Photo Story: Postcards from Mauritius
We came back after a week-long vacation at One&Only Le Saint Geran earlier this month. But our hearts still seem to be relaxing at some corner of the resort — on one of the hammocks, or at the Garden Spa, or perhaps somewhere by the beach. While we shall write about our superlative experience in details, here’s a photo blog to give you a glimpse of it. Hope you enjoy and get inspired to travel in style!
Contrary to our imagination, we received not a blue but a lush green welcome. It’s not the water bodies but large chunks of land and mountain that give you the first visual of Mauritius. Breathtaking, nevertheless!
First View of the Resort
We reached the resort when twilight had already embraced Mauritius. Whatever we saw was too hazy for our tired eyes. When dawn woke us up in the morning, we spent a long while just soaking in the beauty. This is the first picture our camera lens saw and captured. The view is from our balcony of Junior Ocean Suite 415.
Out of the Blue
‘Ah, it’s a sunny day’ to ‘It’s raining!’ — the transition can take place in a matter of minutes especially during this season (winter since it’s in southern hemisphere). But unpredictability is not an inconvenience but a splendour here. At least for us, it was magical. No two days were same and the fact that we couldn’t really plan whether we’d spend the next day swimming or cycling gave us a thrill.
Kayaks, pedal boats, water skiing, snorkeling, windsurfing, hobie cats and mono-hull lasers are complimentary for the guests! Chargeable activities include parasailing, banana boat, tube and speedboat rides.
Spa to Soothe Your Senses
While you feel relaxed at any corner of the resort, there’s a special haven for unwinding completely. The spa has 8 indoor treatment rooms but the showpiece is the garden spa. Birds, flowing water (and raindrops, if you’re lucky) and not the usual spa instrumental provide the background music. We tried the Mauritian Poultice massage, which uses special poultices made of herbs and spices wrapped in muslin or cotton. These stem-heated poultices work wonderfully to melt away all the muscle tensions and leave you completely relaxed. Must try!
The landscape of One&Only Le Saint Geran is such that you can place your camera anywhere and you will get a great picture! We have a large stock of many more such beautiful memories captured in pictures. However, there were several captivating moments that couldn’t have been captured by a camera! Shall try to put those in words and share them with you all soon 🙂
This was our second visit to a One&Only resort after our splendid holiday at One&Only Reethi Rah