If your greatest wish on vacation is to laze on a billowing silk draped daybed on the finest powder white sand, Sofitel Mauritius L’Impérial Resort & Spa is where you need to be. Spread across nine hectares of lush gardens and swaying palm trees overlooking the pristine ocean in the seaside village of Flic en Flac, it’s where privacy and tranquillity are taken very seriously, and where you can wake up to the sound of crashing waves from any one of the 48 luxurious suites or 143 spacious guest rooms. And a few steps from the shore is the infinity pool, where logic demands the day be spent on a sun lounger with a cool drink in hand.
The hotel’s SoSPA is an airy haven, with treatments that offer a variety of de-stressing and rejuvenating therapies to keep you feeling your best. Opt for a 90-minute Ayurvedic massage (followed by shirodhara) or the Yin & Yang massage, where two therapists work simultaneously to ease your muscles. But if it’s a simple detox you’re after, the sauna and hammam (complimentary for all guests) will flush out those toxins.
Foodies come front and centre at Sofitel L’Impérial, whose five restaurants are reflective of the multi-ethnic history o