SALT of Palmar, Mauritius
SALT of Palmar styles itself as the ‘Big-Hearted Boutique Hotel’ and, we confess, this hotel has definitely stolen a piece of ours. This new hotel is the first of (we hope) many sustainable and eco-conscious hotels in Mauritius and these guys don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk too! The hotel is completely free of single-use plastics and everything, where possible, is locally sourced – from the furniture, to the food, and even their bathroom amenities that are produced on-island and packaged in bamboo and limestone paper, rather than plastic.
SALT of Palmar
The 59 rooms come with beach, pool or garden views and the design of each is inspired by the island itself. Think turquoise seas, vibrant blue skies, green fields of sugar – they have created a stunning, unmistakably Mauritian, hotel using (of course) locally made fabrics and furniture. Our favourite room has got to be Bang On Beach and not just for its cool name – drifting off to the soothing sound of waves lapping the shore is pretty awesome, too.
As you might expect, the food is local, fresh and utterly delicious. We love that the hotel works with local farmers to supply the open-sided restaurant with its organic, seasonal produce. For the dishes, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Mauritian flavours all play a part and the closest thing you’ll get to a buffet is the fresh, filtered mineral water stations dotted around the hotel – perfect for refilling bottles given to guests on arrival. The three bars enjoy views of their perfect island setting – the roof bar, beach bar and pool bar – and all serve local beverages and homemade cocktails.
SALT has a really unique approach to how guests experience the island. Mauritius is an island drenched in history, heritage and culture and SALT proudly encourages their guests to get out and drink it in. Why not hire a bike and take a ride along the coastal path for its spectacular views, or take a street food tour of Port Louis? Bustling Flacq market is a 10-minute taxi ride away and gives an authentic glimpse of local island life. Activities on offer within the hotel centre around the 25-metre lap pool, surrounded by relaxing sun-loungers and beanbags. Down on the beach, there’s a sunrise running club and sunset yoga on the beach. Like everything else at SALT, the spa is pretty unique and, naturally, salt plays a starring role – think salt soaks, salt body scrubs and dry salt therapy.
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