When it comes to resorts in Mauritius, you’re spoilt for choice. There are brilliant beaches, incredible suites and excellent kids’ clubs to be found right across the island. To help you decide which one might be best for you, we’ve collected some of our best tips and advice for a selection of our favourite hotels.
Hemmed in by gorgeous turquoise lagoons, emerald gardens, powder-soft sands and verdant mountains, The Oberoi is in a beautiful setting oozing romance. It’s a quiet retreat perfect for couples or honeymooners.
Insider tip: Visit On the Rocks for tasty grilled seafood served right on the water’s edge. The Herb Trail is a unique dining experience you can also try, a four-course dinner cooked in a firepit and served under a blanket of stars in the resort’s scented herb garden.
Appearing more like a luxurious Mediterranean village with its timber and thatch buildings, the Shangri-La resort looks spectacular by itself. Add in the superb sandy curve of Trou d’Eau Douce Bay and prepare to be transfixed by its beauty.
Insider tip: If you’re a couple, look to book a beachside Frangipani Suite or one of its incredible beach villas, which come with their own Dom Pérignon butler, so you can have a glass anytime and anywhere.
Bright, light and painted in soothing whites, the stylish design of LUX* Belle Mare is great for both couples and families alike. Relax on white sands or explore the shimmering sea via the many water sports the resort offers. Beyond the striking rooms lie the perfect combination of sugar-white sands and turquoise waters.
Insider tip: With its 2,000 sq m pool (the largest on the island, daily treasure hunt and ice cream kiosk, LUX* Belle Mare is a great option for families. Parents can chill out in the rum shack while babysitters look after little ones.
Lying on a peninsula dangling off of Mauritius’ east coast, Constance Prince Maurice is nestled within stunning tropical gardens and boasts a palm-fringed beach lapped by sparkling sapphire waters.
Insider tip: If you fancy yourself as an amateur sommelier, then head here. Constance Prince Maurice is home to one of the Indian Ocean’s largest wine cellars, with around 25,000 bottles!
Encased by the natural surrounds of Anahita, this Four Seasons resort is awash with secluded beaches, snorkel-worthy lagoons, wild mangroves and beautifully landscaped gardens. It’s a gorgeous place to spend your holiday in Mauritius.
Insider tip: Named one of Condé Nast Traveller’s hottest new beach clubs in the world for the summer of 2019, Four Seasons’ private beach on Ile aux Cerfs is footprint-free escapism.
The St. Regis is designed so it reflects Mauritius’ rich colonial past and the central manor house has an impressive collection of artefacts stretching right across the island’s history.
Insider tip: If you want to zone out and forget the world for a while, you’ve come to the right place. The 2,000 sq m Iridium Spa features 12 treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, relaxation terrace and hair and nail salon for both men and women.
Housed within a former sugar estate, the resort has restored the plantation to its original grandeur. Heritage Le Telfair is elegant, peaceful and reminiscent of a time when life is slow-paced and tranquil, meaning you can’t help but find it a relaxing place to be!
Insider tip: For a romantic evening, Heritage Le Château is an elegantly resorted plantation house. Dine on traditional Mauritian cuisine beneath chandeliers or on the balcony, with the dishes crafted using produce grown on the estate.
High up in Mauritius’ emerald core, Lakaz Chamarel is a mountain hideaway overlooking the island’s south-western coast. It’s perfectly positioned to explore its forested surrounds, while friendly service is guaranteed here, given Lakaz means ‘home’ in Creole.
Insider tip: Explore Lakaz Chamarel’s surrounds. Chamarel Falls and the Seven Coloured Earths are only a short walk or cycle ride away, while you can go hiking straight from the resort.
If you’re a family and want a true home-from-home experience in Mauritius, then look no further than Anahita Golf & Spa Resort. The contemporary-chic designs of its suites and villas will blow you away and for a little day trip with the kids, the picturesque Ile aux Cerfs is only a short boat ride away.
Insider tip: Pack your clubs so you can play on the two exceptional championship golf courses which lie on Anahita’s doorstep. Visit in December and you’ll be treated to complimentary green fees and a free golf cart.
Set on its own private peninsula, the One&Only Le Saint Géran is dripping with luxury. Here, it’s all about discreet service and fine cuisine, where you’ll be treated like king and queen with nothing left to chance.
Insider tip: Splash out on a helicopter trip from the resort and the see the incredible spectacle of an ‘underwater waterfall’ from the skies, followed by a delicious picnic. Make sure you take your camera!