Magnificent coastlines, ash-white beach sand and never-ending sapphire ocean


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Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean about 800km east of Madagascar and 2,000 km off the nearest point of the African mainland and is considered the most accessible island in the Indian Ocean. This small sub-tropical island occupies an area of 1864 km2 and was shaped by two series of volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. Mauritius is mostly of volcanic formation and is almost entirely surrounded by coral reefs. A coastal plain, widest in the north, rises sharply to a 1,500 ft high plateau bordered by three mountain ranges - the Black River Range, the Grand Port Range, and the Moka Range. The longest river is the Grand River South East, about 25 miles in length.

Some Interesting facts about Mauritius

  • The West Coast is considered the hottest part of Mauritius
  • The Windy part of Mauritius is the East coast
  • The Tamarind Falls is the highest waterfall in Mauritius
  • The Mont Piton de la Petite Riviere Noire is the highest point in Mauritius with a height of 828m.
  • The longest River of Mauritius is Grand River South East and measures 34m long.
  • The hottest months in Mauritius are from December to February
  • The coolest months are from June to August
  • October is the driest month in Mauritius
  • The First Europeans to visit Mauritius were the Portuguese
  • Mauritius was named after the Prince of Netherlands, Maurice de Nassau, after the Dutch claimed the island in 1598
  • The Dodo, a big flightless bird, was unique to Mauritius. It is now extinct.
  • Mauritius got its Independence on 12 March 1968 and became a Republic in 1992.
  • Languages spoken in Mauritius are English, French and Creole

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Fast Facts

Geographical Location

Lying in the heart of the Indian Ocean, 800km to the East of Madagascar, Mauritius is surrounded by shimmering lagoons fringed by golden beaches. It is a haven where lush vegetation blends into the cobalt blue of the ocean.


English is the official language in Mauritius and is widely understood and spoken. French and Creole are used in everyday life.


The Island is ideally located and virtually in the centre of the Southern Indian Ocean (GMT +4) which reduces the time differences between its main markets. Mauritius is two hours ahead of South African time April through to October and three hours ahead of South Africa end October to end March when they change their clocks to allow for daylight saving time.


Mauritius is a year-round destination. The island enjoys a mild tropical climate with average temperatures varying between 20°C and 32°C. For local travel weather information see

Shopping Hours

Port Louis
Monday to Friday: 09h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: 09h00 – 12h00

Curepipe & Rose Hill
Monday to Friday: 09h00 – 18h00 (Excl. Thursday)
Thursday & Sunday 09h00 – 12h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00

Banking Hours

Monday to Thursday: 09h15 – 15h15
Friday: 09h15 – 17h15
Saturdays: 09h30 – 11h30
(Commercial banks are closed on Sundays)


Voltage: 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada are 110-120 Volts), Primary Socket Types Euro, Schuko & British


The tipping regime is not invasive or compulsory and still remains a gesture of genuine appreciation from you as the guest. As a general guide, anything between 50 and 200 rupees for any particular service such as taxi ride, is more than sufficient. Tipping “as you go” in the hotel is not required and you can simply add on an appropriate amount say 5% - 10% of you incidental expenses when you pay your bill on departure. Government tax is already added to bills.

Health Requirements

Before travelling to Mauritius, please consult with your doctor, Physician or travel clinic of any updated health requirements. The Island is Malaria and Yellow fever free. Visitors who have passed through Yellow Fever areas (Kenya and Tanzania) will be requested to produce their yellow fever vaccinations.


It is highly recommended that travel insurance is purchased prior to departure in case of accident or illness. Mauritius is adequate for general medical complaints, but critical conditions will require international medical attention.


The local currency is the Mauritian rupee. You can exchange your foreign currency at all Mauritian banks, at hotels, as well as at the airport. Alternatively you can draw cash on your credit card at an ATM. We recommend you change the currency in Mauritius. Approximately USD100.00 in Mauritian Rupees would be more than enough for the duration of your stay. You can also pay with Euro’s, South African Rand and USD but please be aware that the locals may take advantage of this and charge you at an unfavorable rate of exchange.


