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Travellers curious about Mauritian culture will simply adore Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge, an eco-chic boutique guesthouse, nestled at the heart of nature in the southwest region of the island between Black River Gorges Nature Reserve and the village of Chamarel. Each of the hotel’s lakaz - Creole term denoting a comfy room or suite – carries its own name, inspired by the local myths and literature, or historic characters from the Mauritian melting pot. They are individually decorated with wood, wrought iron or bamboo furnishings with paintings by local artists, old photographs, Indian tapestries and African prints adorning the walls. These elegant rooms and suites give onto tropical gardens or have stunning views of the valley and sea.
Lakaz Chamarel is your starting point for dozens of hikes and trails around the island – the knowledgeable and helpful staff can help plan your outing. Just five minutes’ walk from your doorstep is View Point, for a splendid panorama of the surroundings. You may also trek to Piton Canot from the estate or borrow bicycles and cycle downhill to Baie du Cap, a remote and charming coastal village, with its quiet seaside beach. Next stop, further south to Le Morne, another of Mauritius’ most beautiful coastlines, for a dip in the warm sea and repose in the shade of the swaying filao trees.
Breakfast is a veritable feast, as is every meal, and you are in for a discovery of delicious buffets and dishes reminiscent of the past – much like grandmother’s cooking. Fresh local produce is used in preparing meals according to traditional recipes – some of the vegetables even come from the hotel’s own vegetable garden.
Lakaz Chamarel is a charming eco-tourist destination that will plunge you into the verdant tropical forest that is part of the island’s natural beauty. You could not possibly stay in a more inviting and sensual retreat.