We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great hotel, poor beach”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Balaclava
Certificate of Excellence
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great hotel, poor beach”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

There are so many good things i can say about the Maritim, the food, activities, spa, rooms, cleanliness, seaviews, kidsclub and particularly all the staff are excellent. But unfortunately for us it was let down by what is no doubt the worst beach in Mauritius (ask any Taxi driver and they will tell you!) It is full of coral and the sea is rocky and murky. If you are used to going to the caribbean with its powder sand like us, you will be disappointed. So we ended up going to the pool, but the water was freezing! Trou aux Biches has the best beach by a mile. But dont get me wrong, we had a lovely time there. There is so much to do, and if you are on the all inclusive like we were, it really is fantastic value for money. My wife loved the waterskiing, and our daughter (and us!) loved the kids club. The dolphin trip is extra but is an absolute must. Although the weather wasnt great that day, we also spotted 2 humpback whales on the way there. Its once in a lifetime experience. We paid around £115 with the rep for 3 of us on an afternoon return trip. The Maritim is not a real 5 star, but a very good 4 star but overall, if you are looking for a good family trip then I would definitely recommend the Maritim. But would i personally go back, with that beach, probably not.

Room Tip: Dont bother paying extra for the junior suites, they maybe larger, but the decor is very dated. We s...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank gedLondon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Haje T, General Manager at Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from MARITIM Hotel Mauritius!

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review the Maritim Estate and sharing your views with other travellers on Trip Advisor.

We are glad to read that you have enjoyed your stay including the food, our All inclusive formula, the activities, the spa, your room, cleanliness, sea views, kids club and our staff.

We regret to read that you did not find the beach up to your expectations. Our natural beach of 800m long is generally praised by our guest and is located on the Turtle Bay, the first protected marine park of Mauritius. This one is recognised as one of the best spot for snorkelling on the island and amongst the best beach of the island.

Thank you once again for your review and all of us hope to see you back for a yet another holiday with us in the near future.

Yours Truly,

Haje Thurau
General Manager
MARITIM Hotel Mauritius
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

3,453 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    2,415
    686
    215
    88
    49
See reviews for
703
2,161
61
62
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (806)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Went for honeymoon!!! If you want relaxation, good food and good times then go!!! Only disappointing thing was night life could of been better as entertainment was ok but some nights there was none. Lots to do during the day and food and drink is good to have when you want and good service when needed!!

Stayed August 2012
Helpful?
8 Thank Simon C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Haje T, General Manager at Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from MARITIM Hotel Mauritius!
I would like to thank you for taking the time to review the Maritim Estate and sharing your views with other travellers on Trip Advisor.

The entire team is glad that you enjoyed your stay and it met your expectations. We have taken good note of your valuable comments as these will truly help us to monitor and improve our services and facilities even further.

Thank you once again for your review and all of us hope to see you back for a yet another holiday with us in the near future.

Yours truly,

Haje Thurau
General Manager
MARITIM Hotel Mauritius
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
northampton
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

My partner and myself along with two good friends stayed here from the 2nd to 16th of July. Well, what can I say except it was absolute PARADISE.
We were greeted at reception with a cool towel and a cold fruit cocktail then taken through all the hotel facilities. We had upgraded to a Prestige room and so glad we did, it was gorgeous. Our room wasn't ready when we arrived but we were given use of all the hotel facilities including a lovely lunch.
THE STAFF...
I have to give a big mention to a few of the staff that looked after us, so here goes.......
La Maree.... A big thank you to Satyam, Ishwaree, Vidya, the lovely smiley Sweety and Nagadoo. I also have to say thank you for lending my partner Martin a mobile phone when I was rushed to hospital so he could keep in contact with the hospital.

BEACH........ A hi to Dave, you only had to been on your lounger for two minutes and he was there with a big smile and a cold water. He also came along and cleaned your sunglasses for you. A lovely man.

MAIN RESTAURANT ...... The food was great, drinks even better and the staff so attentive and friendly.
Hi to Napur, Ashwin, Devon, Kavita, Aurelie and Ajay. You were great to talk to and share a laugh or two with...

CUTOMER SERVICE. Vakish, where were you at 2.15 when we left for the airport... Wanted to say a big goodbye and thank you to you for looking after us and a big thanks to Kavita again too.

