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Location: Mauritius Hotels Balaclava North Coast
Area: Balaclava, Turtle Bay, Terre Rouge, North West coast Mauritius
Distance from airport: 60km, 70 minutes drive
Distance from Port Louis: 15km, 15 minutes drive
Type/Theme: Resort - Colonial
Definition/Location: Superior - Beach
Interconnecting rooms: Yes
Mini club: Yes    

The Maritim Hotel rank themselves as a 5-star deluxe resort.
The main structure of the building is composed of two wings and contains three restaurants, two bars and a pool lounge that overlooks the twin pools, providing a lavish yet relaxing backdrop. The welcoming, friendly Mauritian staff will augment your enjoyment of your stay should you choose to spend your holiday in one of the 215 sea-facing rooms at the Maritim. The 215 stylish rooms range from 34 to 160 m² in size, and includes 18 suites from 80 to 160 m² in size and the honeymoon suite which has a 50 m² terrace and its own whirlpool bath, all of which have either been renovated, extended or newly constructed.

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New facilities include the exclusive colonial-style Château Mon Désir speciality restaurant, incorporating the hotel's colonial theme, with stunning views over the river Citron and Turtle Bay.

The specialty of the Maritim is its capacity to host international conferences. The hotel is often booked by international organisations as well as the Mauritian government.

Maritim Hotel

Restaurants and Bars

Belle Vue - Main Restaurant
The Belle Vue is an open terrace restaurant on multiple levels under an imposing expansive wooden roof. An excellent view of the pool and the sea is available from all tables and the Belle Vue has been renovated to provide a more spacious buffet preparation area with live cooking stations, including sushi and dim sum.

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Breakfast: 7.30 am - 10.30 am
A generous buffet is provided with an extensive selection of hot and cold dishes, homemade bread and pastries, tropical fruits and cereals.

12.30 pm – 3.00 pm (buffet style)

Dinner: 6.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Various buffets, barbecues or themed evenings are on offer. On selected days, table d'hôte menus are available.

Chateau Mon Desir: Fine Dining and Gourmet Restaurant

Open from Monday to Saturday: 7 to 10 pm

The new mansion has been integrated harmoniously with the ruins of Balaclava. The exclusive a la carte restaurant serving international, French and Indian Ocean delicacies, overlooks the historical surroundings of the Citron River and Turtle Bay. The colonial architecture and interior design of the restaurant is an homage to the colonial past of the island.
The restaurant provides dining excellence with a wealth of amenities, panoramic views, air-conditioning, a veranda and garden lounge. Private rooms for all types of professional or family meetings and gourmet weekends are also available.
Guests on “All inclusive” or half-board receive a credit of Rs 1,000 p.p. for dining.

- Private dining
- Family dining
- Candlelight dining
- Receptions
- Events
- Wine tasting
- Cooking experiences

La Maree Beach Restaurant
Open Daily

Secreted away among the palm trees on the beach, sample an exquisite selection of fresh seafood specialties and other grilled dishes served in an informal and rustic environment while you gaze at the magnificent bay view. Come for breakfast, lunch or dinner inside or on the beach.

Breakfast: 7.30 am to 10.30 am, included for guests booked in a villa or suite.

Lunch: 12.30 pm to 3.00 pm
Choose from a light selection of seafood and grilled dishes.
All inclusive guests receive a discount of Rs 400 per person.

Dinner: Open daily from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm
The Chef will cater for a la carte dinners. Guest on half board or all inclusive receive a credit of Rs 400 per person.

The Bars:

Quarter Deck Hotel Bar

Sample the distinct maritime atmosphere of the main bar, located on the beach and poolside with a spectacular panoramic view of the whole bay.

Opening hours: 9.00 am - 1.00 am
Happy Hour: 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Snacks à-la-carte daily: 12.30 pm to 11.00 pm

Pool Lounge
Enjoy a view of the pool in the open lounge and relax for a while.

Opening hours: 9.00 am - 1.00 am

Specialities: Early-bird breakfast from 4.30 am to 7.30 am

Afternoon tea and coffee with home-made pastries, and fresh crêpes.

A-la-carte snack daily between:  12.30 pm to 11.00 pm

Beach Bar: Located in the palm trees on the beachfront in harmony with the La Marée Restaurant, the beach bar invites you to enjoy a wide choice of drinks, colourful tropical cocktails, and coffee and tea specialities.

Opening hours: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Room Service: Daily from - 7.30 am to 11.30 pm

Conferences and Banquets

The Maritim Hotel is a specialist in the organisation of incentives, conferences, business meetings and other functions.

The hotel offers 30 business rooms in different categories, equipped with all modern business facilities (WIFI, Fax, Scanner, Printer, Copier, partly LAN).

