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Indian Resort and Spa Mauritius
We stayed at the Indian Resort and Spa in the Middle of June.
The Hotel was clean and tidy in general good value for money. We were also very lucky with the weather as it is the winter season in Mauritius. We were there for 11 days and there were only 2 days where we could relax by the pool or beach as it was overcast and quite chilly.
We upgraded to a Sea View room before we flew out but to be honest it wasn't really worth the extra money as the view of the sea was mainly blocked by palm trees. Furthermore the brochure boasts that every room has some sort of view of the Sea so I would take your chances.
The nightly entertainment was average and all very 'samey'. The same band played the same songs most nights and I hope I don't offend anyone here but the nightly entertainment seemed to be aimed at the older clientele.
We went all inclusive and quite a lot of the drinks were not included in the AI package. For example any wine other than the house which, especially the house white was not very good at all.
We were under the impression from websites that had detailed the AI package at the Indian Resort Spa that the mini bar in the room was included. However when we got there it turned out you had to pay extra for everything in there.
The food was in general very good but some nights they had hardly anything for vegetarians. This is more of a personal thing and to be honest this is a general problem for me and not specific to this hotel! Also I had a couple of bad experiences where food was advertised as being vegetarian but in fact contained meat or fish.
The staff were incredibly friendly and service in general was excellent.
The food was above average for an All Inclusive resort. If you are a big fish eater (which unfortunately we both aren't) then according to people we had met you will be extremely happy with the food! The Indian restaurant was particularly good although you had to pay extra unless you had the standard.
We made use of the Spa facilities and that was excellent. We both had a massage and then got to use the pool, sauna etc. free for the rest of the day and we were really impressed with that.
The Watersports were very good and the snorkelling just a few meteres off the beach was fantastic.
The hotel was generally clean and tidy and the room was quite large and cleaned every day.
The location and views of the mountain was excellent and we were lucky as it wasn't too busy when we went so even though it is quite a large resort you got the impression of it being much smaller and intimate.
In general I would recommend this as a value for money break to Mauritius but just be aware of the hidden extra's if you go All Inclusive!
I've just came back from a 2 week stay at the Indian Resort - a fantastic choice for my honeymoon.
The service was excellent and the staff were friendly, the location is just breath taking, the views are just fantastic and the spa facilities were really nice, a little too pricy but worth every penny if you were out there to relax!
I took out the 'All Inc.' package, which I would recommend, as a simple coke in the resort is 170 MRS = £3.40 and adds up if you pay for a meal with extra drinks. There are no local supermarkets that you can visit, nearest is about 30mins drive, so u mostly do stay at the resort for meals and snacks.
If you are taking a taxi to explore the island then don't book one from the resort, its too over priced, walking out to the next resort called 'Berjaya' which is about a 5 minute walk, the taxi stand is much and you can haggle for a lower price. For example a hiring a taxi to take you to the nearest shopping centre which is 30 minutes away, would cost 1000 MRS (£20.00) but we paid 500 MRS (£10.00), and then we booked the same taxi driver for our other trips, which he gave a good price.
One other thing to remember is not to book a half day excursion from the resort to Port Louis. The cost of traveling to Port Louis by taxi works out much cheaper and the taxi drivers are willing to wait for you, how ever long you have specified before making the booking. All taxi prices include the return to the resort.
Have a look at the pictures and judge for yourself!
Ich war mit meiner Tochter für 7 Tage im Indian Resort. Es war ein super schöner Urlaub.
Die Hotelanlage ist wunderschön und sehr gepflegt. Wir hatten ein Zimmer im Erdgeschoss mit Blick auf's Meer. Die Zimmer sind gut eingerichtet aber leider etwas feucht, was sich nicht verhindern läßt wenn man quasi vom Bett ins Meer hüpfen kann.
Das zahlreiche Personal war sehr zuvorkommend, höflich und bemüht den Gästen den Urlaub so angenehm wie möglich zu gestalten.
Am Strand ist es sehr windig. Für Surfer ein Traum. Badegäste können aber am Nachbarhotel (ca. 200 m) windstill den schönen Strand genießen.
