I wish I could rewind time and press play at the exact moment that photo above was taken!
From the moment I stepped foot onto Lux Grand Gaube resort, I felt any problems and worries I had once possessed slowly drift away. Relaxation and calm took over me and the greatest feeling was knowing that was going to last for the next two weeks.
After a long and tiring 12 hour flight followed by an hours drive to the resort, I was feeling tired and achy yet excited at the same time. As our car pulled up to the entrance, the staff were already waiting outside for us and immediately took our bags and led us into the reception. There was no waiting at a counter to be checked in, we were given a seat and brought over some refreshments and a cold towel, before being taken on a tour around the resort.
As the tour came to an end, she certainly left the best until last as we were shown to our room. My boyfriend had secretly upgraded us to the Junior Suite and surprised me as we walked through the door! I couldn’t believe it as I swung open the doors to our private terrace.
The views were breathtaking.
Waiting for us was a bottle of champagne and a fresh fruit platter, just what we needed after a long flight and to toast the start of our holiday!
After unpacking our suitcases, there was only one thing left to do, so I put my bikini on, grabbed a Phoenix beer from the mini-bar and took my spot on the sun lounger!
After a quick nap in the sun to catch up on lost sleep, we decided to take a stroll towards the beach restaurant to grab a late lunch.
The views at Lux are the most incredible I’ve ever seen experienced.
Every direction I looked made me want to whip out my camera and take a photo.
There are five restaurants to eat on the resort including the buffet, which leaves so many opportunities to try something different each day.
One of our favourites was Abalone, situated on the beach, making it the perfect position to stroll over for lunch after a morning of sunbathing.
I ordered the club sandwich and chicken salad pretty much every day, because they were genuinely that good! When I fall in love with food (which happens a lot), it’s hard for me to try something new over fear of not liking it as much!
After lunch, we took a stroll around the grounds on our way back to our room and discovered the Tree of Wishes. I climbed up the stairs to the platform and read some of the wishes people had written on the pieces of origami and tied to the rope hanging from the tree.
Some of the wishes had been there for years and years and it was lovely to read what people from all over the world had written. What a lovely idea!
Back in our room, it was time to relax and slowly get ready for our first evening in Mauritius.
One of my favourite things about our suite, second to the stunning view, was the giant jacuzzi bath with bay windows that looked out to the ocean. I sometimes spent hours at a time in that bubbling jacuzzi filled with bath salts, with a book and a glass of wine!
As I waited for the jacuzzi to fill up, there was a knock on the door. A man was standing there with a table full of different scented soaps for me to smell and pick from. He put my chosen soap’s shavings into a little bag, tied it with some rope and handed it to me. Perfect timing before my bath!
Just before we left the room for dinner, I picked which scent I wanted them to drip under our pillows whilst we were out during the turn down service. I had a choice of Lavender, Ylang Ylang or Sweet Orange.
It’s small little gestures like this that really make you feel pampered and on holiday.
I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow that evening, which was probably due to a mixture of sleep deprivation and strawberry daiquiris! We awoke the following morning feeling totally refreshed and ready to properly begin our holiday.
I’ll leave what we got up to in the evenings to another blog post, but in the meantime, I’m going to run myself a bath and pretend I’m still in paradise…