LUX Belle MareBelle Mare, East Coast / Mauritius
Mixing ultra modern service and facilities with an authentic island resort, LUX* Belle Mare ensures guests have a fantastic time doing as much, or as little, as they desire. Lounging by the huge swimming pool, taking up the resort’s complimentary water sports or indulging in the premium LUX* Me spa; it’s a lifestyle that’s easy to get used to, particularly when set against the gorgeous seaside village of Belle Mare.
What to love
- Contemporarily designed rooms, each with its own terrace or balcony looking out onto the spectacular resort. Each suite is also fitted with luxury furnishings and lavish bathroom areas.
- One of the largest pool areas on the island, its very easy to spend a whole day relaxing alongside the pool or taking a dip.
- Unprecedented amount of facilities and activities for guests of all ages to try out including water sports, bike rides, hiking, court sports and the resort’s premium LUX* Me spa.
What to know
- There are separate complimentary children’s and teens’ clubs, offering dance lessons, sports activities and culture classes throughout the day and night.
- There are four different restaurants to pick from when it comes to night time dining, each offering a different style of cooking with authentic island cuisine at The Kitchen, Mediterranean dishes at The Beach, Southeast Asian food (Indouchine) and fresh seafood (Langoustier).
- For families or groups, book the Family Suite for interconnecting suites.
The quaint Mauritian coastal village of Belle Mare is the model picture postcard resort. Sitting quietly with its pure white sands, tall reaching palm trees and a secluded, sparkling lagoon, it’s the perfect location to share as a couple, family or in small groups. In keeping with the native scenery, the LUX* Belle Mare hotel’s exterior employs an attractive rural simplicity, created by its thatched roofing and wooden paneling.
Inside, however, the spacious rooms and suites are decorated with modern, chic furnishings and bold colours. Each room has been designed with the purpose of accentuating the serene, outdoor island beauty. Huge windows and an outdoor terrace allow guests to enjoy the tropical panoramic sights and experience the seafront air, all from the comfort of their own private suite. Every room is fitted with impressive extras, such as the lavish LUX* Sleep Tight bed and a grand marble bathroom, complete with walk-in shower and bathtub. The indulgent nature of the LUX* Belle Mare doesn’t finish there; the resort also offers an unprecedented amount of facilities and activities for guests of all ages to try out.
The resort has sports such as tennis, ping-pong and beach volleyball, while those keen to venture a little further afield may enjoy the hotel-organised bike rides or hikes. Being situated so close to the ocean, the LUX* Belle Mare staff also arrange a number of exciting water sports for guests to partake in, such as snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing and plenty more. Boasting one of the island’s largest swimming pools, LUX* Belle Mare is perfectly suited for those whose ideal vacation involves relaxing on a sun lounger with cocktail in hand. While guests who desire something even more indulgent will want to acquaint themselves with the LUX*Me spa area, allowing visitors to tailor make their own spa rituals from a list of fitness, spa, nutrition and yoga practices.
As for the evenings, guests will find themselves with a choice of four exceptional restaurant experiences to choose from, offering a selection of authentic Creole, Mediterranean, southeast Asian, seafood and wood fired oven cooking. The resort also has a number of sophisticated bars overlooking the ocean, lagoon and island scenery.
When to travel
Mauritius enjoys a typically tropical climate with year-round heat, although the southeast trade winds help it to not feel too muggy. The best months to visit Mauritius are May to early December. Water sports enthusiasts and divers will want to avoid January and February, the peak cyclone months. Cyclones rarely hit Mauritius but cyclones way out at sea can bring days of squally rain.
The summer months are from December to April, when it can nevertheless be extremely humid, and the winter, such as it is, runs from May to November, and is cooler and drier. Coastal temperatures range between 25°C and 33°C in summer and between 18°C and 24°C in winter, although on the plateau it will be some 5°C cooler.
When the winds are at their strongest in July and August it can be blustery on the east coast, though the breeze brings welcome relief in summer. Apart from the Christmas-New Year peak, Mauritius doesn’t really have high and low seasons. The situation is more dependent on outside factors (such as the French school holidays, which cause a big increase in demand and prices in August).
Lux* Belle Mare is on the east coast of Mauritius, and is approx. 55 minutes (25km) drive by from the airport.
PLAY: A complimentary kids club and offers children between the ages of 3 and 12 an opportunity to explore the many wonders and delights of island living. Supervised by a highly trained and enthusiastic team, kids are exposed to the nature and culture of the island's incredible surrounds, as well as a range of high-energy sports and outdoor activities. From art classes and treasure hunts to engaging and educational Teddy Tennis lessons, PLAY is everything your kids could hope for on an island vacation.
Studio 17: A complimentary teens' club, where guests between 12 and 17 can get together, explore the island or just hang out. Run by trained and enthusiastic LUX* supervisors, teens can make the most of their island holiday with loads of activities including local dance and language classes, beach sports activities and exciting adventure trips around the island (some trips are a supplement).
Babysitting: The LUX* Belle Mare also offers babysitting services which are available at an additional cost.