Sports & Leisure
There's always something exciting happening at LUX* Grand Gaube. From high-energy water sports to a leisurely movie at the island's only private cinema, our wide selection of leisure and entertainment options is sure to keep you on your toes.
All our island homes are cradled by the Indian Ocean, and our resorts are set on stunning lagoons teaming with life. Not only they invite languid contemplation and provide perfect backgrounds for your holiday pictures, but their warm translucent waters will soon become your favourite playground! Our resorts in Mauritius are the perfect place for your kids to take to the water for the first time, as the lagoons are shallow and child-friendly, and our teams are always willing to tell you stories about the creatures you'll encounter and teach the whole family a trick or two.
If you're craving for some adrenalin to spice up your tropical holiday, then kitesurfing is definitely the thing to do! This rather new adventure sport is the coolest combination of extreme sports that one can practice on the water: it involves pure mastery of the winds that propel the board at amazing speed over turquoise lagoons, and breath-taking acrobatics. It's exciting for you, and a never-ending source of gasps from less adventurous onlookers sipping cocktails on the beach. So brilliant days out on the water, a great workout, a proper golden tan and a huge base of new fans back at the resort, check out Flight!
Be game for an exhilarating adventure out in the open ocean! All guests of the LUX* resorts in Mauritius can now experience the thrill of the big catch, with a comprehensive big game fishing service, including return transfers from our resorts to the boat pick-up spot. Let the fun begin!
If the terms 'big game fishing' have you picturing anglers heading out into the middle of the ocean and catching monster fish, you are not far off the mark. Big game fishing is all about reelin' in some of the biggest fish in the ocean.
Why go big game fishing? Because it's fun! Catching a big game fish, especially a larger-than-normal foe, is one of the most exhilarating adventures you could have. Watching that marlin jump for the first time will get anyone's heart racing, while seeing the teeth of a mako shark up close will leave you speechless.
Big game fishing trips are also a lot of fun because you never know what exactly is lurking underneath your boat, and the anticipation of what may strike your line is almost as exciting as catching a fish. Even if you don't catch that monster you're looking for, it's still more than likely you'll catch all kinds of accidental species that are still fun to reel in.
The pursuit of getting the biggest fish you can find is not limited to personal glory or fishing tournaments. Big game fishing world records are hallowed accomplishments that will have your name forever enshrined next to a specific species - not too shabby a legacy. This is especially true for species notoriously hard to set a record for.
Mauritius is renowned for being one of the best big game fishing destinations worldwide, and LUX* Resorts has partnered with one of the most reputable big game fishing companies in Mauritius to offer you the fishing experience of a lifetime.
Swimming with Dolphins
Swimming with wild dolphins experience at LUX* Resorts
You want a holiday rich in experiences, fun and memories. We entirely sympathize with that wish, so we're inviting you on an amazing journey that will stay with you forever: going out on a sunny morning to swim with wild dolphins.
Human fascination with these intelligent creatures is as old as humanity itself, and all those who have experienced a close encounter with them will carry the memory of those moments in their hearts forever.
Many operators around the planet will offer you dolphin interactions, but few will involve truly wild dolphins, in their natural habitat, and even fewer will show more consideration for the dolphins than our partners in Mauritius do.
One of the best spots around the island to observe wild dolphin behaviour and interact with them is on the west coast, in the bays of Black River and Tamarin, where the pods come to play, socialize and feed, attracted by the waters teaming with their favourite fishy breakfast. However, no matter where your LUX* resort is located on the island, we strongly encourage you to take this trip: it's well worth an early morning, and after all, there will always be a good Café LUX* flat white to kick-start your engines!
You can see the dolphins throughout the morning, but the specialized swimming with dolphins cruises only operate between 7 am and 8:30 am. By 10:30, the dolphins start to move beyond the reef to hunt for schooling fish. The two species you will meet during this cruise are spinner dolphins and bottlenose dolphins.
Snorkelling: why limit yourself to meeting the locals only on dry ground? You only need to step off the beach and plunge your head under the turquoise lagoon: you'll get to meet a whole new kettle of fish! Once you explored the shoreline, our regular boats can take you to special spots along the reef for even more fascinating encounters.
Kayaks:if you're not keen on windsurfing or water skiing, how about trying sea kayaking? It's easy to learn and do, and it can work off some of the Island Kitchen goodies. Not to mention that it will grant you a whole new perspective to admire the unique Morne Mountain in all its glory!
Water skiing:if you wish to learn how to water-ski, trust our kind instructors to turn you into a pro fairly quickly. If you're already a master, just come and have some fun!
Pedal boats:a leisurely exploration of the lagoon, just a different spot for some sun and breeze soaking. Ideal for taking the kids along!
Windsurfing:the boat house crew will be happy to show you the ropes of this pleasant sport. Or just let you ride the breeze to your heart's content if you're already a master.
Glass-bottom boat trips:if donning a plastic mask and breathing through a tube is not your thing, take a ride in our glass-bottom boats to have a glimpse of the underwater world.
Aqua gym:we hold regular aqua gym session in our pool
Pool:There's a choice of 3 swimming pools at LUX* Grand Gaube; they all have a different vibe and offer you a different perspective on the scattered islands of the North!
Land Based Activities
Take part in fun round of pétanques or mini golf, or work up a sweat with a game of beach volleyball, ping pong or tennis (the courts are floodlit at night). LUX* Me Fitness offers a dynamic array of tailor-made exercises, yoga classes and fitness programmes, while further afield you can take an exciting bike ride or hike through the lush tropical hillsides to the local markets and villages.
The natural setting of the course, over rolling links style terrain, is complemented by excellent fairways and firm greens.
A special feature is the volcanic rock, piled high to form pyramid like structures that dot the course. Plenty of water makes for many challenges and afternoon seabreezes can make a difference of 2 or 3 clubs to your selection. The longest put is located at hole No. 10 with a distance of 566 yd.
PLAY and Studio 17
Island resort holidays aren't just for grownups anymore.
At LUX* Grande Gaube, we've made sure there's always something for the whole family to enjoy.
PLAY offers children between the ages of 3 and 11 an opportunity to explore the many wonders and delights of island living. Supervised by a highly trained and enthusiastic team, kids are exposed to the nature and culture of the island's incredible surrounds, as well as a range of high-energy sports and outdoor activities. From art classes and treasure hunts to engaging and educational Teddy Tennis lessons, PLAY is everything your kids could hope for on an island vacation.
Studio 17 is our complimentary teens' club, where guests between 12 and 17 can get together, explore the island or just hang out. Run by trained and enthusiastic LUX* supervisors, teens can make the most of their island holiday with loads of activities including local dance and language classes, beach sports activities and exciting adventure trips around the island.
Both PLAY and Studio 17 are open every day from 9am to 10pm, with meal options available.
A Luxury Spa Resort in Grand Gaube, Mauritius
LUX*Me Spa and Fitness
LUX* Me is a unique concept which combines fitness, spa, nutrition, yoga, retreats and experiences into one venue. Our concept is to allow guests to create their own integrated spa, fitness and lifestyle experience with the help of our LUX* Me experts. Our unique 'Me Time' Menu is designed to tailor-make an experience just for you. From luxurious facials, massages and scrubs to invigorating yoga classes and a broad array of dynamic and fun exercise programmes, LUX* Me is all about you. Specialised programs such as our retreats or flexible Vitalité experience allow you to participate in a way to maximize wellbeing and vitality. Contact us to book your own LUX* Me expert to help program a truly personalized experience.