It List: 45 Best New Hotels of 2009
Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, Mauritius
A resort halfway around the world had better offer something spectacular, and the Four Seasons Mauritius does just that on an island already known for its five-star hotels. Villas offer views of either the crystal-blue lagoon or the Bambou Mountains and are hewn from local hardwoods and volcanic stone. Oversize bathrooms lead to rustic outdoor showers, and sliding doors off bedrooms frame plunge pools surrounded by tropical greenery. All this, combined with an attentive, well-informed staff, makes it the new place to stay on Île Maurice. Doubles from $944.