LUX* Le Morne Review



LUX* Le Morne Honeymoon Review

Recently we had the pleasure of enjoying our honeymoon in the beautiful five* resort of LUX Le Morne in Mauritius. The wonderful Katie from The Travel Counsellors helped to create the honeymoon of our dreams and we are incredibly thankful for her help.

LUX* Le Morne is situated nearby to the majestic Le Morne Brabant mountain which is truly magnificent to look at. The sea is calm and clear as the mountain acts as a shield from the wind.

Stepping onto the powder white sands surrounded by palm trees you instantly feel relaxed at at home with the Mauritian lifestyle.

Honeymoon Prestige Suite

Our room was immaculate and had so much character with wooden interiors, a marble bathroom with a jacuzzi bathtub with a view of the beach!

The bed was so comfortable, like sleeping on a fluffy cloud every night it was wonderful.

We had a beautiful balcony which provided breathtaking views of the tropical green oasis and the beach, it was so relaxing to wake up each morning and enjoy breakfast in the comfort of your room.

We were greeted by a platter of fresh fruit, a bottle of local champagne, and a delicious chocolate celebration cake, a great way to begin our honeymoon!

Great hospitality makes all the difference and LUX* Resorts provides excellent hospitality upon arrival and throughout your stay.

Breakfast on our Balcony

It was a pleasure to enjoy delicious freshly made pancakes on our balcony each morning with fresh filtered Mauritian coffee, beautifully presented.

The pancakes were ever so moorish teamed with maple syrup, orange sugar, and Nutella! The sugars at LUX* were wonderful, so many delicious flavours to choose from. The pancakes were also available everyday at LUX* in their cafe at 4pm freshly made by their chef. 

After breakfast relaxing on our comfortable lounge chair was a must. I’m wearing the Orchard Blossom Dressing Gown by Verry Kerry who are known for creating unique and ethical clothing, the colours in the gown represented the tropical colours surrounding me.

Their designs are incredibly sophisticated, comfortable and very feminine! I wore the orchard blossom on the morning of my wedding day.

It’s so important to have comfortable shoes when strolling around, showcased above are the Chelsea Blue & Orange Ballerina Shoes from Cocorose London. The vivid colour really appealed and are individually hand crafted, so comfortable to wear and ever so stylish!

The Beach & Surroundings

The resort surrounding the beach is a beautiful green oasis surrounded by palm trees and the relaxing sound of birds tweeting in the trees. The beach was iddilic and so peaceful, the perfect place to unwind and forget the world slipping in to a world of your own, pure tranquility!

Everyday I opted for fresh fruit for lunch daily and enjoyed walking along the beautiful stretch of beach to gaze at the gorgeous Le Morne Mountain. 

The resort also provided marshmallows for you to cook on the beach, a lovely sweet touch! Then after the beach we would enjoy a delicious cool coffee drink from their stunning Cafe LUX* Bar.

These pretty pink cat eyed sunglasses are from Emporio Armarni from The Sunglasses Shop.

Superb Sunsets

The sunsets at LUX* Le Morne were truly magical to watch, especially whilst enjoying a glass of delicious local champagne. Each evening was a promise of a golden sunset to watch from the comfort of your balcony or sitting on the beach soaking in the artwork of the sky.

During our stay the staff surprised us to our own private little hut with a bottle of champagne and canapes to watch the magnificent sunset, it really was one of the highlights of our honeymoon that’s for sure!

Dining at LUX* Le Morne

The buffet at Lux Le Morne showcased a different variety of themed food each night. During our stay we experienced Bistrot, Asian, Italian, BBQ, Fisherman, & a Mediterranean cuisine which really was quite the treat to have something different to look forward to each night.

The food was fresh and especially liked the grilled fish, the hospitality in the restaurant was superb and we were always shown to our favourite spot thanks to the Head Waiter Arvesh situated right next to the beach front with stunning views of the sea lit up at night by bonfire.

For a more private experience dining later on is recommended at about 9:30pm when the restaurant is quieter. Having warm grilled fish cooked and then delivered to your table by one of the chefs was quite wonderful, their attentiveness is perfect.




