West Coast, Mauritius
Lakaz Chamarel is a small owner-run boutique hotel set in 12 hectares of tropical gardens in the south-west of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. This eco-lodge is surrounded by the mountains of Chamarel and only 15 minutes from beautiful beaches.
At a Glance
A wonderful retreat high up in the hills with amazing views, different to any other hotel in Mauritius.
Close to the Rhumerie de Chamarel and 'Terre des Sept Couleurs' for those wanting to explore the nearby area.
Each suite is decorated differently representing the diversity of different cultures on the island
All the rooms have ensuite outdoor showers
A hideaway for adults wanting to enjoy peace and tranquillity
Only a 10-15 minute journey by car to the most beautiful beaches on the island
If you are lucky enough to stay in the Piton Canot suite, you will enjoy what is arguably the best view, and sunset, in MauritiusKatie May
Their chef, Sebastian, will serve you up delicious and authentic local Mauritian cuisine.Scott Dunn team
Enjoy a cocktail and canapés sitting in front of the fire whilst playing a game of backgammon!Alice Moseley
Each and every suite is decorated differently- part of the hotel's charm.Alice Moseley
Take a bike ride to the local village of Chamarel passing the sugar cane fields along the way, where there are many spots to enjoy a local lunch. Continue to the Chamarel Rhumerie an interesting and tasty experience for rum lovers.Ana Albiol
Take a walk with the head gardener around the grounds and he will identify all of the stunning flowers and many types of tropical vegetationJack Mace
Enjoy daily yoga in the silent space - the perfect setting to relax and unwind in nature.Emma Mark
Be sure to pack some bug spray, being out in the wilderness means there are quite a few mosquitoes around!Claire Walker
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To start planning your vacation to Lakaz Chamarel
Lakaz Chamarel is set in the south-west of Mauritius, surrounded by the natural heritage site of the Black River gorges and the Chamarel Mountains, home to a number of endangered species of bird including the green parrot and pink pigeon. High up in the forest, Lakaz Chamarel offers a diverse outlook on Mauritius with the island's main feature being the stunning sandy beaches. but explore further inland and you can enjoy stunning scenic views, an ideal retreat for those wanting tranquillity.
At an altitude of 400 meters on the side of the mountain, Lakaz benefits from stunning views down to the coast and is just 15 minutes away from some of the island's most celebrated beaches: Morne and Baie du Cap.
With just 20 rooms and suites spread across ten hectares of lush tropical gardens and all individually designed, Lakaz Chamarel retains a sense of exclusivity which is not present in some of the larger resorts on the island. The Mauritian owners have over 30 years of experience in directorship roles at well known 5* hotels on the island. They and the 40 members of staff run Lakaz in the manner of a guesthouse whilst providing the levels of service to be expected of a top hotel.
The lodge is decorated in such a way as to represent the diversity of the different cultures on the island, inspiration is taken from the Far East, Africa, India and indigenous Mauritian style. Each of the rooms are spacious and comfortable, with en-suite outdoor showers. Some suites have their own private pools to relax and cool off in, otherwise there is a main pool which guests can enjoy.
Lakaz Chamarel has one main restaurant, 'the dining room' offering a wide range of dishes using local Mauritian products served on the veranda with lovely views to enjoy.
Rooms vary from Kaz standard rooms, 50m2, each with a terrace overlooking a swimming pool, all en-suite and enjoying an open air shower, to Garden and Sea View pool suites with private pools and the Piton Canot Exclusive Suite of 115m2, also with a private pool.
Each room and suite is equipped with ceiling fan, mosquito net, Citronella essential oils, bathrobes, slippers, pillow menu, swimming pool towels .
WIFI is free in all rooms/suites. It is also available in the public areas (Bar and Restaurant)
Double rooms of 50 m2 with a terrace and overlooking a swimming pool. Each room has a bathroom with an open air shower.
Superior rooms of 60m² with a terrace, and overhanging the swimming pool, bar and lounge.
Each room has its bathroom with an open air shower.
|Garden Pool Suite||
Can take 2 adults and 2 children. These spacious, 95m2 garden view suites have a private pool and open-air bathroom, plus Nespresso Machine.
|Sea View Pool Suite||
Spacious suites are 110m2, with private pool and open-air bathroom. Nespresso Machine and complimentary bottled water.
|Exclusive Suite Piton Canot||
Seaview Suite of 120m2 with private pool, kiosk and open-air bathroom. Aperitif snacks are served in Suite every evening (6pm), one 30 minutes relaxing massage (for 2 persons) upon arrival,
Nespresso Machine and complimentary bottle of water.
Lakaz Chamarel accepts children from the age of 6 years old, although there is flexibility on this age depending on season and circumstances. The lodge provides a babysitting/childcare service at an additional cost. However the property has a distinctly adult vibe so we would only recommend for older children.
Meals are served in the dining room or on the outdoor terraces. The management give guests a guide on meal times but are able to be flexible around guest requirements. Breakfast is in the form of a buffet with a hot a la carte option. The lunch menu focuses on light and local meals made with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Packed lunches can be prepared for those wanting to head to the beach, and the management can recommend a number of restaurants in the village of Chamarel. For dinner, there are a number of options from a set menu and a more extensive a la carte option. Weather permitting, an outdoor buffet is sometime organized.
There is a full in-room meal service with an additional tray-charge.
There are two swimming pools, available for all guests, the pools are surrounded by sun loungers and shaded beds. Each guest can take advantage of a complimentary yoga session, private yoga sessions are available at an additional cost. Massages are available at the Cabane spa and in room. The nearby mountains are beautiful for walking in and guided walks can be organized. mountain bikes are available for hire. Water activities including: kite-surfing, fishing and waterskiing can easily be organized by the hotel.
Location & Directions
West Coast, Mauritius
The lodge is situated in the south west of Mauritius, close to the Black River gorges and Chamarel mountains, at an altitude of 400m. 1-hour from the International Airport, 1-hour from the capital Port-Louis and just 10 to 15 minutes to some of the best beaches on the island.
When to go
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 vacations, which cause a big increase in demand and prices in August).