We arrived in style at Legends in a helicopter - organised by our travel agent - which was amazing - we landed on the golf course interrupting lots of golfers and we were whisked away by a buggy to the hotel bar and presented with two glasses of champagne - the setting was beautiful and the staff could not do enough for us.
Our room was beautifully presented with a huge bed and bathroom and a fruit platter and a bottle of champagne. It was clean and cool with great air conditioning and a fantastic private garden overlooking a bay out onto the Ocean. There was a fully stocked mini bar which was replenished twice a day and bathrobes and slippers. The room was made up and cleaned each morning and turned down each night before bed.
There is a full room service menu included in the All Inclusive Pure Discovery package including breakfast lunch and dinner with an extensive choice 24 hours a day.
The main bar is incredible - the staff at the bar are the most friendly and attentive that we have ever encountered - they could not do enough for you. They not only served drinks and food with great courtesy and finesse but also took time to speak to you and got to know about you and the drinks and food that you like. Roshan was a young waiter who was truly exceptional - he bent over backwards to make our stay extra special. They serve you on the beach as well! The food on the beach and at the bar was delicious and the Abundance Salad is to die for!
The hotel offers a buffet for breakfast each day with a huge array of choice of continental to full cooked breakfast each day. It also offered dinner each evening when it is transformed into the Ginkgo Restaurant either in a buffet format or an a la carte setting with themes including indian and chinese evenings, which included entertainment such as a chinese dragon!
There is a restaurant situated on the jetty out in the sea called La Bastide restaurant, which offers a selection of italian style dishes as well as Mauritius cusine. It is a beautiful setting and the menu and wine list is excellent.
The Abalone restaurant is the Seafood restaurant set right on the edge of the Beach. It is a beautiful restaurant and has an interesting menu. For example the Chef sets out 5 starters including Tuna, Prawns etc. He then lists 5 accompanying dishes and 5 dressings. You can either choose to have the Chef's recommendation or you can mix and match to make a starter that you really like! The same happens with the main course as well. The service was not as great on the particular evening that we went to the Abalone but the food and setting certainly compensated for this.
The Karma House restaurant is a little hidden gem at the resort. It is now on the discovery all inclusive package but not all of the dishes are available on the package and a small supplement (between £5-10 per course) is payable on certain dishes - namely lobster and scallops. It is an amazing and very original concept restaurant based on a Trilogy menu. Essentially you are asked to choose three courses out of choice of 24 dishes! Each course is then served up in three different ways, for example a Prawn course consisted of a Prawn Carpaccio, Prawn Spring Roll and Grilled Prawn with balsamic dressing. The three portions were all served on the same plate and the waiter guided you through each dish. The food was absoloutely amazing as was the wine suggested by the Sommelier - fantastic - as was the atmosphere. Well worth the 90 Euros!
Finally the Main Bar offer a pancake service each afternoon in case you haven't quite eaten enough at breakfast and lunch!!
The all inclusive - Pure Discovery Package could not be faulted. It basically included everything, including a cookery class and lunch with the Chef which was brilliant and gave you a real insight to the way in which the hotel kitchens were run and how some of the delcious food was prepared. It also included a 45 minute relaxing massage in the beautiful spa, a 30 minute back scrub and also a facial.
A free tennis lesson and golf lesson was also included as was free use of the golf course, tennis courts, gym and watersports. There were pedalo's, kayaks, windsurfing, water skiing, sailing, glass bottom boats and snorkelling which were all inclusive.
In addition to the above there were free trips by speedboat to either a private island for snorkelling and a BBQ or dolphin watching. We choose the trip to the private island, which was amazing! The BBQ is fantastic and forget plastic forks and plates, this is white linen and waiter service! It was a beautiful day out and the snorkelling on Blue Bay (which is also the area that we stayed for 6 days at a second resort) was fantastic.
We had the most amazing 5 days of our lives at Legends. The service was flawless in all respects. There is really nothing negative that we can say about the resort at all. It was a beautiful resort in a beautiful calm and peaceful part of the island. The Spa and all other amenities are perfect. This is the ideal honeymoon location or romantic getaway. We would highly recommend this to anyone - superb value for money - we did not want to leave and we will definately be going back at some point in the future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our luxury hotel in Grand Gaube, Mauritius, overlooks the triple-bay beaches, lagoon and spectacular north islets. It exuberates a romantic atmosphere and its rooms all enjoy incredible views of the ocean. Other highlights include its proximity to the vibrant seaside village of Grand Baie, three swimming pools and access to a world-class golf course nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lux Grand Gaube Hotel Grand Gaube
- Legends Hotel Grand Gaube
- Legends Hotel Mauritius
- Legends Grand Gaube
- Hotel Legend Mauritius
- LUX* Grand Gaube Mauritius