The Residence Mauritius
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At a Glance
Timeless, chic, colonial style hotel
Excellent gastronomic dining
One of the island's best beaches, a kilometre of powdery white sand
Fabulous for couples and families alike with a tried and tested children’s club, The Planters
A butler assigned to every room and suite
Rejuvenate at the Sanctuary Spa
One of our teams' favourite hotels in Mauritius with many guests returning time and time again
Best time to Visit
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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 holidays, which cause a big increase in demand and prices in August).
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The Residence, Mauritius is a luxury hotel situated on a beautiful white sand beach on the east coast of the island. It is refined and deliciously nostalgic in decor, which is both chic and colonial, perfect for a romantic retreat or family holiday.
The Residence, Mauritius is set on the beachfront of Belle Mare, on the east coast of Mauritius. It nestles amongst hundreds of palm trees within luscious tropical gardens. The hotel is characterised by a relaxed and colonial feel, conveying a bygone era, yet incorporating modern touches.
There are 163 rooms and suites, some just a few steps away from the kilometre-long beach of powdery white sand. These are elegantly decorated with neutral colour schemes and honey coloured woods. The colonial garden and ocean view rooms have stunning marble bathrooms and luxurious walk in closets. The junior and senior suites offer elegant dark wood living areas and can interconnect with colonial garden and ocean view rooms. The final touch to the idyllic and relaxed atmosphere of The Residence, Mauritius is the few drops of Ylang Ylang that are delicately placed on ceramic rings warmed by the bedside lamps, a personal touch that epitomises opulence.
The Residence, Mauritius has three restaurants, which include the Plantation, in a spectacular oceanfront setting and serving imaginative Creole and international cuisine. The Dining Room is made entirely of wood and delicately positioned overlooking the pool. It is an open invitation to discover the thousand and one savours of a sophisticated cuisine, from both western and local specialities, with Mauritian spices producing a fusion of enticing flavours.
Activities at The Residence, Mauritius include a variety of water sports such as fishing and diving, plus a vast selection of land activities such as golf and horse riding, which can be arranged nearby. For those wishing to have a more relaxing time, the recently refurbished Sanctuary Spa offers a range of holistic treatments, taking its inspiration from "Zen" philosophy, tending to guests' individual needs. Children from 3 to 12 years have complimentary access to the Planters Children’s Club from 9am to 10pm and there is also babysitting available. As well as catering for the younger guests, there are activities tailored to suit teenagers and space for them to be independent, making this an ideal family environment.
The elegant and colonial style luxury accommodation comprises 135 rooms and 28 suites. Each has a private balcony or terrace and some interconnecting rooms are available, making them ideal for families. There are seven categories of room or suite, all beautifully decorated and with king or twin beds, air conditioning, a desk with living area, 32" flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, internet access and a private bar. A butler is assigned to each suite and room and will unpack and pack the luggage, run a bath, take care of the laundry and provide an ironing service.
|Colonial Garden View Room||
The Colonial Garden View Rooms have beautiful views over the luxurious tropical gardens with a king size or twin beds, air-conditioning, overhead fan, desk, living area, LCD TV Satellite, separate bathtub and shower cabin, a hairdryer, sound system and a walk-in wardrobe with an electronic safe.
|Colonial Ocean View Room||
The Colonial Ocean View Rooms allow a partial view of the sea over the exotic gardens with a king size or twin beds. Amenities include, air-conditioning, a large marble bathroom is equipped with a separate bathtub and shower cabin, a hairdryer, walk-in wardrobe with an electronic safe.
|Colonial Ocean Front Room||
Colonial Ocean Front Rooms are directly facing the ocean, offering a magnificent view over the turquoise lagoon with a king size or twin beds. Amenities; air-conditioning, overhead fan, desk, living area, LCD TV Satellite TV with 5 in-house movie channels and 5 music channels, DVD and CD player.
|Colonial Garden View Junior Suite||
The Colonial Garden View Junior Suites (86 m2) are one bedroom suites, fully air-conditioned with overhead fan, king size bed or twin beds, a spacious bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower cabin, coiffeuse, hairdryer, electronic safe. The living area offers tea and coffee facilities, mini bar, LCD TV with 5 in-house movie channels, DVD and CD player and direct dial telephone with voice mail system. The terrace is equipped with wooden table and chairs. A computer with free internet access is available on request. These suites can interconnect with either Garden View or Ocean View Rooms.
|Colonial Garden View Senior Suite||
The Colonial Garden View Senior Suites (106 m2) are fully air-conditioned, with overhead fan, king size bed or twin beds, a spacious bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower cabin, coiffeuse, hairdryer, electronic safe. The living room offers tea and coffee facilities, mini bar, LCD TV with five in-house movie channels (one in the bedroom and one in the living room), DVD and CD player and direct dial telephone with voice mail system. A computer with free internet access is available on request. The terrace is equipped with elegant wooden chairs, table and sun beds.
