LUX* Belle Mare & Villas

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

The hotel

After a makeover by London designer Kelly Hoppen, this hotel is the epitome of cool, occupying a dream location overlooking a pristine stretch of beach washed by sparkling azure waters. It’s also home to one of the island’s largest swimming pools, take a dip or treat yourself to a fresh, low-fat ice cream packed with island fruits from the 'ici' vendors. You'll also find some quirky LUX* touches, such as their own blend of coffee roasted on site, a pop-up restaurant and the beach cinema. LUX* Belle Mare offers a range of suites & private villas to tempt you, all beautifully designed. Upgrade to a Pool View Junior Suite overlooking the swimming pool or to a Romantic Junior Suite for a quieter location. For a really special occasion, the Honeymoon Suite is nothing short of sublime or if you’re travelling with the children the Family Suites are very spacious. It’s the little touches here that make all the difference, a British red phone box, for example, a novel way to call home! Exciting amenities include an impressive list of water sports with probably something new to try every day of your holiday. As for restaurants, you’ve several to choose from. MIXE specialises in worldwide cuisine, whilst at Amari by Vineet, you can enjoy Indian delights fit for a maharajah.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

In the seaside village of Belle Mare 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

174 suites and 12 private villas with pools. All with air-conditioning, 48" flat-screen TV, media system, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, mini-bar*, Café LUX* coffee maker, tea-making facilities, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, bathrobes and slippers. Junior Suites are elegant, with large bathroom with double wash basins, 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and either 2 children (under 12) or 1 teen (aged 12–17).

All Inclusive option: includes breakfast at MIXE, lunch and buffet or à la carte dinner at any restaurant (excluding Amari by Vineet). For guests on excursions, a picnic basket can be requested from reception 24-hours in advance. Afternoon tea served at Café LUX. A selection of drinks including beers, wines, cocktails and spirits, soft drinks, juices, mineral water, tea and coffee. Drinks included in all restaurants and bars except Tea House. Bar service until 12:00am. Mini-bar (water, juices, soft drinks and beers, replenished once a day). Beach service and poolside service. Yoga & stretching classes, access to sauna, steam room, plunge pool and spa garden (reservations required, subject to availability, adults only). Water-skiing, glass-bottom boat trips, snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaks, pedal boats, small catamarans, mini-sailing, as per weather and tide conditions. Unlimited access to the gym, floodlit tennis courts (balls*, rackets provided), table tennis, bocce balls, beach volleyball. Live music shows and Mauritian dance shows. 

Please note: All Inclusive is available from the time of arrival at the hotel to the time of departure. The hotel reserves the right to close up to two restaurants throughout the year. 

LUX* It Up option: (available from 6 Jan '19) can be added to any board basis and includes a full-day excursion to Ile des Deux Cocos, a choice of two ‘Must Do’ experiences, 3 wellness treatments and 4 gourmet experiences. Please call for full details. 

LUX* Me Spa option: (available from 6 Jan '19) can be added to any board basis and is an integrated approach to wellbeing, incorporating holistic and spa treatments. Please call for full details. 

Half Board option: includes buffet breakfast at MIXE and buffet dinner at MIXE or à la carte dinner at Beach Rouge.

Full Board option: includes buffet breakfast at MIXE, à la carte lunch at K Bar or R&R food truck, and either buffet dinner at MIXE or à la carte dinner at Beach Rouge.

Wellness Junior Suites (available for stays from 6 Jan ’19) are in the adults-only section and include: yoga mat and blocks, exercise cards, wellness mini-bar, one relaxing bath and one romantic Mauritian bath per stay, 50% discount on your first two 60-minute spa treatments (9:00am–2:00pm), 20% discount on LUX* Me retails, one 60-minute personal training session per stay, private consultation with wellness concierge, personalised itinerary and fitness program, plus home care tips. Minimum 5-night stay applies. Rooms sleep maximum 2 adults.

Junior Suites Pool View overlook the swimming pool, with 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and either 2 children  or 1 teen (aged 12–17).

Junior Suites Beach View overlook the lagoon with 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and either 2 children or 1 teen (aged 12–17).

Honeymoon Suites (known as LUX* Suites from 6 Jan ’19) have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Ocean Suites are larger than Junior Suites and have an Ocean-facing terrace, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The LUX* Suite (known as the Grand LUX* Suite from 6 Jan ’19) is much larger, with lounge and dining area, rooftop terrace and 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 1 teen (aged 12-17).

