Angsana Balaclava opens in MauritiusFebruary 21st, 2012 by Susan Reynard | Categories: hotels, industry, tourism
Mauritius is growing its tourism offering and Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts has added to visitor choice with the opening of Angsana Balaclava. Angsana Hotels & Resorts, the sister brand of Banyan Tree, has opened its latest resort just outside the capital city of Port Louis on the Baie aux Tortues (Turtle Bay).
Angsana Balaclava is a five-star boutique resort, featuring 51 suites and a villa with four bedrooms as well as a spa. Emulating a traditional Mauritian village with its thatched roofs and use of bespoke local artistry including wrought iron entrance gates, the large reception features an arched roof, natural stone floors, lava stone walls and teak wood furniture, with views of the ocean and mountains beyond.
Guests can choose between Garden Suites (72 sqm), Spa Suites (84 sqm) or exclusive Beach Front Suites (125-180 sqm), most of which feature private plunge pools.
The resort’s main public area features three overlapping swimming pools separated by waterfalls, leading from a seawater pool with sand to a lap pool and wading pool below.
The Angsana Spa offers nine treatment rooms; yoga pavilion; restorative vitality pool with several different water jet stations; and a hamman. Eight spa therapists, trained at the Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket, offer Asian and Ayurvedic spa treatments using local ingredients from botanical coconut, ylang ylang and sugar cane to marine elements such as seaweed and mud.