Maradiva Villas Resort & SpaTamarin Bay, West Coast / Mauritius
This small village of luxury villas sits on the picturesque west coast of Mauritius, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and just a short walk to the sandy coastline. Each villa is designed with spacious living quarters, as well as a private plunge pool and outdoor terrace, allowing you to make the most of the warm conditions that greet this resort all year round.
What to love
- Each villa is designed with a beautiful outdoor terrace area: surrounded by exotic Mauritian garden landscapes and with its own private plunge pool.
- In resort boat house offering an extensive list of on-water activities including: pedal boats, kayaks, glass bottom boat trips, snorkelling expeditions, water skiing and windsurfing.
- Each villa bathroom area is designed with an additional and innovative outdoor garden shower for a truly natural experience.
- There are three fabulous a la carte restaurants.
What to know
- There is a complimentary children’s club offering a range of activities for kids aged between 4 and 12.
- The holistic spa area has won awards and allows guests to sample some truly unique treatments and exercises, including: aromatherapy, massages, body scrubs, skin wraps and other Eastern treatments.
- 24 hour butler service available upon request.
- Interconnecting villas are available upon request for groups and families.
A wonderful resort designed for relaxation and rejuvenation, Maradiva’s luxuriously outfitted villas bask in the Mauritian sunshine all year round. Inspired by the tropical greenery that surrounds the resort, each villa features its own large outdoor terrace living area, perfectly suited for some al fresco dining and completed with a plunge pool.
Inside, the spacious villas have a warm contemporary design and Hermes amenities, with each bedroom furnished with a plush king-sized bed and large walk in wardrobe. The finely styled bathrooms feature an oversized bathtub and separate rain shower. The patio area also features a secluded outdoor garden shower, for a unique way to freshen up. The Exclusive and Presidential Suite Pool Villas are also available for differently sized room arrangements, and also feature a larger pool and garden area.
With all villas just a short walk to the seashore, the hotel offers a range of leisure excursions from its boathouse. Guests can embark on a choice of pedal boat hire, kayaking, glass bottom boat trips, waterskiing or snorkel exploration.
Back at the resort, guests can also use a range of complimentary facilities, such as the hotel’s floodlit tennis courts, table tennis equipment, the large infinity swimming pool (heated in winter) or state of the art fitness centre. Those seeking a bit of pampering during their time away will want to become fully acquainted with Maradiva’s award winning holistic spa, as well as the resort’s yoga and meditation classes and beauty salon.
As a destination designed for families as well as couples, Maradiva proposes the Peter Pan Kids Club, available for children aged 4 – 12. Professionally trained staff supervise a huge range of activities taking place in a specially designed play area, while mum and dad can have some relaxation time of their own.
Despite so much going on during the daytime, Maradiva’s staff still manage to provide a superb dinner service. Guests have a choice of three ‘a la carte’ restaurants. The Cilantro restaurant, serves flavourful Indian fusion dishes, while the Teppan, proposes Japanese and Asian specialties, delicately prepared on an open hot-plate grill in front of diners. Alternatively, Coast2Coast serves traditional Mauritian and international cuisine in an open, beachside setting. Other dining options include a romantic diner on the jetty, under the Raj tent, in the privacy of your villa and the three restaurants of the sister property Sands Suites Resort & Spa as part of the Dine Around concept.
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).
The Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa overlooks the beautiful waters of Tamarin Bay on the west coast of Mauritius. This part of the island famous for its amazing sunsets and its dry and warm climate - even during winter months.
The drive from the airport to Maradiva takes under an hour. A chauffeur can be arranged for transfers to and from Maradiva.
Trained and friendly playground staff will entertain and look after your children at the complimentary Peter Pan Kids Club (open from 9am to 6pm) that welcomes children aged from four to twelve with a huge range of activities and toys.
The club has a range of activities as well as a playground area, a safe shallow pool, sand pit, toy room, bathrooms, kitchen and a perfectly child-size dining area. A favourite among little guests is the 'Dodo room', where the walls and floor are padded with soft cushions, making it the perfect place to let loose and run around.
They also propose babysitting services at a supplement for children under the age of three and beyond the opening hours of the Kids club.
Some facilities and activities to do as a family
In Villa dining: In keeping with the Maradiva experience, in-villa fine dining is available 24 hours a day. Served by your butler in your private villa dining room, this is haute cuisine at its exclusive best. Perfect for a special occasion or simply dining with the family.
Water Sports: Wide expanses of crystal-clear lagoons, sheltered by coral reef, offer not only the enjoyment of a refreshing dip but also caters for a variety of fun activities. The boat house offers a range of nautical activities with modern equipment and a team of professional instructors.
Complimentary water sports activities: Pedal Boats, Kayaks, Glass Bottom Boat and Snorkelling trips (trips twice a day), Water Ski, Windsurfing and Laser Sailing
Other activities such as speedboat trips, big game fishing, dolphin encounters or catamaran cruises are available at an extra cost. Ski or windsurfing lessons are also available at a nominal fee.
Bicycles: available for rent at the sports centre if you feel like taking a ride around the resort or exploring surrounding areas.
Swimming: In addition to the private pool at your villa, there is also a large infinity pool available for all guests to use.
Golf: Mauritius is becoming one of the world's premier golfing destinations. The closest course at Tamarina is just a 15-minute drive--with shuttles going back and forth from Maradiva daily. Designed by Rodney Wright, the magnificent 18-hole championship set-up spread over 106 acres of savannah has breathtaking views of Rempart mountain and Tamarin Bay.
Excursions: They can also organise a variety of adventurous excursions depending on your desires including big game fishing and catamaran cruises.
Swim with dolphins – An unforgettable experience, guests are invited to swim with wild dolphins in the warm waters of the Tamarin, just a short distance from the Maradiva resort. Trips can be arranged at the resort.
Natural History Museum – The museum in Port Louis is a popular attraction for those with an intrigue in Mauritian history and ancestry, including an in depth study of the extinct Dodo, which used to inhabit the island.
Central Market – An authentic market place selling fresh fruit and vegetables, freshly caught fish, local spices and traditional souvenirs, the central market in Port Louis is an exciting place to spend the morning.
La Vanille Crocodile Park – Not for the faint hearted, the crocodile park is in the wild South near Riviere des Anguilles, and is home to Nile crocodiles imported from Madagascar. The park also has nature walks and fresh water springs to explore.
Le Val Nature Park – Located at Cluny in the Grand Port District is Le Val, lying in the valley between two mountains. Inhabiting the park is a host of wildlife including deer, monkeys, birds and wild flowers.