LUX* Le Morne Resort

Guide to Eco Hotels in Mauritius ( 2022 Updated)

An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Mauritius are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Port Louis and then beyond in Mauritius.

Actions taken to protect and manage the environment. A series of projects have been undertaken to improve air quality such as phasing out of leaded petrol, importing cleaner diesel, banning chlorofluorocarbons and monitoring vehicular emissions among others.

1. Otentic, Eco Tent Experience 3* – Eco Hotels Mauritius

Otentic, Eco Tent Experience
Otentic, Eco Tent Experience

Set on the banks of the Grande Riviere South East river, Otentic, Eco Tent Experience offers a glamping experience featuring a swimming pool and a variety of outdoor activities.

The tents are built on raised wooden decks and offer views of the palm tree garden. They also come with private bathrooms with a shower.

Guests at Otentic can enjoy canoeing, biking and darts for free, as well as scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing at a surcharge. There is also a restaurant offering local dishes and a bar area.

The nearest beach to Otentic is Ile aux Cerfs. There is a free shuttle boat leaving from Otentic every morning and returning for lunch time. The shuttle transfer takes about 20 minutes.

On a hillside with views of both the Grand River South East and the Indian Ocean, this laid-back ecolodge is 4 km from Île aux Cerfs and 32 km from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport.

Rustic permanent tents are set on stilts, and come with fans, wood floors and en suite bathrooms, as well as river or ocean views. Air-conditioning and TVs aren’t available.

Continental breakfast is complimentary, as is a boat shuttle to Île aux Cerfs. Other amenities include a simple restaurant, an outdoor pool, water sports and loaner mountain bikes.

We are based on the east coast of Mauritius in a small village called ‘Deux Freres’ on the bank of Grand River South East, the longest river of Mauritius. The lodge is ideally located at canoeing distance halfway between the waterfall and the crystal lagoon of ile aux cerfs. At Otentic, we try to give a truly Mauritian experience to our guests.

Our friendly staff, who all live nearby the lodge, will make sure that you discover their region, the east coast of Mauritius, probably the most beautiful coast of the island. Simplicity and conviviality are two key values for us. Our objective is to share with our guests the Mauritian way of life, our culinary habits, our diverse communities, traditions and religious beliefs while enhancing the natural environment and improving the livelihood of surrounding communities.

Near thought I would go glamping or to an eco-retreat, but this experience has changed my opinions. Otentic is full self-efficient and eco-friendly, attempting to leave as small an impact on the natural surroundings as possible. Otentic is on a lush jungle like plot right on the Grande Riviere South East river. All the tents are shaded and tucked away under or near amazing palm trees.

The accommodations are sparse yet comfortable and every tent has its own private bathrooms w/ showers. You have the option to raise/ lower the tent flaps to your liking varying the awesome views from within or from the relaxing front deck. Everywhere on the property feels as if you are enjoying your own hiding tropical camp.

There are breathtaking views thru the trees down to the water and up to the lush green mountains off in the distance. The staff took care of all our needs, cooks prepared fabulous local cuisine and the honor bar was a hit. Ever trip to Mauritius should include a few days unplugged at Otentic Eco Tent Experience.

Everything is Eco, so you kind of also carry your own bags ;), which was not a bad thing, if only we had traveled a bit light, but it was alright!

The tent was absolutely fantastic, nice outdoor deck, very eco-fitted bathroom/toilet, overall a very memorable experience, and not uncomfortable at all in any sense.

Fantastic food which was really delicious and authentic plus they kindly adapted to our needs (one vegetarian and one vegan). The tent and eco village concept worked really well and the communal area was welcoming and relaxed.

Out of the world experience. Guys, if you wanna get a break from your busy monotonous hectic professional life, if you wanna experience what’s like to be a #MorisienTipik(typical Mauritian), if you want to live like an Eco tourist, if you want to live on a mountain with #NO electricity, #NO WIFI BUT only NATURE, YOU & that feeling of being truly alive… Then, otentic eco tent experience is definitely the place to be.

