Anantara Iko Mauritius: Luxury Living Among Natural Wonders

By Paul Joseph

The south east coast of Mauritius is somewhat overshadowed by its geographical counterparts in the north and west, but among the smattering of developments in this otherwise untouched area is the brand new Anantara Iko Mauritius.

Home to some of the region’s richest history and creole culture and amplified by nature with some of the best national parks and conservation on the island nearby, it is hope that the new opening provides a major tourism boost to the south east coastline.

The 164 room resort opened officially in October on Le Chaland Beach with a 30-metre ozone-based swimming pool, one of many sustainability initiatives which are incorporated in the property.

Just 15 minutes’ drive from the resort is Mahebourg, the first capital of Mauritius, known for its local market, museums, fortifications and the historic battles between the French and British.  

Guests attracted by flora and fauna can visit nearby nature reserve ‘Ile aux Aigrettes’ which is leading the way in Mauritius with conservation efforts by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation and the Blue Bay Marine Park, which has over forty different species of coral including some of the largest spheroid shaped brain corals ever found in the Indian Ocean. 

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas was founded in Bangkok, Thailand in  2001.

By Paul Joseph