If you are visiting sunny Mauritius this vacation, you might want to consider staying at the Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa. This 5 star establishment is rated as one of the best luxury resorts in the entire country by visiting tourists.
Located on a stunning beach front property, the resort covers an area of 27 acres which is covered with lush troipcal gardens and the resort’s king size facilities. Offering the ultimate in sophistication along with complete seclusion, the Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa is just the right place to celebrate your honeymoon in style.
Getting There: The establishment t is located on the western coast of the island in the resort of Flic –en – Flac. Local and international flights land at the Sir Sreewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport which is a 75 minutes drive away from the resort.
There are several cabs, taxis, shuttle buses and rental agencies that offer transportation to the resort and the nearby areas for a nominal fee. Shuttle transfers to and from the airport can be arranged at the hotel’s concierge desk upon arrival.
Rooms: The resort has a total of 65 spacious villas that are scattered through the grounds. The villas are tastefully decorated and fitted with larger than life amenities. Guests can choose between the Luxury Suite Villas, the Exclusive Suite Villas and the Presidntial Villas.
All the villas have separate living rooms, dining rooms, lounge areas, private pools and spacious terraces or balconies offering stunning views of the sea or the hotel grounds.
The rooms are equipped with individual air conditioning, mini bars and state of the art entertainment systems which feature flat screen plasma televisions, iPod Docking systems and BOSE surround systems.
The rooms also come with en suite bathrooms that are equipped with marble baths in addition to indoor and outdoor showers. Each villa has its own privatised butler service in addition to 24 hour room service.
Dining: Guests can have their fill of classic Mediterranean Sea food at the on site Coast2Coast Mediterranean Restaurant. An alternate dining option is also available with the pan Asian Restaurant which offers mouth smacking delicacies from around Asia.
General Amenities: The resort has a huge swimming pool that comes with a separate area for children. The state of the art fitness center employs skilled personal trainers who help you in planning out your workout sessions in par with your other activities.
Tennis courts are available on the resort grounds in addition to beach volleyball which is available at the beach which is a short stroll away. A special mention needs to be made about the resort’s spa and beauty clinic.
The Jiva Grande Spa Mauritius is a prestigious member of the Leading Spas of the World. Occupying over 1950 square meters, the spa offers several Ayurvedic body and beauty treatments which are personalised to suit your body.
The products used are pure and natural; and are developed using aesthetic Indian oils and herbs. In addition to offering a varied list of treatments to choose from which include Samattva, Vishrama, relaxation techniques, Jamarosa Root and Tulsi to name a few, the spa also undertakes yoga and meditation classes for guests.
Children do not need to feel left out as there is an onsite childrens’s club that caters strictly to the smaller ones. Some of the club amenities include tree houses, artificial volcanoes, caves, pirate ships, and an adventure zone designed after the classic children’s tale, Peter Pan.
Recreational Activities: There are so many on site activities that you will never feel the need to leave the resort. The beach is a hubub of activity at all times of the day and some of the beach activites include sailing, wind surfing, catamaran cruising, water skiing, jet skiing, diving and fishing.
The mainland is a wonderful place to explore and you may need to keep aside an entire day for sight seeing. In addition to several interesting tourist landmarks, the mainland is filled with cane fields, championship golf course, and adventurous mountain ranges surrounded by dense jungles.
If you want to go on a shopping spree, you might want to check out the action at Curepipe and Port Louis which happen to be the shopping hotspots in the area. Almost everything from Indian sarees, shirts, dresses, knitwear, Chinese carpets, hats, baskets, table mats, electonic goods, straw figurines, dolls and handicrafts to gold ornaments and diamonds are available in these markets.