Commune with nature like never before, take a dip into the the natural pool, trek to the summit of Bambous Mountain to reach beautiful destinations with mesmerizing landscapes, kayak & stand up paddle experiences in Grand River South East. Support locals. Support sustainability.

The Best eco tourist experience ever is at Otentic Eco Tent. Super friendly Mauritian staffs, tasty typical Mauritian food, mesmerizing sceneries, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and the motto at Otentic is “Faire coumadin lakaz- Make as if you’re at home.” Highly recommended place to live an eco tourism experience.

Eco Hotels Mauritius
Eco Hotels Mauritius

How much does a room costs at Otentic, Eco Tent Experience?

Prices start 104$/night for Tent.

This tent is built on a raised wooden deck with outdoor seating and views of the palm tree garden. It includes a private bathroom with a shower.

The tent can accommodate up to 2 adults and 3 children.

Where to book online – Otentic, Eco Tent Experience – Eco Hotels Mauritius you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Mauritius during Thaipoosam Cavadee which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Mauritius on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. La Giraudière Lodge 3* – Eco Lodges Mauritius

La Giraudière Lodge
La Giraudière Lodge

Offering views of the ocean and the sunset, La Giraudière is an eco-lodge in Montagne Charlot, a 7-minute drive from Port Mathurin. The lodge has a year-round outdoor pool, and you can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.

All rooms at La Giraudière have ocean view and include a balcony with a seating area where you can relax. Every room has a private bathroom with shower and free toiletries.

The restaurant offers a variety of local dishes, prepared with fresh ingredients from the lodge’s garden.

Offering stunning views over the turquoise ocean and scenic views of the sunset, La Giraudière is an Eco-lodge in Montagne Charlot, which is only 7 minutes’ drive from Port Mathurin. The lodge has a year-round outdoor pool while you can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms at the lodge have ocean view and include a balcony with seating area where you can relax.
Every room has a private bathroom with shower and free toiletries. The restaurant offers a variety of local exotic dishes, prepared with fresh ingredients from the garden of the lodge. Airport transfer, car hire and table tennis are available at the lodge while the hosts will happily help you plan your holidays with numerous activities and outings.
This is a nice architect designed lodge with views over Port Mathurin, well cared for with a lovely garden. The owner, Dolaine, is really helpful and friendly and cares very much, she gets up at 5 AM to cook croissants etc. for breakfast and makes very nice meals in the evening, and she and her husband Thierry like to be sociable and involve the guests in conversation. (Thierry does not speak much English, alas our French is not very good, but still friendly).
Due to the name of “eco lodge” I had somehow expected it to be more rustic, but it is in fact rather trendy looking, Dolaine and Thierry had it specially designed. I believe they use vegetables etc. from local farms but since Dolaine is French she has the typical French perfectionism where food is concerned so this was unexpected and charming.
The owners, Therry and Dolaine, have made an excellent place. You feel like visiting your long lost relatives, enjoying dinner together, talking about everything, relaxing. Very homely feeling. Rooms have a wonderful view from the hill to the sea, very clean rooms and nicely furnished. Dolaine is an excellent chef, great food. For us who do not speak French, Dolaine speaks English that was of great help.
Definitely will visit again is we go to Rodrigues.

My room was spacious and clean with a terrace with sea view and ensuite shower and toilet. Rodrigues suffers from water shortages but La Giraudiere has an ingenious rain water catching system and the coupe work hard to ensure water is brought in if need be for their guests, so there was never a problem with the water supply.

The lodge has a WIFI router which you can access in the central space near the kitchen. Rodrigues is remote and the WIFI is therefore not superfast island wide but it is perfectly fine for checking e-mails.

Eco Lodges Mauritius
Eco Lodges Mauritius

How much does a room costs at La Giraudière Lodge?