Das Essen war sehr abwechslungsreich und ausgesprochen gut. Ich kann das beurteilen, da ich selber sehr gut koche und gerne gut essen gehe.
(Habe zwei Kilo zugenommen.)
Wir hatten AI und es gab frische Austern, Seeigel, Dorade, Lammkeule, leckere Currys...... und köstliche Desserts. Die Coctails an der Bar waren sehr gut und im Preis enthalten.
Wir würden dieses Hotel immer wieder buchen.
Perfect Honeymoon at the Indian Resort
I have just returned from my 2 week honeymoon at the Indian Resort, and what more can I say other than it was perfect.
The staff were very friendly and made a real effort to talk to you and make conversation.
The accommodation was top class and we felt like we didn't lift a finger from the moment we got there until the moment we left.
The rooms were spacious and clean and the maid came into the room more than twice a day to tidy and turn down the beds etc. which we were very impressed at.
The location was very secluded (which is what we were looking for), and not totally sports orientated as previous reviews indicated. We were based in the Privilege rooms which were located at the opposite end to the water sports area and were very nice.
The food was brilliant, fresh fish every day and a different pasta dish as well, fresh veg and salad, and well the desserts were lovely.
Would definitely return to the Indian Resort.
Fantastic Hotel and satff
I have just returned from the Indian Resort Hotel in Mauritius. Myself and my 7 year old son had a fantastic 2 weeks there. We arrived on the 25th March and left on the 8th April 2006.
We stayed in the marine rooms which were spacious and well laid out. Requests were dealt with promptly by staff.
I choose this hotel for its child facilities and I was not disappointed. They have an excellent child care centre that is very flexiable and the staff were wonderful. The childrens club is very clean and well laid out and offers a full timetable of events for children, swimming, beach volleyball, beach frisbie, tennis, games, crafts at the club and much much more. As I travelled alone with my son I was apprehensive but I need not have worried the hotel and staff were wonderful and I met some fantastic people there.
For watersports there is a wide variety available but it will depend on the weather as to whether water ski-ing, glass bottomed boat etc is available. However I met some people who were very enthustic about surfing, wind surfing and kitesurfing and they said that they had had a terrific time in the sea around the hotel.
There are three swimming pools, however one is in the spa area and you have to pay to use this one (no children allowed) unless you are having treatments in the spa.
I had their 5 day package of slimming and toning massages and I would recommend it, it was well worth the money. (I didn't come back home slim, but that was due to over eating in the various restaurants, not the package)
I would recommend taking the all inclusive package as drinks and simple food like pasta with a tomato sauce can be expensive, average prices seem to be 300mr for a plate of pasta which works out at about £6. It was 100mr for a bottle of water which is about £2 for a one litre bottle of water and if you have children it soon adds up.
Overall the food was good but can become a bit repetative on the second week so do use the other restuarants available. I went to all of them and found them all very good.
I found all of the staff very helpful and friendly,(guest relations, entertainment staff, childcare staff, bar staff, waiters, cleaners etc) in fact I have travelled a lot around the world and would go as far as to say that the staff have been the friendliest and most helpful I have ever come across, this really made our holiday a wonderful experience and I would go back to same hotel at the same time of year. It was not full during our stay and I think this did make a difference, nowhere was ever crowded, pools, beach, restaurants etc.
A wonderful time. Unfortunately I cannot download pictures too tech for me i'm afraid.
We booked this at the last minute and was slightly apprehensive as to what would be in store. We were not disappointed. Upon arrival we were greated with a coctail and check in was smooth. We upgraded to an Indian Room which was lovely, the extras being bath robes, coffee tray, maid service twice daily with turn down of beds. The weather was fab, only one day where it was showery, even then it was not cold. The hotel spray constently for mossies but it is advisable to take some repellent just in case.
Meals - If you are on all inclusive, wide range of restaurants (but beware there are some supplements should you want specific dishes). The main restaurant is of a buffet style with different themes each night. The waiting staff are extremely attentive.
Facilities - Water sports (some payable), 3 pools (one payable), pool, darts, table tennis, small disco
Activities organised ie. aerobics, sport competitions
Things seem very calm here
Own medical centre
Extremely friendly staff
Grounds are kept beautifully
Right on the beach front
Complex is kept very clean
Look out for the little lizzards! - very cute
Took an excursion to see dolphins - totally amazing - saw about 40 all in one go.
