The Royal Palm Hotel, Mauritius
The Flagship hotel of the Beachcomber group is the Royal Palm, the finest luxury hotel in Mauritius not the cheap hotels. Located in the north west of the island, the Royal Palm has been a member of the small leading hotels of the world since 1990. It’s surrounded by stunning tropical gardens and a beautiful sandy beach overlooking the Grande Baie lagoon. Staff out number guests by three to one, yet service is unobtrusive and subtly excellent.
The Royal Palm hotel offers some of the finest accommodation in Mauritius. This all suite hotel has just 84 suites, all exquisitely decorated. There are 57 Junior Suites located on the ground, first and second floors, and are 55 sq m in size. They are all close to the beach and have private balconies or terraces.
The 4 Tropical Suites are located on the first floor, with stairs leading from the balcony to the gardens. There is a very spacious bedroom with lounge area plus the ensuite totalling 70 sq m. The terrace is also large at 15 sq m.
The 7 Palm Suites are located on the ground floor and at 85 sq m are spacious with a sitting area, and large terrace of 21 sq m. For families, the Garden Suites are wonderful two bedroom suites, also located on the ground floor, with a large open plan bedroom with living room; the second bedroom has an ensuite shower room and is suitable for families with two young children.
The 8 Senior Suites, are 103sq m, with a large bedroom, separate lounge and dining room, second bedroom suitable for 1 child, with its own en suite shower room. The terrace or balcony has private access directly to the gardens and beach beyond.
The final three suites, are the ultimate in luxury, with more space, rooms and magnificent privacy and elegance. The Penthouse Suite has stunning views of the Indian Ocean, the Presidential Suites also have spectacular views, and two bedrooms, and finally the Royal Suite offers the ultimate in both space and luxury and is regularly used by members of state and royalty.
The elegance of the accommodation is carried out throughout the hotel to the dining area. The fantastic cuisine is offered on a half board, a la carte basis allowing you the freedom to enjoy some of the finest Mauritian cuisine. The kitchen is overseen by head chef Michel de Matteis who has worked at several Michelin starred restaurants across France. A bed and breakfast option is also available if you wish.
There are three restaurants to choose from at the Royal Palm. La Goelette is the main restaurant, with panoramic views across the bay, serving breakfast and gourmet creole and international cuisine. Le Bar Plage is a perfect beachfront setting for a less formal lunch date. The tables are located on the wooden decking under the shade of a huge badamier tree. Finally the Natureaty restaurant is an intimate restaurant, servicing lighter meals right at the oceans edge. You are also at leisure to enjoy less formal dining on your balcony or terrace.
If a little pampering is on your list for a perfect holiday, the Spa at the Royal Palm is a great choice. Set in the gardens, the tranquil indoor and outdoor spaces are centred around a pool with dedicated cabins for Reiki, Ayurvedic treatments and Thai massage.
If you wanted to stretch your limbs a little, there are three floodlit tennis courts, a squash court, table tennis, bocciball, and mountain bikes for hire, as well as a fully equipped gym. The water sports are, as you would expect from one of the worlds leading hotels, superb. There is water skiing, windsurfing, glass bottom boat trips, snorkelling, kayaks and pedal boats. There is also deep sea fishing and scuba diving close by if required.
All in all a holiday to the luxurious Royal Palm hotel in Mauritius is one you will savour, and want to repeat. It is undoubtedly one of the most luxury hotels in Mauritius, if a little understated and is a real must for those seeking impeccable service and surroundings.