SALT of Palmar
based on 7 nights inc. flights
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International economy flights and taxes from the UK
7 nights based on 2 people sharing a Garden View room on a bed and breakfast basis, including private road transfers.
At a Glance
First eco-friendly hotel in Mauritius where everything has been carefully considered
Rest and rejuvenate in the SALT Equilibrium Spa
Ideal for health and eco conscious guests
No single-use plastics, no TVs and no buffets
Fresh, home-grown, organic produce
Each guest receives a 'This is Mauritius' guidebook, created by the locals
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
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 SALT of Palmar
SALT of Palmar is a unique, designer-led eco-friendly boutique hotel located on the beach on the east coast of Mauritius. With a stunning location the hotel offers an immersive, relaxing and rejuvenating break, ideal for eco and health conscious guests.
The hotel exudes a fresh, funky vibe with vibrant decor from French designer Camille Walala and guests are encouraged to embrace the local culture with immersive experiences, all bookable with the touch of a finger through their App.
This planet-friendly hotel reduces their carbon footprint and gives back to the local community without sacrificing that feeling of luxury. Accommodation choices are garden view, next to the pool or on the beach where you can also view the most incredible sunrise. All rooms, naturally, offer organic bed linen on Swedish hand-crafted Carpe Diem beds with everything thought about in terms of being eco-friendly with no single-use plastics in sight. Little eco-friendly touches in the rooms include cinnamon slippers, Moringa tea, organic coffee bathrobes, reusable water bottles that can be filled from different water points in the hotel and a yoga mat made from recycled materials.
Offering a delicious array of Vegan friendly meals, SALT of Palmar is proud to become a 'Vegan Welcome Resort', providing guests with a choice of fresh, tasty, vegan meals throughout their stay. There is a big emphasis on home-grown or locally sourced organic produce with the restaurant using their own farm produce or it being sourced from local suppliers. Nothing is flown in which means the chefs are able to use their own creative flair and everything is fresh and in season, the chef is also happy for guests to visit the kitchen.
Being located on the beach means lots to do in terms of water sports and land sports and healthy pursuits are encouraged. Join the Sunrise run club before tucking in to mouthwatering breakfasts such as acai bowls, golden mango and turmeric or avocado on toast, alternatively the bakery shop serves freshly baked goods and freshly ground coffee.
If you fancy getting out and about independently you can hire one of the hotel's convertible cars or bicycles and make the most of exploring Mauritius using the SALT App and the insider knowledge from the complimentary guide book written by the locals.
Connect with the local community with the skills swap platform, a brilliant idea that means you teach to learn (or there is the option to just learn) with pottery, basket weaving and cookery amongst the offerings. Also available are wellness talks, gardening classes and yoga tuition meaning you're not just relaxing you're also learning.
The 59 rooms here are all provided with exquisite, organic and eco-friendly accesssories and there are no TVs in any of the rooms, in place of these are books and a Roberts radio. All accommodation is in the form of a double or twin room, with some having an extra room for a child. Location choices are garden view, poolside or on the beach with direct beach access, all have a balcony or terrace. All rooms are provided with 100% organic linen on the Swedish hand-crafted beds, an organic bathrobe made from coffee bean waste in unbleached cotton, home-made cookies. Moringa tea a yoga mat and block, cinnamon slippers and locally handmade beach bags. Re-usable water bottles are provided in the rooms to be re-filled at the water stations around the resort and amenities are packed in paper made from Limestone. High speed WiFi is available throughout the resort.
A double room with views over the vibrant garden landscape.
A double room just steps away from the pool.
|Bang on Beach||
Facing east in to the Indian Ocean, these rooms are above the beach, great for sunrise views.
|Best on the Beach||
These rooms have incredible sea views and have a double lounger on the outdoor terrace. Can accommodate 3 (2 adults, 1 child) in all but the rooftop rooms.
Bigger than the poolside room, just steps away from the pool with views over the pool, beach and sea from the private balcony. Additional amenities include Netflix on Tablet, sun protection cream and a Dyson hairdryer. Accommodates up to 3 (2 adults, 1 child).
Children are welcome to stay here although there are no specific facilities, some rooms have the capacity for one child.
Restaurants use the fresh, local produce either from the SALT farm or from local farms and co-operatives that support farming communities and sustainable farming methods. Everything is a la carte so no buffets in sight.
Offering a delicious array of Vegan friendly meals, SALT of Palmar is proud to become a 'Vegan Welcome Resort', providing guests with a choice of fresh, tasty, vegan meals throughout their stay.
An a la carte restaurant where the chef using traditional methods for cooking for better flavour. The Restaurant's chefs cook six ways - wok, tandoor, grill, smoke, bake and slow.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Artisanal breads and pastries, slow mermented and fresh from the oven between 7 am - 10.30 am every day. As well as barista-brewed, home-roasted African coffee 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The bakers unite the traditional flair of French breadmaking with the incredible flavours of Mauritian fruits. There's also homemade butter, tropical james and seasonal mamalades available.
