This resort, like all Four Seasons resorts I've been lucky enough to stay at, was absolutely faultless. From the moment we arrived and were greeted with cold towels, and a refreshing iced tea whilst we checked in, to the moment we left, we were made to feel very, very special, and were treated to some fabulous food, service and scenery along the way.
Some of the highlights:
- free golf on a fabulous course. Call ahead from your villa and your clubs will be loaded onto the GPS equipped buggy, there will be two bottles of water in your cool box, and a damp towel for your clubs, and cool face towels for you. Greens are fast - 12 on the stimp.
- the Villa. Master bedroom with en-suite, a bed that swallows you up and doesn't want to spit you out, outdoor shower (you have to try this). Fully stocked fridge, and the kids room had to Queen beds and an equally impressive en-suite.
- the food: breakfast is just unbelievable and don't be afraid to ask for lunch boxes to take some fruits and pastries with you for lunch. Dinner was great at each of the three restaurants. They do an Indian buffet and an African buffet at Bambou once a week. We tried both and the African one actually took place again on our last night, but we chose Acquapazza (Italian) instead.
- feed the tortoises - there's 4 smaller (still massive!) ones on the resort, or you can walk/ride bikes up to the end of the 9th hole where there are two older and much larger animals. Take some bananas from breakfast if you want to make friends!
- go for a run - they run a jogging club on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. TBH - I was the only one who showed up, and that made for a little awkward situation where the staff felt they had to send someone with me for a run. In the end it was nice to go with someone who knew the way the first time (Daniel from the sports center) but you can easily do it on your own. Make sure you stop off at just past the 4km mark to go out to the headland and look back across the lagoon to the resort.
- spring rolls at Le Club - this is the restaurant at the 18th green on the golf course. Fantastic spring rolls with a great sweet chilli sauce. We went back with the kids just for these!
- 4 o'clock treats get delivered to your villa. On our last day we were due to get picked up by a taxi (much cheaper than the resort airport transfer) at 3:45pm. I'd mentioned to the front desk (Simi) that the kids were disappointed they would miss out on cookies on their last day and in true Four Seasons fashion, when I went to pay the bill, they had packed up the cookies for the kids to take with them. It was a nice gesture that made leaving such a memorable place a little easier.
Couple of final comments:
- a lot of people said we would find it windy on the east side of the island. To be honest, whilst there was always a warm breeze, there was only one day where you would say it was windy. Don't worry about it or let this put you off.
- weather: we went in August which is still winter in Mauritius. However, we did this on purpose - the family has fair skin and we can't sit in the sun all day. The temperature was around 26C in the day, and still above 22C in the evening. We had one day of rain and cloud, and one day we had a short, sharp monsoon-like shower, for about 10 minutes. Both days it was still warm enough for the kids to go in the water ("we're wet anyway!")
Thanks to all the staff there for a wonderful time!
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