LUX* Belle Mare

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

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. MONDO specialises in worldwide cuisine, whilst at Amari by Vineet, you can enjoy Indian delights fit for a maharajah.

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Babysitting service
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Wedding
  • Bar

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).

Half Board option: includes breakfast at MONDO and dinner at MONDO or Beach Rouge. Guests receive 30% discount on their food bill at Amari by Vineet and Duck Laundry (with prior reservations).

Full Board option: includes breakfast at MONDO, lunch at Beach Rouge, MONDO or Royce Street, and dinner at MONDO or Beach Rouge. Guests receive 30% discount on their dinner food bill at Amari by Vineet and Duck Laundry (with prior reservations).

All-Inclusive option: includes breakfast at MONDO, lunch at Beach Rouge, MONDO or Royce Street, and dinner at MONDO, or Beach Rouge. Guests receive 30% discount on their dinner food bill at Amari by Vineet and Duck Laundry (with prior reservations). For guests on excursions, a picnic basket can be requested from reception 24-hours in advance. Tea time from Maison LUX* from 7:00am-10:00pm. 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). Homemade ice creams from 11:00am-6:00pm. 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 integrated approach to wellbeing, incorporating holistic and spa treatments.Please call for full details.

Wellness Junior Suites include yoga mat and block, exercise cards, mini bar stocked with healthy snacks*, a consultation with a Wellness Concierge, one in-room relaxing bath, sleep enhancement light, pillow menu, one plant-based smoothie per person per stay, two 45-minute Rejuvenation spa treatments (for a minimum 7 night stay, treatment to be taken between 9:00am-2:00pm), a 20% discount on LUX* ME products, a 20% discount on LUX* ME spa treatments, a 20% discount on Personal Training services, free use of Martone Cycles, one jog/walk session with a coach on the beach.) 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.

The Grand LUX* Suite features a dedicated lounge area, a dining space, partial sea views from a balcony and can sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 teens or 2 children, plus 1 infant.

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 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.

MONDO (all-day dining, flavours from around the world including French, Indian, Mauritius, Italian, and Asian). Amari by Vineet (Michelin star chef, Indian cuisine, open for dinner). Royce Street (Southeast Asian cuisine). Beach Rouge (beach club and restaurant for lunch, dinner, cocktails and tapas). Duck Laundry (contemporary Chinese cuisine, open for dinner). Maison LUX* (café and bar). Aperitivo Bar. Lounge bar. ICI (ice creams parlour).

Regular evening entertainment. 

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). 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 31st December.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic holiday on a beautiful sandy beach 🏝️

May 24, 2024 V T Greater London, United Kingdom

Just returned from wonderful 10 days at LUX and must say it’s one of the nicest hotels we’ve ever been to. It’s located on a beautiful sandy beach and the ground are beautifully maintained.There are always plenty of sun loungers at the beach so no need to get up early. The food is fantastic and Mondo had really good choice of food that was… Read more
Just returned from wonderful 10 days at LUX and must say it’s one of the nicest hotels we’ve ever been to. It’s located on a beautiful sandy beach and the ground are beautifully maintained.There are always plenty of sun loungers at the beach so no need to get up early. The food is fantastic and Mondo had really good choice of food that was constantly refilled.The dessert section was just gorgeous with beautiful looking cakes. The rooms are spacious and kept clean.If I had to pick on one thing for improvement it would be that the bathrooms can do with a bit of freshening up as there were cracked tiles and mould around the grout which is not something you expect to see in a hotel of this kind. What makes this hotel truly special is the people working here,they are all incredibly kind and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Special thanks to Billal and Krissan at the Lux bar who made the best coffee ever and always remembered what our order was. Billal in particular is just great and such a people’s person, he should be promoted to head of customer service. Alisha at reception always smiling and happy to help, and Rohan at the beach who made our last day by getting us some food that wasn’t available on the menu. Overall we had a great stay and would love to return again in future. Thank you LUX team for wonderful holiday. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Immaculate, great facilities, great staff and service, great food and a great spa!

May 24, 2024 295ChrisB295 London, United Kingdom

We had a wonderful time. The vibe in the bar area and restaurants was great, with live music every evening. We especially liked the vibe in Beach Rouge in the evening. The food in resort was a really high standard in every restaurant, we loved Amari, Duck Laundry and Beach Rouge. Everything in the hotel was immaculate, thanks to the recent… Read more
We had a wonderful time. The vibe in the bar area and restaurants was great, with live music every evening. We especially liked the vibe in Beach Rouge in the evening. The food in resort was a really high standard in every restaurant, we loved Amari, Duck Laundry and Beach Rouge. Everything in the hotel was immaculate, thanks to the recent refurb. Service everywhere was great - we didn’t have below par service at all in the resort, we were so impressed. Special mention for staff that went above and beyond everyday - our butlers Kherti and Mahen, Avi on the bar in Mixologist and all of the staff in Amari. The butler service we had here was the best we’ve had anywhere - so attentive but without hassling you. A small detail we loved - they turned up every evening before dinner with canapés and a glass of fizz. The spa has some really different treatments we haven’t seen elsewhere. We loved the floating massage in particular - the most relaxing we’ve had. Read less
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May 23, 2024 AndyD227059 Sunderland, United Kingdom

