Stayed at Beau Rivage 26 April until 4 May.
Weather hot (around 32 deg C), onshore breeze most of the time and an evening shower on two occasions. Factor 30 suncream a must on your first couple of days.
The rooms are in blocks of 9 (3 on each of three floors).
Our room was on highest floor and offered every facility together with perfect views of swimming pool and sea. The bedroom was very spacious with large well equipped bathroom and separate dressing room. Note: a mixture of UK power sockets for TV/hairdryer and European type sockets for general power - don't forget your adaptor.
As stated by others, we could not see any point paying extra for superior ground floor rooms (which appear to be same size/layout as standard rooms on the higher floors).
Cleanliness was to a high standard throughout and staff very friendly, polite and attentive.
No problems with obtaining a sunbed each day (no towels appeared on sunbeds until well after 9 o'clock).
Small pizzas were brought to sunbathers at 12 o'clock, followed at 3 o'clock by chilled face towels and a spray of cold Evian water.
Around 6 families with small children (we visited just outside UK Easter holiday season).
Standard of food is very good. During our 7 night stay we dined at all restaurants (the Rive Gauche - main restaurant - offering 3 different themed buffets with dancers entertaining), whilst the Indouchine (fusion food) and Langoustine (seafood) attracted pretty hefty supplements for a decent meal (around 30 Euros per head plus wine at a minimum of 40 euros per bottle). There were limited choices at Indouchine/Langoustine restaurants where meals good be obtained 'supplement free'. Note: everything at hotel charged in Euros (apart from gift shop which charged in rupees - odd !!). Waiting staff were in abundant supply and would ensure your wine glass was topped up and that your plate was removed as soon as you had finished your last mouthfull !!
The local village is a hot 15 minute walk away and has a couple of small supermarkets and clothing shops. A taxi followed us out of the hotel and offered us a rate of 100 rupees return (£2) !! The local people are poor and village properties are a depressing sight.
The beach is clean and virtually free of beach vendors. Seawater was nearly body temperature and protected by the reef about half mile offshore.
Free water sports, glass bottom boat, water skiing and pedalos/kayaks etc.
Gratuities could be posted into the 'tipping pool' post box at Reception at the end of your stay.
The whole complex (outdoors) was fumigated each day (at 5:30pm) to keep mosquitos at bay. The only time we saw any was at 5am when we departed for the airport.
Apart from the trip to the local village we didn't set foot outside the hotel - it was a perfect relaxing haven... Our only criticism is the price of the drinks (you could always buy from the village and keep cool in your fridge....)
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