14 Reasons Why Maritim Resort & Spa Is Everything

July 15, 2022Tom Spruce

Allow us to tell you all the reasons why we’re head over heels for Maritim Resort & Spa

Beachfront Maritim Resort & Spa
Stretch out in paradise at Maritim Resort & Spa

You might think that being an incredible five-star island paradise is enough to entice most people to Maritim Resort & Spa, Mauritius. However, we think simply calling it that slightly underplays it. 

Instead, we thought we would go ahead and outline every reason why it’s such a wonderfully unique place to stay. 

But before we get into all of that, we should probably give you a quick overview of the place. 


Introducing Maritim Resort & Spa

Maritim Resort & Spa is a five-star resort located up on the northwest coast of Mauritius. This dazzling resort has a number of tricks up its sleeve, not least the fact that it plays host to 7 restaurants, 6 bars, 2 pools and sits on a glimmering stretch of white sand. 

Oh, and did we mention the fact that it’s won a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor two years running? Plus, it’s also the proud winner of a Traveller’s Choice award from the eponymous rating site. 

But, aside from all that, why don’t we tell you all the reasons why we love it. 


The 14 reasons why

  1. It’s newly refurbished
  2. Located right on Turtle Beach
  3. It’s inside a historical site
  4. There’s a multi-award-winning spa
  5. River or ocean views in every room
  6. Choice of restaurants
  7. Selection of bars 
  8. It’s a rum-lovers dream
  9. There’s a state-of-the-art fitness centre
  10. Awesome land activities 
  11. Water sports galore 
  12. The kids are alright
  13. Get your green fees paid at Maritim Golf Club
  14. There’s an incredible half-price offer available now


1. It’s newly refurbished

Beginning this round-up of the top reasons to visit Maritim Resort & Spa, we had to talk about the trendy modern interior. The recent renovation works carried out on the resort have lifted it even further. 

Modern patterns and colour palates merge if with island flair to create a relaxed, bright and airy space. Because, let’s face it, if you’re right on the beach you want everyone to know about it. 

Main pool area in Maritim Resort & Spa, Mauritius
Take some time to chill in a choice of two pools

2. Right on Turtle Bay

Speaking about the beach. The resort finds itself beautifully draped on to the soft white sand of Turtle Bay – one of the best stretches of sand on the island.

And when you have as many breathtaking beaches as Mauritius, you know this one’s going to be good. 

Turtle Bay, Mauritius
Relax on the breath-taking Turtle Bay

3. Inside a historical site

But the incredible beachfront locale doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about Maritim’s perfect positioning. 

Because once you step inside you realise that you’re actually stepping foot on ancient ground. The Ruins of Balaclava run throughout the site, but you won’t just find crumbling relics of the past. 

As one of the best excursions in Mauritius, there’s so much to experience in the ruins and it’s all on your doorstep.

Some of the old buildings in have been repurposed as restaurants and bars. However, you can also visit an animal farm, giant tortoise park, dog walking sessions, outdoor games areas, and even a there’s even a scent garden. 

Ruins of Balacalava
Explore the Ruins of Balaclava

4. Visit a multi-award-winning spa

Away from the beach and all the incredible things to do in the Ruins of Balaclava, you might want to try unwinding in the resort spa. 

The Maritim Tropical Flower Spa has picked up multiple gongs as a result of the quality and selection of treatments available. Slow down and choose the perfect one for you and slide into tranquillity. 

Each one of the masterful spa team has been fully trained in physical therapy and calls on a wealth of experience, as well as a few centuries of treatment knowledge to deliver your mmm… moment. 

Maritim Tropical Flower Spa
Visit the Tropical Flower Spa

5. Rooms with a view

If you’re one of those people who loves nothing more, when on holiday, than opening the curtains to a glistening watery view each morning, then you’ll be at home here. 

Whether it’s the majestic Indian Ocean providing the shimmering backdrop or the stunning Citron River, you’ll always have a gorgeous view from your room. 

Each of the 270 rooms and suites at Maritim boast a watery picture from the balcony. So you don’t have to panic about booking the best room. 

  • Family Villa
  • Family villa interior
  • Junior Suite
  • suite bathroom
  • Classic Room

6. Choice of restaurants

On many occasions island resorts don’t offer a huge amount of choice when it comes to places to eat. However, that’s not the case at Maritim.

Here you can take your taste buds on a journey from Mauritius to Asia to the Med. 

Belle Vue is the main buffet restaurant which serves international classics throughout the day and night. Meanwhile, if you fancy taking your dining experience to the sand, then Le Filaos Beach BBQ is the perfect spot. 

