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Sands Resort & Spa

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Wolmar, (Renovated in 2014), Flic En Flac, Mauritius (Formerly The Sands Resort)
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Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Flic En Flac
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Sands in May ’14 for our Honeymoon, and it was the best Hotel we have stayed in. The beach was beautiful, and room was perfect, the hotel itself was clean and the staff were friendly. The hotel had a number of free activities so I would recommend taking advantage of these. The food at the hotel... More 

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cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location on the best side of the Island, we received a warm welcome & tour of the facilities. Standards are high for a 4 star resort, food is varied, fresh & to a very high standard in the buffet restaurant where the staff are so helpful & multi lingual. Our room was large, comfortable, well equipped & very clean,... More 

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just booked another stay at the Sands for next year. We did not have to think about staying anywhere else as this little Hotel has it all. From the moment you enter the hotel until you leave you are catered for. If you can't see it, ask. The staff are so accomodating and all they want to do... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Sands for a week in May 2015, which is the start of the winter season and was evidently not the busiest time of year for the hotel. It wasn't too crowded and at no time did we feel we were in amongst a crowd. I can imagine at busy times that the hotel could get a little... More 

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SandsResortMauritius, General Manager at Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear nt1885, thank you for you the informative review. The visitors of TripAdvisor always looking for useful information will benefit from your feedback. You will be surprised to hear that at the time of your stay Sands was fully booked. You are right when you say that it is a place that does not feel crowded. Even during the Tamarin... More 

Gillingham, Kent
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location for a quiet chill out vacation. Friendly and helpful staff. Food was generally very nice with a very good buffet style choice. If on full board then lunchtime meals are at the Peppercorn Restaurant by the beach and food choice is from a good menu selection. Rooms were kept brilliantly clean. Service overall was very good and always... More 

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SandsResortMauritius, General Manager at Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear ian_jul_k, thank you for the time taken to write and post your review. We are glad to hear that you had enjoyed your stay at Sands. As we are speaking we have moved the end of the night musical entertainment to 10.00 pm. Nights start to be refreshingly cool and our guests are retiring earlier in their suites. We... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon our arrival we did receive a nice welcome including a drink but we had to wait over an hour past the normal check in time to get in our room. The resort itself has a great view and a nice beach so no complaints there. After having been in two other resorts on the island maybe our expectations were... More 

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SandsResortMauritius, General Manager at Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Satina B, Firstly I wanted to thank you for the time taken to write your review. Indeed I am embarrassed to hear about the situations you encountered while staying with us and truly regret not having been able to match your expectations. We met on the first night when I greeted you at our Tamarin restaurant in the occasion... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We previously stayed at this hotel in 2011 and 2013 and were happy both times. This time the hotel was still same facilities- good rooms, night small size but the food standards were unfortunately not 5 star. We had just done a week in la pirogue -4 star- and had loved the food so we were anticipating amazing food at... More 

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SandsResortMauritius, General Manager at Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear melbourne101, thank you for the time taken to write your review. It was indeed a pleasure for all of us to welcome you back. Compared to your previous stays at Sands we indeed changed the dinner buffet concept moving from themed nights (Asian, Indian, Mauritian, Creole, Chinese, Grill and Italian) to a more international offer retaining an ethnic dish... More 

Margate, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second stay at Sands was something of an act of faith. Although it has always been highly rated by the majority of guests and we were not unduly disappointed with our first stay, we did not have a compelling reason to return in a world where there are so many options. We did so because we discovered that major... More 

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SandsResortMauritius, General Manager at Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear GrahamJDbn, It was indeed a pleasure for all of us to welcome you back. We found your words rewarding and indeed reassuring about the voyage we decided to embark on along our passengers. Please accept our best regards till the time to meet each other will come again. Salvatore Puma General Manager More 

Canton of Bern, Switzerland
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my wife stayed at this hotel beginning of March for 10 days. Though is rated as 4* hotel, I believe it could be rated as a 5*. We have chosen to book this hotel only because of the good reviews and we were really satisfied. Obviously, like any hotel, it might have some "things", but the important part... More 

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SandsResortMauritius, General Manager at Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Anton M, we have indeed enjoyed your review and we all want to thank you for that. Sands is very intimate property and we are all reachable and happy to assist at a moments notice. It will be of course a pleasure to welcome you back again but till then please accept our best regards. Sincerely Salvatore Puma General... More 

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39 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sands resort is a very good choice if you wish to stay in this area of Mauritius (generally far less windy than the east side). Being located at the end of the Flick en Flack beach, Sands Resort offers a lot of privacy and a sense of being away from it all. The resort itself is very nicely done, there... More 

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SandsResortMauritius, General Manager at Sands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear sensula, Thank you for having taken the time to write a honest review about our stretch of paradise. Sands is quite place and being at the end of the road and at the end of the beach is indeed a luxury. We enjoyed the photos too although they seem a bit dated. The public area and all the suites... More 

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