Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa 4 **** - Mauritius
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Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa - Hotel Overview
Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa, situated on the scenic east coast of Mauritius in Poste Lafayette, is a modern interpretation of the island’s architectural heritage, blended seamlessly in lush surroundings between the pristine beach and the green mountainsides. The 4-star resort offers 100 rooms with balcony or terrace amidst luxuriant tropical gardens with mountain or ocean view.
Designed and furnished in colours that mirror sun-filled landscapes and azure waters, they cater for couples and families. The three restaurants of Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa showcase against the ocean backdrop the world’s gastronomy based on exotic and seasonal products. Guests will savour authentic regional and Asian delicacies at ‘Phi’; international themed buffets at open-air ‘Café Nautilus’ with chefs concocting colourful dishes live; and tasty comfort food a few steps from crystal-clear waters at convivial Aqua 180˚.
Cenvaree spa is a haven of well-being and serenity where trained Thai therapists provide traditional aromatherapy and reflexology treatments based on locally harvested ingredients. Relax in the ocean-facing swimming pool; snorkel at leisure in the turquoise lagoon while the Jules Verne themed mini-club welcomes children for various activities.
Room types at Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa
Deluxe Ocean View
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Ideal for couples and families, the 36 Deluxe Ocean Facing rooms offer living space of up to 30 square metres with a balcony, a terrace or a Juliette balcony, and are designed in soothing colours with a hint of turquoise that mirrors the resort lagoon.
Superior Mountain View
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All Superior Mountain View rooms, over garden and mountain views, are in a distinct section across from the resort centre* and are decorated in white and soothing colours that echo the natural environment of the resort and offer the option of twin beds or a king bed with sofa bed and the option of an extra bed. With up to 33 square metres of living space.
Deluxe Garden Terrace
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Situated in the resort gardens, the Deluxe Garden Terrace rooms deliver comfort to couples with room size of up to 26 square metres and a minimalist décor. Each room consists of a king bedroom, a bathroom with shower and a furnished terrace.
Deluxe Ocean Front
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Harmoniously designed in a light and minimalist décor, the 9 Deluxe Ocean Front rooms deliver up to 27 square metres of sheer comfort to families.
Deluxe Ocean Front Terrace
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With fine sands and swaying palm trees at their doorstep, each of the 19 Deluxe Ocean Front Terrace units provides a heavenly retreat for couples.
Comfortable living space of 26 square metres comprises a king bedroom and a furnished terrace.
Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa - Hotel Restaurants
With three restaurants and bars offering a wide range of cuisines together with beautiful vistas of the lagoon or an enviable location just a few steps away from scintillating waters, the resort has a dining experience for everyone. Guests will savour local delicacies and Asian favourites and enjoy flavours as diverse as the Indian Ocean itself in our specialty restaurant and also on our colourful buffets at Café Nautilus while Aqua 180˚provides the perfect place for a break from beach activities.
Dining options dedicated to younger guests will ensure that every day at the resort is a delight for every guest.
Café Nautilus is a thatched-roof open-air restaurant serving international themed buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner that showcase some of the world’s greatest cuisines, comprising Thai, Chinese, Italian, Mauritian, Arabian, Japanese, French and Indian flavours, with the emphasis on locally produced food and in season ingredients. Set menus are also served for lunch.
The restaurant offers a variety of dining experiences in a relaxed ambience complemented by ocean vistas.
The chefs entertainingly concoct fresh dishes at a series of live cooking stations in front of the guests. House wines, beers and soft drinks are included under all dining plan. Specialty wine and beverages which are not included under the chosen plan will be charged on consumption.
Premium wines by the glass and by bottle, premium spirits and a selection of liquored coffees are available to complement the choice of beverages offered in our all-inclusive and half board plus packages.
Type of Cuisine: Themed buffets and international
Opening Hours: 07:00 - 22:00 h
Located poolside, Phi offers the finest in Asian and Indian Ocean cuisines reflected in a creative a la carte menu. Every dish is a delight to the palate and the eyes while diners also appreciate the view over the lagoon. Our chefs guarantee an absolutely authentic dining experience which encompasses a fabulous selection of desserts.
Every guest receives daily MUR 850 credits (USD 32.50, EUR 25.90, and GBP 20.80) to be redeemed against a la carte dining at Phi. Selected beverages available in guests’ All-Inclusive package and Half Board Plus package are served at Phi and guests will also have the opportunity to upgrade to a premium beverage package during their meal.
