The Essence

Apartments and villas in Trou aux Biches with beach access and hotel services

The Essence, Mauritius, located a few steps from the glorious beach of Trou aux Biches, presents the ultimate refined living experience.

Homeownership here enables access to all the exclusive privileges provided by the five-star Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort & Spa and the Casuarina Resort & Spa. Residents benefit from a broad range of services and amenities available at special rates.

The upmarket accommodation offers unrivalled style and quality of life through location, layout, features and finishes. These homes also serve as a valuable buy-to-let investment.

Materials are meticulously selected and the combination of wood and volcanic rock from Mauritius gives an authentic character to the facade.

6 Penthouses
3 Villas
16 Apartments
The Essence villa


Spacious new villas, penthouses and apartments
Exclusive hotel privileges
Rental management services
Private beach access
Barefoot luxury
Outdoor living
Restaurants and bakeries
Kids’ Club
Storage space
Basement parking

Floor plans

the essence floorplans 2bedroom groundfloor
the essence floorplans 4bedroom villa

Hotel privileges

Everything you need, all right here



Washing and ironing; dry-cleaning services; daily cleaning of residence

Gardening and general maintenance

Gardening and general maintenance

All day-to-day basic maintenance services (electricity, piping, painting, air-conditioning repairs, etc.); all day-to-day gardening services; cleaning of common pool; cleaning of private penthouse pool


Concierge and butler

Booking of restaurants and arranging excursions, among others; wedding planning within our properties; ordering groceries for delivery; decoration of function room/ entertainment area for special events



Massage and bespoke treatments; private massage in your apartment or villa; manicures and pedicures; hammam; hair and beauty salon

Food and beverages

Food and beverages

Three restaurants at Casuarina Resort & Spa and two restaurants at Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort & Spa serve cuisine to suit cosmopolitan tastes; a bar at Casuarina Resort & Spa; two bars at Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort; room service; catering services; private chef; hotel bakery for orders of fresh bread and  breakfast croissants

Kid's Club

Kids' Club

Programme for kids from 9am until 4pm; babysitting service to suit your needs

Beach Club

Beach Club

Access to deck chairs and kiosks on the beach of Trou aux Biches via Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort & Spa; order sunset cocktails at special prices from the beach bar

Beach water sports

Beach water sports

Cruising on pedalos; sailing on Laser dinghie or Hobie catamaran; windsurfing, standup paddleboarding; water-skiing; snorkelling; glass-bottomed boat excursions and deep-sea diving

Outdoor sports

Outdoor sports

Tennis courts; affiliation to the Mauritius Tennis Federation; table tennis; aqua-bike sessions; yoga; Zumba and petanque

Technical specifications

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Part A - General Specifications of the Project and the Common Areas

  • The external envelope of the buildings in the Project shall be constructed according to the specifications of the Architect and the Structural Engineer and shall consist of:
    1. Reinforced concrete foundations and structural reinforced concrete frames
    2. 200mm and 150mm plastered and painted concrete block walls
    3. Reinforced concrete flat roof including waterproofing treatment
    4. Powder coated “qualicoat grade” aluminium doors and windows
    5. Decorative stone cladding as specified


  • The external works in the Project consist of:
    1. Landscaped garden with irrigation network
    2. Pathways in concrete paving bricks and slabs
    3. External lighting to pathways and common areas
    4. Boundary walls in plastered and painted concrete block walls and/or metal fencing


  • The Project will be equipped with the following in accordance with specifications of the Services Engineer:
    1. Lift access
    2. A standby generator
    3. Potable water storage tank
    4. A water pump
    5. A sewerage treatment plant
    6. CCTV cameras in common areas
    7. Reticulation for fiber optic and telephone network (the owners will apply directly for connection to the service provider)
    8. Central master antenna television providing satellite channels (DSTV, Canal Satellite or equivalent) (the owners will apply directly for connection to the service provider)

Part B - Specifications of the Unit

  • The Unit shall be finished according to the specifications of the Architect and the Interior Designer and shall consist of:
    1. Internal walls finished with one coat plaster, one coat binding agent and three coats of finishing paint
    2. Ceramic floor tiling and skirtings
    3. Italian kitchen cupboards
    4. Quartz stone kitchen tops
    5. Bathroom fitted with sanitary wares, tap wares, mirrors, and bathroom accessories
    6. Wall tiling in shower cubicles
    7. Internal door in semi-solid timber
    8. Main entrance door in solid timber
    9. Combination of recessed and surface mounted architectural light fittings
    10. Built-in wardrobe in bedrooms


  • The Unit shall be equipped with the following in accordance with the specifications of the Services Engineer and the Interior Designer:
    1. Air conditioning in bedrooms
    2. Universal electrical sockets in the lounge and bedrooms.
    3. Internet point in the lounge, master bedroom and outdoor terrace
    4. Telephone point in the lounge
    5. TV point in the lounge and the master bedroom
    6. Electrical provision for ceiling fans* in lounge, where applicable, and bedrooms
    7. Hot water generated by means of solar heating, electrical geyser or central heat pump
    8. Hood, hob and oven in kitchen


  • Each apartment and penthouse shall have one (1) dedicated parking bay and one (1) store in the basement.


*The ceiling fans are not included in the Unit and can be purchased in the optional deco pack.


Benefit from excellent rental returns.
Our team at Alizée Resort Management will manage your short-term rental requirements should you wish to generate revenue from your investment when you are not in residence.

Tax advantages

  • Corporate and individual flat tax rate of 15%.
  • DTAs (Double Taxation Agreements) in place with more than 40 countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden and more.
  • Only 15% tax on rental income.
  • No capital gains tax.
  • No housing or property tax.
  • No inheritance tax

Prime location

Trou aux Biches

Turquoise waters and long sandy beaches bordered by coconut palms... this picture-postcard landscape awaits you.

Situated on the north coast of Mauritius, Trou aux Biches is cited as one of the most beautiful beaches worldwide. It is great for invigorating walks, swimming, snorkelling and sundown relaxation.

Easy to access, the Trou aux Biches village has retained its old-fashioned charm. The coastal road is dotted with restaurants, bars and shops featuring local produce and the typical products of Mauritius.

Trou aux Biches is near the motorway, Grand Baie La Croisette and Mont Choisy Le Mall shopping centres, an 18-hole golf course, medical centres and private international schools.

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The Essence, near the glorious beach of Trou aux Biches, offers residents the coastal lifestyle with exclusive hotel privileges. These upmarket apartments present unrivalled sty...

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