Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa – Mauritius
Against the dramatic backdrop of the UNESCO site of Le Morne Brabante, sits Paradis Beachcomber on more than three miles of white sand fringing an emerald lagoon. The clue is in the name! Low slung traditional thatched villas are dotted along the shore and around the sprawling four hundred acre peninsula, with the Indian Ocean glittering all around. We love the feeling of space here – you could be on a private island. And it’s a resort packed with things to do.
Whilst the calm azure waters beckon, golfers can indulge in one of the most spectacular courses we have ever seen. In true Mauritian style, welcoming and ever attentive staff make you feel you live here from the moment you arrive. Whether you’re here for a quiet romantic week away, or as a family, Paradis truly is an Indian Ocean haven.
At A Glance
Why We Love It:For its stunning beach, huge array of activities & delicious dining experiences.
Style:Barefoot beach chic.
Location:Set in 400 acres on the Morne Peninsula, against the backdrop of iconic Le Morne mountain, on the south west tip of Mauritius.
Rooms:333 rooms, suites & villas.
Swimming:In one of the pools or in the crystal-clear sea. There is also a children’s pool at the Kids’ Club.
Children:Tropical family playground with complementary Kids Club.
Accessibility:The hotel has rooms & facilities that are wheelchair accessible. Please speak to us for more details.
Open From:All year round.
Price:Weekly price from £3,320 per room.
Cool and spacious, the rooms and suites are simply furnished and decorated in earthy colours, with the focus very much on the view of the ocean. They all have terraces or balconies and exceptionally large bathrooms. We love that every room, suite and villa are oriented out towards the sea and that some have direct beach access.
As guests at Paradis can dine at Dinarobin, the sister hotel on the other side of the marina, making a total of eight restaurants, it’s entirely possible to eat somewhere different each day. Local Creole and Mauritian food is celebrated here, as well as dishes from around the world. Headed up by the exceptionally talented head chef, Jean Christophe Basseau, whose pedigree has been enjoyed by five star resorts around the world, brings his love of fusion cooking to the Indian Ocean.
Le Brabant is open from breakfast through until dinner and is the hub of the resort. Next to the pool and overlooking the ocean, its menu changes daily. Opening up onto the beach, the laid back La Palma serves excellent Mediterranean dishes, and if you love seafood, then head for Blue Marlin, a Mauritian style restaurant, for the catch of the day. To dine at La Ravanne, you take a private launch to its very own jetty. Sitting under thatched huts, you’ll feast on delicious Mauritian cuisine.
Scuba diving or golf? A Spa treatment or a sun lounger? Or maybe swimming with dolphins after hiking up Le Morne? When did decisions become this difficult? Many guests come here for the championship eighteen hole, par seventy-two , golf course. And just along the coast, there are many more. You can play or have lessons with a pro from the Golf Academy, and you can even stop at the 10th hole for a drink at the bar. As you would expect, the water sports here are second to none.
The resort has a fleet of dinghies to sail, as well as kite surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and wakeboarding. There’s also a dive centre and a trip to the reefs should not be missed. The Sports Centre has a fully equipped gym with a personal trainer and there are six floodlit tennis courts. As you would expect, the Spa is glorious. Set between the golf course and the beach, a team of therapists are on hand to tailor create the right treatment for you – you’ll definitely get some tropical relaxation here. If you venture outside the peninsula, the whole island is waiting to be explored. From the wildlife park at Casela to the Tamarin salt flats, and from adventures along the Black River to venturing right into the lush rainforest of the interior – you’ll see a Mauritius you never knew existed.
Paradis Beachcomber ticks every tropical paradise playground box for families, and the resort is brilliantly equipped to cater for all ages. The kids club has its own pool and runs a programme of activities for toddlers to teenagers. Whilst the smaller children go crab hunting and fishing in the lagoon, the older ones might learn to play golf or have a water sports session. Much of the accommodation is designed with families in mind. There’s a babysitting service and freshly pureed food can be ordered for babies. The wide restaurant choice comes complete with children’s menus, so everyone will be happy.
The Beachcomber Resorts are pioneering the way in their approach to the sustainability of their precious environment. By working closely with local producers and suppliers, they are eradicating all single use plastics, from straws to laundry bags and refillable bathroom product dispensers. There are numerous energy and water saving, waste management and biodiversity initiatives and importantly, on a human level, the resorts ensures that local people are employed, trained and developed, thus maintaining the local community.
Morne Peninsula, Mauritius
Set in 400 acres on the Morne Peninsula, against the backdrop of iconic Le Morne mountain, on the south west tip of Mauritius. Fringed by 7km of protected beaches & the largest lagoon on the island.