Review by: Mr John Lake
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Travel arrangements with our usual golfing group got off to a bad start with one couple having to pull out for health reasons and losing their substantial deposit. Further unrest was caused by the replacement group finding cheaper airfares and being granted a concession by the Mahlatini. As a group that is used to travelling together without any problems both these issues caused some angst, which I as organiser felt accutely.Our experience in Mauritius also got off to a poor start with no transport available at the airport. After a long delay taxis were found that transported individual couples (at breakneck speed) to our accommodation. After that, however, everything went smoothly. The accommodation was excellent as was the level of service at Belle Mare Plage - a wonderful resort that can be recommended to anyone.
We had been to Mauritius quite a few times and knew the island well. For us, the highlights were Belle Mare Plage, the golf and the tour of the north of the island. Of particular interest was the model boat factory which should be on everyone's agenda.
Our stay at Belle Mare Plage was everything we had hoped for and more. The staff were delightful and could not do enough for us. It often happens that rooms do not live up to expectations but our junior suites on the ocean front were excellent with cleaning staff providing a surprise decoration everyday. Meals were of a very high standard with many different types of food available for both breakfast and dinner - we were spoilt for choice! Playing golf on the two excellent golf courses was made easy for us with staff tranporting our clubs between courses as needed. Our routine involved early breakfast, golf, lunch at the course we had played, other recreation activities in the afternoon then cocktails and dinner at night. We took one day out to tour the north of the island. This provided variety in our experience and for those that had not been to Mauritius previously an important insight into the country and its culture. Altogether a great holiday. Belle Mare Plage can be recommended to anyone, particulaly golfers.
Staff Review 5
The level of service was fine although somewhat coloured by the issues described above. My dealings with Nikki O'Hare were highly professional with prompt replies to any queries I had