We believe in meaningful travel. That’s travel that takes you to people, not just places. Meaningful travel satisfies curiosity and connects you to the local community and their way of life. You’re listening to and tasting local. You’re out there exploring. You’re in it, not beside it.
SALT are beautiful bases that give you everything you need to discover the place you are in. But also everything you need to relax, escape, and recharge.
Even better, you’re involved in a good thing. We give back to the local communities we’re part of and do all we can to protect their environments. Sustainability starts there. We boost economies by employing, sourcing, and collaborating locally. This celebrates culture and it makes for smiles.
We keep it simple. We remove the obstacles to your being in the place you’re in. That’s luxury in our book. It’s all about inspiration, adventure, and positive impact.
SALT is a way of life – a culture of authenticity and purity, exploration and interaction. What we believe in shapes the way we do what we do and inspires what we create, grow, and make happen.
We are your base from which to explore, not with a guidebook written by a visitor but with a guidebook written by locals and featuring photography by locals. This will take you off the beaten path, and get you behind the scenes. Hidden gems and brand new experiences. The truest artisanal crafts. The best eats and drinks. The swims, views, runs and walks. The know-how, when and who.
Making a positive impact is not as easy as making a negative one, but it’s worth the extra effort. It’s about being responsible, creating jobs, giving back and appreciating what we’re given, and being honest and fair. So, we sow seeds and build relationships. We support locals and respect their space. We don’t pollute or dilute. We’re part of the community.
Every SALT has its own farm, using permaculture practices and hydroponics to yield diverse crops. We get our hands dirty to keep our food clean. Each of the farms has their own vegetarian restaurant. What can be done with vegetables – super fresh, seasonal vegetables – is wondrous. It has become the heart of our food philosophy. Simplicity is an ingredient.
No buffets. No waste that isn’t composted or animal fed. Clean plates and consciences. Simple menus with daily specials based on our farm’s harvest and our fisherman’s catch. We eat in season. Proteins are local, and what we can’t grow on our farm we source sustainably. Eggs from a free-range neighbour. Suppliers are family. We bake the bread, make the sauces, and roast the coffee.
Whatever the hotel needs it gets from local sources. We seek out the makers and mavericks who live and work nearby. We clock up zero skill miles. Art, furniture, music, photography, fabrics, accessories, and toiletries. The list goes on. It supports the local community and economy. It’s the starting point of sustainability. It celebrates authenticity. And it gives each SALT its very own feel.
The playlists you hear at every SALT have been curated to make you smile. They weave together the classics and new releases that hold the secret to the local sound. Expect infectious rhythms and good time grooves.
You will never find a single use plastic product at SALT. Refillables, yes, but straws, coffee cup lids, and tiny toiletries, no. Cornstarch does the same job for packaging, and it’s compostable. We do clear-ups of local beaches and streets and then find a new life for the plastics we find. Single-use becomes multi-use. It’s something we can do.
SALT of Palmar is The Lux Collective’s (TLC) newest property in Mauritius and brings with it a renewed sense of commitment to people and the environment. SALT of Palmar aspires to not only continue TLC’s environmental accountability and adherence to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals but to also invest in social responsibility. Through everything we deliver to guests, we hope to create positive social, cultural and economic opportunities for an island we love dearly.
“While many of these initiatives are still in the pipeline and targets are yet to be set, we hope that SALT of Palmar is set to become exemplary as a sustainable hotel in Mauritius. To help us on our journey, we always welcome feedback from guests, staff and visitors — whether positive reinforcement or concerns that something isn’t quite right — never hesitate to get in touch.” — Raj Reedoy, General ManagerDiscover More