Utter Luxury at Royal Palm Mauritius
The sea really is that blue, the spa really is as relaxing as it looks in the photos and the service is everything people say it is and so much more. If you want world-class service, beautiful views and to relax like you have never relaxed before then the Royal Palm is for you. Susie organised everything for us and really went above and beyond to make our holiday perfect.
The moment you arrive you can tell you are somewhere very special. With only 69 suites and staff outnumbering the guests by three to one, Royal Palm makes you feel like you have stumbled upon a 6* secret. Waiting for us in our suite was a complimentary mini bar (soft drinks) a welcome bottle of wine & fruit, and our own monogrammed writing paper. We stayed in an Ocean Suite, another great recommendation by Susie. The layout of the room was perfect for us with a toddler and the design and furnishings were beautiful. There was plenty of space with a separate living room, guest bathroom and wrap around balcony which we could enjoy in the evenings whilst our son slept in the bedroom.
Restaurants at Royal Palm are yet another part of the whole amazing experience. Susie had told me her favourite place in the world for lunch is Le Bar Plage and it is now mine too! The view, the food, the service – heaven! On our first night whilst our son enjoyed the kids club and was looked after by a nanny we enjoyed a rare night out and headed to La Goelette. I was presented with my own special menu with vegetarian recommendations from the chef. It was absolutely superb. We also experienced fabulous private dining one evening and breakfast one morning on our balcony, which Susie had recommended. I’ve never been so well looked after on a holiday, but it is done in such a discreet way by all of the incredibly professional staff so you can simply relax and enjoy your time.
It’s not often you put children and relaxing holiday in the same sentence but at Royal Palm it really was possible. Everything had been thought about and children are treated exceptionally well. The kids club is a great place for them to enjoy some time. Under 3s are assigned a nanny when they go to the kids club so you know they are being supervised one on one at all times. The children even have their own outdoor cinema amongst the palm trees with big bean bags to relax whilst they watch the evening film! Our son loved sea swimming with us and chasing the tiny crabs on the beach. The beach boy even stepped in and helped him to catch some. Mauritius is very family orientated and our son was made to feel very welcome wherever he went.
We loved our time at Royal Palm. It really did feel like a once in a lifetime holiday whilst we were there. I truly hope it isn’t and we get to enjoy Royal Palm again some day.