East Restaurant

We had the pleasure of dining at EAST Thai restaurant which is the A La Carte restaurant which is run by Chef Suksan Supprasert who learnt his culinary skills in his aunts kitchen!

He plays with authentic ingredients – galangal, shrimp paste, chilli and lemongrass – and contemporary presentation -LUX* Le Morne

The food was absolutely out of this world and by far the best Thai food I’ve ever encountered. Firstly the presentation was phenomenal, it’s not everyday your starter comes out smoking on dry ice! Such a treat.

Combining spice and unique authentic Thai ingredients, each dish we tried was a sensation to the tastebuds, the balance between spice, sweet and savoury flavours packed a punch in every bite.

For the starter we had a welcome drink which was a shot of lemongrass and sugar, and another with cinnamon and sugar. Our first starter was fried tamarind potato root with peanut sauce and chicken with a sweet chilli sauce.

On our wonderfully presented dry ice tray we had battered prawn, duck, sea bass. Sensational!

For our main we enjoyed a moorish Chicken Curry, Lamb Curry, Jasmine Rice and Wok Fried Vegetable. For dessert we enjoyed chocolate mousse and fried banana with vanilla ice-cream.

Our delicious Thai feast was enjoyed with a bottle of their local champagne unique to the LUX* Resorts called PopCap! Our waiter asked where we were from, and lit up the table lights in the colours of the British flag! A lovely touch.

Chef Suksan came out to greet us at the end of our meal greeting us with a warm friendly smile! He was so kind-hearted and lovely, a pleasure talking to him. He told me it’s important to him to source all of his ingredients directly from Thailand, being authentic is incredibly important to him.

The taste sensations in his cooking really were, superb!

Romantic Dinner on the Beach

We were picked up from our hotel room by a member of staff and led to a Romantic meal for two on the beach. They had created a heart shape with surrounding lights around our table under our own private canopy! It was wonderful to have the beach to ourselves and was such a lovely and inviting experience.

For starters we enjoyed Smoked Marlin roulade with Philadelphia cheese, and Rodrigues Lime to start, Seared Tuna, nicoise salad and anchoiade dressing.

For the mains we enjoyed Chicken Ballotine with cumin, bok choy and curry cream sauce, my partner had a New York Steak, Creamy Polenta and a thyme sauce.

For dessert we both enjoyed a decedent Hazelnut Chocolate Dacquoise with Mascapone Cream. A wonderful private experience!
When we arrived back to our bedroom we were welcomed to find our entire hotel room lit up with tea-lights, towel swans, and a bath tub filled with bubbles and rose petals! Such a nice touch.

Entertainment

The hotel invited us and other guests to enjoy a champagne and cocktail reception with the directors and management of LUX* Le Morne which was a pleasure. It was great to relax, mingle and enjoy the live jazz music of the saxophone player whilst watching the sun go down.

There was live music each night in the Beach Bar which varied from DJ’s to live bands who were really very talented indeed, a great way to unwind and enjoy a local rum or one of their local plantation rums on ice.





Scenery & Surroundings

Jonathan and I took a speed boat ride which took you around the surrounding areas of Le Morne providing excellent views of Le Morne mountain. We also had the honour of seeing the famous Crystal Rock which is situated in the middle of the blue lagoon which is a very famous sight to see in Le Morne, it’s beautiful.

It was wonderful to get up close and personal with Le Morne mountain in all its glory. You are able to climb it, however recommended for those who are experienced hikers! We simply admired it from afar.

The resort itself is surrounded by stunning greenery with mountain views and crystal clear calm blue sea. One of my main highlights was the dramatic Mauritian golden sunsets, they really were quite magical.

Everywhere you looked was a postcard view, absolute paradise.



Resort Wear

When it comes to resort wear opt for light materials in hot humid weather. The navy blue beautiful dress by one of my favourite designs Omar Mansoor from his Spring/Summer 2017 Dreams of a Princess collection. It was captured under the Tree of Wishes at LUX* Le Morne where you can hand write your own wish on a little wooden tag and hang it on the tree. This beautiful dress fitted incredible well, nipped nicely at the waist, and was the perfect length to wear during the day.

This Navy Chiffon Embellished Keyhole Maxi Dress from Quiz Clothing would be a great pick for a Navy blue evening dress, the sparkling detail is beautiful adding emphasis to the dress.

