My husband and I stayed in L'Oiseau du Paradis for 3 nights at the beginning of our trip and returned there again at the end (first time we ever did that on our many travels!).
The most attractive thing about this b&b is probably its garden. It is small, but simply beautiful, lush and colorful, with lots of birds. There is a small swimming pool and several sofas and deck chairs for perfect lazy evenings.
The rooms are beautifully decorated and have a very homey feel. First time we stayed in a room with balcony. This room was spacious and the balcony is great. The second time we got a room without a balcony, which was also a bit small. The price of both is the same, so ask what you are getting. Both rooms have rain showers - very nice touch :)
The breakfast is simply amazing, there is a muesli bar, large selection of fruits, jams, cheese, toasts... And the warm soft croissants are brought to the tables.
The lady in charge, Stephanie, is a great friendly person, prepared to help in any way. We had some special requests prior to our arrival (needed some hand signed confirmations to obtain the visa...) and she was extremely helpful and sent us all we needed.
The b&b is located at Pointe d'Esny, which is a stretch of beautiful beach with houses dotted along the road. The beach is just across the street. The Blue Bay public beach is 3 minutes away on foot. Even though the Blue Bay public beach is not very appealing (it is pretty crowded), you have a great opportunity to mingle with locals there and to see and hear some sega music and dance.
The Blue Bay marine park offers AMAZING snorkling oportunities. To approach it you have to either arrange a boat, or walk to the end of the Blue Bay beach and swim a bit more (no worries, the fast boats are forbidden to approach the park and the slow boats are careful). You will see tons of beautiful tropic fish swimming between the corals, very unique experience.
Last but not least, across the street of L'Oiseau du Paradis there is a small restaurant called Chez Marryse. We loved the food and the atmosphere there. It is very homey and the food is perfect. There is also a nice bar/restaurant Blue Bamboo which also serves great international food (pizzas are terrific).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nested right in the middle of a tropical garden, "l'Oiseau du Paradis" is a pleasant and relaxing place to be. It is located next to the Blue Bay sea park, the most preserved ecosystem in Mauritius. The residence comprises 8 guest rooms, one bungalow, and one villa directly on the beach. People staying at "l'Oiseau du Paradis" will benefit from direct access to the wonderful beach of Pointe d'Esny, as well as the endless beach of Blue Bay which is protected from winds. The area will be perfect for peaceful holidays with the sound of the waves crushing on the reef. Our team will be delighted to welcome you into this pleasant place. You will be able to discover the Mauritian way of life... The guest house has been furnished to create a peaceful and restful environment. The guest rooms reflect the colours of the "Bird-of-paradise-flower" and will provide a tremendous setting for your tropical holidays. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- L'Oiseau Du Paradis Mauritius/Pointe D'Esny