Otentic eco-tent is an experience indeed. The sole glamping site(s) of Mauritius offer a deep incursion into the roots of Mauritius, with an emphasis on local cuisine. The main site, “Otentic River”, counting 12 tents, is located near the mouth of Grand River South East, overlooking the turquoise eastern lagoon that makes the best postcard snapshots of Mauritius.
The concept invites for a self-reconnection and harmonious easy-going living, putting to the side the superfluous and the unnecessary. This is symbolised by the switching-off of WiFi between 7:30 and 9:30pm.
Yet, Otentic eco-tent is packaged with activity and action. The region is rich in mountain ridges and peaks for great treks. The nightly rates include access to the games and activities available on the location and especially the “lending” of the bicycles, the kayaks or stand-up paddles for self-guided rides at the discovery of the coastal villages nearby or glides along the river nearby up to its famous waterfall. The highlight is the daily (free) boat shuttle to the islets of Ile-aux-cerfs and Ilot Mangenie. Weather-permitting, snorkelling trips can take place around Ilot Flamand, an out-of-this-world sand bank in the middle of the vast lagoon.
“Joyride”, the largest flat-water kitesurfing spot around Mauritius will delight kitesurfers who will be able to launch from Ilot Mangénie, with the help of the staff.
The secondary site “Otentic Mountain” (reopening in January 2022) is located at the foot of mountain Bambous and emphasizes the concept of disconnection and reconnection. Indeed, the location is off the grids. No Internet connection, while water is collected and the site enjoy full power autonomy.
Yoga and treks are the main activities while guests are invited to participate in the preparation of meals (always 100% vegetarian) and in the planting and harvesting of home-grown veggies.
The tents count a main bedroom, an integrated bathroom with washbasin, hot-water shower and toilets. The bedroom counts 1 double and 2 single beds, accommodating up to 4 adults or 2 adults + 3 children.
While the healthy breakfast is included in the nightly rates, lunch and dinner need to be booked. Lunches consist of a variety of tasty Mauritian dishes, while dinners are meat and fish or seafood grills with vegetarian side-dishes.
The reasons lie in the description above. The concept invites for a reconnection with nature and with oneself.
For the light footprint the buildings and the overall activity has, especially the mountain site which is fully autonomous.
- Cancellation if received over 21 days prior to initial check-in date: 0%,
- Cancellations received between 15 and 21 days prior check-in: 20%,
- Cancellations received between 8 and 14 days prior check-in: 40%,
- Cancellations received between 4 and 7 days prior check-in: 60%,
- Cancellations received between 1 and 3 days prior check-in: 80%,
- No Shows: 100%