A discreet retreat offering a world of space, peace and privacy…if that’s on your agenda then Mauritius should be as well. A tiny, unspoilt island 1500 miles due east off the African coast, measuring just under 800 sq. miles in size but packing an enormous proposition of paradise. Why are people mad about Mauritius? Perhaps it’s the island’s magnetic mystique, its 100 miles of glimmering beaches, gentle welcoming people, sense of security, enchanting blend of French, English, Creole and Indian culture, energetic outdoor pursuits, natural wonders from waterfalls to wildlife, or just the plain fact that it literally has near-perfect sunny weather all year round. Plus, the shopping is legendary. What better to complete the circle than to acquire your own private villa, if only for a few days and we love Villas Valriche.

This is a complex of 22 absolutely luxurious villas ranging from 2-4 bedrooms, all with private verandas, ultra high-tech technology, concierge service, private infinity pool, uninterrupted ocean views and the most elegant interior design.

What we find quite intriguing here is their take on Energy Cuisine…inspired by the concept of their Seven Colours Spa, they’ve carefully created a vibrant menu with selections symbolizing the 7 Chakras, which enable you to continue your treatment far after it ends with an innovative culinary experience for your senses. And, if you don’t wish to leave your villa (and seriously, why would you considering how off-the-hook they are), you’ve got access to a private chef who will prepare meals any way you wish, a butler at your command who can deliver anything you like, and in-villa spa treatments on demand. And, if you feel like exploring, not to worry- 9 restaurants, an 18-hole golf course, 2 spas, a fitness center and a nature reserve should keep you pretty busy. They’ve even got a mountaintop lodge retreat outfitted with powerful telescopes that allow guests to learn about the stars and constellations at night.

A villa stay here means serenity, privacy, seclusion and privilege, which is really what Mauritius is all about so consider this option when considering an Indian Ocean getaway. The extra breathing room of a private complete home is priceless on this slice of paradise…

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