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Mauritius & Seychelles

THE BEACHCOMBER COLLECTION NOV 2010 – DEC 2011

ROYAL PALM | DINAROBIN | PARADIS | TROU AUX BICHES | SHANDRANI | LE VICTORIA | LE CANONNIER | LE MAURICIA | SAINTE ANNE


Beachcomber is dedicated to Mauritius and the Seychelles. ‘‘ Take advantage of our first-hand experience and unrivalled knowledge – it’s something you’ll find hard to get with anyone else.

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CONTENTS

The Beachcomber Experience

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Sainte Anne Resort & Spa

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The Beachcomber Advantage

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Beachcomber families

64-65

Beachcomber’s Mauritius & the Seychelles

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Beachcomber weddings & honeymoons

66-69

Royal Palm

10-15

Beachcomber sports & activities

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Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa

16-21

All-inclusive

72-73

Paradis Hotel & Golf Club

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Club at Dinarobin

Trou Aux Biches Resort & Spa

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Half-board Plus

Shandrani Resort & Spa

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Airlines

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Le Victoria

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Important information

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Le Canonnier

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Beachcomber resort plans

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Le Mauricia

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A BEACHCOMBER EXCLUSIVE FOR REPEAT CLIENTS Don't forget – if you've travelled with us to a Beachcomber hotel in the past 5 years, we'll give you an extra repeat client discount off the cost of your half-board accommodation when you book with us again.

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BEACHCOMBER ADVANTAGE

There are so many extra touches and thoughtful details included

Upgrade to all-inclusive from just £10 a night for honeymooners

when you choose to stay at a Beachcomber hotel. Here’s just a taste

Enjoy the widest selection of activities, drinks and wonderful dining

of all we can offer you. ESPECIALLY FOR FAMILIES Complimentary Bob Marlin Miniclubs for 3 to 12 year olds are

Shandrani Resort & Spa is fantastic; in our opinion it offers the island’s finest all-inclusive package, with champagne by the glass, à la carte dining and much more

included with your holiday price at all our hotels

For more details please turn to the hotel pages or pages 72-73.

Teenagers Club at Trou Aux Biches and Teenagers programme

HALF-BOARD PLUS AND THE CLUB AT DINAROBIN

at Le Victoria during busy periods Under 18 year olds receive our child rates and offers Family-friendly accommodation with rooms, suites and apartments to suit every size family Special all-inclusive rates – available for adults and children Great land and water sports – most included free with your stay

Enhance your luxury holiday by upgrading to Half-board Plus at Paradis, Trou Aux Biches and Sainte Anne. As well as breakfast and dinner you’ll enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch and wine with dinner, for just £20 a night per person Upgrade to a Club Suite at Dinarobin for complimentary private membership of The Club, with exclusive facilties and services

For more details, see pages 64-65.

For more details, see pages 74-75.

AMAZING ACTIVITIES – WATER-SKI FREE

AN EXCLUSIVE WEDDING DAY – GUARANTEED AT ALL OUR RESORTS

Many land and water sports are included free with your

Marry at any Beachcomber hotel and we guarantee yours

Beachcomber hotel stay

will be the only wedding in the resort that day

Join in the action with floodlit tennis courts, windsurfing, snorkelling trips, pedalos and glass bottom boat trips Sailing schools, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving and kite-surfing are available at certain hotels for an extra cost For more details, see pages 70-71. SUPERB GOLF – PLAY THREE SPECTACULAR COURSES Keen golfers should stay at Paradis or Dinarobin – Paradis Golf Club is literally on your doorstep

Get married in a gazebo designed exclusively by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Dedicated wedding planners in the UK, Mauritius and the Seychelles offer an impeccable service and take care of the all-important arrangements Romantic honeymoons are a Beachcomber speciality! For more details, see pages 66-69. BEAUTIFUL SPAS – SOME OF THE FINEST IN THE INDIAN OCEAN

Take advantage of two further 18-hole golf courses just 20 minutes drive away from Paradis and Dinarobin and

Magnificent Spas or impressive Wellness Centres at all of our hotels

enjoy VIP treatment

Discover six inviting Clarins Spas – at Royal Palm, Dinarobin,

Shandrani’s Pitch & Putt 9-hole course is great fun

Paradis, Trou Aux Biches and Shandrani Resort & Spa on Mauritius

For more details, see page 71.

and at Sainte Anne in the Seychelles A complimentary 45-minute massage is included for all adults

ALL-INCLUSIVE – THE ULTIMATE IN QUALITY AND CHOICE Outstanding all-inclusive now available at four of our hotels –

staying all-inclusive at Shandrani which has a superb Clarins Spa For more on each individual Spa please turn to the hotel pages.

Shandrani Resort & Spa, Le Victoria, Le Canonnier and Le Mauricia

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Le Mauricia Le Canonnier

Royal Palm Grande Baie

Trou Aux Biches Le Victoria

Port Louis

BEACHCOMBER’S

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Paradis Hotel & Golf Club Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa

THE DIFFERENCE IS ALL IN THE DETAIL

Airport Shandrani Resort & Spa

Calm crystal lagoons, palm-fringed beaches, verdant mountain peaks and an exotic mix of Indian, European, Chinese and Creole cultures and cuisine. Once experienced, the magic of this spectacular island will stay with you forever. There’s nowhere quite like Mauritius – and there’s no-one quite like Beachcomber to show you the very best it can offer. As the first hotel company here, we got ‘first pick’ of the most stunning locations and prime beachfronts, so you get to enjoy the island at its best. All eight of our luxurious hotels are designed to make the most of their magnificent surroundings, letting you soak up the unique Mauritian atmosphere whether you are stretching out on white velvet sands, teeing off beside the sparkling Indian Ocean, or lingering over a chilled drink at sunset. We know Mauritius better than any other travel company, and because Beachcomber own and run all the hotels we offer you on the island we personally handle every little detail, ensuring you get the rooms you want, the activities you want – and ultimately, the Mauritian holiday you want.

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SEYCHELLES

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AN EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE ON SAINTE ANNE ISLAND Beachcomber’s Sainte Anne Resort & Spa is the only hotel on the tranquil island of Sainte Anne – we believe it gives you the complete Seychelles experience in one beautiful resort. Beachcomber chose this island with care; it is located in the protected waters of the Sainte Anne National Marine Park where there are no motorised sports or water-skiing – the surrounding Indian Ocean waters are crystal-clear for the ultimate in snorkelling and scuba-diving and the white sandy beaches are pristine. Our hotel has a fantastic position (just 10 minutes off Mahé by boat) – it’s the perfect base to explore the exotic wildlife and untouched beaches of nearby islands on fascinating day-trips, visit the markets at Victoria or try out a local restaurant on Mahé for lunch. Our first-hand knowledge of the Seychelles is at your fingertips, so do ask for our opinions on the best coves to snorkel amongst colourful tropical fish, and where you can glimpse rare turtles. For more on luxurious Sainte Anne Resort & Spa please turn to page 58.

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Natureaty

The ultimate in luxurious accommodation, ‘‘ award-winning à la carte dining and first class service, a stone’s throw from Grand Baie. ’’

ROYAL PALM

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE AT THE BEST ADDRESS ON MAURITIUS

Royal Palm is Beachcomber’s prestigious flagship hotel, and was the first hotel in the Indian Ocean to become a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. This is where we set the highest standards and inspire all of our hotels on Mauritius and the Seychelles. From the moment you arrive at this elegant hotel you experience the special warmth and welcome of the staff. Their attention to detail and guest care is second to none; with 3 members of staff to every guest you can completely relax and make the most of everything Royal Palm has to offer. À LA CARTE DINING IN ALL RESTAURANTS

our internationally recognised chefs has earned the hotel a reputation as one of the island’s most desirable places to dine. A further highlight is the magnificent world-class Spa by Clarins, designed for the ultimate in indulgent relaxation. FABULOUS LOCATION AND LUXURIOUS ALL-SUITE ACCOMMODATION Royal Palm enjoys a fantastic location on a silky white beach, overlooking beautiful tropical gardens. It is within easy walking distance of popular Grand Baie, yet offers a tranquil, secluded haven away from the hustle and bustle. The luxurious all-suite accommodation is some of finest you’ll find on Mauritius.

Among the many highlights of the Royal Palm is the exceptional choice of à la carte dining included in your stay. Superb cuisine from

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ONE OF THE FINEST SPAS IN MAURITIUS The Royal Palm Spa by Clarins is a world-class haven of serenity. Tranquil indoor and outdoor spaces are centred around a main pool, and there are dedicated cabins for Reiki healing, Thai massage and Ayurvedic treatments. Book a relaxing massage using fragrant aromatherapy oils, try a cleansing hammam, or feel rejuvenated with a range of Clarins beauty treatments. Royal Palm Spa

EXCELLENT CHOICE OF LAND AND WATER SPORTS Many water and land sports at Royal Palm are complimentary; the protected, gentle waters of Royal Palm’s Grand Sable Beach offer an idyllic location for sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing and snorkelling. For the less energetic, the tranquil, palm-fringed beach is the perfect place to let your mind drift away in peaceful reverie. Guests can take advantage of three floodlit tennis courts and a squash court. The sports centre is home to the very latest fitness equipment for cardio and circuit training. There’s a dedicated Pilates area and kinesis studio complete with Power Plates. Personal trainers are also available for one to one sessions. Additional activities close by include big-game fishing, catamaran cruises and scuba-diving. SUPERB CHOICE OF À LA CARTE CUISINE FROM AWARD-WINNING CHEF

A ROYAL PALM EXCLUSIVE

The fantastic cuisine at Royal Palm is offered on a half-board basis

Treat yourself with an exclusive transfer to Royal Palm in a

kitchens are overseen by head chef Michel de Matteis. Michel honed

chauffer-driven Roll-Royce Phantom.

his skills in several Michelin-starred restaurants in France and is a

and this includes à la carte dining in every restaurant. The superb

winner of numerous awards. At Royal Palm, Michel and his team have created a delicious array of Mediterranean-style dishes with subtle Asian flavours.

Natureaty Restaurant

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La Goélette


THREE EXCEPTIONAL RESTAURANTS At La Goélette, the hotel’s main restaurant, Michel presents his own specialities alongside favourites such as Poisson Au Sel. Take a table on the terrace to dine on this dish of fresh fish, baked in local Black River Gorges sea salt; the views over the ocean make it an experience to relish. Relax under the shady Badamier tree at Le Bar Plage and enjoy dishes featuring local Mauritian produce. At the completely open-plan Natureaty Restaurant you can watch chefs preparing dishes in the kitchen under the stars, and choose to dine on one of two romantic terraces overlooking the ocean. Naturally, guests are also welcome to arrange private dining on their balcony or terrace, and enjoy an elegant yet informal meal served by a personal waiter.

ROYAL PALM INSIDER INFORMATION À la carte dining included at all restaurants Bed & Breakfast option is available Natureaty Restaurant’s nightly menu offers a healthy option, a choice of Mediterranean or Asian cuisine, plus a speciality dish WIFI available free in all suites Royal Palm’s Children’s Club is exceptional. Its extensive luxury clubhouse offers a wide range of age-related activities and has its own open-air cinema Le Bar Plage

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SELECT AND EXCLUSIVE WITH JUST 84 LUXURIOUS SUITES Royal Palm’s lovely suites are a relaxing blend of stone, wood and thatch, surrounded by fragrant and tranquil tropical gardens. All include free WIFI, and are air-conditioned and beautifully appointed, with inspiring views of the calm, crystal waters of Grande Baie. JUNIOR SUITES are spacious and always popular, featuring doubleor twin-beds and a lounge area that opens onto a private balcony or terrace. The luxurious and well-designed bathrooms have marble Junior Suite

tops, huge walk-in showers, bathtubs and a dressing area. TROPICAL AND PALM SUITES are larger and more spacious. Palm Suites are located on the ground floor, giving easy access to your private terrace and the beach beyond. Tropical Suites are found on the first floor, with direct stairway access to the gardens. All offer a seating area and beautifully appointed bathrooms. GARDEN SUITES are located on the ground floor and have two bedrooms. The second bedroom has an en-suite shower room and twin-beds suitable for two children under 18. SENIOR AND PENTHOUSE SUITES represent the more luxurious accommodation available. Upgrade for more space as both types of

Tropical Suite

suite include separate lounge and beautiful, spacious bathrooms. PRESIDENTIAL SUITES offer prestigious accommodation on the top floor, with spectacular views over the Indian Ocean from their private balconies. Each features two large bedrooms with superbly appointed bathrooms. These are perfect for families or two couples travelling together, and are designed to offer guests total privacy. THE ROYAL SUITE is the ultimate in space and luxury. This exclusive two-storey Suite offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms – one with hammam – and a living room. Guests also have their own private entrance, magnificent terrace, plunge pool and private beach access, all set in a secluded location.

Garden Suite

Junior Suite 63sq.m

Royal SeniorSuite Suite

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THE DETAILS LOCATION | North-west of the island on Grand Sable Beach. TRANSFER | 47 miles, 1 hour 20 minutes by private car. Rolls-Royce transfers and helicopter transfers are available at a supplement. 84 SUITES | 57 Junior Suites, 4 Tropical Suites, 7 Palm Suites, 3 Garden Suites, 8 Senior Suites, 1 Penthouse Suite, 3 Presidential Suites, 1 Royal Suite. Some room categories interconnect for families. RESTAURANTS | 3 YOUR STAY INCLUDES | Breakfast & evening Ă  la carte menu. Some items are at a supplement. Bed & breakfast option also available. EVENING ENTERTAINMENT | Resident band every night. FOR CHILDREN | Complimentary Bob Marlin Miniclub for 3 to 12 year olds.

Presidential Suite

WIFI | Available in all suites and reception area, complimentary for all guests with own laptop ACTIVITIES | Fully-equipped gym with the latest equipment; many land and water sports are complimentary, including water-skiing..Watersports are dependent on weather and tide conditions. For more on activities please see page 70. For more details see Important Information (pages 79-81) and Resort Plans (page 82). Floor plans not to scale, room designs may vary.

Garden Suite 140sq.m

Royal Suite

Royal Suite

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Guarantee yourself a superb beachfront location – and ‘‘ complimentary membership of The Club at Dinarobin – by booking a Beachfront Club Suite. It’s well worth upgrading for those extra touches that make a special holiday even more exceptional.

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DINAROBIN

HOTEL GOLF & SPA

PRIME LOCATION AND A MAGNIFICENT SPA

Dinarobin is our tribute to understated elegance on Mauritius – its tranquil location on Le Morne Peninsula and luxurious all-suite accommodation are perfect for couples and families looking for an intimate, relaxed hideaway.

A PERFECT BLEND OF RELAXATION AND FUN We recommend Dinarobin as the ideal choice for guests who wish to blend a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere with the many activities available on Mauritius.

BLISSFUL CLARINS SPA AND AN APPETISING CHOICE OF DINING

There are plentiful options for land and water sports in this prime position

One of the many appealing features of Dinarobin is the beautiful Spa

on the Peninsula, including sailing, water-skiing and windsurfing.

by Clarins in its stunning garden setting – we believe its serene environment is the finest Spa experience on the island, and will leave

Guests can also spend a relaxing afternoon on the par 72, 18-hole

you with a sense of total well-being. Dining at Dinarobin is equally

Paradis Championship Golf Course, and take advantage of two further

enticing, with mouth-watering French and Mauritian flavours served in

excellent 18-hole courses close by. The sweeping 2km beach is the

beautiful locations; in total guests can enjoy up to eight superb

place to unwind and appreciate the dramatic views of Le Morne

restaurants shared with Paradis, our sister hotel on Le Morne Peninsula.

Mountain, towering beside the panoramic ocean vista.

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ALL-SUITE LUXURY AND CLUB SUITE OPTION The all-suite accommodation at Dinarobin is reminiscent of grand colonial residences, with huge bay windows and elegant yet simple interiors. There are a variety of suites to choose from, arranged in Mauritian villas which each feature two, four or six suites. We highly recommend upgrading to any of the Club Suites, which along with extra features such as ipod docking stations, DVD players and Nespresso machines, give you free membership of The Club at Dinarobin. Please see opposite for more on The Club at Dinarobin. JUNIOR SUITES are located in 50 acres of gardens. All have one large Junior Suite

bedroom and a sumptuous bathroom with corner bath, shower and a

Club Senior Suite

dressing area. These suites feature your own spacious, covered and comfortably furnished outdoor terrace or balcony. CLUB JUNIOR SUITES AND CLUB JUNIOR BEACHFRONT SUITES are as described above, but give guests complimentary membership of The Club at Dinarobin. CLUB SENIOR SUITES represent the ultimate in luxury. Generously proportioned with a large bedroom, separate lounge and dining area and an enormous outdoor terrace or balcony, these also include complimentary membership of The Club at Dinarobin. FAMILY SUITES offer spacious two-bedroom accommodation with one bedroom and bathroom specially adapted for children. There are en-suite facilities for each bedroom, an open-plan seating area and two lovely outdoor terraces. CLUB LUXURY FAMILY SUITES offer even more space, along with a prime position on the beachfront and a separate lounge area in the parents’ room. These sumptuous suites give the whole family complimentary membership of The Club at Dinarobin.

