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“Simply the Best!!!!”

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Beach Apartment Complex
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Beach Apartment Complex
Guest Bedroom
Lounge & Dining Room in Teak Wood
Master Bedroom
Kitchen
Lobsters
Scuba Diving with the Owner & The Mauritius Under Watergroup members 'Padi, Cmas & Bsac'
Fishing
Windsurfing
Kite Surf
Lounge in Teak Wood
Dining Room
Flic en Flac Beach
Tropical Plants in the complex
Sharon & David Liptrott guests from Manchester U.K Caught a Marlin of 905 lbs 'March 2009'
Site Seeing around Mauritius with the Owner
Sunset & Warm Water Swimming in Flic en Flac
Sandy Beach of Flic en Flac
Sunset
Night Life in Flic en Flac
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Flic En Flac

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Greg F
Cary, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Simply the Best!!!!”
Reviewed September 11, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Well, not sure where to start other than to say we''ve never received better hospitality from the owner Jimmy, in our lives! Upon arrival, Jimmy met us at the villa (he insisted on escorting us from the airport, like everything else, being tremendously accomodating) and insured everything was in working order and provided a tour of the villa and amenities. The villa was much larger than expected, encompassing 3 floors with spacious rooms and well equipped. Location was outstanding - 2 blocks (< 100 metres) to the village center and beach. Village is quaint, very welcoming and has lots of character. Beaches and water are first class. Grounds and villa are immaculate and very welcoming, with secure parking and gates entrance (not that it's needed). No room for improvement on anything. Our host, Jimmy, was fantastic - talk about going the extra mile!!! (more like 10K miles!). He supplied us with beach/snorkeling equiment, his personal GPS, VIP tickets and private tour to a local sporting attraction, etc, etc. I could go on and on. I travelled with my 21 yr old son and 19 yr old daughter (from New York and North Carolina) and they summed it up best, both proclaiming: "he's the nicest person I've ever met". We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bali Villa and will certainly be back!!!

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Liked best: Location and quality of the villa
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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Jacques L
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Another superb, relaxing & enjoyable stay at Bali Villa”
Reviewed March 9, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

I first stayed at Bali Villa for 20 nights from 14.12.12 to 03.01.13. I was accompanied with my daughter, son-in-law & two grand-children aged 8 & 10 years old. Without exception, we all enjoyed it there & we had a superb holiday. Hence I had no hesitation to go back which I did for 10 nights from 14.01.14 to 23.01.14. This time I was accompanied by another three adults including a family member who was on holiday from Canada. The owners Jimmy & his wife Dominique were once again very friendly & helpful, and made our stay another enjoyable experience. Similarly, the maid Vema, who came twice a week, was also very helpful. Most important, she kept the place spotlessly cleans from top to bottom. Should you wish to taste home-made delicious Mauritian food, Vema is an excellent cook at a reasonable price.
The Villa certainly lived up to all the details outlined on line by the owner. It is very luxurious. It has all the utensils, facilities & utilities of a top grade dwelling (for example gas hobs, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric kettle &coffee maker, toaster, folding clothes Airer, iron & ironing board). It is a 3 storey Villa with separate dining room & kitchen on the ground floor. Two bedrooms with double beds & a bathroom fitted with a shower unit are on the first floor. The 3rd bedroom with twin beds, another bathroom & the lounge are on the top floor. The lounge is well furnished and comprised satellite TV, DVD player & a sofa bed which can sleep 2 more guests. The lounge & all three bedrooms are fully air-conditioned and have their own balconies. Little extras such as mosquito’s plugs in all bedrooms, torches, candles are the extra special touches that make Bali Villa stands out. The digital safe, WiFi and BBB were extremely useful.
Bali Villa is located in the beautiful & well maintained Beach Apartment Complex which is just behind Manisa hotel. The shared swimming pool is only a dozen steps away from the front door & terrace. It has a shallow end plus a Jacuzzi. It is beautifully shaped. It is also well maintained & is kept exceptionally clean. The Complex is gated with 24 hour security guard on duty. I read in a review that the guards were all old & did not walk around the Complex. This is not what I observed during my first & second stay as I would say some of the guards looked to be around 30 years old & the Complex was regularly patrolled by the security guards. It is in an excellent position as it is only a few minutes’ walk (about 5 minutes) to the nearest restaurants & bus stop on the main coastal road, and the beautiful & long stretch sandy beach of Flic-en-Flac. The supermarket, car rental places tour operators, tourist’s agency are within all within close proximity. In conclusion, my second stay in the Villa made it another superb, relaxing & enjoyable holiday. Therefore, I would not hesitate to recommend it to family & friends