Hall Maritim Conference Room 340 m²   (max. 350 persons)
This large multi-purpose function room has its own foyer as well as an open-air terrace over-looking the bay and is fully air-conditioned.
Size: 340 m² (17 x 20 m)
Height: 2.80 m on the sides and 4.90 m in the centre

- Theatre style: 350 persons
- Banquet: 220 persons
- Classroom style: 150 persons
- U-shaped: 55 persons

Foyer: 2 separate areas of 2 m² each for conference management, registration, etc.

Open-air terrace, sea-facing - ideal for coffee/ tea breaks, 10 x 5 m

Room “Arsenal” 20 m² (max. 12 persons)

A small, cosy, air-conditioned boardroom located on the upper floor. Well suited for executive meetings.

Boardroom “Terre Rouge” 53 m² (max. 24 persons)

Executive boardroom for conferences and banquets with private garden and pavilion, fully air-conditioned with open windows.

Room “Balaclava” 25 m² (max. 16 persons)

Executive meeting room with direct access to the business centre, fully air-conditioned boardroom with open windows.

Boardroom style: 16 persons
U-shaped: 14 persons
Room „Le Turf“
30 m² (max. 32 Persons)

Exclusive Meeting/Dinner room in the atmospheric Château Mon Désir. Fully air-conditioned and ideal for private meetings and evening events.

Conference Equipment

Beamers, installed projection screens, PA systems, flipcharts, corkboards, podiums, microphone systems, Wireless LAN and ISDN sockets throughout.

Catering services on-site and external catering available.

Maritim Spa & Beauty Care

Secluded within the hotel’s 25 hectares garden, the 3,500m² Tropical Flower Spa is a paradise for relaxation. The soothing sounds of the waterfall’s cascade combine with the chirping of local birds, while private wellness pavilions entice guests to undergo luxurious professional treatments.

Guests who decide to reward themselves with a visit to the spa are in for a special treat. Choose an individual consultation to ascertain skin type, subsequently a tailor-made mix of tropical flowers, plants, natural oils and scents are prepared as masks and creams for you. A wide variety of treatments are available, all with the goal of enhancing relaxation and well-being.

The spa also provides a special room dedicated to bridal preparations. In addition to head-to-toe beauty treatments, hairdressing, manicures and pedicures, the bridal dressing rooms are comprehensively equipped to ensure everything is perfect on this most memorable day.

For a complete list of treatments and services, kindly refer to the hotel spa brochure.

Weddings at Maritim Hotel

The Maritim is one of foremost wedding specialists on the island, providing a most comprehensive service. Designer wedding coordinators can arrange complete wedding packages, including the local formalities, ceremonies and dining options. Official formalities and religious assistance are key to the day and are also managed by the wedding coordinators.
There are several venue options to choose from:
- Choose a peaceful spot from the 25 hectares of tropical vegetation;
- The golden sandy beach is another option from where to say ‘I do’;
- For guests who prefer a sheltered spot, the Maritim Hotel has its own beautifully decorated romantic gazebo for a special wedding.

Services from A to Z for you to select
- Location and organisation service
- Special Bride’s dressing rooms and wedding services available in the Tropical Flower Spa
- Flowers, bouquets and decoration by hotel’s florists and decoration team
- Individual Catering and Food & Beverage services
- Fine dining at the gourmet Château Mon Désir
- Romantic beach wedding dinner at La Marée restaurant
- Private dinner in the wedding gazebo
- Access the Château Mon Désir in a exceptional way: by horse-carriage ballade through the gardens or stroll through the romantic pathways along the river side or by boat trip on river Citron.
- Video film and/or photographs for memories of your wedding day to be taken back home

Make the event extra special…
Enjoy a horse-carriage "ballade" in the gardens of the hotel after the wedding ceremony, or even choose a club car transfer from your room. Otherwise straight after the wedding ceremony take the boat transfer on the river Citron for a photo session in the historical ruins. Or, simply take a romantic stroll along the nature path.

Golf (for a fee)
Open daily from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm

A 9-hole (par 29) golf course, designed by Graham Marsh and the Maritim’s golf professionals. Each hole can be played from 2 different tees, there is also a driving net and putting green available. Golf-pro available for individual lessons, beginners and advanced courses. No green fee for hotel residents.

Mini Golf
Enjoy a round of mini golf in the shade of the century old typical Mauritian coqueluche trees.

3 floodlit synthetic tennis courts are on site, with rackets available from the hotel.

Horse-Riding (for a fee)
Open daily from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm
Located next to the ruins of Balaclava on the estate, the equestrian centre shelters 8 - 12 horses and ponies. A minimal fee is applied for lessons in the corral and the ponies are always a source of joy for the children.

Sport & Wellness Club
Open daily from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm
Located next to the pool, our 150 m², fully air-conditioned gym is outfitted with a selection of modern equipment.

Sports Facilities

The sports team are pleased to organise an individual programme on request for guests. Except where otherwise specified, all sports and use of sports equipment are free of charge.