Outstanding visit at this wonderful resort. The only negative was the weather which was a bit dicey but certainly didn’t diminish the experience. Food was great across the board, as was the room and all the other facilities. However, as pointed out by many others it’s the service that sets this hotel apart. Truly outstanding from the moment we… Read more
Outstanding visit at this wonderful resort. The only negative was the weather which was a bit dicey but certainly didn’t diminish the experience. Food was great across the board, as was the room and all the other facilities. However, as pointed out by many others it’s the service that sets this hotel apart. Truly outstanding from the moment we were greeted to the minute we left. Nothing was too much trouble and they went the extra mile across the board. Apologies for those I’ve missed but I got the names of a few staff members from various sections of the hotel: Nilesh, Bawhoo, Sawan, Vijay, Nitin, Neervan, Harrish, Shawoo, Bhawoo, Ashveena, Yogesh, Vanessa and Avi. Polite, professional and genuinely nice people and great assets to the hotel. Would lot hesitate to recommend - well done Lux Belle Mare Read less
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May 23, 2024 Shane P

Positives: The hotel and beach are lovely. The service is superb. The food is lovely, although I would prefer chicken breast was an option for the curry’s rather than the chicken thigh. The spa is lovely. The rooms were lovely, with big comfy beds and a wonderful shower in the bathroom. The snorkling at the reef was amazing! Negatives: The pool… Read more
Positives: The hotel and beach are lovely. The service is superb. The food is lovely, although I would prefer chicken breast was an option for the curry’s rather than the chicken thigh. The spa is lovely. The rooms were lovely, with big comfy beds and a wonderful shower in the bathroom. The snorkling at the reef was amazing! Negatives: The pool was very cold. Everyone was saying this also. So if you like to use the pool a lot I would go in one of the hotter months as myself and my family were all cold in the pool unfortunately. The holiday cost me a fortune so I was very unhappy about this. I think they need extra heaters in there to accommodate this. Was extremely high winds the whole time we were there(14 nights) so the outdoor cinema was not able to be used and walking in the beach was not overly pleasant as the wind was so strong so I would consider this if you are considering this hotel. Although the hotel is amazing and beach rouge on the beach is stunning. Due to the negative points I made I would not return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing beach based holiday in 5* luxury

May 23, 2024 nickcN8270YL

We have just returned from a wonderful 11 night stay at the Lux Belle Mare. We have been very fortunate to stay in some beautiful hotels in stunning locations around the world but we believe that, on balance, this is the best beach based holiday we have experienced. The hotel is located beside a beautiful sandy beach that is well maintained by… Read more
We have just returned from a wonderful 11 night stay at the Lux Belle Mare. We have been very fortunate to stay in some beautiful hotels in stunning locations around the world but we believe that, on balance, this is the best beach based holiday we have experienced. The hotel is located beside a beautiful sandy beach that is well maintained by the hotel staff. There are plenty of very comfortable sunbeds so it was always possible to get a bed throughout the day. If you don't want to sit in the sun all day, there are plenty of sun shades and palm trees to provide cover. Drink service is quick and convenient with buzzers located on each of the parasols. There are also iced drinking water stations conveniently located to ensure you keep hydrated throughout the day. The pool area was lovely although, as the weather had not been particularly hot, the pool itself was cool. The rooms were spacious and kept spotlessly clean by the housekeeping team. There were plenty of clean towels, bathrobes, slippers etc that you would expect from a resort of this calibre. The food was exceptional. We ate in the Mondo buffet restaurant, the Duck Laundry and Beach Rouge, all were wonderful. The quality of the food in the buffet restaurant was amazing, there was a wide variety of choice and my Wife, who is a vegetarian, could always find plenty of options to choose from. Despite being a buffet the food was always fresh and hot and the desserts and ice cream were amazing. Our meal in the Duck laundry was excellent and well worth a visit. The staff were very helpful and happily adapted dishes from the menu to provide great vegetarian options. Beach rouge was a great spot for lunch serving excellent pizzas, pastas, meat and fish dishes. The view from the restaurant was stunning and the vibe was very relaxed with a DJ providing music. The poolside bar was lovely for pre / post dinner drinks with live music playing and again had stunning views of both the pool and sea. However, the thing that sets this hotel apart is the quality of the service. This is consistently of the highest standard we have encountered, and is equally good in all areas of the hotel. Everyone gave us a warm friendly greeting and did whatever they could to ensure our stay was wonderful. Whilst we did not manage to get the name of eveyone who interacted with us there are a few people whom we would like to mention, Alisha in the reception team, and Soobam, Sawan, Julio, Kamiesh and Vashish in the various restaurants. In addition the tall gentleman with glasses on reception was outstanding, he remembered both our room number and names, no mean feat in a hotel of this size. Thank you. Be aware, the hotel is reasonably remote located in a quieter part of the island and therefore if you wish to explore you will have to take a taxi. Read less