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Liked best: The luxury of a stylishly furnished Villa with first class maid's service & beautiful pool & garden.
Liked least: A couple of sun loungers would have made it perfect.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Paris, France
Reviewed August 3, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Liked best: Location to beach and restaurants.
Liked least: Pillows but that's all.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Nicola L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Is it time to go back yet?”
Reviewed May 3, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

I was tempted to keep this find a secret but I mustn't be selfish, plus I was too excited about recalling our holiday details not to share!

We visited the Bali apartment within the Beach Apartment complex of Flic-en-Flac for a week from the 13th April 2013. This was our second visit to Flic-en-Flac having stayed with our Mauritian family several years before. The location is absolutely perfect, a two minute walk from the beach, restaurants and bars.

Jimmy, the owner, met us on our arrival and showed us around our well-equipped accommodation. The apartment is set over three floors, so we (parents, brother and boyfriend) all had plenty of space. Very clean throughout, with plenty of towels, washing machine, board games and plenty of snorkelling gear.

Now, enough about the inside, who goes to Mauritius to sit inside?! The exterior of the apartment was fantastic, a seating area leading from the kitchen, perfect for BBQs. Comfy sun chairs out the front, and a gorgeous swimming pool 5 skips away. The apartment is set within an immaculately cared for garden, with palm trees providing cooling shade as you laze around the pool. During our stay few other apartments were occupied so we pretty much had the pool to ourselves.

My Mauritian-born Dad wanted some good home-cooking during our stay so the lovely maid, Vima prepared us a lamb curry that was very much enjoyed.

I really can't speak highly enough of the Bali apartment, we all felt so at home there. So much so that after a couple of days into our second week stay in the north of the island we decided to go back, we gave up our accommodation in Pereybere to return to Flic-en-Flac! Sadly, Bali was rented out, but Jimmy kindly put us in contact with another owner in the complex and we were able to stay the in opposite (not so well equipped/furnished but absolutely fine for our needs) apartment!

I need to thank Jimmy for putting us in touch with Gerald, we were able to go swimming with wild dolphins one morning and it was the most amazing thing I've ever done. The driver of our boat told us exactly when to jump into the water, and a pod of dolphins were swimming under us every time. Would recommend the excursion to anyone lucky enough to be visiting the area. My brother is keen diver and Jimmy was also able to give him details of the best people to go diving with.

Thank you also Jimmy for all your help with organising our return to Flic-en-Flac for our second week, getting some extra time there really did make our second week. There is something for everyone in the area, from the beautiful stretch of beach, amazing for snorkelling and diving, to the Mauritian street food, cocktails and variety of restaurants. The Beach Shack became a favourite for my partner and I, and is the closest restaurant to the Beach Apartments.

In summary, although I think I've made it fairly clear, we can not wait to go back. I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to anyone. (But don't all book at once, save us a week or two!)

