We have just returned from Lux Belle Mare today with excellent experience not ever to be forgotten.First time in Mauritius and we choose LUX Belle Mare situated on the east coast. Having read previous reviews on various forums this resort ticked all the boxes. Firstly I can not emphasise enough how the staff went out of their way to accommodate us, the service not only in the restaurants but throughout the resort was excellent. We opted for a Pool Suite on a half-board basis, which gave us the freedom at lunchtime to explore other food on the resort. Part of the reason we choose LUX as it is situated on a fabulous beach in a quiet area, the nearest small town Belle Mare is a 10 minute walk away.
The resort offered a variety of water based activities which were free of charge such as glass bottom boat trips (twice daily). The resort also put on various yoga, stretching classes which I loved, volleyball, tennis there was something for everyone. The swimming pool is great a little fresh early morning but we found it empty at times which was perfect, there is also an aqua-workout class which I really enjoyed.
The food was excellent, we ate at each of the restaurants each offering something different. East offered a fusion of Thai, Chinese and Japanese dishes, Senses was more traditional Mauritian, the Kitchen had various themed evenings in a buffet style and the Beach restaurant was really for seafood or grilled fish lovers like crabs and lobsters. The Cafe LUX offers some of the best tasting coffee I've had, a blend of various beans which is actually roasted at the resort which you can also buy.
The Spa is excellent,There is a good range of treatments on offer, the prices were Certainly expensive at the resort but it is a five star resort at the end of the day. As a guest at the resort you can use the Gym, steam room, Jacuzzi ,sauna and plunge pool at no charge.
Mauritius itself is beautiful, really diverse scenery from the South-West to Chamarel (seven coloured earths) to the Shankar temple and really stunning beaches on the East. We would like to explore more of the island. My husband and I are really interested in going back soon. Mauritius has a lot to offer and staying at LUX Belle Mare I really full heartedly and highly recommend it for families as well as couples.
I really want to say special thanks to Mr Singh, the chef who went out of his way to prepare food for my husband as he was having problems with certain spices and also want to specially thank, Ramesh, Darren, Ravi and all the staff at Lux as nothing was too much anything and everything was dealt with promptly
Room Tip: If you can opt for one of the 12 villas, they are stunning.
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A special thanks to Darren (who is absolutely excellent!) and his team, Vishall, Jeev and Vijay to name but a few more at the Bar.
Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
4 of 5 stars Location
5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Service
LUX Belle Mare
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July 9, 2013
Dear hasu d,
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Thank you so much for your great comments regarding your stay with us at LUX* Belle Mare!
I am glad you have tried all the restaurants and the different types of food we prepare for our guests. Chef Singh is a true gentleman who really care about each palate tasting is great Indian cuisine.
Ramesh, Ravi, Darren are truly wonderful team members who do not hesitate to go out of their way to satisfy our guests such is the entire team at the bar! Thank you for recognizing them! It is our best reward!
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