The St. Regis Villa is the most seductive beach villa in Mauritius and is so much more than an ideal tropical getaway. It is a home away from home. The 1659 square meter Villa features four exquisitely appointed bedrooms, all with their own spacious ocean-facing terrace. The Villa’s private entrance opens out into a spectacular and elegantly furnished living accommodation, including a dining area, two lounges, office, infinity pool and direct access to 143 meters of beach front. A dedicated service team, including a Villa Manager, St. Regis Butler and a private chef, are all there to cater to your every whim. Everything is possible at Mauritius’ largest and most private villa address.
The Suite Talk Q&A
- What is a typical day like in the life of a suite? It is bittersweet for me when guests check-out. After a few days of relaxing and enjoying each other’s company – I hate to see them go. However, I know that the team has to get me ready for the next group of friends or family to arrive. It is not an easy task, but the dedicated Villa team knows exactly what to do; refreshing all the rooms, cleaning the pools and kitchen, bringing fresh flowers, et al. They also like to put Jaime Cullum’s CD on when they are cleaning, that is fun! When the next guests arrive – the expression on their face when they walk in is priceless. “Ohs and Ahs”, exploring all the rooms, then the realization of how big the Villa is, hits them – “This is all ours?” Yes – it is!
- Is there a famous name, a particular street or monument that you most identify with? What inspired your style? I can’t say there is just one person, place or thing that I identify with. It would have to be a myriad of things! The lava rock structure brings to mind the temples in Bali. The rich, black stone coming together as a foundation. As all the rooms (living and dining rooms included) face the lagoon and have folding glass doors. When fully open, there are no “walls” or barriers between you and the sound of the lapping waves, as if you are anchored at sea, on a Riva Yacht.
Sitting in the dining room with a sumptuous dish on the table – it could easily be mistaken for a Michelin Star restaurant in Europe, but with an infinity pool & sunset in the forefront. A glass of Veuve Clicquot in hand, naturally.
The interior design is less colonial style than the rest of the Resort, and more classic contemporary. If modern day Chanel joined forces with vintage Diane von Furstenburg to outfit a beachfront retreat, you would find our villa. There isn’t a place I identify with – it is only Mauritius!
- Who was your all-time favorite guest? I had a lovely family whose matriarch was celebrating a milestone birthday. The husband had discretely made arrangements with the Butler. It started during one of our legendary sunsets with our sabrage ritual and champagne at the outdoor bar. He requested an acoustic trio playing by the pool. An 8-course dinner was on order, each dish meticulously prepared and presented. Then just before the cake came out, the husband gave a heartfelt speech and voila - fireworks lit the sky just in front us! Everyone was enjoying themselves so much that they started dancing the dining room. (The band was enjoying themselves as well!) You could not have scripted this any better. An unforgettable time for all!
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