In an ever-changing world, we all have to adapt. This is especially true of the tourism industry, which has had to fight and struggle to survive. And while challenging as the last few years have been, out from the ashes have come some innovative ideas, unique offerings, and resilient brands.
One of these is the C Mauritius resort. While this property opened its doors a few years ago, it can still be called a new hotel due to the fact that lockdown restrictions have seen few tourists pass through its entrance – until now. With Mauritius dropping restrictions and opening flights, I returned to the island and to C Mauritius to see just how this innovative property is doing things differently, and this is what I found:
A beach club vibe
Drop your pretenses at the door. C Mauritius offers a fun and funky vibe that welcomes all. This is evident from the minute you walk through the door where you can pour yourself an ice tea out of some crazy machinery. And from there, the experiences get more colourful with donuts for tea, all-day cocktails, and even beer pong or rum tastings to keep you entertained. It’s clear that the party atmosphere has also attracted the local market, meaning not only can you run shoulders with Europeans and South Africans during your stay, but you’ll get a real, authentic taste of Mauritian culture too.
A place to unleash your inner child
C Mauritius doesn’t have a kids club, but that’s because it doesn’t need one. The entire resort feels like a kids club with experiences designed to unleash the child within. Relax on the pool in a floatie, challenge your partner to a board game on the beach, learn to kitesurf, go for a stand-up paddle, kick off your shoes, and boogie on the sand dancefloor, or simply hop on the swing and forget the worries of your daily life.
Get out and explore
Gone are the days of just sitting stuck in your resort. While you might never want to leave the stunning pool and your ocean-view room, the resort’s Cignature experiences will have you out and about discovering the island around you. Concoct your own cocktail, go for a trek through the forests or a guided walk into the village, or embark on a local boat for a romantic cruise with canapes and snorkelling.
Food, food, glorious food
This is not just any hotel food served in a stuffy dining room. C Mauritius offers an experience fit for any self-confessed foodie. And it’s all-inclusive, so you don’t need to worry about what extras you’re ringing up on your tab. You can grab great coffee, colourful doughnuts, delicious pancakes, and a cold beer at the all-day deli before hitting the beach, or even pack yourself a picnic basket of a range of delicious treats to go. Or, if you’ve indulged in one too many late-night cocktails, simply dig into your complimentary mini-bar, where you’ll find an array of snacks and drinks. And if you are feeling fancy, you’ll get a three-course extravaganza at the resort’s a la carte restaurant at least once during your stay for that romantic night out.
Thinking about the environment
Last but not least, one of the best things about C Mauritius is the hotel’s commitment to protecting its environment. The brand proactively works with local businesses and collaboratively works with eco-conscious organisations to ensure that everything from the soap in the rooms to the clothes in the gift shop is produced sustainability. So that not only can you enjoy acting like a kid again on the pristine shores of Mauritius, but so can your kids and your kid’s kids.