West Coast, Mauritius
based on 7 nights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
International economy flights and taxes subject to availability
based on 2 people sharing a Lakaz Standard on a half board basis, including private road transfers.
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 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
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
Best time to Visit
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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).
To start planning your holiday to Lakaz Chamarel
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.
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.
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 8 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 organised.
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 organised. mountain bikes are available for hire. Water activities including: kite-surfing, fishing and waterskiing can easily be organised by the hotel.
Kirsty Harper (Staff)
This is a beautifully unique property located in the mountains of Mauritius, the suites overlook the tropical wilderness. I would recommend this for a few days twinned with another property to see the contrast of the areas and a must if budget allows is the Piton Suite which has one of the best views available in Mauritius.
Claire Walker (Staff)
Lakaz Chamarel is a wonderful small hotel for the more adventurous traveller, located up in the hills it has stunning views across the tropical wilderness and from the viewing platform across the waters too. With one restaurant onsite it is a perfect retreat if you are looking to relax and get away, combine here with a hotel on the coast and you get the best of both worlds!
Jack Mace (Staff)
Lakaz Chamarel is unlike any other hotel I've ever visited. As you drive up into the Chamarel mountains and enter the gates of this lovely property you know you are in for a truly unique experience. Unlike 99% of the other hotels in Mauritius you do not have golden sand on your doorstep but incredible, luscious vegetation with 20 suites each individually decorated hidden amongst its gardens. The boutique resort has so much charm and is the perfect mountain retreat for those looking for something a little quieter where peace and tranquillity is order of the day. I'd recommend the sea view villas at the top of the resorts were there views are breath-taking!
Louisa Currey (Staff)
High up in the mountains you will find the charming hideaway of Lakaz Charamel. The 20 rooms and suites make this a small Eco lodge where you will have a personalised experience and warm welcome on arrival. The rooms are scattered on the hill, with buggy on hand to reach the higher rooms. The Deluxe rooms are in areas of four rooms and all share a swimming pool. For a complete escape opt for one of the three sea view suites atop the mountain. These really have the wow factor with the mountain backdrop and spectacular sea views below. Lakaz is a brilliant retreat and during the day it is in a good location to go and explore the surrounding areas- why not visit the Rhumerie de Charamel down the road?
Alice Moseley (Staff)
Lakaz Chamarel is a unique hideaway high up in the hills with amazing views of the coastline. A very small hotel with each and every room individually decorated, with out door showers (for those who like baths just bear in mind they don't have them here!) Before supper make sure you enjoy a drink in the sitting room in front of the crackling fire whilst playing one of the board games on offer. Supper is very relaxing- guests are on a half board basis so you get a choice of a couple of starters and main courses.
Sarah Jane Tichacek (Staff)
Lekaz Chamerel is unique in Mauritius. It is a small boutique hotel, located in a jungle clearing in the Chamarel Valley. The suites are quite rustic in style, each with their own pool, which is a really good size. The standard and superior rooms share pools between small clusters of rooms. The view from this property are the best I saw in Mauritius, right down to the west coast. This hotel is ideal to twin with one of our beach properties. With it's jungle location, you do need to be comfortable with wildlife to stay here, and insect repellent is a must.
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Deep Sea Fishing off Mauritius
Deep sea fishing is a year-round activity off the coast of Mauritius, although the peak season for marlin runs from October to April. Besides this most famous sport fish, anglers also catch tuna, wahoo, sailfish, bonito and shark.
Diving in Mauritius
Located in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius provides warm, clear waters, making both snorkelling and scuba diving very popular. From family diving, to reef or wreck diving, it is possible to dive here at all levels of experience.
Enjoy the Nightlife in Grand Baie
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Golfing in Mauritius
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Helicopter Tours of Mauritius
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Island Escape to Ile Aux Cerfs
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Mauritius Exotic Insights
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Natural Wonders of Chamarel
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Port Louis Food Market
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Swimming with Dolphins in Mauritius
Being able to swim with dolphins and get up close to these magnificent creatures is a big bucket list experience.
Tour of the Rhumerie de Chamarel
Enjoy a visit to the Rhumerie de Chamarel for a tour of the rum distillery either in a group or privately, followed by lunch at the popular restaurant, L'Alchemiste.
Ultralight Flight in Mauritius
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Visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens
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Wild South of Mauritius
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Twin Centre Lakaz Chamarel & SALT of Palmar
West Coast and East Coast, Mauritius
from £2200 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights
- Two boutique Mauritian hotels
- Combines the lush mountains of Chamarel with the stunning beach location of SALT of Palmar
- A romantic setting where you can be as active or restful as you choose
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.
How to get there
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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