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Welcome to an oasis of luxury.

At Lux* Belle Mare there are gazebos draped with white chiffon, frangipanis littered on breakfast tables, an open-air cinema by the beach (swoon!), fresh green coconuts housing delectable coconut water, and rooms of one’s dreams.

Lux* Belle Mare
Fancy lunch in that gazebo?

 

THE HOTEL

Lux* Belle Mare is no ordinary hotel. We’ve stayed in a fair few luxury hotels but we have no qualms in admitting this is one of our favourite hotels in the world. Want to know why? Read on

 

THE ROOMS

We were in a a sprawling suite with an extra large bed and a whole bathroom ‘apartment’, furnished with the bathtub of Savi’s dreams (huge, no ridonculously huge), mirrors,  a large shower cubicle, sinks, and a walk-in closet.

The minimalistic furnishing had a subtle nautical theme running through it with white walls, vintage trunks for side-tables, and straw hats on walls.

Lux* Belle Mare Honeymoon Suite
Welcome Drink in the Honeymoon Suite

 

Lux* Belle Mare Honeymoon Suite
The View from our Balcony

 

Lux* Belle Mare Honeymoon Suite
The Honeymoon Suite

 

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The Bathroom ‘Apartment’

 

Lux* Belle Mare
Who doesn’t like a giant bath tub with champagne for company? 🙂

 

THE POOL

Lux* Belle Mare boasts of the largest pool in Mauritius – The two-tiered pool is the focal point of the hotel. The size and design ensures it never gets busy or looks crowded – perfect for those who like a bit of peace and quiet.

 

Lux* Belle Mare pool
The Pool at Lux* Belle Mare. Spot Savi?

 

Lux* Belle Mare pool
The Pool

 

:ux* Belle Mare Pool
The pool overlooking the beautiful ocean

 

THE SPA

An enclove of peace and quiet, the Lux* Me Spa is the perfect retreat after a long day of sightseeing. We treated ourselves to rejuvenating body massages and could almost see our fatigue vanishing into thin air. Up, up, and away – their masseurs had magic fingers.

 

Lux* Belle Mare Spa
Lux* Me Spa

 

Lux* Belle Mare Spa
Spa Products

 

THE FOOD

We called it an oasis, but forgot to add it’s one helluva self-sufficient oasis. Lux* Resorts make their own wine, water, ice-cream (so creamy, it would give most Italian Gelaterias a run for their money), and roast their own coffee. As a result, their food is impeccable.

If you intend on spending most of your time at the hotel, you should opt for the all-inclusive package to enjoy the vast variety of food on offer while saving a bunch of money. Their elaborate breakfast spread had a large variety of continental, Mauritian, and Chinese dishes on offer. But we were really impressed by the food on offer at their Asian fusion restaurant Asiatica. A variety of tapas style dishes, paired with complimentary house wines, left us wanting more.

 

Lux* Belle Mare Breakfast
View at Breakfast

 

The Breakfast Spread
The Breakfast Spread

 

Lux* Belle Mare Food
Trio of Desserts at Asiatica

 

THE HIGHLIGHT

Ironically it isn’t the rooms, food, ice-cream, or spa that make Lux* Belle Mare special – it is the people. Everyone we met – from the waiters to the masseurs, from the water-sports instructor to their manager greeted us with warm smiles and made us feel welcome. What more could a guest ask of a hotel?

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Smiles everywhere

 

Here are the activities it offers that make it special and distinguish it from other hotels that we have stayed at during our travels:

1)     Open Air Cinema

Colourful futons, huge pillows, and fairy lights set the scene for an al-fresco cinema on the beach. Sofas are surrounded by palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze. Cuddle up on a giant pillow or lounger with a cocktail in hand. This weekly affair at Lux* Belle Mare is definitely right out of our dreams.

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Open Air Cinema at Lux* Belle Mare (Photo Courtesy – Lux* Resorts)

 

2)     Wine Tasting Session

Lux* Island Resorts produce quite a few delectable wines. Their house wines are imported from Paul Cluver’s vineyards  all the way from South Africa. The emphasis on quality reflects in their crisp sauvignon blanc and full-bodied pinot noir. The hotel regularly hosts wine-tasting sessions for its guests. We opted for an Asian tapas – wine pairing dinner. Here’s our table for the night –

 

Lux* Belle Mare Restaurant food
Our dinner table at Asiatica, Lux* Belle Mare’s Asian fusion restaurant

 

3)     Coffee roasting sessions

If you are anything like Vid, this might excite you over and above anything else at the hotel. Lux* Belle Mare houses the Lux Resorts’ roastery and its roasting sessions are open to guests. Join the roasting crew to get more information about the source of their coffee beans, roast profiles, and the special espresso blend. A little bonus – you can have a go at roasting the coffee too. Brilliant!

