Mark Twain once described Mauritius as ‘heaven on earth’, an endorsement that any nation would be delighted to receive.
This shimmering jewel of the Indian Ocean with its lush green landscapes and multi-coloured sands may be small enough to fit into the UK 119 times, yet still has an incredible amount to offer.
A country, which is renowned as one of the world’s most intimate wedding and honeymoon destinations is the perfect place to spend that precious quality time with a loved one.
Beachcomber was the very first hotel company to become established on the island, managing to secure and develop some of the most stunning beachfront locations.
Trou aux Biches is situated on the north west coast, near to lively Grand Baie and capital Port Louis and is widely regarded as the most romantic hotel in Mauritius, boasting one of the most enviable backdrops for those picture-perfect sunsets.
It has an outstanding setting on a two kilometre expanse of beach bordering the Indian Ocean’s crystal-clear turquoise waters, simply perfect for fairy-tale strolls across the powder sand.
The resort has a laidback vibe with its beautiful contemporary designed suites and a feeling of tropical elegance present throughout.
The allure of lazy days, sipping cocktails in the warm weather and losing all sense of time whilst simply relishing the surroundings, which include no less than six refreshing garden pools, is undeniable.
If lazy isn’t you, then indulge in a comprehensive selection of included complimentary water sports with waterskiing, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and pedalos all available along with snorkelling or cruising on a glass-bottom boat, and wonder in amazement at the colours of the coral and wildlife under the sea.
Land sports on offer include six floodlit tennis courts, beach volleyball and if keen to hone your golf skills, then reduced green fees and a VIP service are available to resort guests at Mont Choisy Le Golf, one of the most popular courses on the island (local charge applies).
Fitness is catered for courtesy of a fully equipped sports centre with hammams available at the spacious and modern Spa Beachcomber to reward your hard work.
The spa provides ample opportunity to connect with 'The Art of Wellness', revitalise your senses and muscles with the choice of treatments and savour being pampered together.
This is an all-suite property with rooms decorated in modern colours and housed in a chalet-style. The tropical junior suites are built along a crescent in the 35-hectare gardens and come with an outdoor shower surrounded by lush greenery, where the scents and sound of the tweeting birds provide a calming sense of tranquillity to enjoy on your private terrace.
If opening the patio door and looking directly onto the beach appeals, then I would recommend the romantic Beachfront Suites with private plunge pools, spectacular views of the lagoon and the opportunity to be mesmerised by the sunset from your personal sundeck.
The fine dining here is sensational, with six superb restaurants featuring gastronomic delights from Italy, Thailand and India amongst others all included in either half board or all-inclusive dining plans along with Mauritian dishes from the buffet and tantalising choices from the live cooking stations.
Trou aux Biches is the most magical setting for a romantic holiday or memorable honeymoon with luxurious accommodation, impeccable service, delectable dining and undoubtedly one of the finest beaches on this gorgeous island.