Grand Baie, North Coast, Mauritius
The luxury Royal Palm Hotel, Mauritius is surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, a white sandy beach and the turquoise Grand Baie Lagoon beyond. Tranquil and intimate, all the suites face the ocean, and have their own private terrace or balcony.
At a Glance
Luxury hotel in the sheltered north of Mauritius
All suites are ocean facing
Discreet but impeccable service
A Clarins Spa
The hotel has a helipad
The finest cuisine inspired by an award-winning chef
Chef Alessandro from Turino cooks up some incredible Italian delights, my favorite was his delicious lamb and rosemary ravioli, a recipe passed down from his grandmother – Bellissimo!Ana Albiol
With the only in-hotel squash court on the island, resident pro Tiger is the perfect partner to put you though your paces – We will be more than happy to book your court in advance of your arrival.Jack Mace
The children will love the outdoor cinema that is set up by the children's club.Scott Dunn team
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To start planning your vacation to Royal Palm
The world famous Royal Palm Hotel was the first hotel in the Indian Ocean to become a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and continues, to this day, to set the standard in terms of luxury. Located on the sheltered north-west coast, stretching along a pure white sandy beach, Royal Palm is a secluded tropical haven renowned for its warm hospitality and outstanding service.
With only 69 suites, the Royal Palm offers guests an ideal place to get away from it all, yet is only a short walk away from the lively Grand Baie. The resort has a very good reputation for the standard of its cuisine. Three gourmet restaurants, La Goélette, La Brezze and Le Bar Plage, blend international and local flavors, with a wine list to complement it all.
Sheltered from the trade winds, the Royal Palm is in an ideal location to offer a wide range of water sports. From the resort's own boathouse, guests with all types of experience can enjoy a water sport of their choice, guided by experienced instructors - from kayaking to windsurfing, and from Scuba diving to water skiing. For those looking for drier sports, there is professional tennis coaching, a squash court and a well equipped sports center. And for something even more gentle, there is the Spa by Clarins with its fabulous range of treatments and therapies.
The luxurious all-suite accommodation at Royal Palm is some of the finest you will find on Mauritius, blending stone, wood and thatch to create an atmosphere of natural calm and beauty. Suites are spacious and sumptuous, and all are sea facing, with views towards the calm, crystal waters of Grand Baie. All suites include individually controlled air-conditioning, bathroom with separate shower and WC, walk-in wardrobe, complimentary WiFi, safe, minibar, television with satellite channels and DVD player.
The beautiful Junior Suites are located on the ground, first and second floors and are close to the beach. They feature an open plan bedroom with a lounge area and a balcony or terrace.
The Tropical Suites are located on the first floor with balcony and stairs leading down to the gardens. They feature a spacious bedroom with lounge area and a large terrace.
The Palm Suites are located on the ground floor and provide double access to the terrace and the gardens and beach beyond. They feature a spacious bedroom with lounge area, large en suite bathroom and a terrace.
The two-bedroom Garden Suites are located on the ground floor. They feature a large open plan bedroom and living room, a second bedroom with an en suite shower room and twin beds suitable for two young children, and a terrace. These suites are ideal for a family of four.
The Senior Suites are located on the ground and first floors with private stairs offering direct access to the gardens and the beach beyond. They have a separate lounge, a spacious bathroom with walk in wardrobe and a terrace or balcony.
The Penthouse Suite is on the top floor of the hotel with magnificent views of the ocean. It has a superb bathroom with large dressing room, a living room that leads onto an extensive fully furnished balcony, ideal for dining al fresco and the bedroom has balcony access.
The prestigious Presidential Suites are situated on the top floor and have breathtaking views from the spacious balconies over the ocean. They feature two large bedrooms each with beautifully furnished en suite bathrooms and a huge living room that leads onto a spacious terrace with dining and sunbathing areas and a panoramic view of the ocean. Both bedrooms have access to the terrace.
For the ultimate in space and luxury, regularly used by members of state and royalty for maximum privacy. The Royal Suite has a walled private garden, with decked terrace area and private plunge pool. It is a two storey villa with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The upper level features one bedroom with private hammam and the master bedroom located on the top floor has magnificent views of the ocean. The ground level has a large living and office area and the villa comes with butler Service.
The Bob Marlin Mini Club at Royal Palm is free and welcomes children aged 3 to 12 years, seven days a week. The club is open from 9am to 10pm daily. The Royal Palm mini club is run by qualified professionals who provide fun, but also educational, indoor and outdoor activities to keep your little ones entertained and happy. Every day there is a set activities program which you can dip in and out of, if you also want to spend some family time together during the day.
Children and infants under 3 years can attend the club but must be accompanied by an adult or baby sitter.
The Royal Palm has an excellent range of facilities for its size. Three restaurants serve internationally and locally influenced food; a Clarins Spa offers indulgent and pampering treatments; there are three floodlit tennis courts; a sports center and a well-equipped boat house for a range of water sports.
Guests can spend their entire stay on the water, with windsurfing, kayaking, water skiing and Scuba diving on offer. Glass bottom boat tours, catamaran and private boat trips are also available, and are fabulous ways to see the lagoon. Guests can have private instruction on the tennis courts, play squash, or take an aerobics lesson in the sport center.
Location & Directions
Grand Baie, North Coast, Mauritius
Royal Palm is on the sheltered north west coast of the island of Mauritius on a stretch of white sandy beach, close to the lively Grand Baie.
When to go
Mauritius enjoys a typically tropical climate with year-round heat, although the southeast trade winds help it never to feel too muggy. The summer months are from December to April, when it can nevertheless be extremely humid, and the winter, such as it is, runs from May to November, and is cooler and drier.
The best months to visit Mauritius are May to early December. January and February, the peak cyclone months, are best avoided by water-sports enthusiasts and divers. Cyclones rarely hit Mauritius (although Rodrigues has suffered far more regularly than the mainland) but cyclones way out at sea can bring days of squally rain.
Coastal temperatures range between 25°C and 33°C in summer and between 18°C and 24°C in winter. On the plateau it will be some 5°C cooler. The highlands are also the wettest part of the island – it can rain here at any time of year, and even when it’s not raining the area can be cloaked in low-lying cloud. When the winds are at their strongest in July and August it can be blustery on the east coast, though the breeze brings welcome relief in summer.
Apart from the Christmas-New Year peak, Mauritius doesn’t really have high and low seasons. The situation is more dependent on outside factors (such as the French school vacations, which cause a big increase in demand and prices in August).