This adults-only hotel on Mauritius’ east coast offers up beachside dining, a sea-view pool, and tons of watersports.
The palm-fringed, white-sand beach is the star of this hotel. It’s edged by a calm lagoon on one side, and manicured lawns and a huge pool on the other.
Rooms match white walls with modern furniture and bright bedding. Balconies or terraces come as standard, and you can opt for a bonus sea view.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board meals from the main restaurant, Dolce Vita and La Plage restaurants.
Local beer, house wine, select spirits, select cocktails, soft drinks, canned juice and mineral water all by the glass. Some minibar items. Available until midnight.
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All are included except where indicated.
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In a peaceful area next to the beach, with four indoor treatment rooms, two outdoor couple's rooms, steam room and a sauna.
Indigo offers an English and Continental breakfast, with lunch also available. And in the evening you can sample Mauritian, Creole, Indian and Chinese dishes with a buffet selection or set menu, which can be enjoyed indoors or on the terrace.
The curvy shape to the pool means there are a few different places to pull up a sunbed. There are also a couple of in-water platforms to laze upon.
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Deluxe Double Room with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
Superior Double Room with Garden View and Balcony or Terrace
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After enduring a long flight with a screaming child sitting in front (why do parents make infants and fellow travellers suffer long haul?) arrived at this lovely resort a bit fatigued. We were given a room by the spa overlooking the beach, which was fabulous. Food was really good and the staff were first class, would definitely return.More
Beatiful Island Paradise
Stayed at Ambre in October 2016 as part of 50th birthday celebration. Hotel was lovely with ocean views from all the bedrooms, facilities where good and there where always plenty of sunbeds available either in the gardens or on the beach. Hotel staff where very friendly and went out of their way to be helpful - nothing being too much trouble. Must give a special thank you to Karuna and Anu in the restaurant for the cake they did for me for my birthday. It was such a lovely gesture and very much appreciated. Would definitely recommend Ambre Resort and will hopefully be returning in a couple of years time.More
We arrived at Ambre Resort & Spa very tired in the evening and were welcomed by staff with a drink and face cloth while we checked in. We stayed 14 days. Our room was a deluxe Seaview Room with a balcony & although a bit dated was very clean with an amazing view of the ocean. Bathroom was large with a huge shower. Our room was stocked daily with free soft drinks, beer and water - still and sparkling. Tea and coffee making facilities available and milk provided daily. The Resort was simply amazing with two beautiful pools, comfortable sun beds around the pool area and plenty of sun beds on the white sandy beach. There is shade under permanent umbrellas if required. Waiters serve along the beach area to offer drinks, water and snacks. We dined in all three restaurants and our favourite was Dolce Vita - the food was amazing with plenty of choices. We ate in La Plage a couple of times, enjoyed the seafood but found the service rather slow. The Indigo Buffet was amazing with different themes offered nightly - Asian, French, Mauritian etc. There is something for everyone including vegetarians. The Coral Bar near the pool was great for cocktails although sometimes service was very slow. Not enough seating if it rains. There was live entertainment most nights from 9pm. The Spa was amazing with great body scrubs and massages in a magnificent area overlooking the ocean. The massage and body scrub I had was fantastic and would recommend. The staff are very friendly, helpful and offer tips on places to visit around the island which we did with a driver booked through the hotel. The dogs and cats roaming around the resort did not bother us at all but did bother others. Mauritius is a beautiful island and Ambre Resort is a delightful place to stay in a perfect location.More
Just got back, 10/07/17. Setting: Great, perched a couple of metres above the beach and lagoon Swimming: Two lovely pools. The infinity pool overlooks the beach. Both are very cold in their winter (June, July, August). Some people found them too cold to go in. I heard they are planning to heat the pools next year. Lagoon is slightly warmer but still not warm. There are no fish to speak of on Mauritius and likely a result of El Ninho killing all the coral in the Indian Ocean a dozen years ago. Small stripy fish and small Angel fish are all you can see snorkelling. All dead coral has been removed from the swimming area in the lagoon so it has a sand to wade on. Food is generally very good with three restaurants to choose from. La Plage is great for lunch. Main courses a la carte at la Plage and Dolce Vita are good albeit without any meaningful vegetables. Plates of food are "designed" to look good. Starters often involve raw fish. Steak and filet mignon are regularly on a la carte menus and there is always grilled fish, which is really good. The buffet is very extensive for all three meals Service: First class all round, apart from one very grumpy bartender at the beach bar. Otherwise impeccably pleasant and helpful. Rooms. Quite large