kilometres of uninterrupted shoreline on the East coast of Mauritius. Just a 45 minute drive from the airport, the resort occupies one of the sanctuary’s most beautiful settings, on a vast lagoon sheltered by coral reef barriers.
The Four Seasons Resort Mauritius features 132 spacious villas and private residences designed to inspire a connection with the natural surroundings. The Beach and Ocean Pool Villas and Presidential Suite are located on the private island, Ile aux Chats, while the Mangrove Pool Villas, Garden Pool Villas and Private Residences are all on the mainland. Large windows and doors create an airy feeling of space with indoor and outdoor living, and provide inspiring views in all directions. All the villas feature a private landscaped terrace with a private plunge pool, an open-air bathroom, private outdoor garden shower and are brimming with state of the art comforts.
The resort features an eclectic mix of dining experiences to suit any mood. There are four restaurants to choose from and the casual O-Bar as an alternative more relaxed venue, which ensure that guests are spoiled for choice. Most of the restaurants have amazing ocean views and at Le Club, diners can enjoy the green perspectives of the 18th hole.
The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita is located on the soothing waters of the Indian Ocean, nestled in vibrant mangrove islets. The range of therapies on offer reflects the cultural mix of Mauritius, drawing on Indian, African, Chinese and European traditions while employing natural indigenous ingredients. There are six double treatment suites equipped with steam and outdoor showers which provide the perfect sanctuary for a couple's retreat.
Designed by Ernie Els, the golf course is a 7,500 yard, 18 hole, par 72 championship course with large fairways and five sets of tees. Six stunning oceanfront holes culminate in a final shot that is among the most spectacular in the world. In addition to golf and for the more active, there are two Astro Turf Wimbledon inspired tennis courts, a state of the art fitness centre and the water sports centre with a huge range of activities which promise to offer the ultimate adrenaline rush.
The ’Kids for all Seasons’ programme is also available for younger guests and teenagers, offering fun and educational experiences including line fishing, crab hunting, mini-tennis and mini golf, local crafts and tropical treasure hunts. Children can also make their own dodo cookies in their private bakery. For teenagers aged 13 and above, Karokan offers a relaxing hangout away from the rest of the family. In addition to computers, pool table, table tennis, table football and video game consoles, the centre has its own disco with a DJ balcony. Children can also enjoy the chance to try out a variety of diving and water sports as well as introductions to golf and tennis.
The ever helpful concierge is always on hand to suggest and arrange suitable activities for all the family's ages and interests.
Accommodation comprises 50 Beach or Ocean Pool Villas, 26 Mangrove Pool Villas, 14 Garden Pool Villas, one Presidential Suite, 20 Two-Bedroom, 12 Three-Bedroom, four Four-Bedroom, three Five-Bedroom and one Six-Bedroom Residences, plus one Five-Bedroom Royal Villa. The rooms have thatched roofs and encompass natural woods, volcanic stone and other indigenous materials bringing the flavour of Mauritius indoors.
All accommodations feature a private landscaped terrace with plunge pool, an open-air bathroom with deep soaking tub and a private exotic outdoor garden shower, and high-tech convenience with plasma televisions, DVD players, iPod docking stations, wireless Internet connectivity and tea/coffee-making facilities.
The Garden Pool Villas, Mangrove Pool Villas and residence villas are situated on the mainland. Lagoon Pool Villas and the Presidential Suite are located on a private 4.5-hectare island, Ile aux Chats.
Positioned beachfront on the Resort's private island and with up to 70 m2 in size, the beach villa has one king bed or two queen beds and can accommodate two adults and one child in a rollaway bed or cot. Set on the beachfront on Ile aux Chats the villas have panoramas of the lagoon or natural mangrove formations. There is one full bathroom and a private outdoor shower.
There is around 100 m2 of outdoor space, a private plunge pool and daybed and a covered patio with dining area for two. Guests also enjoy direct access to a fragrant private garden
With steps leading directly to the tranquil waters of the lagoon, the Ocean Villas sit on the Resort's private island and has views of the lagoon or ocean. With inside space of up to 70m2, the bedroom has one king bed or two queen beds. A rollaway bed or cot can be provided for one child. The villas have one full bathroom and a private outdoor shower. They also have a plunge pool and daybed and a covered patio with dining area for four.
|Garden Pool Villa|
The Garden Pool Villas offer beautiful views of their own private landscaped gardens and are up to 70m2 in size. With one king bed or two queen beds, a rollaway bed or cot can be provided for one child. They have one full bathroom, plus one private outdoor shower. There is approximately 100m2 of private landscaped garden, with a plunge pool and daybed and a covered patio with dining area for four.
|Mangrove Pool Villa|
Located on the mainland, the Mangrove Pool Villas offer private garden views as well as panoramic views of mangrove trees. The villas are set in a lush private garden and have large windows and doors which accentuate the view and let in natural light. With inside space of up to 70m2, the bedroom has one king bed or two queen beds. A rollaway bed or cot can be provided for one child. The villas have one full bathroom and a private outdoor shower.
Located on the Resort's private island of Ile aux Chats, the luxurious, two bedroom Presidential Suite features spectacular panoramic views of the ocean and the lagoon. The covered patio with adjoining private swimming pool, whirlpool and daybed offer the perfect private escape. The suite is 240 m2 and has one king bed and two queen beds and an extra rollaway bed or cot can be provided. There are two full bathrooms and two outdoor showers, plus guest powder room. The suite has a dining area that seats 10; separate living room; study; dressing room; kitchen and steam shower room.
|Royal Residence Villa|
The Royal Residence Villa is a private oasis on a secluded peninsula and offers beachfront and panoramic views of the lagoon. This is a spacious villa with 780 m2 and comprises four bedrooms with three king beds and two twin beds. Rollaway beds and cots can be provided on request. There are four full bathrooms, plus a guest powder room. The villa has expansive outdoor living space, a private heated infinity-edge pool and a balcony lounge area with chaises longues.
|Six Bedroom Grand Residence Villa|
The Six Bedroom Grand Residence Villa (825 m2) is set on a secluded peninsula in the lagoon and offers panoramic views as well as spacious indoor and outdoor living areas. The six bedrooms are made up of four king beds and four twin beds and rollaway beds and cots can be provided on request. The six full bathrooms have a rain shower and private WC, and there is a guest powder room. There is also a home entertainment systems in the living room and den. There is expansive outdoor living space with private pool with covered balcony and two dining areas and balcony area with chaises longues.
|Five Bedroom Grand Residence Villa|
The Five Bedroom Grand Residence Villas enjoy the privacy of a secluded peninsula along with panoramic views of a lagoon and natural mangrove formations. These villas feature spacious indoor and outdoor living areas and a covered patio with a private plunge pool. The bedrooms are made up of three king beds and two twin beds and rollaway beds and cots can be provided on request. There are five full bathrooms with private WC and rain shower and a guest powder room. The villa boasts a home entertainment system in the living room and den. With 772 m2 of indoor space, there is also expansive outdoor living space. Guests enjoy a private pool with covered balcony and there are two dining areas and balcony area with chaises longues.
|Five Bedroom Deluxe Residence Villa|
Located in a coveted position on the mainland, the Five-Bedroom Deluxe Residence Villa is adjacent to the golf course and a short walk to the Ile aux Chats private island and beach, and comes with a patio and adjoining private plunge pool, expansive outdoor living space with private landscaped garden and a heated infinity-edge pool with sun loungers. There is 517 m2 of interior space, and the five bedrooms are made up of four king sized beds and two twins. Rollaway beds and cots can be provided on request. Each bedroom has a full en suite bathroom and there is a separate guest powder room. There is a separate living room, kitchen and dining area.
|Four Bedroom Deluxe Residence Villa|
The Four Bedroom Deluxe Residence Villas offer beautiful views and are a short walk to the Ile aux Chats private island and beach and have 1,150 m2 of outdoor living space. Set in a private landscaped garden and partially overlooking the lagoon and golf course the villas have a private plunge pool and covered patio with daybeds. Inside (510 m2) the bedrooms comprise three king beds and two twin beds and rollaway beds and cots can be provided on request. Each room has a full en suite bathroom and there is a guest powder room. Guests also have a separate living room, kitchen and dining area and a home entertainment system.
