Le Paradis Hotel Mauritius
Le Paradis is located on the “Le Morne” peninsula which is on the south west cost of Mauritius. It’s the type of hotel which does cost a bit more than the usual hotel but you are certainly treated like royalty. I would recommend it to any family to give it a go, we’re going back for sure.
In 2008 we stayed at the hotel Le Paradis. It came highly recommended from a friend of ours and it had great reviews on the internet. It is part of the Beachcomber hotel chain which have several hotels located in prime positions in places like Goa, Mauritius and the Seychelles.
The hotel foyer was absolutely fantastic with cedar wood pillars, beautiful indoor ponds and palm trees everywhere, it was almost a reception area inside yet outside. There was also an old brass telescope pointing up to the skies to allow you to do a bit of star gazing. The foyer also had some designer shops located in it.
We stayed in one of the private villas which stretched along a sandy beach, we were about 100 yards from the sea which stretched out as far as you could see. The villa offered us everything we wanted and more, plasma tv’s, playstation for the kids, indoor and outdoor showers, beautiful patio and three bedrooms furnished to a very high standard. Our en-suite bathroom had original stone walls and there was granite everywhere in all bathrooms.
We also had our very own golf cart to get around the hotel complex on and we had a private villa maid to cook for us and clean up. Absolutely everything was catered for, we woke up to a table full of breakfast, from bacon and eggs to all kinds of fruit. We use to have our breakfast outside on the patio overlooking the sea which was very shallow quite a long way out and was crystal clear.
We use to go down to the hotel pool during the day which had to be seen to be believed. Surrounded by palm trees and solid cedar wood pool loungers with waiters catering for your every need. We asked for a bowl of nuts one day and they returned with a large thick rough cut glass container with every kind of nut in it you could possibly think of. The bar was right next to the pool which served all kinds of beers, wines and cocktails as well as freshly made crepes with any kind of filling you wanted.
On an evening we ate at the hotel restaurant which was partly inside and partly outside. It was a self service restaurant which served anything from all kinds of locally caught fish, steak to lobster and pasta. the self service area was massive and I guess it had to be to fit in all of the different choices on offer every night. The desserts were to die for and so magnificently made with so much care.