Last but not least thanks to Slesh for looking after us in the Deck Bar.

The holiday was unforgettable and we will be back. We have told friends about it and they have already booked for May next year.
The only downside was my two days in hospital with gastroenteritis which we think I picked up on the plane but can't fault the treatment or Dr Mike who looked after me.

A lovely hotel and fantastic staff, thanks again for a wonderful holiday and will see you again soon.

Martin & Lorayne. Room 431

  • Stayed July 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
6 Thank kiwilassNorthampton
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Haje T, General Manager at Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

I am delighted to learn that you consider the service at the MARITIM Hotel Mauritius like ‘Amazing and that you have enjoyed the beautiful island of Mauritius!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having chosen the MARITIM Hotel Mauritius for your recent holidays and also for your warm feedback.

Your comments and high praise to staff are much appreciated and will be passed on to each one who contributed to your satisfaction.

Thank you once again for your review and all of us hope to see you back on the MARITIM Estate for a yet another holiday with us in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Haje Thurau
General Manager
MARITIM Hotel Mauritius
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We cannot fault the Maritim hotel. All the staff are so friendly and wherever we've eaten in the various restaurants on offer, the food is excellent. The water sports are included, we have all learnt to waterski. The weather has been reasonably warm, averaging 22 degrees with the odd rain shower only on 3 days out of the last 10 and haven't lasted long. Would love to come again

  • Stayed July 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Henley-David
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Haje T, General Manager at Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

I am delighted to learn that you consider the service at the MARITIM Hotel Mauritius like ‘Amazing and that you have enjoyed the beautiful island of Mauritius!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having chosen the MARITIM Hotel Mauritius for your recent holidays and also for your warm feedback.

Your gracious comments have been passed to our personnel, which will serve as an added inspiration to consistently maintain the high standards you have experienced, and which are one of the trademarks of our brand.


Yours sincerely,

Haje Thurau
General Manager
MARITIM Hotel Mauritius
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ipswich
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Well, here we are enjoying a second holiday at the Maritim in Mauritius. Now, I am one of those people that doesn't particularly like staying at the same hotel twice, but I am so pleased I made an exception. I found every detail of this hotel exquisite the last time we came in 2012, and this year, it can only be described as simply stunning. We have been treated with almost reverence from the moment we arrived, given the same room we had before that we cannot fault. The service, cleanliness, dining, water sports and relaxation facilities are all perfect, and set amongst lush well-kept tropical gardens tended by smiling staff. The weather at this time of the year has been great, a little cooler than the last time we came, but in the high 20s. The Maritim also benefits from being in the northwest of the island which is the warmest and driest part, with lovely coral reefs keeping the waves back, and providing fun exploring opportunities. We just had brunch at the chateau which I will review separately, but was wonderful too. 10 out of 10 for the Maritim, the very best hotel on the island. A tip - we booked with Airworld Tours again, who gave an excellent service.

Room Tip: They are all great. Don't worry about which room you might get.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank AndrewDewhurst
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Haje T, General Manager at Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear Loyal Guest,

Thank you for your entry on Trip Advisor and your faithfulness to MARITIM
Hotel Mauritius.

The entire team is glad that you have enjoyed your second stay among us and met your expectations.

We all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon.

Sincerely yours

Yours Truly,

Haje Thurau
General Manager
MARITIM Hotel Mauritius
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bridgend, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2013

We holidayed here in June 13. For 2 weeks the experience was almost perfect. The hotel staff was friendly and always willing to help. We have a few trips around the island but the real highlight of the holiday was a trip to the races held every Saturday. Well worth the money even if you’re not an avid racing fan. We had a small incident with the food one night when I found some shot in some of the wild boar on the pig roast night. For me though this was not a big issue as this proved that the meat was wild and not farmed. The staff was very apologetic about this and compensated us by way of some free drinks. (Not that much of a big thing as were we all inclusive anyway!)
Overall a really good stay, however as the saying goes “you’re only as good as your last mistake” and this fell true on our last night there. We decided to eat at the beach restaurant. Firstly we had to ask for the waiter to be changed as the waiter serving us to start with thought it was too much trouble to take our order and would rather be chatting to his friends. He was rude and looked at us as if we were taking up his time. Then when our food came it was all mixed up on the wrong plates. My partner had asked for her steak well done, however it looked like it had been kept warm for hours. It was hard, dry and not very nice, my steak was supposed to be medium but when this came it was very blue. In fact it was still raw. Not good at all, when you pay for 5* you expect it. Overall a very disappointing end to what was a fantastic holiday.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank martin s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Haje T, General Manager at Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your entry on Trip Advisor.
I am glad to read that you have enjoyed your stay among us and consider it as almost perfect.

