In Souillac, there is a wonderful place named Andrea Lodge, ideally situated in a pure natural setting above the Anguilles River on black basalt cliffs beach overlooking the Indian Ocean. The lodges are considered as a good standard category and well adapted for friends, families and even groups enjoying green holidays. You will without a doubt be able to relax with a gentle breeze blowing most of the time and might as well spot whales and dolphins on their migrating voyages across the deep blue sea.
Andrea Lodge is a hidden piece of paradise, indeed a great gateway spot for relaxing and rejuvenating from the busy city life. Nonetheless, even if reaching there requires a path in the sugar cane fields on a bumpy trail, the trip is entertaining.
The main swimming pool is found near the restaurant where you can swim leisurely with an incredible ocean view; this is where you can relax and let go.
The lodge is made up of ten bungalows style and secluded standard rooms, all capable of accommodating two adults and one child ageing not more than two years old. The bedrooms are cozy and comfortable but once in, you will not want to go out. Fortunately, the designer has thought of everything. When you open your curtains, you will either have a sea view or a magnificent view of the swimming pool.
Despite being in a cocoon, this will definitely give you the desire to explore this astonishingly wild environment and even take a dive into the water to start the day. The rooms will provide privacy, comfort and unforgettable sceneries.
The advantages that the rooms offer are numerous, particularly; air conditioning, an electric kettle, complimentary tea and coffee, personal electronic safe, hair dryer and shaver socket, hot running water in the bathroom and a mosquito net.
You will be able to choose which view you want but bear in mind that there are 4 bedrooms with garden view and 6 with sea view.
It can be seen that people enjoy a lot once there and their evaluations are affirmative:
They don’t hesitate to say how much it is a very nice place, peaceful with a nice environment. You do not have any traffic noise nor pollution to disturb you since you are on the edge of the southern coast where there is a breathtaking view of the sea.
They point out how this place cuts you off from the daily routine and helps you regenerate yourself. Despite being surrounded by trees there are no mosquitoes and this is good news.
Activities to do during your stay
The Andrea Lodge is good in accommodation but also in terms of activities, you will be proposed to participate in a host of exciting outdoors-activities like hiking, guided tours, quad biking, with some of them even free of charge.
There will be the Eco Break Archery activity, as it is found in a private area and perched between the gorge of the Anguilles River with the majestic black basalt cliff top overlooking the sea. This activity promises you an Eco-experience in the midst of wilderness. You may also try the One Hour Archery activity session with an instructor at Andrea Lodge. In a fun and quiet atmosphere, you will be taught how to hold a bow, aim and shoot with arrows in a funny way.
The other activities include guided cliff top walks through the protected deer park, excursions to local sites of interest such as waterfalls, beaches, mountain biking and horse riding. If you are more adventurous enjoy hiking to the Combo Forest & Nature Park and take a swim in Cascade Leon. There are other activities like bocci ball (commonly known as Petangue), hiking to Gris-Gris and quad biking all destined to make your holidays incredible.
Hiking at La Roche Qui Pleure, Hiking to Combo Forest/Nature Park & Swimming at Cascade Leon, Archery for beginners, Archery for advanced and quad biking are the various activities awaiting for you at Andrea Lodge.
Moreover if you are spending the day outdoors, picnic hampers can be ordered the previous evening. It is important to note that there is a protective barrier at the Cliff. Children’s birthday parties can be organized upon request.
Somebody even said on the reviews that she wanted to get out of her way of living and get a place to relax with her husband, her daughter and herself so a friend told her: why don’t you try Andrea lodge?
It is in a peaceful and family place where you will not have TV, internet etc…
So she booked and they did it.
They had the best experience ever than in a hotel. All the people working there are so kind, smiling and helpful. The place was so Wow. No noises of cars. The food was delicious even the cocktails. She talks about how much the hiking was so pleasant, and said a big thanks to Anil. The quad they did with Yannick from Bigfoots was very nice even if it was their first time that they were so sad to leave the place. She recommends this place to anyone if they want to get out of the hassles of their daily life.
Before ending she emphasises that for sure they will be back.
It is ideally located in the proximity of the cliffs and is indeed a magical place that offers a panoramic view. Guests can discover, taste Mauritian recipes which are proposed and at the same time spend unforgettable moments.
The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch Set Menu or the Chef’s daily menu. All meals are prepared by the local Chef who is known as Chef “Badoun”. This charming little restaurant will seduce you with its unique breathtaking view of the cliffs, the sea or swimming pool.
You do not need to be staying at the lodges to enjoy a meal at the restaurant. You may come to experience the Mauritian specialty of the lodges, dry beef curry and fish vindaye.
There are different dishes that you may enjoy for example seafood menus, but the specialty of the Andrea Lodge is the Dry Curry made up of tomatoes, onions, beef, peanut and herbs for the flavor as mentioned above. It is done by the chief Guy and is the most popular dish served there.
You can have also Grilled fish filet served with Creole rice, sautéed vegetables and home-made salads or even roasted chicken breast served with sautéed vegetables, potato wedges and home-made salads. The thatched roof restaurant overlooks the incredible ocean and offers a fusion cuisine. For breakfast there is a choice of either a full English or Continental fare. Never mind an a la carte menu operates at lunchtime and picnic lunches can be arranged for those away from the lodge. The dinner is a set 3-course meal.
There are various cocktails with or without alcohol like Samoussa Cocktail or you can taste their refined white wine too. Local drinks can be served like the Phoenix beer or appreciate a fresh fruit juice like apple, pineapple or other local fruits.
People are delighted to talk about this place they stated that it is a great escape for a weekend. It is a hidden gem behind St Aubin sugar mill and that it is a very quiet place right behind the sea. The amazing view over the cliffs and a great hiking path ideal for beginners. It is however not recommended to swim at all there. If you decide to spend the night, don’t miss dinner by exterior fire place they mentioned before ending.
Another person talks about the breathtaking view, the Deer Park next door that looks like fairy tales landscapes and the rooms view perfectly romantic cliffs, add to this the formula half-board and Goûtue, there you are in paradise.
One thing is beyond question, the Andrea Lodge is the best place to be in Mauritius whether it is for local people or visitors. It reserves a lot of surprise by beginning with its unique concept. Followed by the bedrooms categorized as breathtaking with their unique views and accommodations.
You will be able to choose among many activities depending on your own taste and many of them are free of charge. So let yourself be carried away by this wonderful place…