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"You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first, and then heaven; and that heaven was copied after Mauritius." --Mark Twain, Following the Equator, 1897
Our honeymoon. I managed to keep our honeymoon location a secret from Sal until we were about to board the plane. She was so excited when she found out. We stayed on the east coast of Mauritius in a 5 star resort called Beau Rivage, WOW, thats all I can say. Our honeymoon was pretty short, only 4 days but it was action packed. We did a bit of sightseeing and loads of chilling on the beach.
... these 20 feet swells. We had gotten used to the hour announcements to “keep doors closed, keep your hands free, hold on to railings, wear shoes”. They shut down the elevators and the observation deck. Walking up the stairs was the strangest thing: Sometimes the swell of the ship would lift you up the stairs and defy gravity. Other times it would feel like you weighed 300 lbs. There was one night in particular where the waves were especially aggressive. I was in the spa ...
... The one and a half hour drive to the adventure park meandered through small villages and the beautiful countryside covered in sugar cane fields as far as you could see on one side, and the other side covered in green until it hit the coast. After sitting for what seemed like an eternity, trying to take a nap only to be woken up by the loud kids in the back, and being squished in the tiny seats, we finally pulled onto the dirt road and began our ascent up the hill to ...
... very similar to cheesecake) and Darren had chocolate fondant. The total bill was about $80 - not outrageous, but probably disproportionately expensive compared with the other meals we've had here. We could hear the sega performance at the Hibiscus Hotel from where we were, and didn't wish we were there - last year we were, and it was excruciatingly embarrassing - way too much organised fun and audience participation. We shared memories of the German family ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews LUX Belle Mare
I had the privelege of staying here from 1st-8th June and I have to tell you that it was fantastic from top to bottom, start to finish.
Firstly, the best kept secret that none of the other reviews have touched on is the restaurant indochine!!
From the minute we walked in (were sat down and given refreshments, the check in was done for us) we realised we'd latched onto something special. My wife and I over the next 10 days were given service like nothing i have ever experienced before. We got there at 0900 but the room was ready by 10. The rooms are fantastic, we didnt even have the most expensive ones but they were massive. They're cleaned twice a day. Everything is aimed at pleasing the customer. Every nice little touch you can think of is given. From cold face towels and fruit on a cocktail stick, as well as having your sunglasses cleaned on the beach, to your first names being asked and remembered throughout your stay, this is the best place i've ever been to. The food if you're on half board is unbelievable and extremely variable. The breakfasts are fantastic. There are live groups each night with local dancers on some. There are 2 bars. Ask for a cigar and see how they present it to you! The drinks are pricey but if you've come to this place then you've already spent money to get here so don't expect things on the cheap. There is a local superstore, not too big about 10 mins walk. They sell drinks in there if you want to get your own stuff. A bottle of local rum for about £4. The beach is superb, the water warm and this was supposed to be winter. Loads of daily hotel activities, tennis tournament, snorkelling, volleball etc. I could go on for hours so the last thing I want to say is you will not be disappointed in the slightest with this place and the people.
I have just returned from a two week stay at the Beau Rivage with my wife and two children aged 4 and 22 months. I confirm all the earlier reviews that this is an excellent hotel.
Wonderful and romantic
We chose the Beau Rivage hotel for our honeymoon in December. Everything about this hotel was wonderful, from the huge room, to the beautiful beach, to the spotless decor of all public areas. Service was second to none: helful, friendly, genuine. I have travelled exensively because of my job and this is the best hotel I have ever stayed in. Will go back.
We chose the Beau Rivage for our honeymoon back in Sept 2003 and I'm so glad that after having read the other recent reviews that nothing has changed, it is simply SUPERB and we could not recommend it highly enough to anyone, especially honeymooners - pay that bit extra and book one of the honeymoon suites with jacuzzi - an amazing hotel, amazing people, I could go on......
We stayed at the Beau rivage in february 2005 - I agree withthe other reviews that have been posted on the site, it is a fantastic place to stay.
I have just spent Christmas here with my family of five (three grown-up children) and we all had a really good time. This is quite a new resort and the condition of the buildings and grounds is absolutely first-class. The rooms are very spacious indeed in every aspect and impeccably clean. There are lots of pleasing small touches by house-keeping such as leaving the hotel programme of activities turned to the next day with a small flower on top when they turn down your bed. And it was lovely to get a little stocking on Christmas Eve!
We stayed at the Beau Rivage for 14 nights in mid Sept.. Having travelled quite a bit I am hard to impress - but I was impressed.
Outstanding! We had a 7 day stay in this luxurious hotel and had an exceptional holiday. Firstly the location is superb, right on top of a golden sand/crystal clear sea beach. The hotel itself is very clean, well presented with fine decor and beautiful check in area. The rooms are large, bathroom included, each with their own balcony overlooking the ocean and pool/lavish gardens. our room was in the centre of the hotel so we had gorgeous sweeping ocean views.