Club Senior Suite

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The Club at Dinarobin Junior Suite, Club Junior Suite and Beachfront Club Junior Suite 65sq.m Floor Plans for all suites can be viewed on our website www.beachcombertours.co.uk

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THE CLUB AT DINAROBIN – EXCLUSIVE SERVICES AND FACILITIES The Club at Dinarobin is the only one of its kind in Mauritius, and is reminiscent of a private members’ club. Complimentary membership is offered to all guests staying in a Club Suite. Membership of The

The Club at Dinarobin

Club gives guests the advantage of exclusive services and facilities, which are only available in the private Martello lounge, open between 08.00 and 20.00 everyday. Club guests enjoy priority early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability), specially selected welcome gifts and the accomplished services of The Club Concierge throughout your stay. You will have entry to the peaceful surroundings of the private Martello Lounge, where you are invited to enjoy complimentary lunchtime snacks and sandwiches every day between 12.30 and 14.00 and selected alcoholic and soft drinks, tea, coffee and snacks throughout the day. You can also take advantage of pre-dinner cocktails and canapés plus newspapers, games, books and free WIFI Internet access. Here’s a little insider tip – upgrading for membership of The Club is definitely worth considering if you like to enjoy a relaxed and leisurely start to the day, as continental breakfast is served every morning in the peaceful atmosphere of the Martello Lounge. See page 74 for details.

The Club at Dinarobin

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Dinarobin Spa by Clarins

DINAROBIN SPA – AN ESCAPE FOR MIND AND BODY One of the highlights at Dinarobin is the supremely indulgent Dinarobin Spa. This magnificent retreat – in our opinion one of the finest spas on the island – is housed in a thatched Mauritian villa in the hotel’s gardens, with the dramatic Le Morne Mountain as a back drop. The spa includes its own private courtyard and freshwater pool where you can relax after your treatment. Here you can forget the outside world and focus on re-energising in the calming environment. There are eight massage rooms, two hydrotherapy rooms, two balneotherapy rooms, two hammams, two saunas and a juice bar. Qualified therapists offer an extensive range of classic and exotic treatments using Clarins skincare products. In addition, the spa features a unique Ayurvedic area, with four specially designed cabins, a tranquil meditation deck and dedicated Ayurvedic therapists. EXCEPTIONAL CHOICE OF RESTAURANTS Dinarobin has four different restaurants: L’Harmonie, featuring worldwide trends and tastes, serves breakfast, lunch and in the evenings themed buffets. The romantic Saveurs des Iles (reserved for guests over 12) offers the chef’s daily menu and à la carte French cuisine with Mauritian flavours. At the intimate Il Gusto restaurant, you’ll find Tuscan specialities on the head chef’s daily menu. Le Morne Plage has a relaxing ambience under thatched roofs where you can enjoy light lunches while dipping your toes in the sand.

A DINAROBIN EXCLUSIVE Book a 5-day golf package with unlimited golf and practice balls – the Golf Package does not have to be used on consecutive days; it can be used throughout your stay. We also offer a Couples Golf Package.

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INSIDER TIP Make sure you discover the five lovely garden pools which are located between the suites. Each creates a perfect haven to relax and unwind in. The glass-fronted gym is a great place to let off some steam as you enjoy stunning views of Le Morne Mountain.


Il Gusto

Dinarobin guests, however, have the distinct advantage of being able to choose a total of eight restaurants, as they are welcome to dine at four more restaurants along the beach at Beachcomber’s Paradis. As the sun goes down, head for one of Dinarobin’s excellent bars. At Le Mahogany you can drink in the view over the turquoise pool, while at Le Cabanon you’re right on the beach – the perfect spot to watch the sun sink as you sip a frosty sundowner. THE DETAILS LOCATION | South-west coast on Le Morne Peninsula. TRANSFER | 43 miles, 1 hour 20 minutes by private car or a short helicopter ride. 172 SUITES | 112 Junior Suites, 16 Club Junior Suites, 20 Club Junior Beachfront Suites, 24 Club Senior Suites, Family Suites, Club Family Suites. RESTAURANTS | 4 (Guests may also use the 4 restaurants at Paradis, although these can get busy with Paradis guests, or have a group booking. Golf buggies are on-hand to take

Le Cabanon

you to and from all restaurants). YOUR STAY INCLUDES | Breakfast & evening meal. Dinner is either buffet or chef’s daily menu in selected restaurants only. À la carte is available at a supplement. Selected restaurants may close on one day of the week and from time to time be used exclusively for a group booking. EVENING ENTERTAINMENT | Resident band every night. FOR CHILDREN | Complimentary Bob Marlin Miniclub for 3 to 12 year olds. WIFI | Available within a 200m radius of the reception area and in the Club at Dinarobin. ADSL in all suites. Complimentary for all guests with own laptop. ACTIVITIES | Many land and water sports are complimentary, including water-skiing (at Paradis from a pontoon). Water sports are dependent on weather and tide conditions. Swimming off the beach at low tide can be a little rocky in places, however there are 5kms of sandy beach along the peninsula between Dinarobin and Paradis, so you can still enjoy your ocean swim at any time of day. For more on activities please see page 70. For more details see Important Information (pages 79-81) and Resort Plans (page 83). Floor plans not to scale, room designs may vary.

Le Morne Plage

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Take advantage of the stunning Le Morne peninsula setting, enjoy a ‘‘ choice of eight restaurants, get active with the unrivalled land and water sport options or simply relax on one of the best beaches in Mauritius. ’’

PARADIS

HOTEL & GOLF CLUB

BEACHFRONT LUXURY AND OUTSTANDING FAMILY FACILITIES Paradis is the complete Mauritius experience. With its winning

from reception; you’ll find a further two affiliated 18-hole golf courses just

combination of beautiful beach location, choice of luxury

20 minutes drive away.

accommodation, great activities and wonderful cuisine, Paradis is widely regarded as one of the premier resorts on the island. We carefully

The unruffled lagoon is brilliant for water-skiing, sailing, scuba-diving and

positioned Paradis on the exclusive Le Morne Peninsula to make the

deep-sea fishing. After all that action you can step into the Spa by

most of its beautiful surroundings of calm lagoon waters, tropical

Clarins to refresh and rejuvenate. Children are always kept happy and

greenery and inviting 5km golden beach. The luxurious and spacious

entertained by the superb on-site Bob Marlin Miniclub, extensive

accommodation is spread out along the inviting sands, giving guests

grounds, lovely beach and numerous complimentary activities.

views of the tranquil blue waters.

UNRIVALLED DINING OPTIONS

IMPRESSIVE LAND AND WATER SPORTS

Eight restaurants with varied themes and menus are shared by guests at

The wide range of land and water sports at Paradis include the

the Paradis and Dinarobin. With all this on offer, it’s easy to see why

spectacular 18-hole Paradis Golf Course, which is a mere putt away

Beachcomber guests return to Paradis time and time again.

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Deluxe Beachfront Room

EXTENSIVE CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION The spacious rooms, suites, family suites and villas at Paradis are enhanced by typical Mauritian architecture. All have complimentary WIFI access. DELUXE AND DELUXE BEACHFRONT ROOMS are set within the lush tropical gardens, with Deluxe Beachfront Rooms closer to the white, sandy beach. Both have a spacious double bedroom, a large en-suite bathroom with separate shower, a dressing area, a seating area and a furnished terrace or balcony. JUNIOR SUITES are more spacious and beautifully appointed. They have all been recently refurbished and feature spectacular bathrooms and dressing rooms. Junior Suite

BEACHFRONT JUNIOR SUITES are as described above, but with a prime beachfront location – ideal for those who want to be right next to the beach. DELUXE SUITES have a secluded beachfront location and include a spacious bedroom, separate lounge area, large bathroom and double veranda or balcony. SENIOR SUITES are also close to the beach. They have one large bedroom along with a large separate lounge, and feature wooden floors and luxury furnishings, a dressing room and palatial bathroom with unique atrium-style shower. FAMILY SUITES offer everything you could wish for to make a family holiday extra special. They are generously proportioned and have two

FAMILY SUITES

separate en-suite bedrooms – two adults and up to three children can

Treat yourself to a holiday upgrade – choose one of our

be comfortably accommodated. Family Suites feature thoughtful

spacious Family Suites, or for even more space, opt for a

touches, from child locks and bed guards to welcome teddy bears

superb Luxury Family Suite right on the beachfront.

and a little bathrobe, slippers and t-shirt for every child.

Deluxe Suite

LUXURY FAMILY SUITES are highly recommended. These large twobedroom suites are as described above, but are even more spacious, with a separate lounge and a superb beachside location.

Junior Suite 76sq.m

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A PARADIS EXCLUSIVE Enjoy the best of Beachcomber’s Mauritius with a stay at one of

PARADIS VILLAS – GIVE YOURSELF THE FINEST

the magnificent Executive Villas. You’ll get a brilliant beachfront

The secluded villas at Paradis offer effortless luxury where the ocean meets the white sand. A private villa gives your family flexibility and

location, masses of space for the family and outdoor areas perfect for evening BBQs by the Indian Ocean.

informality, with the convenience of first-class hotel service and an open invitation to enjoy the livelier ambience of the hotel and its facilities as you wish. Beautifully situated on the beachfront, there are 12 Executive Villas, each with a private beachfront garden, as well as safe access to shallow bathing. Executive Villas have three bedrooms, two of which overlook the ocean with the luxury of private outdoor showers. The third bedroom has twin-beds and is ideal for children. Guests can take advantage of a kitchen, utility room and a living and dining room. Outside, the tranquil private garden has a huge wooden-decked terrace, gazebo and BBQ facilities, providing an inviting and relaxing dining area. The sole Presidential Villa offers additional space with a fourth upstairs bedroom and bathroom. Executive Villa

Exclusive Valet Service A complimentary golf buggy makes getting around the resort easy. But perhaps the height of luxury is the exclusive valet service from 07.30 to 15.30. Your valet will happily organise everything from the preparation of breakfast and light lunches to grocery shopping and a full maid service. For a special experience you can even hire a chef for the night, and relax over a deliciously intimate dinner. With its inviting stretch of quiet beach and unique blend of seclusion, luxury and hotel service you may find it hard to tear yourself away from your Villa to experience the rest of the resort!

Executive Villa

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Blue Marlin

EIGHT OUTSTANDING RESTAURANTS You can choose from four restaurants at Paradis and four at nearby Dinarobin. The main restaurant at Paradis, Le Brabant, is by the pool, overlooking the beautiful lagoon. Here, guests can enjoy a leisurely breakfast, à la carte lunch and themed buffet dinners. The Blue Marlin, with its handsome wood and thatched roof, is an elegant venue to enjoy the ocean vistas along with breakfast, lunch and both the chef’s daily menu and à la carte dinner menus, with a focus on seafood specialities. La Palma is a cosy à la carte Italian restaurant facing the lagoon with some of the tables set on the beach; it’s open for lunch and dinner, serving tantalising specialities in an intimate and convivial atmosphere. Set between Paradis and Dinarobin is La Ravanne, where you can dine beneath the stars or under thatched canopies. Here, chefs prepare a daily menu and delicious à la carte Creole dishes. Arriving here by boat from the Paradis is a fabulous start to your romantic evening.

Le Brabant

HALF-BOARD PLUS AT PARADIS – ENJOY EVEN MORE LUXURY Unique to Beachcomber, an upgrade to Half-board Plus gives you breakfast, dinner and the added luxury of a two course-lunch including a drink. As well as this, enjoy a bottle of wine with your evening meal. See page 75 for more details. A HOST OF ACTIVITIES AND A LUXURY SPA Its prime peninsula location and spacious grounds enable Paradis to offer an unrivalled choice of land and water sports. The calm lagoon is perfect for sailing or water-skiing, with help if you need it from some of the best instructors we know. And the wealth of tennis courts gives everyone a chance to get some expert coaching, whatever your level. The Spa at Paradis is your chance to relax and indulge with an extensive range of restoring massages and Clarins beauty treatments. GOLFING HEAVEN One of the hotel’s crowning glories is the challenging par 72, 18-hole Championship Golf Course laid out across a wonderful landscape. Follow in the footsteps of Nick Faldo, Jean Van de Velde and Tony Johnstone to face an array of water and sea hazards, plus the notorious 480-yard, stroke index 2, par 5, 16th hole. At around £18 for 18 holes, it’s fantastic value. Nando, the club’s senior professional, and his team are available for group lessons as well as one-on-one coaching at the Golf Academy.

La Ravanne

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If you’re keen on golf, why not pre-book a 5-day golf package? This includes unlimited golf for 5 days (these do not have to be taken consecutively, but can be used throughout your stay) along with golf buggy hire, unlimited practice balls, a Paradis Golf Welcome Pack and a Clarins golf massage. A 5-day Couples Golf Package includes all of this for both of you, at a remarkably good price.


Paradis Golf Club

The Paradis is also affiliated with two further 18-hole golf course. Golf Du Château is located 20 minutes drive east of Paradis and Tamarina Estate is 20 minutes drive north. Paradis guests will enjoy privileged tee-off times, a reduced green fee and VIP treatment. The real benefit of this affiliation is that each of the courses is quite different in layout, offering golfers a unique challenge during each round. THE DETAILS LOCATION | South-west coast on Le Morne Peninsula. TRANSFER | 43 miles, 1 hour 20 minutes by private car or a short helicopter ride. 286 ROOMS & SUITES | 40 Deluxe Rooms, 60 Deluxe Beachfront Rooms, 120 Junior Suites, 2 rooms have been adapted for disabled guests, 54 Beachfront Junior Suites, 4 Deluxe Suites, 8 Senior Suites, Family Suites, Luxury Family Suites, 12 Executive Villas, 1 Presidential Villa. Some room categories interconnect for families. RESTAURANTS | 4 (Guests may also use the 4 restaurants at Dinarobin, although these can be busy with Dinarobin’s guests, or have a group booking. Golf buggies are on-hand to take you to and from all the restaurants). Paradis Golf Club

YOUR STAY INCLUDES | Breakfast & evening meal. Dinner is either buffet, or the chef’s daily menu in selected restaurants only. À la carte is available at a supplement. Half-board Plus option available, see page 75. Selected restaurants may close on one day of the week and from time to time be exclusively used for a group booking. Villa stays are on a Bed & Breakfast basis. EVENING ENTERTAINMENT | Resident band or show every night. Small nightclub open 3 nights a week. FOR CHILDREN | Complimentary Bob Marlin Miniclub for 3 to 12 year olds. WIFI | Available in all rooms and the reception area. Complimentary for all guests with own laptop. ACTIVITIES | Many land and water sports are complimentary, including water-skiing (from a pontoon). Water sports are dependent on weather and tide conditions. For more on activities please see page 70. For more details see Important Information (pages 79-81) and Resort Plans (page 83). Floor plans not to scale, room designs may vary.

Paradis Spa by Clarins

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Pool Villa


Pool Villa

A complete yet sensitive redevelopment has retained the charm ‘‘ and character of this beautiful resort, whilst adding a host of new features including luxury family villas, beachfront suites with private pools, six superb restaurants and an enchanting Clarins Spa.

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TROU AUX BICHES THIS ALL-NEW RESORT & SPA OPENS NOVEMBER 2010 Beachcomber is proud to unveil the stunning new Trou Aux Biches

nestle amongst lush tropical gardens. Beachfront Suites now have their

Resort & Spa. Enjoying a prime location on the west coast, near to

own private plunge pools. Detached luxury villas are an exciting new

lively Grande Baie and Port Louis, this heavenly resort has undergone

addition and are ideal for families or couples travelling together.

a complete transformation, yet still retains the romantic charm and

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hospitality that have earned its legendary reputation. With spectacular sunsets, a shimmering lagoon and one of the best beaches on the island, you can’t help but fall in love with this magical place. AN EXCEPTIONAL CHOICE OF ALL-SUITE ACCOMMODATION

Dining at Trou Aux Biches is sheer delight, with an amazing array of mouth-watering cuisine from six superb restaurants, each with their own special ambience. There is plenty for you to enjoy here, from a cooling dip in one of the

The glorious setting of Trou Aux Biches inspired its traditional Mauritian

six garden pools, to joining in numerous free land and water sports.

village ambience, and great care has been taken to enhance the

Or just relax and rejuvenate in the exquisite spa by Clarins, set

special character of the resort. Individual thatched or tiled bungalows

amongst palm trees, reflecting pools and exotic plants.

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Junior Suite

AN EXTENSIVE RANGE OF ALL-SUITE ACCOMMODATION The individual bungalows at Trou Aux Biches are the perfect combination of modern style and tropical elegance. Each houses three or four separate suites, which have been carefully designed to give guests maximum space and privacy. Interiors are warm and welcoming, combining neutral tones with touches of natural wood and marble. All accommodation is air conditioned, with free Wifi and the latest media hubs. The attractive tiled or thatched roof bungalows nestle within tropical gardens, in small, secluded crescents, which each have their own swimming pool. Tropical Junior Suite

JUNIOR SUITES are located on the first floor. All have a large bedroom with a roomy, well-appointed bathroom, walk-in shower and a large balcony with views over the gardens and pool. TROPICAL JUNIOR SUITES are as above but slightly larger and each has a refreshing outside shower. These Suites are located on the ground or first floor. FAMILY SUITES offer spacious two-bedroom accommodation. There is a twin-bed children’s room and a large double-bedroom – both are en-suite. The main bedroom leads onto an airy sitting area. Outside, a pretty furnished terrace or balcony provides views over the gardens and swimming pools. BEACHFRONT SUITES WITH POOL enjoy a fantastic position right next to the beach. They are all situated on the ground floor and can accommodate two adults and one child. The large bathroom has a separate shower, and there’s one outside too, so you can shower under the stars. You’ll also find a lovely decked terrace and private plunge pool with spectacular views across the sparkling lagoon.

