The look and feel of the resort have been created by Ground Kent Architects, Australia and Abacus Design interior designers of Thailand in collaboration with the Office of Global Architecture in Mauritius.The resort features 164 guest rooms and suites inclusive of bathrooms with a rain shower and separate bathtub and a terrace or balcony with a daybed overlooking either the lush gardens or the Indian Ocean. Accommodation at the property also includes eight pool villas - two with two bedrooms and six with four bedrooms – set to launch in Q2, 2020.
The resort also includes facilities such as the Anantara spa that comprises five treatment rooms, a Turkish hammam and two outdoor Thai massage pavilions, an ozone-based swimming pool and solar technology for water heating in all guest rooms.Dining venues include Sea.Fire.Salt which offers local seafood and regional flavours, Zafran that offers private dining, Bon Manzer which focuses on organic and unprocessed nutrient dense food, Horizon which is an all-day dining restaurant and finally, Karokan Poolside Bar that serves tropical beverages.
Leisure activities at the property include the Spice Spoons cooking class, bike riding for kids in the nearby coastal forest and a Kids club that offers a supervised programme including arts and crafts, face painting, treasure hunts, cooking classes and games.Guests have access to a range of motorised and non-motorised water sports.
Minor Hotels’ CEO, Dillip Rajakarier commented on the launch: “We are excited to add this fantastic new resort in Mauritius to our luxury Anantara portfolio, representing an important strategic expansion in Anantara’s footprint which will build on the strength the brand already has in the Indian Ocean.”Currimjee Jeewanjee Hospitality Division’s managing director, Dinesh K. Burrenchobay also commented: “We are delighted to launch Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas, the first Anantara Resort on our beautiful tropical island of Mauritius set in a pure natural environment bringing new levels of comfort and service for our guests. This also marks a strategic return of our group in the Hospitality sector.”