The very name of Mauritius invokes the image of tropical luxury and amazing extravagance. This list presents the best luxury resorts in Mauritius, as rated by visitors. While in many destinations famed for cobalt-blue seas, white sandy beaches and luxury resorts, you may eventually find yourself wishing for something to do besides sunbathing and swimming, it’s often hard to know what to do next in Mauritius. The island is loaded with historic sights, cultural diversity, natural attractions and almost limitless activities to distract you from the fantastic beaches and pools on this list.
10. Lux Belle Mare[SEE MAP]
Belle Mare is situated on the eastern coast of Mauritius at a beautiful turquoise lagoon. The resort offers various tantalizing restaurants and one of the island’s largest swimming pools. Guests can get up close to the island’s kaleidoscope of sea life or work on their swing at one of three world-class golf courses nearby the hotel.
9. One&Only Le Saint Geran[SEE MAP]
The One&Only Le Saint Geran is situated at the peninsula of Belle Mare with its long white sandy beach. There are 148 rooms in total at this beach hotel. The suites are of Dutch and French colonial style combined with European comforts. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels and iPod docking stations are standard features in all rooms. The luxury resort has a modern gym, a golf course and a tennis center. Guests can also take a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool or take part in an aerobics or aqua fit session.
8. La Pirogue[SEE MAP]
Located on the west coast of Mauritius, running along one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, La Pirogue is set in the midst of a vast, luxuriant tropical garden.This air-conditioned hotel remains true to its traditional values of authentic Mauritius hospitality and tranquility, and consists of a total of 248 rooms. The resort boasts a magnificent pool that merges into the Indian Ocean.
7. Constance Belle Mare Plage[SEE MAP]
Situated on the east coast of the island in a nature reserve, the Belle Mare Plage is a golf resort set by two kilometers of sandy white beach. Golfers can play a round or two on the hotel’s two 18 hole golf courses while fitness enthusiasts can work out in the health center or join a yoga class, before unwinding in the sauna. Less energetic guests can lounge on furnished sun terraces by the outdoor pool or sample exotic cocktails from one of the seven bars. The resort also offers seven restaurants, ranging from intimate European fine dining with a Mauritian twist to casual beach bars serving pizza and sandwiches. All the 256 rooms are equipped with satellite television.
6. The Residence Belle Mare[SEE MAP]
The Residence Mauritius is situated on the east coast on the beach in Belle Mare. The interior design of the hotel rooms have a colonial theme, with four-poster beds, mahogany furnishings and gently revolving ceiling fans. The 3 restaurants are equally traditional in style, either in the dining room, by the pool, or outdoors overlooking the hotel grounds.
5. Sofitel so Mauritius Bel Ombre[SEE MAP]
This resort is located in Bel Ombre, on the south coast of Mauritius. The property’s location makes it a great choice for those wishing to combine beach and nature, as many of Mauritius’s well-known natural attractions are close by. The resort offers lush vegetation, a turquoise lagoon, a quietly flowing stream in one of nature’s finest settings. The suites have a private garden with bathtub and shower on the patio.
4. Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa[SEE MAP]
The Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa offers a golf course and an outdoor pool as well as a sauna, a steam room and a concierge. The hotel also has beach soccer and volleyball facilities. The spa facilities at the hotel include a hair salon and a massage services. The Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa caters for families with children offering a kids club, babysitting and a kids pool.
3. The Sands Resort[SEE MAP]
Located on a beautiful sandy beach on the west coast of the island, the Sands Resort is a modern luxury hotel built in the Mauritian style, set in tropical gardens. The 92 rooms have colorful, modern decor with dark wood furniture and bright fabrics. All of the rooms open out on to balconies with stunning sea views. The three restaurants at the resort serve an extensive range of international cuisine and seafood. Guests can swim in the pool, or go snorkeling in the scenic lagoon in front of the hotel.
2. Four Seasons Resort Anahita[SEE MAP]
Located on the east coast of Mauritius, the Four Seasons Resort At Anahita is surrounded by lush gardens, beaches and mangroves with views over the island’s mountains. The Ernie Els golf course, also bordering the sea, is adjacent to the luxury resort. A bridge connects one section of the resort to the other over the lagoon. The luxury villas at the resort each offer an ample amount of space as well as luxuries such as a private plunge pool and outdoor day bed. Indoor amenities include a 37 inch plasma television and private bar.
1. The Oberoi Mauritius[SEE MAP]
One of the finest Mauritius luxury resorts, the Oberoi Mauritius is situated between the lively village of Grand Baie and the capital city of Port Louis. This resort lies along Turtle Bay on the northwest coast of Mauritius along a 600 meter stretch of white sand beach.The villas and pavilions are housed in various buildings dotted around the resort. All the luxurious rooms are decorated in natural tones and are in excellent condition. Overlooking the beach, guests can relax at the resort’s infinity pool. The restaurant serves a mix of Oriental, Creole and International cuisine under a raised palm-thatched ceiling with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.