Beachfront Pool Suite

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Beachfront Pool Suite

BEACHFRONT SENIOR SUITES WITH POOL are positioned on the first floor to make the most of the stunning ocean views. Inside, a special feature of the spacious bathrooms is the large circular bath and separate shower. Outside, sip a cocktail as you lie back in your pool and marvel at the spectacular sunsets from your secluded private terrace – a private stairway offers easy access to the powder-white beach below. LUXURY VILLAS – A PERFECT FAMILY RETREAT Exclusive clusters of two and three-bedroom detached luxury villas nestle in their own secluded setting, just a short stroll from the beach and all the amenities of the resort. The villas offer light and spacious accommodation for families and friends wishing to share. There are

Beachfront Senior Pool Suite

two or three magnificent en-suite bedrooms, a fully–equipped modern kitchen and beautifully furnished lounge with an expansive open outlook onto the decked terrace, barbecue area and pool beyond. Here, you’ll find everything you need for relaxing your own way, from a blissful scented soak in the outdoor bath, to a sumptuous barbecue. Each villa is assigned a valet between 07.30 and 15.00 to give you those extra touches of personal service, and a dedicated team of staff is there to ensure your stay is sheer perfection. For an extra cost, you can arrange to have evening meals cooked by your own personal chef in the privacy of your villa. Two-bedroom villas can accommodate up to 4 adults and one child, and the larger 3 bedroom-villas can accommodate up to 4 adults and 3 children.

EXCLUSIVE Make the most of the best beach setting in Mauritius by upgrading to a Beachfront Pool Suite, which comes with your very own plunge pool. Beachfront Senior Pool Suite

Junior Suite 63sq.m Floor Plans for all suites can be viewed on our website www.beachcombertours.co.uk

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Trou Aux Biches Spa by Clarins

THE ULTIMATE IN SPA RELAXATION For guests needing to unwind, the exquisite Spa by Clarins offers a blissful cocoon of relaxation and rejuvenation. Set amidst a peaceful grove of reflecting pools, exotic plants and palm trees, the spa comprises 20 individual thatched massage cabins, including five double cabins and one cabin dedicated to shiatsu and Thai massages. AN OUTSTANDING ARRAY OF LAND AND WATER ACTIVITIES The tranquil natural harmony of Trou Aux Biches is so utterly relaxing you’ll feel at peace with the world the moment you arrive. But with so many complimentary land and water activities on offer, you could soon be tempted to get active! There’s a whole range of water sports to try on the calm, safe lagoon, including water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling, kayaking, glass-bottom boat trips and scuba-diving sessions. With six floodlit tennis courts Trou Aux Biches is the perfect place to perfect your backhand, or for beginners, enjoy some friendly professional lessons. And of course the brand new sports centre offers all the latest gym equipment. AN UNRIVALLED SELECTION OF RESTAURANTS An outstanding choice of delicious cuisine is one of the highlights of Trou Aux Biches. With six individual restaurants offering a mouth-watering array of international dishes, you’ll be completely spoilt for choice. The main restaurant, L’Oasis, overlooks sparkling pools and is open

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throughout the day, serving breakfast, lunch and a scrumptious themed

Upgrade to Half-board Plus for even more luxury and enjoy

Mediterranean dishes. Live cooking stations provide the option of

breakfast, dinner (including a bottle of wine) and a two-course

pizzas and grills prepared to order. Nearby, La Caravelle also serves

lunch and drink. See page 75 for more details.

breakfast, and tempting à la carte lunches, with a choice of daily

buffet menu every evening, including delicious Creole and

chef’s menu or à la carte for dinner. Le Deck is beautifully situated on the beach – dine on delicious seafood grills as you gaze across the gently lapping waters of the lagoon. Romantic Blue Ginger offers a flavoursome array of aromatic Thai dishes six evenings week. Or, for an authentic taste of India visit Mahiya, which is situated close by. Both of these intimate restaurants come alive in the evenings and are reserved for guests over the age of 12. Lively Il Corallo is right on the beach and offers all the flavours of fine Italian dining. Le Deck, Blue Ginger, Mahiya and Il Corallo all serve delicious daily chef’s menus and à la carte for dinner. Oasis, the main bar, overlooks the swimming pool and lagoon. It serves drinks and snacks throughout the day. Delightful Caravelle bar, with its magical beachside setting is the perfect place to sip a cocktail as you enjoy the most beautiful sunsets on the island.

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A TRULY ROMANTIC WEDDING The glorious setting of Trou Aux Biches has made it a popular choice for weddings and honeymoons and with Beachcomber, you can rest assured that your special day will be simply perfect. Exchange your vows against the spectacular backdrop of soft white sands and sparkling azure waters. Or, for smaller parties, experience the romance of an enchanting wedding ‘chapel’ set amongst the branches of an ancient Banyan tree. COMPLIMENTARY CLUBS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS Trou Aux Biches is ideal for families, and now there’s even more enjoyment for your little (and large) ones. The renowned Bob Marlin Kids Club offers an entertaining mix of learning and fun to keep 3 to 12 year olds enthralled. There’s everything from friendly sports challenges to nature trails, painting and drawing. Trou Aux Biches is the first Beachcomber resort to have a dedicated

Le Deck

club for teenagers and it runs throughout the year. Our high-tech Teens Club is full of all the things teenagers love to do, such as watching the latest DVDs, or playing Wii Fit and X-box games. Pool, table football and a host of fun outdoor activities are also on offer. THE DETAILS LOCATION | North-west coast of the island. TRANSFER | 43 miles, 1 hour 20 minutes by private car. 333 SUITES AND VILLAS | 90 Junior Suites, 110 Tropical Junior Suites, 40 Family Suites, 44 Beachfront Suites, 22 Beachfront Senior Suites, 10 Two-bedroom pool villas, 17 Three-bedroom pool villas. RESTAURANTS | 6 SPA BY CLARINS | 2 saunas, 2 hammams 17 massage cabins, 1 Balneotherapy room, 1 Algotherapy room, Yoga, pool. YOUR STAY INCLUDES | Breakfast & evening meal. Dinner is either buffet or chef’s daily menu in selected restaurants only. À la carte available at a supplement. Half-board Plus option available, see page 75. Selected restaurants may close on one day of the week and from time to time be exclusively used for a group booking. Villa stays are based on a bed & breakfast basis. EVENING ENTERTAINMENT | Regular evening entertainment. FOR CHILDREN | Complimentary Bob Marlin Miniclub for 3 to 12 year olds and Teens Club for 12 to 17 year olds. WIFI | Complimentary in all accommodation for guests with own laptop. ACTIVITIES | Many land and water sports are complimentary, including water-skiing. Watersports are dependent on weather and tide conditions. Fully-equipped sports centre with the latest equipment. For more on activities please see page (70) For more details see Important Information (page 79-81) and Resort Plans (p 83). Floor plans not to scale, room plans may vary.

Pool Villa

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Shandrani Wellness Centre


Enjoy the best of Beachcomber’s all-inclusive Mauritius with ‘‘ champagne by the glass, fine dining with à la carte options, a

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complimentary spa treatment, water-skiing and much, much more.

SHANDRANI RESORT & SPA

THE FINEST ALL-INCLUSIVE ON MAURITIUS

When we designed Shandrani and the Serenity Plus all-inclusive

distinctly different beaches for you to explore – the unique ‘Wild

concept, we wanted to give our guests the freedom to experience the

Beach’ offers romantic Mauritian seclusion, while two further beaches

best of Beachcomber’s all-inclusive Mauritius. First we created a

invite you to take it easy by the tranquil turquoise lagoon.

beautiful resort with exceptional accommodation, superb restaurants, countless leisure activities and outstanding service… and then we

SUPERB ALL-INCLUSIVE DINING

made it all fully-inclusive. We believe Shandrani now offers the finest

The extensive all-inclusive concept at Shandrani features à la carte

all-inclusive on the island, giving you the liberty to enjoy everything

or fine dining at four of its five excellent restaurants, a huge selection

we excel at.

of internationally branded wines and drinks (including champagne by

IDYLLIC SETTING AND THREE LOVELY BEACHES

the glass), a complimentary massage and a host of land and water sports. Whether you are planning to holiday as a family or take a

Shandrani has a great location, situated in the unspoilt historical south

dream honeymoon, Shandrani offers amazing choice, all wrapped up

on a private peninsula which is surrounded by the Blue Baie Marine

in one holiday price.

Park. Along with award-winning tropical gardens, there are three

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EXTENSIVE CHOICE OF À LA CARTE AND FINE DINING One of the unique highlights of Serenity Plus all-inclusive is the outstanding choice of restaurants, including à la carte and fine dining, which are all included in the price of your holiday. At the heart of the resort, with lovely views over the pool and lagoon is Le Grand Port, offering, for example, mouth-watering Oriental and Creole influenced buffet-style cuisine served daily. Or enjoy a delicious feast, freshly prepared at one of the excellent ‘live cooking’ stations. The luxury of à la carte awaits you at Le Sirius, set in a stunning location at the tip of the Peninsula, with tasty tropical dishes served all day. Porto Vecchio has a lively atmosphere, with Mediterranean-style à la carte dining in the heart of the hotel’s entertainment area. For further fine dining, Le Boucanier and the Thai restaurant, Teak Elephant, offer intimate settings and a truly exquisite gastronomic experience, exclusive to guests over 12 years of age. Each week, the head chefs create a special gourmet tasting menu which is offered for 6 days, to give as many guests as possible the opportunity to try it. Le Sirius

BLISSFUL COMPLIMENTARY MASSAGE The impressive Spa at Shandrani extends over two secluded areas in the gardens. The open-air treatment rooms of the beautiful Wellness Centre are set around the tranquil Spa pool, making an inviting spot for

AN INSIDER TIP The à la carte and fine dining restaurants are understandably popular. Once in the resort there is a booking system to ensure all guests have an equal chance to experience them. All restaurants (except for Le Grand Port) close once a week, and from May to September the hotel may close up to two, but closures are rotated to ensure maximum choice. Le Grand Port

Remember, the excellent Le Grand Port, with its versatile ‘live cooking’ stations, is always available to accommodate you.

Teak Elephant

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Wellness Centre


the complimentary 45-minute massage included with all stays of four nights or more. La Source Spa by Clarins offers more treatments in a rejuvenating atmosphere, such as revitalising massages, balneotherapy, affusion showers and Indian-style Ayurvedic rooms. ROOMS WITH OCEAN VIEWS The spacious rooms and suites at Shandrani are spread out among the luscious gardens, and no room is far from the beach. SUPERIOR ROOMS give luxurious accommodation with a terrace or balcony on which to relax.

Superior Room

SUPERIOR BEACHFRONT ROOMS are as described above, but all have a superb location close to a fabulous stretch of beach. DELUXE ROOMS are more spacious and offer elegantly designed interiors featuring a large bedroom with seating area as well as a private terrace or balcony. Deluxe Rooms can interconnect to create perfect accommodation for families with older children. FAMILY APARTMENTS have two bedrooms – ideal for families with younger children. Parents have a spacious bedroom plus a seating area and private balcony, while the children’s room has bunk beds (suitable for children under 12) and its own en-suite shower room.

Deluxe Room

SENIOR SUITES and FAMILY SUITES are highly recommended for extra touches of luxury and even more extensive accommodation.

Deluxe Room 60sq.m

Family Apartment

Family Apartment 75sq.m Floor Plans for all suites can be viewed on our website www.beachcombertours.co.uk

Senior Suite

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A PROFUSION OF LAND AND WATER SPORTS The vast, smooth waters of Blue Baie Marine Park are made for water sports. This is the place to make full use of Shandrani's Serenity Plus concept, with water-skiing, windsurfing, snorkelling, pedalos, kayaking, glass-bottom boat trips and more all included with your holiday. A mini par 29, 9-hole pitch-and-putt golf course gives both beginners and enthusiasts a fun challenge. Tennis and a well-equipped gym are also included.

SERENITY PLUS

ALL-INCLUSIVE

The National Geographic PADI Dive Centre, operated by Scuba Systems, is at an extra cost but offers a great chance to explore the shipwrecks of bygone naval battles that lie close to these shores. SHANDRANI SAILING CLUB

Serenity Plus all-inclusive starts from the moment you arrive and lasts until you depart Shandrani Resort & Spa. DINING, DRINKS AND SNACKS Full English and Continental breakfasts.

The Shandrani Sailing Club offers a golden opportunity to acquire new skills in the safe, tranquil waters of the lagoon, under expert tuition from qualified instructors. And while you’re finessing your abilities on a laser, catamaran or windsurfer, children can have fun learning how to sail a dinghy.

Lunch at selected restaurants. Dinner – All 5 restaurants are included in your all-inclusive package: à la carte from Le Sirius and Porto Vecchio, fine dining from Teak Elephant and Le Boucanier; and sumptuous buffet from Le Grand Port. Snacks – pastries and pancakes served 15.00 - 17.00. A premium selection of local and imported drinks and spirits, Champagne by the glass, imported wines and soft drinks available from all restaurants and bars. Mini-bar – beers, red and white wine, soft drinks, fruit juices and water. Beach trolley and poolside service. Room service – tray charge applies. FACILITIES, SPORTS AND SERVICES Bob Marlin Miniclub for 3 to 12 year olds. One complimentary 45 minute massage (for guests aged 18 and over); minimum stay 4 nights. Numerous free land sports including 6 floodlit tennis courts, a 9-hole pitch-and-putt golf course and mountain bikes. (NB. golf and tennis balls need to be purchased and are fairly expensive in Mauritius, so do take a few of your own.) Various free water sports including water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing, glass-bottom boats, pedalos, kayaks, snorkelling. Aerobics classes, gym, sauna. NOT INCLUDED Certain speciality à la carte dishes, fine wines, premium spirits and beverages. Drinks from the bars after closing time: 22.00 at Le Sirius and 23.30 at Blue Bay Bar. Facilities such as laundry and telephone. Personal services such as massages and beauty treatments at La Source Spa. Scuba-diving, Shandrani Kitesurf School, deep-sea fishing, the Beachcomber Sport & Nature Programme and the Shandrani Sailing Club.

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You can progress to beginner’s level with an average of just one hour of sailing per day for five days, concentrating on practical sailing skills. In a further five days, with one hour a day of combined theoretical and practical tuition, it’s possible to reach advanced level. The Sailing Club is a member of the Mauritius Yachting Association and is accredited by the International Sailing Association (ISA). This means if you make the required progress you can graduate with an international sailing licence and a recognised sailing logbook, which allows you to continue your training at any other ISA-recognised school in the world. There’s no need to pre-book your place at the Shandrani Sailing Club – simply enrol once you arrive. The Sailing Club is at a small extra charge and suits those trying sailing for the first time, or those wishing to hone basic skills. It may not appeal to more experienced sailors.


SHANDRANI KITESURF SCHOOL If you enjoy water sports and want to experience the thrill of kitesurfing, try the Shandrani Kitesurf School. Recognised by the International Kitesurf Organisation, the school welcomes everyone from beginners to seasoned kitesurfers. Best of all, lessons take place on a huge stretch of smooth water – the ideal environment to learn in, or sharpen your skills. The Kitesurf School is subject to an additional cost. SPORT & NATURE PROGRAMME If you’re looking for action and adventure sign up for the Beachcomber Sport & Nature Programme at Shandrani. It’s a great way to combine close encounters with the island’s unique wildlife, with energetic sporting activities such as mountain biking, kayaking and abseiling. Whichever you choose, you can take part at a level that suits your skills and confidence, and your safety is assured at all times. The half-day or full-day excursions are not meant to be competitive – they are about spending fun time with family and friends according to individual levels of fitness. Our qualified instructors accompany all activities and equipment is regularly checked and maintained to keep it at the peak of efficiency. The Programme introduces you to the best of the unspoiled landscape of southern Mauritius, and includes the chance to visit the famous wildlife sanctuary of Ile aux Aigrettes. This 60-acre sanctuary is home to rare and endangered birds and animals such as the almost extinct Pink Pigeon. The Beachcomber Sport & Nature Programme is at an additional cost.

BEACHCOMBER SPORTS AND NATURE Ile aux Aigrettes is just off the coast; this wildlife sanctuary is managed by the Mauritian Wildlife Fund (MWF). Visit the island to learn about this unique environment and support the MWF through Shandrani’s Sport & Nature Programme.

THE DETAILS LOCATION | South coast on Blue Baie. TRANSFER | 4 miles, 15 minutes by minibus. Private car transfer available at a supplement. 327 ROOMS & SUITES | 110 Superior Rooms, 69 Superior Beachfront Rooms,108 Deluxe Rooms (some interconnect), 36 Family Apartments, 2 Senior Suites, 2 Family Suites. RESTAURANTS | 5. Post-Easter to September the hotel may close two of its restaurants. YOUR STAY INCLUDES | All-inclusive (see panel). Selected restaurants may close on one day of the week and from time to time be exclusively used for a group booking. EVENING ENTERTAINMENT | Resident band or show every night. FOR CHILDREN | Complimentary Bob Marlin Miniclub for 3 to 12 year olds. WIFI | Available in the reception area, Senior Suites, Family Suites, Family Apartments and Deluxe Rooms. ADSL in Superior Rooms. Complimentary for all guests with own laptops. ACTIVITIES | Many land and water sports are complimentary, including water-skiing. Water sports are dependent on weather and tide conditions, and water-skiing may have time constraints. For more on activities please see page 70. The hotel is situated relatively close to the airport. Mauritius is a small island and flights are fairly infrequent (key times are early morning and late evening), but flights can briefly be seen and heard at the hotel. For more details see Important Information (pages 79-81) and Resort Plans (page 82). Floor plans not to scale, room designs may vary.

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La Casa

Don’t miss the wonderful Fish Market at L’Horizon ‘‘ restaurant. Choose your ‘catch of the day’ from local fishermen and have your fresh fish or seafood cooked just how you like – then literally dine out under the stars.