Family Suites are interconnecting Junior Suites with 1 king-size bed, 2 single beds and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults and either 4 children or 2 teens (aged 12–17) or 2 adults and 4 teens (aged 12–17) or 6 children (under 12).

12 private villas each with their own private garden, heated pool, 24-hour butler service and a gazebo. Ocean Villas offer luxury, privacy and comfort. Beachfront Villas are situated on the beach with a private garden and an unmatched location. All have 1 king-size bed and sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child. Prestige Villas have 2 bedrooms and a large heated pool with a beautiful patio, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child/teen or 2 adults and 3 children/teens.

Romantic Junior Suites (available for stays until 5 Jan ’19) are located in the quiet part of the resort overlooking the beautiful Koi fish pond, offering a sense of calm and relaxation, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

MIXE (international buffet restaurant, open for breakfast and dinner), Duck Laundry (contemporary Chinese cuisine, open for dinner), Beach Rouge Restaurant and Lounge (beachside lunch, dinner, cocktails and tapas), Amari by Vineet (Michelin star chef, Indian cuisine, open for dinner). Gourmet Food Truck (Latin American flavours). Mari Kontan rum bar, K-Bar and micro-brewery, IM-A-GIN gin and cocktail bar. Café LUX* (coffee roasted on site), ICI (ice creams and sorbets), The Tea House. Swimming pool with separate kids area. LUX* Me Spa and Fitness* with sauna, steam room, chilled plunge pool, Jacuzzi, relaxation room and gardens. Complimentary windsurfing, pedal boats, kayaking, aqua gym, mini sails, snorkelling, glass–bottom boat and water-skiing. Scuba–diving* and deep-sea fishing*. 2 floodlit tennis courts (lessons* and balls*). Bicycles* and group bike tours twice per week* (Trou D'eau Douce and Flacq Village). PLAY kids club (3-11 years). Studio 17 (12-17 years). Regular evening entertainment. Excursions* and activities*, including boat trips, island tours and undersea walks. Babysitting* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour room service*.

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

3 nights for stays including 31 Dec.

*Denotes local charge.

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Jan 20, 2020 102RichardS London, England, United Kingdom

The hotel was fantastic. Lovely villa, great food and lots for kids. We had a butler called Sandhu and he was so friendly and helpful. He helped make our experience fantastic. The staff were all very friendly and well trained but Sandhu was particularly good.
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Jan 17, 2020 konstantinkoliev

A lovely hotel in a charming location, with a very friendly and trained staff. Super comfortable villas. Thanks everyone. Special thanks to manager Ulyana😁 👍, villa manager Suren Maudhoo and sommelier Omar. We will definitely get back to you👋! Konstantin Koliev
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Jan 15, 2020 Steve C London, United Kingdom

We returned from an amazing 12 days at the LUX Belle Mare at the end of Nov……. rarely do reviews - but just have to share what the LUX has to offer….. The resort is stunning – great pool, set in beautiful landscaped gardens, nestled against an amazing powder white sand beach. The resort blends seamlessly into a gorgeous part of Mauritius. The… Read more
We returned from an amazing 12 days at the LUX Belle Mare at the end of Nov……. rarely do reviews - but just have to share what the LUX has to offer….. The resort is stunning – great pool, set in beautiful landscaped gardens, nestled against an amazing powder white sand beach. The resort blends seamlessly into a gorgeous part of Mauritius. The layout just flows whichever direction you find yourself wandering through. The whole experience is enhanced by a friendly staff & management team who continuously strive to ensure you have everything you need to enjoy such an amazing setting. In terms of getting to grips with the place the LUX App has all the info you need to for activities & restaurants & is backed up by the messaging service to the team for anything else….. Stayed in a villa – absolutely stunning space, own private heated pool with rear entrance down a short stroll onto a private area of the beach. The service from Mahan, Rao, Kishan was first class. Kishan takes amazing are of you at the beach and ensures everyday meets all expectations & goes out of his way - from treats during the day, to the surprise evening drinks & canopes on the beach – we have to thank Suren & the villa team for making our stay for our 50th so special. The guest service manager, Jennifer, is a star. She really listens to any issues/concerns & understands how to make you feel welcome. Thanks for all your help & especially for the anniversary meal on the beach – just magical….. The beach is lovely – most water sports are all also included in the price - the snorkelling is great, just a 10 min hop on the glass bottom boat. Leaning to sail was a highlight of the trip - thanks Genovan for your patience (especially as we did require rescuing on our first solo flight 😉) Also, our failing to be able to water ski was a source of entertainment for the beach team :0 - but still a great opportunity to learn & the team offer amazing encouragement. (Thanks Chris) Horse riding on the beach was amazing….. Beach Rouge – everything about this place works - right on the beachfront, best described as a Balearic bar/restaurant – great view/great music/great food – day & night. Food Truck – just off the beach – great place for lunch snacks/beer/cocktails K Bar – night entertainment was good, different entertainment each night - get the bar staff to get creative with the cocktails (see picture.) Rum bar – amazing quality of rums & staff will talk you through them all Spa – lovely place, very relaxing with great facilities….. Amari (Indian) – fantastic service & food of the highest quality, very welcoming…. Duck Laundry - my daughter lists it as ‘ the best Chinese in the world’ – lovely food, definitely try the ribs…. Thank you to all at LUX Belle Mare for an amazing holiday, at an amazing hotel with fantastic staff….. Suren – we checked out your 2 bedroom villa as we left, looks stunning, will be in touch to discuss our return visit…… there will be more of us…… 😊 Steve C Read less
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Jan 14, 2020 francine e Montpellier, France

