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26th September 2019

Mauritius – Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury

The world famous Royal Palm Mauritius Hotel was the first hotel in the Indian Ocean to become a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and continues, to this day, to set the standard in terms of luxury.

The hotel offers just 69 intimate suites, is set on an idyllic stretch of beach and is just a short walk to lively Grand Baie. It is an idyllic venue to marry or celebrate your honeymoon.

The elegant yet welcoming hotel is renowned for its flawless service and outstanding hospitality: hotel staff outnumber guests by three to one, assuring every guest total relaxation and outstanding service. A highlight here is the superb cuisine from internationally recognised chefs; their celebrated talents have earned the hotel a reputation as one of the island’s most desirable places to dine.

  • Stay at the best address in Mauritius
  • Relax at the magnificent Spa by Clarins
  • Enjoy some of the finest dining in Mauritius
  • 3 heated pools
  • 7 nights from £2595 per person on a Half board basis including Return flights with Emirates.

Restaurants One of the real benefits of staying at the Royal Palm is that the fantastic cuisine is offered on a half-board á la carte basis allowing you the freedom to enjoy some of the islands finest cuisine (although some specialties will still be at a supplement). The superb kitchens are overseen by head chef Michel de Matteis, who is a winner of numerous awards and was previously employed at several Michelin-starred restaurants across France. A bed and breakfast option is also available for guests.   

Dress Code: Elegant, smart casual clothing is required for dining in the evenings   

Plenty of dining options

La Goelette is the hotel’s main restaurant with panoramic views across the bay, serving breakfast and gourmet creole and international cuisine. Open between 0730 – 1030 and 1930 to 2230. Seats 80. 

Le Bar Plage offers the perfect beachfront setting for lunch. All of the tables are set on wooden decking under the shade of a huge Badamier tree. The delicious menu includes light snacks and a selection of chef’s salads made using local produce. Open for lunch between 1230 to 1700. Seats 70. Bar open 1000 to 1700. 

La Brezza an Italian trattoria is set on two open-air terraces overlooking the lagoon. Open for à la carte dinner between 1930 and 2230. Seats 40 

Private Dining – Guests may also enjoy the informal elegance of private dining on their balcony or terrace. Nothing could be more enjoyable than a leisurely breakfast or romantic dinner at a table laid exclusively for you and served by a personal waiter. For small family parties there’s also the option of dining at the Captain’s Table. 

Royal Palm Spa The beautiful spa at the Royal Palm is acknowledged as one of the finest on Mauritius and is set within the gardens. The spa is a tranquil sanctuary for quiet relaxation and is centred on a free-flowing, cascading pool. There are indoor and outdoor treatment rooms and pavilions which are linked by water and lush tropical plants creating the perfect setting in which to indulge yourself. The Royal Palm spa offers dedicated cabins for Reiki, Thai massage and Ayurvedic treatments and offers a range of Clarins beauty treatments. Achieve peace and a balanced, serene spirit as your entire body submits to total relaxation. 18 massage and treatment rooms offering:

  • A wide range of Clarins massages and treatments
  • Royal Palm signature treatment
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Algotherapy with private hammam
  • Reflexology
  • Yoga, meditation
  • Reiki
  • 2 hammams, sauna
  • 2 hairdressing salons
  • 2 beauty salons
  • Bar
  • Changing rooms
  • 2 locker rooms

Activities at the Royal Palm Unlike other holiday destinations and hotels, at all of the Beachcomber hotels many of the land and water sports are free for guests – including waterskiing. 

Land Sports The Royal Palm has 3 floodlit, artificial grass, tennis courts (Head tennis rackets are complimentary, however tennis balls will need to be purchased), a squash court, table tennis and bocciball which are all complimentary to guests. Mountain bikes are available for hire. 

Gym Guests may make use of the gymnasium which has machines, free weights and is located close to the spa. Personal trainers are available for one to one sessions and there is a kinesis studio complete with Power Plates. 

Water Sports Gentle, inviting waters make Mauritius a perfect destination for water activities – water-skiing, windsurfing, glass bottom boat trips, snorkelling trips, kayaks and pedal boats are complimentary for guests. A Royal Palm speed boat is available for hire – a day trip with picnic out to the nearby islands is a great day out. 

Deep Sea Fishing In season, Mauritius offers superb deep sea fishing. Fishing charters are located just 10 minutes drive from the hotel and offer half and full day trips on fully equiped specialist fishing boats. 

Diving The Royal Palm Hotel has a PADI-Diving Centre located just 10 minutes drive from the hotel. 

Keeping the kids entertained

Royal Palm Children’s Club The Ti Royal kids club at Royal Palm is free and welcomes children aged 3 – 12 years, 7 days a week. The club is open from 09H00 to 23H00 daily. The Royal Palm kids club is run by qualified professionals who provide fun, but also educational, indoor and outdoor activities to keep your little ones entertained and happy. Every day there is a set activities programme which you can dip in and out of, if you also want to spend some family time together during the day. Children and infants under 3 can attend the club but must be accompanied by an adult or baby sitter. In the kids club the following facilities / services are available:

  • Toilets
  • Playground
  • Indoor games
  • Personalised welcome (registration and information)
  • Gift on arrival
  • Organisation of birthday parties
  • Entertainment and shows
  • TV
  • DVD/CD player
  • First aid kit
  • Nurse on premises or doctor within immediate proximity
  • Babysitters are available – 24 hours advanced notice required – bookings to be made at Reception – transport home for the babysitter at guests charge
By Nicky Banin
26th September 2019