Overlooking the lagoon of Isle aux Benetiers & surrounded by the hills of World Heritage site Le Morne Brabant these lovely spacious self catering studios are the perfect getaway for Adventurers, beach bums and lovers alike...
Breathtaking views in every direction, this two storey villa completed in 2011, has been designed to take full advantage of the Indian Ocean breezes. Each spacious studio has a private outside dining terrace, ensuite shower room and kitchen. Fan Air con ( £2 per day surcharge) Free WIFI Relax & take it easy with our maid service (3 x weekly) There is a stunning shared roof terrace with 360 degree panoramic sea & mountain views with a BBQ giant sunbeds Cool off shower & dining area
Contemporary styling throughout.....with a touch of luxury. Located close to the best natural highlights this beautiful island has to offer such as the 5 mile stretch of stunning beaches at Le Morne & the pristine forests & waterfalls of Chamarel. Beautique studios is also close to all amenities and a minutes walk from the best restaurant in the area 'Sugar by Siroken'
A 10 minute drive to the world famous kite boarding & wind surfing Le Morne Brabant. For those less adventurous who prefer to slumber under a tree with a good book Le Morne also has the added benefit of more sheltered swimming and sunning beaches.
Found in the authentically Mauritian hamlet of Cotteau Raffin, La Gaulette, 3 kilometres to the pristine beaches of Le Morne, a UNESCO World heritage site of outstanding natural beauty....share the same stunning stretch of sand as the 5 & 6 star hotels at a fraction of the cost! Close to all the amenities and activities required for a perfect holiday experience , this location is hard to beat !
Each studio sleeps 2 has a 5 night minimum. All prices are displayed in GB pounds sterling
Studio have en suite bathroom and kitchen and maid 3 days a week. Iron and ironing board on request. Every studio has Air con, Wifi, IPod dock, CD Player. Room Safe. Wardrobe-10 hangers. Dining Table 2 Chairs. Alarm clock. Beach towel per client
Security lights on exterior of Villa with 24 hour CCTV recording (Ideal for outside storage of oversized sports equipment.)
BEDROOM Super King Sized Bed ( with 100% cotton bedding changed 1x per week 4 hollow fibre pillows)
Garden studio also has single daybed (1mx 2m)
This studio has a large private dining terrace above lush banana trees in a mature garden. filled with bird life. With access also to the shared roof terrace with giant sun beds and BBQ. Feel free to take dining chairs from your terrace if you want to dine on the roof terrace.
Interaction with Guests
We are discreet hosts. We love to interact with the guests only as much as they want to. We do understand sometimes our guests may want to socialise , but often they also may prefer solitude & privacy.
This neighbourhood is still very authentically Mauritian it a perfect location for exploring and sports and returning to peace and quiet. This neighbourhood is still very authentically Mauritian , a perfect location for exploring and sports and returning to peace and quiet. there is a chilled out night life in this area with a few good restaurants and a bar. We recommend this location to those looking for daytime action
Car rental is essential for this location. We collaborate with small local Mauritian businesses and work closely with Victor who can rent a small engine car for 1200 Mauritian rupees per day which includes free airport pick up & drop off (70 minutes each direction!) for a minimum 7 day rental. You can of course rent a car from him for less days, subject to availability. Car rental will be arranged directly with him
Other Things to Note
We would love to introduce you to a list of quality services & excursions we can offer you, and suggested places of interest from our guests!
Personal Training (sold separately)A one hour session incorporates cardio vascular training - muscle toning and strengthening.
Using a combination of pilates yoga and cardio to improve heart rate & breathing. The session ends with a short session of stress management and relaxation coaching. 1200rs per 1 hour session 1500rs per couple. The session can take place at the studios or at Le Morne beach
Kayaking safari. Explore the lagoon close by and paddle out to the island 150rupees per person per hour.
Madagascar Massage (sold separately) Trish can book an appointment for you)
A fantastic pampering after a long flight. Mixing her own massage essential oils Nicole, who comes from Madagascar will come to the studios. Having a long family tradition of massage handed down, this is like no massage I have ever had, and is certainly as good as any I have ever had ! She also specialises in pregnancy and baby massage and can help with sciatic nerves. This very popular massage should be booked in advance 1200rs per hour.Definitely treat yourself !
