One&Only Le Saint Géran
East Coast, Mauritius
One&Only Le Saint Géran is the most established and distinguished luxury hotel in Mauritius. Located on a private peninsula, it is a truly sophisticated and elegant hotel in a beautiful, natural setting and suitable for both families and couples.
At a Glance
Extensive sports facilities, including golf, tennis and a wake board academy
All guests can enjoy the Beachside Butler service
Established and distinguished luxury hotel
Gastronomic cuisine at Indian Pavilion
Internationally acclaimed ESPA Spa
Service that is attentive, yet unobtrusive
Le St Géran has resident sea swans who often wander by whilst you're dining at the Rasoi RestaurantJuliet Morris
Enjoy the beach butler service where they will even clean your sunglasses.Juliet Morris
The watersports center is set within a sheltered lagoon and is the perfect place for waterskiing, particularly for beginnersScott Dunn team
If you are staying on a half board basis, there are complimentary soft drinks in the mini bar within you roomAlice Moseley
The new beach bar La Badamier is the perfect spot in the resort to enjoy an ice cold Phoenix, the local beer and to also watch the sun go down.Ana Albiol
If you are looking for a truly romantic dining experience try the private Tepee Glamping evening where dinner is on the beach & under the stars!Jack Mace
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One&Only Le Saint Géran is a beautifully designed luxury hotel on a peninsula on the East coast of Mauritius, with the Indian Ocean on one side and a sheltered lagoon with calm waters on the other. Well established for a number of years, the hotel combines easy luxury with attentive service.
The resort's 162 Suites are well appointed, with hand carved furnishings, marble floors and a balcony or terrace overlooking the sea or the lagoon. The hotel prides itself on its cuisine and at One&Only Le Saint Géran, the dining is renown. There are four dining options for resort guests: PRIME a contemporary grill concept, the Indian Pavilion, which features gastronomic Indian cuisine. There is also a Beach Bar and Grill, Le Badamier, open for lunch and located right on the beach, offering fresh fish and salads for those wanting a lighter lunch and La Terrasse, the main restaurant serving international cuisine by the pool.
The resort has a host of activities both on land and in or on the water. The calm waters of the cove provide ideal conditions for kayaks, pedal boats, banana-boat and tube rides, as well as water-skiing; and the coral-sea lagoon on the ocean side offering exceptional snorkeling, windsurfing, Hobie Cat and Laser sailing, and small-game fishing. The vast white sand beach, beautiful flat water lagoon and challenging reef waves make the resort the finest kite surfing destination on the island. There is a kite surfing school as well as a water ski and wake board academy, offering guests the chance to hone their skills or learn new ones.
For a more relaxed experience, visit the internationally acclaimed "ESPA" spa and treat yourself to one of a number of treatments or beauty experiences on offer. Alternatively, relax on the beach and raise the blue flag for beach side butler service. There is also an excellent children's and teenager's club with endless activities to keep them well entertained, thus making this a perfect choice for a family vacation.
The resort has 161 suites and one villa, all featuring a private terrace or balcony facing either the ocean or cove and a door opening onto a tropical garden. The beds are very comfortable with Egyptian cotton sheets and goose down pillows. Spacious bathrooms are beautifully decorated, with great cascading showers. There are 148 Junior Suites with their own terrace, dressing room and luxurious bathroom. The 13 Ocean Suites have a lounge, private dining room and two secluded terraces leading off the sumptuous master bedroom with king size bed. The discreet and secluded luxury villa has two spacious bedrooms, a private swimming pool with gardens and a separate entrance.
Beautifully decorated with Dutch and French colonial influences, the Junior Suites have far reaching views over the beach, sea and lagoon. The interiors, either with a king size bed or two queen size beds, are spacious and comfortable. The dressing room provides ample space to store belongings, while the bathroom includes a dual vanity, private WC, a roomy shower and a large bath. These suites can accommodate two adults and two children up to 12 years or three adults.
Each spacious Ocean Suite has a separate roomy lounge, private dining room and two secluded terraces leading off the sumptuous master bedroom with king size bed. The large bathroom includes a dual vanity, private WC, a roomy shower and a large bath. Guests in an Ocean Suite also receive a bottle of champagne, fruit basket, a garment pressing service (one per person), daily canapés and sundowners, an aromatherapy bath menu daily and more. Some Ocean Suites can be connected to a Junior Suite to make the perfect combination for the whole family. Also included: multimedia entertainment system, satellite TV with DVD player, wifi, exotic bath salts and hairdryer.
The Villa is the epitome of discreet luxury with its private swimming pool and separate entrance. Reminiscent of a classical island home, it boasts clear views of the Indian Ocean beyond the swimming pool and terrace. The master bedroom has a magnificent four-poster king size bed, and the second bedroom features two queen size beds. Each of the two bathrooms has cascading shower, whirlpool bath and a his and her vanity unit. There is also a fully-fitted kitchen and spacious living/dining room equipped with premium quality china, crystal and silverware.
