This is the Ultimate Escape: Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

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The Travel Tester is in Mauritius for the #MyMauritius Explorer Lab, organised by iambassador and the Mauritius Tourist Board. Mixing a blogging conference with a press trip, we are learning new skills as well as exploring the island. The first nights, I've stayed at the 5-star luxury resort Four Seasons at Anahita.

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While I’m currently still in Mauritius to spend the last two days exploring the island, here is already my first review of one of the properties I stayed at this week: the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita.

Here we’ve been completely spoiled with a massive garden villa (that I shared with 3 other bloggers), lunch on a private island and wonderful seafood dinner, so definitely have a look at the video below if you’re interested in finding out more. 

FOUR SEASONS RESORT MAURITIUS AT ANAHITA

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Make sure to check out the video I made of my stay, so you get a good feel of what the resort looks like:

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ARRIVING IN MAURITIUS

I flew to Mauritius from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (KLM), with a stopover in Paris and then onward with Air Mauritius. The flight from Paris was about 12 hours. 

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The Reception Area of the Resort

 

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ROOMS AT THE RESORT

At the resort, there are different types of accommodation, ranging from Beach Pool Villas to Ocean and Mangrove Pool Villas. I stayed at one of the gorgeous Garden Pool Villa‘s, overlooking the golf course at the end of our lush tropical garden. 

The villa had 4 bedrooms, a living room, dining area, kitchen (with fully stocked fridge) and outdoor seating area in front of the private pool, which made it large enough for us to share and not be in each other’s way. 

My room was (in my opinion of course!) the best, since it didn’t just have a large en-suite bathroom (featuring a bath, shower and separate toilet), but it also had an outdoor shower. From the bedroom (where there was a desk at the back), I also had access to the garden and the pool, so that was super convenient. 

The bed was by far the best bed I’ve ever slept in while staying at hotels! Not only was it gigantic, but also so incredibly soft and fluffy, that it seemed like I was sleeping on a cloud. 

The room also provided slippers and a bathrobe, as well as a hairdryer (very important for my long hair!) and a pretty woven bag that you could use to the spa, for example. 

Standard WiFi was complimentary and also worked in my room. 

The Travel Tester - Relax a Bit

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This is the Ultimate Escape: Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita || The Travel Tester
Our incredible garden villa with private pool
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My Room
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Outdoor Shower!
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Our Living Room
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Our Dining Room
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What a fantastic welcome at the Mauritius Four Seasons hotel / resort

 

FOOD AT THE RESORT

During my stay, we enjoyed breakfast and dinner, so we were quite lucky! For breakfast, you can go to the Beau Champ Restaurant, where you can find a mix of buffet-style French dishes as well as á la carte options, but you can also opt for having breakfast delivered to your villa.

For breakfast, I really enjoyed the dim sum (not something I’d normally order, but when on ‘holiday’…) and I could also resist the champagne bar and go for the healthy fruit smoothie bar instead. For lunch you can visit the Bambou restaurant, which is located at the beach and near the jetty. 

For dinner, we went to the Italian Aquapazza restaurant, where I went for all things fish, and I didn’t regret it! I even tried sea urchins for the first time and liked it! 

The Travel Tester - Eat Well

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Tropical Breakfast
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Dumplings for Breakfast – Because I Could
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Dinner at Italian Restaurant Aquapazza
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Restaurant Acquapazza at the Four Seasons hotel Mauritius
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The amazing food around me
This is the Ultimate Escape: Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita || The Travel Tester
Tasting Sea Urchin!
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Lovely desserts

 

THINGS TO DO AT THE RESORT

The Four Seasons Mauritius offers many amenities that will keep you busy during your stay. There is a choice between four outdoor pools, a complimentary (unlimited) golf course, complete fitness center, a tortoise garden and the option to do many water sports (complimentary are for example: sailing, glass-bottom-boat trips, windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling and much, much more!).

But if you ask me, the best features was that you have your own private pool at the villa! From my room, I just had to open the door and step into the warm water. How lush is that?!

The Travel Tester - GET ACTIVE

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Our Private Pool at Anahita Four Seasons Mauritius

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This is the Ultimate Escape: Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita || The Travel Tester

This is the Ultimate Escape: Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita || The Travel Tester
Nothing really beats having a private pool!
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One of the four public pools at the Four Seasons Anahita Mauritius
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Watersports, anyone?

 

SPA AT THE RESORT

Besides getting active, of course a good resort is also a place where you can totally unwind. At the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius, there is a spa where you can totally relax.

The Lagoon-Edge is their outdoor relaxation area, set on wooden pillars above the Indian Ocean. Stunning are also their overwater treatment suites! From signature treatments to facials, massages, manicures and pedicures, as well as hair services and even treatments suited for kids, here you can find something for everyone!

At certain times, there are outdoor yoga and reiki sessions and they also offer complete experiences ranging from nighttime massages where you are surrounded by candles and honeymoon blessings.

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Overwater Treatment Suites at the Four Seasons Anahita Resort Mauritius

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The Lagoon-Edge Outdoor Relaxation
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Great spa facilities at the Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita
This is the Ultimate Escape: Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita || The Travel Tester
Just walking around here made me relaxed!

