Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa – Mauritius
Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa is the only five-star luxury all-villa resort situated on the West Coast of Mauritius, a local region famous for its amazing sunset and its dry and warm climate. With a prime location, the resort is endowed with a long stretch of pristine beach that affords views of the spectacular rock of Le Morne Mountain and lazily borders a calm Indian Ocean, glittering in the bright sun all year round.
As a small family owned hotel, its uniqueness lies in its rich authentic Mauritian experience heritage. The resort comprises of 65 spacious villas, each with its own private patio, infinity plunge pool and butler service.
Maradiva is all about quality, authenticity and nature. It is the entire experience that comes together to create the magic of Maradiva. Over 200 staff members dedicated to guests’ wellbeing, a personalized butler service, the legendary Mauritian hospitality; so many reasons for which your first stay at Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa will certainly not be your last!
Most guests, couples or families, who come for the serene ambience, hole up in these plush abodes, though active types can partake in a variety of activities, like kayaking, windsurfing and water skiing. The natural setting figures prominently at the two excellent restaurants, which draw on an organic garden for herbs and spices, and showcase seafood delivered daily by local fishermen.
The Maradiva Spa, a unique concept, has brought together the wisdom and heritage of the Asian philosophies of wellness and well-being. Divinity from which the name Diva has come. The place for physical mental and spiritual well being, to achieve this, spa focused on holistic and healing approach. We offer Yoga and meditation mastered by accomplished practitioners, authentic Ayurveda treatments, and exclusive signature services. Royal traditions of wellness, holistic treatments involving body therapies, reviving and meaningful rituals and ceremonies, and unique natural products blended by hand come together to offer a truly calming experience.
Crystal-clear lagoons sheltered by a coral reef ripple with the promise of a refreshing dip and other fun activities for those looking to relax, explore the waters, venture out further or take on a challenge. The boat house is your gateway to an extensive range of watersport activities and will provide you with modern equipment as well as a team of professional instructors.
- Catamaran and sunset cruises
Discover the West coast on a luxury catamaran and explore the turquoise waters of the Tamarin Bay. This relaxing cruise will take you snorkelling in crystal clear waters, then sail on to Benitier Island where you will enjoy a mouth-watering seafood barbecue.
An exclusive West Coast experience! Do not miss this unforgettable rendez-vous with wild dolphins in the blue waters of Tamarin, not far away from the resort.
- Deep sea fishing
Enjoy this truly exciting Mauritian experience! Big game fishing on the West coast of Mauritius, renowned for its marlins, and feel the thrill of the catch. Comfortable and luxury deep sea fishing boats with the best fishing equipments are at your disposal.
- Scuba diving
The Mauritian underwater world is an incomparable exploration scene that will delight beginners and professional divers. The exotic colourful creatures in their natural habitat makes for an outstanding experience!
- Golf Courses
Mauritius is becoming one of the world’s premier golfing destinations. The closest course at Tamarina is just a 15-minute drive away. Designed by Rodney Wright, this magnificent 18-hole championship setup, spread over 106 acres of Savannah, affords breathtaking views of Rempart Mountain and Tamarin Bay.
- Horse RacingHorse racing is one of the most established sports activities in Mauritius. The Crown Lodge, a private suite at the Champ de Mars will allow guests to experience the euphoria of horse racing from a strategic vantage point that provides an unobstructed view of the finish line and the paddock. The VIP Lounge offers a unique excursion which combines history, tradition, glamour and excitement.
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Once thought to be the preserve of nearby Madagascar, wildlife tourism in Mauritius is rapidly gaining in popularity. And why wouldn’t it? Mauritius has saved more bird species from extinction than any other country on earth, with the result that you can now see two of the loveliest birds of the Indian Ocean – the pink pigeon and the Mauritian kestrel – at various places around the island. Giant tortoises – in captivity in their hundreds, or roaming free on Île aux Aigrettes – are another drawcard, while dolphins, whales and sharks are just three highlights of the island’s richly biodiverse marine environment.
The Mauritian Table
Foodies of the world, rejoice! Mauritius is winning plaudits for the excellence of its food, and that goes for fine-dining restaurants at five-star resorts as well as beachside shacks serving fish just off the boat. Curries, seafood and staples like the thankfully ubiquitous salade d’ourite (octopus salad) owe their presence to influences from Mauritius’ Indian, Chinese, French and Creole communities – less a melting pot than a wonderfully aromatic cooking pot. The charming tradition of the table d’hôte, the family table opened to all and covered with the signature dishes of Mauritian home cooking, captures the essence of the warm local welcome.
Mauritius is rightly famed for its sapphire-blue waters, powder-white beaches and, yes, luxury resorts that provide a front-row seat onto some of the most beautiful views in the Indian Ocean. These are places of the utmost refinement, of impeccable service, of facilities that range from pampering spas, designer rooms and extensive watersports options to dreamy swimming pools, expansive palm-strewn grounds and world-class restaurants. Your stay will live long in the memory and will have you dreaming of a return. Partly that’s because of the supreme levels of comfort and luxury. But it’s also thanks to the resorts’ discretion and warmth, and the unmistakable sense of being treated like royalty.
What to do, what to do? Lie on a beach all day? Or enjoy the wonderful range of activities on offer? Either way, you can’t really lose and there’s not much you can’t do here on the water – highlights include kitesurfing, boat excursions to the beautiful islands of the lagoon, and the full suite of paddling activities offered by hotels and beach operators. But the diving and snorkelling here is terrific, encircled as Mauritius is by shallow waters, a coral reef, sublime underwater topography and a dramatic ocean drop-off. On land, you’ll need to decide between fabulous hiking, horse riding and even championship-standard golf courses. Decisions, decisions…