Legends Hotel Mauritius lies in the centre of the fishing village of Grand Gaube, not far from Grand Bay, in the north-eastern corner of Mauritius. Legends lie about one hour from the airport and just 15mns drive from Grand Baie with its selection of shops, bars & restaurants. The famous Pamplemousse Botanical Gardens are just 15mns drive from the Hotel.
Based around the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui and built around a heavenly little bay with a beach of golden sand, Legends hotel Mauritius is the Zen place in which to unwind. The setting is delightful, with the tranquil lagoon looking out towards islets with enchanting names like 'Gunners' Point', 'Flat Island' and 'Sugar Loaf'.
The emphasis is on being in harmony with your environment - and, of course, yourself. In Feng Shui, great emphasis is placed on the 5 elements of Water, Earth, Wood, Fire and Metal and the importance of colors, and this is reflected in the décor throughout the hotel. It is a place where everything feels right.
The Superior Rooms' feature element is Metal. Wooden fittings give sensuous warmth to the rooms, which are resplendent in subdued and elegantly sophisticated shades of sand and ochre colors.
The warm, subtle lighting of the Deluxe Rooms gleams almost like candlelight through the rooms where the dominant Feng Shui element is featured in the water sculpture. As in all the rooms, the décor uses pure lines, with shades of blue and sandy colors.
The Junior Suites are spacious and luxuriously decorated in subtle shades of sand and ochre, blending perfectly with the main element, which is wood. There is an ottoman at the foot of the super-king size double beds and a large, comfortable sitting area on the private terrace or balcony. Each Suite has a small dressing room and spacious bathroom, with a walk-in shower, two washbasins, a bath and a separated toilet.
The Senior Suites' themes are earth and fire. Each villa has its own private garden, looking out towards the lagoon. The suite Ming and the suite Tang almost glow with warm red and orange hues. From the sitting area, two steps lead up to the magnificent double bed. Each of the villas has its own whirl bath and a very spacious bathroom.
The Emperor Villa is the most luxurious place imaginable in which to renew all one's energy. All 5 elements of Feng Shui are used in the furbishing and fittings, with its simply fabulous décor. The Villa has 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, as well as its own fitted kitchenette. It has its own whirlpool and a delightful, private outdoor stone garden with a pool, a barbecue area and a gazebo for outside dining. A very special feature of the Villa is that it has its own private beach, and there is a butler available.
The hotel has two fresh-water swimming pools. The main pool, in the centre of the hotel, and close to the main restaurant and Le Grand Bleu, overlooks the breathtaking bay. The second pool is in a quiet spot right at the very edge of the hotel, in front of the Banyan Pool, Bar & Grill.
The spa is the core of well-being, with a concept based on a combination of Thalasso and Spa. As well as the 5 massage rooms and the hydrotherapy room that specializes in a range of scrubs and wraps the bright, airy complex includes two whirlpools, a salt water swimming pool, a hammam, a sauna, a high-tech gym and a hairdressing salon.
Looking out over the pool and towards the sea, the hotel's main restaurant offers a magnificent breakfast buffet. Dining specialties include table's d'hôte, gala dinners on alternate evenings and buffets themed with Mauritian, Asian and Mediterranean.
The beach bar and grill offers Mediterranean cuisine, with a hint of the tropics. It has a relaxed atmosphere, under large parasols on a decked terrace, by the water's edge, looking out towards the northern islands.
The hotel's gastronomic restaurant is perfect for a special evening in an elegant setting. A superb open terrace overlooking the pool adds to the feeling of space, also reflected in the open-style kitchen and the walk-in wine cellar. Karma House is based on a "trilogie" concept (food cooked in three different ways)
In the evenings, seafood and pearly shellfish alternate with scarlet red crayfish twice a week. Abalone is also open for lunch, when its specialties include hearty salads and local, Mauritian dishes.
The Banyan Bar is a laid-back place, under some of the oldest banyan trees on the island, beside its own pool, with seating at the Bar itself or under parasols on the lawns. The Bar's selection includes fresh fruit juices, beers and tropical cocktails. At lunchtime, fish, seafood and meat grills are cooked in front of you and there is also a selection of salad dishes.
Legends makes sure its guests are properly pampered as they lie under their parasols on the beach. Beach boys and girls serve light fruit treats, cocktails & drinks, and provide a sunglasses polishing service and refreshing towels.