White is always a great colour to wear on vacation, not only does it bring out your tan nicely it also keeps you feeling fresh and crisp.  The little white dress I’m wearing is from the 2016 Imperial Romance collection by Omar Mansoor

When it comes to the evening when it gets a little cooler, a light kimono is ideal if you want to carry on enjoying the sunset on the beach. Verry Kerry’s Santorini Short Gown was great to wear over your bikini to give you some added warmth, the beautiful blue & white prints complimented the blue of the sky and sea. I teamed the kimono with my favourite Cocorose Chelsea Blue & Orange ballerina shoes, they were beyond comfortable to walk in!

When it comes to swimwear I love colour! The red bikini is by Swimwear by Parys which is a unique colourful red detailed triangle bikini. The second bikini of choice is the vibrant and cute Catia bikini Triangl Swimwear worn with The Buckingham Champagne Ballerina Shoe by Cocorose London.

Opt for comfort, light materials, colour or a pretty little white dress, and very comfortable shoes! 

Overall

Our honeymoon at LUX* Le Morne was such a wonderful one, from picture perfect views, calm serene sea, moorish food and fantastic hospitality from start to finish. A special thanks to the entire LUX* team for a memorable first visit to Mauritius.

The LUX* experience was incredible and a great way to enjoy Mauritius with such stunning scenery surrounding you, especially Le Morne mountain.

What did you think of LUX* Le Morne from the review above? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks for reading!

Laura xo

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    You look absolutely stunning girl! Lovely location! You made me jealous!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a fabulous weekend darling! xx
    Much love, Len
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  • This is where I wanna go for my honeymoon, okay, I need a husband first but you have already sold me to it!!! Everything is so beautiful and your body is totally goals plus you look so perfect!!
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  • My husband is from Mauritius and it is such a beautiful place to go to, making it an ideal spot to head to for your honeymoon. Congrats too!
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    • Mauritius must have been a wonderful place to grow up, it’s beautiful there that’s for sure. Yes Le Morne really was beautifully serene. I would happily return!

      Thanks kindly for the congratulations Angela.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Oh my gosh Laura I’ve been SO looking forward to reading this post! From beginning to end, your honeymoon looks to have been completely dreamy. I love your outfits (especially the navy blue tea dress shown near the end) and I just can’t get over the idea of toasting marshmallows on the beach. Heaven! I’ve no doubt it was a trip you’ll both remember for the rest of your lives (together!) 🙂 Congratulations again – for the millionth time!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • I’m so glad that you enjoyed the honeymoon review Gabrielle, it was such a pleasure to write and share it with you all 🙂

      The Omar Mansoor navy blue dress was a favourite to wear and it will be coming up in another fashion post soon where I’ll be going into it in more detail amongst showcasing some others from his collection!

      Yes absolutely toasting marshmallows on the beach was such a great experience! Enjoyed every moment, and the daily pancakes were also a highlight! Everything was utterly perfect and thank you again for your congratulations, you’re so kind x

      Really looking forward to catching up with you soon!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Beautiful photos! It looks amazing! 🙂 xx

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  • My dear Laura, I am so happy for you! Mauritius seems like such an idyllic location for a honeymoon and Le Morne the place to be! What a wonderful and thorough review my dear! You look so beautiful and happy! Being able to enjoy this place and magical sunsets with your hubby is totally your element right? 🙂 Again big congratulations for your wedding, and wish you all the happiness for this new chapter in your life! You really deserve it! PS: Still thinking of your gorgeous Jenny Packham wedding dress my darling!
    Have a great start to the week and your new life!
    Much love,
    Stella
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    • Thank you lovely Stella 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed the review and you’re right, Mauritius really is a beautiful place to spend honeymoon, LUX* Le Morne especially because of the calm scenes, it’s such a perfect spot to sit back and relax, totally forgetting the world just for a moment.

      Thank you ever so much for the congratulations on our wedding day, it was such a magical day and it was certainly an honour to wear the Jenny Packham 2017 Hilda dress, the attentiveness of the staff in the store was such a pleasure.

