This house exceeded all of our expectations!
Let's start with the location... The house couldn't be closer to the beach! From the turquoise ocean to the white beach It was just awesome. Plenty of hotels to visit and big shops (for groceries and everything we could ask for from Super U or Winners) and local markets only a ten minute drive away. It is only an hour from the airport (with a little traffic) and it is really important to me to note that everything was organised before we arrived - from taxi transfers (with the amazing Ravi*) to an initial grocery shop and food for the first day!
As it was the end of the Mauritian winter, there were a couple of windy and rainy days. That didn't put a dent in the holiday at all and that is all thanks to how well the space is used and how well equipped the house is (the stove ,and possibly all appliances, have been updated from some of the photos. From the Samsung induction hob to the large, wall mounted HDTV we couldn't have asked for more.)
We have promised each other that we will be back and I couldn't see us looking anywhere else.
*Ravi needs a whole review by himself! We learned so much about the Island thanks to him. He never failed to make us smile. Thank you so much Ravi!
The home was perfect for our family. Everything was as advertised and there was no surprises! It was very windy but that was why I came to the East Coast in July, and I was able to Kitesurf every day at nearby Palmar.
We had a great time in the beach house which is perfectly situated between some incredible resorts and on a lovely beach. The kids did parasailing, dough-nutting, and 'sea-walking'. The sea is a lovely temperature to swim in. Note the snorkelling is only good away from the beach i.e. towards the outer reef. Make sure you BYO snorkels as the resorts do not rent these out to non-guests.
Ouma the housekeeper keeps the house perfectly clean and we really enjoyed her coming every day. She is lovely.
The Beach Rouge restaurant at the Lux Hotel (nearby and on the beach) was an ideal place for a meal for our family. The coffee bar there is also great.
We preferred to have our own car. It was easy for us to drive on our own and do our own exploring.
I'd encourage anyone to get out and walk around Central Flacq. What an interesting place!
We found the coastal roads much more interesting than the inland ones (also terrible traffic inland).
We left on a public holiday and the Hindu festivals were an added bonus on the way to the airport!
Louise is a great host with a wealth of information - she is almost spot on with her advice.
A calm and beautiful scenic place to visit where you can be close too nature. Best season to visit is may...
This is such a beautiful beach villa that I really didn’t want the holiday to end, everything described in the listing is real. Yes you really can have a slice of the Indian ocean virtually on your doorstep every morning!
The house is so well equipped, there really isn’t anything that hasn’t been thought of. We were a party of 6 and the house really didn’t feel small at all. We didn’t use the bedroom in the roof as like it states there’s a ladder to get up there, but this room does have some lovely views. With the outdoor patio to the front and covered eating area to the side of the house there is so much living space. The swimming pool is massive and very close to the house, which was perfect having children who we needed to keep an eye on.
As Louise had said Ravi would be your Mauritian friend and he certainly was, we used him for airport transfers, shopping trips, car hire, a trip over to ill aux cerfs and most importantly beer deliveries! We found him very friendly and very reasonably priced!
Sanjay delivered bread each morning and Ouma came in virtually every day (except Sundays) and made the beds and cleaned the floors.
We had home cooked food delivered, on the first night, cooked by Ravi’s wife, this was delicious. We also used Shoba the cook for a classic creole fish dish, which was also good. We ate out in Belle Mare one evening at the Vicky Restaurant (food was great but surroundings a little drab), we also ate several times at Seasons Restaurant & Bar just down the road on the opposite side to the Thallassa Villas. The food here was fantastic and a lovely setting. We also found a home delivery menu in the house and ordered in, this too was very tasty and great value! The rest of the time we just had BBQ’s and enjoyed the lovely location.
This house is in a truly amazing location right on the beach with breath taking views of white sand and crystal clear waters, if like us you don’t really like staying in an all inclusive resort this place is just perfect. Thank you to Louise for sharing this unbelievably wonderful beach house and thank you to Ravi, Ouma and Sanjey for making our stay an unforgettable family holiday! Hopefully we’ll return again x