  • Belle Vue restaurant
  • Château Mon Désir
  • Le Banyan Restaurant

Elsewhere, those instantly recognisable flavours from around the world come to play in the other eateries. La Marée is where you’ll discover stunning Medterranean-inspired fare with influences taken from Spain to Morocco and anywhere in between. Le Banyan offers the vibrant aromatics of south-east Asia, served Teppanyaki-style. 

However. if you’re looking for completely unique experiences then Anno 1743 and Château Mon Desir have you covered. The latter is highly regarded as one of the best eateries on the island, serving up four-course culinary journeys. Whereas, the former delivers all the stylishness of modern decor and cuisine while remaining situated in one of the old buildings in the Balaclava ruins. 

There really is something for everyone to enjoy at Maritim Resort & Spa when it comes to dinnertime. 

  • Anno 1743 restaurant
  • Restaurant located in the Ruins of Balaclava

7. Selection of bars

But the food and drink fun at Maritim doesn’t begin and end in the restaurants. There are also a host of chic bars waiting to make your acquaintance. 

Stop by Anno 1743 again and you’ll find a chic, relaxed roof terrace called Nest, offering comfortable furniture, stunning views and classic cocktails. However, while there are 6 bars we could talk about, we’re going to focus on the star of the show: The Distillery. 

Rum is big news in Mauritius. But more on that in a minute. The Distillery stands in the spot where a real life rim distillery once operated way back in the 19th century. Holding the island’s largest collection of rums and boasting vintage design, this stunning bar is a treat for the senses.

While we’re on the subject of rum…

  • Nest Bar
  • La Marée Beach Bar & Restaurant

8. Masters of rum

Although the Mauritian rum trade is only recently beginning again following the lifting of an old ban on preventing the production of Agricole rum, the island is in love with this spirit

It’s an affectionate relationship which first began with Pierre Charles Francois Harel who intially proposed the distillation of rum on the island.

Fast forward to today and that industry has swelled. In fact, Mauritius is now one of the only nations in the world to produce both Agricole and industrial rum

The Distillery Bar
Check out The Distillery

9. State-of-the-art fitness centre

Moving away from the rum trade and into the gym (what an awful combination).

The resort boasts a wonderful fitness facility for those who love nothing more than an invigorating exercise to start their days in the sun. 

resort fitness centre
Work up a sweat in the fitness centre

10. Land activities

But the sporting activities available at Maritim Resort & Spa stretch beyond the belt of a treadmill. It’s up to you whether you treat it as fitness or not, but there are a world of sports and other activities waiting to be discovered. 

Perfect for entertaining the whole family, you can choose to improve your game or learn a new skill with provisions for everything from mini golf to croquet

However, if you prefer a more grounding activity, then you might also like to try a resort yoga class. 

People performing yoga poses
Try some yoga to start your day right. Photo by Dylan Gillis on Unsplash

11. Water sports galore

That plethora of resort activities also stretches into the shimmering waters of the Indian Ocean. A world of surface-led fun is available with kayaking, pedal boats, and water ski sessions on offer. 

Although, the fun really ramps up when you dip below the surface. The Maritim Resort & Spa Diving Centre is a dedicated resource for getting you closer to the submarine creatures around the resort. Mauritius is known for its incredible dive sites and there are a staggering 21 spots to explore around the resort. With shipwrecks, coral gardens and reefs to discover, you’ll never see it all. 

On the other hand, if you don’t fancy going under, then we recommend trying a transparent kayak to catch those coral-dwelling wonders without getting wet. Unless you fall in that is!

Colourful fish swimming around a tropical reef
Meet some of the thriving marine life. Image by joakant from Pixabay

12. The Kids Are Alright

Because Maritim Resort & Spa is a friendly spot for everyone to enjoy, the kiddies can have their own experiences too. 

The Turtle Kids Club is packed to the rafters with fun adventures and activities for your little explorers to engage with. Taking the form of a quaint house in the middle of a playground, the club benefits from qualified staff leading a schedule of fun things to do. The kids can play and learn more about their new island environment. 

Turtle Kids Club
Let your little ones explore Turtle Kids Club

13. Green fees paid at Maritim Golf Course 

Included in your all-inclusive stay at this five-star haven are the green fees at Maritim Golf Club.

This stunningly beautiful 9-hole (par 29) course has been lovingly designed by Australian pro golfer Graham Marsh. The angles, elevation and course length make it ideal for all skill levels. 

Maritim Golf Club
Maritim Golf Club

14. Our half-price offer is available now

We think all those advantages and amenities go to create one pretty persuasive argument for getting yourself to Maritim Resort & Spa. Wouldn’t you agree?

But, if you need an extra little nudge in the right direction, how about the fact that we have this place available from just £1,499pp?

We think we’ve made our point.

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