Gorgeous, luxury personified, exceptional service- I could go on and on praising Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa where I stayed during my recent trip to Mauritius. Rightly so as Beachcomber is one of the largest hotels in the Indian Ocean and a pioneer of Mauritian hospitality. After my welcome drink which was a beautiful blend of sugarcane juice, apple juice and cinnamon, I checked into my accommodation.
I opted for an extremely spacious family villa which had 2 bedrooms with attached washrooms, a cloakroom, an outdoor rain shower, a separate bath tub and a living area which opened to a sitting verandah with a well manicured lawn and a mini pool.
Other accommodation options include suites and villas including beachfront villas with pools, beachfront senior suites with pools and two and three bedroom pool villas each more luxurious than the other.
Feeling famished, I headed to sample some Mauritian cuisine and the delicious palm heart salad, catch of the day which was grilled fish and desserts be it coconut panna cotta with banana marmalade or fresh fruits served with lemon sorbet had guests rubbing their tummy with glee.
While having lunch, I longingly looked at the fabulous white sandy beach with its inviting crystal clear water right in front of me. Perhaps reading my mind, the courteous server told me that Beachcomer has a boathouse and diving centre which offers boat trips including in a glass bottomed boat, mini catamaran, banana boats, paddle boats, water skiing, kayaking, wind surfing, snorkeling, deep sea fishing and scuba diving.
I highly recommend experiencing one if not all these activities as Mauritius has the clearest waters that I have come across so far. In the evening it was time to explore the beachcomber in me. Beachcomber means one who walks along the beach to discover the treasures the sea has left on the shore.
As I strolled on the 2 km stretch of beach where Trou aux Biches Beachcomber is located, picking up shells, watching the sunset and greeting other guests, the beachcomber in me smiled. Later for souvenir shopping, I was driven to the Grand Bay bazaar which is located nearby. Or you can shop from the hotel’s boutique for textiles, accessories, knick knacks and craft items.
Don’t miss the weekly fire show on friday and the awesome fire stunts done by the fire dancers on the beach. The fire dancers did all the hard skilled work and somehow I felt hungry. For dinner, I decided to relish some Indian cuisine and headed to Mahiya, where it couldn’t get more Indian than this.
With a santoor player playing live, the food was served in copper vessels. I savoured an orange lassi, pakoras and kebabs, tomato chutney, a gravy and vegetable dish, dal makhani, rice, garlic naan and ended the meal with badam phirnee. The buggy drove me to my room as I could hardly walk after such a lavish, satiating meal.
Trou aux Biches Beachcomber has 6 restaurants including the Indian Mahiya, Italian, Thai, Mediterranean, a fine dining restaurant with a Mauritian touch and a bar. Spa by Clarins, yoga classes, wellness centre, hair salon, baby sitting services, mini and teen clubs are the other facilities offered. Little wonder then with all this pampering, Beachcomber is a preferred wedding and honeymoon destination. As I checked out, I hoped to come back again for another cherished relaxed and rejuvenated time at Beachcomber.
Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa
Phone: +230 204 6565