The Residence Mauritius

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Combining European charm with contemporary elegance, this enchanting resort offers a true sense of place, brilliant for families and equally romantic for couples.

the Low Down

The Residence Mauritius is situated on the east coast of Mauritius along a mile-long beach of immaculate white sand, fringed by the azure Indian Ocean and tropical gardens – an idyllic retreat for your unreserved relaxation. Inspired by the island’s stately turn-of-the-century plantation houses, this gorgeous Mauritius resort blends modern elegance with classic, colonial –inspired style that envelops you in an endearing sense of nostalgia. You will love waking up in comfortable and charming rooms, with attentive service worthy of the grand houses of yesteryear. When it comes to dining, expect exotic Creole cuisine that captures the incredible potpourri of island flavours. Head out for some soulful relaxation within the serene spa sanctuary, there really is an endless playground of attractions and activities to be found in the island’s unique mix of cultures and stunning landscapes. Whether you seek a romantic escape with your loved one or a spectacular beach getaway with your family, The Residence Mauritius will enthral you under the warm glow of the Mauritian sun.

the Peaks Promise

complimentary experience

Each booking will receive an initiation to Sega dance (local Mauritian dance) and creole lesson (local language)

the Peaks Purse

60 USD to spend at the resort on whatever you wish!

The Best Room For You

  • Bag your ideal sun lounger spot on their expanse of white & sandy beach
  • The final touch to your luxurious accommodation is the complimentary option to be attended on by a butler, for whom nothing is too much trouble – from unpacking and packing your luggage, to running a bath, or taking care of the laundry and ironing.
  • Get acquainted with the Indian ocean as all water sports activities are included
  • Embrace the wonderful sensation of renewal and rejuvenation using the complimentary sauna and hammam finished off with their signature complimentary Yoga & Tai Chi session
  • The resort is great for families and includes free access to their awesome Kids Club for children from 3-12 years.
  • Mauritius is known for its stunning beaches. Head inland though and you’ll discover many different sides to this fascinating island, from an abundance of lush greenery, sugarcane fields and highland tea plantations to jagged peaks and hills in the south that offer adventurous walking trails
  • Immerse yourself in local life at the small village of Belle Mare, the delightful market town of Centre de Flacq, and the village of Poste de Flacq where many tourists and devotees flock to visit the floating Hindu Sagar Shiv Mandir Temple.
  • Just off Belle Mare lies La Passe, a top dive site where giant tuna fish and spread-eagled rays can be spotted in its deep waters.
  • The east coast is also home to three international 18-hole golf courses, and The Waterpark Leisure Village, where giant water slides, chutes and wave pools guarantee a fun day out for the entire family.
  • Accommodation:
    The Residence has 135 rooms and 28 suites, each with a private balcony or terrace that opens onto tropical gardens or overlooks the blue lagoon. Divided into 7 categories to cater to a variety of needs and preferences (Twin beds are available in all categories, except in Colonial Ocean View Suite & Ocean Front Suite). Large marble bathrooms add a touch of decadence, while a few drops of ylang ylang infused every evening soothes your slumber with a subtle, sensual fragrance.
  • Location:
    The Residence Mauritius unfolds along the beachfront in Belle Mare, on the eastern coast of the island, a 50-minute drive from the airport. Belle Mare is one of the longest and most beautiful beaches on the island, lapped by the warm, azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Here you are well placed to explore the east coast of Mauritius, dotted with stunning coves, sparkling lagoons and spectacular dive sites.
  • Getting there:
    The Residence Mauritius Team can arrange private transfers for guests otherwise you will easily find a taxi at the airport. The resort is just 50-minute drive from the airport.
  • What to pack:
    Beachwear, your favourite sandals and sunglasses. Mauritius is the place to enjoy the outdoors so pack sunscreen and all those outfits you’ve been saving for perfect vacation weather.
  • Restaurants:
    Savour a diversity of fine recipes from around the world in our restaurants, offering a symphony of tastes and aromas crafted for the delight of discerning palates. The Dining Room offers contemporary world cuisine as an all day dining destination, you can enjoy the surroudings as well as a delicious lunch at The Verandah. The Plantation offers oceanfront dining and entertainment or you can spend time admiring the design and delights found at The Bar which offers afternoon tea and evening cocktails.
  • Spa:
    AKA The Sanctuary – a temple of zen-like relaxation dedicated to the well-being of the body and the mind. The beauty and hair care has been designed by the luxury French brand CARITA, whose exclusive “Haute Beauté” concept works magic in bringing out your natural radiance and lustre. Inspired by the ‘zen’ philosophy, The Sanctuary features eight tranquil treatment rooms. Forget the world outside as you indulge in a wide choice of massages, custom-made programmes and treatments packed with pampering and therapeutic benefits, designed to soothe away stress and restore your sense of balance. For a unique spa experience, an additional spa pavilion is located in the centre of a tropical garden overlooking the lagoon, where you can surrender to new depths of relaxation, drifting away on a gentle sea breeze.
  • Signature Activities:
    Mauritian ritual – At the sanctuary experience 90 minutes of bliss, starting with a footbath soak in fresh ginger, with a head, shoulder and neck massage, followed by a deep relaxing massage with warm coconut oil ending with a 30-minute foot acupressure massage.
    Lobster Night: Be treated to a night of indulgence on Sundays as the chefs create a tantalising dining experience on the seashore for guests. The famed lobsters will certainly delight the senses and keep guests wanting more. An extra charge is applicable for guests going for Lobster Night.
    Mum or Dad & Me experience: Wellness has no age! Enjoy this magnificence at The Sanctuary with your child, a combination of any two treatments from the kids & teens menu which includes a pamper-memassage, chocolate mani or pedi, pamper facial, Coconut body scrub or body wrap, TiNail art & Henna tattoo or Nougatine hydrating after sun care.
    Southern Wonders (Full day): Head to the wilder southern region of Mauritius to explore some of the island’s most naturally breathtaking sights. Begin with a visit to the enchanting Grand Bassin lake, a sacred lake for Mauritians of Hindu faith who believe that the water inside the lake communicates with the waters of the holy River Ganges in India. Travel on to the Black River Gorges national park whose rolling hills and dense forests are home to many endangered species of plants and animals. Then follow a route through sugarcane fields to Rochester Falls, the widest waterfall in Mauritius and the site of spectacular natural formations. Last but not least, witness the wonder of the Seven Coloured Earth of Chamarel, a small area of sand dunes that comprise sand of seven distinct colours.
    Walk with Lions (Full day): Take a walk on the wild side at Casela Nature and Leisure Park as you get up close and personal with cheetahs and lions. Located in the western region of Mauritius, this 14-hectare park is home to over 150 species of birds, creatures such as giant turtles, as well as these beautiful big cats. Experience the adrenalin rush of walking alongside the lions through the reserve, stopping to stroke them and take photos.
    Floating Temple Visit: The east coast is rich in colonial history and a great reflection of Mauritius’ melting pot of cultures, dotted with temples, churches and mosques. Just 20 minutes from the resort, the village of Poste de Flacq boasts a lovely beach, streets lined with quaint shops, a bustling market as well as the opulent Sagar Shiv Mandir Hindu temple. Known as the ‘floating temple’, it is built off the coast on the island of Goyave de Chine and is both a tourist attraction and a place of worship for local Hindus, surrounded by a visually arresting seascape and watched over by a 108-foot-high bronze statue of Shiva.
    Tour of Trou d’Eau Douce: meaning “sweet water hole”, a typical island village on the east coast, situated where the river meets the ocean. Sail on the translucent turquoise lagoon fringed by a beautiful sandy beach, surrounded by spectacular scenery. Not to be missed is the Notre Dame des Bon Secours church that stands in the centre of the village, made from black volcanic rock and featuring stained glassed windows distinctively tinged with blue.
    A Sweet Journey of Discovery: The sugar industry has played a long and important role in the Mauritian economy and much of the island’s agricultural land is devoted to the cultivation of sugarcane. This native produce also goes into the production of our local rum. L’Aventure Du Sucre museum not only tells the story of sugar in great detail, but also covers the fascinating history of Mauritius and the rum trade. End this sweet experience with a taste of the sugar and locally made rum.
  • Rates are inclusive of 15% government tax

