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A Brief History
The Beau Rivage opened its doors in the Spring of 1999 as the largest hotel/casino outside of Las Vegas. Beau Rivage, which in the French language means "beautiful shore," is situated directly on the beautiful shores of the Gulf of Mexico, making the name of this world-class resort a well-deserved moniker.
In late August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina surged through Biloxi, Mississippi, and the Gulf Coast region, causing widespread devastation to not only the Beau Rivage but other homes and establishments along Beach Boulevard and beyond.
The original builder, along with over fifty subcontractors, worked tirelessly until the resort was completely rebuilt by the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastating visit to the region. Exactly one year later, and with much fanfare, it was officially re-opened on August 29th, 2006.
Details and What to Expect
- Address: 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530
- Parking: Complimentary self and valet parking at Beau Rivage is available for all guests and visitors.
- Rooms: 1740 well-appointed guest rooms and suites with amazing water views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi Sound.
- Outdoor Amenities: The Pool at Beau Rivage offers tropical landscaping and beautiful views of the water. Located on the second-floor deck, the pool area overlooks the Gulf Coast. Cocktails and a limited menu are available at the Pool Bar & Cafe.
Expect to be overwhelmed by the beauty and opulence of this luxury, Gulf Coast casino resort. Visually stunning floral decorations are located in every direction and change with the seasons offering a refreshing change to its visitors and providing a welcoming atmosphere throughout.
My five-night stay at the Beau Rivage was in November and the dramatic fall decor was enchanting. Huge pumpkins and floral arrangements of every shade of bright green, orange, and red overwhelmed my senses.
The accommodations during my stay were more than adequate, to say the least. The oversized marble bath in the 400-square-foot king room with ocean views was exceptional. The views from the room were magnificent with beautiful sunsets over the ocean of pink, blue, and purple nightly.
Dining and Resort Life
Mornings on vacation are extremely important to me. I enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning to relax and wake up before I spend a full day exploring my surroundings or lounging poolside. In that department, the Beau Rivage didn't disappoint.
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Located in the grand foyer, a quick-serve coffee cart offers some of the best coffee I've enjoyed in my life. The coffee here is provided by the famous coffee roaster, The Roasted Bean. This gourmet coffee is freshly roasted and ground on-site at its main location in The Promenade.
The dining options available at the Beau Rivage make it easy to never leave the resort. Fine dining is available at BR Prime, the resort's signature steakhouse. There is also casual pan-Asian, Italian, and American cuisine that can be found at Gia, Stella, The Atrium Cafe, and the Buffet at Beau, respectively.
My experience at the Buffet at Beau was most impressive during my stay. Rated in 2019 as the best buffet restaurant by the Sun Herald, I found it cost-effective and enjoyed the majority of my meals there. With a daily changing menu offering local Gulf Coast favorites like gumbo, shrimp etouffee, and locally caught jumbo Gulf shrimp, it was hard to pass up dining here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The nightlife offered at EIGHT75 was outstanding and provided live music every night. Seating was available with luxurious booths and seats at the bar, but you better get there early if you want a seat here. The standing room was abundant with 360-degree views from inside or outside of the bar.
Attractions in the Area
The Beau Rivage is located in Biloxi, Mississippi. Located a short distance from the resort was the historic Biloxi Lighthouse, Biloxi Beach for dipping your toes in the sand, Historic Downtown Biloxi for cool boutique shopping/dining, along with many more interesting sights and adventures available on Beach Boulevard.
During my stay, I made reservations for a local fine dining establishment in Biloxi's historic district, Mary Mahoney's Old French House. I enjoyed an elegant, upscale meal in one of the oldest houses in America. For over fifty years, Mary Mahoney's Restaurant has served, presidents such as Ronald Reagan, dignitaries, Hollywood legends, and the general public. Prepare yourself for delicious Gulf Coast and regional specialties in a beautiful historic home rich in history that was originally constructed in 1737 as an outpost for European culture in the new world.
Another stop on my stay was The District Green, full of historic, colorful, New Orleans-style homes and nifty, family-run shops and boutiques to explore and browse while enjoying a casual stroll along the streets of historic downtown Biloxi.
I hope you enjoyed this article. Feel free to comment about your most recent stay at the Beau Rivage. I absolutely loved my stay along with Biloxi Beach near the lighthouse, the pool, the amazing weather in November, and the beautiful sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. I hope you enjoy your stay as much as I did. Thanks, everyone, for stopping by!
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