Just five minutes away from the hotel, the farm is full of hydroponic greenhouses full of fruit and vegetables. Farm workshops are available to share the secrets of making delicious plant-based dishes and green juices.
|The Roof Top Bar||
The rooftop garden bar overlooks the ocean and has a relaxed atmosphere. Open from 10.30 am - midnight and also serves a great afternoon tea.
|The Beach Bar||
Barefoot on the white sands of Palmar Beach. Serves fresh Mauritian snacks and frozen cocktails featuring fresh fruits and home-grown herbs
|The Pool Bar||
Bar by the pool that features local craft beers
Features four treatment rooms including one double, a universal room, Salt Zone, Hydrolounge Zone and BodyMind shop. Open from 9am - 8pm.
Offers cardio equipment, strength machines and functional fitness.
Serving adventurous plant-based smoothies and dishes with many health benefits
Offering over 300 books mainly from Mauritiuan and a few selected international authors enjoy whilst sipping specialist tea or coffee.
Making the most of the beautiful surroundings the hotel offers a Sunrise run club and Sunset swim club. Classes offered here address a healthy balance of mental and physical wellbeing with a Sunrise run club and a Sunset swim club. Spend days exploring by hiking or biking or hire one of the hotel's convertible cars or borrow one of their bicycles to cycle to the farm or Flacq market.
Immere yourself in the local community with the skill swap; teach a skill in return for another skill or just ask to learn. Skills such as pottery, early morning fishing, basket weaving are all on offer or let the hotel's chef teach you some delicious Mauritian cuisine or get involved in the SALT farm.
Transparent bottom kayak, aqua gym, Laser dinghy, snorkelling, glass-bottom boat, water-skiing, stand up paddle boards, pedal boat, windsurfing and pedal-board.
Available at an additional fee: speedboat ride, suba-diving, big-game fishing, kite surfing nearby, tube ride, catamaran and private water-skiing.
Complimentary: gym, beach volley ball, beach soccer and meditation.
Additional fees apply for: bicycles, electric bicycles, convertible cars, immersive tours, yoga, Sunrise Yoga and Sunrise Beach Jogging
Heather May (Staff)
Where to begin? From the moment you walk through the door, you are up for a totally different luxury hotel experience. With no front desks, you are instantly met by the friendly nature of the staff and welcomed with an 8 hour infused drink, your first taste of the locally sourced produce. The Resort's own app shares a wealth of information on what to do, as well as acting as your room key card - very handy indeed!
We checked into our rooms 'Bang on the Beach' where we donned our cinnamon flip flops, grabbed our locally crafted beach bags and headed poolside with our reusable water bottles (sparkling water on tap - heaven)!
A key concept of the hotel is all about sharing and this certainly made for a memorable stay. We took part in cocktail making on the roof top, made croissants at Salt's very own bakery (which we devoured at breakfast, fresh out the oven) and shared the most wonderful selection of locally sourced and created dishes at dinner with our new SALT friends.
Hannah Fullagar (Staff)
If youre looking for plush and overly luxurious accommodation, and the vibe of a Four Seasons or One&Only property, then perhaps this isnt the place for you but what Salt offers is something completely unique, and something definitely worth enduring a 12 hour flight for!
Salt is a concept hotel, with real emphasis on Mauritian culture and experiences. Everything at salt is local, everything is as eco-friendly as possible, and they really invite their guests to embrace their ethos and dive in head first to a week of Mauritian life. Their skill swap is a brilliant way to bring the tourists and locals together if you have a skill you want to share with their staff or local community then its encouraged, and in return some of the staff will share their skills with you. What was really apparent during my short stay at Salt was the real sense of community. Guests were joining together at dinner, chatting in the corridors, and it was clear that the staff had built great relationships with their guests.
Mauritius is a fantastic destination, and for me it seems such a shame that so many people will fly all that way and stay in a rather generic hotel that could be anywhere in the world. For me, thats what was so perfect about Salt. Even in my short stay there I felt like I had experienced the real Mauritius and I cant wait to go back one day to experience some more!
Caroline Culver (Guest)
SALT of Palmar is a small boutique style hotel offering a touch of luxury with added Mauritian authenticity, celebrating the diverse and vibrant local culture. The bright and funky designs celebrate the islands rich colours and there are a host of local experiences on to try to ensure you come home with more than just a sun tan, such as pottery making, fishing, basket weaving and dinner with a local family. The hotel takes sustainability very seriously and this is reflected everywhere, from the aluminium water bottles offered to each guest, to the biodegradable and organic bathroom amenities. All food is sourced locally or grown on SALTs own farm, and the menus offer a large selection of delicious and healthy dishes. My favourite places to be were relaxing by the central pool with a book from the cosy library, or up on the rooftop bar enjoying a refreshing sundowner. This hotel has real heart and brims with Mauritian pride.
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Skill Swap at SALT of Palmar
Soak up some cultural experiences while staying at SALT of Palmar by immersing yourself in the local culture. You can either share a skill with the locals or learn a skill from them or do both for a skills swap workshop.
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Location & directions
Palmar is on the east coast of Mauritius, and can be accessed by a 45 minute drive from the airport. The east coast of Mauritius is dotted with several stunning coves and lagoons and tiny cove-beaches ensuring shelter from the cool southeast trade winds. The island of Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean, it is situated off the southeast coast of the African continent, and 900km east of Madagascar.
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