- Sophisticated, retro-chic resort
- Water skiing, kite surfing, scuba diving
- Padel tennis, golfing range, horse riding
- Yoga, painting classes
The highly sophisticated LUX* Grand Gaube opened in December 2018, the latest addition to the high-end LUX* Resorts and Hotels chain. Located along the northern coast of Mauritius, the hotel was created in collaboration with renowned interior designer Kelly Hoppen and has a distinctly retro-chic feel. The wonderful facilities include a state-of-the art gym, a pristine golf driving range complete with concierge service, a barber shop, a hair and nail salon, not to mention the luxurious spa offering lovely treatments and a hammam, sauna and plunge pool.
There are eight room categories ranging from Superior Rooms to the beautiful LUX* Villas. All of the accommodation options come with particularly generous amounts of space and are designed to resemble residential beach villas, combining stylish touches with a comfy and homely atmosphere. All rooms are air conditioned and come with their own balcony or terrace from which guests can enjoy the picturesque Indian Ocean views. Mood lighting is provided, as is high-quality bedding and a 55-inch LED TV; other amenities common to all rooms include a minibar, universal electric sockets and a coffee machine featuring the resort’s very own blends. En-suite bathrooms feature twin vanities, as well as a separate shower and toilet.
The diverse line-up of experiences range from adrenaline-pumping activities such as water skiing, windsurfing, kite surfing, scuba diving and swimming with dolphins to laid-back boat trips and the hire of water toys to splash about with. For those preferring dry land, there are horse riding excursions and energetic beach volleyball matches, along with outdoor painting classes and calming yoga sessions. The helicopter flights which take off from the resort’s own grounds provide breath taking birds-eye views of the island and are a genuine highlight. There are also two sizeable swimming pools and access to two very pleasant and peaceful beaches.
There are various bar and dining options, from casual beachside meals to sophisticated fine dining experiences. There’s a broad range of world cuisines, from Peruvian and Argentinian fare, to Turkish, Creole, Mediterranean and more. There’s a coffee shop where locally sourced beans are roasted on site, a delightful open-air restaurant with live cooking stations, and even a cocktail bar fashioned out of a Citroën H van set underneath an ancient banyan tree.
Children are welcome and there are several suites designed especially for families. Youngsters can take part in many of the activities on offer and child friendly meals are available.
- Contemporary beachfront resort
- Calm waters, glorious views, water sports
- Extensive dining facilities
- Four pools, tennis courts, gym, spa
- Intimate Hotel
- Private sheltered beach
- Adult only
- Infinity pool and spa
- Prestigious resort with top notch facilities
- Lovely gardens, superb water sports
- Fitness centre, tennis, squash, pilates
- Visit nearby museums and historic gardens
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023