Royal Palm has always boasted the best address in Mauritius with service to match. And, after a refurb completed in 2015, I was eager to explore if this was still true.
The hotel has been open for 32 years and is somewhat of an institution; it’s always been the place to ‘see and be seen’ and carries a reputation for being formal and exclusive.
Located on the North West of the island on a beautiful beach, the property is not far from Grand Baie should you wish to explore the environs, but I doubt you would want to escape this serene haven once you have entered.
All 69 suites are sea-facing, in three-storey, low-level clusters and after the recent refurbishment, the exteriors are now much lighter in colour with thatched roofs. Nestled between the palm trees, they have a wonderfully elegant and tropical feel.
The hotel offers a wide range of accommodation, depending on your preference for a ground floor, top floor, or a private staircase leading to the garden. For ultimate privacy, there’s the Royal Suite located at the end of the beach.
For a boutique hotel, the facilities here are outstanding: complimentary water sports, a vast spa and sports centre, an excellent kid’s club, and three fine dining restaurants.
For a unique experience, the hotel have their own 20-meter luxury yacht, the Royal Princess, which can be hired for day excursions around the North Islands or for a romantic sundowner. The yacht offers the same level of service you would expect from the hotel itself.
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