Ile Deux Cocos, or as it means the 'Island of Coconuts', is a haven of tranquillity that lies amidst the Blue Bay Marine Park located on the South-East coast of Mauritius. The private island hosts numerous activities like the tour of the stunning Blue Bay in a glass-bottom boat or water sports like snorkelling and scuba diving. The island is also home to the Blue Bay Maritime Reserve, an underwater reserve where you can get some fantastic view of the lovely corals and colourful marine species. Apart from this, there are multiple walking trails on the island for which you can book a day tour.
Built by one of the first British governors in Mauritius back in the 1920s, the 'Follies' Villa is the only luxury stay on the island. The outer design of the Villa is a dextrous amalgamation of British and Moorish inspired architectural excellence while the interiors retain the aura of the Mauritian motif.
Over the years, the Villa has been carefully taken care of without disturbing its Moroccan origin of the shaded courtyard as well as the aromatic garden laded with the beautiful bougainvillaea bushes.
The swimming pool is framed by craftily designed wooden decks, the lounge and dining room has an elegant and soothing ambience and the bedrooms are comfortable and fitted with all the necessary modern amenities.
The Villa is perfect for a romantic setting suitable for couples; or for exclusive family time and can be booked in advance.
Luxury Day Package
For those who aren't looking forward to spending a day or two at the Villa and want an excursion during their trip, there is an All-Inclusive Villa and Day Package.
It starts with a 5-minute boat ride from the Blue Bay jetty heading towards the Ile des Deux Cocos.
Upon arrival, the guests are greeted by offering a refreshing towel along with a traditional drink as a sign of welcoming them to this secluded destination, followed by an exclusive guided tour through the Villa in order for the day's use of the premises and all the facilities within.
It covers a 252 square meter ground studded with many facilities including the swimming pool. As part of the royal treatment, the guests are offered an astonishing personal service through the housekeeper, the chef and the valet.
Things You Can Do The guests have all the freedom to be in seclusion.
You can relax in the courtyard under the shade of the palm trees
Take a walk around and enjoy the sandy beach
Go try out your photography skills
Explore the marine life of the ocean in the Blue Bay Marine Park
Go scuba diving or Snorkelling
Try the glass bottom boat ride
Food and Beverages
The exquisite buffet menu featuring a wide range of dishes cooked in open by the skilful chefs along with some of the best Mauritian delicacies pleasures the guests with an extraordinary culinary savoir-faire. Some of the finest recipes are:
The Seafood Salad and sides like cocktail sauce, mayonnaise, olive oil and Balsamic vinegar.
Main courses directly from the barbeque like Lamb Skewer, Jumbo Prawn, etc.
Mauritian delicacies like fried noodles garnished with shredded vegetables, Mauritian bruschetta, chicken curry and plain rice, Island Burger served with French fries, etc.
Mouth-watering desserts like chocolate mousse, banana flambé, and milky rice flavoured with orange, etc.
It would be a sin forgetting to mention the unlimited supply of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day along with local drinks like:
Flat and sparkling water
Locally made whisky, gin and vodka.
Prices, Conditions and Additional Information
The price conditions of the villa differ over the year. The credentials being:
15th August 2017 to 31st October 2017: INR 14880
1st November 2017 to 31st October 2018: INR 15553
Prospect guests are requested to call on +230 269-1500 in order to check for availability and any change in pricing as for the matter before proceeding to book.
There are few things the guests need to be acquainted with in order for a smooth stay at Ile des Deux Cocos:
Reservation is a must before arriving at the island.
Guests who have special requests in terms of dietary requirements are required to inform the management.
The menu can be changed depending on the needs of the guests and should be informed in advance.
It is recommended to the guests to bring their own hats, an ample amount of sunscreen lotions, swimsuits and camera.
Upon arrival, a valid Mauritian National Identity Card or a residence permit must be presented.
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How To Reach Ile des Deux Cocos
Reaching to Ile Des Deux Cocos is the easiest. Once you find yourself in the Blue Bay Beach of Mauritius, just take a ferry boat ride from the coast and it will directly take you this island.