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…respectively our second honeymoon and our first wedding anniversary
The romantic and exclusive 5-star luxury oasis for couples and honeymooners in Mauritius
As last year we married in the Seychelles, the first wedding anniversary had to be something special and comparable, too. After some searching I easily found something in Mauritius. This isle is increasingly popular among honeymooners.
So we decided to spend our second honeymoon in the Angsana Balaclava Mauritius, a dreamlike hotel with lots of private atmosphere which is ideal for couples and just weds.
The new 5-star boutique hotel of the Angsana Hotels & Resorts and the renowned Banyan Tree Group is located at the white beach of Baie aux Tortes, which could just as easily be the picture on a post card. This beach is in the north-west of the island and is located at a distance of only 15minutes by car from the capital Port Louis. It has been opened only in the year 2011.
The unique architecture of the hotel with the thatched roofs, rattan walls, teak wood furniture, local art and the stone floors is characterized by Asian, Oriental and African influences. The romantic atmosphere with the tropical, wonderful trees and plants and the harmonic design that lets all elements perfectly merge, ensure a wonderful calming and relaxing atmosphere.
The motto of the hotel is “your home away from home”. And we have really felt that. The employees were super friendly and very attentive. They are really trying to answer one’s wishes and they give great words of advice for expeditions, etc. We received the best advices by Kiran (at the front desk). He was really incredibly zealous and he knows his stuff!
Infinity sport pool and the seawater laguna pool
The hotel has 52 generously and luxuriously equipped suites and villas. So you have lots of private atmosphere! The suites are spread into three-level buildings all over the tropical gardens or directly at the beach. All of them are equipped with a king size bed, a bathroom with separate shower, bathrobes and slipper shoes, hairdryer, telephone, WiFi, TV, DVD-/CD player, mini bar, Nespresso machine, safe, air condition, balcony or terrace.
Garden Suite: ca. 72 m², with combined living room / bedroom.
Spa Suite: ca. 84 m², terrace or balcony with private swimming pool (ca. 13 m²). Dairy spa treatments are included (unfortunately not combinable with the honeymoon offers).
Beach Front Suite: ca. 180 m² (ground floor villas), respectively ca. 125 m² (villas on the first floor). Separate living room, bathroom with a bathtub made of natural rock with a marvelous sea view, steam bath. The ground floor villas have a terrace, a private swimming pool (ca. 52 m²), a Jacuzzi and direct beach access. The villas on the first floor have a balcony and a private swimming pool (ca. 25 m²).
We stayed at one of the Beach Front Suites (also called Ocean View Suite) on the first floor. Many thanks to the Angsana Balaclava for the upgrade! We really enjoyed our stay! The suite is a dream!
Ocean View Suite on the first floor with absolute private atmosphere and a great Infinity Pool
An oasis to relax in with a spectacular view of the sunset.
Beach Front Suite with direct beach access and jacuzzi.
Imperial Villa: ca. 770 m², 3 bedrooms spread over the two stories, with an own swimming pool, living and dining room with a little kitchen, with a veranda and sea view.
I shall now turn to the food: We have never ever in our lives eaten so well and so much. You just had to eat so much because it was simply too yummy! The choice of food for breakfast and dinner was awesome. The hotel has two restaurants, the Restaurant Oryza for breakfast and dinner and the the Passion Grill & Bar at the seawater pool for lunch.
In the Oryza the gifted Balinese chef Nyoman Suardi N. spoils his guests with an exotic Asian fusion cuisine, tempting international and European food, an authentic Creole and spicy Indian cuisine. You can choose every evening from the 4 starters, 4 main dishes and 4 desserts. Many times we would have liked to try every one of them. Really, one is spoilt for choice.
You can also order your meals in your suite or you can have a romantic dinner at the beach, at the pool or on the footbridge of the resort.
I love the Creole chicken curry. I am confident to publish the recipe soon here.
The Sylea Bar and Lounge offers exotic cocktails and little snacks.
An absolute highlight of the hotel is the exclusive and prizewinning Angsana Spa with 9 Spa pavilions. Here they offer Asian treatments with hydrothermal applications like e.g. Ayurveda, Rainmist, Hamam or steam treatments. The professional therapists enjoyed the famous education at the Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Thailand. We had a great Javanese massage and afterwards we were wonderfully relaxed and tousled. 🙂
There is also a Vitality Pool with loungers, Hamam, steam bath, the possibility for yoga and meditation and a beauty shop at your disposal.
For our wedding anniversary we chose the In-Room Dining and we ordered our breakfast in bed. Like this we could enjoy the view and we were all alone.
A great surprise from the hotel: In the evening we were spoilt with a great little wedding cake!
After the honeymoon dinner at the swimming pool or under the pavilion the bathtub and the bed are lovingly prepared with petals. These all are lovely little things that make your holiday something very special.
The great things from your suite can be bought in the Gallery.
The hotel also offers water sports like snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, water skiing, sea angling, excursions by glass bottom boat and sailing. An excursion by glass bottom boat to a beautiful riff is especially interesting when the water from the river has been washed to the beach. This happens once in a while, but you can enjoy the time at the beach in spite of that.
As contribution to nature conservation the hotel has an own laboratory for the conservation of the corals and of the eco-system. Among the activities of the laboratory there is laboratory works, planting of corals and guided snorkeling tours.
Every single employee and waiter was super friendly and incredibly attentive. Here you are really spoilt and you can relax at the best. In our opinion this was the best service from all hotels we have ever stayed at. No desire remains open. For the honeymoon, a romantic holiday for two or just to take a break from everyday life and relax – this is the perfect hotel! We can warmly recommend it!
And here you can also wonderfully get married. The wedding ceremony takes place either in the garden of the Imperial Villa or on a wonderful spot at the dreamlike beach.
Air temperature: 15 – 36 degrees
Water temperature: 23 – 30 degrees
Best time to come: November – April
Prices: 50% discount for the newlyweds (up to 12 months after the wedding), fruit basket, wine, honeymoon dinner
Board: half board with breakfast buffet and A-la-Carte dinner
Overall evaluation: *****
Special features: excellent service | romantic & relaxing atmosphere | wonderful suites with own swimming pools
The General Manager Pascal Prigent gives us a little insight into the special features of the Hotel Angsana Balaclava:
Turtle Bay, Balaclava,
Republic of Mauritius
TEL +230 204 1888
FAX +230 204 1862
Fact Sheet (englisch)