General Information about Conference Venue - Hotel Le Meridien
Le Meridien (Mauritius) is found on the breathtaking sparkling ivory sand beachfront
and the turquoise waters of the bay of Pointe-Aux-Piments which is located on the
North West coast of Mauritius. The hotel is located 60 kilometers from the island’s
international airport and only 15 kilometers from the island's hub, Grand Baie, known
for its shopping, restaurants, bars, and nightlife. The island’s capital, Port-Louis,
a bustling centre of business and entertainment, is only 15 kilometers away.
The busiest port in the Indian Ocean, Port-Louis offers colorful spectacles and a
wealth of culture. The Chinese Pagoda – an example of traditional Chinese architecture
– stands opposite the race course, and is just one example of the diversity of architectural
styles that dot the island. Others include the Jummah Mosque, the stately English
Saint James Cathedral, and the Indian Tamil Temple. The market is the most visited
and most famous part of the city, a blend of an Arab souk and Parisian “halles.”
This sensory feast offers a range of foods and wares, from fruits and vegetables
to herbs to clothing and kitchen tools. Near the harbour, the Caudan waterfront comprises
a district of shopping galleries and restaurants.
The hotel, beyond simple relaxation afforded by the sand and sea, offers games such
volleyball, beach football, and bocce ball; activities such as water-skiing, sailing,
windsurfing, kayaking, and water polo; and excursions that range from glass-bottom
boat tours to snorkelling and scuba diving.
The Asian-inspired Explore Spa and Fitness centre features saunas, steam rooms, power
body showers, a cold plunge pool, a Jacuzzi, massage rooms, aerobic facilities, and
a gymnasium with a range of exercise equipment. The spa's focus is on natural and
organic ingredients with treatments based on the ancient mantras of Ayurveda. Treatments
collected from all four corners of the globe and all points in history include Indian
Ayurvedic Head Massage, Balinese Massage, Reflexology, Royal Thai Massage, and Hot
It should be noted that Le Méridien (Mauritius) was recently awarded ''Mauritius
Leading Hotel 2010 & 2011''at the World Travel Awards, the most prestigious awards
program in the travel industry worldwide.
Its website is: http://www.lemeridien-mauritius.com/