A new resort opens in the Indian Ocean: Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

    TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts today opens Four
Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, a tropical sanctuary that takes its
inspiration from the dense mangroves and lush greenery that line the east
Mauritian coast.
    "Many people are familiar with Mauritius as a beach destination,"
explained Andrew Harrison, General Manager, "but Four Seasons is keen to
introduce guests to the many ways to appreciate the island beyond its
shoreline by interacting with its natural offerings, whether that's through
sporting activities, adventure, discovery or relaxation."
    The all-pool villa Resort is part of the Anahita World Class Sanctuary, a
private mixed-use development that includes Private Residences and the Four
Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita, featuring an 18-hole championship golf
course designed by Ernie Els. The Resort borders one of Mauritius' largest
lagoons and occupies its own stretch of coastline, extending across wooden
bridges to encompass a private island, Ile aux Chats (4.5 hectares /
11 acres).
    All elements of the Resort feature a contemporary Mauritian style,
designed to invite interaction with the surrounding nature. The 123
single-storey Pool and Residence Villas are arranged around the existing
landscape, resulting in unique and authentic features like waterfront gardens
behind the mangroves. All villas feature extensive outdoor living spaces that
include an al fresco shower, a large verandah, plunge pool and private garden
filled with indigenous plants and trees.
    A secluded over-water Spa - influenced by the island's ancestral healing
rituals, ingredients and therapies - combines with the Golf Course, three sand
beaches, four swimming pools, Fitness Centre, Boathouse and Diving Centre to
offer the most comprehensive leisure facilities on the island. There are also
four restaurants and a lounge bar, serving Southern French, Italian,
Pan-Asian, and international cuisine, all with a modern twist, in keeping with
the Resort's contemporary styling.
    Families are catered for with the Teen's Club and Kids' Club Village,
where the complimentary Kids for All Seasons Programme enriched by the
Resort's tropical environment, expansive grounds and traditional Mauritian
elements. The Resort also facilitates a range of activities to bring the
family closer together through interaction with the natural environment,
including swimming in the clear pools below the cascading waterfalls of Grande
Rivière Sud Est; snorkelling or kayaking around the Ile aux Chats and visits
to the island's many nature reserves and gardens, including Ile aux Aigrettes,
a sanctuary for plants, animals, reptiles and birds. "Four Seasons Resort
Mauritius at Anahita is a very unique place where families will want to come
spend time together year after year and we look forward to welcoming them,"
added Mr. Harrison.

    Four Seasons is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through
continuous innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. From elegant
surroundings of the finest quality, to caring, highly personalised 24-hour
service, Four Seasons embodies a true home away from home for those who know
and appreciate the best. The deeply instilled Four Seasons culture is
personified in its employees - people who share a single focus and are
inspired to offer great service. Founded in 1960, Four Seasons has followed a
targeted course of expansion, opening hotels in major city centres and
desirable resort destinations around the world. Currently with 81 hotels in 34
countries, and more than 31 properties under development, Four Seasons will
continue to lead the hospitality industry with innovative enhancements, making
business travel easier and leisure travel more rewarding. For more information
on Four Seasons, visit www.fourseasons.com.

For further information:

For further information: Chelan Goonetilleke, Director of Marketing,
Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, Tel: (230) 402-3100, Fax: (230)
402-3120, Chelan.Goonetilleke@fourseasons.com; Nicola Blazier, Four Seasons
Hotels and Resorts, Toronto, Tel: (416) 441-4301,

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