LUX* Le Morne
Set on a powdery white-sand beach on the wild west coast of Mauritius, this Indian Ocean escape is hard to beat in terms of scenery - the sunsets alone are off the scale. Backdropped by the 556m-high peak of Le Morne Brabant, the surrounding area is one big nature reserve teeming with giant palms and wild orchids. While the vibe might be one of luxury and tranquillity, rest assured, the hotel has plenty of personality, too. Picture retro touches such as the classic red telephone box that allows guests to call home free of charge, a nostalgic wooden treehouse by the sea, sure to inspire memories of carefree summers past, and, just in, a fleet of first-class baristas to deliver an organic caffeine hit whenever one is required. Oh, and did we mention the on-site kitesurfing school and the laid-back, beachside fisherman's shack, Vik's, where you can try fresh sea urchin with just a squeeze of lemon?A seven-night stay costs from £1,669pp, including flights and transfers.
Coastal Road, Le Morne, Mauritius