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The Residence - Luxury holidays to Mauritius

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  • About this holiday

    The Residence Mauritius is located on the east coast of the island which is well known for its beautiful beaches. Expressions Holidays recommends this resort for its beautiful beachfront location as well as the friendly and stylish atmosphere. The children's club and nursery are great for young families, as a broad range of activities are on offer, from beach games and crab hunting to trips to the water park and pony rides. Teenagers will be occupied with the range of water sports. Adults will also enjoy these activities plus the fabulous spa. The village of Flacq is only fifteen minutes away from the Residence Mauritius by car and is home to the country’s largest open air market. Families will enjoy trips to the Waterpark Leisure Village and Belle Mare Beach.

    Client testimonial: 'My wife and I had a wonderful vacation at The Residence - our senior suite really was something special and had a veranda leading to a lawn surrounded by well-tended tropical trees and plants and a short path to a secluded beach. The cuisine and service were of the highest order.'

    The journey and how you get there


    Welcome fruit basket, Paddle boating, Hobie cat, Waterskiing, Windsurfing, Canoe kayak.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways London to Mauritius, private transfer in an executive family car and dinner, bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for a family holiday at The Residence Mauritius are for a family of 2 adults and 2 children under twelve for seven nights in the lowest priced room type for families.
    Low Season £6,990
    High Season £8,880
    Based on sharing two colonial garden view rooms.
    Many other room types are available on request from us. The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Up to 30% discount long stay in Mauritius 2019
      Book now and receive a 25% discount on 6 to 13-night stays from 7 January 2019 until 21 December 2019. For stays of 14 nights or longer, this offer is increased to a 30% discount. Restrictions apply.
    • Book before 31st August 2019 Offer
      Book a stay before the 31st August 2019 and receive a discount off our contract rates. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
      Receive a 30% discount for stays between 1st June and 30th September 2019 or 22nd December to 5th January 2020.
      Receive a 20% discount off stays between 1st October and 21st December 2019 or 6th January to 30th April 2020.
    • Indian Ocean 2019 autumn early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to the Indian Ocean by 31 August 2019 for stays between now and 30 November 2019 and receive a reduction of £100 per person.
    • Indian Ocean 2020 early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to the Indian Ocean by 30 September 2019 for stays between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020 and receive a reduction of £150 per person.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    The Residence Mauritius is a hotel that offers a fantastic range of leisure facilities and activities for families in friendly and stylish surroundings.

    Hotel description

    The Residence Mauritius is a striking five star hotel occupying a position on a glorious stretch of white sand beach on the east coast of the island. The hotel has an atmosphere that is relaxed and calm, stylish and sophisticated. This is enhanced by the magnificent entrance hall, with its soaring ceilings and white pillars complemented by huge Indian wall carvings that add oriental flavour.
    The bedrooms at The Residence Mauritius are all very spacious and are decorated in an understated, contemporary way, with elegant furniture, light colours and natural fabrics. Orchids and other flowers are present in every room, continuing the discreet tropical feel of the resort. The cool white of the buildings spreads out through the gardens down to the brilliant turquoise of the sea. The beach is an outstanding feature of the The Residence Mauritius, a kilometre long and of fine white sand, flanked by a reef-protected turquoise sea. At lunchtimes you can wander the length of the beach or wind your way through the palms of the garden to the Plantation Restaurant. Built in the style of a traditional Mauritian plantation house, this restaurant serves superb seafood and Creole cuisine under the filao trees. Refreshing homemade sorbets and ice creams can be enjoyed in the Verandah restaurant overlooking the pool and the sea. A very special feature of The Residence Mauritius is the Sanctuary, where exotic furnishings complement a range of services such as yoga, meditation and massage to induce a sense of rest and wellbeing. The hotel also offers an extensive range of water sports at the Yacht Club, located at the far end of the beach. Children can enjoy an excellent selection of activities such as crab hunting and beach games at the Planter’s Kids’ Club. The Residence Mauritius is a hotel that offers a fantastic range of leisure facilities and activities for families in friendly and stylish surroundings.


    Belle Mare

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    All year.

    Distance from airport

    About 1 hour by car.

    Closest airport


    Room types

    135 rooms and 28 suites. All rooms have king-size or twin beds, private bathroom with separate bath and shower, private patio or balcony, air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, CD/DVD player, minibar, telephone, hairdryer, walk-in wardrobe, safe, tea and coffee facilities, desk, vanity, living area, .
    Colonial Garden View room.
    Colonial Ocean View room with partial ocean view.
    Colonial Oceanfront room.
    Colonial Garden View Junior Suite with terrace.
    Colonial Garden View Senior Suite with terrace.
    Colonial Ocean View Suite with four-poster bed, living room, terrace and internet access.
    Colonial Oceanfront Suite with four-poster bed, two bathrooms, living room, terrace and internet access.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at The Residence Mauritius include: 24-hour room service, swimming pool, 3 restaurants, hairdresser, The Sanctuary beauty centre, boutiques, children’s club, babysitting, private butler service for every room and suite, unpacking service and complimentary ironing service for 2 items upon arrival, luggage stored out of room until departure, complimentary welcome fruit basket.