Type of Cuisine: Asian and Indian Ocean cuisines Phi
Opening Hours: 07:00 - 22:00 h
Aqua 180 is a convivial restaurant and bar that combines a selection of tasty comfort food, gourmet burgers, healthy salads, and freshly baked pizzas, with the convenience of being steps away from the crystal clear waters. A selection of snacks and ice creams are also served throughout the day while spicy dishes and fare influenced by cuisines from around the world also play a part in Aqua 180o menu.
At Aqua 180o, guests will enjoy a choice of set menus and selected beverages available in guests’ All-Inclusive package and Half Board Plus package are served. Specialty wines, beverages which are not included under the chosen plan and dining outside meal service hours will be charged per consumption.
Type of Cuisine: Comfort food and tapas
Opening Hours: 10:00 - 23:00 h
Half Board Plus at a glance
07:00 - 10:30
Full buffet breakfast
12:00 - 14:00
Café Nautilus Buffet and set menus
3-course Chef’s choice menu
19:00 - 22:00
Credits to redeem against a la carte dining. Beverages included in the Half Board Plus package are served
3-course Chef’s choice menu
Open bar service. Up to 3 hours per meal taken During lunch or service dinner Café Nautilus, Aqua 180 and Phi (dinner only) House pouring beverages available during lunch or dinner service times
In-room dining beverages and in-room mini bar and snacks are not included in the Half Board Plus option entitlement and will be charged per consumption.
Half Board Plus - Your package in detail
What does your stay include?
Wining and dining:
Daily buffet breakfast at Café Nautilus.
Two (2) restaurants for lunch and three (3) dining venues for dinner to choose from. Guests will choose to enjoy their Half Board Plus benefits either for lunch or dinner.
You will enjoy up to three (3) hours open bar service, per meal taken, during either lunch or dinner at the restaurant. Your open bar benefit commences as you are seated within the restaurant at your dining table and is valid for a period up to a maximum of 3 hours, example enter the restaurant and be seated at 7pm and your beverage plan ends at 10 pm. Beverage consumption after this time is of course available and is subject to our in resort bar tariff. The package ends as you leave the restaurant and unused time regrettably cannot be transferred to other resort outlets.
HALF BOARD Plus: DRINK LIST - AVAILABLE DURING EITHER LUNCH OR DINNER SERVICE*
Below is an exhaustive list of drinks, house brands and premium brands that are included in the Half Board Plus package and readily available at all outlets. On occasions identified brands may be temporarily unavailable due to the island distribution limitations. In this event brands of similar quality will be substituted until stocks return. All wines are served by the glass only and requests for bottles will be subject to charge.
White wine: house pouring white wines include Valory white, Cape Town, South Africa and Capinella white, Cape Town, South Africa
Red wine: house pouring red wines include Valory red, Cape Town, South Africa and Capinella red, Cape Town, South Africa.
Rosé wine: house pouring red wines include Valory rosé, Cape Town, South Africa and Capinella rosé, Cape Town, South Africa.
Beer: Phoenix beer on draught (local beer).
Spirits: Royal Navy Vodka, Royal Navy Rum, Royal Navy Gin, Scottish Reserve Whisky, Blue and White Curacao, Triple Sec, Archers Schnapps, Anisette (anise-flavoured beverage), Crème de cassis, Crème de cacao and Crème de menthe, and Mauritian liquored coffee.
Cocktails and Mocktails: a choice of popular cocktails and innovative and refreshing mocktails to choose from.
Soft drinks: Coke and Diet Coke (Coke Light), Sprite, Fanta, Ginger Ale, Soda Water, Tonic Water, homemade Ice Tea, mineral water, a selection of fruit juices including grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, peach and apple.
Tea: and a selection of teas and herbal teas.
Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa - Spa
A haven dedicated to well-being and serenity, SPA Cenvaree takes its inspiration from the powdery sands that form the resort beach, and offers a sublime venue to indulge in pure relaxation.
SPA Cenvaree offers an extensive range of treatments including Ayurvedic applications, body and facial treatments, and holistic experiences ranging from simple aromatherapy and reflexology to completely relaxing spa journeys for individuals and couples. Guests will experience absolute pampering in single and double treatment rooms, the latter equipped with Jacuzzi, while SPA Cenvaree treatments feature locally harvested ingredients.
SPA Cenvaree facilities consist of:
Two (2) single treatment rooms
One (1) couple treatment room with private whirlpool and views of verdant surrounds
Two (2) couple treatment rooms with private herbal steam showers and views of verdant surrounds
SPA Cenvaree gallery
Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa - Sport & Leisure Activities
With a large free-form swimming pool and children's pool overlooking the ocean, a host of facilities and activities are on offer as well as an extensive stretch of fine sands spilling into crystal clear waters, the resort has something for everyone.
