Once you go to the Paradis, you will be sucked in and never want to leave - I have never met so many return guests ever - and those who were first timers, were positive they were going back!
We found the Paradis Hotel and Golf Club by pure chance. We are a family of 3 girls and wanted to go to Mauritius in June/July. Having done my research I knew that it was Winter in Mauritius and therefore we needed to go to the West to avoid strong winds, which occur more in the East.
We chose the Dinarobin because it looked very chic and by staying at the Dinarobin, we were allowed to use the facilities of the Paradis, including their restaurants. As Mauritius does not have quite the same 'go out and eat' culture, guests tend to stay in hotels during the evening, so the choice of 8 restaurants seemed like a good idea.
Plus the use of their water sports etc, also seemed too good to miss.
We flew via Emirates, who, I have to say, are easily the best airline we have ever flown with.
We arrived at the Dinarobin, were met and greeted and then taken to our room.
The Dinarobin is a 6 star hotel and it feels very much like that. We all enjoyed it, but felt that it was not the right choice for us, since it is very quiet. I would say that for young couples, older couples or even couples with very young children, it is great. But we are two adults and one 12 year old and we felt that it was just a bit too quiet for us. And one of the guests told us off for making too much noise in the swimming pool on the first day!
But, that said, I can see that for the right person, this is a stunning hotel.
On the fifth day, we got a buggy to the Paradis. We went to the Boat House where there is a spectacular very natural beach. We dumped our things and made our way to the Boat House to see what was on offer that day.
Much to our disbelief, ALL of the watersports were free! Unless lessons are required, and these are charged at a minimal price. On that basis we opted for Water Skiing, and made our way to the jetty. We were taken by motor boat to another jetty in the middle of the lagoon, where we were dropped off. The vibe on the jetty was amazing, it was like being in a friendly club, where everyone got on. We were all laughing and cheering on those who went on the skis, and there was this incredible atmosphere. All three of us had a go and the attention to safety was faultless.
On returning to the beach, we then went and had a good look around the Paradis, and after having had so much fun, and finding the guests and staff so friendly, we asked if we could move.
And, we did - the same day.
Belive me - NOTHING is too much trouble for the Mauritians. All they want to do is help!
We were given a Junior Suite on a full board with extras basis, which suited us much better than the Club basis we were on at the Dinarobin.
The rooms are as follows -
Deluxe rooms - the basic rooms, large comfortable with balconies. Some are beachfront. But all have very beautiful veiws.
Junior Suites - Larger than the Deluxe rooms, I think about 70 sq metres. Huge Bedrooms, will sleep 4 people. Large balcony. Bathroom huge. Storage great. Shower big enough for 3 people. Yes - we did!
Deluxe Suites - These are on the beach - literally. Near to the Boat House. There are only 4 of these, so if you want one, book now! They are big! They have a double balcony, huge bathrooms, bedroom and separate living room, which can be used as another bedroom.
Senior Suites - These are truly gorgeous. Huge balconies with private steps at the side to the beach. Bedrooms with enormous bathroom and separate living quarters stocked with pretty much everything you could want.
Villas - Totally beautiful. 3 bedrooms, 2 are suitable for adults with their own bathrooms and the other one suitable for children. There is an outside shower - yes, gorgeous. The villa has a huge living room and a massive veranda area with private beach. If you want one of these, you also get 2 bikes and a buggy. Prices are not cheap, but then as I always say - you get what you pay for.
One Presidential Villa - I didnt see this, but can imagine that it is wonderful.
We were in room 317 and it was upstairs, this was great for privacy.
There are 2 restaurants for breakfast, we ate in both, but ended up at the Blue Marlin more often as it sits overlooking the jetty and is much smaller. Our lovely chef cooked us beautiful waffles, omelettes and anything we wanted. Service was superb.
Lunch was always at the Blue Marlin, and the menu was generous to say the least. Only Lobster was supplemented which is to be expected. We ate like kings every day.
Supper varied but we did use the buffet quite a few times and were very impressed.
We loved the Dinarobin restaurant the best, I cant remember its name, but it is the French Mauritian cuisine and does not serve children under 12.
We ate at La Palma, which was on the beach, so close to the sea you could touch it.
La Ravanne - also amazing and guests can take a boat to get there. How romantic is that! Again, in very beautiful surroundings and right on the beach.
