Stayed January 2-9, 2012. So peaceful, so relaxing. The buildings, pool, beach, service - all just right for a perfect vacation. Room faced the sea with nice small balcony, not overly large but more than comfortable. The beach on the north side has beautiful soft pine trees that give natural shade. Plenty of chairs and some tables with thatch umbrellas. Beautiful view of the water, reef, and off-shore island. We had breakfast and dinner package but ended up eating lunch every day as well. Food was very good, occasionally great, occasionally okay, but always plenty of choices. Staff very friendly and accomodating, especially with early check-in and late check-out. We were told we were one of the first Americans to stay there, hard to believe given how nice it is, but that explained why the staff kept conversing with us in French, German, and even Russian.
Went off resort only a few times, as all we needed was at hand. Took a motorboat ride to the waterfall and Ile aux Cerfs, which was not worth the time, as our beach at the hotel was nicer. Went to Port Louis and really enjoyed the shopping and restaurants around the harbor. Then drove back through the highlands, which were beautiful, and made us appreciate how diverse and picturesque the island is.
Our first day we kind of wondered why we had just traveled a day and a half to go someplace that seemed just like the Caribbean, but every day there we discovered another facet that makes Mauritius really unique. Would love to go back, and would definitely stay at La Palmeraie again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The play of light on land and sea. A glimpse of the jade and turquoise waters of the lagoon through fine voile curtains. Warm, sun-drenched colours. The beauty and purity of natural materials. La Palmeraie at Palmar on the east coast of the island possesses a unique alchemy from which its relaxing and intimate atmosphere derives. Under the MBH label, La Palmeraie offers true authenticity and conviviality, typical of traditional Mauritian family homes. A different way of discovering all the treasures – the people and the natural beauty – of the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Bars and restaurants:La Varangue:In the cool of the early morning or the peace of evening, around the pool, in a world of shimmering colour, La Varangue invites you to enjoy moments of deliciously Mauritian gourmandise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Palmeraie Belle Mare
- Le Palmeraie
- Hotel La Palmeraie
- La Palmeraie Boutique Hotel Mauritius/Belle Mare