Lux Collective Wins 9 Travel Guide Star Awards In 2024

The Lux Collective has once again demonstrated its pre-eminence in the realm of luxury hospitality, securing a remarkable tally of nine Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards for 2024.

This prestigious recognition includes four distinguished Five-Star ratings, underscoring the exceptional quality and service provided by its resorts in Mauritius and the Maldives.

This accolade reaffirms The Lux Collective’s status as a leading light in the global luxury resort sector, celebrated for its unparalleled guest experiences and meticulous attention to detail.

New Horizons of Luxury

The unveiling of the Five-Star awards for LUX* Belle Mare and LUX* South Ari Atoll marks a new chapter in the saga of luxury for The Lux Collective, joining the ranks of the ultra-luxury flagship resort LUX* Grand Baie and its LUX* Me Spa at LUX* Grand Baie in receiving this honour.

Lux Collective Wins 9 Travel Guide Star Awards In 2024

The recognition extends to sister resorts and spas such as LUX* Grand Gaube, LUX* Le Morne, SALT of Palmar, and LUX* ME Spas at LUX* Belle Mare and LUX* South Ari Atoll, all of which have been graced with the Four-Star accolade.


“Given the undisputed prestige of the Forbes Travel Guide, we are honoured to achieve nine Star Awards across our growing portfolio. These awards demonstrate our unwavering commitment to consistently deliver industry-leading service, making Life Extraordinary and each moment matter in line with our brand promise. With several new resorts to open across the world in the next few years, we are excited to accelerate our Group’s global expansion,”

Paul Jones CMG, Chief Executive Officer of The Lux Collective

The Gold Standard of Hospitality

The Forbes Travel Guide is renowned worldwide as the gold standard for assessing excellence in hospitality.

Achieving a Five-Star rating from this esteemed body is a testament to a hotel’s commitment to excellence, with a rigorous evaluation process that assesses up to 900 objective criteria, focusing particularly on service quality, guest experience, and the calibre of facilities.

The Lux Collective’s success in this arena speaks volumes about its established reputation and commitment to being the luxury resort operator of choice for discerning travellers around the globe.

Lux Collective Wins 9 Travel Guide Star Awards In 2024

LUX Belle Mare: A Symphony of Elegance and Innovation

Reopened in October 2023, LUX* Belle Mare boasts a privileged location on Mauritius’s wild east coast, near the picturesque village of Belle Mare.

This resort is a testament to minimalist design and luxury, offering guests an iconic beachfront, unique Extraordinary Experiences, and transformative wellness journeys at the LUX* ME Spa.

Culinary innovation is at the heart of the experience, with offerings from Amari by Vineet, led by Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia, to the Duck Laundry, known for its modern Chinese cuisine.

LUX Grand Baie: Redefining Ultra-Luxury*

Situated in Mauritius’s northern region, LUX* Grand Baie stands as a beacon of ultra-luxury.

Lux Collective Wins 9 Travel Guide Star Awards In 2024

This boutique-style resort, conceived by Mauritian architect Jean-Francois Adam and British designer Kelly Hoppen CBE, offers an extraordinary setting for its guests.

The resort is a haven for wellbeing, with the LUX* ME Spa providing a sanctuary spread over four floors, blending chic design with ancient and modern wellness practices.

The LUX* ME Fitness introduces a pioneering outdoor rooftop wellness experience, setting a new standard in luxury fitness.

LUX South Ari Atoll: An Enclave of Romance and Adventure

Lux Collective Wins 9 Travel Guide Star Awards In 2024

In the heart of the Maldives, LUX* South Ari Atoll offers a vibrant mix of fun, soulful activities, and modern luxury.

Known for its romantic Beach Pool Villas and diverse dining options, the resort is a preferred destination for honeymoons and sustainable weddings, offering intimate experiences and opportunities for marine conservation.

Innovative Luxury at LUX Grand Gaube

LUX* Grand Gaube, set on a secluded peninsula in Mauritius, embodies an eclectic lifestyle resort experience.

The collaboration between Kelly Hoppen and Jean-François Adam has resulted in a resort that captures the essence of the island, offering gourmet dining, adventurous activities, and unparalleled beach access.

Mindful Luxury at LUX Le Morne

Positioned at the base of the UNESCO Heritage Site Le Morne mountain, LUX* Le Morne offers a contemporary tropical island lifestyle.

It provides guests with immersive experiences, exclusive sunset spots, and proximity to some of the island’s best hiking trails and lagoons, catering to the mindful luxury traveller.

SALT of Palmar: A Journey into the Heart of Mauritius

As the first Design Hotels member in Mauritius, SALT of Palmar offers a unique adults-only paradise that deeply connects guests with Mauritian culture.

The Skill Swap programme exemplifies the resort’s commitment to sustainable and meaningful travel experiences, inviting guests to engage directly with the local community.

A New Era of Luxury Travel

Lux Collective Wins 9 Travel Guide Star Awards In 2024

The accolades awarded to The Lux Collective by the Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards not only highlight the group’s dedication to excellence but also position it at the forefront of the luxury hospitality industry.

The Lux Collective continues to inspire with its commitment to providing exceptional travel experiences, solidifying its reputation as a premier luxury resort operator globally.

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