A luxury resort in Mauritius, located in Grand Gaube (north of the island), Lux* Grand Gaube re-opened recently.

Interior design maven Kelly Hoppen (of Kelly Hoppen Interiors) worked her magic staying true to architect Jean-Francois Adam’s vision of contemporary yet timeless Indian Ocean living. All rooms, suites and villas open to stunning seaviews and airy verandas, some with outdoor baths or sundecks edged by the resort’s private cove.

Fitted with Lux* Sleeptight mattresses and highest quality refined Egyptian cotton linens, every room has been intended for extreme comfort and the best night’s sleep. Huge doors treat the living spaces to lots of natural light and the generous dressing space enhances the loft-style feel.

Six restaurants, seven bars paly court to the hotel guests including INTI, the first Argentinian-Peruvian restaurant in Mauritius. The Wellness area is a haven for those needing to relax or be beautified — or tone up with a workout or next-gen fitness.

This is also the first resort in Mauritius, also, to have an Essie nail bar, and also an authentic barber’s shop – Murdock’s of London. A specialised health programme is also available thanks to Kamran Bedi of Mind Body Method, an NLP master practitioner.

Plus London-based French artist Camille Walala, has created a stunning pop-style artwork at Beach Rouge. There are imaginative Gouzou graffitis, too, hidden around the resort, painted by French street-artist, Jace. These witty hand-painted illustrations, have a cult following across Europe, Africa, China and the Indian Ocean region.

All of this underlines Lux belief – luxury today should mean a sense of freedom and personal space.