8th stay at LBM. The moment our taxi stopped before the beautiful gate Isabel’s welcoming smile made us feel at home already. Unfortunately, on account of cyclonic weather conditions affecting Mauritius we had lost one whole day at Réunion island and were so tired. But we immediately forgot all about our misfortune. Thanks to Antoine (so dynamic… Read more
8th stay at LBM. The moment our taxi stopped before the beautiful gate Isabel’s welcoming smile made us feel at home already. Unfortunately, on account of cyclonic weather conditions affecting Mauritius we had lost one whole day at Réunion island and were so tired. But we immediately forgot all about our misfortune. Thanks to Antoine (so dynamic and extremely responsive) who did his best to book us a room at such a peak period, we were lucky to celebrate for the 1st time a New Year’s eve at LBM: which is a really worthwhile experience. In spite of the weather upsetting all their plans, they managed to organize a stunning celebration consisting of a gorgeous gala dinner buffet. The dining room had been specially arrayed for the occasion with stylish & brilliantly decorated tables. It was all beauty and profusion (different corners serving lobsters, giant prawns and other sea food, foie gras, so exquisite pan-fried foie gras…, all sorts of cheese and charcuterie…, exotic fruits…): REALLY SPECTACULAR! LBM started off 2020 by an explosion of fireworks illuminating the Belle Mare sky and beach followed by dancing. Congratulations to all for this unforgettable night! The rest of our stay we were greeted by the same extraordinary staff: the gentle and caring Sheila remains for us the example of relationship-oriented management with a lot of commitment in the organization and Jennifer the fairy who knows how to make guest’s feel at ease. The friendly atmosphere at the MIXE really generates a ‘being-at-home’ feeling: Vick would always go out of his way to please; Doorgha still joking even in a rush; Chica, Joyce, Prya, Rati, Rekha and Rosino (the pancake expert) ever smiling even after long rush hours. And we shall not forget the delicate and beautifully presented samosas Rendhir did specially for us. We also want to thank once again the staff at the K-Bar for their nice and attentive presence: Sanjeev, Vijaye, Vick…and Oliver who never hesitated to cross the way to ‘Mari Kontan’ under the rain to bring us divine mojitos. We keep being astonished by Ravin’s (and Ramesh’s) capacity to see at a glimpse ‘what’s going wrong’ at such and such table and to react accordingly! Finally, Lux Belle Mare is a huge enterprise whose director Ashish Modak deserves admiration. Our New Year wish for our favorite holiday resort is to succeed in maintaining its excellent standards through the training of a junior staff as receptive and motivated as the fully experienced one. May the magic side of LBM stay for years to come! Read less
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Jan 14, 2020 mrsnicolanoel London, United Kingdom

We had a wonderful Jan break with our 7 month baby to Lux Belle Mar. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The rooms were spacious, the food was delicious and the facilities were excellent. We ate at all the restaurants, loads of choice and really high standard at the buffet. We did all inclusive which was expensive but everything we needed… Read more
We had a wonderful Jan break with our 7 month baby to Lux Belle Mar. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The rooms were spacious, the food was delicious and the facilities were excellent. We ate at all the restaurants, loads of choice and really high standard at the buffet. We did all inclusive which was expensive but everything we needed was included and meant we didn’t think about anything all week. Selim makes excellent coffees and chef Ravi made a real effort to cater for gluten free. I would say definitely more one for families. We’ve been to lux grand gaube too and it was better as a couple I think. An excellent trip Read less