We visited Jalsa during Jan 2013 on occasion of our honeymoon.
It is around 1hour journey (without any halt) from airport to Jalsa.
If you like peace and beautiful location then Jalsa is the right place.
It is located on the east coast of Mauritius.
On arrival we were greeted with a welcome drink and in 20mins we were in our room.
Also we were provided with complimentary wine and fruit platter.
The rooms are clean and spacious and has all the basic facility available in the room.
I would suggest you to book the beach facing rooms on the upper floors as the view is awesome.
Jalsa has small but beautiful swimming pool and adjacent is the private beach.
So if you want you can enjoy in the pool or just walk 5 steps from there and you are on the private beach. (Dont forget to take your swimming costume as its compulsory or the Manager wont allow you to enter the pool)
View from the beach is beautiful where you can see mountains on the right side and ocean on the left side.
There is privacy on this beach and hardly you will notice any stranger passing by.
Relaxing on the jalsa beach in the evening time is a great experience.
Weeds are the only problem on this beach but the hotel staff cleans them regularly.
They have their own boat house and various activities are available at free of cost except few major sports.
The veg food served in jalsa is average but the non-veg is delight.
The breakfast served everyday is almost same. But you will not get bored trying different dishes each day. (Specially bread, butter, honey, cheese, chicken sausage is too good)
The omlet prepared as per our choice with cheese, onion, tomato is the best item we enjoyed.
We liked their chicken grill and fish preparations.
The music played during the dinner time will make you feel special.
On the other hand poha and other indians dishes are not upto the indian taste.
Almost all the tourist places are far from Jalsa except Ile Aux cerf island.
But if you plan properly then you wont face any problem.
The staff is well mannered and always there when you need them. (I had a very good experience as they helped me always whenever i needed anything)
Overall it was a good experience choosing jalsa.
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On behalf of the entire Jalsa Beach Hotel & Spa Team we thank you for writing such a wonderful and detailed review. It has been a delight to read your feedback which serves as a wonderful tool to potential travellers to Jalsa Beach Hotel & Spa.
As you correctly stated Jalsa Beach Hotel & Spa is located on a beautiful part of the island offering a peaceful and tranquil environment. This allows our guests to relax and unwind in the comforts of the hotel in between the exploring/touring outside of the hotel. Our beach offers much privacy and is cleaned daily.
The swimming pool and Rum Point pool bar has always been a hotspot for our guests. After all, who does not enjoy being on a tropical island, sipping on a cocktail by the poolside and having the added luxury of our free Wi-Fi to stay connected?
We are pleased that you did add the comment about a swimming costume being compulsory in order to use the pool. Having many nationalities visit the hotel the use of the shower facility (before and after swimming) and the use of clothing designed strictly for swimming pools is compulsory for maintaining hygiene standards. However, the management will always be tactful when addressing such matters.
Your thorough feedback on the menus on offer is much appreciated and we are delighted that we managed to treat your taste buds to a satisfactory level. Our chef cooks with his heart and your comments have been well noted by our kitchen Team.
The Team members of Jalsa Beach Hotel & Spa offer a level of service which is rare to find. It is the personal touch which makes the difference. Furthermore, the management always remains at the disposal of our guests.
Lastly and most importantly we send you our best wishes and hope to welcome you again soon.
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