Indian Ocean Safari swimming with wild dolphins and BBQ Seafood lunch at Isle aux Benetiers. A pod of wild bottle nosed & spinner dolphins are resident close by ! This wonderful day excursion includes a delicious seafood BBQ lunch ( whole lobster, fish, salad, chicken, bread) served on Isle aux Benitiers. Leaves at around 7.30am.
All drinks ( including beer and local rum, soft drinks & water) all snorkel equipment is provided @ 3200 per person booked in advance ( the skipper Ramesh has been on a Dolphin behavioural & conservation course and treats them responsibly. Excursion leaves Le Morne beach at 8am returning around 3pm. Bring towels camera and sunscreen.
This is the experience of a lifetime and we recommend highly! All of our guests have said this has been the highlight of their entire trip. Contact Trish
Indian Ocean snorkel & swim with wild dolphins.
If you want to have the experience of swimming amongst the dolphins & snorkelling in the lagoon of Benetiers Island this trip is about 1/2 a day with soft drinks and water ( no lunch, no alcohol). 1,800rs contact Trisha
Yoga and Reiki with Vincent
Personal Yoga Classes are available upon request; these classes are tailored to your needs and level of proficiency and cater for advanced practitioners as well as those just starting out. All age groups are (website hidden). 2,000 per class .
‘The Five Tibetans’ or ‘Fountain of Youth’ Intensive. This one hour class covers in detail a simple exercise program used by Tibetan monks to live long, vibrant and healthy lives. When practiced for ten minutes on a regular basis, these exercises increase flexibility, general fitness and have many other long term benefits. Illustrated descriptions of the movements are given to each participant to allow them incorporate well being and youthfulness into their daily (website hidden). 2,000 per class
Reiki Treatments are also available; this gentle hands-on healing can prove to be a powerful experience and involves the channeling of universal healing energy to deal with issues of concern to the participant. Reiki works on many levels including the physical, by addressing the root cause of dis-ease and is a deeply relaxing experience, promoting self healing and the restoration of (website hidden). 2,000 per 1hr session
Reiki Initiations level I and level II are also available. This training takes place over the course of a day in which participants receive a grounding on the theory and practice of Reiki. Following the atunements, participants will be able engage in the healing of the self and others by channelling this universal healing energy into their daily lives.
Minimum of two people, cost of course inc lunch and coffee breaks Rs 6,500 per person.
Certificates will be handed out following completion.
Vincent has studied yoga, meditation and hands on healing for over 20 years. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Vincent trained for many years with a Hatha Yoga master on the island of Mauritius, later moving to Kashi Ashram in Florida, where he trained in advanced spiritual studies and qualified as a ‘Kali Natha Yoga’ instructor. This form of yoga, as taught by Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, strengthens and develops the body, but also incorporates other aspects of yoga, including pranayama and meditation, which develop within the practitioner a growing sense of awareness and well being. It is a form of Kundalini yoga which holds within its asanas keys which allow us to better process what life can throw at us.
As a practicing Yoga Instructor and Reiki Master, Vincent has worked in the US, Ireland, Malta and Mauritius and continues to work with his students here on the island.
Unesco World Heritage Le Morne Brabant and beaches.
We have the good fortune to be so close to this stunning 5 mile stretch of coral sand. Perfect for sun worshippers and snorkelers along the Northern end , at the southern tip is also a ledgendary kite & windsurfers mecca. For other historical information about Le Morne Brabant and its rich history
B9 road 6.9 km about 8 minutes.
Rhumerie de Chamarel. Gorgeous colonial buildings set in the hills of the National forest is this famous Mauritian rum distillery.
Open from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Monday to Saturday also on public holidays.
Guided Tour and Rum Tasting - (30/40mn)
L’Alchimiste “A la Carte” Restaurant - Opening days: from Monday to Saturday for lunch - Open for exclusive dinners on reservation
Black River Gorges National Park
This is a protected endemic forest, and is also in the hills of Chamarel this destination could easily be included in the same day excursion. There is plenty of wild life, waterfalls, and hiking trails. The views are panoramic across the lagoon to Le Morne peninsula and inside the Gorges.