Prices start 134$/night for Double Room with Sea View.

This double room has a sea view and tile/marble floor

Where to book online – La Giraudière Lodge – Eco Lodges Mauritius you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Mauritius during Thaipoosam Cavadee which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Mauritius on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. LUX* Le Morne Resort 3* – Eco Friendly Hotels Mauritius

LUX* Le Morne Resort
LUX* Le Morne Resort

Situated on a white, sandy Mauritius beach, LUX* Le Morne features 5 pools, a spa and 3 restaurants. Activities offered include kite surfing and snorkelling.

Guests can relax in LUX* Me Spa’s Turkish hammam, enjoy a massage or play tennis. Hotel staff can schedule diving and windsurfing excursions, or arrange bicycle rental.

Guest rooms feature dark wood furniture and furnished outdoor living space. WiFi access is free, and some rooms include 55” LED Interactive TV, IPTV channels and video on demand.

On an Indian Ocean beach, this high-end all-inclusive resort with thatched-roof buildings is 8 km from Seven Colored Earth geological formation and 17 km from Heritage Golf Club.

Chic rooms feature terraces and marble bathrooms. They also have flat-screen TVs and minibars. Suites add 4-poster beds, sitting areas, whirlpool tubs and minibars. Some have furnished balconies, outdoor showers and ocean views.

Amenities include several restaurants, including Thai and beachfront options. There are also 4 pools, a spa, a fitness center and tropical gardens. Kitesurfing, yoga classes, and swimming with dolphins are available.

Five-star hotel on the sunset side of Mauritius, LUX* Le Morne, offers flower-filled gardens, high-drama sunsets – that’s just the start of a stay in one of the lagoon-facing rooms & suites at the end of this leafy Unesco-protected peninsula. Even the acclaimed spa enjoys a grandstand view of that rugged and inspiring Le Morne Brabant peak.
Admiring the natural spectacle of the Seven Coloured Earths, swimming with dolphins and kitesurfing at one of the world’s best spots for this sport, right at your doorstep! Experience an ultimate luxury resort service, whether in couple or family, with the dedicated staff to make your hotel beach holidays a memorable one.
What a beautiful hotel, everyone is so friendly & helpful, we loved the ‘special’ cocktails, different every time, just name what spirit you wanted. Amazing sunsets & a beautiful beach on your doorstep.
I was particularly impressed with how conscious the hotel is on our carbon footprint, although I think the whole of the island of Mauritius is very eco friendly.
The resort is breathtaking and situated on a beautiful west facing beach which gives way to magnificent views in all directions. This picturesque resort does not disappoint and the atmosphere is very chill and relaxed, which is exactly what we look for on vacation. The attentiveness of the kind reception staff was always a pleasure. Sorry for not mentioning names, but everyone was wonderful!
Upon arriving in our Prestige Suite, it was immediately apparent that the room was more beautiful than the website photos! The indoor/outdoor shower, the quality of furnishings and upkeep of this place is quite impressive. Settling in and venturing out to discover the resort directly from our private beachfront patio was exceptional. Having two of our adult children (19 & 24) traveling with us, it was a much needed family reunion and their Superior room was located very close to us.
Our side of the resort was quiet and very much appreciated. The beach is very beautiful and we enjoyed many water sports during our stay. Kudos to the staff at the Sports Center, your kindness meant a lot to us.
On a half board option, we had the option to taste the amazing menus of EAST (happily with supplement) and The Beach restaurants, along with The Kitchen leaving us with an overall feeling of great satisfaction amidst such such beautiful decors.
Breakfast every morning for me consists of fruit and there were not many varieties at all like at Grand Gaube where we had transferred from and having the delicious choices every morning of Mangos, Dragon Fruit amongst many others.
Eco Friendly Hotels Mauritius
Eco Friendly Hotels Mauritius

How much does a room costs at LUX* Le Morne Resort?

