The hotel lies on a private beach front estate known as Balaclava along Turtle Bay on the North-West coast, which is the sunniest region of Mauritius.
It is ideally located between Port Louis (12 km) and Grand Bay (12 km),The distance to the airport is 60 km. New trunk roads provide easy access to the hotel.
Restaurants and Bars
Main Restaurant 730 sqm 320 Covers Open terrace restaurant on split-levels under an expansive wooden roof -Excellent view over the pool and the sea from all tables, Belle Vue has been extended to provide a more spacious buffet preparation area with live cooking stations including sushi and dim sum. Breakfast: 0730 - 1030 hrs Spacious buffet with an extensive selection of hot and cold dishes, home-made bread and pastries, tropical fruits, cereals, etc. Lunch: 1230 - 1500 hrs (buffet style) Dinner: 1830 - 2200 hrs Different buffets, barbecues or theme evenings and on selected days table d'hote menus with choice for the various courses.
Chateau Mon Desir
Fine Dining and Gourmet-Restaurant 650 sqm A new mansion harmoniously integrated in the Ruins of Balaclava; our exclusive 'A la Carte' restaurant overlooks the historical surroundings with its Citron River and the Turtle Bay. The restaurant's colonial architecture and interior design is a tribute to the island's colonial past. It proposes a wealth of amenities, panoramic location, air-conditioned, veranda and garden lounge. Private rooms for all types of professional or family meetings and gourmet weekends. Dining excellence with International, French and Indian Ocean delicacies. Guests on "All inclusive" or halfboard receive a credit of Rs 1,000 p.p. for dining. Private Dining - Family Dining - Candle Light Dining - Receptions - Events - Wine Tasting - Cooking Experiences. Dining: Monday - Saturday, as from 1900hrs High Tea: Monday - Sunday, 1500 - 1730 hrs Brunch: Every Sunday, 1130 - 1430 hrs
Beach Restaurant 265 sqm 80 covers Open daily Nestled amidst palm trees and right on the beach - sample an exquisite selection of fresh seafood specialties and other grillades served in a casual and rustic atmosphere, while you marvel at a magnificent bay view. Come for breakfast, lunch or dinner - inside or on the beach.
Breakfast: As from 0730 to 1030 hrs. Guests booked in our suites and villa, regular guests in Prestige Rooms and MPartnercard holders have the privilege to start the day on the beach with a tropical breakfast selection. Lunch: From 1230 to 1500 hrs with a light selection of seafood and grilled dishes. All inclusive guests receive a credit of Rs 400. Dinner: Open daily as from 1900 to 2200 hrs where our Chef will cater for A La Carte dinners. Guest on half board or all inclusive receives a credit of Rs 400.
Quarter Deck Bar
Distinct 'maritime' atmosphere in our main bar, right on the sea and poolside with incredible view over the whole bay. Opening hours: 0900 - 0100 hrs (last order 0045 hrs) Happy Hour: 1700 - 1900 hrs. Snack menu: During the day available from 1230 to 2300 hrs
Enjoy the sight over the pool area in our open lounge for a comfortable and relaxing moment. Opening hours: 0900 - 0100 hrs. Specialties: Early-bird Breakfast from 0430 to 0730hrs Afternoon tea and coffee with home-made pastries; fresh crepes from 1530 to 1700 hrs Snack Menu: Available during the day from 1230 to 2300 hrs
Harmoniously situated amidst the palm trees, on the beachfront in our La Maree Restaurant, our beach bar welcomes you to a variety of drinks, colourful tropical cocktails and coffee and tea specialties. Opening hours: 0900 - 2330 hrs
Nestled amidst the hotel's 25 ha garden, our 3,500 sqm 'Tropical Flower Spa' is an oasis of tranquility. The soothing sounds of the waterfall's cascading flow intermixing with the chirping of the feathered 'locals' while private wellness pavilions entice guests to partake in professional applications and treatments.
Wellness & Leisure
Those who reward themselves with a visit to the Spa are in for something special. After an individual consultation to ascertain skin type, a mix of tropical flowers, other plants, natural oils and scents according to your selection and requirements is produced for your tailor-made masks and creams. A variety of treatments aimed at promoting relaxation and well-being. There is also a special room dedicated to bridal preparations - in addition to head-to-toe beauty treatments, hairdressing, manicures and pedicures, the bridal dressing rooms are comprehensively equipped to ensure everything is perfect on this most memorable day. For all treatments and services, kindly refer to our dedicated Spa leaflet.
Our sports team will be pleased to organize an individual program on request of our guest. Except where otherwise specified, all sports and use of sports equipment are free of charge. Our weekly program includes: Boccia Fitness Aqua Gym Water Polo Beach Volley Table Tennis Beach Soccer Archery Collective Golf Lessons Collective Diving Lessons (in the pool) Croquet Bike Tours (with supplement) Golf Open daily from 08.00 to 17.30hrs. A 9-hole (par 29) golf course, designed by Graham Marsh and our golf-pro. Each hole can be played from 2 different tees. Driving net and putting green.
Golf-pro available for individual lessons, beginners and advanced courses. No green fee for hotel residents. Clubs rental:Rs 500 per set Private Lessons (45 mins):Rs 690 per person Mini Golf Enjoy a mini golf in the shade of our century old typical Mauritian "coqueluche" trees.
Daily from 0900 to 1600 hrs. Located next to the Ruins of Balaclava on our estate, our equestrian centre shelters 8 to 12 horses and ponies. A minimal fee will be applied for lessons in the corral and our ponies will make the joy of kids for special payable lessons.
Three floodlit synthetic tennis courts. Rackets available from the hotel. Sport & Wellness Club Open daily from 0800 to 2000 hrs. Located next to the pool, our 150 sqm fully air-conditioned gym is fitted out with a selection of modern equipment.
Boat-House Open daily from 09.00 to 17.00hrs. Fully equipped for all kinds of water sports. The following water sports are available completely free of charge and are not subject to any time limit.
Activities and Facilities: Water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing (Hobie cats & Lasers), canoeing, glass-bottom boat trips, snorkeling, pedal boats Collective lessons of windsurf are also free of charge. Diving Centre. Open from Monday to Saturday, 0900 to 1600 hrs. Our Diving Centre caters well for those adventurous guests who want to see what's under our warm and clear sea. The centre is fully equipped to take 10 divers on 2 dives per day. Equipment includes tanks, regulators, masks, snorkels, fins, weight belts, wet-suits and stabilizing jackets. The cost per dive is approximately Rs 1,200 Equipment rental: Rs 250 The Diving Centre also offers the following for a reasonable fee: Refresher courses 2 Resort courses Night dives PADI courses. Baby-sitting Baby-sitters are available on request (24 hours notice) for a small fee.
Turtle Club Open daily from 0900 to 1600 hrs. Located near the beach in the middle of a safely fenced playground, our kids club is a small house consisting of a game/TV-room, kitchenette, toilet and veranda where hostesses take care of children from 3-11 years. Games, toys, children videos. Children's play ground. Daily children's program.