Guests staying in The Villa receive a selection of extras which include amongst others, a dedicated Villa Host, 24 hours a day, supported by team of valets, private chef, welcome cocktail and bottle of Dom Perignon, unpacking / packing luggage service, garment pressing service daily (one per person), fresh fruit daily, evening canapés and a sundowner cocktail daily, aromatherapy bath menu daily, all soft drinks, mineral water and local beer, and for guests departing on evening flights, enjoy an early dinner at La Terrasse with our compliments. Also included: multimedia entertainment system, satellite TV with DVD player, wifi, exotic bath salts and hairdryer.
Le Saint Géran boasts excellent facilities for children of all ages, KidsOnly is a fully supervised club for children aged 3-11 years. The complimentary shipwreck themed club offers a range of daily supervised programs and age-appropriate activities 10am to 10pm. These are adapted to all age groups including teenagers with a focus on education, nature, sports, arts and crafts. There is a games and arts and crafts area and a computer and movie room featuring four slim Apple iMacs. The gym and the spa both offer junior treatments and activities. The resort also offers a complimentary laundry service for children under the age of 2 years.
Children under 3 years old must always be accompanied by an adult. Baby-sitters are available at a nominal charge.
One&Only Le Saint Géran has partnered with Annabel Karmel, the UK’s best-selling author on feeding babies and children, to create an exclusive menu offering tasty and nutritious meals for its young guests. This comes as part of the resort’s wider initiative, The Youth Fitness Programme, designed to help parents and their children develop a healthy foundation of exercise and nutrition on vacation in a fun and stimulating environment. With tempting dishes from Yummy hidden vegetable Bolognese to South of the border chicken fajitas on the menu, there’s no excuse not to tuck in.
Menu theme: Traditional classics as well as more unusual dishes, with a focus on purity, quality and freshness
Main: Yummy chicken soup with Alphabet pasta, Oriental BENTO including Shrimp dim sum, creamy Chocolate goldfish cupcake, Pineapple-Watermelon skewer.
Desserts: Dodo’s Lychee and berries frozen yogurt, Painter’s fruit palette with colorful dips, Charlie’s chocolate brownie, Cooler than cool Watermelon or Mango iced lollies.
A 30 minute KidsOnly complimentary group tennis class is offered on Mondays.
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Dressed as mini-gardeners and equipped with watering cans, children aged 3-11 can explore and discover local flora through the Summer in the Garden program. With instruction from the resident gardener and under supervision of the KidsOnly Coordinator, children are invited to indulge in an afternoon of gardening and discovery at the resort’s Kids Only herb garden.
Guests at Le Saint Géran are truly spoiled with a mouth watering selection of restaurants, serving cuisine with local and international influences. Special diets can be catered for, as well as private dining. Food is complemented by an expansive selection of exquisite wines from around the world.
The facilities on offer at Le Saint Géran are superb and include the Peter Burwash International Tennis Academy, the Gary Player-designed 9-hole golf academy, a variety of watersports, and a state of the art fitness center fully equipped with "Technogym" equipment, mind/body pavilion and an 18m lap pool. There are many relaxing facilities to chose from, including a luxury hair salon, The Bastien Gonzalez Pedicure and Manicure Studio, and the acclaimed "ESPA" spa.
The serene One&Only Spa is nestled within the resort's lush tropical landscape overlooking a reflecting pool with ocean views. Journey through an exotic garden walkway to reach the unique outdoor spa pavilion suspended over water with idyllic views of gardens, sea and sky. Acclaimed internationally as a rejuvenating destination spa, One&Only are partnered with ESPA to create a center of pampering excellence and wellbeing. A serene sanctuary with its own private lap pool, the spa offers a holistic approach – complete treatment together with a personalized sports program and nutritional analysis. The spa also offers a full-service Beauty Center and the exclusive Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez. Enjoy one of the many treatments or therapies, or even take part in one of the massage training sessions.
The lush Gary Player 9-hole, par-33 course, complete with its own clubhouse and One&Only Golf Academy, offers complimentary green fees for guests. Instruction for players of any level is available at the One&Only Golf Academy, from intensive training with video analysis, to fine-tuning game play on the practice range followed by 9 holes with the pro, to a fun day on the greens with the whole family.
Tee times can be booked at the Hugh Baicchi-designed 18-hole Legend course nearby.
Surrounded by palm trees and the lagoon – and illuminated for night play, too – five north-facing synthetic grass courts are available between 7am and 9pm. The resort's tennis pro is also available for individual coaching. Individual or group private instruction is available and four day instruction packages can be organized. Children can take advantage of complimentary classes on a Monday, and adult group classes are also offered.
There is a weekly doubles tournament held every Wednesday afternoon.
PRIME Contemporary Grill serves the finest Australian Angus Wagyu beef, fresh seafood and organic produce. Dining in sleek, modern surroundings, guests enjoy great food and great wine. Dishes will range from Frothy Mushroom Cream Soup with Perigord Truffle to Pan-roasted Rock Lobster and Slow-cooked Wagyu Beef Short Ribs. Children under 8 years old not permitted in PRIME.