Prices start 302$/night for Double Room with Sea View. The Junior Suite with Ocean View is 451$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

Offers direct sea views from its furnished outdoor terrace and a large rosewood wardrobe. The marble bathroom features a separate shower and a bath.

Where to book online – LUX* Le Morne Resort – Eco Friendly Hotels Mauritius you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Mauritius during Thaipoosam Cavadee which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Mauritius on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

4. Tree Lodge Mauritius – Eco Friendly Lodges Mauritius

Tree Lodge Mauritius
Tree Lodge Mauritius

Featuring a swimming pool and a tropical garden, Tree Lodge Mauritius offers tree top and villa accommodation in the countryside of Centre de Flacq, Belle Mare.

The unique tree-top bungalow is perched on wooden stilts and overlooks the garden and swimming pool. The rooms inside the villa feature a terrace and a shared bathroom.

Breakfast is served in the garden and dinner can be arranged on request for a surcharge.

One double bed in our tree house cabin equipped with a comfortable terrace and a private independent bathroom in the garden.One bedroom in our villa equipped with a double bed, terrace and bathroom and one bedroom equipped with 2 single beds, terrace and bathroom.Breakfast and dinner on site.
Beautiful tropical garden, very tranquil, clean bedroom. The whole place feels loved and looked after. Breakfast lovingly prepared by Marceline and served on the terrace was delicious! Homemade jams, fresh fruit and eggs cooked to order. And really good coffee! Probably the best we had in Mauritius. The owners were great with recommending places to eat and everything they had recommended was spot on!
 The tree that holds the tree house is a gorgeous feature in the yard, and the lovely green yard gives a real sense of escape. There’s also a pool to cool off in, and chairs and hammocks to relax in. Beautiful breakfasts are served alfresco each morning.
From here, we visited Belle Mare beach, and went a few times to Trou d’eau Douce – both to visit Ile aux Cerfs, and for two fabulous restaurant dinners. Tree Lodge referred us to Mr Chetty, a local taxi driver who ferried us around, helped arrange our island trip, and kept us up to speed with the local political scene.
All in all, a great place to spend a few days. Be prepared that you’ll need t travel to get to restaurants etc. We did walk to the local snack house the first night, which was a great local experience, but walking on the roads is a challenge as there’s nowhere off road to walk. Having a car, or using the taxi service or local bus service is the way to go.
The restroom is located not far from the tree and it is quite spacious, clean and comfortable.
Eco Friendly Lodges Mauritius
Eco Friendly Lodges Mauritius

How much does a room costs at Tree Lodge Mauritius?

Prices start 145$/night for Explorer Room. The Tree Hut is 176$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

Accessible by stairs, this unique tree-top cabin overlooks the garden and swimming pool. It offers a balcony and a bathroom with shower.

Where to book online –Tree Lodge Mauritius – Eco Friendly Lodges Mauritius you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Mauritius during Thaipoosam Cavadee which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Mauritius on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

5. SALT of Palmar 5* – Eco Friendly Hotels Mauritius

SALT of Palmar
SALT of Palmar

Salt of Palmar is set on the white sandy beach of Palmar on the east coast of the island, 1.7 km from Belle Mare. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and 3 bars.

Each room has a modern design with local features. Free toiletries are provided in the private bathrooms at SALT of Palmar.

The selection of onsite bars and restaurants which focuses on homemade dishes.

Set on a beach along the Indian Ocean coast, this chic hotel is 13 km from Bras D’Eau National Park and 48 km from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport.

The minimalist rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, furnished balconies, rainfall showers and yoga mats; some add ocean views. Upgraded rooms provide sofas, and/or tablets with Netflix.

A relaxed restaurant has a terrace. There’s a cafe, as well as beach and rooftop bars. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, a spa and a library. Craft workshops are offered. Breakfast is available for a fee.

