InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort
What We Love
- There are multiple bars and restaurants, so you’re never far from a cocktail or a snack
- The spa offers treatments inspired by traditional Mauritian wellness techniques
- Even the 24-hour fitness center has mesmerizing ocean views
- There’s a huge range of activities for children
What To Know
- The setting is pure romance, but guests are a mix of families and couples
- All prices at the resort are in Euros
- The suites feature kitchenettes
- WiFi charges apply for non–IHG Club members
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Mauritius offers an enticing blend of tropical scenery, culture and adventure, and this 210-room resort, set right on the beachfront on the island’s northwest coast, is perfectly placed to take advantage of its charms. The guestrooms feature dark furnishings, marble floors and eggplant throws and rugs, and each faces the Bay of Balaclava’s gorgeous white sand beach, where you can while away the afternoon at the beach bar before treating yourself to a massage or an ayuverdic treatment at the spa. The five restaurants serve Asian fusion, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as Mauritian specialties (a heady fusion of Creole, Chinese, Indian and French flavors). Active types and families are well catered to with a plethora of fun diversions including tennis courts, a seafront infinity pool and amenities for kids.
In the Area
The island’s compact size makes tip-to-toe exploration easy. Start at the bazaar in the capital, Port Louis; this bustling central market is a one-stop shop for locally made souvenirs, clothing and exotic fruits. Or if serene shopping is your thing, head instead to Le Caudan, a waterfront shopping mall full of stores hawking everything from hand-painted silks to spices. Visit the district of Pamplemousses (between Port Louis and Grand Bay) for insight into the island’s plantation history at the Sugar Museum Aventure du Sucre. Refuel at the on-site Le Fangourin restaurant and tea salon before ogling the amazing flora at the Botanical Garden, where the star attraction is the ponds with giant floating lily pads. Finally, head south to Chamarel, where you’ll witness the mesmerizing geological oddity known as “the Seven Colored Earths”: technicolor sand dunes formed by volcanoes. Cap your visit off with a rum toast at the Rhumerie de Chamarel, a beautifully situated rum distillery nearby.
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A big THANK YOU to Ben and front desk manager,Ishrat for their help with our special requests. They came through where others failed and made our stay very relaxing and smooth. We will come back again
It's a beautiful hotel. Senso serves good food and the best part of senso was the pastry counter by chef Alkesh and Desirella with an array of yummy desserts. The indian corner in senso stands out as the food served was authentic, sumptous and mouth watering. Jayvantee during breakfast took good care of us and made us feel like home. She is too good !
Veda restaurant needs a special mention as the food chef Himanshu serves is next level of Indian cuisine. It was an amazing meal experience at Veda.
We stayed for 5 days and had a good time: nice staff and delicious food in asian and indian restaurants.
Special thanks to the kids club team, Brenda, Ashmee and Elodie, Katelyn's gonna miss you all xoxo
A large hotel with friendly staff. A buffet restaurant with three individual bookable restaurants. Food choices good.
Located right on the beach and when we were there there were more sunbeds than people.
No complaints at all.
I would have given the experience a top notch review unless there were a few gaps exposed. The hotel has a great view, rooms and exquisite food (specially great Indian Food) but lacks out on some aspects.
Best Restaurant - Senso
Veda is the Indian restaurant but Senso has better Indian food and serving habits. The only thing Senso lacks is lack of good vegetarian deserts. So if you have a sweet tooth but are vegetarians, let the chefs know and follow that up daily and who knows you are lucky.
The SPA is amazing and a must go and get and you should not be missing it irrespective of what your package is.
The complimentary services are actually complimentary and you would feel hard done by because they are what you call to be sub standard.
My wife got hurt in one of the tour activities and needed Dettol / first aid but there was none to rescue. Luckily we arranged it for ourselves and were able to get on. The hotel is remotely located so should have prime focus on such amenities.
DO check if you are getting a ground floor room and opt out of that and look for a higher floor room, we faced an ANT attack and hence do not recommend a corner ground floor room. You may miss out on some views out to the beach but a trade off. The hotel staff would say they cant do much about it but that's for you to see for yourself.