SALT of Palmar


Deep in the Indian Ocean, on the colorful island of Mauritius, resides SALT of Palmer. The boutique hotel blends elements of African, Asian and Indian cultures to reflect the island’s own heritage.

Swaying filao trees dot the landscape while the turquoise-colored Indian Ocean laps the shore on one side, with a sparkling lagoon on the other. Visit the sugarcane fields, see how vanilla is harvested, dive into local culture and take a day trip to Le Morne mountain before returning to the adults-only resort. But before you sink into your handmade Carpe Diem bed’s cool cotton bedding, have a cocktail at one of the bars and then enjoy dinner with a view.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Designer Camille Walala took the reins on the hotel's exterior beauty with inspiration from the natural vibrant colors of Mauritius to create a one-of-a-kind edifice brimming with energy and style, while also exuding a calming, natural feel.
  • Each suite offers pops of bright and bold colors to accent the clean white hues of the marble floors and stark walls. Windows frame the vista of the beautiful landscape like a painting.
  • At the SALT Equilibrium spa, salt does not just inspire the name — it inspires the healing philosophy behind the treatments. A salt menu showcasing each mineral's particular benefit allows you to tailor treatments to your needs, making for a special spa experience.
  • Indulge at one of the property’s three bars. Choose beer and locally influenced cocktails by the pool or rum — found in cocktails, solo and mixed into vacation-worthy punches — at the beach bar. Or catch a stunning vista and the sunset at the rooftop bar, where wine and craft cocktails make up the menu (try the Falling For You, a local favorite rum drink with tamarind liqueur, honeyed papaya and green chilli).
  • The Mauritius hotel provides plenty of quality options in the food realm. Like the people who live on the island, the menus reflect influences from India, Africa, China and France. Dishes use locally sourced produce, tea, dairy, seafood and meat when possible.

The Restaurants

  • The coffee at SALT Bakery gets roasted onsite and served all day. Pick some up along with freshly baked pastries while heading to the beach.
  • The Good Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. For the morning meal, don't miss the moringa omelet or bread with freshly made peanut butter. Lunch often features ceviche, an array of sandwiches, pineapple-cucumber gazpacho and Mauritian octopus salad. For dinner, highlights include the catch of the day poached in seawater and served with leeks, curry and white butter; barley risotto with red-wine-braised deer; and stir-fried spicy reef crabs.
  • Check out the backside of The Good Kitchen’s menu to see a map of the island displaying where certain ingredients come from.

24-hour room service
Adults Only
Fitness classes
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Coastal Road, Palmar, Mauritius
MRU (1 hr 5 min-1 hr 10 min)  
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