Opening rates for the newly launched hotel brand, SALT, have been set for its first property, the 59-key SALT of Palmar that will open on the east coast of Mauritius on 1 November, 2018.
SALT’s creator and CEO of The Lux Collective, Paul Jones, said Mauritius was an obvious choice for the brand.
“An exotic, volcanic beauty drenched in history and modern culture, Mauritius has much to offer beyond its picture-perfect beaches, and its people are some of the most welcoming and passionate I have ever met. It’s a destination ripe for exploration too often overlooked by those who think it’s just for lazing on a beach. SALT of Palmar will be a gateway for discovering the real Mauritius, designed to disrupt those preconceived notions and attract a different type of traveller to the island,” Jones said.
SALT guests will be immersed into the heart of Mauritian life, with the opportunity to connect directly with locals via Skill Swap. This means they exchange their time, talent & skills to the local people. Guests of SALT can also join our local suppliers and see their work or passion. From pottery with Janine at her Pamplemousses studio or early morning fishing with Kishor, to coaching the local football team with Fabrice or basket weaving with Mrs Bulleeram in Brisée Verdière – SALT has friends doing incredible things all over the island and guests are invited to share their passion.
Every day is a learning day at SALT, and the hotel’s local team and network of experts will show guests how they do things differently. Fancy helping out on the SALT Farm? Learning how to cook Mauritian Chicken Curry with our chefs? Mastering the maravanne rattle and moutia drum? Just sign up in the chill-out area.
Every guest will receive a copy of THIS IS MAURITIUS – a guidebook created by the locals who know the people and places that make the island tick. Maps, local SIM cards and the SALT app unearth local knowledge of hidden gems. The hotel’s fleet of cool convertibles or bikes can be hired to explore nearby villages, temples and markets.
The SALT EQUILIBRIUM will come complete with a salt room, five treatment rooms and a team of local therapists offering a pick and mix of salt-based treatments to energise, relax, detoxify and rejuvenate. And a community of shared interests is just waiting to be created as guests come together for The Sunrise Run Club, sunrise salutations on the beach, meditation at Brahmakumari, dawn photography tour, hike & bike, yoga at the SALT Farm Shala and much more.
The SALT of Palmar building is an iconic edifice that leads straight onto Palmar beach, originally designed in 2005 by revered Mauritian architect, Maurice Giraud. It will house 59 rooms all overlooking sea, garden or the 25-metre lap pool, and is being transformed by Mauritian architect Jean Francois Adam in collaboration with French designer Camille Walala.
Rates start from US$200 per double room per night on a bed and breakfast basis.