A homegrown hotel with a huge heart. We believe in meaningful travel. That’s travel that takes you to people, not just places. Meaningful travel satisfies curiosity and connects you to the local community and their way of life. You’re listening to and tasting local. You’re out there exploring. You’re in it, not beside it. SALT of Palmar is a beautiful base that not just give you everything you need to discover Mauritius.
But also everything you need to relax, escape, and recharge. Even better, you’re involved in a good thing. We give back to the local communities we are part of and do all we can to protect their environments. Sustainability starts there. We boost economies by employing, sourcing, and collaborating locally.
Our food philosophy is fresh, local, homegrown, homemade and no waste. We keep it simple. We remove the obstacles to your being in the place you’re in. That’s luxury in our book. It’s all about inspiration, adventure, and positive impact.
This is such an eco-friendly place with interesting concepts including local talents of all kinds enabling guests to discover the different facets of Mauritius.
There is a saying “worth its salt” – meaning something warrants respect in an area(s). SALT of Palmar is without a doubt this in spades. It is a retro, funky place – perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea or liking. The vibrant colours with a unique decor make every corner worth a picture.
There are no TV’s in the rooms (don’t worry, you won’t miss them), there is a radio that has great tunes, or you can pair with your phone with your own playlist. Food, glorious, indulgent, gastronomic food – no buffet, so no wastage of food.
Healthy food options too. Any leftover food gets distributed to those in need. Ingredients are sourced locally. A bakery on-site – bread and pastries made daily. And a barista who can do great coffee, oh my hat great coffee!! Orders are done on an iPad and unlocking your door can be done via an app on your phone. Menus are on iPad’s or can be downloaded by scanning the QR code – eco-friendly!
If you are looking for a cosy, relaxing, eco-friendly boutique Hotel with a stupendous sea view, SALT of PALMAR is the place to be. The vibrant colors with a unique decor make every corner worth an instagramable picture. The beachfront room is charming and well designed. Fusion food and cocktails were delicious and extremely healthy. The service was exceptional! Staff are amazing, always friendly, helpful with a big smile.
A stylish eco boutique hotel with unique character and charm, with silk white sand pristine beach. Warm and welcoming staff right from the gate to check-in, restaurant and the salt equilibrium spa personnel. Exquisite made to order bio gourmet food with a local Mauritian touch, wide vegan variety too all in a eclectic eco green setting. A big shout out and thank you to Med, Sanjay, Bhashish, Vish & Kheerty for the personalised and devoted service and attention, and succulent dishes.
We felt special and were taken good care of.
Heated pool and huge sun beds to enjoy. And the beach, felt like walking on white silk, soft to the touch and crystal clear and clean sea.
We also enjoyed the truly unique and personalised massage therapy and magical healing himalayan salt room at the salt equilibrium spa. A big thank you to the spa therapists for the immersing experience and personalised attention.

No TV in the bedroom – at first I was perplexed! But to be honest, it did A LOT of good not, as we could really rest and relax. Besides we had a huge panoramic view of the ocean so nothing could beat that.

The fact that everything is eco-friendly is truly appreciative you feel that you are really caring for the environment. No plastic toiletries but all in ceramic containers – superb!

The staff were very helpful and made our stay easy at the hotel. We were amazed by their team spirit, humbleness, dynamism and we were pampered till our check out. Very peaceful environment and class=”_3f5ztoLj”>eco friendly. The sea view room was just WOW! Watching the sunrise from the balcony and sleeping with the soothing sound of the sea breeze, gave us a feeling of complete relaxation.
The food was mouth-watering especially the breakfast. They served local delicacies in a different and healthy style, along with an attractive presentation and plating.
Eco Friendly Hotels Mauritius
Eco Friendly Hotels Mauritius

How much does a room costs at SALT of Palmar?

Prices start 150$/night for Garden View Room. The Best on Beach Room is 265$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This quadruple room features air conditioning and bathrobe.

Where to book online – SALT of Palmar – Eco Friendly Hotels Mauritius you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Mauritius during Thaipoosam Cavadee which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Mauritius on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.