Le Méridien Ile Maurice

Reimagined Oasis: Experiencing Le Méridien Ile Maurice

Nestled in Pointe aux Piments, Le Méridien Ile Maurice is more than a resort – it’s an immersive experience perfect for couples and families looking for a premium escape.


  • Le Méridien Ile Maurice is an expansive resort with multiple pools, dining options, cultural excursions and an expansive stretch of beach.
  • The resort beckons travelers to indulge in the serenity of its surroundings boasting a spa, multiple bars and spaces to switch off.
  • Following the refurbishment, the property now boasts 261 redesigned guestrooms and suites.
  • Visit www.sandtontimes.co.za for more stories.


With the summer holidays on our doorstep, The Sandton Times headed to Mauritius to see what’s new at some of the most desired hotels and resorts on the island. In the sun-kissed embrace of northwest Mauritius, where the Indian Ocean whispers against sandy shores, Le Méridien Ile Maurice stands, reborn in 2022, a testament to the brand’s commitment to timeless elegance and modern luxury.


A jewel in the crown of Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, the reopening of this exquisite resort marked a momentous celebration—the brand’s 50th anniversary, a milestone commemorated with a $60-million refurbishment. The resort’s new design pays homage to the tropical landscape that cradles it.


Le Méridien Ile Maurice
Guests are welcomed with a delicious cocktail, cool towel and an entrance that seamlessly blends the property with its natural environment. Image: The Sandton Times

The journey begins in the lobby, a space that not only offers uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean but also serves as an open-air relaxation area, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the tranquil beauty that surrounds them.


Le Méridien Ile Maurice
Custom headboards, inspired by rustic Mauritian materials, add a touch of local authenticity. Image: The Sandton Times

The Sandton Times checked into the Nirvana section of the hotel, offering a hotel within a hotel experience for those looking for the ultimate in privacy and special attention. Le Méridien Ile Maurice’s guestrooms epitomize modern minimalism, adorned with a palette of creams and blues that mirrors the hues of the island.


Le Méridien Ile Maurice
The Polo Proflex Fusion Trolley Case is a chic and functional travel companion, suitable for both business and leisure trips. Additionally, the Dual Integrated TSA Lock adds a layer of innovation, allowing independent access to the main and front compartments. Image: The Sandton Times

For those seeking an exclusive retreat, Nirvana, the adults-only wing of the resort, offers 51 guestrooms with unobstructed ocean views. Prestige Suites feature private plunge pools, while Royal Suites boast separate living and dining areas, providing an elevated experience for discerning travelers.


Le Méridien Ile Maurice
The contemporary bathrooms, featuring large oval baths and separate showers, create a haven of relaxation within the rooms. Image: The Sandton Times

The brand’s quintessential design, inspired by the French Riviera and the laid-back charm of the Mediterranean, infuses every corner of the resort with a refined yet playful aesthetic.


Le Méridien Ile Maurice
Indulge in beachfront dining with the soothing sound of waves at Paparazzi Italian restaurant, offering a menu of Italian specialties and a lunch selection featuring light and fresh international dishes. Image: The Sandton Times

Chic and culturally attuned, each element within the resort invites guests to explore and appreciate the destination in style, creating an atmosphere that resonates with the glamorous days of travel.


Le Méridien Ile Maurice
The journey of indulgence extends to the Explore Spa, where a snow room, a first in Mauritius, awaits guests. Image: The Sandton Times

Alongside a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, and plunge pool, the Explore Spa offers five treatment rooms, a fitness suite, a hair salon, a relaxation garden, and a yoga studio. It’s a sanctuary for rejuvenation and self-discovery.


Immersing guests in the rich heritage of Mauritius, the resort showcases multicultural local artwork and sensory experiences. It’s a stimulating environment, a haven for art lovers, and a meeting point for travelers from all continents seeking tropical inspiration. The timeless chic design draws inspiration from the brand’s roots, evoking the glamorous halcyon days of travel.


A must see excursion is L’Aventure du Sucre, nestled in the enchanting landscape of Mauritius. It’s not just a museum – it’s a captivating journey through the island’s history.


Le Méridien Ile Maurice
The museum not only showcases the technological advancements in sugar manufacturing but also sheds light on the complex socio-economic dynamics that shaped the island. Image: The Sandton Times

Housed in an old sugar mill, this museum immerses visitors in the fascinating tale of sugar, a crop that has woven itself intricately into the cultural and economic fabric of Mauritius.


Le Méridien Ile Maurice
As you explore the exhibits, you’ll trace the evolution of sugar production, from the sugarcane fields to the refined product that graces tables worldwide. Image: The Sandton Times

Beyond the historical narrative, L’Aventure du Sucre treats visitors to a sensory delight, allowing them to taste various sugar products and appreciate the island’s rich culinary heritage.


Le Méridien Ile Maurice
It’s a sweet symphony of history, culture, and flavors that leaves a lasting impression on those who embark on this delightful adventure. Image: The Sandton Times

As part of Marriott Bonvoy’s esteemed portfolio, Le Méridien continues to redefine hospitality, inviting creative-minded travelers to explore the world in style.


Le Méridien Ile Maurice
Nirvana Pool Bar, exclusively for adults, offers an ideal setting to savor Sparkling Cocktails and Mini Plates with your feet in the water. Image: The Sandton Times

This coastal oasis, with its refined design, exclusive retreats, and commitment to cultural appreciation, is poised to be a destination where the allure of Mauritius is savored in every moment.


Le Méridien Ile Maurice
Offering genuine and delightful Indian cuisine, Kumin poolside restaurant is exclusively open for dinner. Image: The Sandton Times

For more information or to book, visit the Le Méridien Ile Maurice website and also explore the l’Aventure du Sucre website.


Stand a chance to WIN with The Sandton Times.


Advertise on The Sandton Times today!


Head back to The Sandton Times Home Page for more stories.


Picture of Sandton Times Correspondent

Sandton Times Correspondent

Curated content from The Sandton Times newsroom desks.


Related Posts