|Three Bedroom Garden Residence Villa|
Situated on the mainland, Three Bedroom Garden Residence Villas offer the exclusivity of a private home, with spacious living and dining areas. They have outdoor living space of 1,150 m2 and a covered patio with private plunge pool surrounded by a landscaped garden. The spacious indoors comprises three bedrooms (two king sized beds and two queen sized beds) with three full en suite bathrooms and three outdoor showers. Rollaway beds and cots can be provided on request. There is a separate living room, dining area for eight, full kitchen and private study.
|Two Bedroom Garden Residence Villa|
Located on the mainland, the Two Bedroom Garden Residence Villas offer ample room to experience Mauritius, with spacious indoor and outdoor living areas and a covered patio with private plunge pool, outdoor shower and surrounded by private landscaped garden. The interior (180m2) comprises one king sized bed or two queen sized beds and rollaway beds or cots can be provided on request. There are two full bathrooms, each with private WC and rain shower. The villas have a separate living room, dining area, full kitchen and study.
The Four Seasons Mauritius understands how to make the perfect holiday for families and caters really well for children of all ages. 'Kids For All Seasons' is the excellent child care facility available to younger guests aged between 4 and 12 years of age. The Hobbit Kids’ Club Village includes its own swimming/paddling pool, amphitheatre, bakery, quiet room, film-viewing area, playground and playroom, all supervised by friendly and dedicated Kids’ Club staff. The complimentary Kids For All Seasons programme takes its inspiration from the Resort’s tropical environment, expansive grounds and traditional Mauritian elements. It is open every day from 9am to 5pm.
A full baby sitting service is available on request and children's menus are available. The resort is also happy to provide equipment such as playpens, highchairs and buggies.
|Kids For All Seasons|
There is never a dull moment for the children. The Kids' Club staff organise fun, educational activities and experiences which include line fishing, crab hunting, mini-tennis and mini golf, local crafts and tropical treasure hunts. Children can also make their own dodo cookies in their private bakery. Additional activities include water sports and introductions to golf and tennis.
For teens 13 and above, Karokan is a relaxing hangout away from the family. In addition to computers, pool table, table tennis, table football and video game consoles, the centre has its own disco with a DJ balcony.
|Family fun itinerary|
Speak to the concierge and an activity itinerary can be put together specifically for your family. From visiting La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes or the Casela Nature and Leisure Park to see lions and crocodiles, to taking a helicopter tour of the island, there are plenty of fun activities.
The Four Seasons resort has a 12 room spa, open between 8am to 9pm daily. It is situated within mangrove islets, and offers a range of traditional and luxurious treatments. There are two infinity pools, and a separate children's pool. Guests staying at the Four Seasons are entitled to complimentary green fees at the 18-hole par 72 Ernie Els signature golf course, as well as a golf cart and 55 practice balls. Lessons and equipment are available at an additional cost. For more active guests, the state of the art fitness centre has a semi-Olympic lap pool, steam room, weights room and qualified trainers. The two Astro Wimbledon tennis courts are open from 7am to 9pm daily. The Four Seasons Resort offers a range of fine cuisine within the four restaurants, and the O-Bar is a sophisticated lounge area, adding to the relaxing nature of the resort.
Acquapazza - this restaurant serves contemporary Italian cuisine in a stunning open-air setting overlooking the Resort's lagoon. It also has an impressive wine list.
Beau Champ - an open-concept kitchen, this contemporary steakhouse has intimate settings for both indoor and outdoor dining. It's menu is delicious and wide ranging and the wine list boasts over 200 wines, mostly from France.
Bambou - this is a pool side restaurant where thatched roofs offer cooling shade and serves up fresh seafood and Pan-Asian cuisine in a relaxed environment. With a sushi bar and numerous dishes served hot off a teppanyaki grill, lunch takes on an international flair, while dinner is an ever-changing line-up of themed buffets and tempting à la carte dishes, such as crab and palm heart gratin, rougaille Creole mahimahi, and a refreshing iced coconut sphere.
Le Club - an eatery located next to the course's 18th hole, it's open to both golfers and guests and serves light and more substantial dishes.
O Bar - this is a place to come for a pre-dinner cocktail or maybe a port afterwards, and a great place to watch the sunset. Light sushi dinners are offered here several nights a week.
