We have been raving about Lux Belle Mare, Mauritius – why, you ask? It’s because one rarely stumbles upon a hotel that is so good that it seems like a figment of one’s imagination.
We’ve already told you about the hotel, but 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.
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 –
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’ roasterie 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!
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.
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.
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!) 🙂
We have a special discount code for Lux* Belle Mare for all our readers. Just enter SVBLOGGER when booking directly with Lux* Belle Mare on their website here and enjoy a 10% discount off your total price :-). You can also compare the prices from different portals here.
If you’re tempted to read about the rooms, pools, and spa at this hotel, read the Part I of our review of Lux* Belle Mare
If you’re looking for unique accommodations on a limited budget, check out our posts on budget-friendly accommodation
Curious about Mauritius’ culture and history? Read our Top 10 things to do in Mauritius
Disclaimer – We were guests of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) and Lux* Resorts in Mauritius but all views (hyperbolic or otherwise 😉 ) are entirely our own. Thanks to Celine, Ashish, and Elvis at Lux* Belle Mare for making our stay extremely memorable.