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Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Flic En Flac
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 February 2016

The room is large with a huge and very comfortable bed. The bathroom is beautiful with indoor and outdoor rainforest showers and large bath and his and her sinks. You have a private plunge pool and sitting area outside which can be quite open if on the beach front but tends to be more private in a garden suite. Limousine car service to and from the airport was quite expensive, but if you are planning a relaxing holiday this was a very easy way to get it started and ended without any hassle. The resort is as beautiful as the pictures show it to be. The Gardens are lovely and the beach is idyllic from where you can enjoy stunning views of an amazing sunset every day! This a place to relax, read a few books, soak up the sun and enjoy the sea / water sports. Food is okay but can be quite expensive and not spectacular. Fortunately, we'd already paid in advance and enjoyed the half board deal which is certainly the way to go given food prices at the resort.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

From the moment we arrived we were treated superbly. Our Villa was very spacious
and super clean. Overlooking the sea The Maradiva is the perfect place to unwind
and forget the world. A special mention to Vinnay and the restaurants as the food was simply fantastic and the restaurant was nicely full every night. The breakfast selection was huge and although the resort was extremely peaceful and tranquil it had a very friendly atmosphere throughout. We choose The Maravida for a 50th birthday and it was good to see there was a real mixture of ages with the guests. If you are looking for somewhere really special to stay this place is faultless and it really shows off The boutique resort at its best . Thank you to all the staff who make a huge effort.

Room Tip: All the Villas are great , 417 was superb
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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Gary O
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MaradivaVillasResort, Manager at Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2016

Dear Gary O,

Thank you for taking the time to share valuable feedback on your recent stay with us.
I am glad to note that our cuisine delighted your palate and the delectable selection at breakfast impressed you greatly.

Your kind compliments will be shared with the team as it will be a great motivation for them to continuously strive for service excellence.

Looking forward to welcoming you back for another celebration.
Warmest regards,

Kamal Nundloll
Resort Manager

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Reviewed 30 January 2016

The layout of this hotel alone is worth a mention given it is a large landscaped site with 65 villas, each with substantial terrace and own pool, thus a lot of privacy and feeling of spaciousness. Even on the beach the loungers are far apart. However, when combined with the level of service and the commitment of the staff to making your stay the best it can possibly be, it is outstanding.
We were particularly struck by the attentiveness of the staff, they were all incredibly friendly and helpful, and we loved the butler service (we really didn't utilise it to the full, though having them unpack for us was very nice!). Food at the restaurants was excellent, we also made use of in villa dining, and had a barbecue on the beach just the two of us one evening which was very romantic. The place never seems crowded.
We loved it and will be back.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the beachfront to benefit from both your terrace/pool and able to see the sea.
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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank LaOenophile
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MaradivaVillasResort, Manager at Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2016

Dear LaOenophile,

Thank you for having taken the time to share the positive insights on your stay. It is a delight to note that your experience was further enhanced by the service and hospitality of our team.

I am glad that you enjoyed a delectable culinary experience from the wide array of restaurants and cuisines

From your kind review, I do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.

Kamal Nundloll
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

As both of us lead very busy lives living in a big city, we had dreamt for many years of at last taking some time out for ourselves and travel for once to an exotic island in the Indian Ocean. After looking through many brochures, we finally decided not to opt for a big international change, but rather for a very private experience. That is how we came across Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa. To be honest, we felt so happy & cozy in our Villa, that we chose not to leave the Resort, except for one time, when we needed to have dinner at the nearby village of Flic en Flac, which was a nice change. My husband who always wanted to try some water sports went waterskiing and sailing which he thoroughly enjoyed! The staff on the beach were wonderful and the whole resort is so peaceful, that we were finally able to relax at last. The Food & Beverage Manager, Swaraj, took specially good care of us constantly coming up with new ideas for romantic dinners in different places. Chef Kelly, in the tepanyaki restaurant does wonders and her food is out of this world. A great vacation leaving us wonderful memories!

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank nazmsood
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

After much research, we had chosen to return to Mauritius to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary and my birthday.

We had visited the island twice before, both times staying at The Oberoi.
This time we wanted a more spacious villa ; with a bit more privacy ; and its own pool.

Maradiva ticked all these boxes, and at a much more competitive price than The Oberoi.

So we booked to stay there from Christmas Day until 5th January.

The resort is 50 minutes from the airport (Mauritius Taxis – 39 Euros), and we were warmly welcomed with cold towels and colder drinks when we arrived.
We were taken to Villa 309 in a golf buggy. The villa was one of the furthest from the beach but therefore one of the most private.

They are huge. There is a large outdoor living space with a day-bed ; tables and chairs ; a sideboard with a mini-bar ; and a fabulous plunge pool.
Inside there is a huge comfortable bed ; a walk-in wardrobe ; a vast bathroom ; and indoor and outdoor showers.
There are slight signs of wear but nothing to concern.