Exempted materials: Used clothes and personal items and other articles already used that is required for the stay; 250 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco; 1 litre of spirits and 2 litres of wine or beer, 25 cl of perfume. Guns and bullets must be declared. A permit from veterinary service of the ministry of agriculture is required for import of living animals. Dogs and cats must be quarantined for six months as from the date of their arrival. For flowers plants or fresh fruits, permits must be obtained from the ministry of agriculture prior to the importation. Import of sugar cane is strictly prohibited. Permit for delivery/inspection of plants and animals: Ministry of Agriculture, Reduit, Tel : (230) 454 1091

Visas & Passports


As this information changes on a regular basis, we suggest that you contact your local Mauritian consulate to verify passport and visa information.


  1. Nationals that do not require visas, must produce a valid passport (validity of 6 months from date of entry) at the time of entry.
  2. Visitors are permitted to land for a stay not exceeding three months provided they have in their possession a valid passport duly visaed, return or onward passage tickets and adequate funds
  3. Issuance of visa requires at least one month
  4. No fee is claimed for issuance of visa.
  5. Visa required, except for:
    • (a) holders of British Passports endorsed “British Citizen” or “British Dependent Territories Citizen”,
    • (b) Nationals of: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany Utd, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Papua, New Guinea, Portugal, Qatar, Samoa (Western), San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore.
    • (c) Solomon isl, South Africa, Spain, St. Christopher, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, U.S.A., Vanuatu, Vatican City, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  6. A visa of 2 weeks will be issued upon arrival to holders of passport from the countries mentioned above as well as citizens of Europe. Any extensions must be requested at the ''Passport and Immigration Office'' Sterling House, Port Louis only if these foreigners have a valid return ticket or travel document internationally recognized and enough funds to cover the cost of their stay.
  7. Nationals of all other countries require a visa to enter Mauritius.
  8. Indian Nationals: Original passport required.


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Mauritius is so much more than a tropical beach holiday destination. Aside from its magnificent coastlines, ash-white beach sand and never-ending sapphire ocean, the island is also a rich cultural hub of history, landmarks and tradition.


The easiest, but in our view the least enjoyable, way of seeing something of the Island is to hitch up on one of the guided excursions. Please discuss “getting around” safely with your travel designer. The tours are all quite reasonably priced and it is usually best to check what is on offer from each hotel. The bigger hotels have representative desks. Whilst at the smaller hotels, they will only visit for a few hours each day. The second option is to hire a car for a couple of days. Driving is on the left. The roads are pretty reasonable and Mauritian driver are generally fairly safe, but the maps and the signposting can be a little erratic particularly if you stray off the main routes. As long as you have a good sense of direction, you are not in a hurry and are reasonably adventurous then self driving is not a problem. If you are contemplating this option don’t forget to take your driving license which is recognized on the Island. You are required to drive with your driving license at all times. An International driving license, although valid is not a pre-requisite. The third option and is possibly the best one is to hire a car and a driver for the day. It is not overly expensive and usually around USD150.00 for the day. This way you are guaranteed not to get lost. The drivers are very amenable, easy going and well versed about the various attractions, and will chat away if required or remain tactfully silent if you are non-committal. They will also wait for as long as you want when you stop for visits, lunch, shopping and so on.

Rhumerie De Chamarel

In the south-west of Mauritius, in the heart of a fertile valley, lies the Rhumerie de Chamarel. Situated in the “Coloured Earths of Chamarel”, one of Mauritius’ most popular attractions, the road to the Rhumerie is lined with sugar plantations, growing side by side with pineapples. It is a sight to behold and a feast for the senses. Steeped in authenticity, the Rhumerie offers guests a guided tour of the distillery and rum tasting. Don’t forget to visit L’Alchimiste restaurant for a delicious traditional meal.

L’Aventure Du Sucre

Travel back in time and visit this fully restored sugarcane factory. Explore the intriguing world of sugar production and how central it is to the island’s culture.

Casela Bird Park

No trip to an exotic island would be complete without marveling at its bird life. More than 2 500 birds, of 140 species, inhabit the Casela Bird Park. Among the specimens from five continents, the Mauritian Pink Pigeon is one of the rarest birds in the world. Choose a quad or a Segway to travel around the park on a guided excursion.

