Merville Beach - Grand Baie

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Steeped in rich Creole and French heritage, Merville Beach - Grand Baie is in a stunning location, overlooking one of the island's best beaches. All rooms and bungalows are bright, reflecting perfectly the vibrant energy of island life. Wander through leafy tropical gardens down to the shoreline and indulge in a few complimentary water sports. There are also land sports galore, including a floodlit tennis court and petanque, or hire a bike and head to one of the scenic villages nearby. As you’re on holiday, a spot of pampering is essential with the LUX* Me Spa offering a range of indulgent treatments. There’s also a lovely swimming pool to relax by, sipping an island cocktail courtesy of La Terrasse Bar. At night the pace livens up with live music and cabaret to get your toes tapping! Alternatively, enjoy a romantic meal for two at Le Badamier Restaurant & Pizzeria, serving an enticing selection of Italian, Creole, French and Chinese dishes, alongside breathtaking sea views.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Games Room

Where is it

On the northwest coast of Mauritius, set around a stunning bay, fringed with palms. The cosmopolitan centre of Grand Baie, with its boutiques, shops, bars and restaurants, is just a short walk away. Transfer time from Mauritius International Airport: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Hotel information

169 guest rooms within the main building, the garden court and cottages scattered throughout the gardens. All with garden or sea-facing balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi internet access, mini bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, safety deposit box and hairdryer. Standard Rooms, located in the main building, have 1 double bed plus extra bed for child, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child or 1 infant.

All Inclusive option: includes buffet breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner (buffet or set menu) at Le Badamier Restaurant. Guests may also have lunch and snacks at the Pizzeria or at the bar. Afternoon tea served at the bar from 3:30pm–5:30pm. A selection of drinks including soft drinks, tea, coffee, juice, beer, house wine, local spirits and cocktails. Beach service and poolside service. Room service 7:00am–11:00pm (tray charges apply). Mini-bar (water, juices, soft drinks and beer, replenished once per day). Water sports, including water-skiing, glass-bottom boat trips, snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaks, pedal boats, small catamarans, mini sailing, as per weather and tide conditions. Unlimited access to sauna, steam room, gym, floodlit tennis courts (rackets and balls provided), table tennis, bocce balls, beach volleyball. Live music and Mauritian dance shows.

Please note: All Inclusive starts on arrival and finishes at departure time from the hotel (irrespective of checkout time).

Half Board option: includes buffet breakfast and buffet dinner in Le Badamier restaurant.

Full Board option: includes buffet breakfast and buffet dinner in Le Badamier restaurant. Lunch can be enjoyed at Pizzeria, La Terrasse or à la carte at Le Badamier. 

Superior Rooms are slightly larger than Standard Rooms, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 teen or 1 child or 1 infant.

Beachfront Rooms have beach views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 teen or 1 child or 1 infant.

Bungalows are perfect for families, with garden views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 teen or 1 child or 1 infant.

Family Deluxe Rooms are set in thatched bungalows nestled around the grounds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 teens or 2 children or 2 infants.

LUX* Me Spa Experience: (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. 

Le Badamier Restaurant & Pizzeria (Creole, French and Chinese cuisine), La Terrasse Bar. Swimming pool. LUX* Me Spa & Fitness Centre. Complimentary water sports including windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking, pedal boats and glass-bottom boat rides. Speedboat trips*, big-game fishing*, catamaran cruises* and PADI diving*. Floodlit tennis court and beach volleyball. Mountain bikes for hire*. Merville Beach Kids' Club (4–11 years, 09:00am–08:00pm), with activities such as games, arts and crafts, face painting, beach games, computer games, cinema, shows and kids cookery classes. Babysitting*. Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

3 nights for stays over 31 Dec.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another Wonderful Stay at the Merville!

Apr 17, 2019 Sophia D London, United Kingdom

Another wonderful stay at the Merville all made special by the gems of staff who work there. The hospitality we received was second to none and never disappoints. Special thank you to Khaliash, Chandan, Bertrand Prakash and Anacia in the restaurant/bar - they are so wonderful and so attentive. I would highly recommend swimming with dolphins and… Read more
Another wonderful stay at the Merville all made special by the gems of staff who work there. The hospitality we received was second to none and never disappoints. Special thank you to Khaliash, Chandan, Bertrand Prakash and Anacia in the restaurant/bar - they are so wonderful and so attentive. I would highly recommend swimming with dolphins and the turtles- at an extra cost but it was amazing!!! Thank you to everyone at the Merville who make our stays here so special - we hope the renovations go smoothly and we see all of you again soon. Xxxx Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great vacation at Merville Beach

