Tamassa Resort Mauritius: A great family vacation

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We absolutely love travelling as a family and have recently returned from a fortnight at the amazing Tamassa Mauritius in Bel Ombre.

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Tamassa Mauritius

After nearly a 12-hour flight plus an hour transfer to the resort, we were of course absolutely shattered. However, this was our view from reception! We were in Paradise.

Tamassa Resort Mauritius

We were escorted to the restaurant (as it was about 7 in the morning) and we helped ourselves to a lovely buffet breakfast. There was everything you could want, a continental or a full English breakfast.

What surprised us almost immediately was the service.

We have stayed in many very nice hotels including the Ritz Carlton in Naples which is renowned for its amazing customer service, but the Tamassa Resort Mauritius was of equal quality.

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Kids and Teens Club at Tamassa Mauritius

As our son is effectively an only child (he has adult siblings), and very social. He always insists on making friends the minute we arrive. So on day 2, we went to the kids club.

This was fantastic it was huge, much bigger than other resorts we had stayed at. There were always at least 2 members of staff in there. He only went a couple of times though.

This was nothing to do with the activities they had, or indeed the staff. All of the kids that were there when we were, were French and generally younger than him.

On day 4 we met some slightly older children (aged 10-12) who were going to the teens club. This was where he spent most of his time if he wasn’t in the pool.

There were 2 table tennis tables, 2 tennis courts, badminton, sofas, pool table and a TV. Again there was always lots of staff in there who made sure they played some sport. Rather than playing on their game consoles the whole time!

The staff were just fantastic in the teens club as well, when we did leave our son alone with his friends. They always made sure they knew where he was, and they all knew him.

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Room 1008, Tamassa Resort Mauritius

We had a lovely room overlooking the sea, it was absolutely gorgeous.

Tamassa Resort Mauritius Room 1008 #mauritius

The room was fairly small, mainly as we had a second bed in with us for our son. This was on the bottom floor and there was no one above us, so if we returned we would opt for this room again.

Tamassa Resort Mauritius Bed Room 1008

The bathroom however was plenty big enough with a large shower, bath, and 2 sinks, and a separate toilet.

The room was incredibly clean and was cleaned twice a day.

On our last evening, the lovely housekeeper made a special towel design on our son’s bed, which was just lovely.

Tamassa Resort Mauritius house keeping

Food at Tamassa Resort Mauritius

There are 2 main restaurants, a buffet style, and an a la carte, plus a burger van in the day. We are not particularly fussy eaters, but I hate spicy food. So I was a little worried I wouldn’t find anything I liked. But, we didn’t have a bad meal.

We preferred the A La Carte (Playa) but only because I am not a big lover of a buffet restaurant.

Tamassa Resort, Mauritius Playa restaurant

The burger van was in a league of its own though. It was open from 12-3 every day and my God I have never enjoyed a burger so much. So much so, I am embarrassed to say we had a burger every day!

Swimming Pools at Tamassa Resort Mauritius

There were 3 main swimming pools, plus a small one in the spa. They were not heated though, so if it was a cold day (we, unfortunately, had a few) you couldn’t really go in.

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Tamassa Resort Mauritius swimming pool
Tamassa Resort, Mauritius swimming pool

The main pool near our room had a help yourself drinks fridge which was great.

Tamassa Resort Mauritius poolside bar

Evening Entertainment at Tamassa Resort Mauritius

There was always something on at the main bar, whether it was a singer, dancers, or traditional Mauritian dance and music. We were there for 2 weeks and although there was a little repetition in week 2 it wasn’t the same every night.

Tamassa Resort, Mauritius Evening Entertainment
Tamassa Resort, Mauritius Evening Entertainment

Celebration of Life at Tamassa Resort Mauritius

When we booked our holiday we informed the lovely staff at the hotel that it was going to be our wedding anniversary when we were there.

We were so impressed when we arrived we were handed a letter inviting us to private dining on the beach. OMG, it was fantastic.

Tamassa Resort, Mauritius Celebration of Life at the Playa

We had our own private menu and even got a chocolate cake saying Happy Anniversary on, it was such a lovely touch.

Tamassa Resort, Mauritius Celebration of Life Anniversary Cake

When we got back to our room that evening, we were surprised with these towels on the bed.

Tamassa Resort, Mauritius Celebration of Life

Activities at Tamassa Resort Mauritius

  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Canoeing
Tamassa Resort, Mauritius Canoeing
  • Water Skiing
Tamassa Resort, Mauritius Water Skiing
  • Gym
  • Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool
  • Beach Volley Ball
Tamassa Resort, Mauritius Beach Volley Ball
  • Football
  • Scuba Diving (you had to pay extra for this though)

What are you waiting for, make your next family holiday to Mauritius, you won’t regret it.

Spa at Tamassa Resort Mauritius

We treated ourselves to 5 hours of couples massages while we were there!!! I know slightly extravagant, but why not, we were on holiday!

The spa as can be seen below had a small swimming pool and sun loungers. Plus a steam room, sauna, and a Jacuzzi.

There were no children around this pool either so I think it suited some couples.