Rasoi by Vineet features the contemporary Indian cuisine of Vineet Bhatia, whose Michelin-starred London Chelsea restaurant was named "Indian Restaurant of the Year" just a year after it opened. Located along the water's edge, the restaurant enjoys a magnificent natural setting. A constantly changing Tasting Menu whets the appetite; and the dazzling A La Carte menu includes Vineet’s interpretations of classic Indian dishes. Wines are carefully selected to match the complex and intense flavors of Vineet’s cooking and the resident sommelier conducts regular wine and food pairing dinners. Serving lunch and dinner, it is essential to reserve a table. Age policy: Children under 8 years old not permitted in Rasoi by Vineet.
La Terrasse - surrounding the pool and overlooking the Indian Ocean, this restaurant offers an eclectic variety of local and international specialties. Breakfast offers a sumptuous buffet featuring eggs cooked to order, waffles/crepes, fresh baked breads, freshly ground coffees and vanilla-flavored Mauritian tea as well as healthy fare including smoothies and yogurts. Lunch follows with a choice of fresh local fish and seafood complemented with Asian-inspired specialties. Dinner menus feature mouth-watering crayfish and prawns straight from the ocean, spicy temptations of home-grown Creole cuisine, and the delicate subtleties of France, India, China and Asia. Age policy: Children under 8 years old not permitted in La Terrasse after 8pm.
The Pool Bar is the ideal watering hole for guests taking a refreshing dip in the pool, or basking in the sun nearby. By day, breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea are served around the bar, whilst at night it is a wonderful place to gather and sip an Indian Ocean Pearl. Open 9am to 1am.
Golf Club Bar - drinks are available all day, and the lunchtime menu includes sandwiches and salads. Open 8am to sunset.
Guests can enjoy an enormous choice of activities offered by Le Saint Géran. The extensive water sports include, laser sailing, Hobie Cats, kayaking, water skiing, glass-bottom & snorkeling boat trips, and many more. All water sports are offered complimentary, with the exception of kite surfing, Water-skiing and Wakeboarding, fishing, scuba diving, parasailing and speedboat rides.
The extensive sports facilities such as the golf course, five floodlit tennis courts, bikes for cross country rides, beach volleyball, badminton, and gym mean that you can be constantly active during your stay at Le Saint Géran. Enthusiastic and highly trained staff attend to the specific interests of each guest and will tailor activities that suit. Through the hotel, it is also possible to organize day-excursions such as hiking trails, a visit to the botanical gardens, and trips to Port Louis.
On an island regarded for its fabulous waterfalls, coastline, flora and fauna, guests may discover nature reserves, reefs for snorkeling, hiking trails, and the Botanical Pamplemousses Garden, known for its collection of indigenous and exotic plants, including the giant water lilies and the talipot palm, which is meant to flower every sixty years and then die.
Port Louis, capital city of Mauritius, bustles with shopping at the vibrant Caudan waterfront and the colorful market fragrant with the scent of exotic spices.
Complimentary water sports abound at One&Only Le Saint Géran, with the calm waters of the cove providing ideal conditions for kayaks, pedal boats, as well as complimentary water-skiing and the coral-sea lagoon on the ocean side offering exceptional snorkeling, windsurfing, Hobie Cats and mono-hull lasers.
Mauritius is a paradise for water-lovers, and guests may choose to perfect their skills – or simply learn a new sport – at The John Battleday Water-ski and Wakeboard Academy (JBWA) or VIP Kite & Stand Up Paddle (SUP) School, both offering novice to advanced instruction for a fee. The vast white sand beach, beautiful flat water lagoon and challenging reef waves make the resort the finest kite surfing destination on the island.
All watersports are offered complimentary, with the exception of kite surfing, JBWA instruction, fishing, parasailing adventures and banana boat, tube and speedboat rides, which are available for a nominal price.
All guests will have the attentive yet discreet services of a personal butler, and a twice daily maid service. A babysitting service is available and individually tailored fitness programs, combine exercise with nutritional advice, stress management and relaxation techniques. The resort's tennis pro is also available for individual coaching, as is golf training at any level of ability. The One&Only Le Saint Géran offers additional personal services such as luggage packing/unpacking, and a complimentary meal for guests departing on evening flights. There is WiFi access throughout the resort.
The One & Only le Saint Geran will close in February 2017 for an extensive refurbishment. All guest rooms will be completely refurbished, an addition of new suites and a re-design of all restaurants.
The Saint Geran will re-open late in 2017.
Location & Directions
East Coast, Mauritius
The One&Only Le Saint Géran is located on a peninsular on the east coast of Mauritius. The One&Only Le Saint Géran is a 1-hour drive to the airport. The east coast of Mauritius is dotted with several lagoons and 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, it is situated off the southeast coast of the African continent, and is 900km east of Madagascar.
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).