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L’Horizon

LE VICTORIA SPECTACULAR SUNSETS AND EXCEPTIONALLY SPACIOUS ROOMS Le Victoria enjoys an idyllic position on the west coast of Mauritius.

Port Louis, so guest’s can experience the area’s local colour, culture

This glorious setting gives our guests beautiful sunsets over the Indian

and atmosphere. You could take a unique undersea walk to discover

Ocean, creating the perfect holiday moment as evening falls.

the fascinating marine life just offshore, or visit the magnificent

This friendly resort is ideal for couples and families as it brings

botanical gardens of Pamplemousses.

together lovely surroundings, spacious rooms and excellent activities in one entrancing place. THE PERFECT PLACE TO RELAX AND EXPLORE

STAY HALF-BOARD OR ALL-INCLUSIVE Le Victoria is very family-friendly, with some of the largest rooms on the island plus a number of superb Family Apartments. All rooms look

If you can manage to tear yourself away from the gorgeous beach

out on abundant tropical gardens and are ocean-facing to make the

and fabulous choice of land and water sports, Le Victoria’s great

most of this lovely part of Mauritius. Guests can choose to stay half-

location makes it the perfect base for exploration. The resort is within

board, but many prefer the relaxing freedom of the hotel’s fantastic

easy reach of trendy Grande Baie and the vibrant Mauritian capital of

all-inclusive package.

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Superior Ground Floor Room

SPACIOUS, OCEAN-FACING ACCOMMODATION All of the rooms and suites at Le Victoria are exceptionally spacious and face the ocean, which can be glimpsed through the palm trees and lush gardens – and all have large balconies or terraces. Interiors are fresh and welcoming in a contemporary Mauritian style, enhanced by comfortable furnishings and luxurious bathrooms. Accommodation is truly flexible, as all categories of rooms interconnect. SUPERIOR ROOMS FIRST FLOOR AND SUPERIOR ROOMS GROUND FLOOR feature queen sized beds and have a comfortable seating area, plus Deluxe Room

a private balcony or terrace. The hugely popular Superior Ground Floor Rooms come at a nominal supplement and can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children under 18, whilst the Superior First Floor Rooms accommodate 2 adults and 1 child. DELUXE ROOMS are located on the second floor. They feature an apex ceiling for a more light and airy feel and have a ceiling fan as well as air-conditioning. All rooms have private balconies with palm-fringed ocean views, a comfortable seating area and additional in-room amenities. These rooms can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children under 18. JUNIOR SUITES have a superb position on the ground floor. Each features a large bathroom and an extensive wooden decked terrace with its own sun loungers; this leads directly out onto the gardens and then the beach. Junior Suites can inter-connect with Superior Ground Floor Rooms. FAMILY APARTMENTS are more spacious, making them ideal for families with children. Accommodation includes a large entrance hall, two separate bedrooms and two bathrooms. There’s a comfortable

LE VICTORIA EXCLUSIVE Ask about the huge Family Apartments – they represent some of our most spacious accommodation on Mauritius, with fantastic ‘wrap-around’ balconies giving great views. Family Apartment

seating area within the main bedroom and a huge wrap-around balcony with superb views of the ocean. SENIOR SUITES are beautifully appointed with extra touches of luxury, and even more room to spread out. They feature a sizeable bedroom and bathroom and a large separate lounge area. This extra spacious accommodation has a contemporary feel, and offers either an enormous terrace or balcony overlooking the ocean.

Deluxe Room 60sq.m

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Junior Suite

Family Apartment 120sq.m

HONEYMOON AT LE VICTORIA

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Treat yourself with an upgrade to a superb Junior Suite with its own inviting terrace and direct access to the gardens and

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beach beyond.

ALL-INCLUSIVE OPTION

Our excellent all-inclusive option commences from the time you arrive at Le Victoria until the time you depart the hotel. DINING, DRINKS AND SNACKS Full English and Continental breakfasts. Lunch at Le Superbe or L’Horizon. Dinner in all restaurants – buffets at Le Superbe, chef’s daily menu at La Casa or the ‘Fish Market’, chef’s daily menu at L’Horizon. Sandwiches from the bar 12.00 – 17.30 and pastries and pancakes from 15.30 – 17.30. Unlimited beer and soft drinks – including a selection of imported brands – plus selected wines (by the bottle) and drinks during lunch and dinner. Mini-bar – beers, soft drinks, fruit juices and water.

Candlelit dinner on the beach

Picnic baskets, poolside service and selected beach service. FACILITIES, SPORTS AND SERVICES Bob Marlin Miniclub for 3 to 12 year olds. Numerous land sports including 3 floodlit tennis courts, and volleyball court. Various water sports, including water-skiing, sailing, windsurfing, glass-bottom boat trips, pedalos, kayaks, snorkelling. Aerobics classes, gym, saunas and hammams. NOT INCLUDED À la carte dining at La Casa and L’Horizon (and lobster nights at L’Horizon). Certain speciality wines, spirits and beverages. Alcoholic drinks from Le Corail Bleu Bar after midnight and from the mini-bar (except beer). Facilities such as laundry, room service and telephone. Personal services such as massage and beauty treatments in the Wellness Centre. Mountain bike hire, scuba-diving, deep-sea fishing, tennis balls, yoga, pilates, spinning classes.

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L’Horizon

A WIDE RANGE OF FREE ACTIVITIES Le Victoria offers great conditions for all kinds of water sports. You can snorkel just off the beach here – it’s magical when a school of fish appears! Snorkelling trips have set departures, but if you are a keen snorkeller we recommend you bring your own equipment. Further free activities include water-skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, glass-bottom boat trips and pedalos. If you are going to spend a lot of time exploring the beach (and most of our clients do!) we advise you to wear jelly shoes in some areas due to coral in the sand. Do bring these with you, as they are fairly expensive in Mauritius. For an extra charge you can book exciting deep-sea fishing trips, go scuba-diving or hire bicycles to explore the island at your leisure. BLISSFUL INFINITY POOL The place to relax and feel you have arrived in Mauritius has to be the expansive deep-blue infinity pool at Le Victoria, positioned to overlook the equally turquoise Indian Ocean. It’s stunning at any time of day, but sunset is unmissable – just imagine a chilled aperitìf in your hand, drinking in the cool blue against spectacular red-gold skies. When we chose this west coast site for Le Victoria we knew we could guarantee our guests some of the very best sunsets that Mauritius could offer. YOUR CHOICE OF SUPERB DINING Our guests at Le Victoria can opt to stay half-board or book the freedom of all-inclusive which includes an excellent choice of dining and much more. Please see the panel on page 43 for full details. With three restaurants at Le Victoria there’s something to tempt Le Superbe

everyone – there’s even a great little mini-restaurant for children. Visit Le Superbe for its ‘live cooking buffet’ in the evening, along with lovely panoramic views of the lagoon, gardens and pool. Try the romantic Italian restaurant La Casa, for the chef’s daily menu and Italian à la carte evening dining by the beach, and watch the twinkling lights of nearby Port Louis. But not to be missed is the wonderful L’Horizon, which serves fresh seafood specialities in a relaxed atmosphere. Our delightful Fish Market here is a real holiday highlight, and some of the tables are set on the sands, so you can dine under the stars. To sample local ambience, drop into Le Corail Bleu for its exotic Mauritian rum cocktails and nightly entertainment, including live music, cabaret and infectious séga dancing.

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COMPLIMENTARY CHILDREN’S CLUB Children aged between 3 and 12 have complimentary membership of the fantastic Bob Marlin Miniclub, with plenty of fun activities based around sport, nature and entertainment. During peak times the hotel also offers an exciting daily activity programme for teenagers. THE DETAILS LOCATION | Close to the capital, Port Louis, on the west coast. TRANSFER | 37 miles, 1 hour 10 minutes by minibus. Private car transfer available at a supplement. 254 ROOMS & SUITES | 76 Superior First Floor Rooms & 78 Superior Ground Floor Rooms, 76 Deluxe Rooms, 6 Junior Suites, 15 Family Apartments, 2 Senior Suites, 1 Executive Suite. All categories of rooms interconnect for families. RESTAURANTS | 3 YOUR STAY INCLUDES | Breakfast & evening meal. Dinner is either buffet or chef’s daily menu at selected restaurants only. À la carte available at a supplement. All-inclusive option available. One of the restaurants may close for group bookings. EVENING ENTERTAINMENT | Resident band or show every night. FOR CHILDREN | Complimentary Bob Marlin Miniclub for 3 to 12 year olds; daily activity programme for teenagers during peak times. WIFI | Available in the reception area and in all rooms. Complimentary for all guests with own laptop. ACTIVITIES | Many land and water sports are complimentary, including water-skiing. Watersports are dependent on weather and tide conditions. Guests can also try sailing, aquagym, volleyball, tennis, bocciball and the gym. For more on activities please see page 70.

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For more details see Important Information (pages 79-81) and Resort Plans (page 83).

The large infinity pool is the perfect place to sip an Indian Ocean

Floor plans not to scale, room designs may vary.

sundowner or two.

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Le Planteur


The superb Wellness Centre is built into the branches of an ‘‘ ancient Banyan tree… treat yourself to a relaxing massage, and feel yourself unwind in natural calm and beauty. ’’

LE CANONNIER AN IDYLLIC BEACHSIDE HIDEAWAY, STEEPED IN HISTORY At the tip of an historic peninsula, still dotted with cannons from long ago battles, you’ll find our friendly and welcoming resort Le Canonnier – the only hotel in Mauritius to be situated on such a historical site. Within the extensive hotel gardens and grounds you’ll discover an ancient lighthouse which is now home to the kid’s club, plus the ruins of a fortress and several old cannons.

ONE OF THE BEST VALUE LUXURY ALL-INCLUSIVES Beachcomber’s all-inclusive package gives guests the freedom to enjoy every luxurious moment of Le Canonnier. As well as giving you access to a range of land and water sports, it covers all your meals and selected drinks, so you can make the most of the resort’s lovely restaurants. Guests can also dine at Beachcomber’s Le Mauricia for

RELAXED ELEGANCE AND WARM MAURITIAN CHARM

even more choice.

Le Canonnier brims with a warm, hospitable and relaxed Mauritian

JUST FIVE MINUTES FROM GRANDE BAIE

atmosphere that is reflected in the soothingly neutral colours gracing the elegant interiors. The hotel’s unobstructed setting means you can

If you want to venture out to see local colour and culture, the hotel is

enjoy magnificent sunsets and, if you wish, see the sunrise over

within a five-minute taxi ride of fashionable and bustling Grande Baie,

sweeping views of the Northern islets.

popular for shopping, lively night life and an array of stylish restaurants.

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COMPLIMENTARY SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES If you want to make the most of the Indian Ocean location, you can take your pick from complimentary water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing, glass-bottom boat trips, pedalos and snorkelling. Big-game fishing, catamaran cruises, scuba-diving and speed boats are also available locally at an extra cost. For lounging or a leisurely swim Le Canonnier offers an inviting main pool and a children’s pool, both surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens. Further activities include the use of three floodlit tennis courts, table tennis, volleyball, bicycles, yoga, archery and American pool. There is no gym at Le Canonnier, but our guests are welcome to use the facilities at Le Mauricia. Children at Le Canonnier will enjoy a very special Bob Marlin Miniclub, as the clubhouse is built in the ruins of the ancient lighthouse – just the place to start a pirate adventure! As with all Beachcomber hotels, the kid’s club is complimentary, and available for all children aged 3 to 12 years. UNIQUE AND RELAXING WELLNESS CENTRE You can make the most of some well-deserved ‘me-time’ at Le Canonnier. If you want to indulge in a moment of escapism, simply step into the Wellness Centre, where the natural strength of an ancient

LEARN TO SAIL FREE

Banyan tree intertwines beautifully with the fabric of the building. It’s just the place to wind down with a relaxing massage treatment.

Join in Le Canonnier’s complimentary group sailing lessons and learn this exhilarating sport.

Le Canonnier Wellness Centre

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A DELICIOUS CHOICE OF DINING The elegant Le Navigator restaurant at Le Canonnier is housed in an old colonial building, set apart from the main hotel. You can choose from the chef’s daily menu or à la carte menus, but do ask for the chef’s fish speciality at least once during your stay – it’s succulent white tuna, rolled in rice paper, cooked Mediterranean style. As you dine you can look out over the lush gardens to magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. If you’re in the mood for dancing, Le Navigator transforms into a disco at 23.00. Le Frangipanier is the hotel’s main restaurant. It’s surrounded by coconut palms to create a fabulous tropical ambience where you can

Le Frangipanier

enjoy American-style buffet breakfast in the morning and themed buffets every evening. As the sun goes down, this is the venue for entertainment, whether it’s a local dance band, cabaret or traditional séga dancing. For drinks or snacks during the day, wander down to Le Planteur, the hotel bar, which is set in the heart of the lush gardens. This is a great place to take it easy and while away a few hours, whilst soaking up the peaceful Mauritian setting. DINE AT LE MAURICIA TOO Guests at Le Canonnier are also invited to dine at Beachcomber’s nearby Le Mauricia. This is a great idea if you are planning on spending some time in Grand Baie after dinner.

A LE CANONNIER SPECIAL Take advantage of the unique opportunity to dine at Beachcomber’s Le Mauricia and enjoy even more choice.

Le Navigator

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Standard Room

BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED ROOMS The modern rooms of Le Canonnier are furnished in a tropical Mauritian style, featuring neutral colours and natural woods. All rooms overlook the lush tropical gardens or sparkling Indian Ocean. STANDARD ROOMS have an en-suite shower and feature either a private terrace or balcony with garden views. STANDARD SEA-FACING ROOMS are as described above but also include a bath with overhead shower and ocean views. SUPERIOR ROOMS are larger than the Standard Rooms and feature an en-suite bath and separate shower with either garden or ocean views. Superior Room

HONEYMOON SUITES are the most romantic choice. They have a great location at the tip of the resort and offer extra-spacious accommodation. There are only four Honeymoon Suites, so early booking is recommended. FAMILY APARTMENTS offer fantastic space with two spacious en-suite bedrooms. All are situated in the gardens and feature a large terrace or balcony.

A LE CANONNIER EXCLUSIVE Upgrade to a superb Honeymoon Suite for sheer romance and more room to stretch out.

Superior Room 28sq.m

Honeymoon Suite

Family Apartment 80sq.m Floor Plans for all suites can be viewed on our website www.beachcombertours.co.uk Floor plans not to scale, room designs may vary.

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Family Apartment

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ALL-INCLUSIVE OPTION

The all-inclusive option commences on arrival and finishes on departure. THE ALL-INCLUSIVE OPTION INCLUDES: All meals. Breakfast, lunch and for dinner buffet or the chef’s daily menu with house wine (by the glass). Guests can also enjoy the option to dine at Le Mauricia. Selected soft and alcoholic drinks from the bar menus between 09.00 and 23.00. Mini-bar – local beer and soft drinks. Sandwiches from the bar, 10.00 to 16.00. Pancakes between 16.00 and 18.00. Bob Marlin Mini Club for 3 to 12 year olds. Picnic baskets, numerous free land and water sports, including water-skiing. AT AN EXTRA COST: Speciality wines, spirits and beverages, room service, mini-bar wines and spirits, à la carte dishes, bike hire, tennis balls, diving, deep-sea fishing, laundry, fax and internet services and treatments at the Wellness Centre.

THE DETAILS LOCATION | North-west coast of the island. TRANSFER | 47 miles, 1 hour 20 minutes by minibus. Private car transfers available at a supplement. 284 ROOMS & SUITES | 104 Standard Rooms, 112 Superior Rooms (sea-facing or garden and pool-facing are available for both room types), 20 Family Apartments, 4 Honeymoon Suites. There are no interconnecting rooms at Le Canonnier. RESTAURANTS | 2. Guests may also use the 2 restaurants at Le Mauricia, subject to availability. YOUR STAY INCLUDES | Breakfast & evening meal. Dinner is a themed buffet. À la carte available at a supplement. All-inclusive option available. EVENING ENTERTAINMENT | Regular evening entertainment. FOR CHILDREN | Complimentary Bob Marlin Miniclub for 3 to 12 year olds. WIFI | Available at reception and Le Planteur Bar. Complimentary with own laptop. ACTIVITIES | Many land and water sports are complimentary, including water-skiing. Watersports are dependent on weather and tide conditions. For more details see page 70. For more details see Important Information (pages 79-81) and Resort Plans (page 82).

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Honeymoon Suite

For an amazing stay, upgrade to one of the rooftop ‘‘ Honeymoon Suites – there’s a breathtaking view, and you can refresh yourself with a dip in your own private plunge pool. ’’

LE MAURICIA A WARM WELCOME AT THE HEART OF LIVELY GRAND BAIE

Le Mauricia welcomes you with a refreshing, vibrant atmosphere and friendly Mauritian hospitality. We placed Le Mauricia in a lively location, right in the centre of the bustling village of Grand Baie, alongside the turquoise lagoon. This gives our guests the very best of both worlds, as you can easily discover the welcoming restaurants

GO ALL-INCLUSIVE AND ENJOY EVEN MORE All rooms are sea-facing in the main hotel, which is set amongst acres of beautiful tropical gardens, while a superb choice of two-bedroom Family Apartments create a separate ‘family village’ area with garden views.

and bars of Le Mauricia alongside the excellent shopping, nightclubs

There’s a great all-inclusive option here, and you can also dine nearby

and evening entertainment found in Grand Baie.

at Le Canonnier for even more choice. The enthusiastic management

A PERFECT BLEND OF RELAXATION AND FUN As with all Beachcomber hotels, the range of complimentary sports

team at Le Mauricia aim to make your stay a very special experience, and will give you a holiday packed full of dynamic action, great memories and lots of fun.

and leisure facilities at Le Mauricia is excellent – there’s something for everyone to enjoy, from the very young to the young at heart.

