Lonely Planet Writer

Stay inside a clear bubble on a historic tea plantation in Mauritius

If you’re heading to Mauritius, why not go off-grid by staying in a luxury clear bubble set on a historic tea plantation? Guests staying at the Bubble Lodge Bois Chéri can see the night sky and stars from their bedroom or lounge area, and are surrounded by the native Mauritius jungle with views of the adjacent lake.

You can stay at the Bubble Lodge Bois Chéri in Mauritius. Image: T. Loubere

Set on the grounds of the historic Cap Malheureux tea plantation, the Bubble Lodge offers panoramic views of the Bois Cheri jungle. The bubbles were created by French designer, Pierre Stephane Dumas, and are 100% renewable and designed to have no environmental impact.

You’re surrounded by the jungle at the Bubble Lodge Bois Chéri in Mauritius. Image: Vue Bubble Lodge

The transparent bubbles contain a queen-sized bed, an en-suite bathroom, an exterior shower, a coffee machine, air-conditioning and a relaxation area. A sofa bed is also available and is suitable for up to two children.

You can go off-grid at the Bubble Lodge Bois Chéri in Mauritius. Image: Vue Bubble Lodge

Free activities such as kayaking, paddling, fishing, hiking and tea-tasting are offered, and for a surcharge, the lodge can arrange golf, quad-biking and visits to the Bois Cheri Tea Plantation. While you’re there you can also opt for a number of special experiences, including having a gourmet dinner cooked by a private chef with waiter service, a personal stargazing session from an expert astronomer, a helicopter trip over the islands and a Mauritius street food tour.

You can see the lake from the Bubble Lodge Bois Chéri in Mauritius. Image: Vue Bubble Lodge

“This is one of the most memorable places to stay on the island, and being located on the grounds of a tea plantation means that you are also assured of a perfect cuppa in the morning,” says Jonny Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel. “The Bubble Lodge makes you feel like you are part of the nature that surrounds you – that’s the beauty of it.”

The interior of a bubble at the Bubble Lodge Bois Chéri in Mauritius. Image: Vue Bubble Lodge

You can book a trip that includes stays at the Bubble Lodge through Off the Map Travel, which offers holidays that are tailor-made to suit the requirements of each guest. For more information, see here.