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Coffee at Lux* Belle Mare’s cafe

 

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Vid joined the roasting crew 🙂

 

4)     Bike ride along the  Mauritian coast

If you are craving a bit of adventure or an early-morning workout then this is perfect for you. The hotel offers bikes for rent and a guided bike tour to the tiny fishing village of Trou d’ Eau Douce. The 6 km bike ride will take you through stunning beaches, local onion farms, and the rugged Mauritian coastline. Follow it up with a session of yoga by the beach. All that exercise is bound to make your tummies rumble. Fear not – scrumptious lunch awaits guests at the hotel’s beachside restaurant.

 

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There is no greater joy than biking along the Mauritian coastline

 

Bike Ride Tour Mauritius
There is no greater joy than biking along the Mauritian coastline

 

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That’s how we roll 😉

 

Lux* Belle Mare Mauritius Fishing Village
A pond of water lilies at the tiny fishing village of Trou D’eau Douce

 

5)     Water sports

Lux Belle Mare offers a variety of water – sports, most of which are included in the All Inclusive package. Snorkelling, catamaran cruises, deap-sea fishing, and jaunts in glass-bottomed boats are some of the few activities on offer. The Belle Mare beach is pristine and this ensures a great view of undersea creatures and schools of fish.

 

Lux* Belle Mare water sports
Water sports at Lux* Belle Mare

 

6) Romantic breakfast at an isolated beach

It’s not everyday that we begin our day with delicious tropical fruits, flaky croissants, and eggs made to order with the warm water of the Indian Ocean lapping at our feet. Throw in THAT table, and we’re starry eyed (with good reason!) 🙂

Lux* Belle Mare beach breakfast
Spot our breakfast table? Can you blame us for swooning? 🙂

 

Lux* Belle Mare breakfast at beach
Breakfast at the beach

 

 

Fact File

    • Lux* Belle Mare is perfect for honeymoons, family-breaks, and luxurious romantic getaways
    • It is situated on one of the widest beaches of the eastern coast of Mauritius
    • More information on the website www.luxresorts.com. You can get great prices here

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Lux* Belle Mare beach
The two of us at Lux* Belle Mare’s gorgeous beach

 

 

34 thoughts on “Lux* Belle Mare, Mauritius – An Experience To Remember

  1. What a GORGEOUS hotel! <3 I've been dreaming of Mauritius for quite a while and I'll certainly keep the Belle Mare in mind 🙂 I especially love that pooL!

    1. Wait! You’ve been dreaming about Mauritius? We’ll make sure our next 5-6 posts tempt you into booking your flights Karisa 😉

  2. I can relate to each and every word in this post! Lux Belle Mare is so beautiful, you forget about stepping out of the resort! 🙂

  3. what a goodlooking , well spread property!!!I guess this place has everything to offer, perfect romantic escapade.
    And u guys are looking so gorgeous.

  4. You guys are back! Hooray! And OMG, what an amazing place to come back with. This looks truly amazing. Hope you enjoyed every second of it!

    1. That picture made us want to go back to Mauritius Christina 😉 Happy to hear you’re enjoying bigger pictures

  5. OOooo Mauritius, I am in love with that place, the streets, the beaches, its shorelines, markets, and the Sega music and dance and what not to love guys.. right? .. Savi Vid I know you guys must have enjoyed it well.. I liked the last pic of you two the most…Thanks for refreshing it all with such a nice post.. xxoox

    1. Prachi we’re totally on the same page – gotta love Mauritius. So happy to hear you enjoyed reading the post 🙂

    1. Hey Zoe, this resort is perfect for honeymoons. We chose Lux* Belle Mare because we wanted something a bit more indulgent since our last few holidays had been quite hectic. We couldn’t have made a better choice – loved the hotel and the resort 🙂

  6. I suggest you to visit to Udaipur “City of lakes” and stay in Ananta resort or Leela Palace best hotels of India Ananta resort is awesome.

  7. Hey Savi and Vid!
    My husband and I are trying to plan our honeymoon at the moment and trying to decide on a hotel in Mauritius! Have you been to any of the other LUX* hotels in Mauritius? What is the difference?

    Is the area quite lively?

    Really love your blog!

    Thanks for your help!
    – A

    1. Hey Aditi – if you guys enjoy a lively hotel, with families, activities et al then Lux* Belle Mare is the property for you. If you enjoy privacy then look up Lux Le Morne 🙂

  8. hey, love your website! I’m planning to go to Mauritius in August. Ideally, i want to stay someplace where the beach a transparent water but also where the beach isn’t rocky. Can you help me figure out a place? Most of what I found online seems to suggest north west mauritius as the place but i’ve head the beaches can be pretty rocky.

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