Style & Décor
Anahita is a thoughtful combination of a laidback island atmosphere and modern chic. Think open-plan expanses that lead to lush lawns, gardens and sparkling swimming pools, and allow the cooling tropical breezes to pass through. Colours are neutral and natural, and the comfortable, contemporary furniture is punctuated with rustic pieces hewn from weathered wood. Rooms are whitewashed and strung with exposed beams, and chandeliers are composed from irregular beads. It all adds up to an informal, ‘kick off your shoes’ style that makes you and your family feel right at home.
Anahita is situated on the east coast of Mauritius at Beau Champ. Nearby is Ile aux Cerfs, a breath-taking coastline of capes and coves where Anahita has a 300m-long private white sandy beach. But there is so much more to this immaculate resort than ‘just’ the beach. There is a self-contained waterfront ‘village’ that is a hive of upscale boutiques, separate kids’ and teens’ club, an Ernie Els-designed golf course and tennis courts – great for a multi-generational family travelling together where it is important that there is ‘something for everyone’.
Although you have a private chef who will not only stock your kitchen with your favourite treats and whip up a delectable array of breakfasts, lunches, BBQs and suppers, Anahita village also has five top-notch restaurants to choose from. Vu Bar offers live entertainment and snacks, all with a picture-perfect view of Ile aux Cerfs beach. Origine specialises in a fusion of Western and Mauritian flavours for breakfast and dinner, while Bliss’s chef promises down-to-earth lunches and a tastebud-stimulating degustation menu for dinner. For high tea, make a stop at Sugar & Spice while Domaine de L’Etoile, situated in an indigenous forest 15 minutes from the resort, takes diners on a culinary voyage in glorious natural surroundings.
With five bedrooms, ample living space and plenty to see and do, Anahita Villa is perfect for a multi-generational family or large group of friends travelling together as part of a bucket-list vacation or a special occasion blow-out.
Best time to visit
While the east coast of Mauritius is considered a year-round destination, it can be windier between January and February, and June and July. The August to December summer season is considered the best time to stay.