Reception staff - not really sure what they are doing and are of a very relaxed attitude.
If you are not all inclusive drinks are very expensive (all inclusive runs out at 11pm each night) Bottle of water can cost 3 pounds.
Watch out for the supplements if you eat in any restaurants other than the main one
Hotel is in the middle of no where - taxis are cheap however.
Dont go to Port Louis - capital, total rip off in main shopping area (where taxis take you) - they make Oxford Street London look cheap!
The sea has some strong currents and would not recommend for small children.
The spa section - not the best, rather expensive. Have to pay to use the pool here.
All in all my partner had a wonderful holiday here and would recommend it.
Recently returned from an excellent holiday at the Indian Resort. We travelled in a large group, mainly windsurfers. The hotel grounds are quite spread out but beautifully maintained along a long sandy beach. We stayed in the Marine standard rooms which were excellent, quite spacious and decent size bathrooms, I agree with one of the other reviews about lack of clothes space, plenty of small cupboards though and no patio furniture although some did have. We stayed on half board, food was quite good but drinks quite expensive and the service poor, waited ages for drinks to arrive in restaurant and also at the bars. Loads of staff who don't seem to do much. Evening entertainment good, houseband had everyone dancing. Spa excellent but book in advance very busy. The surf dudes in our group had a fab time windy every day but dont worry there are plenty of sheltered spots around.
Positives - Rooms comfortable and very well serviced. Communal areas excellent, Food in all restaurants very good, although the French is a little over-priced, and service generally excellent. Entertainment above average with superd house band ! Staff friendly and very helpful. Watersports great value.
Negatives - Hanging space for clothes limited. Satellite TV mainly Hindi and French. No furniture on balconies. Entertainment repeats on a weekly cycle so second week is a bit of drag. Bar tends to close between 10.30 and 11.00 ! leaving just the (generally empty) club.
Positives - Isolated (you're tied to the hotel in the evening but this is no great hardship) so just relax!
Negatives - Isolated and beach often very, very windy.
Positives - Plenty of watersports from hotel beach if wind permits. Snorkelling great. Excellent boat trips and great quad bike tours. Car hire, including driver, fantastic value! Shopping excellent, with loads of designer outlets so leave space in your luggage.
Negatives - Little in the vicinity with most activities taking place a considerable distance from the hotel (1 to 2 hours by car).
Many -ve points ruin the hotel
The concept of the hotel is real nice - great sport with 4+ stars hotel, however beware, it is not a 4+ hotel!
The hotel itself is well made, beautiful site and placed at one of the best wind surfing spot of the island. The hotel sponsors a few sport events which does create a nice mood at time. I did try the hotel many times since the sport events were my priority everytime, but I would have prefered another hotel.
Most of the facilities and service are ok, but there are a few very bad points that ruin it all.
- Part of the hotel, not far from the restaurant, smell terrible (like sewers). On complaining, we were told it was due to the sewer facility that was the cause and that it was temporary. Anyway even after almost a year. when I got back there again, it was still as bad.
- The food seems good, but I get sick everytime afterwards and I was NOT the only one. Many got sick. Ok maybe we have sensible stomachs.
- Supposely a wind surfing paradise hotel, but the equipments in the hotel are of the lowest grade ever. Better to shell out some more bucks to rent equipments to the schools right beside. Hotel cannot credit from it since it is an independent school and it is not included in the hotel package.
- Management are not very helpful upon queries, they were too busy working. Working for what I don't know, but it wasn't for the clients.
- Not even a decent internet facility to communicate.
It does have some +ve side though:
- Club inside hotel, nicely done, but empty most of the time except on sporting events
- Central bar is nice.
- Evening shows with settings are a bit above average.
- Spot is beautiful.
Great Holiday at the Indian Resort
We stayed at the Indian Resort between 18/5/05 and 1/6/05.Having found very little information about the hotel from this or other review sites, we felt compeled to add this hotel to the list.
