This was our second (and probably not our last) time in this lovely resort. What do we love about this place?? The staff are fantastic and simply cannot do enough for you. The food at the beach restaurant is Michelin star quality. The rooms are bright, fresh and clean. The soft drinks are all branded, the local beer is good and the cocktail menu is excellent. The beach is lovely. I could go on!
What could be improved?? The entertainment is really quite dire - it doesn't start until late and it was poor. I was physically cringing watching the chap in the white suit who couldn't sing and who couldn't speak very good English belt out a Beyoncé track. The early evening entertainment could be vastly improved for children - there were plenty of them around. Why not have a mini-disco before the evenings entertainment commences?
The little stones around the pools cause much misery and upset, especially for children. It's simply too painful for them to walk on. These stones are fine for framing shrubs and walkways but are just awful around the pool. Some kids had feet bleeding - please just sweep them away and use something more appropriate.
We had to sneak into the outrigger every day (the hotel next door) to use the small water slide. We were finally asked to leave but it was our last day! This is a reflection of the fact that there is nothing for children at tamassa - no swings, slide, climbing frame, water play etc. there's a little tikes plastic frame in the kids club but it's only suitable for tiny tots (and it involves staying in the kids club). There's loads of room by the pools - wouldn't it be worth having some sort of play equipment or water play installed? You only have to look next door to see that it doesn't have to be anything extravagant. The kids play areas and facilities down at the hermitage tel fair are quite basic but great for little ones.
I accept these points are all about children - but with the (fabulous) additions of the burger van and the ice cream parlour this is clearly a family resort and there were quite a lot of children there - they just seem to be lacking in facilities. A change in this respect is what would govern our decision to return - I don't fancy my chances of being able to sneak into the outrigger anymore!!
Well done to vissen - a truly exceptional member of staff. Also a big thank you to rikash, kamiesh, vanisha, florina, satish, moonish, Rajiv and vikash. You made our holiday the joy that it was.
Overall, a great resort and we may well return a third time. Just caution if you are travelling with active kids who love to play (mine is 4): I'm just not sure there's enough there for them (if anything)!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A new experience awaits guests at this beautiful all-inclusive beach hotel in Mauritius, located in Bel Ombre, on the island's south-west coast. Tamassa, a 4-star beach hotel, stands at the end of a long avenue of mature coconut palms towering skywards. A picture postcard landscape stretches across sugarcane fields to the mountains beyond. The south-west is a beautiful part of Mauritius, with spectacular walks and drives through lush, tropical hillsides and a range of open-air activities in beautiful countryside. In front of the beach hotel, beyond the sandy beach, lies a turquoise lagoon that almost blends into the skyline. The sea air is invigorating and the ripples of the waves gently calming. Beyond, lie thousands of miles of open sea. The traditional style architecture ideally suits the tropical setting, with beautifully landscaped gardens. The buildings seem at one with the environment. The decor is breathtakingly contemporary, with clean lines and bold use of colour. The atmosphere is one of eternal youth, friendly, cheerful and enthusiastic. Tamassa is a new Mauritian experience! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Naiade Hotel Tamassa
- Naiade Hotel Mauritius
- Tamassa Mauritius/Bel Ombre