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OUTSTANDING WATER SPORTS AND A HOST OF ACTIVITIES You can take part in just about any water sport you can imagine at Le Mauricia, including water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing and snorkelling. Big-game fishing, catamaran cruises, speed boats and scuba-diving can all be arranged locally at an extra cost. For a real adventure try undersea walking off Grand Baie – it’s a great opportunity for non-swimmers to experience the wonderful sea life of Mauritius. Guests can take their pick of two large pools, while there is a further children’s pool to enjoy in the family village area. You can also play tennis at three floodlit courts, take part in volleyball and table tennis or work out at the fully-equipped fitness centre with its new equipment

FREE SNORKELLING TRIPS Take the plunge with Le Mauricia’s complimentary snorkelling boat trips, and explore the fascinating Mauritian marine life.

and cardio classes. The serene and soothing Wellness Centre is the place for a relaxing interlude, with 10 massage cabins (including one double massage room) plus steam rooms and saunas. EXCELLENT CHILDREN’S CLUB The hotel is particularly child-friendly, and the complimentary Bob Marlin Miniclub for 3 to 12 year olds offers an extensive range of indoor and outdoor activities for children. The large and well-equipped club provides everything from energetic games and skills such as tennis or windsurfing to creative and relaxing pursuits like shell decorating to keep your children entertained. RESTAURANTS, BARS AND GREAT NIGHTLIFE The main restaurant, Les Quais, overlooks one of the pools and serves breakfast and buffet lunch; in the evenings you can take a culinary voyage of discovery at themed buffet dinners.

Wellness Centre

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Les Quais

Le Nautic restaurant offers dining with a view, in a position close to the pool and beach. This is open for à la carte lunch and either the chef’s daily menu or à la carte dinner on reservation. As evening falls, Le Nautic has a particularly intimate atmosphere. Bay Watch is the main bar around the pool, serving drinks and snacks throughout the day. If you want a taste of Mauritian nightlife try La Rhumerie nightclub, which opens six nights a week until late, or stroll along the beach to the many attractions of Grand Baie. DINE AT LE CANONNIER TOO Guests at Le Mauricia are also invited to dine at nearby Le Canonnier for further restaurant choices. Le Mauricia is a very relaxed and welcoming resort, and is highly recommended if you want to enjoy a lively and friendly atmosphere.

BEACHCOMBER

ALL-INCLUSIVE OPTION

A LE MAURICIA SPECIAL You can dine at Beachcomber’s Le Canonnier for even more dining choices. Le Nautic

The all-inclusive option commences on arrival and finishes on departure. THE ALL-INCLUSIVE OPTION INCLUDES: All meals. Breakfast, lunch and for dinner, buffet or the chef’s daily menu with house wine (by the glass). Guests also enjoy the option of dining at Le Canonnier. Selected soft and alcoholic drinks from the bar menus between 09.00 and 23.00. Mini-bar – local beer and soft drinks. Sandwiches from the bar, 10.00 to 16.00. Pancakes between 16.00 and 18.00 Bob Marlin Mini Club for 3 to 12 year olds. Picnic baskets, numerous free land and water sports, including water-skiing. Aerobics, gym and sauna. AT AN EXTRA COST: Speciality wines, spirits and beverages, room service, mini-bar wines and spirits, à la carte dishes, bike hire, tennis balls, diving, deep-sea fishing, laundry, fax and internet services, treatments at the Wellness Centre and Power Plates.

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Superior Room

WELCOMING OCEAN-FACING ROOMS Le Mauricia hotel rooms have a fresh contemporary look with a Mauritian influence. All rooms are ocean-facing, and have partial views over Grand Baie from a private terrace or balcony. STANDARD ROOMS are located on the first and second floors of the hotel; these feature a double bed and an en-suite shower. SUPERIOR ROOMS are larger, with double bed, bath and separate shower. They are located on the ground floor and have their own small enclosed garden. FAMILY APARTMENTS also have their own private gardens and offer superb two-bedroom accommodation overlooking the beautiful grounds.

A LE MAURICIA SPECIAL

Each has a different layout and unique character. Some are all on one

Choose a Superior Room for more space to relax, including

level, and some have a children’s room upstairs. Both of the spacious

your own private garden.

bedrooms are en-suite, with children’s bathrooms having a shower only. HONEYMOON SUITES are perched on the top floor of the main hotel

Honeymoon Suite

building, and are highly recommended for special occasions. Beautiful interiors include a spacious open-plan bedroom and living area with gorgeous wooden floors. You can indulge yourself with a private plunge pool and outdoor shower, and enjoy great views over Grand Baie and the beach. There are only three Honeymoon Suites so we advise you to book early. THE LOFT ROOM offers unique split-level accommodation, with a double en-suite room on the upper floor and a twin room on the lower floor. Both rooms feature small balconies with ocean views. THE VILLA is ideal for larger family groups; it’s set within the family village area and features two bedrooms, a huge living area, private garden and private plunge pool.

Family Apartment

Family Apartment – (some are duplex) 70sq.m Floor Plans for all suites can be viewed on our website www.beachcombertours.co.uk

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Villa

Superior Room 38sq.m

THE DETAILS LOCATION | In the heart of Grand Baie at the north-west tip of the island. TRANSFER | 47 miles, 1 hour 20 minutes by minibus. Private car transfer available at a supplement. 237 ROOMS & SUITES | 143 Standard Rooms, 60 Superior Rooms, 28 Family

Family Apartment - children’s room

Apartments, 3 Honeymoon Suites, 2 Loft Room, 1 Villa. Some room categories interconnect for families. RESTAURANTS | 2. Guests may also use the 2 restaurants at Le Canonnier subject to availability. YOUR STAY INCLUDES | Breakfast & evening meal. Dinner is a themed buffet. À la carte available at a supplement. All-inclusive option available. EVENING ENTERTAINMENT | Regular evening entertainment. FOR CHILDREN | Complimentary Bob Marlin Miniclub for 3 to 12 year olds. WIFI | Available in reception and Bay Watch Bar. Complimentary for all guests with own laptop. ACTIVITIES | Many land and water sports are complimentary, including learning to water-ski. Watersports are dependent on weather and tide conditions. For more on activities please see page 70. For more details see Important Information (pages 79-81) and Resort Plans (page 82). Floor plans not to scale, room designs may vary.

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BEACHCOMBER

ALL-INCLUSIVE

THE FREEDOM TO ENJOY THE BEST OF MAURITIUS As hotel pioneers of this magical island, Beachcomber Hotels were

SHANDRANI RESORT & SPA

able to pick the most breathtakingly beautiful locations for our luxurious

THE ONLY PREMIUM FULLY ALL-INCLUSIVE IN MAURITIUS

resorts. We also give our guests the best all-inclusive choice on the

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island. Three of our superb hotels offer the option of staying either on a half-board or an all-inclusive basis, whilst Shandrani Resort & Spa is the only premium fully all-inclusive hotel in Mauritius.

We believe Shandrani offers the finest, most extensive fully-inclusive option in Mauritius. Set in an unspoilt, southern location surrounded by 70 acres of lush tropical gardens, this is a place dreams are made

BEACHCOMBER ALL-INCLUSIVE MEANS CHOICE NOT COMPROMISE

of. Enjoy complimentary fine dining, French Champagne by the glass,

When you choose to stay on an all-inclusive basis with us, you’re

a soothing massage, and take your pick of the fabulous facilities and

giving yourself the best. Unlike many other hotel groups, our fantastic

activities this amazing resort has to offer.

all-inclusive options exemplify choice rather than compromise, and

LE VICTORIA

your enjoyment begins from the moment you arrive at the hotel to the moment you leave – even before you check-in and after you’ve

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checked out. We’ve made sure you’ll enjoy a greater selection and

Nestling between the capital, Port Louis and fashionable Grande Baie,

quality of cuisine, combined with an extensive range of land and water

lies the warm Mauritius welcome that is Le Victoria. This refreshing,

sports, all supported by the legendary Mauritian service.

contemporary hotel has some of the largest rooms and Family

Choose from the idyllic westerly positioned Le Victoria, the soothing elegance of Le Canonnier, the chic and vibrant Le Mauricia, or the jewel in our all-inclusive crown, the serene and heavenly Shandrani. Each hotel has its own unique personality and charm, and each offers the perfect setting for weddings and honeymoons, with all the ingredients to make family holidays extra special.

Apartments on the island. Delight in the wide array of delicious cuisine in the hotel’s restaurants, then relax by the huge infinity pool and enjoy an exotic tropical cocktail while watching a glorious Indian Ocean sunset.

LE CANONNIER Page 46 Set on a historical peninsular with great views over the northern islets, Le Canonnier offers guests a vibrant, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The extensive gardens are dotted with historical artefacts and lead out on to two separate beaches. The restaurants are fantastic, there’s an extensive choice of accommodation from Honeymoon Suites to spacious Family Apartments, and an excellent range of evening entertainment.

LE MAURICIA Page 52 Chic Grande Baie sets the pace for the fun and action packed holiday on offer at Le Mauricia.The hotel sits right on the beach, just a short walk from shops, restaurants and nightlife and has its own lively bar and nightclub. For newly-weds, there are three Honeymoon Shandrani Resort & Spa

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Suites on the roof of the hotel with their own plunge pools.


LE VICTORIA

LE CANONNIER

LE MAURICIA

(for full details please call us or see our brochure pages)

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KEY ADDITIONAL FACILITIES AT EXTRA COST Shandrani

La Source Spa, Sailing School, Kite Surfing School and the Beachcomber Sports and Nature programme (kayaking, hiking, biking and abseiling)

Le Victoria

Wellness Centre, Yoga and Pilates

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Wellness Centre

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Wellness Centre

DRINKS Champagne by the glass International brands Local spirits Local beers Wine by the bottle Wine by the glass Soft drinks and tea & coffee Mini bar (selected items)

Le Victoria

SPORTS & LEISURE Free 45 minute massage (one per adult) Pitch & putt golf course Mountain bikes Tennis courts & racquets Table tennis Volleyball Gym, steam room & sauna Pedaloes & kayaks Water skiing Windsurfing & sailing Organised snorkelling trips Organised glass bottom boat trips Free Bob Marlin Miniclub (3-12 year olds) Teenagers programme in peak times

           

          

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INDULGE IN SUPERB ALL-INCLUSIVE AT LE VICTORIA UPGRADE FROM HALF-BOARD TO ALL-INCLUSIVE ACCOMMODATION FROM: HONEYMOONERS JUST £13 ADULTS £26 CHILDREN (6-17) £16 INFANTS (0-5) FREE

ENJOY GREAT VALUE ALL-INCLUSIVE AT LE MAURICIA AND LE CANONNIER UPGRADE FROM HALF-BOARD TO ALL-INCLUSIVE ACCOMMODATION FROM: HONEYMOONERS JUST £10 ADULTS £20 CHILDREN (6-17) £12 INFANTS (0-5) FREE Prices quoted here are per person, per night, to upgrade from half-board to all-inclusive accommodation for travel before 19 December 2011.

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THE CLUB

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INDULGE IN SOME VIP TREATMENT Complimentary drinks and snacks are served from the Martello Lounge throughout the day – enjoy a leisurely late breakfast, or nibble on delicious canapés and sip a pre-dinner cocktail in the select, luxury surroundings. BENEFITS OF THE CLUB INCLUDE: Priority early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability) Exclusive private lounge with outdoor deck and rooftop terrace, from which members can enjoy: • the services of a dedicated Club concierge • continental breakfast between 08.00 and 12.00 • sandwiches and canapés between 12.30 and 14.00 • high tea between 16.00 and 17.00 • cocktails and canapés between 18.30 and 20.00 • a library, newspapers, free internet access and board games Club Suites offer extra luxury and are closest to the beach Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa offers guests the ultimate combination of a superb location on Le Morne Peninsula, plentiful land and water activities, and an excellent array of dining choices. To get even more from this exceptional resort we recommend upgrading to a Club Suite. Not only does this guarantee you accommodation closest to the beach, along with extra in-room luxuries such as Ipod docks, Nespresso machines and DVD players – you also gain membership to the prestigious Club at Dinarobin. LUXURY LOUNGE AND EXCLUSIVE SERVICE The Club is conveniently located in the exclusive Martello Lounge, near to the hotel’s reception and pool area and is open to members between 08.00 and 20.00 each day. The Club at Dinarobin is the only one of its kind in Mauritius and offers all the executive facilities and top-class service of a private members club. The dedicated concierge and super-efficient staff are there to take extra special care of you, from making your spa, golf and restaurant reservations, to mixing your favourite drink, or fast tracking you through check-in.

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Upgrade to a Junior Club Suite from just £10 a night per person!


BEACHCOMBER

HALF-BOARD PLUS

ENJOY EVEN MORE LUXURY

Unique to Beachcomber and a first for Mauritius and the Seychelles, our Half-board Plus option offers amazing value for guests. Upgrade from half-board to Half-board Plus and as well as a delicious breakfast and dinner, you’ll enjoy a two-course lunch every day, including a glass of wine, beer or a soft drink. You can also enjoy a bottle of wine with your evening meal. Half-board accommodation includes bed, breakfast and your evening meal. By upgrading to Half-board Plus you’ll also receive the following: Two-course lunch from a Half-board Plus menu every day at selected restaurants, including a glass of wine, beer, or a soft drink

PARADIS HOTEL & GOLF CLUB (Page 22) Upgrade to Half-board Plus and enjoy even more on the exclusive Le Morne Peninsula. Breakfast buffet-style at Le Brabant or at beachfront restaurant Blue Marlin. Lunch is at Blue Marlin too – take in the stunning ocean views as you savour the delicious lunchtime Half-board Plus menu. And when it comes to dinner you can enjoy your wine in any of the restaurants on the peninsular.

TROU AUX BICHES (Page 28) Dining is one of the highlights of Trou Aux Biches and when you upgrade to Half-board Plus you can indulge yourself even more.

Bottle of wine (your choice from a selection of 9 fine wines) per

Enjoy a delicious buffet-style breakfast at L’Oasis or La Caravelle.

couple at dinner every evening in selected restaurants and a soft

Linger over lunch as you peruse the mouth-watering Half-board Plus

drink for the under 17s

menu at gourmet’s favourite La Caravelle. For dinner, sample the cuisine from any of the six restaurants.

UPGRADE FROM JUST £20 A NIGHT When you upgrade to Half-board Plus you are giving yourself the freedom to experience even more of the exceptional dining choices at Paradis, Trou Aux Biches or St Anne. This great value upgrade is an easy way to enhance your holiday or honeymoon. ADULTS £20 HONEYMOONERS JUST £10 CHILDREN (6-17) £10 INFANTS (0-5) FREE

SAINTE ANNE RESORT & SPA IN THE SEYCHELLES (Page 58) Sainte Anne is renowned for its superb cuisine, and upgrading to Half-board Plus means you get to sample even more of the resort’s scrumptious delights. A tasty American-style buffet breakfast at L’Abondance will get your day off to a great start. Later, there’s a choice of two wonderful restaurants for lunch and four for dinner – don’t forget, a drink is included with your lunch, so too is a delightful

Prices quoted here are per person, per night, to upgrade from half-board to half-board plus for travel before 19 December 2011.

Paradis

bottle of wine with your dinner.

L’Abondance at Sainte Anne

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Ocean Villa with Pool


With its idyllic location just 10 minutes boat ride from the ‘‘ main island of Mahé, this is the perfect base from which to explore the Seychelles. Visit the markets of Victoria, have lunch at a local Seychellois restaurant or visit the turtles on Moyenne island.

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SAINTE ANNE RESORT & SPA

OUR EXCLUSIVE SEYCHELLES ISLAND RETREAT

Sainte Anne Resort & Spa is Beachcomber’s only hotel in the Seychelles – and the sole hotel on the beautiful island of Sainte Anne. Its prime location and extensive facilities make this the ultimate place

cuisine, plus make the most of an extensive sports and activity centre and the delightful Clarins Spa. As an added luxury, a number of the villas boast their own private plunge pool.

to soak up the paradise island atmosphere that is uniquely Seychelles.

THE PERFECT BASE FOR NEW DISCOVERIES

A PRIVATE ISLAND PARADISE

If you can tear yourself away from tranquil Sainte Anne, it’s just a short 10-minute boat ride on the free hotel shuttle to explore Mahé, the Seychelles main island; it’s also easy to take a day-trip to the enchanting islands of Praslin (famed for exotic Coco de Mer) or La Digue. It means you can experience a little taste of Seychelles island hopping – without having to pack and unpack your bags!

Our sensitively designed villa-only resort blends harmoniously with an area of magnificent outstanding natural beauty, while the surrounding protected waters of Sainte Anne National Marine Park are sparkling clear – perfect for snorkelling and scuba-diving. Guests can choose from four excellent restaurants serving some of Seychelles finest

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L’Océane

FOUR TEMPTING RESTAURANTS Renowned for serving some of the finest cuisine in the Seychelles, Sainte Anne’s four restaurants offer superb dining choices. Le Robinson is beautifully intimate; it seats just 20 for gourmet dinner by reservation only, and is set on the beach amongst granite rocks and coastline trees. L’Océane offers succulent seafood, grilled fish and Creole cuisine in a great beach setting. Lunch is à la carte, while evening dining is either table d’hôte or à la carte.

