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The Resort

logo-riu-hotels-resortsKitethrills travel guests will stay in the Riu Hotels at the south west point of Mauritius. Perfectly located on the beach where you want to kite from – the prevailing cross onshore wind is nicely upwind of the main surf breaks and downwind of the majority of the huge lagoon.

Riu Creole and Riu Le Morne are “All Inclusive” resorts – leave your wallet in the safe – you won’t be needing it. The resorts feature sports and leisure activities by day and entertainment in the day and night. Excellent food and drinks cater for all tastes and eating needs. Non-kiting travel companions will love the location, island, resort and wide range of activities.

cre_15_061Guests who opt to upgrade to the rooms of Riu Le Morne (Adults Only) have full access to the facilities of Riu Creole included – pools, bars, restaurants, gym, spa, water sports equipment, bars and entertainment programs. Guests at Riu Creole are restricted from accessing the restaurants, deluxe 24hr snack bar, pools and bars of Riu Le Morne.
The ambiance of Riu Le Morne is more serene, up-market and mature, while the ambiance of Riu Creole is more vibrant, fun, and active.

Reviews of Riu Creole on Trip Advisor can be found here

Trip Advisor reviews of Riu Le Morne can be found here

Rooms

Kitethrills Travel guests have a choice of three room options in either Riu Creole or the neighboring Riu Le Morne.   All rooms are very nice with daily 4 star chamber maid service. Riu Le Morne has free Wifi in the rooms, where as Riu Creole has free Wifi in the common areas, and a paid option in the rooms.  Kitethrills Travel guests are supplied with a sim card with 1GB data pre loaded for convenience and ease of communications.

Riu Le Morne room options

All rooms have free wifi, central air conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone, hair dryer, 220V power (twin round pin plugs), kettle and electronic safe, and a balcony or terrace.

Double Rooms Double Rooms with Garden Views Big Double Rooms
23/26m2 23/26m2 32/36m2
Shower Shower Shower or
Shower & bathtub
1 Bed 180x200cm 1 Bed 200x200cm One King Bed 200×200
Or
Two Single Beds 135×200
Balcony or terrace Balcony or Terrace Sitting Area
Garden Views Sea Views
Adults Only Serenity Adults Only Serenity Adults Only Serenity

Riu Creole room options

All rooms have central air conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone, hair dryer, 220V power (twin round pin plugs), kettle and electronic safe.

Standard Double Superior Double Family Room
35m2 42m2 47m2
Shower Shower + Bathtub Shower + bathtub
1 Bed 180x200cm 1 Bed 200x200cm 2 Rooms – 2 single beds + one King Bed 200×200
Or
One Queen bed in each room 180×200
Integrated Lounge area with sofa Sitting Area some with sofa bed
Balcony or terrace Balcony or Terrace
Limited Sea Views Limited Sea views Garden Views
Wifi Free in Common Areas Wifi Free in Common Areas Wifi Free in Common Areas

Dining

Three restaurants focus on fresh produce to make hot and cold dishes in buffet style service. The hotels cre_15_043main restaurants are open 10 hours a day, with the much-loved Asian and Indian themed restaurants available for dinner. A 24 hour snack bar provides light meals between restaurant opening times. Lobby, Lounge and Beach bars are available with included beers, wines, spirits and cocktails.
A classic comment from a guest in 2016 was – “this is great – I thought I was coming on a kitesurf tour and I’ve found myself on a food tour as well.”

The food has been a highlight for our guests with unexpected surprises and comments of the amazing value for money.   Its so nice to be on holiday, after a long day on the water and simply walk in to the restaurant, chose from a huge buffet of options and relax with friends over a great meal and nice glass of wine.

Riu Le Morne has an amazing French Restaurant, as well as the general buffet. Le Morne Guests can also visit the restaurants of Riu Creole next door. The 24 hour snack bar of Riu Le Morne is very impressive.

Facilities

Pools and Bars

The main pool of Riu Creole is where the action is for non-kiters – it surrounds the main bar “Savanne” cre_15_089which is staffed 24/7. The pool is host to various games and activities throughout the day and is surrounded by a tight array of sun chairs and relaxing guests.

Also at the same site is the beach bar “Tamarin” on the sand. It is staffed during the day and serves basic cocktails, spirits, beer and wine. Another line of sun chairs look out to the water to view the kiting and windsurfing.

If the main pool and bar has too much action for you, relax around the second pool at the eastern end of the resort. It has the “La Cambuse” bar adjacent to it and is big enough to do laps or just enjoy the sound of the wind in the trees.

The theatre has a lounge bar, “Sega” which is popular during the evening shows and the nightclub “La Perle” also has a bar open after 10.

Riu Land

Riu Land

Children are not left out, with a kids shallow pool in Riu Land with playground.

Riu Le Morne has two more pools, the main pool with the main bar and 24hr snack bar, as well as the more relaxed “sun trap” pool for laps or tanning.

Gym and Spa

A well equipped gym with exercise bikes, treadmills free weights and weight machines is available riu_-gym_xlunsupervised 24/7
A free sauna steam room is available by booking as well as a whirlpool spa bath; both great for relaxing after a long day on the water charging the waves or pushing your big air limits.

There is also a range of treatments available from the beauty salon, massage, room and hairdresser.

Sport

While we know it’s all about the kitesurfing, there are other options for the times the wind isn’t blowing, or for the people who haven’t yet realized how amazing kitesurfing is.

Free inclusions for guests include
cre_15_069-Beach Volleyball Court
-Stand Up Paddle boards – flat water plastic touring boards free. Epoxy surf boards available for hire.
-Windsurfing equipment – free for beginners. Harnessed performance boards available for hire
-Kayaks
-snorkeling equipment
-Gym and spa facilities
– Riu Fit – Fitness and health classes several times a week.

Entertainment

Every day and night there is a program of entertainment for guests. During the day there are games and lmo_15_038activities around the main pool, Tamarin Bar and Savanne Bar. There are programs for children in Riu Land and six times a week there art classes in Riu Art.

In the early evening local musicians play on stage for guests relaxing at Savanne Bar and having the evening meal.

At 9:30 the evening show begins in view of the lounge bar “Sega”. There is an impressive line up of shows so each night a new show is performed. They are based around music and dance, with some comedy and theatre in the mix.

After the show the nightclub La Perle begins to fill up and not long after the dance floor is the place to be.

 

Fantastic holiday.  Well done Kitethrills and thanks for bringing us together in such a great place.  I was worried there might not be much on offer for my family wo dont kite but it was perfect – we’ll be back for sure.

Andrew, Australia