A delightful colonial mansion, nestling in a coconut grove right at the water’s edge, is home to a tastefully appointed, charmingly refined little hotel. The soft, neutral shades of Flamant Home Interiors furniture in its individually designed guest rooms stand in brilliant contrast to the blue of the sea and green of the coconut palms, instilling deep feelings of peace and seclusion. The restaurant, also at the water’s edge, serves delicious creole and international dishes. However 20° Sud has two more treasures in store: the M/S Lady Lisbeth, the oldest motorboat on the island which, when evening falls, takes a party of guests to dine under the stars on the calm waters of the bay.
Nestled in the heart of a quiet area of the north coast, 20°Sud effectively combines luxury and conviviality in an elegant and subtle way. A few minutes by ferry from the lively town centre of Grand Baie, this relaxing oasis offers the traveller a refreshing setting. Beautiful rooms designed by Flamant Home Interiors® offer a unique experience to each resident. The ubiquitous ocean gives a glimpse of three islands in the distance, a row of dots between you and the horizon. A member of Relais & Châteaux, this charming Boutique Hotel is distinguished by its intimate character, refinement and privileged location in an exceptional setting.
20° Sud, a colonial-era boutique hotel, sits at the water’s edge on Mauritius’s Grande Baie, surrounded by coconut groves. Despite hosting guests from all corners of the globe, 20° Sud has a firm emphasis on benefitting local people too.
The hotel employs almost 100 people—all of them islanders—with 50% living in the immediate neighborhood. Few high-end restaurants exist on the island, and those that do are largely out of reach for local people. Three years ago, the hotel began hosting a gourmet Christmas meal for up to 25 seniors who are its immediate neighbors. Every Christmas, the hotel offers local children a range of educational gifts, including text and exercise books. It’s a way of reminding them that—despite the realities of life on the island—their education is important. 20° Sud is also directly involved in educating students, working closely with the island’s hospitality schools, and making a concerted effort to offer work experience to as many trainees as possible.