The apartments are situated around 10 minutes from Grand Bay beach and the centre of town. Located right next to it a small and very convenient superstore (Store 2000) that is open till 7pm every day (apart from Sunday where most things close at 1pm). There is a hypermarket called Super U about 15-20 minutes walk from it where you can get all you need plus buy souveniers for cheaper.
Despite hesitations of basing ourselves in the north of Mauritius we went for it based on other reviews and it was well worth it! The building is new, clean and well looked after- cleaned daily, and works out cheaper than most hotels. The apartment comes with all you could need with the added peace of mind that there is 24 hour security at reception and freindly, helpful staff.
There are quite a few restaurants within short walking distance so don't be coerced into being taken to a 'traditional' restaurant by car and getting mighty ripped off.
For excursions and trips around the country Grand Bay Travel & Tours (GBTT) are based in the centre of town and are very good way to get to see the country by group or individual tours. If you are heading to Port Louis however, I would recommend the Express bus that costs 35 rupees and leaves every half an hour from opposite the GBTT office (avoid Sundays as most things are closed or close by midday).
Overall, minus the geckos- which is nature's fault, the stay in Grand Bay was excellent and I would recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With Grand Baie beach front nearby and within easy walking distance to the main attractions and venues of this famous coastal village, Grand Baie suites offers perfect convenience for a coastal holiday. Set in a beautifully landscaped garden, this luxury holiday complex of 25 suites offers the perfect fun and sun holiday with the beach and a magnificent swimming pool. Centrally located, Grand Baie suites is just few minutes from all the major attractions including shopping arcade, bars, a host of restaurants, night clubs and casino. A stay at this resort is an outstanding way to experience the sites and sounds of Grand Baie in luxury accommodation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grand Bay Hotel Grand Baie
- Grand Bay Suites Mauritius/Grand Baie