ONE&ONLY LE SAINT GÉRAN

ABOUT


Ensconced amidst 60 acres of beachfront tropical gardens, a gem in a sea of
greens and blues.

LOCATION

In the Indian Ocean, just off the southeast coast of Madagascar, surrounded by endless beaches and azure lagoons, lies Mauritius. Here, nestled peacefully in the serenity of its own secluded peninsula, is One&Only Le Saint Géran.

Private Transfers

Transfers may be arranged with One&Only Le Saint Géran's private chauffeur or by helicopter.


History and Culture


Immortalised in Bernardin de Saint Pierre’s novel ‘Paul et Virginie.’

"You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius." ~ Mark Twain

Mauritius, land of rainbows, waterfalls and shooting stars, was first sighted by Arab dhows as early as the 10th century. The Portuguese visited around 1510 before the Dutch first took possession of it in 1598, giving the island its present name in honour of their head of state, Prince Maurice of Nassau.

The Dutch introduced sugar cane which, in addition to tourism, is still one of the pillars of the Mauritian economy. The island remained an important port of call for ships en route to India and the East Indies, and a land base for pirates in the Indian Ocean.

The French took possession in 1715 renaming it “Ile de France,” and in 1735 the island began to change into a prosperous colony under the governorship of François Mahé de Labourdonnais.

The French imported labour from Africa to work on the sugar plantations, and through the African’s innate love of music and dancing the ‘sega’ was born. To the haunting rhythm of the ‘ravane’ – a goatskin drum heated on an open fire – the shaker and the triangle, the Africans expressed feelings and emotions and celebrated the rites of passage. With time, the sega evolved and remains to this day the national music and dance of Mauritius.

In 1810, the British conquered the island. The country acceded to Independence in 1968 and became a Republic in 1992, remaining a member of the Commonwealth.

Nearly five centuries after gaining independence, this jewel in the Indian Ocean has evolved into a harmonious mosaic of cultures and religions with just over 1.2 million inhabitants.

Amenities


With an unrivalled level of style, choice and personalised exploration, One&Only Le Saint Géran inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul.

Dining Kidsonly Club - One&Only Le Saint Geran, Mauritius
Kids programmes
Complimentary Water Sports - One&Only Le Saint Geran, Mauritius
Complimentary water sports

ONE&ONLY SPA

An exclusive sanctuary of quiet pampering, One&Only Spa is nestled amongst a tropical landscape overlooking a reflecting pool with views of the Indian Ocean. Designed by renowned Bangkok-based landscape designer, Bensley Design, a lush garden walkway leads to the Garden Spa Pavilion, an exotic over water idyll with views of blue sky and crystal clear waters. Allow nature’s gentle sounds to saturate your senses as you indulge in an oasis of personalised treatments created to restore calm and equilibrium.

BEACHES

Settle into sun-soaked coral sands and frolic in the calm waters of a protected lagoon. One&Only Le Saint Géran features designated swimming zones for our younger guests.

WATER PLAY

Go for a dive to watch an underwater world, electric with colour, come to life. Let swimming and snorkelling shape long lazy days. Float on calm lagoon waters. Kitesurf the reef waves or waterski. Here you find a water lover's paradise.

KIDSONLY

One&Only Le Saint Géran welcomes families with a generous welcoming spirit. The signature KidsOnly programme engages younger guests with dynamic activities and events in dedicated spaces with expert care. Offered complimentary.

SAVOUR

Enjoy steakhouse classics at PRIME Contemporary Grill or modern Indian cuisine at the over water Indian Pavilion. Dine poolside at La Terrasse. Unwind over a romantic dinner beachside or at the designer One&Only Tipi.

CHALLENGE

The expansive Gary Player 9-hole golf course stretches along the coast. Putt with the golf pro. Take a lesson – instruction for all levels is available at the Golf Academy. Complimentary green fees are extended to guests.

ENERGISE

Play tennis on one of five courts – personal instruction is offered. Let yoga on the beach restore your psyche. Explore the ocean with scuba diving, deep sea fishing and stand-up paddleboarding.

Useful Details

One And Only Resorts Weather

Weather

Mauritius enjoys an ideal climate year-round, with temperatures averaging 33°C / 91°F from October-April (Spring/Summer), and 24°C / 75°F from May-September (Autumn/Winter).

One And Only Resorts Visa

Passport

All persons entering Mauritius must hold a Passport valid for at least six months beyond the intended period of stay. It is recommended that visitors confirm travel requirements with their respective country's embassy or travel office in advance of travel.

One And Only Resorts Currency

Currency

The local unit of currency is the Mauritian Rupee. Most foreign currencies can be exchanged at Reception.

One And Only Resorts Timezones

Time Zone

Mauritius standard time is four hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+4).

One And Only Resorts Language

Language

The official language is English, although French is more frequently used and Creole, a language derived from French, remains the lingua franca.

One And Only Resorts Electricity

Electricity

The resort's electricity supply is 220 volts, 50 cycles AC single-phase. Adaptors are available.

One And Only Resorts Check In Check Out

Check-in and Check-out

Check-in is at 2.00pm and check-out is 11.00am.

One And Only Resorts Internet

Internet

WiFi access is offered complimentary to guests in all suites as well as the lobby, pool bar, pool deck and beach.

One And Only Resorts Gds

GDS Codes

  • Amadeus OOMRU021
  • Sabre OO14460
  • Galileo OO11040
  • Worldspan OO6021
  • Pegasus OO23858

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