Hot on the heels of the Maldives’ Joali hotel, the Indian Ocean is welcoming another exciting addition to its burgeoning contemporary resort scene. French artist Camille Walala, whose vivid, happy patterns have enlivened everything from interiors and fashion accessories to houseboats, school playgrounds, zebra crossings and entire façades of buildings around the globe, has transported her unique style to the Salt of Palmar hotel on the east coast of Mauritius.
Designed to mirror its surrounding palette – tones from the azure sea, verdant foliage, glowing pink sunsets and brightly painted village houses – while adding a heavy dose of Walala’s signature geometric shapes and bold monochrome, the style of the resort’s rooms contrasts playfully with the rattans and baskets woven by local artisans.
Guests can expect food from the hotel’s farm, calming treatments at the Equilibrium spa, dawn photography tours and sundowners on the first rooftop bar on the island. £158 for a double room per night, with bed and breakfast, saltresorts.com
This article first appeared in ELLE Decoration March 2019