Mauritius’s salt-producing heritage is centuries-old, but this white gold has inspired more than just a name for the hotel. Renowned for its calming, anti-inflammatory properties, it’s used everywhere from the welcome meditation ritual to the spa – where you’ll find a treatment room made entirely from salt.
And, most impressively, the hotel treads lightly on the landscape: not only has it banned single-use plastic (there are filtered water taps, and bamboo toothbrushes), but food miles and imports are kept to an absolute minimum. From toiletries to tea, everything is produced locally and responsibly: proof that sustainability and style can go hand-in-hand.
With SALT of Palmar’s unique ‘Skill Swap’ initiative, you can connect directly with local people – sharing knowledge, stories, and unforgettable good times. Fish for your supper with Kishor, an east coast fisherman; or enjoy a Mauritian meal cooked by Mirella, who hosts guests in her family home. And, if you’ve been eyeing up the bespoke art and ceramics throughout the hotel, you can take a workshop with the very people who made them: from hand-woven beach bags with Reotee Buleeram, to exquisite clay pottery with Janine Espitalier-Noel.