LODGING Palmar

SALT of Palmar

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  • Coastal Road
  • 41604
  • Palmar
SALT of Palmar
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The SALT  being the first eco hotel in Mauritius, the transformative experience begins at the untraditional check-in where there is no reception desk. Guests hang out on a teal cushioned couch with black and white striped roll pillows in a captivating open space, interacting with staff and other guests. Don’t expect to receive a room key, given that SALT has a no-plastics policy. Instead, you download the SALT app that provides room access. But the app is much more, giving you the opportunity to book experiences, review menus, make spa appointments, and message a team member, to name a few.

After filling in your personal information on a tablet, a team member escorts you through the vibrantly painted—courtyard with its serene pool, and out the back door to the sand where a set of shaded bean bag cushions awaits. Here, the team member leads you through a short mindful meditation session.

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
Mauritian architect, Jean Francois Adam, along with the design team of French artist, Camille Walala and Julia Jomaa, transformed a former hotel occupying a riad-style complex into a playfully-painted small resort. In fact, this design diversity is reflective of Mauritius itself with its melting pot of cultures and cuisine, as well as its colorfully-painted homes.
Green plants are all about, on trellises, growing up through a long communal table in the restaurant, beside the pool, and piercing the wooden deck of the Beach Bar, one of three delightful bars that suit all tastes.

GUEST ROOMS
Unlike the rest of the resort that’s brilliantly painted, there’s no abundance of color in the guest rooms where white predominates, both on the walls and the bedding. The only brilliant colors come from the throw pillows, seating cushions, dresser, bedside table, and the tiled walls of the open rain shower. There’s no need for decorative features hung on the walls when you have floor-to-ceiling windows, and a balcony providing stunning views of the sun, sky and sea. The top-of-the-line room category is the Best on Beach, the largest with the biggest balcony. But, the next category, Bang on Beach, though smaller, is plenty large.

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