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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
How to Get There
terrible for a 5 star. the beach is so poor.
food terrible and spa so small.
Maritim is next door a 4* but much better service.
avoid the right-hand side facing the sea, it smells so bad. water treatment next to a restaurant
The resort is awfully big. It took us 2 days to explore the whole place so that was tiring but since everything is particularly placed it becomes awesome. The hotel personnel is very helpful and considerate of our satisfaction at the place. The varoius dance shows at night were things to remember. I would like to mention some awesome people at the resort- Patrick, Steven, Poonum, Nadia, Elodie, Julian, Sam, Ann, Gulliame, Stepahanie, Mike, the head chef, Santosh, Anusha, Shikha and a few whose faces I remember and not their name. Sorry guys you woo were awesome. One thing Patrick (Senso) said or rather assured us when we had a small issue at the dining is you will come smiling tomorrow and I will look into the matter. That’s the beauty of people there. But dude living in the middle of water, your bottle of water is very expensive. I have lots to write meaning I have a lot of memories to cherish.
I went to Mauritius last year during summer. Intercontinental hotel is the best in every aspect. starting from front desk help, rooms to buffet meals. even the ambiance and the private beach was excellent. I'll highly recommend to book during Mauritius visit.