Water sport enthusiasts will adore the resort's turquoise blue lagoon offering great snorkelling opportunities.
Recreational activities include beach volleyball, beach badminton and bocce balls.
Activities, services, entertainment:
- Water sports and activities including snorkelling, kayaking, use of the glass bottom boat and pedalos, and scuba diving training pool lessons
- Unlimited access to fitness centre
- Bicycle tours, beach volleyball, bocce balls, darts, chess and dominos
- Cooking classes and cocktail demonstration
- Wireless internet access throughout the resort
- Weekly evening entertainment programmeNaturally all complimentary and chargeable activities are subject to availability as well as tide and weather conditions and in-room dining as well as dining options which are not mentioned above are not included.
Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa - Kids Facilities & Kids Club
In addition to a significant number of rooms that can accommodate small families, the resort offers 18 interconnecting rooms divided into three room categories, namely Superior, Deluxe Ocean Facing and Deluxe Ocean Front.
The resort kids’ club with the Jules Verne themed Camp Safari and E-Zone, a separate game area for teenagers alike, is located in the main building and offers a wide range of activities to be enjoyed indoor or on the beach.
Activities for children include crafting, painting, and a choice of beach and artistic activities while glass-bottom boat trips and pizza making are set to become very popular amongst the younger ones. Further, younger guests will enjoy soft sports and the children’s pool.
Babysitting service is also available upon request and at supplemental charge.
Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa - Hotel Facilities
- Air Conditioning
- Tea Coffee Service
- Swimming Pool
- Beach volley
- Free Wifi in Hotel
- Club teens 03-11 years
Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa - Location
Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa - Tripadvisor Reviews
What to Do in the Hotel's RegionGolf - East
Mauritius has a long experience as long as golf is concerned. Indeed, this sport was introduced in 1844, under the British rule, thus becoming the third country in the world to be introduced to golf.
Mauritius has set itself the objective of becoming the best golf destination in the Indian Ocean, and gradually a worldwide reference. It is worth mentioning that, in 2008, the country was the Golf Destination of the Year title by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGRO).
Today, Mauritius hosts eight 18-hole golf courses, as well as five 9-hole golf courses, most of them being situated within hotel resorts along the coastline. Most of them have been designed by famous golf course designers like Bernhard Langer, Ernie Els and Rodney Wright.
Golf courses have certified instructors, and all the materials like golf balls, clubs, caddies and carts can be hired. For those who wish to try their hand, private golf lessons are also available.
The unique thing about golf in Mauritius is that it can be practised under optimal conditions in breathtaking background scenery of gorgeous mountains and beaches that surround most of the golf courses.Kitesurf East
Although a lot of people are not aware of it, kite-surfing has its roots as far back as the early 1800s, but was formalized in the mid 1990s. It is often described as a mixture of different water and flying sports like windsurfing, wakeboarding, surfing and paragliding.
Mauritius, with its wide lagoons and South East Trade winds offers all the required ingredients for a thrilling kite surfing adventure. Mauritian waters offer opportunities both to beginners and experienced kite surfers; it is thus seeing more visitors choosing the destination for its kite surfing opportunities.
The country now counts 8 registered kite surf schools and rentals. As most water sports, these services are usually available within hotel premises, but are not limited exclusively to the hotel’s customers. Moreover, these schools main instructors have got the International Kiteboarding Organisation certification. These schools also offer kiteboard rental either per day or per week. The equipment is of international standards and regularly updated. Some schools also offer downwind and lagoon crossing trips for small groups interested in surfing around the island. However, they have to be booked well in advance for logistics reasons.
Even if experienced kite surfers are tempted to just go with the flow, it is advisable to have all necessary information, so as to know where the best spots are, what is the best time of the year and what are the precautions needed on specific spots.
Since water temperature will not go below 20°C, there is no unsuitable season for kite surfing. Even the winds make it possible to kite surf all year round. However, during the months of June to January, winds can get very strong.
Where in the East?
The advantage with the East coast, including the South East coast is that the kite surf spots there are adapted for all levels, the best period being from April to November. Spots in this region include Belle Mare, Pointe d'Esny and Blue Bay spots. Shallower spots are also available in Poste Lafayette, La Colombiere, Trou d’Eau Douce and L’ile aux Cerfs. The main drawback of this region however is that the lagoons are irregular in depth, and coral patches can thus be a hazard. Moreover, there are several passes in this region, with strong currents that can pull the kiters outside the lagoon. It is thus advisable to kite well inside the lagoon in this region.