      You’re ever so sweet, wishing you a lovely week too!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Oh my gosh, how did you drag yourself home from there! I think I would have hidden there forever, haha! I hope you had the best time…it certainly looks like you did- congrats you guys! 🙂

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    x

    • Thanks Karen, trust me it was hard to drag ourselves home that’s for sure, LUX* Le Morne was ever so beautiful.

      Thanks for the congrats 🙂

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Wow, everything looks so dreamy! I’m happy to hear you had a wonderful honeymoon! 🙂
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    • Thanks Carol, LUX* Le Morne was ever so beautiful, so calming especially gazing at the clear blue sea everyday and watching the golden sunsets 🙂

      Glad you enjoyed the feature!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Federica Di Nardo

    Woooooow. paradise!!!!

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  • What an amazing place!
    xx
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  • How absolutely stunning! What a great place to vacation! Love your photos!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Kelsey & Kenecha

    Wow such beautiful photos! x

    Florals&Smiles

  • Thank you for sharing your honeymoon with us, Laura and oh my gosh, what an amazing one too. Looks like you guys had the perfect honeymoon and the service and experience must be out of this world.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Of course, I’m so glad you enjoyed the feature Shireen 🙂

      Too right, the service was SO perfect from start to finish, especially one waiter who gifted us some amazing Mauritian orange sugar before we left, so delicious!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • I love it! SO happy you had a wonderful time!
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  • Wow, going there is now my dream. It seems like a veritable paradise.

    Love, Zofia | fashfactory.com

    • You’re certainly right there, LUX* was a little piece of perfect paradise. Put it on your travel bucket list for sure, it’s so beautiful.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • uptown18

    Ohhhh boy……You had a great honeymoon….the pictures of your honeymoon is out of the world…i am jealous….Nice post dear keep posting

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  • Wow it looks so amazing there, the water is so blue!
    xo
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  • wow this looks so amazing! I’m glad you enjoyed your stay!

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  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Congrats!!! It looks like you had an amazing time on your honeymoon!!
    Adi xx
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  • Oh dear, congratulations!!! It seems like you two had a dreamy honeymoon and I’m sure you deserved it. I loved all the lovely details from teh resort: the welcome, the table arregements for dinner, the buble and petal bath, all those things that make an incredible experience even better. You look gorgeous in every picture and in all your outfits, by the way.
    Oh! And the view from your room was inbelievable! So paradisiac and tropical. I also found breathtaking the pictures of that orange sunset, how beautiful! All in all dear, I’m glad you two enjoyed such a lovely honeymoon. i wish you both the best!
    xx

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    • Thanks so much Deborah! We really did have an amazing honeymoon, LUX* Le Morne was truly such a magical place. The bubbly petal bath was beautiful, they also scented it with gorgeous products from their spa so it also smelt beautiful.

      The view from the room really was stunning, a pleasure to wake up to everyday to sunshine, sea, and beautiful greenery!

      Thanks for your well wishes, really very much appreciated 🙂

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • What an incredible honeymoon and massive congratulations Laura!!! It’s such an exciting time and this looks absolutely idyllic!! Those sunsets looks incredible and the food looks so delicious. I especially love the photos of you toasting the marshmallows on the beach and drinking champagne at sunset 🙂 xx

    • Thank you for the well wishes 🙂 I’m really glad you enjoyed the honeymoon feature, it was such a pleasure to write and re-live the fond memories of our wonderful trip.

      You’re very right, LUX* Le Morne truly was a beautiful place to visit and the food really was incredible, especially the Thai meal, seriously one of the best meals I’ve ever had.

      Toasting marshmallows whilst enjoying champagne was wonderful especially watching the dreamy Mauritian sunsets *sigh* I want to go back!

      Glad you enjoyed the review!

      Laura!

      xx
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Miu

    What a wonderful place to spend the honeymoon!

  • I’ve never heard of Mauritius before! It looks so beautiful and the food looks incredible and so different. Also, I love your hair curly, is this your natural hair without styling!? I LOVE it, it’s gorgeous! I’m glad you had a wonderful experience and enjoyed celebrating your honeymoon, beautiful, thanks so much for sharing your experience with us!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    • Mauritius is a beautiful place to visit, I’m ever so glad we went. It’s an island in the indian Ocean and had some stunning beaches!

