One&Only Le Saint Géran introduces an unrivalled family haven
Mauritian Legend Reborn December 2017
The legendary One&Only Le Saint Géran, the resort that originally defined luxury in the Indian Ocean, will set a new standard in ultra-luxury when the resort begins welcoming back guests on 1 December 2017, and will be ultimate getaway for kids of all ages. As part of the multimillion transformation of the resort, KidsOnly has been lovingly renovated, One Tribe has been introduced and new experiences for all ages have been designed to offer an incredible action-packed programme of unique activities designed to keep little minds entertained and busy bodies active.
A completely new journey and experience awaits families at One&Only Le Saint Géran as the much-loved resort has been completely reborn. A cool and contemporary design coupled with its private peninsula and calm lagoon location featuring a pristine white sand beachfront; the completely transformed resort is a Mauritian haven that families will adore. Luxury interconnecting guest rooms, family suites, Villa One and a carefully crafted programme of resort experiences, incredible new spaces to explore and ‘feet in the sand’ culinary offerings have been completely redefined to offer families a Mauritius one never thought existed.
“One&Only Le Saint Géran has always been a special place for families. The Team and I are looking forward to welcome back generations of guests to our completely transformed resort,” commented Charles de Foucault, General Manager, One&Only Le Saint Géran. “They will be able to discover so many elements, yet be reminded of why they have always loved the resort—shared experiences in a magical location with warm and genuine service delivered by our incredible Team.”
KidsOnly at Club One – under the discreet and watchful eyes of trained resort counsellors, younger guests will love discovering the exciting space created just for them in the dedicated grounds of Club One. A large exterior playground features a paddling pool just for kids, a sunken trampoline and their own private dining area and a KidsOnly herb garden where, in summer months, they can learn to have ‘green fingers’ with the resort’s own resident gardener. Themed days and a fun packed programme of activities and events focus on discovery, nature, local culture, sports, and arts and crafts have been carefully curated to offer daily Mauritian adventures and experiences.
For the creative, there is plenty to learn, from Mauritian Séga dancing to cookery classes - where little chefs are kitted out in personalised chefs’ uniforms. Night time treasure hunts are ideal for little adventurers whilst budding actors will enjoy taking part in the stage productions. Active types are in for a treat with morning fitness, just dance fitness classes, mini beach Olympics, volleyball, tennis and boat rides. The extensive white sand beaches and calm water of the lagoon create a unique, ideal and secure environment for young water sports enthusiasts. The resort offers water-skiing, snorkelling, surfing and kayaking, with specially adapted equipment for young guests, such as Aquaplanes that enable children to water-ski directly from the beach.
For mini fashionistas, the ‘Kids Couture’ service will kit out little ones with bespoke outfits that will remind them of their One&Only experience. Every Monday, the resident seamstress is ready to create the ultimate in personalised mini-couture. Guests can select from a vast range of stunning local prints and fabrics and design a custom-made dress, romper, or two-piece item. Just a few days later, the ensemble will be hand-made and ready for a final fitting, in preparation for the much-loved ‘Kid’s Couture Fashion Show’ held every week on the premise of Club One or at La Terrasse for parents to watch with pride.
Club One is the new activity hub for guests of all ages, with the resort’s ground-breaking recreational centres for both KidsOnly and One Tribe. Set amongst lush grounds at the north of the peninsula, it features a state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor fitness centre as well as refreshing juice bar.
One Tribe welcomes tweens and teens between 11 and 17 years to let loose and discover new passions. Every week, there will be a full programme of activities, competitions and social celebrations bespoke to the One Tribe Tweens (11-12 years) as well as One Tribe Teens (13-17 years). Daily activities include fitness boot camp, outdoor movie nights, henna painting lessons and karaoke competitions.
On the tip of the resort’s private peninsula, One&Only Le Saint Géran introduces the completely new Palm Grove family friendly area. The Palm Grove will be the perfect place for families to enjoy their days, with a unique ‘feet-in-the-sand’ atmosphere and a brand-new family pool. La Pointe serves authentic rustic lunches by day--fresh seafood on the incredible beachfront. As the sun goes down, guests will want to gather at Le Pointe Bar, to indulge in fresh cocktails prepared by the resort’s creative mixologists.
Only For the New Generation at One&Only Spa also offers exclusive treatments that have been specifically designed for younger spa-goers. The menu includes a ‘Get Muddy’ massage, a combination of a nourishing muddy scalp treatment with a stimulating scalp, neck and shoulder massage. For tweens and teenagers (12-16 years), the resort provides a variety of skin care, manicure and hair care experiences such as the ‘Boutique facial’ - a gentle, cleansing facial which helps remove impurities from the skin, leaving it looking refreshed and rebalanced. The Spa also provides family packages to encourage families to relax and spend quality time together. Even the youngest guests will be looked after with care, with their own bespoke amenities including a personalised beach bag with beach games, in room mini bathrobes, mini slippers and a basket of toiletries including OSME BABY products which have been specially developed with paediatricians for their delicate skin and hair. Professional babysitting services perfect for babies and toddlers under 3, also available for all ages, is available at a nominal fee (24-hour notice required).
One&Only Le Saint Géran has also designed bespoke experiences for families to discover more about Mauritian culture and history, and exciting excursions that families can enjoy together. Inspired by the resort’s heritage and the history of the island, One&Only has designed a Historic Marine Museum Tour that parents and children of all ages will enjoy. A personal guided tour of the Atelier will give guests the opportunity to admire the meticulous work of 40 local artisans that are creating and reproducing identical miniature replicas of famous boats such as Saint Géran based on their original plans. Guests can participate in a once in life time experience by taking part in the construction of the resort’s own replica of the mighty vessel le Saint Géran. This miniature model has been commissioned by One&Only Le Saint Géran and its construction is scheduled to be completed over the next year. Each guest will have the opportunity to place a piece in this Ship and sign the One&Only Le Saint Géran Guest Book. Meanwhile, the youngest guests will paint their very own little Mauritian pirogue to bring back home. Both items will be on display Le Carré from 1 December 2018.
One&Only Le Saint Géran is proud to be a member of the Mauritian community with a strong commitment to the island and its people for more than 40 years. The Resort strongly believes that education and awareness are fundamental to the success of Mauritius conservation. Thanks to the Mauritian Wild Foundation, kids and tweens have an opportunity to discover the restoration work being carried out on a whole range of endemic fauna and flora in Ile aux Aigrettes ‘Open Nature Reserve’. The Resort is proud to participate in introducing and promoting a greater environmental awareness and engage the next generation in becoming environmentally conscious citizens.
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Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. One&Only has announced the expansion of the portfolio with the inclusion of resorts in nature, urban centres and One&Only Private Homes. These new experiences will complement the existing resort collection including One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia and One&Only Nyungwe House in Rwanda. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only has announced a second resort in development in Rwanda, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, as well as One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai. Other resorts in development include One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia, One&Only Kéa Island in Greece and One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro, the first properties for the collection in Europe, and two new resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, One&Only Mandarina and One&Only Xala. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com