Horseback riding is definitely not new to Mauritians, nor Mauritius. The least one can say is that it is a sport deeply rooted in the traditions of the country. The fact that we find here the oldest racecourse in the southern hemisphere is proof enough of that. The passion of horse racing is shared by (almost) all Mauritians. And that, irrespective of their ethnicity or social class...
But horseback riding is not practiced only on the Champ de Mars racecourse. There are quite a few equestrian centers on the island. You can most definitely stroll down the wide (and white) sandy beaches of the island on horseback. With the lapping waves in the background, you can enjoy the sun and scenery as a bonus. During the day, the sportiest and most experienced can also take a dip in the sea with their horses! This is a unique experience that can only leave you with good memories. In the evening, enjoy the sunset as you stroll quietly, alone, with your partner or your family.
The beach is not your favorite playground ? Well, you can also enjoy horse riding in lush vegetation on beautiful domains at the heart of the island. Some even extend over 2,000 hectares. You can also find equestrian centers in various localities of the island.
In the East
One of the largest domain of the island is located on the east coast. You can ride for more or less an hour and a half in a breathtaking scenery that will make you see Mauritius in a new angle. The icing on the cake? A whole bunch of activities and services are available for those accompanying the riders !
Ile Aux Cerfs Island
Tucked away in the secluded Eastern Coast of Mauritius, the renowned Ile aux Cerfs Island or literally known as Deer Island is a haven of relaxation, fun and entertainment. The island is spread over a lush vegetation of 100 hectares and is visited by tourists and locals due to its sandy beaches, beautiful lagoon and with a wide range of activities.
Known also for its best snorkeling areas, Ile aux Cerfs has beautiful coral reef teeming with a vibrant marine life where you can enjoy the rich underwater world. You do not have to be a good swimmer or diver to discover the realm of the marine ecosystem. You can try the underwater sea walk where you will have the chance to feed the beautiful fishes. Or simply try the thrilling parasailing to enjoy the bird’s eye view of the incredible Island and turquoise lagoon.
Also the island consists of many facilities such as small market, bathrooms, restaurants and also a five-star hotel with a golf course designed by the famous golf player Bernhard Lange. The course covers 38 hectares on the southern half of the Ile aux Cerfs Island with the holes snaking up and down the length of the island, boasting naturally undulating topography, volcanic rock outcrops, lakes and gullies, and a variety of tropical trees and plants.
Ile Aux Aigrettes
The virgin nature sanctuary of exotic and indigenous species, Ile aux Aigrettes - a tiny coral island (26 hectares) just off the Southern Coast of Mauritius is a nature reserve under the supervision of the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation. The island is a natural museum and home to many endemic and native animal and plant species.
Its flora is mainly composed of coastal ebony forest and strand scrub vegetations. There are 97 known introduced plant species on the island, and 28 are considered as major weeds. Pink Pigeons, Mauritius Fodies and Mauritius Olive White-eyes have also been reintroduced, along with the Aldabra Giant Tortoises (to replace the extinct giant tortoise species once found here). The beautiful endemic Ornate Day Gecko Phelsuma ornata still occurs on the island naturally. Captive Mauritius Fruit Bats can also be viewed on the island for educational and awareness purposes.
The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation solely manages and conducts tours. The usual tours take between 1½ and two hours and start from Pointe Jérome, around 250m Southeast of Le Preskîl hotel. Longer 'eco tours' of two to 2½ hours are also available. These allow you more time on the island and let you meet some members of the scientific teams working there. Tours involve a good deal of walking; wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen and water. At the end of the tour you can visit a small museum and shop.
Domaine De L’etoile
Domaine de L’Etoile is a huge private nature reserve extending over 1200 hectares of lush green forests and dense valleys. It has kept the island’s most spectacular panorama, indigenous forests, and bountiful valleys. This splendid reserve invites nature lovers to rejuvenate in the Eastern part of the island.
Expect exciting adventure moments such as the giant zip line course of 3,500 meters where you will get to see the breathtaking views, along with thrilling quad and buggy drive, horse riding, hiking and archery.
This former sugar domain is one of the most preserved regions in Mauritius boosting indigenous forests rich of several varieties of plants and trees with the famous ancient ebony trees and endemic species. The Domaine also includes crystalline sources and rivers that extend to distant mountains. Its natural environment favors the survival of wild animals, while you will be able to admire deers, boars, monkeys and bats as well as rare species of birds such as the “Cateau Vert” and the “Crescerelle”.
