Belle Mare Plage
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Mauritius brings to you the first "Lion Encounter" on the island. This
exclusive activity is available all over the year at the Casela Nature
& Leisure Park, Mauritius.
This is a unique opportunity available only to the people who are
fortunate enough to decide to visit the …
... 8220;big wave” hit. Everyone would ask “where were you during the ‘big wave’”. Everything in the spa crashed to the floor and broke. You would walk by the campus store that was closed for the evening, and see that everything that was on the shelf was now on the floor. I walked into my room to see whatever was left on my bedside table was now on the floor. My bathroom sink was filled with the various hair/face/makeup products that belonged to Hannah and ...
... park. We bumped along and barely squeezed around a few turns where the driver had to back up and pull forward a few times and finally made it up to the reception area. We got into our harnesses, had a quick photo shoot and headed up to the ropes course to be met by rain, mud, and bugs...EVERYWHERE! The ropes course started out easy. The first obstacle was a rope-bridge where we had to jump from step to step. As we got further into the forest, the course got harder, the ground ...
... the only ones with the strength of character to steadfastly refuse to participate. Today (Monday), we did better with our breakfast order. I had an interesting dish of a pancake topped with scrambled egg, smoked marlin, and caviar, and Darren had fried eggs, this time with bacon, as they should be. We then went for a long walk north along the beach, through the village of Cap Malheureux, to the pretty red and white church on the northwest point of the island, and ...
... on the overall, nice place to shop, but with expensive items. There's also the "unofficial" shopping places, and the markets (one in each big town), where you can find exotic flowers (they aren't very useful, they just die out after a few days. Try to get hold of plastic ones) and fruits. I came round during the period where you could get letchi's and mangoes. Those were really nice. I loved it.
Tourism is a flourishing industry in ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Belle Mare Plage
Beautiful Belle Mare Plage
We had THE best time in this beautiful resort. It's completely true - ignore the negative early reviews that have been posted. I found the service in this hotel to be very attentive and efficient. Every room service order, enquiry, booking etc was dealt with on time. We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa which was amazing with own pool and dining pavillion. Fantastic. Great kids club too and very child friendly. Food served in a buffet style each evening which could wear on you if you were there for 2 weeks, but all the same the hotel delivers. Couldn't fault it really...
The hotel was the best we have ever visited, in all respects, having previously visited similarly rated hotels in the Caribbean. The management of the hotel was first class and any enquiries or minor requests were dealt with immediately.
I have never written a review before, but after reading a couple of negative reviews on here I felt the need to give my opinion of our time in this wonderful hotel.
We had a great time there in May last year. The room is very nice. Staffs most helpful and food is also great. Drinks are expensive but didn't spoil my stay at all. People are all very friendly. My husband is normally very fussy but he is very happy with his time there. Beach not very busy as most guests went to the golf course. So this hotel is also great even if you don't play golf!
Have just returned from the Belle Mare Plage and despite disappointing weather, we loved it. I can only think that the two reviews here which slate it must be written by people who've either mistaken which hotel they were at or are the kind of people who are difficult to please... My only criticism would be the cost of drinks and possibly that half board is compulsory because I'm not a massive fan of buffets and would rather have had the option to spend my money at the a la carte restaurants. That said, the buffet was much better than any other I've had and you do get a credit towards eating at the a la carte restaurants if you prefer. We did a combination of buffet and a la carte and enjoyed both options. For the most part the service was very good, but there were some staff who were less competent, but I did not find any to be rude or unhelpful and most were very accommodating and all spoke English. The resort itself is gorgeous, it's kept to a high standard and the beach was lovely. Yes, the beach outside the Saint Gerain is slightly nicer, but you're not paying the prices of the Saint Gerain..... We had upgraded to a suite and this was the nicest room we've had (and we have stayed at numerous superiour class hotels across the world) with a stunning verandah looking directly on to the beach
We stayed here in May 2003 and loved every minute of our stay. The staff were all very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. We were there for a week and found that towards the end of our stay the buffet dinner novelty had worn off but that said there was always a huge selection of different cuisines from across the world and no night was the same in terms of what they were serving. The facilities themselves were gorgeous. The buildings and rooms are all well-maintained and absolutely lovely. The beach was well-maintained and unlike an earlier review we did not find that the pool was in rough shape in the afternoon. Additionally, the beach was perfectly beautiful. My husband enjoyed the complimentary golf and was out on either of the courses everyday. We would definitely go back given our experience there.
Service was inefficient: required extra towel and was told they had none; only one umbrella per room, asked for another, which never came. Food was average. Lack of convenient beach showers. Only two boats a day to the snorkeling location. On the positive side, the golf courses were very beautiful.
Don't go to the Belle Mare Plage
Have just come back from a very disappointing 2-week honeymoon at the Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius.
Beautiful architecture, but the service is absolutely useless. Obviously no training or management provided to the hundreds of staff who float around the place.
The swimming pool is dirty from about lunchtime.
The beach is really bad (you're better off walking 10 minutes to the left, direction of Saint Géran).
To summarize: stay well clear of the Belle Mare Plage, unless you have money to waste!
We stayed here in July 2004 and it was absolute paradise. The photos in the brochure don't do it justice. The best thing about this resort is the staff. You couldn't meet lovelier people from the guest co-coordinators to the cleaners. Everybody was lovely. This is one thing all the guests commented and agreed on. Some people may think this is because they want tips but the resort is cashless so this is definitely not the case, Mauritians are genuinely nice people.
The Belle Mare Plage is situated on the eastern coast of Mauritius. It is a very beautiful hotel and you'll feel great just walking around the premises. Belle Mare is a 5 star hotel and the half board buffet is absolutely stunning. My husband and I love sushi and we were happy to find this every other day. There's a bunch of other restaurants at the hotel as well, but I would still opt for the main buffet restaurant. Breakfast was a bit on the cheaper side. Bread was scarce and being Scandinavians we didn't find cookies/pastries to be very good substitutes. On the other hand we always walked away from breakfast content and ready to take on the beach.