Beachcomber Trou Aux Biches Golf Resort & Spa
It is evident when we see a huge storm cloud rolling in that the Mauritians have a great sense of humour. Laughing at the horrified faces of their passengers on board the motorboat, they crack jokes as we make our way back to the shore after our snorkelling trip. Moments before the sky had been a brilliant blue with no clouds, but less than five minutes later the storm cloud had passed, drenching us in a short but cooling burst of rain.
June is the "rainy" season in Mauritius but when the clouds roll in they linger for no longer than 10-15 minutes and then are replaced by the brilliant weather that you see on postcards.
Our trip has begun in Trou Aux Biches, one of the most luxurious Beachcomber resorts, and my breath was taken away instantly. As we made our way through the palm tree-fringed resort we saw couples and families dining in restaurants surrounded by a man-made waterfall, in secluded pagodas over the water with three waiters singing Happy Birthday to a laughing couple. After our flight from Stansted, with a stopover in Dubai, I am excited to eat traditional Mauritian food. The waiters brought over such incredible food, fresh grilled fish, soups and delicious desserts, that we feel we must thank the chef personally and we give him a standing ovation.
After I am full of food and ready to go to my room, one of the staff asks if he can escort me in a buggy. I hop on the back so I can watch the stunning resort whip past me as he meanders past the resort. We pass the tree-lined spa, tennis court and moonlit pool. When I tell him what room I am in he gives me a lopsided smile and asks if he can escort me up. He wants to see my reaction as he knows, but I don't, that I will be in the Tropical Suite.
"Are you ready?" he asks me.
"Sure", I say, waiting sleepily outside my door.
He cocks his head at me, "Are you sure? You may want to take a deep breath for this one ..." He opens the door for me and lets me pass inside.
He was right - the room did take my breath from me as I felt it pass my lips in a gasp. The room is huge, with tall ceilings and a cool panelled floor. I walk briskly through each room, trying to soak it in and scrambling for my phone so I can take pictures. The living room is vast, with glass doors that lead onto a terrace that connects the living room and the bedroom. Out on the terrace, there is a seated swing, chairs and tables that I am already planning on curling up on with a book later. The patio is lit so that you could sit out even when it is fully dark. I then walk through to the bedroom which has the biggest bed that I have ever seen, before going into the bathroom, which is where I am shocked. In the middle of the room is a huge round tub which looks more like a pool than a bath, a dressing area where the concierge has already placed my bags and an outdoor shower which I instantly try, and it reminds me of summer rain.
I fall asleep in my bed, gleeful at my trip already and excited for what tomorrow will bring. I wake up early, and once on my patio with a cup of coffee I spy something else below - my own plunge pool! A morning swim is just what I needed before I joined the others for a buffet breakfast of creole eggs, pastries, fresh fruit and antipasti.
Trou aux Biches offers a wide range of food experiences - a choice of 6 restaurants including Thai, Italian and Indian cuisine, fish, buffet and ‘a la carte’ dining.
La Caravelle: International restaurant which is open for breakfast and dinner.
Le Deck - Beach bar serving fish specialties. Open for a la carte lunch and for half board dinner.
Blue Ginger - Thai restaurant, open 6 days a week for dinner.
Mahiya - Indian restaurant, open 6 days a week for dinner.
Il Corallo - Italian restaurant, open 6 days a week for dinner.
Trou Aux Biches caters to families and couples alike, and it is evident in the luxury design of each room that the same care goes into the family and standard rooms as it does to the suites. You can choose from:
Junior Suite which can accommodate: 2 adults and 1 baby
Tropical Junior Suite which can accommodate 2 adults, 1 child and a baby
Family Suite which can accommodate 2 adults and 3 children
Beachfront Suite with Pool which can accommodate 2 adults, 1 child and a baby
Beachfront Senior Suite with Pool which can accommodate 2 adults, 1 child and a baby
Two Bedroom Pool Villa which can accommodate 4 adults and 1 child
Three Bedroom Pool Villa which can accommodate 4 adults and 3 children
The villas have their own butler entrance, kitchen, private garden, plunge pool, fully equipped kitchen, butler service, decked terrace and barbeque area.
The children's clubs are free at the resort and welcome children from the ages of 3-12. The Beachcomber Trou Aux Biches spa is also incredible, with its own pools and gardens with floating stones and a relaxed ambiance. The spa treatment rooms are outside in al fresco huts with strawed roofs. You will be an enclosed garden with outdoor shower and some even have plunge pools.
There are also bars, free water sports and land sports, golf greens, tennis courts, a gym and so much more.
You can find more about the Trou Aux Biches resort here >>
Or call us on 0800 707 6229
- 4th July 2018