For those searching for more from an idyllic holiday in paradise, the twin Maritim hotels on the island of Mauritius is a dream destination for sunseekers, thrill-seekers and especially for divers.
The archipelago in the Indian Ocean is almost entirely surrounded by a natural reef, making it one of the world’s most beautiful year-round diving areas.
The diving centres at the two Maritim hotels, the 5-star Maritim Resort & Spa and the 4-star Maritim Crystals Beach Hotel, are situated on the isle’s most idyllic beaches, giving guests ready access to the incredible realm under the sea.
Both Maritim Diving Centre bases are located right on the hotel beach, staffed by highly experienced PADI instructors, along with dedicated camera crews on hand to ensure guests unique memories are recorded.
“We share our passion for the sea and have a wealth of experience with complete novices, as well as advanced and professional divers,” explains Vikash Purmah, describing the hotel’s numerous training programmes.
A certified recreational scuba diver expert who has been diving with Maritim’s guests for over ten years, Vikash overseas all aspects of the dive.
When not exploring aquatic kingdoms, guests can experience a gastronomic experience at the five-star Maritim Resort & Spa. For lovers of Asian cuisine, there is a weekly duck festival at Le Banyan Asian Fusion restaurant, while diners at La Marée Beach Restaurant can sample the day’s catch with a personalised selection, cooked bespoke, at the ‘Fish Market’.
Those wanting to discover authentic Indian Ocean specialities, the multi-awarded Château Mon Désir, located on the hotel grounds, is widely regarded as the premier restaurant on the island.
“We share our passion for the sea and have a wealth of experience with complete novices, as well as advanced and professional divers”
Helping guests to indulge in some well-deserved rest and relaxation, the renowned Maritim Tropical Flower Spa, which recently scooped the World Luxury Spa Awar’, i
s an oasis dedicated to wellbeing set in the middle of 3500sqm of lush tropical gardens.
In addition to the 13 treatment rooms, wellness pavilion, a hairdressing suite and multiple relaxation areas behind a romantic waterfall, the spa also boasts dedicated spaces to water treatments, including a relaxation pool, two wet rooms, three saunas and a steam room.
Sport lovers can enjoy the hotel’s nine-hole golf course designed by the acclaimed Australian professional golfer Graham Marsh. Professional coaching is also available for those seeking help with their swing, putting and pitching.
Unique to the island is the Maritim Equestrian Centre. The state of the art facility boasts numerous paddocks and is home to ten former Championship race horses.