Shangri-La’s Le Tousserok Resort & Spa
- Day Spa
- Family Friendly
- Fine Dining
- Thermal Facilities
- Kids club
- Personal training
- Pool – Outdoor
- Scuba diving
Spread across 34 acres of beachfront and nestled along the eastern coast of Mauritius in Trou d’Eau Douce Bay, the stunning Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa reopened in November 2015 after an extensive renovation and is now the epitome of refined island luxury.
With a secluded private island, Ilôt Mangénie, and pristine beaches with turquoise seas, reserved exclusively for guests, it offers an unrivalled sense of privacy and personalisation. The resort’s contemporary design embodies tropical bohemian chic and mixes the island’s diverse cultures and landscape of volcanic mountains, lush rainforests and blue lagoons with Shangri-La’s signature Asian sophistication and heritage.
CHI, The Spa
Based within a secluded area of the resort CHI, The Spa is enclosed by luscious, verdant tropical vegetation and has eight treatment rooms. Decorated in distinctive Shangri-La style, the spa features design elements inspired by the local culture. They offer holistic and wellness programmes treatments and the renowned yogic practice of pranayama is incorporated into every treatment.
The organic products are grown in the spa’s dedicated garden – guests can even pick herbs and learn how to create the ointments used in their treatments.
- 8 treatment rooms
- Steam room
- Hair and nails
- Treatments also available on Ilôt Mangénie
The resort’s 200 rooms and suites all have ocean views and direct beach access. They are spread across three wings:
Coral has the private meeting and events space and direct access to the hotel’s jetty for water sport activities and boat rides;
Frangipani is on its own island to offer ultimate privacy and Hibiscus is popular with families as it has access to the kids’ club, tennis courts and a family friendly pool.
Their three secluded beach villas represent the most exclusive address in Mauritius. Each villa is in a separate enclave, spans 423sqm and benefits from a 24-hour butler service, three bedrooms, a secluded infinity pool and private beach access. They also have access to all the hotel facilities.
Republik Beach Club & Grill offers alfresco beach dining and breakfast exclusively for Frangipani suite guests.
Breakfast includes à la carte and pastries fresh from the wood fired oven.
Kushi is the resort’s Japanese restaurant has a great collection of sushi and sashimi and has an on-site sushi master and yakinuku grills at each table.
Facilities and Activities
- 5 restaurants
- 2 bars
- 2 events and meeting rooms
- 2 Pools
- Tennis Club
- 18-hole championship golf
For the Kids
T-Club is open from 9am to 10pm daily with free access for all children aged between 4 and 11 years old and is home to the turtle cove where the 100-year-old tortoises live!
The clubhouse provides a range of fun imaginative programmes and activities. Children can also enjoy golf, tennis, windsurfing and swimming, as well as a variety of educational exercises.
Access to the Teens Club is free for children from 12 to 17 years old where they can enjoy sports, educational outings, dancing and themed evenings.
Night had fallen by the time we drew into the hotel and the resort was covered in darkness apart from one fairy lit tree twinkling to welcome us. But with the scent of frangipani filling the air and the crickets providing soft background music, I knew this was going to be pretty come sunrise and, when I woke the next morning, Le Tousserok didn’t disappoint!
The resort has three beaches, two pools, fruit trees and lagoons – everywhere you look there’s something beautiful to see – and it’s cleverly designed: it’s big but the rooms and suites are so spaced out that it’s easy to get peace and solitude. The lobby is the perfect blend of wow factor and enough cosiness to feel at home and is a great place to relax during the day with stunning views of the resort and lagoon.
CHI, The Spa
CHI, The Spa is inspired by the Shangri-La legend which describes a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being and, as I entered the serene space, the delicate floral smell and relaxing music immediately lifted any leftover UK tension.
Set within a secluded area of the resort that is enclosed by luscious, verdant tropical vegetation, CHI, The Spa is decorated in Shangri-La style and focuses on holistic wellness and providing treatments to help guests unwind and relax.
I chose the 60 minute Coco Massage – a full body massage which uses heated coconut oil to be both nourishing and relaxing. Beginning face down, my therapist first placed a hot towel on the soles of my feet before applying pressure and massaging gently.
Starting with the left leg, the therapist lightly massaged in hot oil before taking two small coconuts and massaging further to relieve the tension in the muscles. She then repeated the practice working up the body to back and shoulders before I turned over and she performed the same on my front. The treatment finished with a gentle but very relaxing face and head massage.
The hour went by very quickly leaving me feeling fully relaxed and was exactly what I needed after a long-haul flight.
We stayed in a Frangipani Ocean View suite and my reaction when I opened the door was ‘Wow’. The room was stunning – I was greeted by a king size bed with an ocean view. There was also a sofa, desk and coffee table. Guests have in-room check in, a bottle of champagne and gift on arrival along with an adult only pool, complimentary minibar and evening cocktails.
The hotel have thought of everything so the bathroom is stocked with after sun, sun cream and insect repellent as well as the basics. There is also a free standing bath which faces the balcony so you can get a sea view from the tub.
Republik Beach Club & Grill – Alfresco beach dining and breakfast exclusively for Frangipani suite guests. Breakfast includes a la carte and pastries fresh from the wood fired oven.
Kushi – The resort’s Japanese restaurant has a great collection of sushi and sashimi and has an on-site sushi master and yakinuku grills at each table.
Le Bazar – Asian and International cuisine with stunning views of the lagoon and pools. The impressive breakfast buffet has live cooking stations, a smoothie bar and a great selection of local juices including lychee, papaya and guava.
Safran – The fine dining Indian restaurant features classical Indian cuisine with Mauritian influences. Open in the evening only, this is a culinary experience designed around a set menu offering 15 different plates including breads, rice, curries and tandoori.
Guests can also enjoy lunch at the restaurant on Ilôt Mangénie. Their most popular dish is the seafood platter with a selection of fresh lobster, prawns and calamari.
Ilot Mangenie – the resort’s exclusive private island. If the resort wasn’t gorgeous enough they also have a private island a 5 minute boat ride away where guests can enjoy lunch and spa treatments in a private cabana.