Stayed at the Maritim as the final part of our honeymoon in Oct 2006 and was a little disappointed after the luxury and level of service of our South Africa small guesthouse accommodation.
Disappointment was mainly with our standard room - fairly small and not properly maintained. The bath did not drain properly and there was no bath plug so you could not have had a bath even if you wanted to. Definitely needed 'spruceing up'.
Resort itself was well laid out, pool was freezing and was usual charade of towels on sun loungers early and no bodies lying on them till hours later. The beach was nice and less crowded and the hawkers there are the politest ones I have ever met, didnt try any sort of coercion at all - no fun!
Food was ok, fairly average buffet fayre really, the cafe on the beach did nice lunches.
Take a wander around the grounds and see the ruins of a french arsenal, very pretty and noone else seemed to leave the beach so we had it to ourselves. I agree with previous comments about the giant tortoises being kept in too small an enclosure - there were far too many of them and it just didnt seem right really.
There was an average of about 3 weddings a day that seemed a tad like a conveyor belt, but those marrying seemed happy enough with that. According to the hotel at any one time there is more than 50 honeymooning couples staying at the maritim so for anyone assessing the mood of the resort, I would say def suitable for couples and not singles/families.
Overall the resort just felt 'packagy' and there was no real wow factor for me, but I do acknowledge that a large hotel will never be able to compete with smaller accommodation for service levels. I guess in large hotels you could be anywhere in the world and for me thats no longer enough on a holiday.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Maritim Mauritius Balaclava
- Hotel Maritim Mauritius
- Maritim Hotel Mauritius
- Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius Balaclava