Resort experience and review – Le Meridien, Mauritius

On arrival at the hotel, we were seated on the plush chairs in the lounge welcomed by a cool drink as we waited to check in. SS being a platinum Starwood member (the hotel is a part of the Starwood chain of hotels) having spent many project nights at the Westin, was accorded a warmer welcome in the form of an upgrade to the exclusive area of the hotel to the ‘Nirvana’ wing with its exclusive restaurant, swimming pool and beach area. What was more, they upgraded our room too.

As the golf cart drove us to our room, as we entered, the hotel staff told us we were having the best in the hotel! Oh we literally whooped when the suite opened into a huge terrace balcony with beach chairs and a dining table overlooking into the swimming pool and the sea!  Ah! Bliss! I was totally torn between tearing away from the view of the ocean and the comfortable bed for a few reviving hours of sleep.

We checked out the suite, with a spacious living room and a bedroom that even had a private Jacuzzi! Other perks were the complimentary wifi, free drinks and exclusive access to their beach facing restaurant for a complimentary breakfast.  I certainly could not stop exulting and smirking about how we got all this for Free, thanks to Starwoods fabulous loyalty program.

Had we not got upgraded, I guess, we would have been just as happy seeing that most of the rooms were ocean facing, were beautiful too and that is all that mattered!

Features

The resort was beautiful with a lovely 1000 meters private beach to start with. It had several amenities that included a well-equipped gym, a spa and beauty salon.  It also had a kids club for activities, tennis courts, two large swimming pools, Table tennis, beach volleyboll, and water sport facilities.

Water Sports

The hotel also offered several complimentary water activities to all its guests. These included kayaking, paddle boating, water skiing, wind surfing, glass bottom boat ride, and snorkeling.  Additionally, they also offered other paid services of dolphin and catarmaran (Sailboat) cruises, fishing, discovering islands, private cruises, lessons in water sports etc.

Dining

Dining was sumptuous at Le Meridian with being spoilt for choice in several of its restaurants offering a variety of delicious cuisines ranging from Mediterranean, Indian, and European in distinct settings. The staff told us that this being winter, this was the lean season, and hence we were able to get tables for breakfast and dinner as easily as we did. In summers, the resort is usually more crowded and advance booking necessary at all the restaurants. The restaurants also had a dress code that did not permit shorts and slippers for dinner.

Like all good things come to an end, so did our points and the stay but I am glad, the last we used them was the best we have ever stayed in for a lovely time at Mauritius.

You can know more on this hotel on their website http://www.lemeridien-mauritius.com/.  Rest assured, we had a fabulous experience and I would highly recommend it.

View from Balcony

Infinity poolBreakfast on the beach

Chill by the beach

Resort area

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16 thoughts on “Resort experience and review – Le Meridien, Mauritius

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  2. What a fabulous place to stay!! The view from the balcony is to die for and the white sand and the aqua blue water is pure bliss.

  3. I have a confession to make. I am not really a beach and sand person and Mauritius will probably never figure in my bucket list. BUT. And that is a big but, seeing your pics and the view, I just might change my mind. 🙂

    • Do you think it would be a crime if I just spent the whole time reading and relaxing in Mauritius? And at this resort ?

      • Absolutely the best thing to do. :D. It was hard to pull ourselves away from the resort and do other things just because we went there. Lots of people sit only at the resort and I don’t blame them!

    • :). I’m not one either, but that was before I visited Mauritius! Sitting by the beach with a book is the most relaxing thing ever! Besides, Mauritius has many more things to do.

  4. Stuff that dreams are made of! you have tempted me terribly to stretch my meagre earnings to a peep in to the idyllic land. Excellent images. My favourite is “Chill by the beach” though.

    • True. It was a dream vacation. Give me a beach – beach, a book and some quiet, and it will become the dream again! Chilling was indeed the best part there!

    • Umashankar, you first have to go to England ! 😉

  5. dnambiar11

    Beautiful place, Beautiful pictures.
    Now I’m gonna see if there’s a place around here, where I can have breakfast by the beach. 🙂

    • I don’t know where you stay, but in Mumbai, there is a ‘Cafe by the beach’ on Marine Drive which is very cozy and right on the beach or else, one would have to go to Goa!

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