but very basically furnished and in need of some re decoration. As far as we could tell all face the sea. All ground floor rooms have a terrace but some first floor rooms don't have a balcony. We upgraded to a deluxe room, do not know the difference between that and a superior room. A partially enclosed corridor runs along the back of the entire length of the rooms on both floors. It has a concrete floor and it can be very noisy. We could hear every word of conversations of people walking past the back of our room. It has a loud echo and even staff make lots of noise early in the morning. Our room was next to a staircase so we had even more noise with people going up and down the stairs in flip flops. Also staff vehicles pulling up to the side of our room for collections and deliveries. Most disappointing. We had no choice of rooms. Beach life: There is a plague of dogs on Mauritius and they roam the beach and sometimes come up the steps to drink the pool water. They can lie next to your table at La Plage. Staff completely ignore them. Cats are also all over the place. Both types of animal are harmless. Hawkers ply their traded all day long on the beach and sometimes come up around the pool. Sarongs are their speciality although I didn't see one being sold in two weeks. These guys will wave their goods around but do not pressure guests. Trips: Go on the day trip organised by Chris on the beach. He has a speedboat nearby and his captain will take you to the Southern tip of the island, stopping along the way to point out hotels. You go down a river inlet witch has dense forest either side. The boat pulls in to the trees and Macaque monkeys appear from nowhere and come onto the boat to be fed. There is a splendid waterfall at the end of the inlet. Then you anchor at an island and explore an ancient lighthouse. This island is right on the border of the lagoon and open water where the waves crash onto the lagoon, very spectacular setting. Then anchor for snorkelling in water really quite warm and aquamarine blue, about 3m deep. Then on to a deserted beach for a BBQ lunch, which included lobster. Then a quick stop at the nature reserve then finally an hour or so anchored off an adventure island. Its a great day's boat trip. Weather: It rained all day for two days. Sunny most mornings clouding over in the afternoons. You lose the sun completely around 5pm so make the most of the mornings. It was 23-5 degrees, not as warm as back home. In winter it is likely to be 10 degrees hotter but there is a lot of rain and humidity. Money: Change money at and one of the many exchanges at the airport on arrival. The rate is better then at the hotel. Change back at the airport on departure. Guests: The only guests who resemble those in the Thomson video are the Spanish and Portugese. They arrive already tanned. They tend to be young and in good shape. They seem the gather in quite large groups and do talk very loud and fast, and conversations appear to be more like arguments. British tend to be older and more portly. Lots of Cockneys, Brummies and Scousers. Hotel: Seemed to be maybe half full, plenty of sun beds available, no early morning towel reservations. In peak season if all the sun beds are taken it would I think be quite claustrophobic and noisy (some people like playing music through the speaker of their iphones) as there a lot of them crowded around the pools and beach. Two Spanish guys brought drones with them and played with them all day. its like having a bee hive hovering over the pool. Overall, not a patch on The Maldives, but you get what you pay for.More
Fab holiday, go and enjoy!!
We went for 2 weeks in January, weather was great! A couple of showers here and there but over very quickly to be followed by glorious sunshine. Hotel is great! Adults only. Wowed from as soon as you walked through reception when you arrive, definitely worth all the travelling!! Lovely poolside with comfy sun beds. Lots of beds available at the pool and scattered along the beach too. Food: so much choice! Buffet was amazing! So much variety and everything tasted amazing! Every day different themes and was great standard. Even a fussy person would enjoy the food. There are A la Cartes you can book in to (unlimited) for lunch and dinner and would highly recommend! We particularly enjoyed the Italian. Rooms: very large and comfortable bed! We were impressed by our sea view room, very modern and clean. Fridge stocked daily and also with crisps/chocolate! Tea and coffee facilities are good too. Free Wifi is available with good signal everywhere, including in your rooms. We loved spending our evening on the terrace with a drink, overlooking the sea, accompanied by our adopted pet dogs! There were a few wild dogs, all were very well behaved and wouldn't come to you unless encouraged so if you're scared/not keen on dogs they won't bother you. Spa: we used the spa and had a full body massage and body scrub, would highly recommend. Lovely location and good facilities. Great staff! Beach: fab! Lovely white sands and clear water. Great free water sports available too, would highly recommend and the staff were very friendly and helpful. There are also free boat trips you can take daily. Excursions: we booked through Thomson and would highly recommend! We did a privately chauffeured tour tailor made for us, with a fab driver named Aldo. Very informative and went at our pace, taking us to beautiful locations. Would highly recommend Mauritius and Ambre hotel! Everywhere is maintained well and clean. Have a fab time, we did. More
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