- Boccia
- Fitness
- Aqua gym
- Waterpolo
- Beach volley
- Table tennis
- Beach soccer
- Archery
- Collective golf lessons
- Collective diving lessons (in the pool)
- Croquet
- Bike tours (with supplement)

Open daily from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Fully-equipped for all types of water sports. The following water sports are available completely free of charge and are not subject to any time limit.

Activities and Facilities:
- Water-skiing
- Windsurfing,
- Sailing (Hobie cats & Lasers)
- Canoeing,
- Glassbottom boat trips
- Snorkelling
- Pedal boats
- Collective lessons for windsurfing are also free of charge.

Diving Centre (for a fee)
Open from Monday to Saturday, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm
The Diving Centre caters to those adventurous guests who want to glimpse what is under our warm and clear sea. The centre is fully equipped to take 10 divers on 2 dives per day.

Equipment includes:
- Tanks
- Regulators
- Masks
- Snorkels
- Fins
- Weight belts,
- Wet-suits
- Stabilizing jackets

The Diving Centre also offers the following for a reasonable fee:
- Refresher courses
- Resort courses
- Night dives
- PADI courses

Cycling (for a fee)
Tours through the Mauritian countryside with a guide from the hotel
- Bicycle hire
- Scooter hire

Para-sailing (for a fee)
Para-sailing is also available directly from the hotel jetty.

Other Services

- Guest Services Counter: Open daily from 7.00 am till 12.00am

“The Lounge”
Arrival- & Departure Lounge – A fully fledged dedicated early arrival and late departure lounge, providing personal assistance by concierge, shower facilities with prestige amenities, library, computer and free WIFI, flat screen TV, and lockers.

Family Rooms
In order to cater for families the hotel provides:
- 86 connecting rooms
- 75 prestige rooms which can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children
- 1 Family villa accommodating up to 6 people
- Cots, sterilizers and bottle-warmers for babies and small children are available on request

“Turtle Kids Club”
Open daily from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm
Located near the beach in the middle of a safely fenced playground, the kids club is a small house consisting of a game/TV-room, kitchenette, toilet and veranda where hostesses take care of children from 3-11 years. Amenities include games, toys, children videos and playground. A daily children's programme of activities is on offer.

Baby-sitters are available on request
(24 hrs notice) with a small fee.

Additional Facilities
- Shopping arcade with boutiques
- Excursion desks
- Car hire
- Bicycle and moped hire
- Limousine service for transfers and tours
- Taxi stand
- In-house Infirmary assisted by our nurse (Monday - Friday: 7.00 am - 4.00 pm)
- Heliport

Accepted Credit Cards
American Express, Diners, Visa, Barclaycard,
MasterCard, EuroCard, MPartnerCard/Plus.

Taxi Shuttle (at special rates)
Monday - Saturday
Alternate days to Grand Bay and Port Louis.


  • 2 special 'Bride Rooms'
  • 3 tennis courts (synthetic grass) with floodlighting free of charge including rackets (tennis balls payable)
  • 9 hole golf course (Par 29)
  • Air conditioned fitness studio
  • Archery
  • Archery Field
  • Arrival & Departure lounge(Early and late departure lounge)
  • Beach Volley
  • Bicycle and scooter hire
  • Boathouse
  • Boccia
  • Canoes
  • Children's pool
  • Conference Facilities
  • Conference- Ballroom
  • Courts
  • Croquet
  • Diving Centre
  • Diving school
  • Dressing room
  • Driving net
  • Equestrian Centre
  • Equestrian Centre with 12 horses and ponies
  • Event Area
  • Expansive swimming pool area with integrated bar
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Garden of the senses for yoga and meditation
  • Gazebo
  • Giant Chess
  • Giant Tortoises and a small animal farm
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Hairdresser
  • Hammam and whirlpool
  • Heliport
  • Historical Ruins
  • Internet Corner
  • Jacuzzi
  • Jetty
  • Maintenance
  • Mini Golf Park
  • Mini golf (9 courses)
  • Minibar
  • Paddleboat
  • Parking
  • Putting green
  • Quarter Deck Bar
  • Quay
  • Reception
  • Relaxation area under the waterfall and pavilions
  • Sailing boats
  • Sauna
  • Seating area
  • Snorkels and goggles
  • Sport & Wellness Club
  • Sports Team
  • Tortoises
  • Tranquil pond
  • Tropical Flower Spa
  • Turtle Club
  • Water ski
  • Waterfalls
  • Windsurfing
  • the longest hole of which is 340 metres


  • Babysitter service
  • Concierge/Travel booking and Confirmation
  • Copying and fax service
  • Dry cleaning and laundry
  • Evening turndown service
  • Guided bicycle tours
  • Kids Club
  • Lan connection in selected rooms (payable)
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Room Service 7.30 am to 11.30 pm
  • Security Guard (24 hrs)
  • changing rooms
  • free Wifi in all rooms and public areas and restaurants
  • lockers

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French