Call me crazy, but I’ve never had any major hankering to go to Mauritius. It’s just that I feel like there are so many other places that interest me more. So, it’s saying something that Beachcomber’s mobisite actually made me want to go!
Slick, stylish and convenient in much the same way you might expect their resorts to be, the mobisite delivers on pretty much every front.
The home page is unfussy allowing you to quickly acccess information with minimum scrolling. In fact, minimal scrolling is a recurring feature that I particularly like about this mobisite.
Click on the Hotels tab and you will find a list of available resorts, which, once opened, will give you a concise but worthwhile overview of the hotel in question.
Usually when browsing a mobisite, the last thing you want to do is look at a gallery. That’s because nine times out of ten the picture sizing is not right for your screen and it takes eons to load, wasting valuable data on your phone. This is not the case here. Go to each gallery and you’ll find a neat selection of conveniently sized pictures that load quickly, giving you just the kind of tantalizing glimpse of paradise that makes you desperate to punch that little ‘Quote me’ button at the bottom of the screen…
When it comes to this kind of tourism, Beachcomber clearly understands that a picture sells a thousand holidays.
One thing that personally irks me is the lack of actual pricing on the site, however, very few luxury resorts do offer up that information without you personally requesting it. (I’m the kind of person that wants to know immediately and plan my trip, rather than wait between 3 hours and 3 days to get an email response – but that’s just me.)
Clearly displayed special offers and package deals are also a firm favourite with me and here we have another example of this! Click on these areas and you are bound to find any information you have been looking for (except the actual price of a holiday) and you will find yourself jetting off to your island paradise in no time at all.
The Beachcomber mobisite is fast, efficient and highly user-friendly, but it’s also able to do something extra by showcasing its’ product well and without the aid of a full website. I’d totally fly off to paradise with it.