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... first went to Gabriel Island for a private BBQ lunch. The water in Mauritius is unlike anything I had ever seen before: the clearest blue and teal water I had ever seen. They had gotten us a small motorboat to bring us from where the catamaran anchors to the island but we all decided to jump in and swim instead. I either stepped on a sea urchin spike or got a small rock in my foot but we got it out and I ...
... we took a boat ride back to meet Sakish and he took us to his favorite Creole restaurant. I had some fried shrimp and crab soup. It was delicious, but like everything else in Mauritius, it came with a high price tag. After finishing dinner, Sakish took us back to the ship and it was around 9:00 pm. The three of us then got ready to go out to the waterfront area of Port Louis. We spent a few hours in the casino and a good amount of time just having a few drinks on the ...
... massive bargain! Got some great pics too as Anna went on the boat! After being on a bit of a high for a while and chilling out as the sun was setting we headed back home to set up for the eve. Quick shower and then out to Anna's veranda where everyone gathered for some pre-drinks before dinner. We went out to Boib Marley bar which looked promising, but the food took ages, was a little over priced and wasn't the best but as ever we made a good time of it ...
... till the 20th. One wall summarizing the most important happenings, dates and people of 6 centuries. But the most impressive of the museum was the variety. It is a sugar factory, which was still in production in 1999. It has movies, pictures, newspaper articles, detailed descriptions of the sugar making procedures through the centuries and all the machines are still there. A little example: there is a reclining mirror outside, ...
... combination of eating less, and exercising more. Before dark, walk to Belle Mare, the town a couple of kms to the north, passing some fancy resorts on the way. The town isn't very interesting at all - just some small shops, catering to tourists. Back to our hotel for another good dinner - smorgasbord this time. Once again, asleep by 9pm local time. However as there is a 6-hour time change, we think it is 3am. Sleep through the bad singing this ...
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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.