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: The downstairs furniture wasn't the most comfortable for a long time sitting - but that is being picky!
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Jacques L
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great, superb & relaxing stay at Bali Villa”
Reviewed January 17, 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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I stayed at Bali Villa for 20 nights, arriving on 14.12.12 & leaving on 03.01.13. I was accompanied by my daughter, son-in-law, and two grand-children aged 8 & 10 years. Without exception, we loved it there & enjoyed every minute of our stay. The owners, Jimmy & Dominique Hope, were both very friendly & helpful. They always went that extra mile to make sure all our needs were properly met to make our stay as pleasant as possible. The same was applicable to the maid Vima who came twice a week & was also excellent at her job.Little extras such as mosquito's plugs in all bedrooms, are the extra special touches that make Bali Villa stands out. The Safety security Box, Wi-fi & BBQ were very handy. The villa certainly lived up to all the details outlined by holiday lettings & the owner.
The Villa has all the utensils, facilities & utilities of a top grade dwelling..It is a 3 storey Villa with 3 bedrooms: 2 with double beds & one with twin beds. The lounge is on the top floor with the bedroom with twin beds. It is well furnished & comprised satellite tv, dvd player & a sofa-bed which can sleep 2 more guests. Each bedroom & the lounge are fully air-conditioned & have their own balconies.
Bali Villa is located in the beautiful Beach Apartment Complex which is just behind Hotel Manisa. The shared swimming pool is only a dozen steps from the front door & balcony, and it has a shallow end & jacuzzi.It is beautiful & kept exceptionally clean. There is 24 hour security guard on duty. The Villa is in an excellent location as it is only a few minutes walk (about 5 minutes) to the nearest restaurants, bus stops & the beautiful Flic en Flac sandy beach but away from the main coastal road &traffic. The supermarket, car rental places, tour operators & tourist's agency are 10-15 minutes' walk from the Villa. In essence, we had a great, superb & relaxing stay at Bali Villa & I would not hesitate to recommend it to family & friends. Needless to say, I would definitely go back there..

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Liked best: the stylishly furnished villa, the maid's service & the beautiful swimming pool & garden
Liked least: Probably the location of the lounge especially if it is not being used as a bedroom to accomodate more guests.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Basse911
Hanko, Finland
Level 6 Contributor
40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Really good value for money”
Reviewed December 9, 2012 for a stay in November 2012

Five star hotels on Mauritius is something I can't afford, and would probably not put my money on even if I had it. Bali was good for our needs and well located even if a sea view would of course be even nicer. The fact that it is a three storey apartment always makes it a little unpractical to go all the way up to watch TV, to the second floor to go to the toilet and so on. With smaller children I think those stairs can be a minor issue.
We met the maid more than the owners, she was very sweet and hard-working, a big plus to her!
I think there are different "cultures" on how a bed should be in different corners of the world; beds at Bali are very hard from a Nordic point of view and I didn't get used to them during our two weeks stay.
Internet access we had about half of the time; it is a fixed amount of time/megas you get and I must have been sending too big files attached with my e-mails as it popped up a screen saying that now your internet time is up.
The pool was nice, it doesn't need to be bigger than that. It did get pretty crowded though and although our 8-year old boy trained his swimming carefully in the pool, there were still noisy adult men jumping into the pool very close to him. Not very nice of them I think.
The guards were all very kind older men but as a real precaution it doesn't really work; it is a big area with only low walls around it and these guards sit in one corner of the area and hardly ever move from that spot. They didn't do anything about a very loud party either one night (fortunately it was only one night).
All in all we were still satisfied with our stay here and would not hesitate to tell my friends about this apartment if they would like to visit Mauritius on a cost "normal" people can afford.

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Liked best: The nice beach and nice restaurants so close
Liked least: The hard beds
Traveling group: Extended Family
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happy64-7...
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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“Excellent hospitality and holiday”
Reviewed November 2, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Jimmy Hope was very accommodating from our first inquiry on the internet and continued to be so during our stay. The apartment is tastefully decorated and very clean, and the maid service provided was an extra bonus. Jimmy and his wife Dominique, were always very helpful, especially with tours and activities and strived to get us the best deals and prices. The apartment is well situated, not being on the main road, but close to the beach and other facilities. I would definitely recommend this apartment to my family and friends and we plan to return in the next 2 years. We still can't stop talking about our wonderful stay in Mauritius and Flic-en-Flac.

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Liked best: the proximity to the beach and other facilties and helpful help of owners & security 24/7 at the complex
Liked least: nothing really - far exceeded our expectations
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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