About Us

About Us

Elegant Destinations is a British family-run travel company founded in 1993 to provide luxury Indian Ocean villa rentals in Mauritius and Seychelles to their loyal clients. Over the last 20 years, Elegant Destinations has evolved with the birth of the internet and the increasing popularity of the Indian Ocean to help create wonderful holiday experiences for their international clients.



Elegant Destinations is a privately-owned travel business founded by Hans and Julie Gauthier who have a passion for the Indian Ocean where they both lived with their young family for many years. The company was formed to market the best private beach villas of Mauritius and Seychelles but today this has grown into luxury villa and hotel beach holidays in Mauritius and Seychelles.

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Elegant Destinations guarantees expertise in every respect. Whatever your request we use our wealth of experience and knowledge of the destinations to create your own personal experience. Our staff travel regularly to the destinations and can recommend old favourites and new gems they discover. We also work with a network of preferred travel partners which offer the highest level of professional service.

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Although we incorporate the best of the authentic Indian Ocean into our portfolio, we are always on the lookout for fresh ideas and concepts that will enhance your holiday experience. The mix of cultures allows us to extend our creative side and offer innovative villa experiences which delight and are always memorable.

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Staff Members


Hans Gauthier,

Co-Founder & Director

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Julie Gauthier,

Co-Founder & Director

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