Nice resort, not the best beach
Posted Feb 4, 2017
I have very much enjoyed my stay at this resort. This is not to say everything is perfect, but overall I'd go back.
The room (deluxe with ocean view and balcony, 3rd floor) was excellent and cleaned every day to high standards. I had half board and could choose between 4 different restaurants every night (was even possible to eat in more than one each night). We liked the most the Indian restaurant, followed by the buffet. The La Faya restaurant has a very limited a la carte menu and generally was not our choice, however ambiance and service were great. The pool was very nice with one issue, just few umbrellas available and believe me it is hard to stay under the sun of Mauritius for more than 60 consecutive minutes: they really have to bring some more.
The resort is very nice with a beautiful path which we used to do every night to get 20 min walk after dinner in the resort (given that at Pointe aux Piments there is literally nothing to do).
On the negative side, and this is not something I can blame the hotel management, is the sea: it is full of rocks and you simply cannot enter the water without shoes. I then learned from a taxi driver who took us to the airport that the beach there is artificial: they brought some sand and lay it over the rocks. It explains. One year ago I was at the Marveille beach in Grand Bay and there the beach and sea was just outstanding: on the other had, the resort and rooms were not nearly as nice. Also water at restaurant should be free.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 10, 2017 by Le Meridien Ile Maurice, Hotel Management
We greatly appreciate the time you put into recording your comments. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the room allocated to you and the restaurant facilities. Regarding the condition of the beach, please take note that our beach is a natural beach. We do have some rocks on our 1 km long beach but we also do have sandy areas. The swimming zone is one of those. There is some tiny coral here and there but not to the extent of not providing a pleasant experience. For your information, we are part of the Balaclava Marine Conservation Park and as such we have no right to touch the natural resources. As all beaches in Mauritius are public, we actually would be able to be prosecuted by removing natural rocks from the seashores. With regards to the umbrellas, thank you for your observation. In fact, we are actually working on increasing the number of umbrellas to cater for our guests' needs.
Thank you again. Your comments are well appreciated.
Le Meridien Ile Maurice