Perhaps the boutiquiest resort on the island, 20° Sud has a cache of chic, plantation-inspired rooms. Walls are lavished with prim white paint, accented by draped linen and elegant dark-wood mouldings. Palatial oak doors initiate guests into the vine-draped public area, a lush palm grove with an inviting swimming pool and a cosy lodge-style library. Children under 12 not allowed.
The resort also operates a popular catamaran day trip to Île Plate for snorkelling, sunbathing and an elegant barbecue feast in the stylishly half-renovated ruins of the old Governor's House. Nonguests can join in, although you must book several days in advance as the trip is exceedingly popular.
Featuring a spa & wellness centre, a swimming pool and 3 restaurants, Hôtel 20° SUD offers intimate luxury accommodation along a private beach at the mouth of Grand Baie. The elegant suites and rooms all come with a terrace and views of the sea or garden as well as en suite bathrooms with a bath. The suites also feature a private plunge pool or a spa bath. The hotel’s spa offers 4 massage rooms, a Turkish bath and a spa bath. The restaurants serve a range of fresh seafood and meat dishes, and homemade cake with tea or coffee is available daily in the afternoon. Hôtel 20° SUD is just 1 km from Pointe aux Canonniers. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens are a 20-minute drive away and SSR International Airport is 1 hour and 20 minutes’ drive away.
Please note that a smart casual dress code (dress, pants, shoes) applies after 18:00 for the restaurant and the main bar.