Apr 14, 2019 Thoge79 Regensburg, Germany

Super price value ratio! Merville Beach Hotel made our two weeks vacation much nicer than we expected. We thought it may get boring and we didnt not know what to expect from the hotel as we chose it based on the beach. We liked the beach a lot compared to others from other hotels. It was the best decision we made, the beach was nice - sand and… Read more
Super price value ratio! Merville Beach Hotel made our two weeks vacation much nicer than we expected. We thought it may get boring and we didnt not know what to expect from the hotel as we chose it based on the beach. We liked the beach a lot compared to others from other hotels. It was the best decision we made, the beach was nice - sand and water, long enough and a very good beach service, from providing towels to food. Due to all inclusive it was cocktail time all day long. The hotel offers a wide range of activitie included in the price like water skiing, beach volleyball, stand up pedaling or swimming with dolphins and catamaran cruises with a fee. We tried almost all and it was fun! Swimming with the dolphins was incredible, chasing them and jumping in the water at the right moment made us forget the early wake up call. We had a room with beach view so we can say that even if the hotel is a bit old and the room furniture the same it is well maintain and clean, but the view and the service make up for everything. We experienced other 3 or 4 stars hotels on other islands, but this one made us feel the best. Was ALL ABOUT the PEOPLE there. Some of them particularly like Khalida (Towelcounter) with whom we had nice talks about the island and the locals; Karina and Tasha from the restaurant / bar and the beach service guys who had a joke for each single cocktail. At the end of our stay we understood why were there big groups of people which used to come every again and again. Because it is a Merville “family” there. It is suited for couples, families, groups. During our stay we saw from couples with kids, couples marring, groups of friends celebrating their 50th anniversary to people going there for diving as the diving center is directly on the beach. We also got the diving certificate there, it is not the best underwater world, but for the first time diving the center offers good teachers and good training. All in all HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent hotel and staff

Apr 11, 2019 Mariefranceadam27

Dear Tony and Vikram, I am writing this review to share my appreciation in regards to the several stays and even our last weekend spent at the hotel. The management team and staff itself is very responsive to the clients needs and fulfill our requirements each time. The food is excellent and each visit the food quality and service is of… Read more
Dear Tony and Vikram, I am writing this review to share my appreciation in regards to the several stays and even our last weekend spent at the hotel. The management team and staff itself is very responsive to the clients needs and fulfill our requirements each time. The food is excellent and each visit the food quality and service is of highest standard. The room amenities and facilities are very good as well very comfortable and feel at home. We are always provided with special attention being as repeaters guests to your hotel. The standard is always maintained. At several times my family have been able to spent unforgettable moments in your hotel. We would definitely recommend your hotel and its facilities to our immediate friends and family. We wish you to continue in always maintaining and striving to exceed customers expectations. Looking forward in seeing you again. Kind regards, Marie France and Robert Adam. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning beach

Apr 3, 2019 986annew Liverpool, United Kingdom

Typical holiday hotel, clean and comfortable with decent size rooms. The location is fabulous and the beach is pure paradise. Standard buffet breakfast with fresh egg station and an array of breads, pastries, cereal etc. Lunch menu is a bit limited but fresh and delicious. Although the evening dinner buffet is themed each night, it all seems… Read more
Typical holiday hotel, clean and comfortable with decent size rooms. The location is fabulous and the beach is pure paradise. Standard buffet breakfast with fresh egg station and an array of breads, pastries, cereal etc. Lunch menu is a bit limited but fresh and delicious. Although the evening dinner buffet is themed each night, it all seems similar after a while! Very friendly and helpful staff and overall a great place Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nothing too much trouble.

Mar 22, 2019 Chris N Coventry, United Kingdom

We are currently staying at Merville Beach. The location is superb being as close to the beach as you can get. Lovely white sand, very safe bathing in the sea which is calm and like being in a warm bath. What makes the hotel outstanding is the friendliness, courtesy and helpfulness of the staff. If you are planning a trip to Mauritius look no… Read more
We are currently staying at Merville Beach. The location is superb being as close to the beach as you can get. Lovely white sand, very safe bathing in the sea which is calm and like being in a warm bath. What makes the hotel outstanding is the friendliness, courtesy and helpfulness of the staff. If you are planning a trip to Mauritius look no further than Merville Beach. Read less