“Peaceful” is probably what best describes Villa Merina. Several factors may contribute to the feeling of well being that prevails in this villa.
First its authentic architecture and its thatched roof. Thatch being a very soothing material as it cools insides and attenuates light and sounds. Also, the cheerful and friendly character of the owners may have permeated this family home. Finally its location; although it is a part of Mauritius coastline that is coveted by holidaymakers and associated with luxury, it has maintained its “end of the world” character.
The pristine garden sets the tone while the green lawn at the front highlights the shades of Turquoise and Blue from the beautiful lagoon of Belle Mare. The hues are even more fascinating at dawn, especially that the view can be appreciated straight from the bed of the master bedroom that opens onto the veranda.
The region is suitable for several activities.
On the land side, strolls along the beaches or along the relatively quiet road. The area also offers a network of Mountain biking tracks while Golf enthusiasts will find two 18-hole courses within 15-minute drives: The Links and Ile-aux-cerfs.
On the sea side, kitesurfing is possible during part of the year. Kayaking in the large lagoon bordered with mangrove allows the exploration of so many creeks and salt-water basins. A diving center / school is at a 10-minute walk. For snorkeling it is recommended to go further south, about 10 minutes by car. Motorboat or sailing trips are possible from Trou d’Eau Douce, which is at a mere 15-minute drive away.
Villa Merina is serviced 6 days a week from 8.30am to 2.00pm. Cooking (service only) of two meals a day is included.
Washing & Ironing
Cooking Service (1 meal/Day)
A Chef @ Home
For its traditional style with thatch roof, the house is an icon of mauritian lifestyle and identity.
For the quietness of its region, its perfectly sheltered creek and its north-facing orientation.
For the kindness and commitment of the staff.
The 2 housekeepers are really the +++ of this house. They are friendly and really professional.
We had a wonderful stay.
Marie-Laure G.- Cameroon - 23 May 2022
- Cancellation received over 30 days prior to arrival: 25 % of total amount,
- Cancellation received within 30 days before date of arrival : 100%