A SAINTE ANNE EXCLUSIVE Some of the best dining in the Seychelles – with four restaurants to choose from. Le Mont Fleurie

L’Abondance, the main restaurant, serves breakfast and à la carte lunch, and in the evenings offers themed international buffets or chef’s daily menu. Le Mont Fleurie provides a more exclusive dining experience, and is highly regarded as the best place to dine in the Seychelles. Judge for yourself by trying the deliciously inspired table d’hôte or à la carte Italian menu. Your meal is accompanied by gorgeous views of the beach and ocean. Seasonally (November through April) guests on the island also have the option to enjoy light lunches at the Le Takamaka Beach Bar. Set on the beach overlooking Round Island, Le Takamaka is also the perfect place for a cool drink as you watch the sun set. Of course, you can also arrange room service at your villa if you wish to dine in perfect privacy. HALF-BOARD PLUS AT SAINTE ANNE – ENJOY EVEN MORE LUXURY Unique to Beachcomber, an upgrade to Half-board Plus gives you breakfast, dinner and the added luxury of a two-course lunch including a drink. As well as this, enjoy a bottle of wine with your evening meal. See page 75 for more details.

Le Takamaka

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Le Robinson

ENJOY A MULTITUDE OF ACTIVITIES There are three beaches to discover at Sainte Anne – and three times as many ways to enjoy the fantastic Indian Ocean location! Most non-motorised water sports are complimentary including snorkelling, kayaking, pedalos and glass-bottom boat trips. A number of the kayaks feature glass bottoms and are a great way to view the marine life of Sainte Anne Marine Park. Deep-sea fishing and scuba-diving may be arranged at extra cost. The sports and recreation centre has been built to give you even more choices during your stay; take advantage of the superbly-equipped gym, pool tables, table tennis and juice bar. It’s just the place to meet and socialise with other guests. REDISCOVER NATURE ON A TREKKING TOUR For holiday adventure, join one of three trekking tours to discover the pristine, untouched bays and forests on Sainte Anne island. Or for a small fee hop on a boat to nearby Moyenne island, home to over 100 giant tortoises. The resort is also perfectly placed to explore the local colour and fascinating nature of the nearby islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, including beaches where you can see turtles swim by or where forests of legendary Coco de Mer flourish. RELAX IN THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND SPA There’s no better way to add to your idyllic Seychelles holiday than with some tranquil ‘me-time’ at the newly extended Spa by Clarins. This magnificent sanctuary of saunas and steam rooms is set amongst the peaceful tropical gardens and offers soothing massages, indulgent therapies and relaxing beauty treatments.

Spa by Clarins

A SAINTE ANNE EXCLUSIVE Take one of the hotel’s free boat shuttles to explore vibrant Mahé or arrange a day-trip to discover the natural wonders of the nearby islands of Praslin and La Digue.

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Garden and Ocean Villa

LUXURY VILLA-STYLE ACCOMMODATION Thoughtful design has ensured that the spacious, Creole-influenced villas blend harmoniously with their natural surroundings. Please be vigilant if staying in a pool villa especially if children are about. GARDEN VILLAS are set amidst secluded gardens and offer a spacious living area and private furnished gazebo for relaxing and dining al fresco. All overlook the tropical gardens with partial ocean views. Villas feature a large bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, en-suite bathroom, lounge area and separate outdoor shower. Some villas interconnect for families. OCEAN VILLAS are as described above, but are in a location closer to the beach. Some villas interconnect for families. POOL VILLAS are as described above, but have their own private plunge pool and enclosed garden. SENIOR POOL VILLA offer one-bedroom Villa accommodation that is the closest to the beach. These are more spacious and feature a large, separate lounge. Outside, you can enjoy a furnished gazebo and your own private plunge pool. PRESIDENTIAL POOL VILLAS offer spacious, two-bedroom accommodation. Bedrooms feature en-suite luxury bathrooms, and are separated by a sizeable sitting room which leads out to a furnished gazebo and garden terrace area. These Villas offer your own private plunge pool. ROYAL VILLA gives you palatial luxury in a stunning cliff-top location.

SPLASH OUT ON A POOL VILLA

This enormous villa has panoramic ocean views, three en-suite

Upgrade to one of the new Pool Villas for your own private

A spacious private garden encloses a private pool with deck and

plunge pool and garden.

sunbathing terrace.

bedrooms, a large lounge and dining area and a sitting room.

FREEDOM TO EXPLORE All villas come with their own mountain bikes, while the Senior Pool Villas, Presidential Pool Villas and Royal Villa have their own courtesy club cars and bikes.

Senior Pool Villa

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Garden and Ocean Villa


Garden and Ocean Villa Room 49sq.m | Terrace 27sq.m | Gazebo 19sq.m Floor Plans for all suites can be viewed on our website www.beachcombertours.co.uk

THE DETAILS LOCATION | On Sainte Anne island within a protected nature reserve. TRANSFER | 10-minute boat trip from the hotel’s private dock on Mahé (which is 10 minutes drive by private car from the airport). 87 VILLAS | 26 Garden Villas, 32 Ocean Villas, 21 Pool Villas, 3 Senior Pool Villas, 4 Presidential Pool Villas, 1 Royal Villa. Some villa categories interconnect for families. RESTAURANTS | 4 (Takamaka also opens seasonally). YOUR STAY INCLUDES | Breakfast & evening meal. Dinner is either buffet or table d’hôte in selected restaurants only. Á la carte is available at a supplement. Half-board Plus option available, see page 75. Selected restaurants may close on one or more days of the week and from time to time be exclusively used for a group booking. EVENING ENTERTAINMENT | Regular evening entertainment. FOR CHILDREN | Complimentary Bob Marlin Miniclub for 3 to 12 year olds. WIFI | Available in the sports lounge and in all villas. Complimentary for all guests with own laptop. ACTIVITIES | Many non-motorised water sports are complimentary. 2 floodlit tennis courts, CMAS Diving Centre. Sports and recreation centre with fully-equipped gym, pool tables, table tennis and wide-screen TVs. For a small charge, you can hire your own golf buggy. For more on activities please see page 70. RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL | The Resort is surrounded by a Marine National Park, home to more than 150 species of fish and magnificent underwater life. No motorised water sports are permitted, including water-skiing, leaving this natural paradise undisturbed. Guests are encouraged to explore a series of nature trails across the island, and discover the varied wildlife and vegetation of this unique environment. Please note, it is not advisable to purchase Seychelles rupees before you go, as they are rarely required in the islands. For more details see Important Information (pages 79-81) and Resort Plans (page 83). Floor plans not to scale, room designs may vary.

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BEACHCOMBER

HALF-BOARD PLUS

ENJOY EVEN MORE LUXURY

Unique to Beachcomber and a first for Mauritius and the Seychelles, our Half-board Plus option offers amazing value for guests. Upgrade from half-board to Half-board Plus and as well as a delicious breakfast and dinner, you’ll enjoy a two-course lunch every day, including a glass of wine, beer or a soft drink. You can also enjoy a bottle of wine with your evening meal. Half-board accommodation includes bed, breakfast and your evening meal. By upgrading to Half-board Plus you’ll also receive the following: Two-course lunch from a Half-board Plus menu every day at selected restaurants, including a glass of wine, beer, or a soft drink

PARADIS HOTEL & GOLF CLUB (Page 22) Upgrade to Half-board Plus and enjoy even more on the exclusive Le Morne Peninsula. Breakfast buffet-style at Le Brabant or at beachfront restaurant Blue Marlin. Lunch is at Blue Marlin too – take in the stunning ocean views as you savour the delicious lunchtime Half-board Plus menu. And when it comes to dinner you can enjoy your wine in any of the restaurants on the peninsular.

TROU AUX BICHES (Page 28) Dining is one of the highlights of Trou Aux Biches and when you upgrade to Half-board Plus you can indulge yourself even more.

Bottle of wine (your choice from a selection of 9 fine wines) per

Enjoy a delicious buffet-style breakfast at L’Oasis or La Caravelle.

couple at dinner every evening in selected restaurants and a soft

Linger over lunch as you peruse the mouth-watering Half-board Plus

drink for the under 17s

menu at gourmet’s favourite La Caravelle. For dinner, sample the cuisine from any of the six restaurants.

UPGRADE FROM JUST £20 A NIGHT When you upgrade to Half-board Plus you are giving yourself the freedom to experience even more of the exceptional dining choices at Paradis, Trou Aux Biches or St Anne. This great value upgrade is an easy way to enhance your holiday or honeymoon. ADULTS £20 HONEYMOONERS JUST £10 CHILDREN (6-17) £10 INFANTS (0-5) FREE

SAINTE ANNE RESORT & SPA IN THE SEYCHELLES (Page 58) Sainte Anne is renowned for its superb cuisine, and upgrading to Half-board Plus means you get to sample even more of the resort’s scrumptious delights. A tasty American-style buffet breakfast at L’Abondance will get your day off to a great start. Later, there’s a choice of two wonderful restaurants for lunch and four for dinner – don’t forget, a drink is included with your lunch, so too is a delightful

Prices quoted here are per person, per night, to upgrade from half-board to half-board plus for travel before 19 December 2011.

Paradis

bottle of wine with your dinner.

L’Abondance at Sainte Anne

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FAMILY HOLIDAYS A LUXURY HOLIDAY THAT EVERYONE CAN ENJOY Travelling with little ones, or teenagers? Few luxury holiday companies welcome families with as much genuine hospitality as Beachcomber. After all, we want all our guests – both big and small – to enjoy a memorable holiday with us.

ROOMS WHICH ACCOMMODATE MORE THAN ONE CHILD For family

Mauritius and the Seychelles are both ‘year-round’ destinations, with the considerable advantage of little or no jet lag once your family arrives; there’s only a 4-hour time difference and all flights are overnight on the outward journey. All Beachcomber hotels are familyfriendly, and you can count on our years of experience in perfecting the ideal family resort. Below is a taste of the thoughtful details that will create a special time for everyone.

age of 17! On request, during the summer months the Junior Suites

FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION Choosing the right accommodation is key to your family’s holiday enjoyment and we offer an extensive range of room arrangements to suit your individual needs. All of our family accommodation is within easy reach of beaches, pools or restaurants. INTERCONNECTING ROOMS Available at all Beachcomber hotels with the exception of Le Canonnier. Please note however that interconnecting rooms cannot always be confirmed when booking. This allows the hotels the flexibility, where possible, to allocate interconnecting rooms to families with younger children as a priority on arrival.

convenience the Superior Ground Floor and Deluxe Rooms at Le Victoria and the Deluxe Rooms at Shandrani can accommodate two adults and two children – and that includes all children up to the at Paradis and Dinarobin will also accept two children. FAMILY APARTMENTS Shandrani, Le Victoria, Le Canonnier and Le Mauricia have a fantastic selection of spacious two-bedroom Family Apartments. FAMILY SUITES Dinarobin, Paradis, Trou Aux Biches and Shandrani offer a selection of two-bedroom Family Suites. Two bedroom suites are also available at Royal Palm (The Garden, Presidential and Royal Suites), Sainte Anne (Presidential Pool Villa) and Le Mauricia (The Villa and Loft Room). PRIVATE VILLAS Paradis has 12 superb Executive Villas and one Presidential Villa; Trou Aux Biches has 10 two bedroom villas and 17 three bedroom villas; along with the Royal Villa at Sainte Anne, these represent our finest luxury family holiday accommodation. DINING WITH CHILDREN Children’s menus are available at all hotels, and we offer early dinner times for younger ones. Tempting choices make eating out on holiday a relaxing and enjoyable experience. In Mauritius you’ll find some restaurants have their own child section in the restaurants, complete with mini tables and chairs – and even their own mini buffet section! ALL-INCLUSIVE If you’d like the convenient option of all-inclusive for your family you can enjoy some amazing dining choices at Shandrani Resort & Spa, Le Victoria, Le Canonnier and Le Mauricia. See page 72 for more details. HALF-BOARD PLUS – great value and convenience for families. Upgrade at Paradis, Trou Aux Biches or Sainte Anne and have all your meals included, plus a bottle of wine at dinner. See page 75 for more details. THE CLUB AT DINAROBIN Choose a Club Suite at Dinarobin and the whole family will enjoy complimentary membership of The Club, with exclusive facilities and services and a luxury private lounge. See page 74 for more details.

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HUGE CHOICE OF FAMILY ACTIVITIES All of our hotels offer countless complimentary land and water sports to keep active children entertained. Exciting activities include water-skiing, sailing, windsurfing, glass-bottom boat trips, snorkelling, kayaking, pedalos, tennis courts and more. Mountain bike hire is also available. FREE CHILDREN’S CLUBS The Bob Marlin Miniclub for 3 to 12 year olds is free at all Beachcomber hotels – so children get to have a great time, and you get to relax! In the Seychelles, Sainte Anne is somewhat unique, as it is one of the few family-friendly resorts with its own Miniclub. Activities at all the clubs are fun, and range from creative to friendly sports challenges; there is genuinely something to make everyone smile. FREE TEENAGER’S CLUBS Trou Aux Biches is our first hotel to offer a Teens Club, a dedicated high-tech club for teenagers which runs throughout the year. Le Victoria runs a fun-packed teenagers programme during busy holiday periods. GREAT VALUE BABYSITTING You can arrange babysitting at all our hotels by contacting reception, so you can still enjoy a romantic evening meal for two. Please give 24-hours notice; costs are approximately £5 per hour per child. Transport home for the babysitter may also be payable, depending on hours required.

BEACHCOMBER FAMILY FAQS ARE THERE ANY INOCULATIONS REQUIRED FOR MAURITIUS AND THE SEYCHELLES? | There are no inoculations required for travel to Mauritius and the Seychelles. DO YOU PROVIDE CHILD SEATS ON TRANSFERS? | We can only offer child seats on private transfers in Mauritius.

ANYONE AGED UNDER 18 STAYS ON OUR CHILD RATES – and one child under 6 sharing their parents’ room stays for free.

DO YOU PROVIDE COTS? | Cots can be provided at all of the Beachcomber hotels free of charge. DO YOU PROVIDE HIGH CHAIRS IN THE RESTAURANTS? | Yes. The restaurants in our hotels all offer high chairs. WILL THE RESTAURANTS PURÉE INFANT’S FOOD? | Yes. SHOULD I TAKE FORMULA MILK WITH ME? | Although you can buy formula in Mauritius and the Seychelles, we recommend you take your own. SHOULD WE TAKE NAPPIES WITH US? | Yes. Take as many as you can in your luggage, additional supplies can be purchased in Mauritius and the Seychelles if necessary although may not be your preferred brand. Swimming nappies are also a good idea. CAN YOUNGER CHILDREN ATTEND THE FREE MINICLUBS? | Children under 3 can attend the clubs, but they must be accompanied by an adult or babysitter. ANY OTHER USEFUL TIPS? | It’s sensible to buy your suntan lotion before leaving home, as it is expensive in Mauritius and the Seychelles. Jelly shoes are also worth taking along for the whole family. And if you’re a keen snorkeller we recommend you take your own equipment for convenience, as the hotels only offer snorkelling trips on set departures.

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WEDDINGS If you want exceptional luxury, the best beach locations and impeccable attention to detail for your wedding, trust Beachcomber. We successfully arrange over 300 weddings a year, yet take care to ensure each one is a unique and individual experience, inspired by you and brought to life by our dedicated Wedding Planners. ADD THE LLEWELYN-BOWEN TOUCH When you choose to get married at one of our hotels in Mauritius or at the Sainte Anne Resort & Spa in the Seychelles, you are guaranteed beautiful memories. Now, by teaming up with renowned stylists Laurence and Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen, we are delighted to further enhance your Beachcomber wedding. Laurence is highly-regarded for his design influence, while Jackie brings us her unrivalled experience in creating the happiest of occasions as author of ‘Debrett’s Wedding Guide’ and as a past editor of ‘You and Your Wedding’. They’ve been inspired by Beachcomber in Mauritius and the Seychelles to create weddings with an extra special touch, adding ideas such as the exclusively designed Llewelyn-Bowen Wedding Gazebo which, if you wish, is included free for your wedding ceremony. Jackie has also come up with some enchanting ways to give yourself the best beach wedding possible. (Please note the Gazebo is available at all of our resorts except the Royal Palm.) YOUR WEDDING, ALWAYS YOUR CHOICE* On arrival at any of our resorts you can decide where you would like your marriage to take place. You’ll discover a wealth of beautiful lush tropical settings, but we find nothing comes close to a beachside wedding in the late afternoon – the Indian Ocean sunset adds a breathtaking backdrop to your wedding photographs.

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FROM THE INDIAN OCEAN SPECIALISTS AN EXCLUSIVE WEDDING DAY As this is the most romantic day of your lives why should you share it with another wedding couple? Choose Beachcomber and you never have to, as we guarantee just one wedding a day at all our hotels on Mauritius and in the Seychelles. Giving you an exclusive and special day is just one of the many things that makes all the difference with Beachcomber. YOUR OWN PERSONAL WEDDING PLANNER It’s our pleasure to make planning your wedding as exciting and as easy as we can, with the all-important arrangements taken care of by your personal Beachcomber Wedding Planner, with whom you’ll have one-to-one contact when in the resort. We make sure the dedication and expertise of our wedding team is yours to call on, both here in the UK and in Mauritius or the Seychelles. Whether you want a sophisticated ceremony, or simple vows taken barefoot on the beach, Beachcomber promises you the wedding of your dreams.


A MAURITIAN DREAM WEDDING With eight romantic beachfront hotels in Mauritius, Beachcomber gives you the pick of wedding locations. Your Wedding Planner will meet with you at your resort, recommend the perfect place to exchange vows and organise all of your personal requests – from wedding flowers to arranging witnesses if required. For one simple wedding fee we will arrange all the details of your special day, leaving you free to enjoy the happiest day of your life. We offer two superb wedding packages in Mauritius: the Classic and the Luxury option. Please visit www.beachcombertours.co.uk or ask your travel agent for the Beachcomber Weddings Fact Sheet.

