20 Degrés Sud – Relais & Châteaux

Tranquil beachside boutique hotel

Grand Baie, Mauritius, Africa


Nestled in the Mauritian nature, first boutique hotel on the island, offers a real moment of escape to its guests. 20 Degrés Sud will become ideal for soft adventure lovers, here one can enjoy dinner cruise on the M/S Lady Lisbeth (a Burma teak vintage boat), or rent a Mini Moke for fun drive and relax with board games and reading in one of two libraries during the day. In the evening travellers can try delicious secret meals on the beach observing magnificent sunsets over Indian ocean.

Rooms: 36

Opening year: 1985

Last renovation: July 2020, continuously refreshed.


  • Have implemented power-saving measures and water reduction techniques to ensure responsible consumption. Regular monitoring and control procedures are in place to track usage. Additionally, in order to minimize excessive changing of sheets and towels, provided informational signage in the rooms
  • The first hotel in Mauritius to use Bamboo Fibers for the bedding’s quality and ecological factor. As a natural fabric, bamboo is fairly breathable, eco-friendly, hypoallergenic and gives long-term freshness
  • To lessen influence on the environment, the hotel has stopped using any plastic. Alternatives such as water glass bottles which are filled by water dispenser and Mauritian picnic basket locally made by women artisans, are provided in rooms
  • Have a small garden in the hotel to cultivate vegetables and herbs. Prioritize using bio-vegetables to reduce the usage of dangerous chemicals that harm the environment

Community interactions:

  • Trying to employ the maximum of team members from the neighbourhood, more than 20% of the team members don’t need to take a transport to come to work
  • Often do actions to clean up the vicinity of the hotel, either public beaches that are close to the Resort or access roads leading to the Resort
  • Being in a fishermen environment, often buying fish or any other seafood product directly from local suppliers. Collaborating with local producers will ensure the freshness of products and preserving the traditional Mauritian workforce and help expand their businesses. Besides the advantage of an ecologic factor, it also helps local producers to strengthen internal integration into the economy
  • A lot of maintenance job, when it needs to be outsourced, being allocated to skilled local workers

Certifications: Implementing strategies for Green Globe Certification

Management: International owner, local management