 

PRIVATE BEACH AT THE RESORT

If you didn’t have enough of luxury with all the amenities I already mention, then be prepared for more! The Four Seasons Anahita Mauritius Resort has it’s own private beach, which is only accessible for guests!

At the privately owned island of Ile aux Cerfs, you can find pristine white beaches and turquoise lagoon waters. Here you can swim, sunbathe or have a drink and a bite to eat at the Beach Bar and Grill, all in an absolute secluded location.

From the resort jetty at Bambou Beach, we take the complimentary speedboat that takes us to the island via a thrilling ride (loved it!) and we are welcomed with a fresh coconut filled with some cheeky Mauritian rum. So good! After sitting on the swings at the beach bar, we try some local snacks that a waiter brings us and then proceed to sit down for a fantastic meal further along the beach. I could get used to this! 

The Travel Tester - Relax a Bit

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Leaving on a private speedboat to our secluded beach (aka how I normally travel *ahem*)

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This is the Ultimate Escape: Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita || The Travel Tester
Welcome drink at the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius

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This is the Ultimate Escape: Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita || The Travel Tester
Local food ranging from samosas and fried okra to yummy banana chips and fresh seafood bites at the 4 Seasons Mauritius

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I went for the tuna tartar – SO GOOOODDD!
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Next time I’ll stay at the Presidential Suite of the Four Seasons Anahita Resorts Mauritius – well… ok… maybe ;)

 

ENTERTAINMENT AT THE RESORT

At night, head over to one of the restaurants I mentioned earlier, or go straight to the O-Bar, to enjoy a cocktail while looking over the water to see the sun set. When we were there, someone was playing the piano and there was a great atmosphere! 

The resorts hosts several events, such as Zilwa nights, where you can enjoy the cuisine and culture of the island with Mauritian dishes and a vibrant Sega-dancing show. They also host Fisherman BBQ nights, where you can choose from a selection of freshly caught fish and crustaceans. There are also regular cooking classes that you can book, as well as pizza-making classes for kids. 

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There is always something going on at the Welcome Lounge and Bar area
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We had an incredible full moon during our stay!

 
 

The Travel Tester - The Verdict

I believe the photos and video already speak for itself, but I had an unforgettable time staying at the Four Seasons resort Mauritius at Anahita. I never stayed in any resorts before in my life, but this year I stayed in a resort on Antigua, a resort on Majorca, Spain and now in this resort and I’m starting to understand why people love them so much. It’s a little piece of paradise secluded from the rest of the world, with everything you could want from a holiday in terms of comfort, food, activities and relaxation. I would suggest to also book a tour or venture out to see more of the country itself as well, to really get the feel of a place and it’s locals, but having this as a base will guarantee you have a worry-free holiday for sure! 

 
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BEST ACTIVITIES TO DO ON MAURITIUS

Did you see my review about Quad Biking in Mauritius yet?

So Exciting! Quad biking in Mauritius Tested for the First Time!

 

Full-Day Trips in Mauritius:

Cultural Tours in Mauritius:

Hiking and Nature Tours in Mauritius:

Boat Tours & Cruises in Mauritius:

 

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PLAN YOUR TRIP TO MAURITIUS!

I hope this article showed you all the things you can see and do at this Mauritius resort. Here is more information to help you plan your trip:

Time Zone in Mauritius? Mauritius Standard Time (GMT+4)

Currency in Mauritius? The Mauritian Rupee is the currency of Mauritius. Check the latest exchange rate here >>.

Electrical Plugs in Mauritius? In Mauritius the power plugs and sockets are of type C (2 pins, same as in the Netherlands/Germany, etc.) and G (3 flat pins, same as in the UK). It depends on your accommodation which one they use, so definitely bring both!! The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. We recommend getting a universal travel adapter to never worry about having the right plug on your travels!

Languages Spoken in Mauritius? There is no official Mauritian language, but most commonly spoken is English and French. Other language you can hear are Mauritian Creole, French-based Creole, and ethnic languages such as Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Urdu, Tamil or Mandarin.

Best time to visit Mauritius? May to December are considered the best months to visit, but this country really is great all year round. There is the chance of tropical cyclones between January and March. The rainy season lasts from December to about April. 

Insurance for Mauritius? Make sure to get travel insurance! We recommend checking out worldnomads.com >>

How to get to Mauritius? I flew with Air Mauritius from Paris (Amsterdam to Paris with KLM). Check for best flights on Skyscanner.com >>

Where to stay in Mauritius? See the best prices for the Four Seasons Resort on Booking.com >>

Tourism Board of Mauritius Website? Find out more information about Mauritius at: www.tourism-mauritius.mu

Looking for convenient Airport pickups? I found a few good ones on Get Your Guide:

 

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Disclaimer: I was kindly hosted in Mauritius by iambassador and the Mauritius Tourist Board as part of the #MyMauritius Explorer Lab Conference, which included a complimentary stay at the Four Seasons Anahita Resort in Mauritius. All opinions and video clips are 100% our own.

 

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