I am blown away by everything about this place.
First the location, no road to cross, It is "pied dans l'eau" as they say. Just a few steps from your front door on the soft grass and there you are in one of the most beautiful beach in Mauritius, fine sand and crystal clear water. Most flats or studios also have amazing views of the sea and to top it all, the sun sets right in front of you, tinting the beautiful and well kept exotic garden of a rich orange light. Trou aux Biches is not a busy town nor a busy beach it is super relaxing.
3 minutes to the right you have a good supermarket with local and foreign produce, 3 minutes to the left you have a choice of 4 great restaurants from Creole to Chinese to more European, all dead cheap and cheerful. If you need more action, the groovy town of Grand Bay with it's bars, clubs and restaurants is only 10 minutes away by cab and easily accessible by bus if you are brave and want to feel like being in India.
The second best thing is the professionalism and kindness of the people there, from the owners who leave next door to Veda the super manager to the really sweet maids, to the lovely gardener and security staff... everyone greets you with a smile and go out of their way to answer your every needs all the time. Last but not least, the place is super safe with cameras and guard dogs at night.
The last thing is the value for money, why would you need an expansive hotel when you have it all at C'est ici? The super expansive 5 stars Trou aux Biches hotel is 3 minutes by foot to the north and guess what, C'est Ici has a better beach, plus you get a fully equipped kitchen.
Now some flats are newer and more modern than others, hence the price difference, but even the less modern ones are still very good and cosy. I saw all the different flats since my friends and family took over the all residence.
I always do my best to write truthful reviews and I really tried hard to find a fault at C'est Ici, but I could not, C'est Ici is the bomb!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Self-Catering Villas, Bungalows, Studios - Trou aux Biches-Mauritius Discover the tranquil settings of Résidence C'est ici for self catering holidays in Mauritius Enjoy the privilege of staying in a private villa in Mauritius: more space, privacy, home comforts, personalized service, all this on the exquisite beach of Trou aux Biches. Résidence C’est Ici is a complex of cosy self-catering fully furnished apartments and bungalows in a big garden planted with tropical flowers, plants & coconut trees. The property is peaceful, private and secure. A hymn to indigenous plants, the lush and verdant vegetation adds to its exotic charm. The property is situated directly on the famous long beach of Trou aux Biches village in the north-west of the island. All accommodations include fully equipped kitchen, hot shower, toilet and washbasin and terrace with sea view/ garden view. LocationTrou aux Biches, the well-known coastal village in the northern part of the island, provides a number of leisure activities; A few restaurants, The magnificent beach offers a shiny view with all types of pleasure-craft: fishing boats, boats for diving, speed-boats for ski fanatics as well as the traditional canoes for boat trips. We are a few hundred yards from the famous Popo supermarket, 1974 Cafe pub, La Caprese restaurant, Souvenir Snack and Trou aux Biches 5+ star hotel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Residence C'Est Ici Mauritius/Trou Aux Biches