Iconic resort opens after facelift

Le Touessrok Resort in Mauritius has been welcoming guests for the last 40 years

Located on the east coast of Mauritius in the stunning Trou d’Eau Douce Bay, the 200-room Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort offers Indian Ocean views from all guestrooms, suites and villas; talcum-white sand beaches; and Ilot Mangénie, a secluded private island reserved exclusively for guests that features 3.5 kilometres of pristine beach, a stylish beach club and on-island butlers.

Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius debuts this month after an extensive, six-month renovation of the legendary Le Touessrok.

For over 40 years, cosmopolitan jet-setters from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas have revelled in this paradise resort day and night. Now, after significant investment, the resort has been re-imaged, bringing together the renowned hospitality of Shangri-La with the legendary Mauritian island chic of Le Touessrok Resort.

'Our vision is to create a private hideaway that can be our guests’ own personal paradise,' says Gabriele Lombardo, general manager of Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa. 'In an always-on world, our senses are constantly barraged. We want to give guests space for imagination and serendipitous discovery.'


As part of the major renovation, the resort’s tropical bohemian chic has been revitalised and enhanced by vibrant contemporary styling referencing Mauritius’s diverse cultures and dramatic landscape of volcanic mountains, lush rainforests and blue lagoons, as well as Shangri-La’s Asian sophistication and heritage.

Luxuriously appointed sea access rooms and suites at Shangri-La’s newly opened Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius

The use of organic and natural materials and touches of European glamour enrich the intimate ambiance of the resort, which has the feel of a Mediterranean-style village. Five new dining and bar concepts – such as Republik Beach Club & Grill, which features Mediterranean cuisine and barbecue specialties and a lively bohemian beach lounge, and Sega, a rum and Tiki bar where exciting local talents play reggae, seggae, jazz and the blues – burnish fan favourites such as Safran, the resort’s acclaimed Indian restaurant.

In addition to its two pools and extensive aquatic and land-based activities, there is the T-Club for children aged between 4 and 11, and an Active T-Club for those 12 to 17 years old. Guests also have access to the 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course designed by Bernhard Langer that is located a few minutes away by boat on Ile aux Cerfs.


To celebrate the launch of the resort, Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa is offering an Open for Imagination package, which can be further personalised by the Shangri-La Specialist. The five-night Open for Imagination package costs €11,000 nett ($12,395) and is for two people. It includes:

• Five-nights’ stay in one of the resort’s six 126-square-metre deluxe suites, each of which offers a separate lounge area, a private dining room, two secluded terraces, complimentary bar and champagne on arrival.

• Roundtrip airport transfers and island tour by helicopter, along with exclusive use of the resort’s Yu airport lounge for fast-track immigration and personalised service.

• Daily Dom Pérignon champagne breakfast in the suite.

• A 'Dine by Design' dinner under the stars on Ilot Mangénie with a private Sega dance performance; an entire area of the private island will be exclusively reserved for the couple’s use.

• Daily in-suite couple’s CHI, The Spa experience featuring treatments based on holistic and Ayurvedic wellness traditions using organic and locally sourced ingredients.

• Private romantic sunset cruise on a luxury yacht.


Special room-only introductory opening rates for Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa start from €265 ($300) plus 15 per cent VAT for stays from November 1 through December 19, 2015. Rates start from €425 ($480) plus 15 per cent VAT from January 6, 2016 onwards.