On 20th October, One&Only Le Saint Géran celebrates 40 years of providing world-class luxury hospitality on the beautiful island of Mauritius. Having just celebrated our own 40th last year, we feel an affinity with the many luxury travel establishments that trace their beginnings back to the 1970s!
Today, 16th October, sees the start of a week-long programme of celebrations at One&Only Le Saint Géran, showcasing what makes this exclusive resort such a success. Lucky guests will be treated to everything from tennis tournaments to live music, wine tasting to fashion shows!
One&Only Le Saint Géran prides itself on culinary excellence. The resort's award-winning Indian Pavilion restaurant boasts a stunning location right on the private lagoon, while PRIME Contemporary Grill is a celebrated steakhouse with an ultra-modern twist. No wonder, then, that food plays a huge part in their anniversary celebrations!
Three world-renowned chefs will be staying at the resort, each offering a cooking master class and enticing menus of their own devising. Michelin-starred chef Joel Antunes will host two wine dinners and a class at PRIME, where his reputedly 'mind blowing steak' can be savoured! Also at PRIME, French born chef Roland Durland, of Passiflore, will be sure to wow with his sophisticated Parisian offerings. A special 40th anniversary menu will be available for three evenings at Indian Pavilion too, devised by chef Farman Ali. This promises to be utterly mouth-watering!
A wine-lover’s dream
As you may have gathered from the mention of 'wine dinners' above, One&Only Le Saint Géran is a luxury Mauritian resort that takes it's wine very seriously. With a staff of expert sommeliers and a cellar that boasts over 240 vintages, the hotel has invited some illustrious names to mark its 40th anniversary.
One such is Jean Luc Pépin, who joins festivities from the prestigious Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé estate where he is Estate Manager. Pépin will be pairing four courses prepared by Chef Antunes with specially selected bottles from this remarkable vineyard, which can trace its line back 550 years!
Truly indulgent beauty
The One&Only Group is famous for their fantastic nail salons, PEDI:MANI:CURE by Bastien Gonzalez. The eponymous creator of these salons and their perfect treatments will be present this week to impart his expertise on lucky guests! His signature treatment is the Bastien Pedicure, which treats the whole of the feet; buffing nails, releasing tension and leaving you looking fabulous.
The Gary Player designed 9-hole golf course here will host an open tournament this weekend, with players 12-years-old and over welcome to join in the fun. Of course, if anyone wants to brush up on their skills before they compete, the in-house golf pro is always available for lessons!
Similarly the resort's stellar tennis facilities will be the site of an open tournament, featuring some 'tennis titans'. With a buzzing atmosphere and plenty of good sportsmanship, this promises to be a great event for participants and spectators alike!
An unforgettable evening of celebrations
The evening of the 40th anniversary itself will begin with a General Manager's cocktail reception at the pool deck, followed by a Gala Buffet, which promises to be a sumptuous feast! Finally, guests and staff alike can dance the night away to the sound of the resort's own band; Famous 9, who will be playing hits from the last 40 years to delight all in attendance!
You may have missed the anniversary celebrations, but the holiday season in Mauritius is just beginning. With great weather over the UK's winter period, we'd highly recommend a luxury holiday on this astounding island. Right now, One&Only is offering fantastic savings, such as stay 7 nights pay for just 4!
If you'd like more information about Mauritius, One&Only Le Saint Géran and our amazing offers, you can call our expert Travel Specialists now on 01244 355 600, or even start a webchat. Start planning your bespoke luxury booking today!