Pamplemousse's Botanical Gardens

The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens at Pamplemousses are just north of Port Louis. Although not up to comparisons with Kew, they are lovely and peaceful and are famous for their giant water lilies and talipot palms, which flower just once in their 60-year life. You will find the gardens are cool and relaxing after the heat of the beaches. The gardens were started in 1735 as the Governor’s vegetable patch! Over the years, exotic palms and shrubs have been planted. Nothing is labeled but if you are interested in identification, there are plenty of guides who are eager to show you round; you shouldn’t pay more than MRs 200 for a guide, although they will certainly demand more!

Domaine les Pailles

This is a superb living museum of Mauritian life. It has an old fully working sugar mill like those that were once found throughout the island. There is also a small safari park, miniature railway, craft workshops and an exotic garden. Domaine les Pailles is also the very best place to sample the amazing variety of Mauritian cuisine, with no fewer than five restaurants, each dedicated to a different national theme.

Cap Malheureux and the North Coast

The northern coastal road is very attractive and will take you through the tiny fishing village of Cap Malhereux and Pereybere, a busy little place with an attractive public beach and a few cafes. There are some beautiful homes along this stretch of coastline worth millions of Mauritian rupees! Take one of the minor roads off the coast road and you will be surrounded by sugar cane, still Mauritius’ number one cash crop. The fields seem endless and the plants at least twice the height of a standard car! We would suggest having lunch at Paradise Cove Hotel. (Tel 204 4000) You would need to pre-book. Their lunch menu is predominantly seafood and the setting is charming.

Grand Baie

After Cap Malhereux, continue along the coastal road to Grand Baie. Grand Baie is a lively bustling village with travel agencies, banks, restaurants, bars and a shopping mall called Sunset Boulevard. It also offers some good tax-free shopping. The bay itself is very attractive with a panoramic view over the turquoise water. Should you need it for anything, there is a good supermarket called Super U with parking. There are plenty of restaurants within a 15 minute radius of Grand Baie which we can personally recommend and they are Le Capitaine which is very reasonably priced and has lovely sea view and specializes in seafood (Tel 263 8108) or Le Bistro du Bacchus. After Grand Baie, continue along the coastal road past Pointe aux Cannoniers and onto the beautiful public beach at Mon Choisy. Le Pescatore Restaurant, between Grand Baie and Mon Choisy is one of the best restaurants on the island and, as the name suggests, they specialize in seafood. The setting is fabulous as are their prices. If you are interested in purchasing paintings or prints of Mauritius, we would recommend Gallery Helene de Senville (Tel: 00230 263 7426) which is near Trou aux Biches. She has a selection of mostly Mauritian art, some done in a traditional style, including very attractive land and seascapes of the island. She also has shops at the Caudan Centre in Port Louis and one in Curepipe. Beautiful children’s clothes, smocking dresses and pyjamas that are exported to Europe and to shops like Harrods, can be purchased for a third of the UK price at La Maison Broderie, almost opposite the gallery. Great for Christmas and birthday shopping!

Port Louis

Port Louis is the bustling capital of Mauritius, bursting with a colourful history and a soulful character. Port Louis reflects the cosmopolitan population that is Mauritius, with fantastic markets that exude the aroma of exotic spices and offer all sorts of treasures. For more high-end and designer finds, visit the Caudan Waterfront.

Ile aux Cerfs

This island is a public beach, only a ten minute boat ride from Le Touessrok Hotel on the east coast. It is truly beautiful and regularly features in posters and advertising campaigns for Mauritius. A spectacular lagoon with white, palm fringed beaches and every conceivable type of water sport is available here, including speedboats, excursions and crewed catamaran trips to the reef. There are two restaurants and a few stalls selling local crafts. However avoid it at weekends as it gets very crowded with locals and gets quite touristy.


This is a bustling country town, almost in the centre of the hilly interior. If you are on a tour going to the south of the island, to Black River Gorge or Grand Bassin, it is probably worth a stop. The shops are very good and are usually cheaper than those in the more touristy areas like Grand Baie or The Caudan Centre in Port Louis.

Black River Gorge National Park

This is well worth a trip as the scenery is spectacular and, at various viewpoints, you get some panoramic views over the gorges to the coastline and reefs. Visit the Chamarel Falls, which, at 100 meters, are the highest in Mauritius. Further down the same dirt road you will find the Chamarel Colored Earth, which is an area with seven distinct layers of different colored earth, caused by cooling molten lava.

