Ideal for self-caterers, the comfortable Bel Azur Beach Residence on the white sandy beach of Trou-aux-Biches in the north of Mauritius offers the choice between an incredible ocean view or utmost privacy in the villa area at the back of the property. With neatly-kept communal areas with infinity pool and the hotel’s concierge service, which can fulfil (almost) any wish that you may have, the Bel Azur provides the utmost comfort and security behind guarded gates.
Bel Azur delivers on what its name promises. The turquoise water of the Indian Ocean sparkles right next to your garden gate, with fishing boats swaying on the ocean and palms blowing in the wind. Furthermore, shops, a supermarket, and good restaurants are available within 10 to 15 minutes’ walk. This is a good thing, as the numerous watersports available will certainly make you hungry! Trou-aux-Biches, where a coral reef stretches out along the coast, is ideal for snorkelling and diving or even just relaxing. Parasailing, waterskiing, high-sea fishing, windsurfing, and initial diving experiences will turn your holiday into an adventure. If that’s a little too strenuous for you during your stay, the communal garden or the sun loungers at the infinity pool will provide a calming influence on your holiday and allow you to, if you wish, strike up conversation with other guests. Three different types of accommodation, all high-class and stylish, will ensure that there is something for everyone. Thanks to the possibility of self-catering, you can come and go as you please. If the ocean view is an absolute must for you, book one of the eight Suites, each with two double rooms and a terrace or balcony, or one of the two Penthouse Apartments, each containing three rooms, a balcony, and a lounge terrace. If privacy is more important to you then the two villas at the rear of the property offer their own protected outdoor area, each with its own pool. The hotel’s concierge service will gladly arrange for breakfast or another menu of your choice to be brought directly to your terrace, or for you to enjoy a barbeque and sunset on the beach, or even a massage to help you recover from carrying the heavy diving equipment.
With the colours of the Indian Ocean, the flame trees of Mont Choisy, and the white sand of the beach from Pointe aux Piments to Pointe aux Canonniers are almost impossible for anything else to compete with. Besides that, be sure to enjoy the following cultural sides of Mauritius: the capital, Port Louis, is 20 minutes’ drive away. Here, you can see a rare Blue Mauritius stamp, as well as the Caudan Waterfont. The party and shopping metropolis of Grand Baie, with its jazz clubs and bars is also recommended. Around 2 km south (1.25 miles) in the centre, you will find Triolet with its sugar cane fields and the largest hindu temple on the island, the Maheswarnath Mandir. Besides that, the island’s aquarium is 2 km further south along the coastal road (1.25 miles), while picturesque fishing villages and stylish seafood restaurants such as the Le Pescatore will show you a whole different side to the ocean.
The Bel Azur offers three high quality self-catering room categories: eight Ocean-View Suites, either ground floor or on the first floor, each with two double rooms and a terrace or balcony; two Penthouse Apartments, each with three double rooms, a balcony, and a roof terrace; and two Villas, each with three double rooms on two floors and a private pool, set in the rear of the property.
Amenities: Air conditioning, Baby cot/high chair (on request), Barbecue, Ceiling fan, Furnished terrace or balcony, High chair, In-apartment meals, Non-smoking, Outdoor dining area, Washing machine
Whether from the lounge terrace, which can be shielded from the outside at the flick of a wrist, or from the balcony of the first floor, the fantastic view of the Indian Ocean will allow you to feel the unique charm of Mauritius at all times of day. The gas grill and the open-plan kitchen with dishwasher and microwave allow you to single-handedly prepare traditional meals to try, as well as refreshing fruity drinks. Two air-conditioned en suite rooms for up to four people, each with a comfortable double bed and plenty of storage, allow you to relax whenever you wish. The larger of the two, with its two glass fronts and a small seating area facing the ocean, has a shower, double washbasin, and WC behind a curtain, ensuring nothing will be heard. The smaller, with a closed bathroom, provides calm at the back of the suite. Just a few steps separate the suites from the communal pool so you can enjoy your morning coffee on the sun lounger underneath palm trees, until the insatiable call of the ocean brings you to the beach.
Amenities: Air conditioning, Baby cot/high chair (on request), Barbecue, Ceiling fan, Furnished terrace, High chair, In-villa meals, Non-smoking, Outdoor dining area, Private garden, Private pool, Washing machine
If you would rather have your own completely private area with your own pool, one of the two-storey, comfortably-arranged Villas in the rear of the Bel Azur Beach Residence property are ideal for you, and for up to six guests. The comfortable lounge furniture on the terrace provides the perfect end to a day at the beach with fresh fish right from the grill, especially if you indulge in a private chef. Your modern, open kitchen, behind a glass sliding door, ensures that you can cater for yourself as you wish, as well as prepare ice-cold cocktails in the evening in the half-light or candlelight. Besides the living room, which also has a glass front looking out onto the pool garden, the largest of the three air-conditioned bedrooms has a kingsize bed and an integrated en suite bathroom with shower and bathtub, ideal for a bubbly champagne evening. The second floor offers two further en suite bedrooms, allowing individual sleeping comfort with separate single beds. And, as a guest of a Bel Azur Villa, you will never lose sight of the Indian Ocean, as the hotel’s communal palm garden and pool with sun loungers are available at any time for your use.
Amenities: Air conditioning, Barbecue, Ceiling fan, Furnished rooftop terrace, High chair, In-apartment meals, Non-smoking, Outdoor dining area, Washing machine
The two Penthouse Apartments of the Bel Azur are ideal for up to six guests. The balcony, which can be used as an outdoor living room with its dining corner and Weber grill, and the comfortable furniture and jacuzzi of the sunny roof terrace, ensure that the unique flair of the Indian Ocean is never far away. This can also be experienced downstairs at the communal pool. Inside, why not enjoy a relaxing conversation with a cold glass of wine or a sweet cocktail in the kitchen or on the sofa? Three air-conditioned bedrooms with en suite offer a comfortable kingsize, queensize, or double bed, ensuring restful sleep. The largest bedroom has a private seating corner and a glass sliding door to the lounge terrace. Two of the three shower rooms are, as is often the case on the island, integrated, while a separate WC and bathtub are pleasant extras which you will appreciate. These apartments truly offer the best, and put you closest to the azure holiday sky as possible.