Our Rating
7.2
Overall

Tamassa

4 STAR

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Our Rating
7.2
Overall

Tamassa

4 STAR
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Our Verdict

ALL-INCLUSIVE! Tamassa literally means "to party" and this funky new resort addition is perfectly suited to the young and the young-at-heart! It's relaxed, modern, friendly and informal, with very attractive contemporary rooms decorated in bold, bright colours.

Our Ratings

7.2
Overall
7.0
Luxury & style
6.0
Setting
7.0
Activities
8.0
Child Friendly

Our Ratings

7.2
Overall
7.0
Luxury & style
6.0
Setting
7.0
Activities
8.0
Child Friendly

What's Hot

  • We love the sand surrounds to the swimming pools and the loungers that you can actually put into the water!
  • One of the only places you can snorkel straight off the beach!
  • Nightclub on property where you can let your hair down - it offers free drinks up until midnight on your All Inclusive option
  • Light, bright and contemporary rooms with nice bathrooms
  • Families have a lot of things to entertain them, including 4 swimming pools, a kid's and teen's club with games room and even a golf course close by

What's Not

  • Given the social and buzzy vibe here, this is perhaps not the best choice for holidaymakers looking for the serene Mauritius experience
  • Beach is not the greatest here being quite short and with quite a few rocks out in the water. A 3 minute walk, however, brings you to a larger stretch of sand... although reef shoes for wading would be wise
  • You're a long way from all the shops and busyness of Grand Baie and Port Louis, so some guests may feel a bit too isolated down here on the South Coast
Tamassa

Tamassathe rooms here at Tamassa are definitely one of the resort’s main strengths - the chic décor, sleek simplicity and clean lines give them a wonderfully contemporary feel, made all the more compelling by bold splashes of tropical colour.

Resort Profile

ALL-INCLUSIVE! Tamassa literally means "to party" and this funky new resort addition is perfectly suited to the young and the young-at-heart! It's relaxed, modern, friendly and informal, with very attractive contemporary rooms decorated in bold, bright colours.

Quick Overview

Rooms
214 Rooms
Location
Bel Ombre, South West Coast
Standard Meal Basis
Half Board
All Inclusive Option
Yes
Kids Club
Yes and Teens Club
Golf
No
Spa
Yes

The Tamassa has made its mark as a modernist-style idyllic retreat in one of the most beautiful areas of Mauritius. Set on the south-west coast, known as one of the most unspoilt areas on the island, Tamassa sits on its own surrounded by nothing but sugarcane fields which stretch away to the mountains, a long stretch of charmingly, elegant coconut palms and a dazzling turquoise lagoon. Of course, such locations usually come at a price: in this case, the lack of shops and bars in the area, although given that this is the sort of place you come to relax and enjoy the facilities at the hotel, that shouldn't bother you too much. Built in the traditional Mauritian architectural style, the Tamassa consists of various buildings topped with pagoda-shaped red roofs, though the large, all-white reception area features contemporary decor and furniture and opens out to the sea. The hotel has three swimming pools dotted around its sprawling gardens with a fourth at the Spa.

The rooms here at Tamassa are definitely one of the resort’s main strengths - the chic décor, sleek simplicity and clean lines give them a wonderfully contemporary feel, made all the more compelling by bold splashes of tropical colour. Modern-style furnishings in dark woods are complemented by huge and very striking and colourful wall murals of tropical flowers like orchids or birds of paradise that adorn virtually the entire wall above the bed. A sliding wooden door reveals the spacious bathrooms which boast corner baths and twin stand-alone washbasins which in some rooms are made of striking emerald green glass. The Tamassa has 214 guest rooms housed in a series of three-floor buildings. The rooms come in three categories, but in reality there is not a hugely substantial degree of difference between them - the Standard Rooms (43 m²) have accents of bright green whilst the Superior Rooms (46 m²) are done out in reddish-orange tones with the Deluxe Rooms (49 m²) being done out in fuchsia. They also all have a balcony or a terrace, depending on what floor you're on, and are basically very agreeable spaces indeed!

For what is a pretty large resort, it is perhaps a little surprising that there aren’t more restaurants and bars at Tamassa, but what there is here generally gets good reviews. 'Show', the main restaurant, overlooks the swimming pool and is a haven of modern elegance with its high wooden ceilings and open kitchens. This restaurant is divided in to 3 sections to offer guests a wide range of culinary delights, from international cuisines and buffet breakfasts to a la carte dining. A more feet-in-the-sand alternative is the beach restaurant, La Playa, which allows you to experience meals with a Latin twist – varying from theme evenings to buffets and a la carte. After dinner head to the B-Bar lounge bar, a contemporary design with a lively atmosphere, where you will find a broad selection of international beers, fine wines and colourful cocktails – here you can sit back, relax and enjoy a chat with fellow guests. Then finish the night off at 'Jalsa', the only hotel night club on the south coast of the island situated under the main pool, where you can let your hair down and strut your stuff on the dance floor!

The beach at Tamassa isn't one of the best on the island (and the owners have cleverly recognised this by having particularly impressive swimming pools) - it's a long stretch of sand stretching the length of the resort but is quite narrow and has a fair amount of rocks and coral making reef shoes a good idea – on the positive side the coral means that you can enjoy fairly decent snorkelling off the beach with a lot of tropical fish to be seen. And if you’re wanting a wider beach with more sand, then a 3 minute stroll around the corner to the left of the resort brings you to a beach that will hit the spot. Of course, complimentary water sports aplenty are offered – including water skiing, kayaking, pedaloes and glass bottom boats. But many guests choose to spend their days lazing by the hotel's four lovely swimming pools, two of which have been surrounded by golden beach sand to give you more of that island feel (and the loungers here are particularly fab as they can be placed in the water!)

For more active guests, there is the hotel's fitness centre, 2 tennis courts or they can enjoy a game of beach volleyball in the sun, while next door to the hotel is an 18-hole championship golf course. Kids will be at home here too with the Tilapia Kid's Club offering fun and games for children aged 3-11 years. Based in a large amphitheatre-shaped space, the children can take advantage of computers with internet access, a sand pit, rest room and a large dining terrace. For teenagers, Baz Teen's Club will keep them happy with gaming machines, billiard/football tables and Tamassa's own disco offering a night time treat for guests of all ages. Whilst the kids are safely ensconced in their club, parents can take advantage by heading to the lovely SENSES Spa which has no fewer than 16 spacious treatment rooms, again exhibiting the contemporary styling touches evident throughout the resort. You’ll find a wide variety of treatments on offer here, but the Mauritian massage, a Sega-based massage using the hands, the forearms, bamboo and aromatic oils, is a definite must try!

Pricing

per person sharing

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Booking Notes

  • Rates apply only to SA residents
  • Rates are subject to currency fluctuations
  • Children under 18 years of age require an unabridged birth certificate

Child Policy

  • Kids Club available for children aged 3 – 11
  • Complimentary teens’ club available for guests aged 12 - 17

  • NOTE: If infant turns 2 during travel, they are regarded for pricing purposes as “children”