Le Morne

This is a majestic rock mountain in the far southwest that stands over a peninsula occupied by Le Paradis Hotel. The drive down to Le Paradis from the Chamarel Falls is spectacular. We would highly recommend lunch at The Varangue Sur Morne Restaurant.


Chamarel is an exquisite gorge that unfolds below your feet to reveal undulating colours of green, blue, red and yellow. A nearby waterfall plunges into the gorge and reveals luscious vegetation surrounding the entire area. This is a must-visit.


One of the main fishing centres in Mauritius and a lovely spot to shop for bargains.

Grand Bassin

One of the natural wonders Mauritius is most famous for is a collection of natural lakes that rest in a volcanic crater. The local Hindu population considers it a holy place of worship. Don’t miss out on a visit to this wondrous, soul-reviving place.

Valley of Ferney

Take a look at history and wildlife in the region. See how ecotourism and responsible conservation have protected the island’s rare and beautiful fauna and flora.

Escale Creole

Experience the very best of Mauritian hospitality at this table d’hôte, and taste the lively and vibrant flavours of genuine, homemade Creole cuisine.


Since the country was declared a Duty Free destination, Mauritius has become one of the world’s most coveted shopping attractions. Luxury goods, designer clothing, cameras and electronics – shopping up a storm is much more fun at duty free prices!

  1. The Grand Bazaar in Grand Bay. Choose from row upon row of casual and formal clothing, beautiful linen, crafts and much more, at smile-worthy prices.
  2. Floreal Square houses a Textile Museum and a café. Twelve factory and duty free shops will ensure you are spoiled for choice of adult and children’s wear, home ware, silk, jewellery, handmade carpets and fine food.
  3. The Mauritius Glass Gallery in Pont Fer Phoenix. So much more than a shopping hub, here you can watch as skilled craftsmen bring recycled glass back to life using traditional techniques.
  4. Caudan Waterfront. A modern precinct known for its designer shops and duty free jewellery but also for its cosmopolitan craft market, covering two floors of spices, souvenirs, basketry and craftsmen at work.
  5. Gallerie des Iles in Curepipe. If you appreciate culture and art, this is a must.



If you can tear yourself away from the beach to explore the island of Mauritius, you’re in for the adventure of a lifetime. Connect to the raw wonders of nature and discover secrets in deep ravines and towering volcanic peaks. Join a tour at Eau Bleue Waterfalls for abseiling, mountain bike riding and kayaking. Hop on a ‘big cat' for a day-cruise to the islands off the north of Mauritius, east to Ile aux Cerfs or west from Rivière Noire to Ile aux Bénitiers. Indulge in your spirit of adventure with quad biking expeditions in the lush hilltop greenery of Valriche to the south-west. Smart two-seater quad bikes are perfect for an adrenaline-filled ride through the lush vegetation, over rivers and through streams at an exhilarating pace. Excursions are subject to a minimum number of participants.

Parc Aventure

Test your resilience and bravery with an expedition through a natural forested area where you can meander along shady paths and lose yourself in the lush forestry of the region. Cross footbridges high above the trees and enjoy the view beneath you.

Les Cerfs Volants – Zip Line Cable Ride

See the sugar cane fields, waterfalls, forests and rivers like you’ve never seen them before! Fly through the trees on a zip-line cable ride that stretches 2km over the Rivière des Galets. An extraordinary highlight of this adventure is a hidden spot surrounded by high trees and a magnificent waterfall, where you can enjoy a swim in the coolest, purest water you’ve ever experienced.

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Mauritius Properties

  • C Mauritius

    Nestled along a beautiful beach on the east coast of Mauritius, C Mauritius is ideally positioned for guests to enjoy island living, footsteps away from the Indian Ocean. Elegant, yet casual and relaxed, this all-inclusive hotel offers a warm ambiance created by raw materials, local furniture and crafts. C Mauritius is a nature-inspired, vibrant hotel with a fine selection of food, refreshments and welcoming outlets; inviting guests to relax, enjoy and relish the present and seek the future in a social and vivid atmosphere. The resort is located exactly 50 kilometers away from the airport – a 60 minute vehicle transfer or alternatively, a 15 minute helicopter transfer.

