Ratings based on 37 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

great hotel, private beach with a great chef

Posted Dec 13, 2016
Pros: really enjoyed the landscaping and sports center with bikes up for free lending. Dont miss the boathouse and the services they provide guests.
Cons: A few bulbs were burned out around the resort. The walkways could use some more mood lighting.
Location: The area has a large beach and small stores/restaurants if your up to try the local cuisine.
loved it to be honest. villas are well spaced out with wonderful views to the ocean. I suggest you opt for half board is restaurant is expensive.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 23, 2016 by Kamal Nundloll, Hotel Management
Dear Mohammed, I sincerely thank you for having taken your valuable time to share the wonderful time you spent at the resort. We have taken on board your comments regarding lights and related evening mood; rest assured it is part of our plan to upgrade the facilities of the hotel in the near future. My team and I look forward to welcoming you back in our little paradise. Kamal Nundloll Resort Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Honeymoon

Posted Dec 10, 2016
Had an amazing experience at this resort. Peaceful surroundings and super friendly staff
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 23, 2016 by Kamal Nundloll, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, We are absolutely elated to learn that you have chosen Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa to spend your honeymoon and that you have enjoyed and heartening to know that our services met with your expectations. My team and I look forward to welcome you back to our little paradise. Warmest regards, Kamal Nundloll Resort Manager
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from London

Beautiful property with some issues

Posted Oct 18, 2016
Location: Flic en Flac is not a particularly nice place and there isn't much around but the location is a good base for visiting Black River Gorges National Par
Beautiful setting of spacious villas in beautiful gardens but not run professionally enough to create a luxury experience. Nice rooms, large well-appointed bathrooms, once patio area, but individual pools no heated at all and not getting any sun, so unusable most of the time. Overall infrastructure is great - good gym, nice interior, lovely gardens. But the beach isn't great - badly maintained, absolutely covered in leaves and algae all the time; you can't swim in the sea off their beach as it's very shallow (about 5 inches deep) and the boat trip for swimming goes out only once a day at 12pm! The biggest let down is the quality of food which is poor and unhealthy, with patchy service. Terrible breakfast, with not a single healthy option available - everything comes floating in oil, fruit is not ripe, sometimes orders don't arrive at all. Nothing healthy on the menu for lunch either! The spa is not professionally run - whilst the staff are very friendly and keen, they don't have sufficient training to carry out the services they offer, all the attempts were poor. The redeeming feature of the place is it's lovely, helpful and very friendly stuff. It's a stunning property but unfortunately not run to the standards one would expect for a luxury property.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 13, 2016 by Kamal, Hotel Management
Dear NE, Thank you for sharing your opinion of your stay at our resort. Our Chefs are willingly available to prepare dishes to suit the taste of our in-house guests. We regret that you could not take advantage of this possibility. We are sorry that the service during certain meal periods made you feel let down, but your constructive comments have been shared with the team for improvement. Our Spa team is continuously trained to deliver the highest level of treatments both in relaxing and Ayurvedic areas and we regret that it did not meet your expectations. We pride in the huge trees which provide shady areas all along the 750-metre beach stretch, quite appreciated by our guests. Whilst our dedicated team of gardeners strives to keep the beach and sand in the best possible state, trees constantly lose their leaves during this period of the year, prior to our summer. As you may be aware, all the beaches around the island of Mauritius are public and the laws of the country dictate actions that individual hotels can take with regards to cleaning of the lagoon so as not to disturb the ecological balance. Boat trips organised for snorkelling, glass bottom outings, dolphin watching/swimming, are activities available at different times of the day, depending on the tides. The depth of the water in our swimming zones may reach over 1.5 metres at high tides. Flic en Flac was once small fishing village and has grown into a touristic town with shops and local restaurants. Being on the West coast of Mauritius, it boasts a stunning sunset greatly appreciated by all. We have also taken good note of your appreciation of our villas and gardens. We look forward to another opportunity for a personalised service during your next stay. Kind regards Kamal Nundloll Resort Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful luxury resort

