Le Méridien Ile Maurice: An Affordable Option in Mauritius

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Le Méridien Ile Maurice Hotel Review is part of the Trip Report: The $77,000 Trip Heard Round the World which covers 5 Continents, 13 Countries, and 17 Cities.

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Getting There: Here’s an unwelcome surprise, the cost of getting to the hotel is $100 via taxi. In Mauritius, renting a car may be worth the trouble if you plan on exploring the island. Otherwise, it’s cost-prohibitive to go anywhere without forking over cash to a private driver.


I foolishly booked Le Méridien Ile Maurice for one night to save a few points. The next two nights I would be at the idyllic St. Regis Mauritius which was located on the other side of the island and had I taken another taxi would have cost $100.

Having said that, I can’t blame my stupidity in logistics on this hotel. It is a very nice property with a huge pool, good gym, complete breakfast, and direct access to Mauritius’s main attraction, the ocean. Still, I contend that if you are going to fly all the way to Mauritius, especially if it is your first time, it is worth skipping the affordable option for the luxury one. Even though I was upgraded to a suite, it was nothing special compared to the 1 bedroom St. Regis villa.

Overall, I really didn’t do much at this hotel after a day of travel besides take a few photos and lounge on a beach chair. Suffice to say, the review is not as comprehensive as others. Hopefully, the brevity of words will be overlooked for the beauty of photos.

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Le Meridien
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A perfect day
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The hotel felt a bit dated
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View from my room
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The pool at night
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Sunset in Mauritius
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Contemplating stealing the boat to St. Regis
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I stayed at Le Méridien Ile Maurice and all I got was this awesome tee shirt

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5 COMMENTS

  1. […] I foolishly booked Le Méridien Ile Maurice for one night to save a few points. The next two nights I would be at the idyllic St. Regis Mauritius which was located on the other side of the island and had I taken another taxi would have cost $100. The post Le Méridien Ile Maurice: An Affordable Option in Mauritius appeared first on ThePointsOfLife. …read more […]

  2. I split the difference between the St. Regis and Le Meridien and booked 5 nights at the Westin Mauritius. Although I am an SPG Platinum, I noticed that the lounge said “open to SPG Platinum and Gold members”. Thought this might be useful information to some deciding on which SPG property to book in Mauritius.

    • Probably more efficient than what I did. But my travel guide of what I did getting from one hotel to the other made it all worth it. That’s a post for another day.

    • Just spent 5 nights at the Westin as a Gold – fantastic property. Upgraded from a standard room (booked using points), to one of their highest-end suites. Given lounge access, which has a free and decent breakfast, and from 5-7/8 (don’t remember), they’d make you any drink you wanted for free. Beautiful beach, fun water activities. Only downer is extraordinarily slow service, but I found that was standard throughout the island. Spent one night at the neighboring Intercontinental on a BRG (Presidential Suite), and although the room was very nice, the resort sucked.

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