An idea of how Mauritius would have been before people!
Grand Bassin or Ganga Talao
A sacred lake, which is about 1800 feet above sea level and is situated 2 km to the east of Le Pétrin. The crater lake is one of the most important hindu pilgrimage sites outside of India. During the week there is an idyllic and calm atmosphere at Grand Bassin, whereas between the end of febuary and the beginning of march crowds of pilgrims are heading to the lake: when Maha-Shivaratree is celebrated, more than 400.000 believers make the pilgrimage to Ganga Talao to make sacrifices to their gods.
Divali & Cavadee . Two enormously important religious festivals on the Mauritian calendar. If you happen to be visiting during either , there are amazing and interesting sacred rituals and devotees to witness. A fascinating insight into the huge Tamil and Hindu population in Mauritius.
La Route du The ( tea route
An enjoyable sensory experience. Discover the making of teas, rum, vanilla, essential oils - and as you stroll the exotic gardens of the Bois Cheri tea plantation. A guide will walk you around during your visit and teach you on the history, stories and tales of all the sites. It is a trip that will take you back in time to the first days of Mauritius with its rich colonial history and you will get a chance to learn the importance of tea production in Mauritius.
Bois Cheri, Plaine Champagne Road via B103 35 min 30.6 km
You can also visit the “Domaine des Aubineaux” and its gardens. Domaine des Aubineaux is a colonial house built in 1872, which has been converted into a museum dedicated to the history of Mauritian Tea. Call for opening times and info about guided tours.
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden ( JARDIN Pamplemousses)
Close to Port Louis . Initially opened as a private garden by the French Governor ‘Pierre Poivre’ in the 17th century, it has now become the National Botanical Garden of Mauritius. The garden stretches over endless acres and contains more than 650 varieties of plants including 85 varieties of palm trees brought from different corners of the world. This stunning botanical garden also has a colonial sugar cane factory ( until recent times the main economic support for Mauritius)
La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes, 34 mins 38.6kms via B9 and A9 Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park which is home to various species of animals, reptiles and plants is set in a beautiful rain forested valley with natural freshwater springs, full of prawns and fish.
As part of your visit to the Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park, the park’s guides will guide you through some unforgettable walks, and you will stroll through luxuriant greenery where banana trees, palm trees and giant bamboos provide shade for the crocodiles and the giant tortoises.
During your visit to the park you can experience a first hand unique encounter with the giant tortoises, and get a rare chance to feed & pet them
Thousands of Nile crocodiles are found in the park and you can observe them in complete safety
A must see is the rare collection of butterflies and other brightly coloured insects (around 23000 species), which is one of the most fascinating in the world.
7 Water Falls-Sept Cascades,via B103 - Plaine Champagne Road via B103 43 min 35.6 km
Tamarind Falls also commonly known as the 7 cascades can be found near the small village of Henrietta, in the South West of Mauritius. It originates from the Rivière Tamarin and has at least seven simultaneous waterfalls. The Tamarind Falls has a total height of 293 meter/961 feet and is therefore the highest waterfall in Mauritius. You can find a variety of exotic plants and birds in this calm and enchanted venue. Furthermore a part of the water is being used for generating hydro electric power and it has a reservoir. HOW TO GET THERE The Tamarind Falls are difficult to reach. You can either rent a car or go with the bus. The fastest way to go by car is first to get to Curepipe and then follow the signs for Henrietta. From there you can walk to the Tamarind Falls. Coming from the Vacoas side you can already see the falls in its serene surroundings.
There are a lot of activities you can do at Tamarind Falls. You can choose to go hiking or spend a full or a half day to go canyoning. There are several companies which provide these activities with experienced guides. When you go hiking on your
own, you will find local guides at the bus stop in Henrietta. It’s recommended to get a guide who will help you during the hike in exchange for a small fee. Don’t go on your own if you have never visited the Tamarind Falls before, there are not many clear trails to follow. At some points the hike may be quite challenging, but it will be worth the efforts. Bird watchers and nature lovers will enjoy the hike to these waterfalls, though it may be a bit stressful for youngsters or less fit older folks.
Those who don’t want to do a hike can still view the falls from a distance
Casela park. Walk with lions.