Posted Oct 17, 2016
Our villa was more than we hoped for. Absolutely 10/10. Huge air conditioned bedroom. Beautiful bathroom with walk in shower with glass wall , outside shower , bath, separate toilet and bidet. Outside we had a lovely private plunge pool with day bed next to it for sunbathing and also a covered outdoor seating area which was lovely for late evening drinks. Overall the villa was fabulous. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Beautiful well maintained, landscaped grounds. Great array of free watersports offered including snorkelling, sailing, kayaking and water skiing. Free bike hire and gym. Lovely beach with sun loungers 3 minutes walk from our villa. Lovely spa with Staff always on hand with free water and or other drinks if required. Huge choice of good food for breakfast. We did not have dinner at the hotel as we felt it was expensive and we were keen to eat a wider range range of local food in some excellent nearby restaurants just a short taxi ride away. We would strongly recommend the hotel to anyone
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 13, 2016 by Kamal, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, We wish to thank you for your time to write such a fabulous review on our Resort. Your appreciation of our people and the facilities has been shared with all the team members. We have an array of different dining options including Coast2coast for international, Cilantro for Indian and Japaenese Tepanyaki cuisines which are different from the local restaurants nearby, albeit at premium price and a different atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon and enjoy the different menus that our kitchen brigade will be happy to prepare. Kind regards Kamal Nundloll Resort Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Could have been so much better.

Posted Oct 10, 2016
Firstly the good part. The villas are superb, well furnished and the external area with day bed and pool couldn't be bettered. The hotel has a good sports complex and beautiful landscaped gardens, so little expense has been spared on the important parts. However, it falls short on atmosphere. Most evenings there was no entertainment and the service was slow. It is crying out for an experienced Resort manager to take control because it could be a great hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 13, 2016 by Kamal, Hotel Management
Dear Jerry, Your appreciation of the villas and gardens have been well received and we aim at keeping them to these high standards. Your comments about the improvement on the atmosphere and management of the speed of service has been taken on board and shall be addressed as required. We look forward to your next stay which will endeavor to be of a higher standard in the areas you mentioned. Kind regards Kamal Nundloll Resort Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Manchester

Nice private villa close to beach

Posted Sep 18, 2016
I stayed in the garden villa because i wanted full privacy. We had a garden view villa and i asked if i could get more privacy so they put up a net in the garden for me so no one was able to look into our villa. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I went for our honeymoon and birthday stay and the staff helped us make our stay enjoyable and one to remember. They made a lovely chocolate cake for my birthday and my husband had arranged a romantic dinner at the beach. We had an amazing stay. I would definitely go back and recommend maradiva. Only downfall that we went in september where the weather is warm but not hot and the villa swimming pool does not have warm water..it feels really cold which stopped us from using it, even tho a private pool was one of the biggest reason for me booking in first place. We only used the pool once because of the temperature of water. They were few mosquitos and bug issue on first day but the staff quickly resolved that problem.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 13, 2016 by Kamal, Hotel Management
Dear Shabs, Thank you for highlighting the privacy the villas at Maradiva offer as it is one of the features that are recurrently mentioned by our guests. We look forward to your next stay at the resort to celebrate another milestone anniversary or birthday and use of our heated main and spa pool. Kind regards Kamal Nundloll Resort Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Ruh, ksa

Unique experience. Helpful and supportive staff.

Posted Sep 17, 2016
Exotic Place. Positive Quietness. Enjoyed my stay with family.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 13, 2016 by Kamal, Hotel Management
Dear Mub, Thank you for sharing your positive opinion on the different attributes of Maradiva. We are happy to learn that your family and yourself enjoyed your time among us and will look you the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Kamal Nundloll Resort Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Wonderful stay,

Posted Aug 21, 2016
Pros: Beautiful setting- extremely quiet and peaceful.
Location: Not far from Flic en Flac where restaurants and shops are worth visiting. Also opportunities to swim with dolphins.
Staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent facilities - free snorkelling, use of spa and sauna. Villa very well appointed and extremely comfortable
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 13, 2016 by Kamal, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Swimming with the Dolphins, visiting the nearby village of Flic en Flac and walking with the lions are among an array of different activities that our guests indulge in while staying at Maradiva where the luxury we offer is the space and tranquility, as you rightly mentioned. Keep happy memories until your next visit! Best regards Kamal Nundloll Resort Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London, UK

Beautiful hotel, great relaxing atmosphere

Posted Oct 12, 2015
Maradiva was wonderful. Peaceful, tranquil and beautiful surroundings. We spent a week in September and it was gorgeous. Hotel staff were accommodating, pleasant and provided an excellent service. Spa was a great experience and a little expensive but well worth it. The half-board selection at the restaurant were limited but again very pleasant. It was a great holiday and will definitely recommend it. I just wish I had longer to spend in the country.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 25, 2015
Wonderful hotel, can't fault anything, we were very sad to leave.