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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating 10 year anniversary & engagement

Jul 7, 2020 coreyhircock

To put simply, this hotel and chain should be on everyone’s bucket list. We were blown away of the staffs hospitality from the moment we arrived to the lovely little hamper they supplied for our departure. The hotel itself is so picturesque with a phenomenal beach you can peacefully unwind on. The food! My god, was sensational! A little… Read more
To put simply, this hotel and chain should be on everyone’s bucket list. We were blown away of the staffs hospitality from the moment we arrived to the lovely little hamper they supplied for our departure. The hotel itself is so picturesque with a phenomenal beach you can peacefully unwind on. The food! My god, was sensational! A little tip, if you’re not big eaters, don’t worry about upgrading to all inclusive, you’ll be blown away by the spread they put out at breakfast which kept us fall until the evening. We would often only get a main at dinner because despite the price being high, they were generous servings. I personally would like to thank staff member Kay for organising my engagement in true style. Thank you Kay, it went down a treat and is greatly appreciated! Read less
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Jul 4, 2020 vfv51 Campinas, SP

Lux Belle Mare was one of the best hotels we’ve ever been to. The hospitality was amazing, and the employees were very gentle. The room was super confortable, and the views are just breathtaking. I would like to send a special thanks to the hostess Satya who was super nice to us. And also the waiter Ravi in the Indian restaurant who was just… Read more
Lux Belle Mare was one of the best hotels we’ve ever been to. The hospitality was amazing, and the employees were very gentle. The room was super confortable, and the views are just breathtaking. I would like to send a special thanks to the hostess Satya who was super nice to us. And also the waiter Ravi in the Indian restaurant who was just spectacular. Thank you guys for making our honey moon so special! Can’t wait to visit again! Read less
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Jun 20, 2020 nicolaossai

Absolutely loved this place.. From when we arrived to when we left nothing was to much .. The staff are absolutely brilliant.. It was so great we were planning our next visit back to the hotel before we left. The food was tasty especially loved the restaurant on the beach front. They put on special nights which really added to your experience..… Read more
Absolutely loved this place.. From when we arrived to when we left nothing was to much .. The staff are absolutely brilliant.. It was so great we were planning our next visit back to the hotel before we left. The food was tasty especially loved the restaurant on the beach front. They put on special nights which really added to your experience.. I would definitely recommend going all inclusive..also there are Villas which are absolutely beautiful, however we had a king room which was just as beautiful, But next time we will look to get a villa . The staff were absolutely amazing,, l would love to thank them all and wished l had taken names,, Jennifer welcomed us on our first day and continued to be excellent our whole stay..The general managers and conceige were amazing and helped us at every step Also the hotel taxi service is perfect. The driver would stay with us all day on our outings.. on one day we went to 3 separate locations.. that was special and for a extremely great price. This was for our honey moon and we had the most special time and MOST definitely will be back.. Needless to say Mauritius is absolute beautiful country with beautiful people.. If you get the opportunity l recommend going to the open markets, quad biking, taking a boat trip to neighbouring islands.. A I would highly recommend this hotel THANK YOU LUX BELL MARE for making our visit great Read less
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May 25, 2020 U7968OAchrisd Bruges, Belgium