I regret that your have encountered some issues including with one of our staff. Kindly rest assured that each of your comments has been comprehensively reviewed with all concerned and that we are taking all necessary measures to address the issues with the view to further improve our services and facilities.

Once again, thank you for your valuable comments as it is mainly through guest comments that we become aware about improvements that should be made and this constantly drives us to excellence.

We sincerely hope we shall be able to regain your confidence and that we will have the pleasure once again to welcome you at MARITIM Hotel Mauritius.

Yours sincerely,

Haje Thurau
General Manage
MARITIM Hotel Mauritius
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Had a great time in this hotel although i stayed for a business trip! Great place and excellent service. All the water activities are inclusive on the hotel rates. Food is not that fantastic but not bad. If you want to relax, forget about work and all, this is the right place to be. One more thing, wifi is free! ......................................

Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
Helpful?
1 Thank Mhelter P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Haje T, General Manager at Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from MARITIM Hotel Mauritius!

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review the Maritim Estate and sharing your views with other travellers on Trip Advisor.

We are simply delighted to read that you have enjoyed your business trip among us and that our facilities met your expectations.

Thank you once again for your review and all of us hope to see you back for a yet another business trip or holiday with us in the near future.

Yours truly,

Haje Thurau
General Manager
MARITIM Hotel Mauritius
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Balaclava
0.3 mi away
The Ravenala Attitude
The Ravenala Attitude
#3 of 5 in Balaclava
1,253 reviews
0.4 mi away
The Oberoi, Mauritius
The Oberoi, Mauritius
#1 of 8 in Pointe Aux Piments
1,430 reviews
28.9 mi away
LUX* Le Morne
LUX* Le Morne
#1 of 11 in Le Morne
4,565 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort
0.2 mi away
Angsana Balaclava Mauritius
10.3 mi away
Zilwa Attitude
Zilwa Attitude
#1 of 3 in Calodyne
2,425 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius

Property: Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius
Address: Turtle Bay, Balaclava, Mauritius
Location: Mauritius > Pamplemousses District > Balaclava
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Balaclava
#2 Spa Hotel in Balaclava
#2 Romantic Hotel in Balaclava
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Balaclava
#2 Family Hotel in Balaclava
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius 5*
Number of rooms: 215
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sparkling sandy beach, tropical gardens and the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean... Live the essence of a great island escape!Immerse yourself in this luxurious five-star beach and spa resort gently nestled within a picturesque private estate along the protected marine park of Turtle Bay.Enjoy a prime location on the sunniest and sheltered Northwest coast of the island between the capital Port - Louis and the lively village of Grand Bay and indulge in the pure nature of the historical estate of 25 hectares awarded 'Most Beautiful Garden of Mauritius'. Be spoilt by world-class accommodation with 215 luxurious rooms and suites as well as an exclusive villa, all sea facing and elegantly designed ...ideal to embrace the tropical ambiance of the island. Savour endless culinary delights during your journey with an exceptional selection of five exquisite restaurants and three bars ranging from 'feet in the sand' beach restaurants to Asian fusion and the exclusive fine dining restaurant 'Chateau Mon Desir'.Pamper yourself in its 'Maritim Tropical Flower Spa', an oasis of wellbeing offering exclusive treatments and stunning facilities to relax and unwind.Those seeking for active holidays will benefit from an infinite range of land and water sports offered such as horse riding, golf, archery, water ski, diving and many more!Whenever you are looking for relaxing or active holidays, this 5-star luxury hotel, part of Maritim Hotels, will offer you an exceptional array of facilities and experiences combined with the highest standards of service delivered with genuine Mauritian hospitality. Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius ...your holidays... beyond paradise ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Ctrip TA, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, HotelQuickly and HRS so you can book your Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Maritim Mauritius Balaclava
Hotel Maritim Mauritius
Maritim Hotel Mauritius
Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius Balaclava

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing