Le Meridien Ile Maurice

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

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The hotel

A secluded resort with rich heritage and stunning beachfront views that’s ideal for both romantic getaways and fun-filled family trips. If peace and serenity is what you’re after, book a room in the Nirvana wing; a peaceful haven for adults-only, featuring a private pool, bar and intimate beach area. You’ll even receive a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival to toast on the balcony, the perfect way to kick off a relaxing holiday. If you have got the kids in tow, they’ll love the activities on offer at the kids club with water-gun fights, crab hunting and outdoor cinema being just some of what’s on offer. Whilst it will be hard to tear yourself away from the glittering infinity pool, be sure to book one of the many excursions on offer and explore the northern islands and Grand Baie – the concierge will help you to arrange a trip that meets your desires. When you return you’ll have a hard time deciding where to dine for the evening; Paparazzi offers Italian cuisine with the waves lapping against the shoreline just beside you, or you can book yourself a private dining experience on the jetty to celebrate a special occasion (or just because!).

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Babysitting service
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

On the northwest coast of the island, in the heart of Pointe aux Piments, alongside 1km of sandy beach. Transfer time from airport: Approximately 65 mins.

Hotel information

222 rooms and 39 suites, spread along the beach on 3 floors, all with private balconies offering ocean views, air-conditioning, flat screen TV, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, bath robe, and slippers. Junior Suites with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Ocean Sky Junior Suites with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Beach Bliss Junior Suites are located on the first and second floor, just steps away from the sandy beach, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Beachfront Family Suites are located on the ground floor, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Adults-only Nirvana Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Adults-only Nirvana Premium Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Adults-only Nirvana Prestige Rooms with private plunge pool outside, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Nirvana Rooms include complimentary welcome bottle of wine, complimentary fruit plate, complimentary soft and hot drinks from 11:00am-6:00pm in the Nirvana area, and complimentary sunset cocktail.

Royal Suites feature elegant furnishings, a bar, and a dining area, with 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Paparazzi (Beachfront restaurant offering Italian cuisine, open for breakfast for Nirvana guests only, and for lunch, and dinner). Zoli Mamzel (Creole restaurant, open for lunch and dinner). Nomad (International restaurant with 360-degree views of the open kitchen, open for breakfast and dinner). Kumin (Poolside restaurant serving authentic Indian cuisine for dinner). Latitude 20 (open all day, serving a range of drinks from coffee to cocktails). Papaya Bar (main pool bar). Nirvana Pool Bar (adults-only pool bar serving cocktails and small plates). 

3 outdoor swimming pools, one of which is exclusively for the use of guests in Nirvana rooms, and whirlpool. Explore Spa, with a range of treatments available*, sauna, steam room, plunge pool, beauty salon*, and a yoga and relaxation area. 24-hour fitness centre with classes available. Tennis*. Beach games. Table tennis. Volleyball. Non-motorised water sports including kayaking, pedal boats, water-skiing, snorkelling, windsurfing, and sailing. Le Méridien Family Kids Club (4-12 years). Fishing*. Catamaran cruises*. PADI diving centre*. 

Complimentary WiFi access. 24-hour room service. Complimentary self-parking. Concierge. Babysitting service*. Laundry service*.

*Denotes local charge.

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May 27, 2024 KarenD1968 Lydney, United Kingdom

Room Nirvana Romantic Allure on All Inclusive Basis. Beautifully furnished with a large double bed, bedside units and touch pad lighting both sides. Beautiful flower lighting above the bed. Very comfortable mattress and pillows. Desk unit with lamp and drawer/cupboard unit. Mini fridge, refilled daily with soft drinks, wine, beer, water and… Read more
Room Nirvana Romantic Allure on All Inclusive Basis. Beautifully furnished with a large double bed, bedside units and touch pad lighting both sides. Beautiful flower lighting above the bed. Very comfortable mattress and pillows. Desk unit with lamp and drawer/cupboard unit. Mini fridge, refilled daily with soft drinks, wine, beer, water and chocolate bars. Tray above with tea/coffee facilities and pots of nuts and crisps (also replenished daily). There is a night light built into the wall which is a nice touch as it definitely helps with overnight bathroom visits! The bathroom is very large with a wardrobe, shelves, a safe, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, Robes and slippers. There are twin vanity basins with lighted mirrors above and a round shaving mirror. There is also a 3 pin uk socket, ideal for hair drying/curling wands etc. There is a nice selection of amenities and more shelving underneath. The toilet is separate behind a frosted glass door and next to it behind another is a good sized shower with handset as well as rainfall shower head. The bath is a beautiful big roll top with pillar tap and shower handset attachment. It is enclosed by 2 sliding doors which when closed reveals a glass panel wall depicting an ancient map of the world. Our room included a butler service to check us in at the separate Nirvana reception, he also gave us his WhatsApp number to enable us to contact him if needed and also to book our a la carte reservations etc. also shoutout to ANNIZA our housekeeper for making sure our room was spotlessly clean and tidy and doing some beautiful towel art for us to come back to after a lovely day by the pool. Nirvana Pool Area (Adults only pool). Lovely quiet pool area with plenty of loungers and umbrellas, both at the pool and down onto the beach. Pool bar with waiter service for drinks and snacks. Pool is in 2 layers in infinity style with the bottom half having seating/tables that have jacuzzi jets. The pool is on the cool side but in true British fashion we all said “it’s fine once you’re in”! Both drinks and snacks are of excellent quality and all the staff are amazing and can’t do enough for you. Nirvana guests can have an a la carte breakfast at Jade in the mornings which is beautiful (thanks to Meenakshi who looked after us most mornings). Jade is sat on the edge of the beach with amazing views of the Indian Ocean. In the evenings the bar holds “Sundowner” hour where you are offered a special selection of cocktails and some appetisers while watching the amazing sunset, only one word here - stunning! Restaurants. For Dinner we ate at Jade (Asian), Kumin (Indian), Nomad (Buffet) and we had a “Special Meal” at Waves (BBQ Cuisine). Jade - we ate here 3 evenings and had excellent food and service every time. It’s such a lovely atmosphere being so close to the beach, enjoying a lovely meal with the sound of the Indian Ocean lapping at the shore. Kumin - we ate here 1 evening and it was lovely. It was nice to have authentic naan bread and poppadoms. Nomad - Always an excellent selection with a different theme every night (Italian, Surf & Turf etc). But there is also an Indian selection when you go past the main buffet and up the steps into another part of the restaurant. Once we found this we decided not to book Kumin again as we found a good selection of Indian food there. Waves - we only ate here once, which was the evening of our “Special Meal” included with our room booking. The meal was beautiful (you get to choose a menu in advance, either chicken, fish or Vegetarian, we both chose Chicken). You are seated actually on the sand at a beautifully decorated table and even get a printed copy of your menu with your name and the date as a keepsake. The whole area is lit up and has a lovely atmosphere. All the food selection and quality was excellent at all the restaurants. General info. We wanted a quiet restful holiday, but that’s not to say there isn’t anything going on! The middle pool (outside the main building) has a daily activity programme and there are lots of included water sports too. We decided to do the glass bottomed boat, which was fun. We saw some fish, coral and sponges and it was also nice to see the island and hotel from the ocean. There is some style of live music and occasional dancers in the main reception nightly. The hotel is enormous (1km from one end to the other!), but there always golf buggies around to save your legs! There is a well equipped gym, although we didn’t actually use it. Our package included a couples massage, but my husband decided not to partake, so I went on my own and it was amazing! I came out feeling totally relaxed and my skin felt amazing! We also had a photoshoot included in our package, which took about half an hour. The photographer was great and took about 30 photos. We were able to choose 10 free which were emailed to us to download. We also had the chance to buy more if we wanted to. The beach is beautiful but make sure you bring beach shoes as it’s quite rocky in places. The sunsets are breathtaking. We had a room with a balcony facing the beach and ocean, so if we weren’t at the pool bar enjoying the “Sundowner” hour, we were watching the sunsets from our room! The hotel overall is tastefully decorated with modern decor and looks very well maintained. The grounds are beautiful and tropical (keep your eye out for the dwarf mongooses that come out at night and rustle about in the grass, so cute!). The biggest thing I can say about the hotel and Mauritius in general is how lovely and friendly the people are, from management, to bar staff, to gardeners, every single one take the time to greet you and ask how you are enjoying your holiday! They really are some of the friendliest people I have come across. We would definitely return to Mauritius and this hotel. We had an amazing first visit to Mauritius and loved every minute! Read less
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May 26, 2024 Oomesh N

The first holiday after having our baby. I must say we had an amazing holiday. The moment we arrived we were amazed by the staff. The hotel is so beautiful & clean 😍. Would like to mention some of the staff who went to the extra mile. Vidousha at the waves restaurant always with the smile. Chef Chattoo for organising food for our baby. Hevin… Read more
The first holiday after having our baby. I must say we had an amazing holiday. The moment we arrived we were amazed by the staff. The hotel is so beautiful & clean 😍. Would like to mention some of the staff who went to the extra mile. Vidousha at the waves restaurant always with the smile. Chef Chattoo for organising food for our baby. Hevin the beach manager and his team for the great service. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We had an amazing time and due to Hevin and team became so wonderful

May 26, 2024 Khushboo P

The staffs made our stay so precious we really enjoyed it my fiancé is from Bulgaria first time in Mauritius he was so amazed by the service and everything provided by the hotel I wanted to highlight Hevin and his team for his precious time he took to look after us and make sure we are having a wonderful time Hevin you were so amazing we just… Read more
The staffs made our stay so precious we really enjoyed it my fiancé is from Bulgaria first time in Mauritius he was so amazed by the service and everything provided by the hotel I wanted to highlight Hevin and his team for his precious time he took to look after us and make sure we are having a wonderful time Hevin you were so amazing we just want to say thank you so much for everything Read less
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May 25, 2024 Divan K

Amazing destination, amazing staff, amazing everything! We were so happy with everything! Wonderfull wine, best restaurant at Le Meredian in Mauritius. We came here very second night. Vashil was our sommelier, great service and wine. Would recommend
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May 25, 2024 ClaudiaPronk18 St. Moritz, Switzerland

We stayed at Le Meridien Ille Maurice and had a fantastic time. Upon arrival at the lobby the views are spectacular. We also liked the very nice beach and the possibility for water skiing and plenty of other activities. There are also lots of choices for dinner and the team had prepared a table on the beach for our first dinner, a very nice… Read more
We stayed at Le Meridien Ille Maurice and had a fantastic time. Upon arrival at the lobby the views are spectacular. We also liked the very nice beach and the possibility for water skiing and plenty of other activities. There are also lots of choices for dinner and the team had prepared a table on the beach for our first dinner, a very nice touch. Everybody is very friendly and entertaining. Really a great stay. Thank you to the management and team for the great service and care. Read less