Maritim Hotel, Mauritius * * * *
Situated on the sunniest part of the island, the Maritim Hotel nestles in Turtle Bay
Located just north of Port Louis and 50 minutes drive from the airport. A luxurious hotel resort, it has 221 air-conditioned rooms.
Overlooking an enchanting seascape, the Maritim is set within 25 acres of private grounds that contain more than the usual immaculately groomed lawns. You will discover the ruins of a fortress: a legacy of the bygone days of French colonial rule. Waterfalls and babbling brooks punctuate the perfect blend of tropical flora and fauna. You may encounter some of the island’s giant tortoises or tropical birds while strolling through this island paradise.
Three restaurants provide a wide range of dining options. Buffet breakfast is served at the Belle Vue and is relaxed and casual. You can enjoy the table d’hôte menu for lunch or dinner in the evening. La Maree specialises in serving fine seafood and is open three to five nights a week depending on the season. For a more romantic dining experience then Mon Desir is a mecca for the gourmet palate, offering an à la carte menu for the discerning diner.
As you would expect from a resort of this quality, the well-named Maritim offers all the usual watersports activities such as deep sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling, wind surfing and sailing. There is a gym, tennis, horse riding and cycling facilities. Mountain tours can be arranged by the hotel.
For those who may enjoy a little retail therapy, the lively and bustling Port Louis and Grand Baie are within 15 minutes of the hotel by taxi or car, where visitors to Mauritius can enjoy shopping for local souvenirs such as maquettes (scale model sailing ships), gold, diamonds and familiar designer ranges which are of excellent quality and value.
The Maritim offers a friendly atmosphere where guests are encouraged to relax and enjoy the warmth and hospitality of both the staff and their island.