      My hair is wavy naturally however I scrunch dried my hair to get these curls, really glad you like it 🙂

      Honeymoon was wonderful and it went ever so quickly! Would love to go back to LUX* Le Morne again it really was such a fantastic experience 🙂

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Such a great review! It looks so amazing!!

    xoxo, Vanessa
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  • wow, the place is like a paradise!! I absolutely love the pictures, I bet you had a looovely time there! 😀

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    • Thanks Lola, staying at LUX* Le Morne truly was paradise, our stay went ever so quickly!

      Had such a lovely time thanks, golden sunsets, beautiful food, and amazing picture postcard views.

      Glad you enjoyed the review!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Rosanna Briguglio

    Wow, what amazing pictures and location!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x
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  • It looks like a lovely place, so so gorgeous! Xx

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  • Oh wow looks like such a beautiful place and sounds like you had a fab time. Gemma x
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  • It sounds like they really looked after you with the cake, hut and champagne. Lovely sunsets and equally stunning outfits too

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • Thanks Suze, yes the hospitality was really impressive at LUX* Resorts, really loved Le Morne especially because the sea was so calm, mountain views, the golden sunsets every evening.

      Glad you liked the outfits!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • This is a lovely post! thanks for sharing.
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  • What a beautiful resort, babe- amazing place for a honeymoon!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Oh my goodness hun, I have enjoyed reading this post and looking at all the beautiful photos so much! 🙂 Sounds like you two had an absolutely wonderful time, and I’m super happy for you. 🙂 Everything looks so lovely and luxurious. And you really can’t go wrong with Nutella pancakes! xoxo

    Kay
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    • Thanks Kay I’m ever so glad you enjoyed reading the post, it was a pleasure to write! LUX* Le Morne truly was a stunning place to visit and was perfect for a honeymoon destination that’s for sure.

      The Nutella pancakes were dreamy and happily enjoyed daily, not to mention the Mauritian orange sugar also which was so tasty, the food in general was superb.

      So happy you enjoyed the post!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Yiotou_La

    Wow! This is the definition of the perfect honeymoon! And that sunset, how beautiful! I wish I was somewhere exotic right now, enjoying the beach and a cocktail! x

    Yiota
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    • Thanks Yiota LUX* Le Morne was truly magical and was the perfect place to spend honeymoon. Trust me I wish I was back there again sipping on cocktails photographing the sunsets again!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Congratulations!!! And wow!! This looks like the perfect place to stay on your honeymoon! Hope you had the best time!! Big Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

    • Thanks so much Susanne for the congrats! LUX* Le Morne was perfect to spend honeymoon in, truly was such a stunning place to visit.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • It’s gorgeous and looks so luxurious. Perfect for a honeymoon!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • LUX* Le Morne really was outstanding from start to finish, had such a wonderful time and I think I took about 3000 photographs in the end 😉

      Glad you enjoyed the post.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Caitlin

    Looks like you had a great time and congrats!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

  • Congratulations on your wedding. This place is so beautiful and the pics are gorgeous and the food looks delicious! x

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    • Thank you so much Ann-Marie! LUX* Le Morne was ever so beautiful and so tranquil. The food was incredible, especially the food at EAST, that was a foodie highlight it really was incredible.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • This is such a wonderful review! The place looks gorgeous!!

    Xoxo, Maggie
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  • This place is heaven on earth! These pics are so beautiful. Would love to visit there someday. I can tell this luxe resort was the perfect place for your honeymoon Congratulations!

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    • Thanks so much Katherine, LUX* Le Morne is such a beautiful place that’s for sure. The water was incredible and so calm due to the mountain.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Congratulations on your wedding. This place is so beautiful. You could not have chosen a better place for honeymoon!!
    X
    Miri

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    • Thanks Miri! LUX* Le Morne was stunning, really beautiful picture postcard views wherever you looked and you’re right, a great place to spend honeymoon that’s for sure.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Congratulations on your wedding! You truly chose a super romantic and luxurious honeymoon destination. Everything looks breathtaking!

    ANOUK

    • Thanks so much Anouk! LUX* Le Morne truly was a magical place to spend a honeymoon, it really was such a relaxing resort and the hospitality was amazing.

      The entire experience truly was magical.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net