Ostrich and zebra roam free in this huge park...and there is a unique opportunity to walk with lions and several activities on offer at the park. Some for the fit and adventurous, others who may want to roam through the calm and stunning bamboo gardens overlooking a waterfall of coy carp ponds. There is also a good restaurant in a beautiful setting open for lunch. The park can get busy , but there are some really tranquil corners.
The local supermarket is handy for cupboard essentials and has some fruit and vegetables, there are also the roadside fruit and veg stalls on the road to La Gaulette. However if you want a really excellent fruit and vegetable market ( also selling eggs , meat and fish at the best prices we have seen!) we highly recommend QUATRE BORNES. Every day Monday to Saturday, about a 30 minute drive.
There are many shopping malls with pretty good places to eat in Mauritius for those wanting some retail therapy such as CASCAVELLE on the main road going north BAGATELLE, PHEONIX,
and a couple of shopping centers on the main road towards Tamarin.
There are a couple of fisherman who sell from stalls by the roadside in Le Morne Village. Instead of turning left to go to the beach stay on the main road go straight over the hill, about a 10 minute drive. Daily.
A baker delivers fresh baggettes at the studios at around 6.30am each morning (8rupees)
Rental Rules Beautique Studios
CHECK-IN TIME is AFTER 2 P.M AND CHECKOUT is 11 A.M.
NO Early Check-in or late checkout. (negotiable)
Please keep the front gate closed at all times.
This is a NON SMOKING property.
Please drink bottled or boiled water.
SECURITY DEPOSIT - A deposit of £100 (GB sterling or an equivalent amount in your own currency) should be handed to the manager/housekeeper on arrival after which you will be given the keys.
The deposit automatically converts to a security/damage deposit, is NOT
applied toward rent and will be fully refundable on departure,
provided the following provisions are met.
· No damage is done to property or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.
· No charges are incurred due to illegal activity, collection of rents or
services rendered during the stay.
· All keys are handed back to house keeper/manager.
· All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure.
· No linens are lost or damaged.
· NO early arrival or late departure.
· The renter is not evicted by the owner (or representative of the owner) or the
local law enforcement.
We are committed to running Beautique Studios with respect to the environment, water is heated using solar panels. Please do not waste water or electricity.
No PETS Allowed
Please be advised to leave the rubbish bagged up inside the property, inside the bin provided(normally the responsibility of the maid) as there are stray dogs in the area.
Please be advised there is no TV/DVD or Landline/telephone at this Property. There is Free WIFI.
We wish everyone who stays at Beautique studios to have a truly wonderful time, with that in mind please respect the other guests right to privacy and peacefulness.
Please bring your own hairdryer.
Our property is clearly advertised with accurate pictures and information, on arrival cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.
MONTHLY RESERVATION CANCELLATIONS – Monthly renters must cancel one hundred twenty (120) days prior to check-in. Monthly renters who make a change that results in a shortened stay must be made at least ninety (90) days prior to check-in.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY – The maximum number of guests is limited to two (2)
persons in studios 1 & 2 MINIMUM STAY – This property requires a 5 night minimum stay. Longer minimum stay may be required during holiday periods. If a rental is taken for less than three days, the guest will be charged the five night minimum.
MAID 3 x per week–except Sundays and public holidays (will advise the client of any public holiday during your booking
We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the property with the exception of beach towels.
FALSIFIED BOOKINGS – Any booking obtained under false pretence will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.
WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS – Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance.
Please park in the shared parking area provided (next to the villa entrance) do not park in the street.
WATER AND SEPTIC TANK – The septic system is very effective and eco-friendly; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine /nappies products have been flushed and clog the septic system, you will be charged damages of up to two hundred pounds
(£200) or plumber fees, which ever is greater.
BBQ-Beautique studios has a shared roof terrace with a BBQ. Guests must provided charcoal and dispose of used charcoal safely and responsibly.
ROOF TERRACE-Please be considerate of other guests who may wish to use the roof terrace no smoking or mobile phone use.
We the owners of Beautique studios assume no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to persons while on the premises
Although there is a local bus service we recommend a car rental for this holiday.
We recommend you take out travel insurance for your trip.
Trisha has been a lovely and helpful host.
