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
Annaelle was very nice even if i didn't know how to play she was very patient and i know now that i would love to come back again just to play sports again with her .... Thx for my match she is really on her work if it was me I'd love to work here
We stayed in one of the private 3 bedroom villas at the end of the beach. The villa itself is fantastic - spacious, clean, great showers, comfortable beds and its own pool. There are 2 master bedrooms with sea view and terrace and enormous bathrooms, and a much more modest room at the back with 2 double beds (still a lovely room). The lounge/dining/terrace area is also huge and beautifully furnished with amazing views out over the pool and beach.
We ate mostly at the hotel restaurants though a chef is available for private dining including bbqs. We did have a bbq one night but while it was very nice, we preferred to be in the restaurants where the food is excellent (although the Japanese restaurant is a little soulless).
We had a wonderful team looking after us. I wasn't sure I liked the idea of a butler and team being around all the time but it worked out really well they were efficient, friendly and discreet. They made us feel welcome and immediately at home. They provided breakfast at the villa which was superb. Sitting on our terrace having breakfast was one of my favourite things.
Our 2 butlers were fantastic - Rishi seemed to know what we wanted before we did and was always on hand to help us out whether it was with trips out, restaurant bookings, or just providing drinks or snacks during the day. Shubham sorted out evening drinks, terrace tables in the restaurants, ferried us around in the buggy and seemed to pop up like a genie whenever we needed him. The rest of the team - Medgee, Mami and Sandhya (?) were also marvelous and made sure that we had the perfect holiday. A great big thank you to all of them .
We did do a trip out to the waterfall which was pretty but probably not worth the trip on its own. However, spending the day on the speed boat was great fun - the kids fed fruit to monkeys in the trees by the waterfall then we visited an island, snorkelled in the marine park and at one point the boat was surrounded by a group of dolphins. We finished with lunch on the beach of the private island. The food here was not as good as at the main hotel but the experience overall was great.
We did use the spa quite a lot between us and found that treatments varied in quality. I had one excellent therapist called Noorina who really knew what she was doing.
Things I would change:
1. There is music every night at the bar. This also varies in quality and is difficult to get away from as it is central and loud. I would limit this entertainment to a couple of times a week and turn down the volume. The hotel is in a beautiful and peaceful location and it is a bit of a shame that this is ruined to some extent in the evening.
2. The DJ at the happy hour on the beach isn't very good. Same point as above re the peaceful location!
We had one of the best holidays we have ever had here and I would definitely return.
WOW just WOW
From the minute we arrived at the shangri la in Mauritius we were treated like royalty
Every single member of staff were helpful, smiley and polite
We literally did not have to do anything for ourselves for 10 days
We got to know many of the staff here and we would like to say the biggest shout out to Gary and Owen on the frangipani beach who looked after us every day
Our breakfast lady ( I’m so sorry I’ve forgotten her name , but her husband works in the Japanese restaurant ) she remembered everyday our drinks when we sat for breakfast )
All of the senior staff including chefs, security and GM, always had time to chat with us
Another big shout out to yannis the sports massage therapist in the spa who was amazing ! I can highly recommend
The suite we had on the frangipani wing was BREATHTAKING with access to the beach
Every meal we had in the buffet restaurant was cooked to perfection
The whole hotel was spotlessly clean , there is not one thing we can be negative about apart from not spending more time here !
The private island is a must for a nice relaxing day - we can highly recommend lunch and desert here
We would recommend full board basis which includes all meals you only need to pay for drinks at dinner and lunch (unless you take lunch on your sunbeds and water is free)
We cannot wait to come back , Mauritius 🇲🇺 you are simply stunning
The shangri la - we cannot wait to visit some of your other hotels
We are currently 3 nights in to a 7 night stay and I have to say we have been really impressed. The suite is amazing, great to get a free mini bar and the dining options are brilliant. Would suggest staying in the frangipani wing as gives you an extra breakfast venue and really cool end of day cocktails.
The staff are all delightful, the beaches are beautiful. The hotel gym is also the best I have been to of any 5 star hotel and we are really looking forward to checking out the spa and some water sports in the next few days. We move onto The Four Seasons next week and it is going to take some doing for it to be any better. Thank you Shangri La for making our vacation really good so far.
We recently had the pleasure of staying here for the hotels 40th Anniversary celebrations. It was quite simply excellent in all regards. Nothing can beat the location or the welcome that you receive from all of the staff. The food is consistently excellent, the addition of the private island and the golf course at Ile aux Cerfs are the cherry on the cake. We would recommend The hotel as a fantastic location for a family holiday.