My fiance and I stayed at the Lux Belle Mare in the first week of March. Little did we know how Covid 19 would impact later and count ourselves lucky to have been able to safely travel. The hotel itself is set on lush tropical gardens and directly on an amazing white sandy beach. There is a lagoon sectioned off for safe swimming and the water is… Read more
My fiance and I stayed at the Lux Belle Mare in the first week of March. Little did we know how Covid 19 would impact later and count ourselves lucky to have been able to safely travel. The hotel itself is set on lush tropical gardens and directly on an amazing white sandy beach. There is a lagoon sectioned off for safe swimming and the water is warm, still and glorious. Private Sun beds are provided with towels daily, private bar service and option for family or adults only parts tongue beach. The pool is huge again with many sun beds but we stayed by the beach daily. The rooms are very well equipped, extremely comfortable and we stayed in a block very close to the adults only beach. The Minibar is restocked daily and included. great size, private patio , the bathroom was huge and the complimentary shower gels, shampoo etc were of a very high quality. The buffet for breakfast and dinner is extensively stocked, well presented and each night there is a theme. The hotel wine which they buy in from South Africa is very good but there are options to go to luxury levels if you wish. We found all the branded drinks we needed plus cocktails within the All Inclusice package. Would recommend the wine tasting one hour for free in their cellar. All the other restaurants were exceptionally good whether it be the beach restaurant (Beach Rouge), the Chinese (Duck Laundry), Mixe which was the bar restaurant, we didn't go to the Indian restaurant (Amari) as we decided the range of Indian cuisine in the buffet was all we needed. The staff are so friendly and helpful. They are extremely responsive. We hired a car to explore the Island and asked for a picnic which came in a giant cool box, fully iced up and it lasted all day. The next day we took a boat trip and asked if we could have a smaller picnic and they delivered a perfectly wrapped small breakfast and lunch mix. We had friendly chats with so many people that I can't recall their names but all were outstanding. We can also recommend the Spa with an amazing outdoor hot pool and their treatment list was extensive. There is actually so much we didn't use becuase we were so relaxed. Missing areas we didn't go to were the eco friendly workshop, the tea room, the coffee lounges, tennis courts, sports room and watersports. So much so little time. We did have one luxury, to celebrate our engagement, we had a dinner on the beach. I had emailed the hotel before we left to understand the options. On arrival I sought out the planning team and we discussed my options I wanted. Kay took me through everything , the best date and back up options. The weather was quite changeable in the week we stayed and we had some rain so in the end they set up a Pergola just off the beach and we had a 5 course celebration dinner. Outstanding sea food, scallops, giant prawns, lobster, then all the red meat you can imagine. All prepared by a private chef and butler. There were fresh petals on the floor, and a bottle of champagne to help things along! A really special evening. Kay helped make it perfect. We love belle mare and have been to the area twice. But the luxury of the Lux is unbeatable. Thoroughly recommend. Thanks for a lovely stay. Read less
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May 3, 2020 Ace28065 London, United Kingdom

My wife and I visited in September 2019 and we still dream of this resort. Everything from the welcome, the bar service, the resturant service, the reception staff, management, housekeeping, etc is JUST DIVINE. The service at this hotel cannot be under estimated. Very few places in the world reach this level. In fact I can think of only 3 out of… Read more
My wife and I visited in September 2019 and we still dream of this resort. Everything from the welcome, the bar service, the resturant service, the reception staff, management, housekeeping, etc is JUST DIVINE. The service at this hotel cannot be under estimated. Very few places in the world reach this level. In fact I can think of only 3 out of all the hotels I have been too! We have stayed at a lot of excellent or extremely good hotels and as you can see we have written over a 1000 reviews - I can still honestly say this is THE BEST for service that I have ever experienced. The staff are genuine and kind - their memory and ability to share that information is 2nd of none. For example: Staff you have not met or interacted with know what tea or coffe you like. If you have a special local drink made - they remember that the next day! Special porriage same Special eggs same The only other hotel that got close to this level of service was the Burj al Arab and that is a 7 star. More than this the staff will chat to you - they care about you and your needs/desires. They will make your holiday all the more special. The room we had was upgraded on arrival - it was a lovely spacious villa with a large shower and a bath. It was tastefully decorated and met our needs. The resturants are all amazing - They even do a special dinner for your anniversary which I will post up the reviews of each resturant that we tried in their own section. Half board is must - though the breakfast is HUGE and to die for. During the day you can buy snacks if needed or even full meals. We never found the need for 3 full/massive meals a day, often lunch was a piece of fruit or a cake/snack. The gardens and pool area are also well kept and lovely to stroll around day or night. I have already recommended this resort to so many people and a few have booked so I hope they have the same WONDERFUL experience we did. There are itterally no faults on the service here and I would say that is 7 star. The property itself is definitely a 5 star. We absolutely have to return to a LUX* soon - if not this one then one of the many others. Truely one of the best hotels I have stayed in period and we have travelled and reviewed hotels all over the world. Any questions let me know. Read less