They know all about stunning hotels in Mauritius. The island might well be just a dot in the Indian Ocean but it certainly sets new standards for tropical beach resorts. Almost without exception they manage to be both delightfully exotic and reassuringly luxurious, having taken the best aspects of their Indian, French and Creole heritage and turned them into something quite their own across their architecture, service and cuisine. Yet it would be a pity to come All this way and not explore the island itself. Scenically it offers anything from tranquil lakes to mountain ranges, its coastline dotted with quaint fishing villages and its interior studded with tropical gardens, nature reserves and bird parks.
HOW TO GET THERE
Air Mauritius and British Airways both offer regular flights from London – journey time about 11½ hours. Emirates also offer services from a variety of UK airports via the Middle East.
WHEN TO TRAVEL
Weatherwise, April to June and September to November are the most pleasant times. Yet maximum demand still falls between the hottest and rainiest months of December and April – cyclones, though rare, can also be experienced at this time.
Mauritius is a favoured holiday destination for celebrities, honeymooners, and families alike who are drawn by its beautiful beaches and perpetual tropical sunshine, and this relaxing resort is sure to make it even more desirable.
Hidden away amidst 60 scenic acres on the Belle Mare peninsula, One&Only Le Saint Géran is the ultimate getaway for the discerning traveller. Bounded on one side by a cove and on the other by a coralsheltered lagoon, it’s practically an island in itself, and a playground for a whole manner of water sports.
In the southwest corner of the beautiful island of Mauritius, beneath the mountain of Le Morne, the LUX* Le Morne beach hotel is a wonder of wooden floors and orchid scented sea breezes and about as idyllic an Indian Ocean home as can be imagined. The 149 rooms range from superior rooms with garden and ocean views, private terraces and marble bathrooms to junior suites with balconies, patios or terraces, some with outdoor showers carved out of the natural rock, some with whirlpools.
Shanti Maurice stretches over 36-acres of fragrant tropical gardens on Mauritius’ largely untouched south coast. Whilst long applauded for its world-class spa, this boutique lifestyle resort boasts all the traditional leisure and dining facilities of any five-star resort in the Indian Ocean.
The Residence Mauritius may demand a step back in time architecturally but everything else here certainly meets the demands of today’s discerning traveller. Guest rooms are discreetly luxurious, private butler service comes as standard, spa treatments are as much a priority as water sports, whilst dining styles range from casual to elegant, dependent upon the time of day.
One of Mauritius’ premier addresses, The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is a magical destination surrounded by some of the world’s most stunning scenery. Nestled in the southwest of the island, it lies in the shadow of the world heritage site of Le Morne, with pristine beaches of white sand and a sparkling aqua lagoon, just a stone’s throw from The Black River Gorges and Chamarel waterfalls.
This villa-only property is sprawled out over the mainland and an 11acre private island. Features include an over-water spa and an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Ernie Els.
At Constance Le Prince Maurice, Feng Shui principles give harmony to the vast space this small hotel occupies. Beds are huge and high to help the circulation of energy and concrete and wooden columns at L’Archipel restaurant are positioned to increase its concentration. When the sun sets lights glimmer and hundreds of night jasmine flower in the garden, filling the air with their heady scent.
Relaunched as Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius, following a major six-month renovation, the resort opened it’s new doors in November 2015. The East meets West fusion is designed to highlight Shangri-La's renowned Asian hospitality, enabling guests to explore innovative dining and holistic wellness.
Set in a lush 27 acres on the West Coast of Mauritius, the part of the island renowned for stunning sunsets and its warm, dry climate, even during winter, Maradiva has not been called the Best Indian Ocean Escape for no reason.
Universally applauded for its sense of style and place, The Oberoi Mauritius takes its inspiration from Africa, Asia and Europe. Its low-rise exteriors blend thatch, wood and stone, whilst its elegant interiors combine natural fabrics, subtle tones and indigenous artefacts. Along with its natural backdrop of turquoise seas, golden beaches and dramatic mountains, it’s the perfect environment in which to relax, unwind and allow yourself to be totally pampered.
Bask in contemporary serenity and leave feeling revitalised. A commitment to wellness is evident throughout this heavenly resort, nestled in sugar cane fields in the historic Balaclava area, facing the magnificent marine park of Turtle Bay. Elegant decor features local teak and lava rocks to create cool, relaxing interiors in the 190 studios, rooms and suites.
Lush tropical gardens surround this luxury hotel on the island’s widest stretch of beach, close to the quiet, quaint village of Belle Mare. The thatch-roofed suites and villas feature a colour scheme of airy whites and vibrant brights, created by darling of the design world, Kelly Hoppen. Each Private Villa takes inspiration from the island’s rich literary heritage.
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