Designed by Ernie Els, the Anahita Golf Course is a 7,500-yard, 18-hole, par-72 championship course with large fairways and five sets of tees. Six stunning oceanfront holes culminate in a final shot that is among the most spectacular in the world.
Built to USGA standards, it is the first of its kind in Mauritius. Carefully woven into the tropical sanctuary, the course is set against lush mountains and fringed by the vast crystal-clear lagoon.
The Four Seasons has professional teaching staff who make a point of keeping up-to-date on the latest developments in training techniques and performance-related technology. They regularly consult with leaders in the golf industry to learn more about golf performance so that they can pass these insights on to guests. The Golf Academy specialises in improving the game of guests at all levels of ability, from complete beginners to scratch players. Whether your goal is to learn the game, lower your handicap or win a club championship, the Academy can help you achieve it.
With it's fabulous location on the edge of the lagoon, the Spa at the Four Seasons is the perfect place to unwind. It offers a tempting range of treatments, from indulgent facials and Ayurvedic therapies to African rain forest rituals. And there's even a very relaxing jet lag refresher massage.
Four Seasons Resort offers a diverse range of activities on and off the water including unlimited complimentary golf (including green fees and golf cart), water skiing, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing, pedalo, Hobie Cat sailing, tennis (including equipment) and a fully equipped fitness centre with a wide range of fitness classes. Other activities that can be arranged by the resort include horse riding, go-karting, archery, jungle trekking, hiking, scuba diving, small and big game fishing, kite surfing, parasailing, zip lining, glass bottom boat, deluxe catamaran cruises and helicopter tours.
|Family golf programme|
The Four Seasons family golf programme is the ideal way to discover the game together, or to improve your game as a family. Expert instructors will introduce the fundamentals of the game and offer an overview of strategy and etiquette that will provide a solid foundation for your enjoyment of the game. Open to both the adults and younger guests in the family, the programme offers a basic introduction to all parts of the game, including putting, chipping, wedge play, full swing, etiquette and course management.
Three sessions of one hour each cost from €225.
Players of all levels can enjoy the two Astro Wimbledon synthetic grass tennis courts. Equipment is available at the Fitness Centre, where lessons can also be arranged with a professional tennis coach, including private and semi-private lessons, weekly clinics, vigorous drill sessions and more.
Non-motorised equipment is provided free of charge for windsurfing, paddle boating, and more.
Babysitting services available with an additional charge. In villa dining is available to guests serving the same cuisine as provided in the restaurants, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is also a shuttle service to the Four Seasons private island, Ile aux Cerfs.
When to travel
Mauritius enjoys a typically tropical climate with year-round heat, although the southeast trade winds help it never to feel too muggy. The summer months are from December to April, when it can nevertheless be extremely humid, and the winter, such as it is, runs from May to November, and is cooler and drier.
The best months to visit Mauritius are May to early December. January and February, the peak cyclone months, are best avoided by water-sports enthusiasts and divers. Cyclones rarely hit Mauritius (although Rodrigues has suffered far more regularly than the mainland) but cyclones way out at sea can bring days of squally rain.
Coastal temperatures range between 25°C and 33°C in summer and between 18°C and 24°C in winter. On the plateau it will be some 5°C cooler. The highlands are also the wettest part of the island – it can rain here at any time of year, and even when it’s not raining the area can be cloaked in low-lying cloud. When the winds are at their strongest in July and August it can be blustery on the east coast, though the breeze brings welcome relief in summer.
Apart from the Christmas-New Year peak, Mauritius doesn’t really have high and low seasons. The situation is more dependent on outside factors (such as the French school holidays, which cause a big increase in demand and prices in August).
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Location and directions
Beau Champ, Mauritius
The Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita is on the east coast of Mauritius, and is a 50 minute drive from the airport. The east coast of Mauritius is dotted with several lagoons and tiny cove-beaches ensuring shelter from the cool southeast trade winds, as well as the stunning long stretch of beach named Belle Mare. Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean, and is situated off the southeast coast of the African continent, just 900km east of Madagascar.
How to get there
Mauritius can be accessed by a 12-hour international flight from London airport Heathrow. It is also a 4-hour flight from Johannesburg, or a 6-hour flight from Dubai. The airport is located in the south of Mauritius, and the main method of transport is by taxi or private car when on the island. The east coast is approximately a 25km drive from the airport.