The SpaceYou are no ordinary holiday seeker! You travel to chosen destinations in order to relax and step out of your highly intensive and demanding everyday life. You seek total privacy, utter relaxation, beautiful surroundings and the comforts of a home away from home. Luxury for you is quiet and serene island hospitality in a private environment with a staff that goes out of their way to care for you and your loved ones. You are one of those who aim for an intense and out of this world tropical island experience.
I am Villa Riambelle, an elegantly built and lavishly furnished tropical beauty made of local stone and timber and set into a paradisiacal garden, adorned by a swimming pool, right by the beach of Riambel, a small community in the extreme South of Mauritius. I perfectly fit into this mythical place where sugar cane boats once came into small harbors, famous poets dwelled close by and where people from all over the world come to experience oneness with the Universe in a nearby sanctuary.
My owner loves and adores me; he jealously guards my pristine environment, and me, keeping me in top shape at any time. Indeed, I am a lucky one and so are those who come to spend a marvelous tropical holiday within my walls.
Warning: My perfect island style and rare beauty will entice you so thoroughly and deeply, that you will never want to leave! Guest AccessThe villa is reserved exclusively for those who have made their booking as a group. The whole villa and the annex are for the free use of the group.
Villa Riambelle Housing Capacity: -
Garden bedroom with 1.8 bed and with private terrace. En-suite bathroom. Air-conditioned. Overhead whisper quiet tropical fan. Baby cot.
Pool bedroom with 1.8m bed. En-suite bathroom. Air-conditioned. Overhead whisper quiet tropical fan.
Master bedroom with 1.8m bed with private terrace. En-suite bathroom. Air-conditioned. Wall fan. Baby cot.
Junior suite comprising:
One bedroom with 2 single beds plus a bundle bed (sleeps 4 children/teenagers). Air-conditioned. Floor fan.
One lounge with sofa-bed. Air-conditioned. Wall fan.
One en-suite bathroom for the room and lounge.
One bedroom with 2 single beds. En-suite bathroom. Air-conditioned. Overhead whisper quiet tropical fan.
Examples of occupancy:
8 adults + 5 children
10 adults + 2 children (2 adults + 1 child sharing Junior Suite, 1 adult in the Lounge)
11 adults (2 adults in the Junior Suite bedroom, 1 in the Junior suite lounge)
2 babies in separate cribs, additional to any of above mentioned. Interaction with GuestsOur caretaker/concierge lives nearby. He is available for instant assistance all the time. The NeighborhoodVilla Riambelle is located in Riambel, Mauritius
The road from the airport leads through a landscape of intense beauty with crisscrossing streams and rivers as well as small villages, surrounded by green fields. During harvest time, visitors might encounter hugely laden sugar cane trucks headed for Savannah, one of the rare sugar mills in Mauritius that are still in use today. There, the road winds some ways inland, before meeting the rugged coastline again, close by the cliffs of Gris-Gris and passing through historic Souillac with its ancient church, cemetery and boat harbor.
Past the bridge and the mound of the Savanne River, the coastline once again is dominated by a coral reef and gives way to a sparkling turquoise lagoon, where a few privileged homes lie nestled in tropical greenery; caressed by the restless trade winds at a small village called Riambel. Right at this village’s boarder, and by the carved stone bearing its name, a driveway leads to a double gate and onto the premises of Villa Riambelle.
Nearby tourist attractions such as Edward Hart Museum “La Nef”, Telfair Gardens, Rochester Falls as well as La Vanille Crocodile Park and Nature Reserve, can be reached in just a few minutes.
A host of small but very fine restaurants; one even rumored to offer the best Indian cuisine of Mauritius, are within walking distance or can be reached by car in a short drive. Historic landmarks in the vicinity enclose Domaine Le Saint Aubin, where once a legendary dynasty lived in splendor and today traditional rum and great island hospitality meet and greet the enchanted visitor.
Water activities such as swimming, snorkeling and fishing are plenty and dive-enthusiasts can enjoy their favorite sport at the dive centers of the neighboring hotels. Getting AroundWe offer free airport transfers to our guests. In case of groups arriving and departing by different planes we offer only one inbound and one outbound transfer.
Car hire is necessary. Other Things to NoteVilla Riambelle's dedicated staff of 4 persons at the guests' services:-
Our knowledgeable and helpful Caretaker/Concierge “Nauchad” is at hand every day of the week, including Sundays and Public Holidays. He carefully looks after the swimming pool, lovingly tends to the garden, and is responsible for all issues concerning maintenance. He will be happy to run small errands for you, like bringing bread, newspapers, and vegetables and even occasionally buy your groceries. As Naushad resides just a few hundred meters from the villa, he is the one to call in case of an emergency around the clock.
The experienced and well trained Cook “Marietta” will prepare breakfast and lunch or prepare your dinner in advance from Monday to Saturday, except on Bank Holidays.
The groceries are for you to purchase.
Marietta is on duty from 09h00 - 14h00. She speaks English and French.
Our cheerful and Professional Housekeeper “Stephanie” comes in from 08h30 to 13h30 from Monday to Saturday, with the exception of Bank Holidays. Stephanie speaks English and French. She holds an honors diploma from the Hotel School.
The helpful, discreet and diligent Laundress “Daisy” assists Stephanie and is responsible for the laundry and the ironing. Daisy comes in for the same working hours as the housekeeper and speaks French.