Between Luxury and Simplicity11th Mar 2021
The beating heart of Azuri is its market place. It is a place where neighbours can come together and build a happier, stronger, and safer community. The village offers the convenience of a city—a café, restaurants, boutiques, a delicatessen, an ATM, a farmer’s market—without the hustle. And all this, by the sea.
The Café channels all the charm and style of a hip, outdoorsy eatery. Both cosy and spacious, it provides hospitality as warm as its decor: ceramic tiles, monochrome greys and white, wood furniture and potted green plants. There’s also a great outdoor sun-terrace. With options to curl up with a book, meet a business partner over coffee, and hang out with friends, The Café is the quintessential community spot.
Ô Marché Gourmet
Time and time again, Agnès, the owner of the deli comes to the rescue. An impromptu dinner? After-school snacks? A day at the beach? A bottle of wine? The family-run deli packs an incredible selection of food and groceries, from artisanal ice-cream to fresh pasta, to delicacies dished up by Agnès herself. She puts a lot of love into hosting tastings and cooking up made-to-order dishes. What more could you ask for?
The Seaside Shop
The nautical-themed boutique, conveniently located across from the ATM, is our favorite shop for perusing. A treasure trove of linens, straw hats, beach bags, bathing suits, textiles, candles, and soaps, the shop is pretty ideal for picking up a last minute something.
Azuri is only a short car ride away from Grand Bay in the North, and Port-Louis, the business hub, some of its residents never feel the need to leave. A charming café, a dizzying array of restaurants, a gourmet shop, a spa, pool, and fitness club, a tennis and nautical club, and a spectacular golf course complete the offer. It seems the urban village that stands astride beach and golf truly has it all.
Who doesn’t love having a favorite place to eat just down the road? Now imagine having several tantalizing venues…
Each menu is dominated by inventive, flavoursome, beautifully-presented dishes. Whether you are in the mood for fine dining or a buffet lunch, local fare, or dishes inspired by cuisines from around the world, you are in for a treat.
We created an extensive menu of in-residence services to meet the needs of today’s—busy—home owners but also to help care for the homes of owners who travel frequently of live abroad. Our home maintenance services will preserve the value and beauty of your residence, and can be carried out whether you are home or gone. Services include garden maintenance, pool cleaning and maintenance, pest control, house cleaning, repairs, air-conditioning maintenance, a laundry service, and even
‘lifestyle’ services such as booking an activity within Azuri or a restaurant. We also offer a preventive maintenance package which includes monthly check-ups on various aspects of your home.
Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa
Great location, great food, and great hospitality—Radisson Blu Azuri truly has it all. Mauritius has made its way onto many a bucket list, and what better way to get to know this earthly paradise than staying at this stellar hotel. It pulls inspiration from its tropical surroundings—a peninsula, blue-green waters, mangroves, the beach, alcoves—while still maintaining the Radisson flair we’ve come to know and love.
The immaculate white pavilion-style architecture perfectly suits the balmy weather. Beautifully-designed rooms open onto tropical gardens with splendid views of the azure sea. Other facilities include an incredible spa, a kids club, several eateries that highlight a variety of cuisines, conference facilities, and a swimming pool around which you will be tempted to laze on the chaises-longues while you sip a cocktail from the Cyan pool bar. The Radisson Blu Azuri is sure to become a favorite.
“ The freedom these kids have …It’s priceless. After school, my children can play a game of tennis or beach volley with the other kids. I don’t have to worry about safety or driving 30 minutes to pick them up. It’s all right here.”
Picture the word ‘wellness’, and you might imagine a sun-salutation, a bright pink smoothie, an early-morning exercise class, a rejuvenating facial, or a tennis match. Azuri has all this—and more.
Living by the sea is good for you
The benefits of seaside living are undeniable. There is something soothing about the colour blue, the sound of waves, the salt air, and the feeling of sand between your toes. Between laps in the pool, a tennis match, and an evening gym session, you’ll likely work up an appetite. Good thing Azuri’s café, restaurants and gourmet shops offer plenty of healthy options, from egg-white omelettes to healthful, nourishing salads (served with a view of course.)
The Spa, Pool, and Fitness Room
Carve out space for some me-time at the incredible spa, a haven for beautistas, replete with state-of-the-art facilities and knowledgeable therapists. Sports junkies can swim laps in the pool or hit the gym. Whether you need a good workout or an express manicure before you jet off to far-flung locales, the spa and fitness facilities, which are located just around the corner from you, will leave you feeling whole, rested, and grounded.
