Luxury Holiday with a Toddler
If you dream of a luxury holiday but think it is not possible now you have children you have to head to Trou aux Biches. It is the perfect place to spend time as a family but also gives you the chance to spend some time as a couple thanks to their amazing children’s club and laid back feel. We were travelling with our 1 year old and it was genuinely relaxing which is saying something when you have a very active toddler with you!
Susie got to know us before recommending Trou aux Biches. Her name comes up on so many TripAdvisor reviews as someone who truly knows Mauritius. Not only did Susie go above and beyond to give us a holiday to remember, so did the hotel because of their close relationship with her. Everyone knew our names, our dietary requirements and preferences.
As soon as we arrived at Trou aux Biches we knew it was the right place for us - no surprise really, thanks to Susie! It was the perfect mix of a laid back atmosphere, great service and lovely surroundings.
If you are thinking about Trou aux Biches for a family holiday, here are some of my highlights and tips:
The hotel has various pools dotted amongst the suites as well as the main pool. We had the pool near us all to ourselves on several occasions and could truly relax and enjoy our time as a family. The way the suites are laid out it doesn't feel like a resort, it feels like you are in your own little bit of paradise.
In case you want to sneak off to the spa (or down the road to get your teeth whitened as I did), the kids club and the nannies there are great. We didn’t even get a backward glance from our little boy, which is always a good sign. The kids club will even take the children to the restaurant for their evening meal and then take them back to your suite to put them to bed and look after them. Having never left our son with anyone other than family it was a nervous time for me, but the nanny really did make me feel confident that he was being very well looked after and we enjoyed an evening out just the two of us for the first time since having him!
The choice of restaurants was fantastic. We especially liked the Indian restaurant Mahiya. The chef even made a special vegetarian taster menu for us. Dining with children there are lots of options. Everywhere we have been in Mauritius the people have been amazing with our son and Trou Aux Biches was no exception.
One thing that really stood out for us at Trou aux Biches was the service. From the moment we arrived and were greeted with cold towels, cocktails and fruit we felt at home. In all of the restaurants the staff were fantastic as was the food. We had a knock at the door one evening and champagne and warm nibbles were delivered. It was little touches like this that really let you enjoy your time there and relax.
We stayed in a family suite which was great for our family of three. If you have older children as well it would be perfect. The children have their own bedroom with lots of space and their own en-suite. The main bedroom and bathroom were really large and we had our own big balcony overlooking the pool surrounded by palm trees in the centre of our suites. I went on a quick tour of the hotel and if you are looking for something really special for your family holiday then the villas are amazing. You have your own butler and a big outdoor space and pool all to yourself. Perfect if you want to relax with the family.
The spa is a must of you want to get into that relaxed holiday mood straight away. The spa setting is so peaceful and tranquil. It’s worth having a massage simply for the chill out room you get to relax in afterwards! Again another part of the hotel that I instantly felt at home in and can't wait to go back to.
We travel a lot and don't tend to often return to places but Trou aux Biches is somewhere we can't wait to go back to and of course we wouldn't go to Mauritius without getting in touch with Susie. If you are dreaming of a family holiday, don't hesitate to get in touch with her as she really will find you the perfect place for that well deserved get away.
What you say about us:
We loved your extra touches - the card before we left, the welcome rum at the airport, the beach bag... We will be delighted to recommend you and Mauritius to lots of people.
Robin & Olivia Collett