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Romance, Wellness & Dolphins in Tamarin Bay
If you come to Maradiva, you are looking for one thing above all else – peace and relaxation. And that is precisely what we found here – lots of peace, complete privacy, and an extraordinary Ayurvedic spa experience.
The 5-star Maradiva Resort is located on Wolmar Beach – near Flic en Flac. It is situated in a 27-acre tropical garden in the beautiful Tamarin Bay – well known for its stunning sunsets and dolphins.
It is one of the “Leading Hotels of the World” and run by a fifth-generation Mauritian family. It is the only hotel on the island that offers accommodation in villas only and, each one has its own pool!
The romantic hideaway features 65 luxurious and spacious thatched-roof villas, three restaurants, a bar, a water sports boathouse, an award-winning Ayurvedic spa, a Kids Club, luxurious Rolls-Royce transfers and butler service.
Interview with General Manager Francis Longueve
The beach is untouched, 750 meters long and offers plenty of shade and privacy with its huge trees. Since there is a lot of boat traffic, it is suitable for swimming, however, only in specific areas. For snorkeling, you can also go out by boat to the sea.
Luxury Suite Pool Villa
The villas are 163 square meters, with a spacious outdoor lounge, a 15 square meter infinity pool with sunbeds, outdoor garden shower, Hermes amenities and a Bose sound system.
The design is inspired by local Mauritian architecture, it is modern and tastefully decorated with stylish furniture, art and decorative objects.
This beautiful red-whiskered Bulbul visited us more than once.
You have a fantastic view of the pool and the countryside right from your bed. From the Beachfront Suite Villas, you also have great views of the beach and the ocean.
The natural surroundings are exquisitely beautiful and are home to many birds, but unfortunately, also to many mosquitoes. Make sure that you bring along your own mosquito repellent as there is none available in the villa and remember to apply it frequently. Unfortunately, you cannot sleep with open doors – smoking spirals as they had in Bali, would have been perfect.
If you would like to, you can enjoy some romantic time for two with a private dinner on your own terrace.
Exclusive Suite Pool Villa
These luxurious villas are 220 square meters, each one has a 25 square meter infinity pool, a Bose sound system, an outdoor shower, a large bathtub, and they are right on the beach.
The Presidential Suite Villas are 345 square meters have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a 56 square meter infinity pool and are ideal for families and groups.
The large infinity pool is perfect for swimming and relaxing. The ocean and sunset views are incredible – perfect for enjoying a cocktail.
The Maradiva Spa offers Yoga and meditation by experienced practitioners, authentic Ayurvedic treatments and invigorating rituals and ceremonies.
The design is heavily influenced by Indian philosophy, and it is a serene oasis of peace and relaxation. There is a large heated pool with Jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam room and six treatment rooms.
Für Paare gibt einen besonderen Doppel-Behandlungsraum mit großer Badewanne und privatem Garten.
‘FOR TWO’ – AMRUTH – Nectar of the Gods
Two therapists will perform a candle-lit, Aromatherapy Massage, using evocative oils to set the mood for romance. After this indulgent massage, you can enjoy a rose petal bath together and some exclusive time alone with a bottle of champagne.
The absolute highlight of our stay was the consultation with the Ayurvedic doctor, Praveen Nair, followed by an Ayurveda massage. After his analysis, he adjusts the treatments for each guest individually. The treatments help to rejuvenate and embrace body, mind, and soul through deep tissue massages, and aromatherapy sessions for cleansing and regeneration.
Dr. Praveen also gave us some great tips and advice that we can even use at home.
Our Ayurvedic massage with specially made Indian oil started with a head massage, it was followed by a full body massage and ended with a body scrub. The treatment was exceptional and incredibly relaxing. An utterly authentic experience – as if we were in Sri Lanka.
ABHYANGA – Herbal Oil Body Massage
The medicated herbal oil application, Abhyangam is not only a massage but also a program where the oil is liberally applied using soft and gentle strokes in the downward direction. The mere soaking of the body in the prescribed oil for the said duration on a regular basis yields wide – ranging benefits such as good appetite, alertness during the day, good sleep at night and reduced stress levels. It removes fatigue and daily aches and pains, gives a glowing skin and most importantly helps to build your immunity.
This tropical spa is just perfect for relaxation!
The restaurants serve fresh Mediterranean, Mauritian and international cuisine. The herbs, vegetables, fruits, and spices are cultivated in the organic garden on site. Local fishermen catch fresh fish and seafood daily. A dine around option is also offered by the sister hotel, Sands Suites Resort & Spa, and of course, you can also dine in the privacy of your villa.
