The Touessrok is really a great place if you are looking for and in between Luxury Hotel.
By "in between", i mean that this is not a big hotel with 500 rooms an a lot of people, neither it is a smal "private" boutique hotel / cocoon" where you could feel almost alone.
Mauritius is already famous for the sense of luxury service and his very gentle and discreet staff. Touessrok is definitely a reference.
The Site :
Facilities and activities are numerous, from SPA to diving & sailing center and a tremendous Golf Course.
Branded to Givenchy, the SPA and the Fitness is fine, equipments are in good conditions and Staff is nice. We have not tested all massages, but they were, according to my wife, given by real professional.
Spending the day on the “private island” (Ilot Mangénie) and having lunch there is the best way to enjoy the beach & seaside. The Touessrok owns his fleet of private boat in order to drop you to the nautical Base, The Golf on the private island. (15 minutes trip every 45 minutes +/-)
In fact there are two islands a mile away in front of the hotel, linked by a small water channel where you could find a lot of touristic shops, and lot of people visiting the “Ile aux Cerfs”, go there once and avoid this place if you want calm and privacy, this particular spot is a must see for all tourists visiting Mauritius, and all hotels offers a day trip there, so it is kind of crowded :o)
As the fact that we were upgraded to a Junior Suite (A very big “Merci” to the manager and staff), I could only speak about this level of accommodations on frangipani Island.
We were located on a small peninsula on the right of the hotel. Design is neutral according to Tropical Standard, and furniture’s are in good shape. Equipment is full and recent (Flat TV, DVD, Dock (for fruit company devices), WiFi, expresso machine…
The facilities in the Junior are Standard for a 5 Star, and there is no “Waouu” effect in the room; they should work on it in order to make the Touessrok more unique and exclusive.
Food & Beverages:
The buffet is really good, good looking & well assorted at ANY TIME, even at the end of breakfast or dinner service. Which is very important, (my wife and I are kind of late breakfast & dinner in vacation), there is no such unpleasant thing than facing a ridiculous buffet looking destroyed where you have the feeling to eat the end of it without almost any left choice.
The Indian restaurant (Safran) is really good, I am not personally found of Indian food, but the fact is, they have found a way to mix Indian and more International courses to bring a very delicious result.
The Wine List is fine and very international (which is interesting to discover new wines, but not exceptional (according to French standard ;o) . I do not know how difficult it is to import French wine in Mauritius, but there are no surprise, only some average “Crus Bourgeois”’ or “Grand Crus “. Of course wine list is not a big deal, but a 5 stars could be able to “surprise” a little bit more their customers.
Sega Bar :
Cocktails are well made, alcohol choice is great, ambiance is really nice and live music is really good (jazz especially)… what else could we demand :o)
N.B : Those 3 places are surrounding a plaza where some night shows takes place every evening.
Entertainment is good quality but very noisy and it is, according to my point of view, not really appropriate to be in this mood, when you are in a Lounge Bar or a Luxury Restaurant.
The Beach bar and restaurant are nice and good, but the must is having lunch in the Crusoe restaurant on the private island is really wonderful, and if you do not feel like moving from your beach, they will serve you there :o)
I regret somehow that the beach furniture are not comfy as you could find in some other luxury hotels.
It would be very appropriate to have some nice big tents with big “lounge beds” with the possibility of some privacy and full shadows…
If there is a “Waouuu” effect, it is definitely the golf course, it is a must play for any golfer.
18 Holes (72 – 7200 y) designed by German famous golfer B. Langer.
From back tee this course is very very very tricky. If you do not play consistent around 12-14 and do not drive with a real carry distance of 220 to 240 y, avoid the back tee. You do not mess with Germans :o)
Fairways are narrow, grass (Bermuda I think) is smooth. Green are small to medium, mostly uphill but pitch the ball fine. Speed is average. The course is in extremely wonderful shape, like prepared for a championship.
DO NOT go in the bushes to retrieve your balls, drop one…, if not you will surely like me, make a disappointing encounter with wasp big like B52s with a very approximate sense of humor and privacy….it hurts a lot and you can forget the rest of the course for almost 1 hour….
So do not forget to by a few balls at proshop :o) if not, do not worry, the carts that turn around the course a fully loaded with every possible thing you need, from gloves to cigars…
And the very must is……… bring your swim suite, many holes are just along beaches with crystal water, shiny sand and nobody around, so do not hesitate to make a pit stop and go swimming between two holes…. It is a strange and very pleasant sensation.
(N.B : Sorry for any grammatical or vocabulary mistake, English is not my first language).
Book on Frangipani island, it is more quiet.
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