Head to the serene area of the restaurant where you will have the chance to savour the tantalising dishes with the genuine flavours of the local cuisine.
Belle Mare Beach
The Belle Mare beach is located in the secluded Eastern part of Mauritius. The beach has fine white sand fringed with lush casuarinas trees and is considered as one of the longest beaches in Mauritius.
It stretches from the Belle Mare village to the south till the village of Trou dÈau Douce.
The enticing Belle Mare beach has many top-end resorts and villas due to its incredible location and features.
Its shallow bay and crystal clear sea water has undoubtedly attracted many locals and tourists as well. You can relax, and sun bath or swim in the southern part of the beach, where you can practice a range of water activities such as snorkelling.
Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy deep-sea fishing for tuna, marlin and mako shark which are pretty much popular in this eastern part. Belle Mare also serves as a convenient base camp for a trek to 1,575-foot Lion Mountain, where sweeping views reward those who make the challenging hike to its peak.
Blue Bay Beach
Located in the South Eastern Coast of Mauritius, just some 15 minutes from the international airport, Blue Bay beach is an idyllic relaxing hideaway to get sunburn. The beach is very renowned for its best preserved marine ecosystem, incredibly serene ambiance, and shimmering emerald blue water.
The protected Marine park offers a great spot for glass bottom boat tours, diving and snorkeling. Take the chance to explore the rare beauty of the striking aquatic species, as the bay is a shallow haven of coral and colourful fish in all shapes and forms.
The Blue Bay beach can be somehow packed with many people picnicking during weekends, providing you a chance to mingle with the friendly locals. In addition, you will find plenty of snack food outlets offering tasty local food, or if you are craving for some other kind of cuisines, then there are many nearby restaurants available. But if you want some lone and tranquil time, then you can also visit the gorgeous Pointe Désny beach, where you can sunbathe, and relax.
Blue Bay Marine Park
The Blue Bay Marine Park is a Protected Area situated in the South Eastern Coast of Mauritius. This marine park extends over 353 hectares (3.5 km2) where you can find a diverse and rich fauna and flora especially the corals, mainly for a brain coral of diameter 6-7metres, with 108 of coral, 233 fish species, and 201 species of mollusks.
Besides, it also consists of mangroves, algae, sea grasses, corals, and other marine organisms. Different fish species include Damselfish, Surgeonfish, Butterfly-fish, juvenile Sailfin tangs, as well as tiny Pipefish and large Trumpet fish.
The marine park is an idyllic diving and snorkeling spot, as there is crystal clear water which offers great visibility with an average depth of 5.5m.
This area has the most vibrating marine ecosystem which has been well preserved. With a great view of the reef, fish and of large selection of corals, the Blue Bay Marine Park is a true haven to feast your eyes with the ocean beauty. There are also glass bottom trips where you will have the same privilege access but without getting drenched.
Mahebourg Historical Naval Museum
The Mahebourg Historical Naval Museum pays tribute to the 1810 battle naval of the Vieux Grand Port which lasted several days and was a great attempt by the British to conquer the island. It ended in defeat for the British and both sides suffered heavy casualties. The French victory is inscribed on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
At that time the museum was a hospital which catered for the injured commanders both of the French and English fleets for treatments. The story of the victory is retold in the museum, along with salvaged items - cannons, grapeshot and the all-important wine bottles - from the British frigate Magicienne, which sank in the battle.
The museum occupies three floors, where two of which are accessible to the public. On the ground floor wreckage of sailing ships that took part in the Grand Port battle, original cannon, cannonball, paintings and swords and weaponry of Robert Surcouf, the eighteenth-century corsair, popularly known as the king of the Corsairs. A large relief map shows the complicated reefs of Vieux Grand Port where the great battle took place. The bell, recovered from the wreckage of the St Geran which sunk off the east coast in 1744, is also on display. There is an interesting newspaper cutting of Charles Seabourne, who with survivors from the ship Trevessa, landed at Bel Ombre in the south in 1923 after spending 25 days at sea. On display are the ship's biscuits, a razor and the lid of a cigarette tin which they used to measure water rations. In a separate showcase is a Roll of Honour dedicated to Mauritians who died in World War II.
On the first floor are Labourdonnais' four-poster bed, two palanquins or wooden sedan-type chairs, which were borne by slaves to convey their masters through the country and a collection of coins, curios, model sailing ships and early maps, labelled in French and English.