We believe that holidays are not only for escaping the everyday, but also a precious chance to reconnect and remind ourselves of the most important thing in life – each other.
Derived from 'tamasha', a Hindi word used in Mauritian Creole meaning festive, Tamassa’s three syllables evoke the pounding beat of the tam-tam drum. Our rallying call to gather family and friends and join us at a place dedicated to sharing good times, together.
We want to ensure that all our guests feel a little closer and leave happier than when they arrived. With dining experiences to remember, activities to share or simply moments to cherish, at Tamassa, ‘together’ really is a wonderful place to be.
We believe in celebrating the little things that make you smile, surrounded by those who matter most. Perfect your duet during a karaoke session or enjoy the simple pleasure of discovering a wooden swing strung from a tree. It’s often the unexpected moments that become your favourite holiday memories.
Inspired by the pursuit of happiness and joy, this isn’t your usual resort spa. More fun and less prescriptive, forget serious staff and hushed voices. Reserve some personal ‘me time’, a bonding experience for two or even some social pampering. It’s your space to relax, treat yourself and enjoy each other’s company.
The best memories are often made around a table, and good food always tastes better paired with great company. With a focus on fresh, simple ingredients paired with a dose of theatricality and fun, we’re bringing the art of conversation back to the table – and everyone’s invited.
Happy kids equals happy parents, and we’ve not forgotten about our youngest guests when it comes to sharing good times. At our Kids Club, we guide children back to the days when summer holidays meant making real friends, and ended with a new ‘best friend forever’.
Caring comes in many forms: beach clean-ups, tree-planting, waving goodbye to plastic with our own water bottling plant, banning motorized sports in our lagoon, tending to our endemic plants, cultivating our herb garden, carbon off-setting, and getting together with like-minded people such as IT MUST BE NOW.
Everyone appreciates a break from the lounger and the chance to try something new, but in addition to the holiday activities you’ve probably come to expect, we offer our guests something a little more meaningful. At Tamassa, you’ll discover what we mean when we say that laughter really is the best therapy.
Great news: Mauritius is open! We compiled the most frequently asked questions below.
We also invite you to consult the official Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority website
for the latest updates and more detailed information
Local friends, please simply follow the nation's
protocol: social distancing, wear your mask when
you move around the resort, sanitize your hands
and follow the signs.
Travellers from abroad will need to present a negative PCR test taken less than 72h prior to departure. They must also be fully vaccinated or present an overriding reason, as well as self-isolate for 7 days.
Over in China, the doors to our resorts and retreats
are open to domestic travellers only, as borders
remain closed for now. A health QR code is required
upon check-in. Local travellers from high and middle-risk
areas should check in with their region's regulations.
The Maldives' one island=one resort has made it an
alluring destination since day 1. You must present a
negative PCR test taken less than 96h prior to
departure and fill out an online health declaration
(https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/) and a Resort
declaration form that should be emailed to Reservations
less than 48h prior to arrival. For extra precaution,
at LUX* South Ari Atoll, we require a PCR test on
arrival at our seaplane lounge (free of charge). If your
test comes back positive, you will be required to
self-isolate for 14 days. Have a split stay? Be sure to
submit a negative PCR test 24h before visiting our
Travellers who have been to Brazil, South Africa or certain South East Asian countries in the past two weeks will undergo a mandatory PCR test (free of charge) at the resort. This applies to children above age 6 as well. Indian nationals will need to stay in isolation for 48h in addition to the protocol for at-risk countries above.
If your home country requires a PCR test, we can do it from the comfort of our resort for USD 125 per test (the sample is sent to ADK Hospital in Male).
From the 1st to the 30th of September 2021, vaccinated travellers can travel to Mauritius where they can enjoy an in-resort holiday of 1 to 7 days in a Covid-safe hotel such as LUX*
Grand Gaube Resort & Villas, LUX* Le Morne Resort, and LUX* Belle Mare Resort & Villas. After day 7, they can freely explore the island.
