Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa
What We Love
- A choice of four restaurants, with cuisine ranging from sushi to haute Indian
- Guests have access to two nearby private islands, one devoted entirely to golf
- All rooms are beachfront, with dazzling Indian Ocean views
What To Know
- All non-motorized water sports are included in the rate, even water skiing
- Greens fees are complimentary for resort guests
- It’s a very family-oriented destination
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A six-month renovation has transformed the iconic Le Touessrok resort into the latest star in the Shangri-La constellation. The 200-room property is set on the pristine east coast of this island nation, facing tranquil Trou d’Eau Douce Bay. Expect the brand’s Asian sensibility to infuse every aspect of the property, from the service to the spa to the cuisine, though much of the design salutes the country’s rich history and French-influenced style. The sunny, airy rooms are decked out in soothing, ocean-inspired tones and decorated using indigenous Mauritian materials and natural textiles. Dine out in style at one of four restaurants: Kushi, a sexy Japanese dining room with a master sushi chef and a yakiniku grill on every table; Le Bazar, a market-inspired restaurant serving Asian and global cuisine; Safran, an opulent spot for classic Indian dishes; and Republik, a beachfront grill for barbecued delicacies with a side of reggae music. Guests can while away the day under a perfect blue sky on the resort’s own private island, Ilot Mangénie, just offshore, where beach butlers will attend to your every need, or play a round of golf on Ile aux Cerfs, a championship golf course designed by Bernhard Langer, set beside a shimmering lagoon.
In the Area
The island of Mauritius offers plenty of diversions for all ages. Take mini-Jetsetters to the Crocodile and Giant Tortoise Nature Reserve in the southern part of the island, where they can get up close with the exotic reptiles, birds and butterflies on display. Near the capital, St. Louis, explore the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, also known as the Pamplemousse Garden, where you can admire the famous giant lily pads, among other botanical marvels. Black River Gorges National Park is a stunning wild place with many miles of walking trails through lush jungle. Get a taste of traditional Mauritian life in the village of Mahébourg, where the market is open every day but really comes into its own on Mondays. Shop for locally made silks and other textiles, then sample some Mauritian street food at one of the food stalls, which dispense snacks like gâteaux piments, dhal puris and biryanis.
How to Get There
We spent a week at the resort in the so called low season of Mauritius but it really was great - what a location and such service. From the time we arrived, all staff were really attentive but never underfoot, including the check-in and reception staff, house keeping and all restaurant and bar staff.
All rooms are beach facing and its really amazing to sleep with the sound of the ocean right there and a palm frond moving in front of your personal balcony. The room was big, with a separate lounge area leading to a private balcony. The bathroom was also large, with a bath and separate room for shower and another for the toilet.
We took the half board option which was definitely worth it - the restaurant prices are not cheap so was nice to enjoy the food without thinking about the price. We ate at both the buffet restaurant and the Indian restaurant, Saffron. Both offer excellent quality and the buffet had such variety with food for every taste, always including Western, Indian and Eastern options, and then really good deserts. Drinks are a bit expensive.
The pools are large and perfectly blue, allowing for perfect relaxation. The beaches are clean and smooth and all private, including the private island. Complementary water-sports at the resort were also good fun, including sea kayaks and pedal boats in a private lagoon.
Was really sad to have to leave.
You are in heaven the room is wonderful people is very nice here the weather is cold and Wendy but still we are having nice time I wish I came in deferent time to enjoy all water activity but nothing will stop me
As my title suggests, this Resort is nothing short of magical! From the staff, food, service all the way to location and beautifully maintained grounds. Everything here is done to a high standard and nothing can’t be arranged if requested. Our experience so far will never be forgotten. Thank you to the amazing staff, which I can’t even begin to list them all, but Gerhard and Peter your teams here are kind, friendly and professional. We are looking forward to the rest of our relaxing time here.
David and Kayli Still.
Great hotel, with beautiful gardens, deluxe rooms with ocean views are just amazing!! Staff is extremely friendly! And a genuine friend way of welcome. Not “i want tip after this” kind of welcoming, you know? Coming from Brazil i know how that feels, so I think I say that with property. Breakfast is beyond expectations! One of the best I have ever had at a resort.... wait! I think it was the best ever!! A fabulous selection for all tastes and nationalities...!! And trust me: everything is cooked beautifully! Special thanks to Abhisek for his AMAZING and fluffy pancakes!! I dont know how I could continue my day without them.... we sensed that some of the staff were new or maybe were been trained in new tasks (it was winter when we were there - even though it was about 24C and sunny everyday - therefore: low season, so maybe we thought they use this time for training new people for when the hotel gets REALLY busy) and I noticed Ashveen was trying to teach Abhisek how to make french crepes as well.... i think he didnt want guests to wait too long or be disappointed with the crepes (and trust me: his crepes were amazing too!!) but maybe just have a little more patience with Abhisek, since guests are happy, its morning, a beautiful day outside and may dont care if the crepe is not amazingly done. Everyone ‘has been there and done that’ when it comes down to doing something that is new in our daily jobs. We understand! :) so don’t worry, be happy!
Hotel facilities are incredible!!! And there are many many many activities that any guests can do and there are options to all ages, from little kids to seniors. At the hotel, you can kayak, use stand up paddle, use pedal boats, play football, beach volleyball, tennis, play board games, ping-pong. At the “activity’s island, you can do water ski, wake board, kayak (all for free) and pay for other activities, such as: boat rides, parasailing, ring boat, etc. Believe me when I say: you and your family/friends can relax or really stay busy and have fun! We particularly enjoyed the private island that the hotel owes. The island was spectacular and to just be able to relax there without noise with great drinks and [again] amazing food it was what we really needed it! The boat-shuttle staff are super nice and make us feel so welcomed and taken care of. It was very special!!! We really enjoyed out time at Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok. We just wished we could have stayed a little bit longer.... it was such a fun time!!!
Small improvements (but then again - not sure it its because the staff during winter is learning):
1.) it was our wedding anniversary. We informed this in three different ocasions: (a) when we booked on booking.com ; (b) when we emailed the hotel ; (c) when we checked in, in person. After been super spoiled by south-africans in the 19 days before/during our time in Mauritius, we were expecting at least “a drink voucher”, but during our 5-days-stay we didnt have any little surprises. Which is fine (reason why we didnt formally complained at reception) but im just pointing out here in case this kind of thing is very important to you and they just not meet your expectations. Also, to inform the hotel in case they would like to change that in the future.
2.) we made reservations for Safran Restaurant (indian/mauritius cuisine). Our reservation time was wrong when we got there. The difference was not big and we didnt have to wait, or anything. But again: little things that it may need to improve for next season.
Thank you for amazing and sunny days!!
Old property but being amazingly maintained by the shangri-la group. Property has 3 restaurants serves almost anything from the world cuisine. Located very well for spectacular views. Property has a private island exclusively for the guests which is must visit. Every half an hour you will have a ferry from the resort to visit the near by islands.
Stay is worth the every penny you pay.