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MAURITIUS ESCAPE
» 31 Oct 2011
INTERCONTINENTAL MAURITIUS RESORT BALACLAVA FORT

Overlooking the Indian Ocean, InterContinental Mauritius Resort is beautifully nestled in the secluded Bay of Balaclava, near Baie-aux-Tortues. The resort is ideally located only a few minutes away from the capital (Port-Louis) and a mere 15-minute drive from Grand-Baie, the vibrant village famous for its exquisite sights and sounds. The resort’s idyllic natural setting, combined with its proximity to various exciting sites, appeals to guests who long for tropical tranquility as well as those who seek a more stimulating vacation. The hotel proposes 210 luxurious rooms, elegantly designed and equipped with modern facilities: lavishly-appointed attached bathrooms, cosy terraces, high speed internet, satellite TV channels, mini-bar, safe-box, and 24-hour room service amongst others allow guests to soak in exemplary comfort. Spacious Deluxe rooms boast superb views of the turquoise lagoon and some feature enticing Jacuzzis that promise ultimate relaxation. Inter- Continental Mauritius Resort also caters for families, dedicating 40 twobedroom Family rooms to cater for their needs. As for Presidential Suites, they are characterized by intimacy and exclusivity. With private hot tubs,terraces and balconies which face the magnificent bay, the suites are designed for sumptuous living and offer spectacular views of the vast blue ocean.

Enchanting atmosphere

When it comes to culinary pleasures, the resort presents a wide variety of fine dining options, merging both local and international cuisine. Guests may choose among five restaurants that reflect the island’s rich cultural legacies. Creative Asian dishes are savoured at Noble House, while at Segala guests will taste fresh fish and succulent meats right by the beach, where the lapping waves and cool sea breeze create an enchanting atmosphere. At Veda, aromatic spices tease the palate and promise exciting modern dishes fused with traditional Indian ingredients. For those who desire a voyage of the senses, Senso serves an incredible international buffet with specialty dishes from the different continents. As for the three bars, they set the mood for fun and relaxation; feet in the pool, one may sip a tropical cocktail at Sugar-Cane bar, or enjoy fine local rum at Barracuda while admiring the panoramic seascape. The chefs’ culinary know-how extends to creating authentic menus for business events. In fact, InterContinental Mauritius is well-known for its superior business facilities and professional planners. A first-rate personalized service ensures worry-free meetings and conferences that are certain to make excellent impressions. The inspiring environment is also conducive to successful outdoor training and team-building activities.

Havens of peace

A truly exceptional spot at InterContinental Mauritius is the private islet which carries one to a world of tropical delight. The venue is ideal to celebrate weddings or host cocktail parties. At dusk, the scenery is particularly breathtaking as the ocean is lit by the radiant sunset hues that span the sky, adding a touch of romance to one’s vacation. In fact, the vast hotel grounds offer wide-ranging entertainment choices. Some may enjoy a refreshing dip in one of the two outdoor pools while others indulge in invigorating work-outs at the fullyequipped gym. Water-sports enthusiasts, on the other hand, will love the activities proposed at the boathouse. Diving and snorkeling allow guests to discover astonishing marine treasures. Children are in for a treat as well: fully supervised by professionals, they will delight in craft-making, nature expeditions and the diverse games proposed at the Kid’s Club.

For a rejuvenating wellness experience, guests may luxuriate in the extensive selection of signature treatments at the Angsana Spa. A majestic tree found in the tropical rainforest of Asia, the Angsana is known for its crown of fragrant golden flowers that bloom unexpectedly. Angsana Spa embodies this magnificence and favours aromatic oils, herbs and spices with ancient healing powers; as the scents of exotic oils such as the rosemary, lavender, jasmine and frangipani waft in the air, guests will embark on a journey filled with tropical sensations. The seven treatment rooms are absolute havens of peace and relaxation, catering for individuals as well as couples. Featuring a steam-bath, whirlpool, cold pool, sauna and beauty salon amongst others, the prestigious Spa is a must-stop for a revitalizing break.

InterContinental Mauritius Resort caters for varied needs and tastes while maintaining an outstanding level of service. The warmth, attention to detail and genuine hospitality that characterize the resort make it an ideal choice for an unforgettable stay. No wonder it’s one of the best-loved beach holiday destinations.

WITH OVER 150 UPSCALE LUXURY HOTELS AND RESORTS IN SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST CHERISHED DESTINATIONS, INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP IS RENOWNED FOR ITS REMARKABLY HIGH STANDARD OF SERVICE AND WORLD-CLASS ACCOMMODATION. THE RESORTS ARE ESPECIALLY APPRECIATED FOR THE WAY THEY BLEND WITH THE LOCAL CULTURE TO PROVIDE A UNIQUE AND AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE. ONE OF THESE GEMS IS FOUND ON THE STUNNING NORTH-WEST COAST OF MAURITIUS, RIGHT ALONG AN IMMACULATE STRETCH OF GOLDEN BEACH THAT SPARKLES IN THE SUN ALL YEAR ROUND

By Jyotee Ramkhelawon

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