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.
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 Seven Coloured Earth 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
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 metres 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.
When to visit
If you are lucky enough to stay in the Piton Canot suite, you will enjoy what is arguably the best view, and sunset, in 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.
The airport is located in the south of Mauritius. The drive from the airport to Lakaz takes about 1-hour. A chauffeur can be arranged for transfers to and from the lodge.
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