This exclusive mountain retreat, surrounded by tropical gardens within The Black River Gorges National Park, is one of the islands best-kept secrets. Surrounded by the mountains of Chamarel, Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge offers sweeping ocean views. From the fruit trees planted by the owner’s daughters to the beautiful pieces of furniture fashioned from a Takoma tree collected after a cyclone, the resort is embroidered with charming stories and an unrivalled level of care. Individually decorated, the spacious rooms and suites are equipped with a minibar, a hairdryer, a telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, an iPod docking station. The bathrooms also have an outdoor shower.
For relaxation, the property has a sauna and massage cabin in the middle of the estate. Guests can also browse the boutique shop or borrow a book from the library. The Lodge serves Mauritian cuisine and room service is available. There is also a bar.
Despite its off-the-beaten-track location, some of the island’s most beautiful beaches can be reached within 10 minutes by car and the resort is surrounded by popular landmarks such as Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth. With free bicycle hire and plenty of paths leading from the estate, guests are at leisure to explore the peaks, valleys, and waterfalls independently, but guided day trips are readily available.