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 at Beach Rouge or Al Fresco (Rolls Royce) and dinner at MIXE, Beach Rouge, Duck Laundry. 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: 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: 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 breakfast at MIXE and dinner at MIXE or Beach Rouge.

Full Board option: includes breakfast at MIXE, lunch at Beach Rouge or Al Fresco (Rolls Royce) and dinner at MIXE or Beach Rouge. 

Wellness Junior Suites 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).

LUX* Suites 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.

Thw Grand LUX* Suite 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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Jul 21, 2021 Thebestoftravel Austria

We visited the Lux Belle Mare a third time in January 2020 (as one cannot select a date older than a year) I am mentioning it this way although January 2021 is displayed. A third unforgettable experience of excellence, hospitality and a standard not yet seen anywhere else although my husband and I do travel quite a bit and tend to opt for the… Read more
We visited the Lux Belle Mare a third time in January 2020 (as one cannot select a date older than a year) I am mentioning it this way although January 2021 is displayed. A third unforgettable experience of excellence, hospitality and a standard not yet seen anywhere else although my husband and I do travel quite a bit and tend to opt for the luxury options whenever we do. This hotel keeps standing out in distinction. We stayed at the hotel at the time of the beginning of the COVID pandemic and appreciated the hygienic and cautious approach of hotel staff. A year and a half of this third visit later, the following memories of this high standard hotel still remain (we have been wanting to write a review for some time but havent gotten round to doing so earlier): 1) the fresh, natural and homemade options at the breakfast and dinner buffets which we have not seen anywhere else. In particular the fresh exotic fruits and juices at breakfast, home made naan bread in a clay oven. Curries and stews that are out of this world and grilled meat options which make grill restaurants pale in comparison. And the desserts are nothing less than michelin star quality. Each one an individual masterpiece of art. And we cant forget the smile of Mr Aktar Jafferally which can light up the whole room. 2) The room service twice a day which elevates this hotel above others. 3) An attentive room division manager Ms Sheila Malloo who really walks the extra mile tirelessly to ensure that guests are comfortable and relaxed. Sheila: How can we say thankyou for all your hard work and ways in which you made us feel special and welcome? We consider you a national treasure! 4) The Lux Coffee: The flat white - unforgettable and in the morning before breakfast the one thing that is worth waking up earlier for. The fresh roast - literally - is a unique experience. 5) the sand that is so soft it feels like playdough under the feet. Bare feet never burn due to its moisture content. We cant wait to travel to this hotel again. We hope to be able to do so in the next months. Then it will be our fourth visit!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding 5* service at the beginning of covid restrictions March 2020

Jun 6, 2021 sherleel Bracknell, United Kingdom

I am a year and a bit overdue writing this review (holiday 12 March to 22 March 2020) but thought I needed to say how appreciative we were at the excellent customer service we received amid the beginning of lockdown restrictions in Mauritius. The hotel manager and all the staff who multitasked in different roles, especially the single operating… Read more
I am a year and a bit overdue writing this review (holiday 12 March to 22 March 2020) but thought I needed to say how appreciative we were at the excellent customer service we received amid the beginning of lockdown restrictions in Mauritius. The hotel manager and all the staff who multitasked in different roles, especially the single operating restaurant, continued to offer a 5* service with the greatest of humility, not once complaining or showing struggle during an unprecedented time. Thank you and well done! Read less
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May 18, 2021 mrnazir_1109

Overall services were fantastic. We enjoyed our 2-nights stay. Rooms were clean, spacious and the beds were super comfy. Prompt responses for housekeeping. Great variety of food. One of the best beaches to relax and enjoy a good swim in the sea. Top-class treatment.
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Apr 13, 2021 Lelouchlefou Port Louis

Excellent stay and amazing staff. Buffets had a wide food variety and food quality was great overall (except for the naans and seafood kebabs which were rather average). The spa was nice as well, although the session was slightly too short but understandable due to high season. What we really liked: - The two-seat tables at Mixte have such a… Read more
Excellent stay and amazing staff. Buffets had a wide food variety and food quality was great overall (except for the naans and seafood kebabs which were rather average). The spa was nice as well, although the session was slightly too short but understandable due to high season. What we really liked: - The two-seat tables at Mixte have such a romantic view, particularly at dinner - The attentiveness of the staff - The bathroom amenities were simply a class above What we disliked: - The cleanliness of the in-room coffee machine was not on point - LUX Belle Mare having only 1 pool meant that the pool area was always quite busy and rarely had any free spots Read less
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Mar 7, 2021 filcheeks

We had a fantastic stay in this beautiful resort, the staff were incredible, very nice and welcoming, willing to go the extra mile to make us feel special. We stayed during Valentine's day and it was simply amazing, the buffet during the dinner was the best either of us had ever had, the owner of the restaurant was very customer service orientated… Read more
We had a fantastic stay in this beautiful resort, the staff were incredible, very nice and welcoming, willing to go the extra mile to make us feel special. We stayed during Valentine's day and it was simply amazing, the buffet during the dinner was the best either of us had ever had, the owner of the restaurant was very customer service orientated and a pleasure to meet. There are many activities that you can do and the place is very clean. Special thanks to Sam at the LUX cafe and the rest of the staff that made our stay a wonderful time. Read less