    Water sports

    Complimentary: Waterskiing, windsurfing, hobie cat, canoe, kayak, snorkelling, paddle boats, glass-bottom boat, line fishing.
    Chargeable: Deep-sea fishing, catamaran cruise, scuba diving, under-sea walk, parasailing.

    Land sports

    Complimentary: Three floodlit tennis courts, aerobics, volley ball, fitness equipment, steam room, sauna.

    Chargeable: Horse riding can be arranged, under-sea walk.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Sports nearby


    Children of all ages are very welcome all year round. The Planters Kids' Club is complimentary for children aged 3 to 12 from 9.00 am to 10.00 pm daily. Advantageous prices for children sharing with their parents or in their own room.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    The east coast of Mauritius is well known for its beautiful beaches. The village of Flacq is located fifteen minutes by car from The Residence Mauritius and has the country’s largest open air market.

    Children's club: The Planters Kid’s Club operates year round from 9am to 10pm for children aged between 3 and 12 years old and is free of charge. The club is located in a mansion set in the tropical gardens just moments from the beach. There is a broad range of activities offered by the club, from beach games, snorkelling, crab hunting and vegetable carving, to trips to the water park and pony rides. Activities will depend on the age of the children. The ratio of staff to children is at least 1:8, depending on the activity and there is always a minimum of 1 first aid trained staff member working. Lunches and dinners are provided for a supplement, which have been designed to please even the fussiest of eaters.
    Babysitting: In-room babysitting for children aged up to 3 years old is available in daytime and evening at a charge and must be pre-booked, at least 3 hours before arrival. Prices vary depending on time of day and meals can be provided.
    Creche: The creche is open from 8am to 11pm and caters for infants from 0-3 years old for a charge. All babysitters have a first aid qualification and meals can be provided either in room or at the kids' club.
    Baby listening: Is not available at the hotel.
    Pre-ordering service: It is possible to order provisions for infants and toddlers which you will receive in your room on arrival. Please ask for details.
    Children's entertainment: DVDs and video games, books and board games are available. Evening family entertainment is provided, for example every Friday the Cinema Under The Stars is held. There is a children's pool with clearly indicated depths and a lifeguard between 6am and 6pm. The sea is also safe for swimming and a coastguard patrols regularly. A range of water sports are available at the hotel, including snorrkelling, water skiing and water games. There are no age restrictions for the water sports and life jackets can be provided upon request. In terms of land sports, the options are numerous. Badminton, table tennis, dance, football, dodge ball and handball are all available, as well as more unusual activities such as sand castle competitions, hide and seek, and musical games. There is also a children's playground and the hotel concierge can arrange excursions for the whole family to enjoy.
    Restrictions: There is an adult only zone beside one of the pools, allowing adults to relax. To access the spa or gym, under 18s must have their parent's or guardian's permission. Bike hire is only available for adults.
    Medical services: A doctor is on call at the hotel and there is 24-hour first aid cover. The nearest hospital is 45 minutes by car from the hotel and the nearest clinic just 15 minutes by car.
    Family dining: Children are allowed in all of the restaurants at the resort, with the same dining times as adults. Highchairs are available for young children and there is an individual children’s menu. À la carte is available for children and orders should be placed prior to mealtimes.
    Family rooms: All room types are suitable for children and 66 interconnecting rooms are available. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults, 1 infant and 1 child in a Garden View Junior Suite, and 2 adults and 2 children in a Garden View Senior Suite or Colonial Ocean View Suite. An extra bed or cot can be added upon request and free of charge. Electric sockets are hidden for your children's safety.
    Children's amenities: The hotel is able to provide bottle-sterilising kits, bottle-heating facilities, kettles, nightlights and children’s safety features on request. Please ask for details. Child seats can be requested for transfer vehicles.

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    Airport:15 minutes by speedboat. Please note that the resort is one hour ahead of official Maldives time.
    Size: 298 square kilometres of land on 1192 islands in an area of sea measuring 754 kilometres long and 118 kilometres wide.
    Currency:Rufiya (£1 = 17 rufiyas)Population 300,000
    Temperature:Temperatures are consistently hot averaging about 31 degrees Centigrade. Sea temperatures average about 27 degrees Centigrade. The year is divided into two monsoon periods, the north-east monsoon from December to March (drier) and the south-west monsoon from May to November (wetter months with stronger winds).


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