Ambre

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

The hotel

In a tropical location, just steps from a beautiful stretch of beach, Ambre offers chic, elegant accommodation in a serene atmosphere. While away lazy days beside the sea or explore underwater in the lagoon, bursting with colourful marine life. There are water sports down at the beach including windsurfing, kayaking and sailing. Daily entertainment takes place around the pool and at night, the pace kicks up a notch with DJs and live music. In a quiet corner of the hotel is the Spa, a soothing retreat with hammam, sauna and Jacuzzi — enjoy a treatment whilst listening to the ocean gently lap the shores. When it comes to dining, you’re spoiled for choice. There’s Indigo with its interactive buffet stations featuring Indian, Chinese and Creole specialities as well as international favourites. Dolce Vita is an authentic Italian-style trattoria, with homemade antipasti, pizzas and grill specialities — or, for a supplement, you can dine at La Plage beach restaurant with its cool feet-in-the-sand attitude. Coral Bar is another favourite meeting place and, if you’ve still energy to spare, there’s a nightclub open until the early hours.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In Palmar, on the east coast of Mauritius. Transfer time from Mauritius International Airport: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Please note that if taking a seat in coach this may be longer depending on how many hotel stops are en route.

Hotel information

297 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, 32” flat-screen TV, telephone, WiFi, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer, iron and board.

Superior Garden Rooms, on the ground, 1st or 2nd floors in the tranquil north wing, with balcony or terrace and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: buffet breakfast at Indigo Restaurant (early morning continental breakfast available). A la carte lunch at Dolce Vita or buffet lunch at Indigo. Buffet dinner at Indigo Restaurant or à la carte dinner at Dolce Vita. Afternoon tea at H&H lounge. Signature cocktail of the day served with hot snacks (6:00pm–7:00pm). Drinks, available by the glass 9:00am–midnight, including local draft beer, a choice of imported wines (red/white/rosé), a selection of local spirits, liqueurs and locally-flavoured rums, cocktail of the day, plus soft drinks, local mineral water and milkshakes. Mini-bar with soft drinks, water, beer and snacks (replenished once per day). Tea and coffee in room. Every friday, discover Mauritian Culture with all day activities, meeting local artists, eat local food, buy local handicraft and taste homemade rum. 'Taste of Mauritius' open every day for lunch, offering typical Mauritius street food. Activities include paddle boats, kayaks, windsurfing, Hobie cats, pedal boats, laser sails, snorkelling, glass-bottom boat trips, plus floodlit tennis (balls*), fitness classes, croquet, table tennis, beach volleyball, and bocce-ball. A variety of evening entertainment, including live music, shows and DJs. 

Please note: All Inclusive is available from the time guests arrive until the time they depart, irrespective of check-in/check-out times. Food and drinks are as per the all inclusive menu card, some items may incur a supplement. 

Superior Sea Facing Rooms, on the ground or 1st floors in a tranquil area at the end of the south wing, with balcony or terrace and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Sea Facing Rooms on the 1st or 2nd floors, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Sea Facing Terrace/Balcony Rooms on the ground or 1st floors, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Beach Rooms on the ground or 1st floors, with ocean view balcony or terrace and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Family Deluxe Suites on the ground or 1st floors (accessible from the corridor or main beach side), have a balcony or terrace with sea view and a separate bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Ambre Suites on the 1st floor (accessible from the corridor or main beach side), have a balcony or terrace with sea views, with a separate bedroom and living area, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

  • Honeymooners: Additional benefits available. Please contact us for more details and for terms and conditions.

  • Early Booking Bonus: Book up to 180 days in advance and receive up to 40% discount off the accommodation cost when staying 07 Jan '20 - 05 Jan '21.

    Discounts have been calculated into prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Honeymooners: Stay 4 nights or more and the 2nd person in the room saves 80% off accommodation costs. Plus receive a bottle of sparkling wine and one complimentary massage per adult per stay (valid on selected dates).

    A wedding or civil partnership certificate no older than 12 months is required at check-in.

Indigo Restaurant (international buffet with gluten free station and fresh juice/healthy corner; open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Dolce Vita (tapenade station, fresh homemade bread display, cold cut station with Italian specialties, wood fired pizza and a dedicated Wine Butler presenting and advising the finest wine selection from ‘La Cave du Directeur’; open for lunch and dinner), La Plage Restaurant (beach bar; open for à la carte lunch and dinner). Ti Bar (cocktails with local spices and herbs), Coral Bar, H&H Bar & Lounge (live karaoke, live matches and international sports), Shakers (themed evenings with local and international DJ and artists). Hospitality Lounge (tea/coffee, seating area, library, TV screen, water dispenser, luggage racks, 4 changing rooms with showers, mini-bar and sea facing terrace). Infinity pool. Goodbye cookies and drinks station on departure. Fitness centre. Spa* with hammam, sauna, Jacuzzi. Water sports including kayaks, sailing, snorkelling, windsurfing and glass bottom boat rides. Aqua gym, water polo, volley polo, basket polo. Big game fishing*, parasailing*, catamaran sailing*, canoeing*, banana ride*, water-skiing*, kite surfing*. 2 floodlit tennis courts (balls*). Aerobics, yoga, bocce ball, beach volleyball, table tennis. Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club*. Shakers Nightclub. Shop. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*. Complimentary WiFi in public areas.

5 nights: all stays over 31 Dec.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Aug 22, 2020 SilviuRosu

The most friendliest staff from the island. Vanessa from Reception did an amazing job and she made us feel wonderful during our 7 nights stay at Ambre. Location is beautiful, the beaches are with thin sand, you can book attractions directly from them, also you have a small shop and a small clinic just in case. They can improve the menu at the… Read more
The most friendliest staff from the island. Vanessa from Reception did an amazing job and she made us feel wonderful during our 7 nights stay at Ambre. Location is beautiful, the beaches are with thin sand, you can book attractions directly from them, also you have a small shop and a small clinic just in case. They can improve the menu at the restaurants, to have a bigger variety of food, but the staff there deserve a lot of appreciation, because of them I will rate Ambre with 5 stars. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A memory I will never forget

Jul 22, 2020 G7322LDannm

This was our honeymoon (Laurie family) and we were not disappointed, as we made some lovely memories We are very sorry that we have taken so long to write this review as our holiday ended just as covid kicked in. We have to say that we felt happy and relaxed throughout our holiday and the staff were friendly and kind and always there to help… Read more
This was our honeymoon (Laurie family) and we were not disappointed, as we made some lovely memories We are very sorry that we have taken so long to write this review as our holiday ended just as covid kicked in. We have to say that we felt happy and relaxed throughout our holiday and the staff were friendly and kind and always there to help from the minute we arrived. Our room was clean and spacious and it has to be said we had a small issue with our room and this was dealt with Immediately and professionally. We had regularly top ups of drinks in our Fridge in our room each day. The beach , pool and activities were well manned and staff checked we was happy and it needed drinks. I enjoyed the Sport centre which offered all activities , I loved the yoga as the sun rose and water aerobics. Ambre food was very varied and had a good choice , breakfast was really special and so fresh and enjoyable. Each night there was some entertainment to look forward to and we could relax and watch some dancing singing or a band . We really enjoyed the quiet corner of the spa and we adored the treatments. We must thank in particular raiksha (sorry If we spelt this wrong ) she was sweet, funny , kind and had a good sense of humour. I must salute this hotel for how they dealt with covid , as they remained professional and had a smile on their face even when we knew that things were changing in the world. They were quick to move guests to protect us all and keep tourists together in one hotel Thank you sooo much Ambre we missed some tours did to covid, but we will return to see you in a heart beat . ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Too short a time spent at the Ambre

