Set on a mini-peninsula along the secluded east coast of Mauritius, where soft sands and coconut trees border a blue lagoon, SALT of Palmar is a picture-postcard gateway to a natural world of turquoise-blue water, volcanic rocks, and filao trees. Palmar itself is a tiny coastal town located between Belle-Mare and Trou d’Eau Douce that has evolved more slowly than other areas, thus retaining its authenticity. Inland, one discovers small vegetable plantations, while the beaches are mostly wild with renowned kite surfing and a coastline that is perfect for cycling. Flacq Market, Belle Mare village, and Trou d’Eau Douce all have great street food.
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Spa & Recreation
The hotel’s SALT Equilibrium spa is designed around the use and benefits of mineral salt. Private therapist sessions utilize organic oils and an aromatherapy mixture, and, if desired, can take place on the beach under the shade of the filao trees. A menu of treatments includes acupressure foot massage, cupping, manicures, facials, and more. Water activities at the hotel, meanwhile, include standup paddling, kayaks, glass-bottom boats, snorkeling, and more.
Food & Drink
The Good Kitchen serves contemporary cuisine using locally sourced seasonal ingredients augmented by comprehensive vegetarian, vegan, and raw components. Here, the distance from the boat and the local farmers market to the plate is a very short one. The Rooftop Bar, the Pool Bar, and the Beach Bar, meanwhile, each have a menu of craft cocktails inspired by the sea, land, and sky of Mauritius.
Guests are encouraged to discover the neighborhood using the hotel’s own guidebook, which provides a lowdown on what to see, do, and eat. The hotel also has guided bicycle excursions to local markets and the nearby Trou d’Eau Douce village, as well as curated travel experiences that take you off the beaten path, behind the scenes, and deeper into the heart of Mauritius. Additionally, you can immerse yourself into local life through a program call Skill Swap, which lets you share your talents and skills with locals. The hotel also supports the nearby Laventure Technical School for Disabled (LTSD), which means that guests can even sponsor a child’s education.