Reminiscent of times gone by, none of the 35 rooms at 20 Degres Sud are the same. 6 Austral Suites, completed in November 2008, 2 Suites, 8 Beachfront rooms and 19 Charm rooms make up the 4 different room categories, located on both the ground and first floors, some of these being as close as 10m to the beach.
The blend of antiques and furnishings sourced for this hotel by the Belgian interior designer FLAMANT, harbor a particular atmosphere of warmth and unique personal touch.
All the rooms have air-conditioning and either a beautiful terrace or a balcony on which to relax, with views to the sea. The tasteful furniture includes queen size beds, and every room is equipped with flat screen LCD TV, free ADSL WIFI Internet access, minibar, hairdryer, personal room safe and coffee/tea maker.
Each room has an en-suite bathroom with a stand-alone bathtub, separate double shower and a toilet. The Austral Suites have also an external Jacuzzi.
Children over 5 are welcome.
Although nearby to the village of Grand Baie, the little 'St Trop' of Mauritius, the hotel is secluded within private estates and accessible only by a small road used for local residential traffic.
The hotel overlooks the bay of Grand Baie, sheltered from the waves and with a continual light breeze all year round, making it a perfect location for windsurfers and catamaran lovers and is, in fact, a paradise for sailing in all its forms.
The nearby islands to the north, Coin de Mire, Ile Ronde and Ile Plate are ideal for picnics, diving and snorkelling excursions.
The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner each day between 7am and 7pm. The restaurant closes after 10pm for dinner guests.
At lunchtime guests may choose between an à la carte menu or a light snack.
In the evening, although guests may be on half-board, the restaurant nevertheless offers a full menu with a choice of the best fish on the island, meat and vegetarian. Added to this, each evening, the chef proposes his special menu of the day.
Dining is also possible on board the MS Lady Lisbeth : the oldest motor boat in Mauritius (1930), completely rebuilt under the supervision of Michel, the owner of 20 Degres Sud. Every evening, she will depart with a maximum of 8 guests for a very private and exclusive dining cruise inside the bay.
Swimming pool (warmed in winter), small private beach, windsurfing, Hobbie-cat, Laser, snorkelling, waterskiing, sea kayaks, glass bottom boat, scuba diving, library and board games.
Complementary Internet (wifi), scooter hire and bicycle.
Spa massage & body care (Confortzone italian products) offering Turkish Baths, Jacuzzi, massages (4 rooms) and teeth bleaching equipment.
All those activities are free of charge except for scuba diving, waterskiing, scooters, massages, body care and teeth whitening.
Private boat excursions with picnics or BBQ and snorkelling at nearby islands can be arranged. (The hotel owns 3 boats, including a 350 HP speedboat, a nice 10m pirogue and, as mentioned, the oldest motor boat in Mauritius, the MS Lady Lisbeth)
Parasailing, kite surfing, sail boat cruises, big game fishing, undersea walk and submarine seabed discovery. golf (45 minutes), tennis, quad and trekking in the nearby mountains.
If shopping is on the agenda, Grand Baie, with its boutiques and craft markets, is just a short distance away by the hotel's free boat transfer.