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Stopover in Mauritius for the ultimate spa break

If you’re travelling on a long-haul leisure trip between some of our more far-flung destinations such as South Africa and Malaysia, or the Australia and Europe, why not treat yourself to a relaxing spa break in Mauritius en route?

Mauritius is perfectly placed for a stopover between destinations, yet remote enough for couples to leave their cares behind and truly re-connect. As one of the world’s most sought after spa destinations, the island is home to a top class range of spa resorts, and a stopover of even just a couple of days is enough to experience the depth and variety of everything on offer.

Re-balance mind and body

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Wellness-focused couples can opt for one of the island’s many holistic spas, which combine the usual treatments with an emphasis on achieving balance, harmony and optimum health. One such brand is the 100% Mauritian Seven Colours Spa, available at all Heritage and Veranda resorts and recipient of this year’s country prize in the ‘Best Luxury Spa Group at the 2014 World Luxury Spa Awards. Its concept is inspired by the oriental philosophy of the chakras, which aims to boost wellbeing and healing through balancing the energies of every individual, and masterclasses in yoga and proper deep breathing techniques are available alongside more traditional treatments.

Let go together

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Those seeking not much more than the chance to unwind in a calm and luxurious environment are also well catered for. Many are drawn to the idea of a couple’s massage, a hugely popular treatment which allows for precious time together, followed by anything from another body or facial treatment to time in the Jacuzzi, steam room or sauna. Some of the best facilities for couples treatments include the Iridium Spa at the St. Regis Mauritius Resort, the Spa at Maradiva Villas Resort, and the Aura Spa at Sugar Beach, which also has its own hammam with trepidarium (steam room) and frigidarium (chilled plunge pool).

And if that’s not enough, many spa resorts offer full day spa journeys or themed rituals which involve a number of different treatments aimed to fulfil relaxation, rejuvenation and beauty needs.

Visit the Air Mauritius website for information about our stopover opportunities, including details of how to qualify for one night’s free accommodation on a Stopover. For those looking for a longer stopover, there's the chance to benefit from attractive discounts in Mauritius and spend up to three nights and pay for only one with Stopover Plus.

Photos: Seven Colours Spa, Iridium Spa

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