The Wi-Fi was fine, allowing 'phone and I-Pad usage.

The resort grounds are beautiful…immaculately kept and very pretty with an array of flowers and colours. They were exquisitely lit in the evenings.

The pool is lovely. It was always quiet and big enough for a proper swim, or just to stand at the infinity edge and stare at the Indian Ocean.

We thoroughly enjoyed the food.
The main restaurant has a standard menu and is enhanced daily by additional options such as "Mauritian", "Asian" or "Italian".

Cilantro offered Indian cuisine and was excellent but quite expensive...London prices.

The Japanese teppanyaki restaurant was fun…a bit of food theatre. It only has 12 covers and you need to book.
We had the excellent set meal for 3450 MR (about £67). The lobster was divine.

Wine is expensive, but we knew that, as pretty much everything is imported.
We were however surprised that the expensive red was served chilled ice cold and then allowed to get warm for ten minutes. Whilst you can understand the climate issues, I would have expected a hotel of this standard to have proper dual controlled fridges for both red and white wines.
The French guests, of which there were many, were suitably unimpressed.

The service, albeit occasionally mildly chaotic, was very attentive and smiley. Nothing was too much trouble.

A few examples…

Oddly, there were no sun loungers in the villa, and when I requested two, they appeared under cover of the night.

I had unfortunately left some medication at home. They arranged for a doctor to visit me in our villa late at night, check me over, and obtain the required drugs the next day.
Over the next few days, the in-house doctor made it his business to enquire after my health.

Kenny on front desk was particularly impressive. He noted birthday and wedding anniversary, made the staff all aware and offered a cake. We declined so they gave us a couple of glasses of bubbly instead, which was a nice touch.

And the lovely Priscilla, in the bar...a fantastic personality.

The charming and ubiquitous Paul van Frank, the General Manager keeps the place running smoothly.

My criticisms are very minor, and pretty subjective.

The Christmas music on Boxing Day..."Feed the World" as I am getting my second helping of breakfast at an expensive hotel, does not work on any level.
Then Noddy Holder's Wolverhampton tones made things no better.
We left before The Pogues came on.

Then there was the guitar trio playing, amongst other things, "Wimoweh" going from table to table in the main restaurant in the evening. They did not receive one ripple of applause. Excruciating.
Just some subtle background music (as we enjoyed most evenings) is fine.

The "Bed and Breakfast" tariff only including continental breakfast is a bit naughty. Not that we fancied a full English, but we didn't really expect to pay extra for an omelette, or a couple of pots of yoghurt.

The fridges in the villas are pretty ineffective and need updating…I couldn’t keep my duty-free vodka cold !

The Bose sound system is not up-to-date so it had no I-pod connectivity.

Not being able to borrow a snorkel. You had to go out on an organised (free) boat trip. I only wanted a little mooch around in the shallows. That was disappointing.

In conclusion, I can say that we loved the place and would definitely return.

And, because the Mauritians love their English football, I got to see all three of Chelsea’s games live. And they remained unbeaten. Which was nice.

Room Tip: If you want privacy, try and get a villa furthest away from the beach as no-one can walk by.
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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa

Address: Wolmar, Flic En Flac, Mauritius
Region: Mauritius > Riviere Noire District > Flic En Flac
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Flic En Flac
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Flic En Flac
#3 Romantic Hotel in Flic En Flac
#3 Luxury Hotel in Flic En Flac
#4 Business Hotel in Flic En Flac
#5 Family Hotel in Flic En Flac
Price Range: HK$2,805 - HK$9,076 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Uniquely on the island, our luxury five-star resort features the discreet opulence of private villas for all our guests. Inspired by its Indian heritage, the Maradiva experience which includes an award winning Holistic spa, haute cuisine, and a private pool in the grounds of every villa, is defined by understated elegance and impeccable service. In a lush 27-acre setting with the turquoise waters of Tamarin Bay lapping our white sandy beach, the 65 villas at Maradiva are at the heart of a vibrant paradise, ideally situated for world-class golf, coral diving, big game fishing, and the island's beautiful national parks. At Maradiva, all our guests stay in the intimate harmony of their own private air- conditioned villas, with a butler available 24 hours a day. Our 49 luxury villas, 8 beach front villas, 6 exclusive villas and 2 Presidential villas each have their own private terrace, garden and infinity-edge pool, with the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean right on the doorstep. For families or small groups, we also offer interconnecting villas. Guests looking for the ultimate peaceful hideaway can enjoy fine dining and many spa services in the privacy of their own villa. You can come to us, or we'll come to you. You choose. ... more   less 
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