|Colonial Ocean View Suite||
The Colonial Ocean View Suites (164 m2) are fully air-conditioned, with overhead fans, four poster bed, and spacious bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower cabin, coiffeuse, hairdryer, vast wardrobe and electronic safe. The vast living room has a computer with free internet access, tea and coffee facilities, mini bar, LCD TV with five in-house movie channels (one in the bedroom and one in the living room), DVD and CD player and direct dial telephone with voice mail system. The large ocean view terrace is furnished with elegant wooden chairs, table and sun beds. These suites interconnect with Ocean View Rooms.
|Colonial Ocean Front Suite||
The Colonial Ocean Front Suites (164 m2) are fully air-conditioned, with overhead fans, four poster bed, and spacious bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower cabin, coiffeuse, hairdryer, vast wardrobe and electronic safe. The vast living room has a computer with free internet access, tea and coffee facilities, mini bar, LCD TV with five in-house movie channels (one in the bedroom and one in the living room), DVD and CD player and direct dial telephone with voice mail system. Large ocean view terrace is furnished with elegant wooden chairs, table and sun beds. These suites interconnect with Ocean Front Rooms.
Families of all ages are very welcome and well catered for at The Residence Mauritius. The Planters Kids Club is located within the tropical gardens under the palm trees, with abundant space for running around. Open from 9am to 10pm, and aimed at 3 to 12 year olds, it's inspired by a sugar-cane plantation house and is staffed by a young, professionally trained team of supervisors. The daily programme includes treasure hunts, face painting, hikes and picnics, glass-bottom boat tours, snorkelling classes, theme days, pony rides, sports competitions and evening entertainment such as plays or films.
The club also offers various activities tailored towards teenagers, so there is plenty to keep everyone busy. At night, The Planters Kids Club also offers evening entertainment, fashion shows, plays and films.
Delicious buffet lunches and dinners can be enjoyed outdoors under a tropical canopy in the gardens or indoors. The meals have been designed to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters, offering a wide assortment of fun dishes and food activities, such as making and cooking their own pizza in small baking ovens.
Babysitting can be arranged on request.
The facilities are superb at The Residence Mauritius, with three main restaurants and a relaxing bar, creating a luxurious dining experience. The heavenly Sanctuary Spa offers a wide variety of beauty treatments and products. It has eleven treatment rooms, one of which is located in the middle of a tropical garden overlooking the Indian Ocean, where beauty treatments and massages are performed in the softness of the sea breeze. For more active guests, The Residence Mauritius offers three floodlit tennis courts, aerobics and fitness equipment, one freshwater swimming pool, a children's pool and Jacuzzi.
The Dining Room - the restaurant is made entirely of wood and delicately positioned overlooking the pool. A sumptuous breakfast offers both Western and local specialities, as well as a selection of freshly squeezed fruit juices. Dinner is from an à la carte menu in the evening, where the heady spices of Mauritius are combined with international recipes, producing a fusion of enticing flavours. Open from 7.30am to 10.30 am for breakfast and from 7.30pm to 10.30 pm for dinner.
The Verandah - a great place for lunch, the menu features a choice of exciting light dishes served around the pool overlooking the sea. An impressive selection of toasted sandwiches, oven cooked pizzas, generous salads and homemade ice creams are offered.
The Plantation - with its spectacular oceanfront setting, this restaurant combines the freshest seafood and Creole cuisine, making it one of the favourites of the island. At night, live Sega dancing performances and original local entertainment are provided several times a week.
Open from 12pm to 3pm and from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.
The Gourmet Kiosque - located close to the swimming pool, the Gourmet Kiosque serves delicious sweet snacks such as waffles, pancakes and an assortment of ice creams. Ideal for an afternoon snack, it's open from 3pm to 6pm.
The Bar - a spacious lounge decorated with wide sofas, comfortable armchairs and discreet lighting. The ideal place to enjoy a late breakfast, traditional tea in the afternoon or an evening cocktail. Live musical entertainment is provided until midnight. Open from 10.30am to midnight.
The Sanctuary is an indulgent temple of relaxation dedicated to the wellbeing of body and mind offering a wide choice of massages, custom-made programmes and treatments. It offers a unique concept in Mauritius with its unique environment taking its inspiration from "zen" philosophy and concentrating on your individual needs. The beauty and hair treatments have been designed by the prestigious French brand CARITA. Treatments and therapies are extensive and are tailor made for individuals or couples.
The Residence Mauritius offers numerous activities in and on the water as well as plenty of action on dry land. There are 3 floodlit tennis courts, the fitness centre and the wonderfully relaxing spa. The water sports include scuba diving, deep sea fishing, water skiing, windsurfing, Hobie Cats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, snorkelling, glass bottom boat trips and a catamaran cruise. Golf and horse riding can be found nearby.
Rachael Tickell (Staff)
A stunning resort with a traditional colonial style and exceptional butler service. Set on a beautiful stretch of sandy beach with complimentary water sports and a wonderful kids club, this resort is a perfect all rounder that comes in great value for money. Being a slightly smaller resort, there are limited dining options, however the service is much more personal.
Kirsty Harper (Staff)
The Residence has a wonderfully colonial grand entrance and traditional service style, each room has butler service who are on hand for all your needs. The plantation rooms offers a fantastic cuisine with an ocean view and spend your day relaxing on the lovely long stretch off beach or by the spacious main pool.