She helped us moving around la Gaulette giving us good advices and also organizing a great boat tour for Dolphins watching (and swimming with!)
The house is spacious, lightfull, well equipped and exactly as seen on the photos.
We had the most amazing sunset from the roof top, and the neighborhood is quiet but still full of life (our apartment was facing a playground for children and was a joy to hear and see them playing in the afternoon).
Trisha's husband is so welcoming as well, he gifted us with some bananas from the garden and a sugar cane to taste!
Our holiday was amazing by many aspects, and this accomodation and our hosts played a good role in it!
Le logement est située a 5 minutes du Morne. Un supermarché est a deux minutes en voiture.
C'est très pratique.
Le sud-ouest de l'île est superbe.
Trisha etait présente a notre arrivee et s'est montrée efficace et attentionnée quand une fuite dans la salle de bain s'est déclarée. Elle est intervenue au plus vite.
Si l'appartement était propre nous regrettons l'absence de vue sur le lagon. La vue n'est possible que de la terrasse qui est partagée avec les autres studios comme indique dans l'annonce.
Nous recommandons donc de spécifier a Trisha la réservation d'un studio avec vue sur le lagon.
Aussi, le fait que la climatisation soit payante nous a un petit peu "refroidi" (2 pounds a day).
Dans l'ensemble cela reste un bon souvenir.
Trisha and Kevin are amazing hosts and we feel completely blessed to have made a decision to stay at their place. They made everything super convenient and provided us with everything needed.
We had an amazing time with you guys and we still owe you an octopus dinner ;-)
Thank you so much for providing us this amazing nest and we wish you all the best on your adventure x
Great location - beautiful view from the rooftop. Table and chairs were not on rooftop though for dining as shown in photo (as we tried for breakfast our first morning).
Nice to connect with onsite guide Victor for rental car and airport transfers. Trisha was located offsite but kept in contact regularly.
Be sure to bring your own maps and tourist reference points for the local area as there wasn't anything readily available in the studio.
Check out the neighbor "guard dog" that runs around on the roof of the house next door making sure all is under control. Really cute pup.
Early morning "bread delivery truck" honks its horn at 6:30a to let you know know he's there....... just an interesting aside!
Bottom line: nice stay for the price and was super quiet for restful sleep. Daily maid service kept it super clean as well.
Thanks for the generous review. There is a BBQ area on the roof with a huge wooden dining table lovingly made by the owner. For now we would ask that our guests bring the dining chairs from thier private dining terrace if they prefer to dine on the roof instead. Thanks again for choosing our place!
Nous avons été très content de notre séjour à l'île Maurice. Nous avons logé dans le studio 3, de Beautique Studios, à la Gaulette. Le studio était spacieux, agréable et aménagé avec goût. Il dispose de matériel de cuisine (idéal pour le petit déjeuner) et les femmes de ménages viennent tous les jours sauf le dimanche. Victor, manager, fût très attentif à notre confort et fût de bon conseil. Il nous a également loué un véhicule pour la durée de notre séjour afin de nous rendre à la plage mais également pour visiter l'île.
Nous recommandons à toute personne de loger à cet endroit.
We realy enjoyed staying at the nice appartment. Great Place to discover the West and Southwest of Mauritius. The highlight Is the rooftop in the evening. We had breakfirst and sometimes dinner up there, but the best was a Bayleya with a choclate and watching the Moon and stars and listen to the nature or the Music from the Mauritiens. We can only recomend this place!
Thanks Trisha, for the very relaxing and comfortable days at your place. We enjoyed our stay in Maurtius very much. Victor was also very helpful! Excellent experience!
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We built this place. We have always dreamed of creating a beautiful place we would enjoy staying in ourselves...Ravin is a native born Mauritian and myself (Trisha) am English. We frequently travel, we love hotels and wanted to create a hotel feel. We are a romantic couple and wanted to create potential for romance in the outside and inside spaces. We poured our love for this beautiful environment into every nook and cranny and want to express love through this building to our guests.
We live in London at present...but often talk of relocating to Mauritius. I have a busy personal training practice in London specializing in the elderly. Ravin works in the retail business as an operations coordinator.
We believe that Love is the most important driver of our business, and hope to benefit the team of locals that are the face of Beautique studios.