There’s something instantly relaxing about the sauna and hammam ritual, especially in paradisiacal places like Mauritius. The sauna is synonymous with soft light, a slightly woody smell, the subtle hissing of water evaporating on contact with the hot stones, a dry and enveloping heat…and of course, the shock of a bucket of cold water between each sitting (it’s invigorating). The hammam is a bath of wet steam that welcomes you like a soft cocoon, with the only requirement being to let yourself be swept away to a distant land.
Both are the perfect bookend to a long day spent at the beach or on the slopes. Please note that this activity is offered either with or without an additional charge, depending on the Village.