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Kitethrills 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 is an “All Inclusive” resort – leave your wallet in the safe – you won’t be needing it. The resort features 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.
The facilities of Riu Creole Resort include – pools, bars, restaurants, gym, spa, water sports equipment, bars and entertainment programs.
Reviews of Riu Creole on Trip Advisor can be found here
Kitethrills Travel guests have a choice of three room options in either Riu Creole. All rooms are very nice with daily 4 star chamber maid service. Riu Creole Resort 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 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|
|Shower||Shower + Bathtub||Shower + bathtub|
|1 Bed 180x200cm||1 Bed 200x200cm||2 Rooms – 2 single beds + one King Bed 200×200
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|
Three restaurants focus on fresh produce to make hot and cold dishes in buffet style service. The hotels main 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.
The main pool of Riu Creole is where the action is for non-kiters – it surrounds the main bar “Savanne” which 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.
Children are not left out, with a kids shallow pool in Riu Land with playground.
Gym and Spa
A well equipped gym with exercise bikes, treadmills free weights and weight machines is available unsupervised 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.
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
- 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
- Snorkeling equipment
- Gym and spa facilities
- Fitness and health classes several times a week.
Every day and night there is a program of entertainment for guests. During the day there are games and activities 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.