Tamassa Resort, Mauritius Spa

I also had a henna tattoo which was amazing:

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Beaches at Tamassa Resort

You are right on the beach at this resort, which is lovely. The beach although looks amazing it is full of coral, so you really did need in most part beach shoes.

Tamassa Resort, Mauritius beach

You didn’t need to go out far into the sea before you saw the most colourful fish. So snorkelling here is a must.

Tamassa Resort, Mauritius beach 2
Tamassa Resort, Mauritius paradise

If you turn left when on the beach and walk maybe 500 yards you will find yourself on a completely secluded beach with absolutely no one on. This photo unfortunately doesn’t do it justice, mainly because it was an overcast day. But it really is worth taking a walk down.

Tamassa Resort, Mauritius secluded beach

Shout out to the Staff at Tamassa Resort Mauritius

They were all amazing, but I would just like to shout out to:

  • Bruno (teens club)
  • Emmanuel (Activities)
  • Jonathan (Entertainer)
  • Dylan (waiter in the bar),
  • the lady who cleaned our room (1008, I am so sorry I can’t remember her name, but she was brilliant),
  • Bruno Mars look alike (again I can’t remember his name, but he was one of the entertainers, a young attractive man who often wore a white trilby)
  • The man who stocked up our fridge every day was such a lovely man, who remembered what we were drinking and made sure we never went without.

Improvements that could be made to Tamassa Resort Mauritius

Now I am being particularly picky here, as it was an absolutely amazing resort. But as I am writing an honest review here are the things that “bugged us”:

  • You had to sign the bill. This was ridiculous, whenever you ate or drank anywhere you had to sign for it. The price of course was zero but it did get a bit annoying.
  • The pool table wasn’t free you had to get tokens for it. You could water ski and go on a glass-bottom boat for free, but you had to pay to play pool!
  • There was no coconut rum in the All-Inclusive package (see what I mean, I am really clutching at straws!) but this is my go-to drink when I am on holiday (of course it didn’t stop me from drinking plenty though!)
  • There was a massive Indian 3 day wedding when we were there, which was fantastic (and I am very jealous it wasn’t me getting married here) but the service during the wedding for nonwedding goers was noticeably worse. (Now don’t get me wrong, it was still fantastic, just not as good as before the wedding.)

We had a day trip to Casela Safari Park where our son played with lion cubs, I would highly recommend this.

For other (cheaper options) On The Beach can take you and the kids to these hotels also in Mauritius.

Can I take my children to Mauritius?

Yes absolutely. We were a bit worried if I am completely honest, as everyone I had spoken to had only been there on a honeymoon or as a couple.
I researched the hotel and I knew they had a kids club so there must be children!! Planning a trip is the most fun before you get to the resort!

Have you stayed at this amazing resort, or in Mauritius? Let me know in the comments below.

Last Updated on 2 July 2023 by homeschoolof1


  1. Love this review! I’ve been lucky enough to visit Mauritius and stay at Tamassa a few times thanks to my job in a past life, but I am very much looking forward to staying with my 2 year old daughter and my mum later this year.

  2. Thanks for the really detailed information. It looks amazing. We are thinking of going here? My 15 year old would really want to play football. Is there a court or do they play on the beach? How is it arranged? My 11 year old is a fussy eater. Will there be enough fussy kid British food for him? We would go in August. I’m worried that as this is winter it might be too cold to go in the pool. This would spoil the holiday a bit. What do you think? Is it very windy there? My oldest would also love to walk with lions and stroke a cheetah but how on earth is that safe?!!

    1. Hey, it really was amazing! You will have a lovely time. The football was played on a grassy area near the beach, there wasn’t a pitch. There was plenty of food for my 9 year old (I think he was, or maybe 8 I can’t remember) but I do remember him loving the bread rolls!!! I can’t remember when we went either, but I think it was July, and I have to tell you the swimming pools were COLD. It didn’t stop the boys from going in, but I didn’t. The pools weren’t heated, so unless you are lucky with constant sunshine (we weren’t) it might be too cold. It really was a lovely resort, however, I wish we had gone in the winter as the pools would have been hotter. But we really enjoyed the holiday, and the resort was fantastic. I can’t remember the wind, but you will probably need a light sweater certainly for the evenings. We went to Casela to see the lions, we had a great time. There are lots of bad reviews about it, however, we really really enjoyed the whole day. It was really nicely laid out and we thought the animals looked really well cared for. Even if you don’t walk with the lions there was plenty to do and see. Let me know if you go, and what you thought of the resort šŸ™‚

      1. We (me, husband & will be nearly 14r Yr old daughter) are very much looking forward to going to Tamassa in April 2022 as will be our first time to Mauritius having only done Caribbean previously. All reviews I’ve read have been so positive. Me & husband are vegan and he & daughter don’t do spicy food so am hoping we will be OK? My daughter would really like to go horse riding there, do you know if there is any? Thx

      2. Fantastic, you will have a great time. With regards to spicy food you will be fine as I don’t like anything spicy. I am not sure about horse riding, you might be best asking when you are there. I am sure they will be able to help. Have a great vacation.

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