Off the Map Travel is now offering travelers the opportunity to stay in a luxury “bubble” room on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Guests staying this summer can lie back from their bedroom or lounge area at the Bubble Lodge, isolated from the world by surrounding jungle, and look into the night sky.
Set on the grounds of the historic Cap Malheureux tea plantation in Bois Cheri, the distinctive bubble accommodations offer an intimate hideaway with panoramic views of the Bois Cheri jungle.
Each of the bubble accommodations has air-conditioning, queen-sized beds, en-suite bathrooms, an exterior shower, coffee machines and relaxation areas. The bubbles were created by French designer Pierre Stephane Dumas, and are 100 percent renewable, designed to have no environmental impact.
Luxury amenities include gourmet meals prepared by a private chef, exclusive waiter service and an expert astronomer to lead stargazing sessions. Street food experiences and tours of the nearby tea plantation, or the island, by helicopter are also available. In fact, each of these are included in the pricing of the six-night itinerary to Mauritius (only airfare is excluded). Pricing begins at £1,395 per person (approximately $1,896).
During the itinerary, guests will split time between the bubble hotel and the beachfront hotel Le Sakoa, which is a good base for snorkeling and kite surfing.