CLASSIC MAURITIUS WEDDING

LUXURY MAURITIUS WEDDING

– FROM JUST £415

– FROM JUST £980

This covers the cost of all the legal procedures and documentation of getting married in Mauritius – and a lot more. It includes:

Upgrade to the Luxury Wedding and you can enjoy everything in the Classic Wedding Package plus a whole host of extras, including:

Affidavit fees and Supreme Court charges. The Supreme Court is based in Port Louis and we cover the cost of transfers for you to and from your resort to the courts Registrar’s fees, including their transport to and from the resort The services of a Wedding Planner here in the UK and a dedicated Wedding Planner in your Mauritian resort A choice of wedding locations within the resorts If you wish, the choice to get married in our wedding gazebo exclusively designed by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen* A wedding cake suitable for 10 people Bridal bouquet and groom’s buttonhole Hair and make up for the bride, including a trial session

Bride’s spa treatment including a luxury manicure, pedicure and massage Groom’s spa treatment including a body polish and a massage Champagne and canapés for the bride and groom after the wedding ceremony A four-course wedding dinner in an intimate location for the bride and groom Romantic in-room luxuries including chilled champagne, candles and petals on the bed for one night during your stay Pressing and framing of bouquet and buttonhole Framed congratulations wedding certificate from the hotel team

Celebration breakfast in bed

50 wedding photographs and photo album

A separate room for the bride or groom to change in before the ceremony (subject to availability)

At Royal Palm, Dinarobin, Paradis, Trou Aux Biches and Shandrani the transfers to the Supreme Court are by luxury BMW X5

SPECIAL RATES FOR WEDDING PARTIES We want to make it as easy as possible for you to share your happy occasion with friends and family, so we offer superb savings for you and your Wedding Party.

*Please also read Important Information.

ONE MORE THING... From candlelit dinners and sunset cruises to wedding day filming, ask us for anything to help make your Mauritius wedding extra-special – we’ll do our best to make it happen.

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AN ENCHANTING

SEYCHELLES

WEDDING

With its idyllic private island location, Sainte Anne Resort & Spa is a secluded hideaway that is simply heavenly for weddings. Its exclusive address, just off Mahé, gives you the added advantage of blissful days spent exploring exotic nearby islands – the perfect chill-out after your big day! As always, you will enjoy the services of an expert Wedding Team here in the UK along with a dedicated Planner in the Seychelles to give you the day you’ve set your heart on. We offer two superb wedding packages in the Seychelles – the Classic and the Luxury option.

CLASSIC SEYCHELLES WEDDING

LUXURY SEYCHELLES WEDDING

– JUST £515

– JUST £1275

One simple fee covers the cost of all the legal procedures and documentation required to get married in the Seychelles plus much more, including:

Upgrade to our Luxury Wedding Package and you’ll enjoy everything in the Classic Wedding Package plus a whole host of extras including:

Affidavit fees and Supreme Court charges Registrar’s fees, including their transport to and from the resort A Wedding Planner here in the UK and a dedicated Wedding Planner at Sainte Anne’s A choice of wedding locations within the resort The exclusive Llewelyn-Bowen Wedding Gazebo, if you wish A wedding cake suitable for 10 people Bridal bouquet and groom’s buttonhole Hair and make up for the bride including a trial session Celebration breakfast in bed A separate villa for the bride or groom to change in before the ceremony (subject to availability)

Bride’s spa treatment including luxury manicure, pedicure and massage Groom’s spa treatment including a body polish and massage Champagne and canapés for the bride and groom after the wedding ceremony An intimate four-course wedding dinner in a private location for the bride and groom Romantic in-room extra treats including chilled champagne, candles, petals on the bed and luxury bubble bath on one night during your stay Framed congratulations wedding certificate on behalf of the Sainte Anne team 50 wedding photographs and photo album

WEDDING PARTY DISCOUNTS Beachcomber invites you to take advantage of superb savings when you marry in the Seychelles. We are also delighted to extend these offers to friends and family who wish to join you and share your happy occasion. For the latest discounts and to help you start planning, please visit www.beachcombertours.co.uk/weddings or ask your travel agent for the Beachcomber Weddings Fact Sheet.

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A FINAL THOUGHT... If you have any special requests or ideas to make your wedding uniquely yours, please ask. Our aim is to create the ultimate occasion for you in the Seychelles.


HONEYMOONS Whether you decide to hold your wedding ceremony at home or abroad, you’ll give yourselves a honeymoon to remember with Beachcomber. We understand this is a ‘once in a lifetime experience’, and we’re as passionate as you are about making your stay as exciting, relaxing or romantic – and often all three! – as we possibly can. You can laze on a paradise beach, take off on a free water-skiing session together, or enjoy any number of included land and water sports, before relaxing with a pampering session at the spa, followed by ocean side dining on the finest cuisine.

IN MAURITIUS AND THE SEYCHELLES

ROMANCE ALL THE WAY Whichever hotel you choose, Beachcomber’s accommodation in Mauritius and the Seychelles is pure heaven for honeymooners. You’ll find everything from hideaway beach villas just a step away from the sand to rooftop Honeymoon Suites complete with private plunge pool.

MAKE EVERYDAY COUNT

As the experts in Mauritius we promise to get you the most out of your time on the island, however much (or little!) you want to do during your stay, while our exclusive resort of Sainte Anne in the Seychelles offers one of the best locations to combine both secluded romance and exploration in the islands.

We offer a special welcome for honeymooners in both Mauritius and the Seychelles, with numerous treats and romantic touches included in your stay. Free gifts from the hotel management range from luxurious spa treatments to bath robes, champagne and flowers in your room on arrival.

So stretch out on some of the best beaches in Mauritius and the Seychelles, enjoy some of the finest restaurants and leisure activities in the Indian Ocean – and choose a Beachcomber honeymoon for the time of your life.

SPECIAL HONEYMOON SAVINGS To make your honeymoon even more perfect we have tempting honeymoon offers at all our hotels. Upgrade from half-board to Half-board Plus at Paradis, Trou Aux Biches or Sainte Anne Resort & Spa and enjoy breakfast, dinner and a twocourse lunch including a drink, plus there’s a bottle of wine with your evening meal. See page 75 for more details. Beachcomber all-inclusive offers you the ultimate in honeymoon indulgence without a care in the world. Upgrade to all-inclusive at Le Victoria, Le Mauricia or Le Canonnier and you’ll receive an enticing 50% discount on your all-inclusive supplements. There’s also the exceptional all-inclusive luxury of Serenity Plus at Shandrani Resort & Spa. See page 72 for more details.

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SPORTS

& ACTIVITIES

SO MUCH INCLUDED WITH YOUR STAY One of the reasons Beachcomber hotels are so special is that they all offer a fantastic array of free land and water sports. An instructor is on hand to teach skills for most activities. If you have a particular interest, such as learning to sail or deep-sea fishing, please let us know when you book and we can suggest the best resort for you.

DIVING

UNRIVALLED WATER SPORTS

DEEP-SEA FISHING

All of our Mauritius hotels have the perfect conditions for water sports of all kinds. The warm Indian Ocean waters of Mauritius are protected by a coral reef that keeps them safe and calm.

All Beachcomber hotels offer deep-sea fishing trips, either from the hotels themselves or just a short drive away. Fishing is excellent in Mauritius, with the best marlin season from November to March.

In the Seychelles, because Sainte Anne Resort & Spa is located in the protected waters of Sainte Anne Marine Park, we do not offer motorised water sports. This preserves the natural peace and beauty of the environment. You can still enjoy plenty of alternatives such as diving, snorkelling and kayaking.

OUTSTANDING LAND SPORTS

ALL OUR HOTELS INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY: Snorkelling trips – if you are a keen snorkeller we do recommend you take your own equipment Glass-bottom boat trips Kayaks and Pedalos

All of our hotels offer PADI or CMAS affiliated dive centres with a comprehensive programme of dives. There is a charge for diving at all hotels.

At each and every one of our hotels you’ll find a great range of land sports to enjoy: Floodlit tennis courts and racquets are free for guests – you just need to purchase tennis balls. All tennis centres offer the latest HEAD equipment. Do take tennis balls with you as they are fairly expensive in Mauritius and the Seychelles Free Squash Court at Royal Palm Free Volleyball available at all hotels except Royal Palm and Shandrani Resort & Spa

Free group lessons for many water sports

Free Table Tennis at all hotels

Sailing

Bikes are for hire at all hotels, except at the Royal Palm. Bikes are free at the Shandrani Resort & Spa and Sainte Anne Resort & Spa

Water-skiing with some of the best instructors on Mauritius Windsurfing Please note that water sports are time, weather and tide dependent.

Beachcomber Sport and Nature

Shandrani Sailing School

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GYMS All Beachcomber hotels, with the exception of Le Canonnier, offer gyms with an excellent selection of equipment, and all have instructors on hand. Guests at Le Canonnier are welcome to use the gym at Le Mauricia.

SHANDRANI – THE ALL-ACTION HOLIDAY Choose a stay at Shandrani if you want a taste of everything mentioned here – and a whole lot more! Pitch & Putt at a fun and testing 9-hole, par 29 course, set within the gardens – this is free for guests but do take golf balls with you

SPECTACULAR GOLF WITH THREE COURSES TO CHOOSE FROM

as these are expensive in Mauritius

We can offer guests at Paradis Hotel & Golf Club and Dinarobin Hotel

Kitesurf School offering professional tuition – at an

Golf & Spa the choice of playing on three superb 18-hole courses. All

additional charge

offer an excellent challenge for low handicaps and club golfers alike.

Sailing School where you can earn internationally recognised

You can enjoy a round of golf at the Paradis 18-hole championship

qualifications – at an additional charge

course, with the chance to hit over the Indian Ocean on at least five of

Beachcomber Sport & Nature Programme is the Mauritian

the holes. Golf on your doorstep just does not get any better than this,

adventure which includes mountain biking, kayaking and

as the David Dutton designed course is a mere 30 metres from

canyoning – at an additional charge

Paradis reception. 5-day golf packages are available for singles and couples. You can enjoy unlimited golf and practice balls over 5 separate days, plus 2 complimentary golf clinics with the Club Pro, 1 golf massage, 5-day buggy hire, a welcome pack and club hire (if required) Golf Academy for analysis of your swing and lessons with the resident pro Driving range, putting green, chipping and bunker practice Friendly tournaments twice a week at Paradis AFFILIATED COURSES In addition, our guests can play on two further championship courses. Tamarina (designed by Rodney Wright) is a new 6,780 metres par 72 course which gives players a really enjoyable test of skills. Golf Du Chateau is on the island's wild southern coast and is a Peter Matkovitch 6,498 metres par 72 course; it is beautifully manicured with great ocean views on the front 9. Beachcomber guests can take advantage of preferred tee-times, VIP treatment and reduced green fees at both of these beautiful courses.

Paradis Golf Course

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IMPORTANT

INFORMATION

PASSPORTS & VISAS The passport, visa and health requirements applicable at the time of printing to British citizens for the holidays that we offer may be shown on our website, but this is for guidance and you should also ensure that you make your own enquiries. Your passport must have a minimum of six months validity from the date of travel. A full British passport presently takes approximately 4 weeks to obtain. If you are 16 years or over and have not yet got a passport our recommendation is that you should apply for one at least six weeks before your holiday. If you or any member of your party is not a British citizen or holds a non-British passport, you must check passport and visa requirements with the Embassy or Consulate of the country(ies) to or through which you are intending to travel. Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. If failure to have or supply any necessary travel or other documents which result in fines, surcharges or other financial penalties being imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly. We reserve the right to request any personal details, including passport numbers, if required to do so by the authorities or by law

TICKETS & DOCUMENTATION It is important that you check your invoice, tickets (particularly that names and initials are correct and match your passport details) and all other documentation carefully as soon as you receive them. Contact us immediately if any information appears to be incorrect or missing. After we have received your payment, and approximately two weeks prior to departure, you will be sent your travel documentation. Please check your flight times carefully on your ticket, as these are subject to change and may well vary from those on the confirmation invoice. Please note: all tickets issued are nonchangeable and non-refundable. Remember, you must check in approximately two to three hours before take-off for most flights, particularly in light of the heightened security checks at airports. Airlines will often allocate seats on a first come first served basis: we advise you to check-in as early as possible, so that if you are travelling in a party, you are less likely to be separated. Both British Airways and Emirates offer convenient on-line check-in services that enable you to check-in, choose your own seat and issue your boarding pass from the comfort of your home or office. The service is available from 24 hours before your flight departure (72 hours if travelling with children on British Airways). By using Online Check-in you’ll save time spent queuing at the airport. To check-in on-line go to www.ba.com or www.emirates.com PRE-SEATING ON AIRCRAFT Clients booked in most premium classes and limited economy classes can still be pre-assigned seating (there is a charge for this on British Airways flights and this can only be done once we have issued your tickets), however, the seating available will be limited and, once this limit is reached, airlines will only allocate seats during the check-in process and this cannot be overridden. Please note, however, that preassigned seats cannot be guaranteed and do not constitute a term of your contract with us. All airlines operate a no smoking policy on their aircraft. SEASONS, GROUPS AND OTHER GUESTS Both Mauritius (May to September) and the Seychelles (January to March) have an ‘off peak’ season and during this period, you will often benefit from excellent prices. The properties we feature may take this quiet period to withdraw a few facilities: for example, a pool for cleaning or renovation, or the temporary closure of a restaurant. Occasionally, throughout the year, the hotels will accept groups which we have no

control over. During your stay, they may take over restaurants and facilities for events. It is not possible to notify you of any of these changes before you travel and we cannot accept any responsibility for any inconvenience caused.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS No vaccinations are required for Mauritius and the Seychelles. It is your responsibility to comply with any health requirements such as vaccinations. These requirements do change; therefore it is wise to consult your doctor at your earliest opportunity. We recommend that you obtain a copy of the Department of Health leaflet ‘Advice on Health for Travellers’ available from your ABTA travel agent or the Department of Health. If you have a medical condition or if you are pregnant, then you must get clearance to travel from your own doctor. Pregnant passengers are not accepted by most airlines after 28 weeks of gestation. Chikungunya and Dengue Fever, mosquitoborne infections, have been recorded in Mauritius and the Seychelles. Instances of tourist infection are rare, however, we recommend precautions are taken to minimise mosquito bites. We recommend our clients take along and use mosquito repellent. If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact us. CURRENCY & CREDIT CARDS The £ sterling, Euro  and US $ are all widely exchanged, and most major credit cards are accepted for payment of hotel accounts. Please note, in the Seychelles your extras accounts are required to be settled in a foreign currency such as £ sterling or US $ or by credit card. It is not advisable to purchase Seychelles rupees before you travel, as they are rarely required in the islands. HOTEL CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT Check-in is normally 15.00 and check-out by 11.00. Some hotels will try to accommodate early arrivals and late departures. However, in order to guarantee early check-in or a day room on departure, we can reserve the accommodation at a supplement beforehand. OVERSEAS ACCOMMODATION Each country has its own star rating system for its hotels. We therefore do not mention star ratings in our brochure or website but try to describe the hotels accurately through words and pictures. Star ratings promoted in any other brochure or website (including www.beachcomber-hotels.com) are therefore not our responsibility. For example many of our competitors describe Shandrani as 5-star, however we believe this is a subjective matter best judged by our clients. For the record, our website is www.beachcombertours.co.uk Accommodation and public areas in the tropics do bring with them the local wildlife. Hotel managers work studiously to minimise unwelcome wildlife. Sainte Anne for example is a particular challenge in light of the Seychelles government’s rules regarding environmental protection, during your stay you may observe the occasional furry friend! Insects, reptiles, small mammals and rodents may be a feature, but in no way does this imply that the accommodation is unhygienic. They are simply a fact of life in these destinations.

SPORTS It is your responsibility to satisfy yourself as to applicable insurance (if any) and local laws, particularly for water sports, and activities are generally at your own risk. Please be aware, if you wish to take part in scuba-diving you may be required to show a doctor’s certificate to confirm medical fitness. If you are a particularly keen diver, it is always a good idea to have this certificate with you. It is also important to check children’s ages for scuba-diving before you depart. Water sports service may vary during the year depending on the weather conditions and tides. Please ensure you wear appropriate attire for all sports, particularly footwear. Please also bear in mind that any sporting equipment you intend to take will form part of your luggage allowance, although some airlines may exclude sporting goods from your luggage allowance. Please ask for full details when booking. Motorised water sports are prohibited at Sainte Anne Resort in the Seychelles.

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SPECIAL REQUESTS Any special request must be advised in writing if it was not already stated on your original booking form. We will make every reasonable effort to make the arrangements. We do not have any legal liability whatsoever to you in the event of non-compliance. We regret we cannot accept any conditional booking (i.e. any booking that is specified to be conditional on the fulfilment of a particular request). WEDDING DATES Confirmed wedding dates may change under certain circumstances e.g. bad weather or Mauritian law. This is extremely rare, but please be aware we cannot be held responsible for such change. WEDDING PARTIES If you are going to be travelling with a wedding party you must advise us at the time of booking what special arrangements you require. This includes arrangements for private dining, the ability for the hotel to cater for guests not staying with you at the hotel and any other personal arrangements you may require. Whilst the hotel will do everything possible to cater for your group, we regret that if we are not advised at the time of booking the hotel may decline your requests. LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE As a guide, 20kg in Economy Class, 30kg in Business Class and 40kg in First Class are the allowances for international flights from the UK to the Indian Ocean. However, we recommend you confirm with the airline directly before you fly. Excess baggage is charged at the airline’s own rates. Please note there are strict restrictions on the size and weight of luggage allowed on helicopter transfers. This is particularly the case in Mauritius, where baggage will be transferred by road at an additional cost, which may be payable locally. Please ask for full details when booking. Please note, if you are planning to get married abroad, due to carry-on baggage restrictions, airlines cannot guarantee that you will be able to take your wedding dress on board. We recommend, therefore, that you ask the dressmaker to pack the dress in a travelling box or a hard-sided suitcase.

