Having attracted Hollywood A-listers and even presidents through its doors over the years, this award-winning Mauritius resort never fails to impress. Mixing authentic and attentive service with a prime beachfront location and paradise-like grounds, the family-friendly Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury Hotel really does stand out among the many five-star retreats which exist across the Indian Ocean.
This is every bit the boutique Mauritius property with less than 70 suites dotted throughout its luscious gardens, filled as they are with palm trees, native foliage and birdlife. The suites themselves are actually quite modest when it comes to their interior design, so instead of contemporary touches and space age gadgets, you’ll find traditional thatched roofs, low-key and simple furnishings, though plenty of space. And it is here, with their floorplan, large terrace and expansive bathrooms that the Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury really shines; of course, each is equipped with the necessary mod-cons too. The further up the list of eight room categories you travel however, ranging from entry-level Junior Suites up to the Presidential and Royal Suite option, the decor doesn’t change but added extras are there to be enjoyed, such as outdoor gazebos and daybeds, a separate lounge area and divine infinity pool.
The Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury also boasts its own stretch of private beach, an idyllic enclave of soft white sand and shimmering blue seas. Here, you can be as leisurely as you like, sipping a cocktail (courtesy of the nearby Le Bar Plage) from the comfort of your sunbed, or enjoying some watersports: water-skiing, windsurfing, snorkelling, sea kayaking and much more besides. Then, for a little VIP treatment, why not make use of the hotel’s own luxury yacht, the Royal Princess, and explore the wonders of the Indian Ocean a little further. There are also glass-bottom boat tours for anyone not keen on diving in with a scuba or snorkel.
Between all of this, the Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury has built its fine reputation and become an established Leading Hotel of the World not just for its enviable location and large suites. The grounds, for example, are a tropical delight to stroll through as you drift from one stunning infinity pool to the next, or decide which of the award-winning gourmet restaurants to try that evening. Even the Clarins spa is a world unto itself, where decorative pools and verdant greenery set an ambient tone before you’ve even tried one of the many holistic therapies, entered the steam room or taken a private yoga lesson. With all this in mind, there is a reason why the Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury Hotel is so highly regarded among the best Mauritius resorts. It’s classy though subtle, authentic and beautiful all at the same time with a natural, effortless feel to everything, just what you need during any five-star Indian Ocean holiday.
Royal Palm Facilities
69 Luxurious and sophisticated Suites.
Grande Baie, 75 minutes transfer from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport.