Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa
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... felt privileged to serve them. I had given them a sermon on “Making Sure You’re Ready” the Sabbath just before, and several mentioned during the next 10 days that it really helped them to refocus and even do some reconciling in some cases. It is truly refreshing to see God’s Spirit at work in people’s lives, their desire to do the right thing.
When it was time to part this evening, after another two hours or ...
... thought I had downloaded on my computer had not downloaded, and since I have no internet access at the Church Hall, it poses an interesting challenge. Michael offered to try to do it on his laptop tonight. Hopefully that will work (It doesn’t work on mine). Jocelyn did a fine job with his sermonette on “Staying Connected to God”. My somewhat impromptu sermon today went fine. I decided to zero-in on the Sermon on the Mount – incredibly rich in principles for ...
... Jews are not so easily identified. But nobody seems to care. The French smile less than everyone else, it seems.
Dining is al fresco. The weather is superb but the staff says it is too hot. I respectfully disagree. It is in the eighties. The humidity is not high. The ocean is beautiful and the grounds are well kept. The sunset promised to be spectacular but a low cloud on the horizon spoiled that at the last minute. From my balcony, I watched ten or ...
... on the public bus system is convenient and only a few Rands a ride. Food and drink prices at the shops are about on par with SA. And with 3 airlines competing aggressively on fares for the route, we find it surprising that more South Africans don’t switch out their annual coastal migration for a self-catering week on le Ile Maurice.
Saturday the 24th April and we’re homeward bound... au revoir des terres de la baguette au ...
... of the road. I had to buzz the hotel door for quite a while before someone came to unlock and open the iron grating over the doors and let me in. I was finally in my room by 01:30, which is going to make for a another short night, since we’ll have a morning service and I’ll be driving back down near the airport where Laval Prodigue’s brother Jocelyn and his wife live. I should sleep well tonight; I hope without sleeping through my alarm tomorrow ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa Flic En Flac
The villas are stunning - glad we went for the Vila Suite - wonderful position and very well designed. My summary Villas 5*+ probably the best we've ever been in - the service I would say 4* - a pity because the staff are amongst the most enthusiastic and pleasant that we've come across - they just in some case don't know what to do - they just haven't been told - it's definitely poor management. And the food I'm saying 3.5* - the food in the second restaurant Cilantro was great - the problem we had was with the half board standard offer in nthe main restaurant
The welcome at this hotel was great if a little over the top. The staff cannot do enough to help and seem to memorise all the guests names and villa numbers. One thing that did start to annoy was the amount of time the staff come to the room either to clean, turn down the bed, replenish the coffee etc the weather wasn't great so we did spend time in the villa which was great but it would have been good to have a do not disturb sign! The qulaity of the villas is excellent, large, beautiful bathroom and lounge area. I agree with the privacy point though due to the resort being new the gardens are not established so there is a lack of privacy. There were a few things that we weren't told about at the start of our stay which would have been useful eg they have bicycles, they have a small library of books and DVD's. It is very quiet though so if you want great food, romance and peace in a lovely setting its for you. Be very careful when you go to Mauritius it rains a lot even when its not the rainy season. Most of the hotels are built in their own grounds so there isn't much other than the hotel complex. Port Louis is worth a visit but the traffic is dreadful so avoid rush hour.
we spent a week at the new taj exotica in mauritus. great stay, great food but the spa was disappointing. compared to the prices, the treatments were a disaster. just took one treatment which lasted for about 2 plus hours and at the end i had to say to stop it as it was getting too mechanical and the therapist also had lot of negative energies. i could feel it. didn't dare to take another treatment at those prices.
We stayed at the 'Taj' for our honeymoon and having booked just after it opened and before we could find any reviews on the resort we were worrying about whether or not the 'Taj' was the right choice for a relaxing honeymoon, all I can say is it was 'Amazing!'
We have not long returned from our fortnight honeymoon at the Taj.
Absolutely stunning hotel. Calm and peaceful but trendy and sophisicated with every whim catered for. Travelled with 11 month old baby - staff could not have been more helpful or kind. Used babysitting service couple of evenings but equally not a problem to take our little one to dinner. Spa was excellent - a really fab treatment pavillion with a beautiful tranquil outdoor pool area - therapist was very good. This hotel has caused us a problem as it has set a very very high standard for future holidays which I think may be difficult to find many other places! Anybody with moans is nitpicking for the sake of it as the resort is amazing!
Well, spent 12 days at Taj Exotica in late July, after a week on La Réunion (don't miss it - it's a 45 min flight from Mauritius and is stunning for scenery although only one 4* hotel on the island - a great place to visit). And...
If its privacy your after, the Taj is not for you
We visited the Taj Exotica in Feb. 2005. We had booked a luxury pool suite. The first disappointment was to find that the pool was more of a plunge pool and the second was that there was no privacy. The villa's are open plan with the lounge being outside next to the plunge pool. So anybody walking by can look right in. On the plus side the spa and other leisure facilities are top notch, and the staff very friendly and helpful. The food at both restaurants was excellent and the service could not be faulted.
I'm sure as time goes on the teething problems will be ironed out, and maybe they will plant some bushes or bulid a half wall to give the villa's more privacy?
I stayed at Taj Exotica Mauritius together with my fiancée for two weeks in early February, and upon booking I had mixed feelings about it being such a brand new resort. But it proofed too be the right choice: This is definitely the Island's new leading hotel, setting new standards in service, comfort and ambience!