Unvaccinated travellers are required to stay in an official quarantine for 14 days. After 3 negative PCR tests, they are free to wander the island on day 14.
SALT of Palmar opens to international travellers for in-resort stays from 15 September.
From the 1st of October, vaccinated travellers presenting a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to boarding are free to explore Mauritius and stay in all of our Mauritius properties. Unvaccinated travellers will be required to quarantine for 14 days before exploring Mauritius.
During the month of September, you must stay within the resort grounds. We created the most exclusive All-Inclusive in-resort stays so you can enjoy the best of hotel living, as well as the pool, beach, and lagoon. These in-resort stays cover all meals, and include a variety of experiences, from marshmallow grilling for our Little Travellers of LUX* to sunset aperitivos on the beach and wine pairing dinners for the grown-ups.
Absolutely! Our LUX* Me Spas at LUX* Grand Gaube, LUX* Belle Mare and LUX* Le Morne as well as SALT Equilibrium at SALT of Palmar are open by appointment. You can also try using sand as a scrub at the beach, followed by a dip in the mineral-rich lagoon for a little DIY-spa.
We also think holiday time is a good time to get
balanced. Our gyms are open on appointment during
phase I. We also have outdoor fitness classes such as
morning walks or jogs on the beach, sunrise or sunset
yoga and even meditation. And watersports. Head to
the boat house to borrow a paddleboard, kayak...
Yes! We have live cooking but also plenty of delicious
la carte dishes. Our numerous restaurants have a
variety of cuisines (Your taste buds will never get bored).
If you're vegan or vegetarian, you will love our
plant-based Keen on Green concept.
From 1 to 30th September, international travellers can stay at LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas, LUX* Le Morne Resort, and LUX* Belle Mare Resort & Villas.
From the 15 September, international travellers can stay at SALT of Palmar. And from 1 October, they can stay at Tamassa Bel Ombre as well.
Yes. You must present a negative PCR test 5 to 7 days prior to boarding. You will also have a PCR test on your day of arrival at the airport and day 7 at your hotel. If you test negative on
day 7, you are free to wander the island. We are happy to say that we will be covering the costs of those two tests as well as your airport transfers if you stay a minimum of 4 nights.
You must be fully vaccinated with any of the following:
AstraZeneca Covidshield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria,
Covaxin, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer,
All of our Team Members and their immediate families
have been vaccinated. We also take daily temperature
checks of all Team Members, as well as all precautions
to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A mask isn't required when you're at the pool, the
beach, or seated at a restaurant or bar. However,
you will need to wear a mask when you're going from
one place to another.
Absolutely. Our kids clubs will be open to our Little
Travellers with our Collective Care sanitary protocols
in place. Our in-resort stays include a variety of fun
activities for the kids too.
You will be driven to and from your hotel by approved
transfer operators. Be sure to wear your mask! We will
cover the cost of the transfer if you stay for a minimum
of 4 nights.
Yes. The test will be conducted in your hotel room and be collected by the private clinic at your expense (MUR 2,200 per test). Just get in touch with us at Reception so we can schedule it for you.
As an unvaccinated traveller, you can travel to
Mauritius as from 1st October. However, you will
be required to quarantine for 14 days in an approved
quarantine before you can wander the island.
All reservations for arrivals between now and 31 October
2021 will not be subject to any cancellation or rebooking
charges until 3 days prior to arrival.
Any prepaid amounts will be fully refunded for all reservations with arrivals between now and 31 October 2021.
For postponed stays with original arrival dates between now and 31 October 2021, no rebooking charges will apply, and the new stay dates will be confirmed at the same originally booked rate for new stay dates up to and inclusive of 22 December 2021. For new stay dates from 23 December 2021 onwards, these stays will be confirmed at the rate applicable and combined with any offers and promotions in force at the time of reconfirmation of the new stay dates.
For rebooking or cancellation for stays from 1 November 2021 made on our website or through The Lux Collective Central Reservations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org