Even better than the photos
Submitted: December 21, 2012
Stayed: December 2012
Paradise Beach looked amazing on the internet, but in reality it more than lived up to the hype. It is probably the best kept secret in Mauritius, and perhaps I should not be writing a review, but it is so outstanding that it would be a shame not to share it. We stayed in B4, (first floor, far left looking from the beach) and the room was superbly appointed. It has 2 Tv's, limited Dstv, Nespresso machine (they sell the capsules for R70 per box at the office), dishwasher, washing machine, Bose iPod dock, aircon and fan in all rooms, a fridge that produces ice and filtered water, etc etc. The construction work was done very well with no sign of wear and tear anywhere, and everything has been chosen carefully by someone who knows what they are doing. There is a London Way supermarket just a few kms down the road, and a taxi is about $5-$6 or the bus, which stops outside the complex is only 60c one way. They sell wine and everything you could need, while the complex can supply through local merchants fresh fruit and veges, sea food etc. Every morning a basket arrives outside your door with 2 long crispy baguettes in it for free, and there is washing liquid, dishwasher pills, toilet rolls, shampoo etc in the units. Maryann, the complex manager, was extremely helpful and ensured that we had everything we needed. Down the road in the other direction is the Blue Bamboo restaurant which is great value and do excellent pizzas, which they will delive for free, though we had a meal there for 5 adults and 6 kids for $130 ($10 each) including drinks. It is so nice not to be ripped off $15 a glass of wine, as some of the top hotels do, and to feed your kids properly. We arraged a local chef to cook us a chicken and prawn curry, with smoked marlin starter, and it was superb and cost $23 for his time, plus the ingredients. Great value and the there was so much that we had enough for lunch the next day. The units are serviced daily and are spotlessly clean, and Jeff the concierge can help with trusted excursions. We went on a boat to Isle aux Cerfs for $66 an adult and $33 per kid, and it was a full day of snorkelling and cruising up the coast, and included drinks and a delicious fish and lobster lunch on the island. (Thanks to Harold (www.haroldetmaryse.com) for a great trip.) The beach and snorkelling is some of the best we have seen, and there are great spots just down to the right as you look out to sea for snorkelling.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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