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8 Reasons to Stay at Mauritius’ Most Sustainable Hotel, SALT

Mauritius' Most Sustainable Hotel, SALT of Palmar

Since my last visit 10 years ago, Mauritius has become so much more than a hot bed for honeymooners and tourists alike; the tropical island has evolved into an eco-friendly paradise. Following what the locals call ‘Black Saturday’, a fateful day in April 2013 when it rained for five hours, but because all the sewers had been used as a dumping ground, with every pipe, tube and channel full to the brim with discarded plastic, there was no working drainage system and the whole city flooded, the Mauritians have turned to sustainability.

A growing number of operators across the island now identify as ecotourism providers, and I was lucky enough to visited one first hand. Ahead, all the reasons you need to take a trip to Mauritius’ most sustainable hotel, SALT of Palmar.

Mauritius' Most Sustainable Hotel, SALT of Palmar

The hotel doesn’t have any single-use plastic…
From the bathroom amenities that are neatly wrapped up in limestone paper to the reusable water bottle gifted to guests on arrival (there are several points around the resort where you can fill up your bottle with water), the hotel has totally avoided the bouts of unnecessary plastic that every. single. hotel. uses to wrap up every. little. thing.

All the food is organic and locally-sourced…
The SALT farm is just a short stroll away, and anything that’s not grown and picked from there is taken from local farms and suppliers that side-step pesticides and chemicals.

There’s plenty of vegan options…
The breakfast, lunch and dinner menu – which are absolutely divine, by the way – boast plenty of veggie and vegan options.

For those who aren’t, I highly recommended the burrata pizza, croquettes and pulled pork.

The hotel has a ‘no waste’ policy…
Speaking of food, SALT doesn’t offer buffets in any of its dining outlets. The hotel firmly follows a ‘no waste’ policy, and doesn’t allow any gluttonous and greedy behaviour that could result in plates and plates of food being thrown away. To combat this, each dish on the menu is split into three different sizes – small, medium and large -, which allows customers to choose a meal to rightfully suit.

That’s also why there are no baths…
All of the 59 rooms in this luxury boutique hotel have showers. The no-bath-policy means cutting back on water wastage.

Even the people of Port Louis are eco-warriors…
If you thought that sustainability was reserved for the resorts only, take a trip to the capital and cast your eyes over the many recycling bins, reusable shopping bags (plastic bags are literally banned in supermarkets) and many signs and posters hung along the walls of the city, highlighting the good work Mauritius is doing.

They give back…
Aside from the locally-sourced food, SALT does its best to give back in other ways. For example, every time they place an order for a rubber yoga mat, which is found in each bedroom (probably the most un-eco-friendly thing you could find in the hotel resort), they plant a tree in order to give back to the environment.

It’s bloody Instagrammable as hell…
And if none of that has swayed you,┬áMauritius’ most sustainable hotel, SALT of Palmar, boasts colourful and quirky interiors, with a breezy, open plan lobby, a library, a fabulous spa (complete with authentic rock salt room), white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. It’s certainly a sight for sore eyes.


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Since my last visit 10 years ago, Mauritius has become so much more than a hot bed for honeymooners and tourists alike; the tropical island has evolved into an eco-friendly paradise. Following what the locals call 'Black Saturday', a fateful day in April 2013 when it rained for five hours, but because all the sewers had been used as a dumping ground, with every pipe, tube and channel full to the brim with discarded plastic, there was no working drainage system and the whole city flooded, the Mauritians have turned to sustainability. A growing number of operators across the island now identify as ecotourism providers, and I was lucky enough to visited one first hand. Ahead, all the reasons you need to take a trip to Mauritius' most sustainable hotel, SALT of Palmar. The hotel doesn't have any single-use plastic... From the bathroom amenities that are neatly wrapped up in limestone paper to the reusable water bottle gifted to guests on arrival (there are several points around the resort where you can fill up your bottle with water), the hotel has totally avoided the bouts of unnecessary plastic that every. single. hotel. uses to wrap up every. little. thing. All the food is organic and locally-sourced... The SALT farm is just a short stroll away, and anything that's not grown and picked from there is taken from local farms and suppliers that side-step pesticides and chemicals. There's plenty of vegan options... The breakfast, lunch and dinner menu - which are absolutely divine, by the way - boast plenty of veggie and vegan options. For those who aren't, I highly recommended the burrata pizza, croquettes and pulled pork. The hotel has a 'no waste' policy... Speaking of food, SALT doesn't offer buffets in any of its dining outlets. The hotel firmly follows a 'no waste' policy, and doesn't allow any gluttonous and greedy behaviour that could result in plates and plates of food being thrown away. To combat this, each dish on the menu is split into three different sizes - small, medium and large -, which allows customers to choose a meal to rightfully suit. That's also why there are no baths... All of the 59 rooms in this luxury boutique hotel have showers. The no-bath-policy means cutting back on water wastage. Even the people of Port Louis are eco-warriors... If you thought that sustainability was reserved for the resorts only, take a trip to the capital and cast your eyes over the many recycling bins, reusable shopping bags (plastic bags are literally banned in supermarkets) and many signs and posters hung along the walls of the city, highlighting the good work Mauritius is doing. They give back... Aside from the locally-sourced food, SALT does its best to give back in other ways. For example, every time they place an order for a rubber yoga mat, which is found in each bedroom (probably the most un-eco-friendly thing you could find in the hotel resort), they plant a tree in order to give back to the environment. It's bloody Instagrammable as hell... And if none of that has swayed you, Mauritius' most sustainable hotel, SALT of Palmar, boasts colourful and quirky interiors, with a breezy, open plan lobby, a library, a fabulous spa (complete with authentic rock salt room), white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. It's certainly a sight for sore eyes.Mauritius' Most Sustainable Hotel, SALT of Palmar
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