Jack Mace (Staff)
As you walk into the grand and stunning lobby of The Residence you instantly feel at home. The staff that welcome you are ever-smiling and the service is superb. The colonial style rooms are spacious, unassuming and there's many great connecting rooms on offer for families. The food is always good and they try to use as many locally sourced ingredients as possible, make sure you head down to the Plantation restaurant which has an incredible beachfront setting and serves delicious Creole cuisine. Its easy to see why we have repeat guests going back year on year as it's such a lovely place to spend time!
Victoria Douglas (Staff)
Scott Dunn have been working with the Residence for years and we have many, many repeat guests here. I can see why. It's a fabulous, elegant property at a very, very good price for its offering.
The food is great, beach - fabulous, kids club - attentive, spa treatments - heavenly and the service is extremely polished.
I would recommend couples and families looking for something at a lead in price for a luxury hotel and it will not disappoint.
Louisa Currey (Staff)
The colonial style runs throughout the hotel with light and spacious rooms, and white contrasting with dark wooden features and furniture. The kilometre of sandy beach is perfect for sunbathing, or for complete relaxation visit the unique underground spa. If you want to be active choose from the vast array of water sports on offer. For children the kids club has it all.
Elizabeth Bray (Staff)
I arrived early at The Residence having flown in with Air Mauritius, and as I walked through Reception the beautiful smell of ylang ylang breezed past me. You will find this smell all around The Residence corridors - it has a very relaxing and calming effect and you just know you are on holiday.
I was greeted with a very warm welcome, the lovely porter stored our luggage for us and we were whisked off to breakfast of fresh fruit, croissants, eggs, bacon and sausages, we certainly didn't need any lunch!
Our superb Colonial Garden View Senior Suite would be perfect for a family with a little one as there is a closing door between the bedroom and the sitting room. Or interconnecting rooms can be arranged, whichever you prefer.
The Residence is a beautifully stylish and elegant hotel located on one of the best stretches of beach in Mauritius. It offers a relaxed and charming atmosphere. There are three restaurants to choose from and there are a variety of activities on offer including water sports, and off site fishing, diving, golf course and horse riding.
Every room has a butler, which is incredible; he can unpack or repack for you or run the most amazing bubble bath with rose petals and candles. He is there whenever you need him but at the same time in the background so never intrusive - trust me you are never going to want to leave! No wonder The Residence has so many return guests!
They also have a calming Sanctuary Spa where you can indulge in some luxurious treatments. The full body massage I had with Julietta was the best of my life, so I highly recommend this spa and I simply cannot wait to go back!
The Kids Club aimed for 3 to 12 year olds opens from 9am until 10pm and is directly next to the Plantation restaurant so you can finish your glass of wine or coffee if you want to take your children in after your pudding and know they are in great hands. Or they have excellent Babysitters to hand should you and your other half like some time to relax. There are 3 swimming pools all next to one another and all different depths, great for children to play in.
Do try the seafood buffet on a Saturday night at the Plantation restaurant, they have every type of seafood/shellfish you can possibly think. Should you not be so keen on fish, you are welcome to have la Carte that evening in the Dining Room restaurant. They have Mauritian Sega dancers who pop in towards the end of the night too, which is so colourful and classically performed.
The Residence is such good value for money, and they are so friendly with excellent service which makes an incredible holiday for families, couples and guest travelling on their own. Now they have the all-inclusive option too, which I highly recommend if you would like to completely relax and indulge with lunch and a few cocktails during the day without thinking about your bill on check out.
Sarah Tichacek (Staff)
The Residence, Mauritius is one of the better known hotels on the island, it certainly has many repeat guests, It is like returning home, with the way you are met on arrival. The entrance lobby offers a very grand welcoming and you are greeted by the lovely smell of Ylang Ylang. The style of the hotel is very colonial, and each room has its own private butler smartly dressed in white. They will unpack for you, and even run you a bath with petals! The Plantation restaurant is the original plantation house, and offers a lovely location looking across the beach and ocean. The attention to detail is first class and the service and food is of a high standard.
Gemma Dobson (Staff)
We all adore this hotel here at Scott Dunn, its certainly one of our best sellers and we see a huge number of repeat guests visit every year. For me what I like about it is that whether you're travelling as a couple or a family you will be well looked after and feel relaxed and at home. Many of the suites and rooms interconnect which make it perfect for families with young children and for couples there are some beautiful suites, I recommend the Ocean Front Suites as they have a nice light and airy feel to them with a great view.
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Location & directions
The Residence Mauritius is on the east coast of Mauritius and is 48km from the airport. The east coast is dotted with several lagoons and tiny cove-beaches, ensuring shelter from the cool southeast trade winds, as well as the stunning long stretch of beach named Belle Mare. The island of Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean and is situated off the southeast coast of the African continent, 900km east of Madagascar.
How to get there
Mauritius can be accessed by a 12-hour international flight from London. It is also a 4-hour flight from Johannesburg, or a 6-hour flight from Dubai. The airport is located in the south of Mauritius, and the main method of transport is by taxi or private car when on the island.
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