Stayed at L'Oiseau du Paradis for a couple of nights back in 2010 (didn't review at the time because it wasn't listed on Trip Advisor and didn't know how to add it!). We were stopping over on our way back to the Uk from Australia. (NB The box indicating when we stayed wouldn't let us go that far back, so put April 2013, which was the month we were there!)
Obviously can't recall much detail, but thought the decor was absolutely stunning. Our room was comfortable and clean, the staff and owner were friendly and helpful, and we loved having breakfast in the shady garden! We had our lunch at a little place just next door the day we arrived - amazing food which cost next to nothing.
Beach close at hand, just over the road. Not a snorkelling beach - went down to the nearby village of Pointe d'Esny and paid a modest amount for one of the boat owners to take us nearer to the reef. (Amazing snorkelling conditions and lots of information about the fish and different sorts of coral from the boat owner).
A few restaurants in Pointe d'Esny which is just a short walk away, and easy to get to Mahebourg by bus in the other direction.
May be a long time since we were there but a really memorable stay!
- 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