WEATHER & PUBLIC UTILITIES Temperatures are a guide only, and may fluctuate throughout the seasons. ‘0’ in the average rainfall guides represents rainfall of less than half an inch. With worldwide weather becoming more erratic and harder to predict, we cannot be held responsible for a disruption to your holiday due to bad weather. The weather in Mauritius between June and September can be fairly changeable with some cloud cover, and it is important to note that although Mauritius is a year-round destination, it can be chilly in the evenings and windy, with potential persistent rainfall at times during this period. Cyclones occur occasionally in Mauritius (usually in January and February), which may result in a couple of days of heavy rain and winds, However, at this time of year, the weather is still generally hot with prevalent sunshine. The Seychelles experience two trade winds. The South East Trade Winds are prevalent from May to September when it will be drier, breezier, and slightly cooler than during the remainder of the year. This also means that between May and August currents are stronger, often bringing sea grass onto some of the beaches. The North West Trade Winds are prevalent from October to April. This is a much calmer breeze, which results in increased humidity and calmer seas. Higher rainfall occurs during this time of year. The Seychelles experience quite a lot of rain at all times of the year, but this mostly occurs in brief showers followed again by tropical sunshine. Wherever you travel, please ensure you take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun.

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Public utilities, such as water and electricity, are taken for granted in Britain, but on tropical islands there may be hiccups in the supply. Internet access and speed can also be intermittent in Mauritius and Seychelles and should not be relied upon to be similar to UK services.

CLOTHING As the weather is generally warm all year round, cool lightweight clothing is recommended. If travelling to Mauritius between June and August, it is well-worth taking some warmer clothing with you for the evening. Most of our hotels operate an elegantly casual approach to dining in the evening, with gentlemen requested to wear long trousers and collared shirts, and jeans are not acceptable in some restaurants. However, you do need to appreciate that some nationalities’ interpretation of ‘elegantly casual’ may differ from the British point of view. SAFETY FEATURES Please note, we cannot guarantee lifeguards are on duty at the swimming pools at all times. Some do have a sign indicating this and that swimming is at your own risk. Please be cautious, particularly with children. The depth and design of hotel pools vary. We suggest in all cases that you familiarise yourself with each pool, particularly prior to any diving. We also advise extra care when staying in accommodation with private pools. This can be very dangerous for young children, when not supervised for a split second. The government offers advice on safety on Ceefax BBC2 (page 470 onwards) or on the Internet: www.fco.gov.uk When our hotels provide cots for infants, it is suggested that parents satisfy themselves with the safety features prior to use, and particular caution should be exercised with regard to room facilities. DISABLED CUSTOMERS No two people’s needs are the same, and we therefore ask you to let us know your specific requirements at the time of booking. Confirmation in writing for clarification will also be required. Due to the differing nature of our hotels, facilities vary, including ramps for wheelchairs, lifts, access to restaurants, access to the beach, etc. Please note the hotel fact boxes on each page for details of any rooms that have been specifically converted for disabled customers. NON-SMOKING POLICY The smoking policy at the Beachcomber hotels is as follows. Room interiors are nonsmoking areas; smoking will be permitted on terraces or balconies only. Most restaurants will feature a smoking area. Smoking will be allowed at all bars except in The Club Lounge at Dinarobin. BEACHCOMBER REPRESENTATIVES IN MAURITIUS We have Beachcomber representatives in Mauritius who are there to look after you and help out straight away if you have any problems or queries. They can also suggest things to do and places to visit outside your resort. HOTEL ACCOMMODATION The variety of choice provided by Beachcomber ensures that we have a resort that will suit your requirements. Should you discover that the resort you have chosen is not what you had anticipated, we shall be happy to arrange your transfer to another Beachcomber resort (subject to availability) against payment of any additional costs for the transfers and any difference in the cost of accommodation. The room layouts throughout this brochure are for guide only and not to scale. Rooms do vary slightly – even within the same room category – including layout and size. We do not accept responsibility for any variances to what is shown. Day rooms: All our hotels have well-equipped Departure Day rooms with showers, etc. for your complimentary use. However, if you wish to guarantee an early check-in or late departure, a supplement can be paid prior to your departure from the UK.


Room service: Available at all hotels. However, timings vary as follows. All rooms have a mini-bar. -

Sainte Anne Resort: 06.00 – 23.00 Royal Palm: 24 hours Dinarobin: 06.30 – 23.30 Paradis: 06.30 – 23.30 Trou Aux Biches: 07.00 – 23.30 Shandrani: 07.00 – 22.45 Le Victoria: 07.00 – 23.00 Le Canonnier: 07.00 – 19.00 Le Mauricia: 07.00 – 19.00

All hotels (except Royal Palm which offers butler service), offer complimentary tea and coffee facilities in the room. Times may vary without notice.

HELICOPTER TRANSFERS There are strict restrictions on the size and weight of luggage allowance on helicopter transfers in Mauritius. Baggage will be transferred by road at an additional cost which will need to be pre-paid. Please ask for full details when booking. ADDITIONAL SEYCHELLES INFORMATION The currency is the Seychelles rupee. However, settlement of bills in hotels must be made in foreign currency. The £ sterling, Euro  and US $ are widely accepted. It is not advisable to purchase rupees before you travel, as they are rarely required on the islands. SEA GRASS During certain times of the year some of the Seychelles beaches get covered in sea grass and hence the swimming from these beaches is not ideal. However, as Sainte Anne has a choice of three beaches there is usually at least one beach to enjoy. CUISINE Local Creole cooking and seafood are specialities. Good quality restaurants are rare and the best restaurants are found in the top hotels. ISLAND TIME Experience a slower pace of life. Whilst things get done in the Seychelles, nothing happens immediately – it’s one of the reasons that the islands are so relaxing. ARBITRATION SCHEME Further information on the Code and arbitration can be found on ABTA’s website www.abta.com. The arbitration scheme is arranged by ABTA and administered independently by IDRS, part of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. It provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on you in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website. The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,000 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. The application for arbitration and Statement of Claim must be received by IDRS within nine months of the date of return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if the company agrees, but the ABTA Code does not require such agreement. For injury and illness claims, you may like to use the ABTA/Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Mediation Procedure. This is a voluntary scheme and requires us to agree for mediation to go ahead. The aim is to help you resolve your dispute in a quick and cost effective way. Alternatively AITO offer a low cost Independent Dispute Settlement Service, visit www.aito.co.uk for details.

EU FLIGHT REGULATIONS In accordance with EU regulations we are required to advise you of the actual carrier operating your flight/connecting flight/transfer. We do this by listing carriers to be used or likely to be used on pages 76-78 and at www.beachcombertours.co.uk. Any changes to the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate. Very rarely, we may be forced by adverse weather conditions (not necessarily in your own resort) and other “force majeure” situations to terminate your holiday before the due date or time and/or make alternative arrangements for your return journey. This is extremely unlikely but if this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any refunds from our suppliers), pay you any compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result. Under EU law (Regulation 261/2004) you have the right in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However, reimbursement in such cases will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. Your right to a refund and/or compensation from us is set in our point 6 of our booking conditions. If any payments to you are due from us, any payment made to you by the airline will be deducted from this amount. If your airline does not comply with these rules, you should complain to the Air Transport Users’ Council on 020 7240 6061 www.atuc.org.uk. FINANCIAL SECURITY The Company is a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA V1892). It also holds an Air Travel Organisers Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL 2995). This means that your money will be refunded, or you will be repatriated if already abroad, in the unlikely event that your holiday cannot be provided due to the company’s insolvency. When you buy an ATOL protected air package from Beachcomber Tours Ltd you will receive a confirmation invoice from us (or via our authorised agent through which you booked) confirming your arrangements and your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number 2995. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk Not all holiday or travel services offered and sold by us will be protected by the ATOL Scheme. Please ask to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. All bookings that include an international flight are covered by the ATOL Scheme. Those holidays which do not include international flights departing from the UK will be protected under the ABTA scheme. Our ABTA number is V1892. For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk or the ABTA website at www.abta.com TERMS & CONDITIONS This brochure must be used in conjunction with our terms and conditions found in our brochure insert or on our website and it is important to note that a contract will exist between us from the date we issue a confirmation invoice. This important information may also be updated from time to time on our website www.beachcombertours.co.uk If you would like to receive the latest copy in the post, please let us know. All information in the brochure was correct at time of going to print and may change outside of our control. This brochure is valid for holidays travelling between 1 November 2010 and 19 December 2011. If you make a booking from this brochure for travel outside of these dates it is your responsibility that you check and are satisfied with any changes in standards and facilities supplied on your holiday in subsequent brochures/website updates. Beachcomber cannot be held responsible for changes in facilities for beyond 19 December 2011.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND ADDRESS Our contact point in the Republic of Ireland is Mr Paul Wier, 13 Dawson House, Dean Court, Patrick Street, Dublin 8, Ireland.

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RESORT

PLANS SHANDRANI RESORT & SPA (PAGE34) Village Wellness Centre Sauna, Massage, Hammam, Gym, Game Room, Bicycles

Superior Rooms Porto Vecchio Restaurant

Grand Baie Main Road

Village Volley Ball

Rooms

Le Sirius Restaurant, Bar & Pool Deluxe Rooms

La Source Spa Sauna, Massage, Hammam, Balneotherapy, Hairdresser

Mini Club

Tennis Courts

Suite

Reception

La Rhumerie Night Club Pool

La Quais Restaurant

Rooms Loft Suites

Pool

Miniclub

Le Nautic Restaurant

Bay Watch Bar

Boat House Blue Bay Bar

Pool

Le Grand Port Restaurant

Tennis Courts

Beachcomber Sport & Nature

Le Boucanier Restaurant

La Source Wellness Centre Sauna, Massage, Hammam, Pool

Diving Centre Diving Centre

Water Skiing

Helipad

Reception

Superior Beachfront Rooms

Boat House

LE MAURICIA (PAGE 52)

Sports Centre Gym, Aerobics, Cardio Room

Hotel Entrance

Volleyball

Sports Centre

Hotel Entrance

Bocci Ball

Hotel Entrance

Rooms

Spa Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts Le Frangipanier Restaurant

Miniclub

Archery

Wellness Centre Reception

Le Navigator Restaurant & Bar Nightclub

Le Planteur Bar

Reception

Miniclub

Family Apartments Boat House

Le Bar Plage Restaurant Royal Suite

Suites

Boat House

Le Bar

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Pool Natureaty Restaurant

Rooms

Le GoĂŠlette Restaurant

LE CANONNIER (PAGE 46)


Le Mont Fleuri Restaurant Le Robinson Restaurant

Presidential Pool Villa Senior Pool Villa

Grande Anse Ocean Villas Beach Bar

LE VICTORIA (PAGE 40)

Ocean Villas Royal Villa

Garden Villas

TROU AUX BICHES (PAGE 28)

L’Oceane Restaurant

Spa

Entrance

Sports Centre

Banyan Tree Chapel

Teen Club Sainte Anne Spa by Clarins

L’Abondance Restaurant

Anse Royal

Tennis Courts

Miniclub Reception

Le Sans Souci Bar

Sports & Leisure Centre

Ocean Villas

Senior Pool Villa

Presidential Pool Villa

Mini Club Junior Suites Tropical Junior Suites Family Suites

Garden Villas

Tennis

Pool

Pool

Pool

Pool

Pool Pool Junior Suites Tropical Junior Suites Family Suites

Takamaka Bar Boat House

Quay & Helipad

SAINTE ANNE (PAGE 58)

Pool Beachfront Suites with Pools Beachfront Senior Suites with Pools

Two Bedroom Villas with Pools Three Bedroom Villas with Pools

Mahiya L’Oasis Le Deck Bar L’Oasis Indian Restaurant Beach Restaurant Main Restaurant

Beachfront Suites with Pools Beachfront Senior Suites with Pools Blue Ginger Thai Restaurant

La Caravelle International Restaurant

Beachfront Suites with Pools Beachfront Senior Suites with Pools Il Corallo Italian Restaurant La Caravelle Bar

LE MORNE PENINSULA – DINAROBIN & PARADIS (PAGE 16)

Plans are designed to give you an idea of the layout of each of the Beachcomber resorts. They show the location of all the key amenities: restaurants, bars, sporting facilities, swimming pools and position of each accommodation type. The resort plans are not to scale.

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START YOUR JOURNEY FROM HOME Flying British Airways means you’ll not only get to enjoy the exclusive Terminal 5 experience at London Heathrow, but have a choice of check-in options including Online Check-in from the comfort of your own home, office or hotel, or a British Airways Check-in kiosk at the airport. FIRST Flying First gives you access to the sanctuary of peaceful lounges, and the Elemis Travel Spa at London Heathrow Terminal 5. In the air, personal suite spaces create exclusive, private environments, the seats converting to 6' 6" fully flat beds at the touch of a button. There’s à la carte dining with menus created by internationally-acclaimed chefs, and a complimentary bar service featuring the finest wines and champagnes. The latest Audio Visual On Demand equipment offers over 200 movies, TV, music and games options. CLUB WORLD Flying Club World gives you access to lounges with complimentary refreshments, and the Elemis Travel Spa at London Heathrow Terminal 5. On board, armchair-style seats with footstools convert into 6' fully flat beds at the touch of a button. You can savour a four-course meal

with menus created by renowned international chefs, while a complimentary bar service features the finest wines and champagnes. WORLD TRAVELLER PLUS Flying World Traveller Plus gives you a quieter, relaxing cabin away from the crowd. Your seat has a full 7" more legroom than World Traveller, and comes complete with a fully adjustable headrest, legrest, footrest and lumbar support. At meal times you have a choice of hot food options, while a complimentary bar service is available throughout your flight. A personal video screen provides an Audio Visual On Demand entertainment system with over 200 film, TV, music and games options*. WORLD TRAVELLER Flying World Traveller gives you a reclining seat featuring lumbar support, footrest and adjustable headrest. All the better to sit back and enjoy up to 18 channels of continuous film and TV entertainment on your personal seat-back video screen. You can enjoy tasty meals designed by leading chefs, as well as a complimentary bar service. Families with young children will appreciate services such as the ‘feed kids first’ policy and dedicated kids’ TV channels. * Currently being introduced across longhaul routes. Not available on all aircraft.

Club World

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EXCEPTIONAL HOSPITALITY

ECONOMY CLASS

Air Mauritius flies from London Heathrow to Mauritius non-stop,

Enjoy friendly Mauritian hospitality and complimentary drinks in

up to four times a week, and all flights welcome passengers with

addition to seats with a pitch of 31" and a two-way adjustable

traditional Mauritian hospitality. Apart from the friendly onboard service

headrest for added comfort. On-board, passengers have seat back

and excellent in-flight facilities one of the advantages of flying with

multi-channel ‘on-demand’ audio and video entertainment, including

Air Mauritius is that you have the option to return directly to the UK

interactive games.

on a day or overnight flight. BUSINESS CLASS The Business Class cabin on Air Mauritius offers a comfortable cabin fitted with a new generation of sleeperette seats. Laid out in a 60" pitch, the cocoon style seats feature state-of-the-art technology and individual comfort with fingertip control. For in-flight comfort the seats conveniently adjust to numerous positions and recline fully to 172˚. In-flight entertainment features multi-channel ‘on-demand’ audio and video entertainment with noise cancelling headsets, in-seat power supply for laptops, and wine and food menus featuring choices for dinner and hot breakfasts. Fast Track immigration and VIP lounges provide complete relaxation at both ends of your journey.

Business Class

Economy Class (bulkhead seat)

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This award-winning airline has 14 daily flights to Dubai from six UK

Business Class guests (subject to mileage restrictions). Economy

airports – Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and

Class passengers enjoy a comfortable flight with superb meals and

Glasgow. From Dubai, Emirates has nine flights a week to Mauritius

outstanding in-flight entertainment, all complemented by world-class

and four to the Seychelles.

award-winning service. The seat pitch of up to 34" provides ample

On board you’ll enjoy friendly service and a choice of the latest in-flight

legroom and there’s a generous 30kg luggage allowance.

entertainment. There’s the option of three cabins: First and Business

The new ‘ICE’ (Information, Communication, Entertainment) system

Class offer the ultimate in luxury and comfort. Chauffeur drive services

with over 500 entertainment channels and 40 interactive video games

to and from selected airports in the UK are also included for First and

is available on most flights.

Air Seychelles has a direct service from the UK to the Seychelles

includes 30kg luggage allowance and roomy seats with a 50" pitch.

(although it touches down in Europe for one hour) and provides a

From late 2010, Pearl Class will be undergoing a make-over and will

friendly Seychellois service along with Creole-inspired cuisine. Two

offer ergonomically designed lie-flat sleeper seats, with built-in massage

flights a week depart from London Heathrow and a third departs from

functionality and a superb 68” pitch.

London Gatwick. The airline has two cabins; comfortable Economy Class in a 2-3-2 configuration, and Pearl (Business) Class. Travelling Pearl Class

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From Mahé, Air Seychelles flies an extensive island hopping shuttle service every day with excellent views of the islands.


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