Name: Villas Stylia.
Where: In the village of Trou d’eau Douce, on the east coast of Mauritius. In a pretty garden at the edge of one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. A 10-minute boat ride from l’ile aux Cerfs. What: Six modern, comfortable villas recently opened by Patrice Hardy (ex CEO of the Naïade Group) and his son Alexandre. Four villas with a garden view, and two villas with direct access to the lagoon. The beach is a mere 50m from the garden. Each villa contains three bedrooms (including one for kids with bunk beds) and three bathrooms, as well as a vast open concept living-cum-dining room that give on to the private pool. Capacity: Up to nine persons per villa. Services: Service staff including villa manager, concierge, gardeners. On demand: massages, airport transfers, personal chauffeur, guide, baby-sitter, car or scooter rentals.
Extras: A shared kitchen with a chef who will cook breakfast and delectable meals at reasonable prices.
The chef can also prepare dinners or barbecues by the beach.
Price: From €200 per villa per night. www.myvillasmauritius.com