  • The Planters Kids Club
    Inspired by a sugarcane plantation house, the 400 sqm Club lies nestled just steps from the beach, where their team of professionals keeps young guests joyfully entertained with activities such as treasure hunts, snorkelling and cooking classes, picnics, pony rides, and much more. Delicious buffet lunches and dinners are also available.

  • Babysitting Services
    A reliable team of trained and qualified nannies is available to cater to the needs of younger guests. The resort requests bookings to be made 24 hours in advance.

Mauritius knows two climates – summer and winter. Summer is from November to April and it can be considered as high season. Peak season in Mauritius is in December and January, these months are the hottest and most humid of the year and there is increased chance of cyclones during this time. In winter you will not have a lot of rainfall, because it is the dry season, however the temperatures stay below 30 degrees.

Guests can book a stay on Half board or All Inclusive

 

Rate includes:

Free water sports (Water skiing, Windsurfing, Hobie Cat, Glass bottom boat, Paddle boat, Snorkeling, Canoeing and kayaking)

Non-motorised water sports and water skiing are complimentary.
Complimentary Butler Service

Complimentary Sauna & Hamman

Complimentary Yoga & Tai Chi session

Average Temperature & Rainfall in Days

Average Room Rates in USD

Rates are based per double room per night on Halfboard basis (breakfast & dinner) and does not include festive winter period

Visa Cost

Most nationalities can get a 30 day tourist visa on arrival. For more information click here.

Top Tip

Although Maurtitius can be fab for shopping, remember 'real' designer items are definitely fakes.

Local Currency

The official currency is the Mauritian rupee yet US dollars are widely accepted

Weather

Summer is from November to April and it can be considered as high season.

Location

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