The hotel rates its self 4 1/2*.The rooms where plesant and comfortable although not large, mini bar,TV(mainly french chanels),a little short on clothes storage space (because we always take to much,take a travel iorn the hotel didnt have any).It is a very long hotel ,360 ish rooms,if you have trouble walking you should ask for a centraly located room, if you are into the water sports, you need to be at the west end of the hotel.
The hotel has a Mistral Windsurf and Skyrider Kite Surf school on site, you can rent or have tuition at a cost.The facilities for these are 1st class.All new equipment, one of the windiest spots on the island, warm shallow waters.I usually find that good water sports facilities do not go together with good hotels , this place changed that.
The hotel does have a limited amount of windsurf/hobi/sunfish and kyak equipment inc for guests, but the gear offerd by Mistral is well worth paying the extra. Water sking is limited to a short run with just a 2hr window at high tide as a result you have to que if conditions are good, The ski boat is not upto 'Sandles' standard, the 115hp motor had difficulty getting a mono skier out of the water.
There is also a good PADI dive center at resonable prices.
The food was good throught are stay, but the menues in the alacart restraunts for AI or HB guests was limited or additional charges applied.The buffet was more casual but still good. Some guests did complain about the standard of some of the food in the French restraunt.Our one minor complaint was the dress code given but not applied by the hotel,no shorts and t shirts for dinner, which seemed to be ignored by alot of guests.
If you are concidering a AI package this only gives you lunch, beer, local spirts, house wine and soft drinks. A beer is about 80R (£1.60) rum and coke about 220R. (Be warned that Mauritian Rum is not like carabean rum).Given that a snack for lunch was about £6, a limited Buffet £12 you can work out yourself if the AI package is worth the extra, given that if you want a drink and it isnt on the AI list you will pay anyway.
The staff where fantastic, Mauritian people are very friendly any way.
The grounds, beach and pools are lovely,be warned though that this is a windy spot and some days the beach was not the best place to sit, given the limitted space around the pools this may be a problem high season.The seem to have gone over the top on planting trees, true the hotel is well hiden, but the do block the evening sun in thier winter.
The hotel is located at the south west tip of the island, if you want to explore hire a car for 2 days splitting the island into two halfs , its to much to get round in one day.There is not a fanastic amount of tourist visitor sites to go too , but that in its self can be good if you want to see the country.
Overall an excellent holiday on our second trip to Mauritius.
Roy and Andrea Howland , England.
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Travel Blogs from Le Morne
... cane in Australia any more. She says they use pesticides to do the same job. I think I'd prefer they used fires.
We check in. They want to check our bags right through to Melbourne. The baggage allowances from Mauritius to Perth are different to those from Perth to Melbourne. For them to be able to check everything through to Melbourne we need to take everything out of our bags and repack it all on the floor, in the middle ...
... they must think that this whole thing is a game. If I was a dolphin I'm not sure that I would enjoy this. I would particularly not like the constant threat of being chopped up by boat propellers or being jumped on by tourists.
After about an hour we leave the circus and head back towards Le Morne. We sit on the front deck of the boat. Our skipper seems to be very keen to race the other skippers. Our boat goes very fast. Issy leaves her thongs sitting ...
... steep and the ropes certainly come in handy to help us pull ourselves up. Parts of the track are a bit slippery from yesterday's rain. There are very steep drops off the side of the track down to the base of the mountain. Some of the people in the group seem to be struggling a bit, and we have to wait for quite a long time at some of the stops for them to catch up. The English couple appear to have abandoned their umbrellas.
After about two hours we get to ...
... into dinner wearing sandals.
The umbrella we're sitting under has two flags on pulleys attached to it. These say "do not disturb" and "service please". I wonder who the "do not disturb" flag is supposed to stop from disturbing you. I wonder if the vendors would try to sell you things if you raised the "do not disturb" flag.
I wonder what I'm going to blog about today. I don't think we've moved more than 20 metres from our room. We appear to have ...
... of a very high standard. Some of the bunkers are bigger than some of the beaches we have been to. I think that it is a pity that golf causes me to throw my toys out of my cot. If it wasn't for that I think I could quite enjoy playing golf here.
The beach in front of Le Paradis is very nice. It is quite narrow and lined with palm trees. The water looks crystal clear, and there don't seem to be too many rocks. There don't seem to be too ...