Angsana Hotels & Resorts, the sister brand to
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, has opened the Angsana Balaclava in
Nestled directly on the white
sand beach and calm lagoon of Turtle Bay, the property is just a
15-minute drive from the capital of Port Louis in the northwest
area of the island.
The 51 suite and one villa resort
emulates a traditional Mauritian village with its thatched roofs
and use of bespoke local artistry including wrought iron entrance
gates. The expansive reception features an arched roof, natural
stone floors, lava stone walls and teak wood furniture decorated
with rattan style woven leather. The views of the ocean and
mountains beyond showcase sunset views that light up the entire
resort in the evening.
Guests can choose between 18 Garden
Suites (72 sqm), 21 Spa Suites (84 sqm) or 10 Beach
Front Suites (125 – 180 sqm) – most of which feature private
plunge pools (Garden Suites do not) and are staggered to lend an
extra sense of space and privacy.
Just a short sandy walk to the
sea, the Beach Front Suites are spacious with mosaic
tiled water features, deep plunge pools and plush day beds along
with mood-enhancing teardrop and up-lighting designed by the
resident light architect. A deep stone bathtub for two overlooks a
private infinity and jet pool sited on a large private sun deck.
For spa enthusiasts, the Spa Suites offer a complimentary
90-minute massage per person as part of the holiday experience.
Lastly, for the pinnacle in exclusivity, the Imperial Villa (770 sqm) is a four-bedroom haven with three private pools and a
personal butler for families and couples travelling together.
The resort’s main public area features three overlapping
swimming pools separated by waterfalls, leading from an expansive seawater pool complete with sand to a lap pool and then wading
The Angsana Spa offers nine treatment rooms
(three double rooms and six single rooms), a yoga pavilion, a
restorative vitality pool with several different water jet
stations and a hammam. Eight spa therapists, trained at the
renowned Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket, offer Asian and Ayurvedic spa treatments using local ingredients from botanical
coconut, ylang ylang and sugar cane to marine elements such as
seaweed and mud.
The main restaurant, Oryza, offers both al
fresco and indoor dining options and is surrounded by the pool,
beach and Sylea bar. Executive chef Nyoman Suardi Nio’s menus
feature a combination of local dishes to complement classics from
the international menu. The Passion Grill, with its swim up bar,
is perfect for those who relish sand underfoot while dining
poolside on crab, lobster and langoustine. There are also in-villa
dining or private dining experiences for those seeking quiet
The resort also features a beauty salon,
fitness facility, small business centre and children’s activities.
It is soon to launch a dedicated conservation team to develop
environmental initiatives that include coral planting and there
will also be snorkelling safaris for guests to learn about the
rich biodiversity of the neighbouring marine world.
Spa Indulgence’ package costs €790 per suite per night includes the following extras:
• Complimentary daily
90-minute spa session for two persons
• Complimentary daily
breakfast and dinner for two persons
• Stay two nights and
receive complimentary €100 worth of hotel credits per suite
Stay three nights and receive complimentary €100 worth of hotel
credits per suite and one way airport transfer
credits can offset charges for dining occasions, shopping
purchases, and yes, more spa treatments during the stay. This
introductory offer is valid for bookings made from now to 30 March
2012, for stays starting before 30 March 2012. Terms and
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