Agent review: Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa, Mauritius

By Linsey McNeill
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Not Just Travel homeworker Gemma Standish stayed at Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa in Mauritius, here’s what she has to say about it:

What I loved

The resort is beautiful with two sides, one adult only with 40 rooms, a pool and a bar area and a steak restaurant, and the other, in the main hotel, has a number of room types, including two-bedroom apartments. This hotel is brilliant for families as the rooms are huge and so spacious. I stayed in the lead-in room type, and still we couldn’t believe the size! And all the rooms are sea-facing, which is an added bonus.

All activities are included, such as a fun trip on a glass-bottomed boat to see the fish. Once a week a DJ plays relaxed music on the beach, and watching the sunset with the soft music was an incredible memory for me.

What I also really liked about the Victoria Beachcomber was that the children’s club was on the beach. Although we did not use this facility due to my little boy being under three, if I was a parent using it, I would love the fact I can still see them. I was also told by another person staying at the hotel how well-managed the babysitting services were.

Who would it suit?

I recommend this hotel for couples wanting something a bit more special, such as a swim-up room, and also for families because the rooms are so big, but I really do think this is a good all-round hotel for anyone, there is something for them all.

It is an ideal hotel for any looking to explore the capital Port Louis and also Grand Baie as it is right in-between them both.

Does is offer value for money?

I would rate this hotel 10 out of 10 for value for money.

How does it compare to other Mauritius hotels?

Although I did not stay at the other hotels in Mauritius, I did visit two other Beachcomber properties.

The five-star Trou Aux Biches is absolutely stunning, very peaceful with incredible ocean views. It has some amazing rooms, including a beach bungalow with plunge pool and two- or three-bedroom villas with private pools and butler service, which were beautiful. Quite a few of the room options had outdoor showers which I thought was something really special about this hotel. It also had a great choice of restaurants, I ate at one (Beachcomber allows you to dine at different properties) and the food was incredible, the views stunning and the atmosphere very peaceful. This hotel felt very luxurious and had lots of events on such as rum tasting and cooking classes (at an extra charge) but I felt this would make a trip for a couple very special. This hotel had recently also started to become popular with golfers. 

I also visited the Canonnier , which is located on a historic peninsula (home to an ancient lighthouse, the ruins of an old fortress (now a club for teenagers) and several old cannons with yet again beautiful views of the Indian Ocean). This is a four-star property with 283 rooms and two-bedroom apartments with garden views, making it a good option for larger families. I really loved the spa here, located in a Banyan tree which I thought was something different. This is a nice hotel for families, it even has a crazy golf section overlooking the ocean. Getting into the is a bit rockier, so the hotel did recommend beach shoes. 

Would you book it?

Since I have got back, I have booked a wedding at Trou Aux Biches followed by the honeymoon at Victoria Beachcomber, plus two honeymoons at Victoria Beachcomber.

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