Jun 11, 2020 IanL3076

Arrived at the Ambre , first thing that I noticed was this huge pool and outlook to the sea. The walk to the room was like paradise , people relaxing and soaking up the sun around the pool, past the bar area of which there is a few , through lush vegetation , pasted the TI-Bar and folk playing a game of volleyball. Very well positioned near the… Read more
Arrived at the Ambre , first thing that I noticed was this huge pool and outlook to the sea. The walk to the room was like paradise , people relaxing and soaking up the sun around the pool, past the bar area of which there is a few , through lush vegetation , pasted the TI-Bar and folk playing a game of volleyball. Very well positioned near the bar. The room was ground floor and about 30 meters to the beach and water. It was spacious , with a large shower . Very simple layout if I can that , suited us , to give us the beach feel and not worry about sand or wet costume on the floor. Very comfortable bed. Bar fridge which was stocked everyday if you on the full package. Must say it was something we did not raid very often as we were not in the room during the day. A choice of restaurants to have lunch or dinner. Depends on what you want. We did a round robin everyday trying them out and to be honest was not hungry at lunch after late breakfast. You could relax at various points, should you want to use the cocoon, it comes with a surcharge for the day. Drinks served all day at the waterside. Lovely long walks along the beach and beautiful sunrises to see. Great venue for those wanting to take their vows. 5 weddings while we were there. Cake , music the works. Dinner very intimate on the beach or at the pool area , there is a special place to dine , likewise the seafood restaurant was very popular. Afternoon tea was served , did it a few times , however gave it a miss due to just had lunch and tried to watch the weight. Um not with the various of cocktails around. Certainly would suggest you pay a little extra and go for the full package . Once you there, the holiday starts and no need to worry about the wallet or the bill at the end of the dream holiday. For those wanting the SPA , right there and golf players, excellent golf course to play on. Those who enjoy activities , every day the hotel puts on various exercises you can join in or none sport like designing fruit and vegetable. Great area for safe sailing or two man canoe boats. There is a glass boat to go to the reef and see the fish. Walk or cycle to the village or talk a walk along the beach and swim while on your way to the village and its shops. As we hit the virus, the hotel was excellent in taking the precautions and having hand sanitizer everywhere. The staff were great and friendly. Best for us, it was ADULT only . No children which is great as adults can let their hair down and relax and have fun. Tip - before you go get aqua shoes , not a must but does help if you walk a lot and go into the walk along the coastline. Excellent Wi FI all around the resort . Thank you World Leisure Holidays for arranging everything and making it a very memorable 60th birthday . Negative side ? TOO SHORT A STAY. 5 days was too short. Read less
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Apr 21, 2020 Charlotte52-83 Saint-Tropez, France

Thank you for this amazing stay! Thanks a lot for the upgrade and the welcome amenities. Incredible view. Perfect spot! Dolce vita restaurant is a must go! Food is delicious and staff is very dedicated to service. Nice and attentive staff from reception, restaurant and housekeeping. Great place to stay and live the Mauritian experience.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating PERFECT HONEYMOON

Apr 12, 2020 jodiec895

First of all do yourself a favour, and DON’T read the terrible reviews on here! (I did and it scared me a little) after just getting back from the most amazing honeymoon I don’t have a bad word to say! We arrived after a night flight and was taken to an air conned bar for a refreshing drink and a cold flannel we were checked in, we were gifted a… Read more
First of all do yourself a favour, and DON’T read the terrible reviews on here! (I did and it scared me a little) after just getting back from the most amazing honeymoon I don’t have a bad word to say! We arrived after a night flight and was taken to an air conned bar for a refreshing drink and a cold flannel we were checked in, we were gifted a honeymoon meal at their beach restaurant so we’re asked to fill out a menu then we were taken to our room being informed of things about the hotel on our way!! We got to the room with gifts on the bed and a bottle of bubbly! So big thanks to the reception team! (And also guest services! They went out of their way at each request and it was never any bother! The food at the Italian was incredible! Recommend the pizza at lunch and there for an evening meal when you fancy a 3 course meal!! (Book at breakfast!) Buffet food was good each morning they had everything to offer! Lunch was great! Again everything to offer! Evenings were different themed each night, a lot of people moaned about the food as there’s a lot of curry but come on, you’re in a country who eat curry! Food at the beach restaurant was lovely! We enjoyed the Indian Ocean fish platter! Staff there were also really lovely and looked after us well! Throughout the whole stay the stay was amazing and we’d like to say a big thank you to all of the ones we had the pleasure of spending 10 days with: Kenny @ breakfast! He made me the most amazing iced coffee on my first morning! And continued to go out of his way to say good morning to us even though we weren’t sat in his area! Ali and Ashvin on the bar! Kishan @ the Italian restaurant! Who looked after us several times at lunch!! This guy is a credit to the hotel! Nedeem at the Italian who went out of his way at the on our last day! It was quite busy due to lots of rain but he kept our beers topped up!! Ram, who was our housekeeper! This guy was always happy! Greeted you with the warmest welcome day in, day out! He made our room up different each day with different flowers!! Also Chris on the beach, selling the 5 island boat trips, if you do anything durning your stay BOOK THIS! The day was the best day of our holiday!! We were taken out on a speedboat and got to feed monkeys, see a waterfall, 5 different islands (obviously!) with a fab lunch on the beach! We drank our monies worth in ‘coffee’ the best Mauritian RUM!! so that alone was worth the price of this trip! We met some lovely friends on this boat trip who also made the stay incredible! Read less