Decked out in bright shades of orange and aqua, the adult-only SALT of Palmar shines a spotlight on the local traditions of Mauritius. Everything at this hotel is very eco-friendly and showcases Mauritian culture. The restaurant uses woks, tandoor ovens and wood smoking for most of its meals, while the spa comes with a salt room. There is a rooftop bar, a spa and a pool, and sugar-white sand a few steps away. You can pay it forward with trips to the sustainable Salt farm, skill swaps with islanders and donating your favourite holiday read to the library for the next guest to enjoy. There’s free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, beach, gym, valet parking. Each room has a modern design with local features and modern amenities. For some in resort R&R, The Salt Equilibrium spa has a salt – of the pink Himalayan variety – room, along with regular wellness retreats, yoga classes and treatments that can be in-room on request.
The hotel has already won awards for its community efforts, which include charitable local partnerships, development projects and a foundation. Much of the produce is locally sourced or grown on-site, fair trade and organic, and cleaning products and light bulbs are eco-friendly. Single-use plastics are banned, straws are made of paper and bamboo, and you can even buy a pair of recycled-wood sunglasses.