A scrumptious breakfast with fresh juice, unique salads, fresh fish, delicious freshly baked bread, honey from the resort’s own hives and much more is served buffet style in the main restaurant. For lunch and dinner, a la carte dishes are served. (Menu)
Couples that would like to experience a romantic dinner of a different kind can enjoy a private candlelight dinner for two in the Raj tent.
To watch Kelly, one of the best Japanese chefs on the island, at the Live-Teppanyaki counter is really an experience! You can see and feel her passion for Japanese cuisine! Absolutely worth a visit and it is exceptionally delicious!
The specialty restaurant, Cilantro, serves excellent Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and Indian cuisine. The ambiance is chic, relaxed and classy. The dishes are not only visually pleasing, but also incredibly delicious!
The bar serves local rum cocktails, world-class wines, and international drinks. The Mango Colada is to die for! The Beach Bar also offers snacks and light lunches at the pool.
Honeymoon & Wedding
Honeymoon Special / Wedding Anniversary
Approximately 90% discount on the room rate, including half board for the bride, from 1st June to 30th September. 80% reduction during 1st November and 26th Dec., 5th January and 31st May and 1st and 31st October.
Included: 1x Couples massage, 1x flower petal bath in the Maradiva Spa, 1x candlelight dinner with a bottle of house wine in your villa or on the beach, 1x romantic breakfast in bed with a glass of sparkling wine per person, flower decoration and fruit upon arrival, gift on departure and early check-in and late check-out times subject to availability.
(Valid in Luxury Suite Pool Villa and Beachfront Luxury Suite Pool Villa. Minimum stay of 5 nights applies. Marriage certificate not older than 12 months or for the 5th wedding anniversary and after that every consecutive 5th anniversary. May not be combined with other special offers.)
Wedding Package from 1.000 EUR
Approximately 15% discount on the room rate including half board for up to 3 children up to 12 years in the Luxury Suite Pool Villa or Beachfront Luxury Suite Pool Villa. (May not be combined with other special offers. Discount only valid when the children stay with their parents.)
from 6 nights
1x Couples massage and 1x flower petal bath (before 2 pm) per adult per stay
Kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing, snorkeling trips twice a day, Tamarin Walk, Golf on the Tamarina Championship Golf Course, Biking, Cooking Class
A once in a lifetime experience and highly recommended is Swimming with wild dolphins. The tour with a private boat is about 180 EUR. We did not do it this time around, as we swam with dolphins four years ago Dolphins – a really magical experience.
The villas with their private pools are magnificent. It is a perfect oasis to relax in and enjoy nature. Unfortunately, the mosquitoes were a bit annoying, but we hope that it was only on the cyclone and that there usually are not that many mosquitoes. With its fabulous spa, the extraordinary Ayurveda treatments, the great food at the restaurants and the private villas with their own pools, it is definitely a perfect destination for a romantic holiday.
Room: 65 Pool Villas (6 Garden Suite Pool Villas, 40 Luxury Suite Pool Villas, 11 Beachfront Luxury Suite Pool Villas, 6 Exclusive Suite Villas, 2 Presidential Suite Pool Villas)
Flight duration: Nonstop from Germany (Frankfurt) with Condor in approximately 11 hours
Transfer: About 45 km from the capital Port Louis and 70km from Airport Mauritius (about an hour’s taxi ride)
Taxi: We can highly recommend Dany (Tel. Nr.: +230 5946-2899). Very reliable and nice!
Vaccinations: Not necessary
Air Temperature: 15 – 36 degrees Celsius
Water Temperature: 23-30 degrees Celsius
Best Travel time: Summer: April – May & September – November. Wet: December – April Winter: May – November (cooler and drier). Mauritius has a tropical climate with year-round heat. Thanks to the south-east trade winds, it never is too humid.
Time difference: CET + 4 hours
Price: From 360 EUR per night including breakfast
Romantic Highlight: Candlelight dinner on the beach
Special features: Beautiful pool villas, loads of privacy, great Ayurveda Spa with fantastic treatments, excellent Japanese and Indian food in the restaurants
Perfect for: Honeymooners, couples, people seeking peace and quiet, romantics, nature lovers and families
The Leading Hotels of the World
World Leading Luxury Island Resort – World Travel Award 2016Mauritius Leading Spa Resort – World Travel Award 2016World Leading Luxury Island Resort – World Travel Award 2016
Excellence in Spa – 7 Stars Global Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle 2016
„Best Luxury Sanctuary“ (Beste Luxusoase) – SENSES Awards 2012 Berlin
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Note: Our stay was partially sponsored by Maradiva Villa Resort & Spa. Thank you so much! Nonetheless, the opinions voiced in this article are 100% our own!