Things to do - Ok, well, our 12 year old did everything. Things she has never done before. She swam with the dolphins - yes, really. We were out for over 3 hours and we booked through Nicholas, who is charming and friendly. He can be found by the jetty outside the Blue Marlin. His crew were Yohan - who went into the sea with us and made sure that we were safe and our skipper, who was Kelly. THIS TRIP IS A MUST!
If you cant get Nicholas, then try Joe - equally as good so I am told.
It also comes with lunch which is optional, but involves being taken to a small island where barbecue fish and lobster, prawns etc are cooked for you before being taken back to the hotel.
Snorkelling is also included in this trip and was amazing, like being in your own lagoon.
We also did water skiiing with Curtis and Robbie on their boat Izola and again what impressed me so much was there attention to safety. If the conditions were not right, you cold not go out. This was not part of the hotel and cost about 4,000 MR for an hour, but well worth it. After 2 lessons both girls could waterski without help.
There was snorkelling everyday, glass bottom boat trips (and we saw a turtle), hoby cat sailing, optomist sailing, wind surfing and diving. My daughter did the diving half day and yet again, the attention to safety was very noticable.
In the evening we had tennis lessons with Deepak, who was brilliant. The tennis courts are superb.
I dont do the gym on holiday, so I cannot comment on the facilities, but I know that there are classes every day so no one has to go without.
The beaches are not private so be aware that Hawkers do walk around. However, they are limited to a few only and can only get in via a permit. They are all very friendly and there is no reason to be worried. They are great.
If you do decide to purchase any clothing when you are there, please do buy from Jya as the proceeds of her sale go towards a charity which helps poverty stricken children and the sick. This I know, because we went there to visit and see her work. Jya sells lovely cotton and cashmere goods at very reasonable prices.
The bar has entertainment every night and once a week there is dancing on the beach. There is also a Manager's cocktail party every Tuesday.
Some of the activities are via the hotel and others are not, so do be aware of this. However, we used a lot of the outside organisers and were very impressed.
The boat house was brilliant and like the skiing, if conditions are not good, nothing is allowed to go ahead.
The weather is like a really super English Summer, if that makes sense. This is their winter.
There is usually a warm breeze and sometimes rain overnight. But, we didnt lose a single day to the weather until the day we left when it rained in the afternoon.
We not only enjoyed the hotel and the fabulous staff, but we met so many wonderful people from all over the world, and who we hope to meet up with again next year.
I met people who had been there for over 15 years and those who were going back next year.
Never, have I encountered this - and I have travelled.
This is a special place, it really is. And, I have to say, the best holiday we have ever had. The Mauritians are so kind and gentle.
Beachcomber have done a wonderful job with this hotel - which is the oldest on the island I believe.
Would we go back? Yes - tomorrow if we could!
NOTE - July is quiet and superb if you dont like crowds. By the time we left, it was all getting very full for August.
Busy times also are December and April. So book early for these dates.
And a Big Thank you to Danilo, who allowed us to keep our room on the last day when it was booked out. He did some rearraning for us which meant we didnt have to use the check out rooms on the last day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ultimate leisure resort in Mauritius! If you are looking for outstanding luxury family holidays in Mauritius, look no further than Paradis Hotel & Golf Club. One of the finest luxury hotels in Mauritius, Paradis enjoys a superb location on the island's south-western tip. Situated on Le Morne peninsula, the resort is set against the backdrop of the iconic Le Morne mountain and edges onto one of the most scenic shorelines on the island.The greatest leisure resort in Mauritius, Paradis offers superb accommodation in rooms, suites or villas fringed by a pure white sand beach and the island's largest lagoon. Le Paradis is adjacent to Dinarobin, a neighbouring Beachcomber hotel of the same category. Both resorts share their facilities and create undeniably, one of the island's greatest attractions in terms of quality and variety. A stay at Paradis heralds a fantastic culinary journey as the resort has four restaurants to choose from. The hotel is not only perfect for leisure seekers, but also for families travelling with children. A true sporting paradise in Mauritius, Paradis offers an extensive choice of complimentary land and water sports plus the opportunity to play on three championship golf courses in the vicinity including its very own 18-hole international golf course. The hotel also has a golf academy welcoming beginners and seasoned golfers alike and a Spa which provides the perfect setting to soothe the body and mind. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradis Hotel And Golf Club
- Paradis Hotel Le Morne
- Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa Mauritius/Le Morne