Hotel 20°Sud

Grand Baie, North Coast / Mauritius

Hidden amongst an old coconut grove bordering the water’s edge, Hotel 20°Sud is a charming boutique hotel that ensures its guests of an intimate and personable stay. Made to feel like home from home, the hotel’s large bedrooms and suites have cosy interiors, while the restaurant service and leisure activities can be tailor made to meet guests’ needs. With rooms located just ten metres from the Mauritian shoreline, even the resort’s natural beauty is available at your leisure.

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What to love

  • Small boutique hotel with spacious rooms and suites elegantly decorated with antiques and furnishings from Belgian interior decorator Flamant Home.
  • Some fantastic unique dining options including dining next to the 19th century ruins on the deserted Flat Island or aboard M/S Lady Lisbeth, the Island’s oldest motor boat.
  • Hotel 20°Sud offers an abundance of leisure activities for guests to enjoy including sailing, diving, big game fishing and boat excursions.
  • An impressive number of spa treatments are available at the hotel’s wellbeing area. Fitted with four treatment rooms, guests can indulge in over 40 different therapies, including hot stone massage, mud wraps and body scrubs.

What to know

  • With just 34 bedrooms throughout its entire complex, Hotel 20°Sud has a quiet and intimate atmosphere and is located just a stone’s throw from the beach.
  • In order to preserve the seclusion and tranquility of this hotel, children under the age of 12 years are not permitted.
  • There is a free shuttle service four times a day to the Grand Baie (by traditional motorboat pirogue).
  • Special menus such as a six-course lobster or sushi menu can be requested at the restaurant. Available upon prior request only.

Description

Located on the north coast of the Mauritius, Hotel 20°Sud sits quietly in front of the beautiful Grand Baie lagoon. Surrounded by an old coconut grove, this boutique hotel is made up of just 34 bedrooms, which gifts it an intimate charm and evokes the essence of your own private hideaway.  With some of its rooms located just ten metres from the shoreline, guests are greeted by breathtaking views of the lagoon come morning, night and noon. The rooms themselves have a particularly homely quality, conjured by the decorative antiques and furnishings that adorn the interiors. Each room features a luxury bathroom, fitted with a vintage styled bathtub and separate shower.

The hotel also offers slightly larger suites, which feature their own outdoor hot tub or private swimming pool, as well as luxury amenities such as ipod docks and nespresso coffee makers. Four private villas are also available, each with large communal areas and private access to the seafront.

The main restaurant at 20 Degrees Sud is located directly in front of the seashore, with diners given the option of eating by the beachfront, the main swimming pool or inside. With a kitchen fronted by Mauritian chef, Manolito Grosset, the menu consists of freshly caught fish and local specialties. Notably, the restaurant serves breakfast at any time, creating a service to accommodate to guests’ differing needs.

Once you’ve explored the natural beauty and vibrant market towns that surround the resort, the hotel also has a number of leisure activities to enjoy. With a location so close to the lagoon, guests can take up a host of water sports such as sailing, diving and big game fishing. While those who prefer dry land will want to make full use of the 18-hole golf course.

For traditionalists, the hotel also features two fresh water swimming pools and a spa area offering an extensive list of treatments including mud wraps, massages and body scrubs.

When to travel:

Mauritius enjoys a typically tropical climate with year-round heat, although the southeast trade winds help it to not feel too muggy.

The best months to visit Mauritius are May to early December. Water sports enthusiasts and divers will want to avoid January and February, the peak cyclone months.  Cyclones rarely hit Mauritius but cyclones way out at sea can bring days of squally rain.

The summer months are from December to April, when it can nevertheless be extremely humid, and the winter, such as it is, runs from May to November, and is cooler and drier.

Coastal temperatures range between 25°C and 33°C in summer and between 18°C and 24°C in winter, although on the plateau it will be some 5°C cooler. When the winds are at their strongest in July and August it can be blustery on the east coast, though the breeze brings welcome relief in summer.

Apart from the Christmas-New Year peak, Mauritius doesn’t really have high and low seasons. The situation is more dependent on outside factors (such as the French school holidays, which cause a big increase in demand and prices in August).

Location

20 Degrees Sud is the north coast of Mauritius, a short distance (5km) from the lively town of Grand Baie and 60km from the airport. The north coast of Mauritius has an abundance of sheltered beaches, making it an ideal tourist and watersports destination. Hotel 20 Degrees Sud is approximately 75 minutes drive from the airport by taxi or private car.

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Family

In order to preserve the seclusion and tranquility of this hotel, children under the age of 12 are not permitted.