The Mystik Lifestyle Hotel, ‘cause we heart you…
There’s an unmistakable sense of cool at the Mystik Lifestyle Hotel, located north of the island. A mix corker of rococo island vibes and hi-end wizardry, it’s incredibly chic and kitted out with all you’ll ever require from home, plus even more. Overlooking a lush garden with birdsong in the air, it’s surely every writer’s dream to sightsee the Northern coast from here and revel in its panoramic vistas.
Now if this is enough for you to fall head over heels with this fab stay and can’t bring yourself to leave it, know there’s plenty to do with bustling Grand baie a ten-minute ride away and 19th-century old Château de Labourdonnais some 11 km away. Worth making a beeline for is also the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden about 15km away.
So, pull into the rustic sand-dusted drive. Then, up a tiny mini flight of stairs bedecked with ferns and shrubs, you’ll finally retreat all renewed and fresh in the lounge area. Nothing like the stone front entryway kinda pared-back; the lounge area has been beautifully furnished with soft whites, clean creams and nautical-inspired mural paintings. A snug whitey white sectional set of sofas impels you to kick off your beach bags and flip flops, to switch on your relax mode, but halfway there, a pair of wicker-magazine-tables awaits your definite perusal.
Past another see-through glass and wooden door, you can already feel how special the sweeping treat would be. The hall practically a fantastic social hub, this is where oodles of natural light pour in and makes your day appear so much more brighter. It’s of the sober type but that’s not enough to describe the purposefully narrow corridor. Jungle-like creeper plants affixed to several sets of metallic grid walls, on either side, create a certain vibesy sanctuary effect; in between those airy nooks, here’s to the lovely dens.
Inside, nothing short of the Mauritian dream, you could be forgiven for believing you’re in a tropical paradise. A room-wide bay window leads on to a small terrace for two with deep seated sofas perfectly positioned to watch the world go by. This not only lends the room its flamboyance but also revives the bedding which consist of one bright yellow throw and flowery red printed cushions. Wonderfully comfortable the bed is, goose down duvets and crisp white linens will have you sleep like a log with you saying the morning after, oh well, what a lie-in!
Above you, there’s a pendant light which kinda reminds you of those Chinese Lanterns, well in vogue for the spring festivals. Well, this is very probably what you’ll feel in such a pluricultural themed hotel. You’ll see afterwards plenty of such vintage finds in and out of the hotel.
As for bathing, there’s an ensuite walk-in-shower with drench head, perfect for desanding after a day at the beach, with all your day-to-day essentials and toiletries at hand. At the ground floor, there’s a cloakroom too. No island unit for you but ample kitchen space to rustle up some quick dishes and crisps in the room, you’ll barely miss home.
Time to head to the 36#, not the 36# avenue but the restaurant 36# for more succulent main courses! There’s some great artwork in here. It’s not about the wonderful masterpiece head of the Buddha or the willow fish magnificently hanging somewhere in the corner or even the pair of driftwood table lamps. It’s about the ingenuous idea of having black beam supports for the restaurant which act as a canvas border for the spellbinding view of the infinity pool and its coloured-candy sun-beds.
The sun streaming in through the windows. The curtains breathing in through the breeze. A hint of hometown, this is no double-digit significance, it’s a state of well-being beyond descript – the whiff of homegrown flowers. To your heart’s content, you are most welcome to discover the thoroughly mystical Eden’s garden!
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