Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury – Grand Baie, Mauritius
Le Bar Plage
Resembling a desert island oasis, the bar is located at the edge of the beach on a wooden deck under the cool shade of a large Badamier tree. Light and classic lunch dishes are served daily. Satisfy your appetite without compromising your view of the beach.
A romantic terrace restaurant that overlooks the magical indigo hues of the sea, La Goèlette offers a choice of gourmet dishes, prepared with flair by world-class chefs. Half board guests receive a credit each evening towards the courses, which are selected.
Descend a staircase to this restaurant, almost level with the enchanting moonlit sea – La Brezza will transport diners to the coast of the Mediterranean while dining on sumptuous Italian fare. Open for dinner.
The Captain’s Table
Small and understated, yet highly exclusive and elegant, this is the ideal place for those intimate, private dinners.
A word on Michel De Matteis
The Royal Palm’s executive chef
Since his arrival in November 2003, French starred-chef, Michel de Matteis, has lent his exceptional savoir-faire to the Royal Palm, leading gastronomic hotel in the Indian Ocean. Awarded the Meilleur ouvrier de France prize in 1991 and winner of the Pierre Taittinger culinary prize (beating 450 competitors), Michel’s career began at the Royal Monceau kitchens in Paris and has gained most of his experience in Parisian restaurants. He worked chez Taillèvent before joining the Saint James Club Hotel and then moving on to La Tour d’Argent as deputy chief. Then it was onto Hôtel du Château de Divonne, and 5 years as chef de cuisine at the Mirabeau Hotel’s La Coupole (1 Michelin star), in Monaco. His preference is for subtle flavours and his culinary repertoire can now be enjoyed at the Royal Palm’s three restaurants, La Goélette, La Brezza and Le Bar Plage.
While the dress code is casual during the day, evenings call for elegant evening dress, with collared shirts, long trousers and closed shoes for gentlemen.
Opening hours: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
The Royal Palm is known for its all-round excellence and the sports facilities make no exception. Located in the heart of the hotel’s gardens, the modern and spacious sports centre offers the latest equipment whilst a team of professional trainers and supervisors ensure safety and offer classes for the activity* of your choice from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Close to the spa and tennis courts, this area is a unique haven of well-being for guests looking to keep fit during their holidays in Mauritius. After a good workout guest will be able to relax in the hammam, also located within the sports centre.
Boathouse opening hours: 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
On a sheltered stretch of beach of the north-west coast, protected from the trade winds, the Royal Palm benefits from an ideal location to make the most of an array of water sports.* Close to the hotel’s main pool and public areas, the boathouse is easy to access for all guests. Enthusiasts and amateurs of all ages will be able to practice the water sport of their choice in one of the island’s finest lagoons. All activities offered at the boathouse are supervised by experienced instructors.
The Royal Princess
The Royal Princess blends the utmost in cruising indulgence with the distinctive sophistication and flawless service of the Royal Palm. This crewed luxury yacht is designed to deliver excellent, all-round performance while offering comfortable living and unrivalled style worthy of our discerning guests. Be it for a day charter to the northern islets, a sundowner cruise along the west coast or an overnight trip, enjoy the flexibility and exclusivity of tailoring your experience to your own inclination. A unique chance for sea enthusiasts to cast off for an astounding sailing adventure, gliding away through the clear blue waters around Mauritius.
Set on the beautiful north coast, the Royal Palm enjoys a natural setting for guests to make the most of the outdoor activities. The hotel offers a choice of land sports for all ages and levels. Guided by the team of professionals, guests will make the most of the sports facilities and services. More experienced tennis players can enjoy a challenging match with one of the professional coaches, whilst beginners will benefit from the group or individual lessons. An exclusive squash court and brand new bocciball court offer first class areas for guests to practice their favourite sports.
*Private classes and certain activities are available with supplement