Azuri Tennis Club and Academy
Azuri’s Tennis Club owes its popularity to its beautiful courts bordered by green plants and sugar-cane fields, its team of professionals-enthusiasts, and the fact that it is filled with people of all ages and levels of athletic expertise. The accredited Tennis Academy offers lessons for beginners and those who want to perfect their game. Whether you go out to the court to be with friends, or want to squeeze in a sweat session, tennis remains a favorite.
Bow-and-arrow aficionados head to Azuri’s archery range that offers classes and hosts friendly tournaments. Raising, drawing, and aiming one’s bow at a target improves hand-eye coordination and upper-body strength. The meditative qualities of the ancient sport help quiet the mind.
Azuri’s community life is fuelled by initiatives that gather all the residents, from a farmer’s market, to recycling initiatives, to building a community vegetable patch.
Azuri’s village celebrates our community’s needs—safety, happiness, convenience, recreation, social engagement, and a sense of belonging.
We believe the neighbourhood is one of the most impactful communities in a person’s life. Azuri is no exception. The thriving beat of the cosmopolitan village has never been louder: locals and foreigners of all nationalities convene here at Azuri. The dynamic neighbourhood, the culinary scene, compelling architecture, and green open spaces fuel the community life. While we humans naturally engage, and socialize (making lifelong friends in the process), it doesn’t hurt that Azuri’s committee goes the extra mile to sustain the dynamism. From IBL On the Move, a charity triathlon that takes its runners through the sugarcane fields, to the Tennis Open, a tournament in partnership with the Mauritius Tennis Federation, from hosting a boozy apéro on the beach to setting up a lively farmer’s market, Azuri cultivates a warm and leisurely vibe. Azuri promotes sustainability with its recycling policies but also the well-being of the community at large. Giving back is a big deal at Azuri. Residents can partake in numerous charity initiatives and fundraisers that benefit the surrounding communities. The community of people celebrating no matter the occasion is truly the best thing about Azuri.
Think of your idyllic summer getaway. Now imagine having the privilege of living that gloriously sunny daydream of yours on a daily basis. Hard to imagine right? We know how rare it is to find a place that is truly unique. Azuri’s location at the heart of the northeast part of the island means two things: proximity to nature and convenience. You will find remarkable schools, hospitals, grocery stores and markets, but also the capital city, Port-Louis, a 20-minute car ride away.
Well-developed, Affordable Healthcare and Specialized clinics
Private hospital groups and the government have invested heavily in developing a sophisticated and resourceful healthcare system, providing access to highly-specialised treatments including plastic surgery, fertility, cardiology, dentistry, and hair grafting. Azuri is located 30 minutes from Fortis Darné, a private clinic, The Act, a one-stop-shop for health and wellness that groups various therapists, the Centre de Chirurgie Esthétique de l’Océan Indien that specialises in plastic surgery and Clinique du Nord. There is also a great pharmacy in Rivière du Rempart, five minutes away.
Grocery-stores and Markets
Winner’s, a local supermarket chain, is located a five minute drive away and offers a vast selection of local and imported items. Along the streets in Rempart are many local vendors selling vegetables, fruit, and street food. Super U, another big supermarket chain has a location in Flacq, and one in Grand Bay. There is also a tiny boutik run by a lovely Mauritian family in Roches Noires, a minute from Azuri (the habitués know they can place orders for specific items.) In Mapou, where the schools are located, is La Corbeille, a small grocery store that sells homegrown vegetables, to-die-for fruit jams, a selection of local, specialty meats and sausages, and an array of baked treats cooked by local entrepreneurs.
Mauritius being a bilingual nation, there are a number of top-quality, private, international schools that cover pre-primary, primary, and secondary education, all situated approximately 20-25 minutes by car from Azuri. Kids can attend École du Nord, a private French school, or IPS, the International Preparatory School. Northfields International High School is located across the street from IPS. The three schools are located in Mapou, near the Labourdonnais estate, an old sugar estate that has been converted into co-working space, offices, a café, and a small grocer. Several prestigious universities have set up campuses and affiliate programs in Mauritius, enabling students to graduate from top-of-the-league schools.
Port-Louis, Capital and Business Hub
The historic port is located on the northwest coast on the water. Home to 150,000 inhabitants, the old city is the country’s economic, political, and cultural centre. Most offices and government services (passport, driving license…) are located in Port Louis. The winding, cobblestone streets are lined with beautiful colonial-style edifices, and packed with street vendors, cafés, restaurants, and shops. The Port Louis Bazaar sells fruits, vegetables, and other speciality food items. Port-side is the Caudan Waterfront. Set on the harbour, the complex is ideal for a shopping spree, going to the movies, or out for dinner. Port-Louis is a 35-minute drive from Azuri.
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