White sand, crystal clear waters, superb coconut grove bordering the sea, water activities at will, subtle local food … are all small things that best represent this paradise of tranquility on Tamassa Resort.
This exclusive address in the Bel Ombre region of southwestern Mauritius is an ideal place for exceptional holidays in idyllic settings. During our stay in Mauritius, we had a crush for this place that has everything one wants. Exceptional service that makes you feel at home, all in a sweet and exotic atmosphere.
Our holidays started here … And we’re hoping this will make you want to discover this place …
Located on one of the best preserved Mauritius lagoons, the Tamassa beach is a real enchantment for the eyes. One could spend hours contemplating the infinite shades of blue. The waters are warm and clear, perfect for a small snorkelling session or paddling. We recommend wearing protection shows in the water to avoid stepping on coral or sea urchins that are nevertheless the beauty of the seafloor. In terms of water activities, the hotel offers a range of choices for having fun: swimming and snorkeling, diving, kite surfing, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking … enough to make you happy as a fish in the water!
Free activities? Windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling, aqua gym, boat rides glass bottom, pedal boats, kayaks, paddle, waterski, beach volleyball, table tennis, petanque, tennis, biking.
Payed activities? Speed boat, fishing, scuba diving.
Tamassa rooms set the tone right away. We are on an exotic island. The huge orchid wall helps you remember that from the moment you arrive. There are several types of rooms: Standard, Superior, Beach, Family and Deluxe. We stayed in a “Beach” room of 43 square metres. All rooms have a postcard ocean view, and invite rest and relaxation. The red tones of the rooms contrast with the infinite shades of blue and green on the outside. And if you want to relax, why not take the time of a bath or a refreshing shower.
• Balcony or terrace facing the ocean
• Air conditioning and ceiling fan
• Luxurious and modern bathroom with separate toilet, bathtub and separate shower
• International telephone line
• Satellite TV, numerous music channels
• Mini bar
• Hair dryer
• Tea and Coffee
• 220/240 volt outlets
• Wireless Internet access
At Tamassa Bel Ombre, you can choose your favourite place to swim … As we talked earlier, there is the sublime white sandy beach and crystal clear waters. If you’re more into swimming pool, you will be really spoiled. The hotel has 4! The largest of them greets its guests upon arrival at the hotel, next to the main restaurant and bar. Perfect for lunchtime or a drink! Others may prefer the “twin” pools located close to the beach. Our favorite was the one in the Spa garden. Smaller, certainly, but a real invitation to relax in a luxurious cocoon.
Spa Lux* Me
The spa welcomes its guests in search of a zen attitude each day from 9 am to 7:30 pm. Once inside the spa line, the word relaxation begins to make sense. We chose a body treatment for two in the same cabin. What better way to start off our fabulous holidays and to make all tension disappear especially after spending more than 12 hours of flight confined in economy class seats? The charming hostess handed us refreshing towels before letting us fill out a questionnaire in order to better know our expectations and our needs for the spa session and also whether we have any medical history or allergies to be taken care of. For my part, I wanted something relaxing, de-stressing and getting rid of all stored tensions in recent weeks.
Our massage started with a foot bath in a small basin of water mixed with sea salt to erase the small calluses. Then we laid down on specific Mauritians tables for the personalized massage. The two practitioners, patted gently on the entire body so that the muscles relax which is, of course, a Mauritian technique. During the massage session, some small sticks of bamboo specially treated and of different sizes are used in accordance to the body parts that are massaged. Next we had the head and the face treated with a very refreshing Indian oil. The practitioners insisted on pressure points before finishing with gently taps. The session ends with the “singing bowl” movements to rebalance the physical and mental energies. Before waking up from this one hour long daydream, each of us received a small red Rudraksh bracelet supposed to bring good energies and all the positive benefits we long for. One thing is certain, it will never leave our wrists from now.
In the suitcase? Do not forget to take the favourite swimsuits for the day and the most chic and stylish outfits for the evening dinner. Gentlemen, remember to pack some nice shirts and shoes for evening. Ladies, it’s time to pack your best dresses.
A stroll ? The village of Bel Ombre, the coast of Souillac and Gris-Gris cliffs, the Rochester falls, Vanille Crocodile Farm, Natural Park Gorges de Rivière Noire, Casela Wildlife Park, the extinct volcano Trou aux Cerfs in Curepipe, the Ganga Talao, or the mountains of Chamarel …
Unusual ? The English-style telephone booth to make free calls anywhere in the world. 3 minutes each day are offered to customers to call their relatives. Personally, I was delighted to call my family to exchange news. Much better than a postcard !!
Kids? Mini club Play for little guests from 3 to 11 years old with full day activities from 9am to 11pm. Teens aged from 12 to 17 are welcomed at Studio 17.
Honeymoon ? A very special welcome is offered to honeymooners. Little presents in the room and a fresh fruit plate. For the special day, the hotel also offers the wedding cake, a special wedding menu and a bottle of champagne. Breakfast is served the next day on the terrace of the room for the sweetest waking up …
Nightlife? Evening entertainment is sustained by dancers, musicians and artists of all kinds, usually beside the main pool. Let’s party …
What ? Tamassa
Where ? Bel Ombre – Mauritius
For whom ? Couples, families with children, honeymooners … All those seeking casual luxury and privileged and unique moments.
Our favourite? During our stay we appreciated very warm welcome from all the staff. It was hard to leave … The service is exceptional, worthy of 5 stars.
Good to know ? Check in: 2pm / Check out: Noon.
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