Maradiva Villas is set in 27 acres of lush gardens with views across Tamarin Bay and inland views of the mountains. The west coast is known for its dramatic sunsets, which can be enjoyed here whilst sipping a sundowner. The hotel has a private beach, where palm trees provide shade from the heat of the sun. Guests are assured of attentive service and each suite has a butler to attend to guests' needs and wishes.
The 65 luxury suite villas are spacious and make the perfect home from home. All have an al fresco dining and relaxation area, complete with a plunge pool. Facilities include plasma screen TV, internet access, safe, ceiling fan and walk in wardrobe. The contemporary bathrooms have marble floors and bathtub with separate shower and twin hand basins. Large windows in each room show views of the private garden and dining area, which also has comfy chairs, sun loungers, expresso machine, bar and radio and CD player. The villas have direct beach access and 24 hour butler service. Bathrobes, slippers, beach towels and bottled water are provided free to all guests. The larger exclusive villas have similar facilities plus a separate indoor living area. The Presidential villa has two bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom plus a separate living room, so is ideal for families or groups.
Maradiva offers a full range of complimentary watersports, including kayaks, glass bottom boat rides, pedalos, waterskiing, snorkelling, windsurfing and laser sailing. Other options available at extra cost are speed boat trips, deep sea fishing and catamaran cruises. Away from the beach activities include tennis, table tennis, yoga and golf with the Tamarina Estate course just 15 minutes away. Other options include beach volleyball, bicycle hire and the gym. The hotel can also arrange a variety of local excursions. Of course, there is always the option to relax on the beach or by the infinity pool and enjoy the tranquility of the location. The village of Flic en Flac is just a 5 minute drive away, too, with its beach, lagoon, restaurants and shops.
The Mini Club is on hand to look after children between the ages of 4 and 12, with a choice of sporty, creative and cultural activities. The club has its own playground with a sand pit, shallow pool, toy room, and 'Dodo room' with a floor and walls padded with soft cushions, ideal for running around and letting off steam. There's a babysitting service for younger children. All this lets parents enjoy some time to themselves in the knowledge that the little ones are well cared for.
Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. Coast2Coast is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all of which are served a la carte. It provides Mediterranean, Mauritian and international cuisine, served indoors or outside on the terrace with splendid views of the ocean. Open for dinner, The Cilantro specialises in Pan Asian and regional Indian dishes. The interactive live cooking Teppanyaki counter should not be missed. Breakers Bar is conveniently located next to the beach and pool. It offers light meals and snacks as well as a range of soft and alcoholic drinks and live music in the evenings. Staff are also on hand to serve guests their favourite snacks and drinks at the pool or on the beach. Guests can opt to enjoy a special meal away from the restaurants, maybe by the pool or on the beach or in their privacy of their own villa, at any time of day.
The spa looks out onto a private garden and has a comprehensive range of western and traditional Indian treatments, delivered in a relaxing and harmonious setting. It offers rejuvenating treatment including Ayurvedic therapies, yoga classes and a range of beauty treatments. The trained therapists are available to advise on the best treatments for each individual. These range from scrubs for exfoliation, body wraps to nourish and flower petal baths to moisturise the skin. Massages with aromatic oils are popular. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of life and longevity, is practised here. Guests can gain mental, emontional and spiritual benefits from this treatment, to enhance their overall wellbeing and even prolong life. Yoga classes are offered on a private and group basis. This gentle exercise balances the mind and and body, unlocks energy and tones muscles. Pampering treatments are available at the beauty salon. These include facials, manicure, pedicure, face masks and hairstyling.