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  • LUX* Grand Gaube

    A pioneering vision from designer Kelly Hoppen delivers an eclectic retro-chic lifestyle that’s effortlessly sophisticated, yet blissfully informal. Amidst lush tropical gardens, LUX* Grand Gaube is enveloped by undulating coves, the calmest of lagoons and is blessed with two tranquil beaches and two spectacular swimming pools.

    From generously proportioned rooms with balconies or terraces, to romantic junior suites and showstopper villas with private pools and gardens - all come complete with Indian Ocean vistas and our legendary LUX* hospitality.

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    Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa, Mauritius

    Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa

    A place, and people, devoted purely to pleasure, Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa intuitively satisfies all the senses…

    Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa is a boutique lifestyle resort, 36 –acre, with an award-winning spa located around a pristine horseshoe coral sand cove, on the largely untouched south coast of Mauritius near the small town of St Felix. Transfer time is a comfortable 40 minutes from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport.

    The Resort has one of the island’s nicest beaches, and can be visited all year round. During the winter periods of June, July and August, the weather can be temperamental during the mornings, but soon clears to a beautiful warm temperature. 

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  • Four Seasons at Anahita

    Four Seasons at Anahita

    Located in the heart of Mauritius, Four Seasons Resort at Anahita welcomes guests to a luxurious tropical sanctuary. The resort is divided between the mangrove-fringed mainland and its 11-acre private island, which overlooks a sheltered lagoon and features three beaches.

    Everything natural, modern, rustic and luxurious – you’ll find it at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, a secluded and spacious luxury resort where you can spend all day coasting across the water in your own sailing boat, tour a former sugar plantation, make friends with a giant tortoise, and afterwards fall asleep under the stars.  

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  • The Oberoi

    The Oberoi 

    The Oberoi, Mauritius lies along the Baie aux Tortues or Turtle Bay on the island’s curvaceous north-west Coast in over 20 acres of beautiful, subtropical award winning gardens and with an impressive 600 metres of beachfront. The hotel also houses four national monuments that date back to the French Colonial period and together make up a battery that was an integral part of the defence system of Mauritius. The main gunpowder store now serves as an exclusive dining space.

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  • Constance Belle Mare Plage

    Constance Belle Mare Plage

    Situated along one of the most beautiful beaches on the island Constance Belle Mare Plage offers an extensive array of amenities and is the ideal location for golfers with its two 18-holes championship golf courses. The resort is located directly on a 2 km long white sandy beach, set in tropical gardens of almost 15 hectares. Two 18-hole championship golf courses stretch for another 140 hectares. The beach is protected by an offshore coral reef making it ideal for swimming, water sports and snorkelling. This Resort is a favourite with Families...

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    Beachcomber - Royal Palm

    Beachcomber – The Royal Palm

    Member of the Leading Hotels of the World

    Located on a prime beach location in the North of the Islands and near the village of Grand Bay,The Royal Palm, is undeniably one of the finest hotels in the Indian Ocean – With only 69 suites for optimum privacy – it is no wonder that it’s loyal and discerning clientele including royals, political leaders, movie stars and sports stars return year after year to immerse themselves in the understated lavishness of this tropical haven.

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  • One&Only Le Saint Géran

    One&Only Le Saint Géran has undergone an incredible transformation that retains all we have loved about her, and unlocks everything we imagined she could be. The exclusive feel of her private peninsula lives on, with a pristine beachfront and calm lagoon unlike any other resort on the island. Meanwhile, the fresh injection of style and energy brings you infinitely closer to the natural wonders that abound, and fortifies her position as the Mauritian icon of today. Every room and suite features enhanced outdoor space, furnished with elegant yet comfortable lounges facing stunning ocean, beach or lagoon views.

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  • Beachcomber - Dinarobin

    Beachcomber - Dinarobin

    Dinarobin’s location is among the most stunning in Mauritius, (at the foot of Le Morne Mountain) which makes this hotel that much more desired by discerning guests.  What makes the accommodation at this hotel so special is that it is exclusively suites: Junior Suites, Club Junior Suites, Club Junior Beachfront Suites and Club Senior Beachfront Suites. The ocean views from Dinarobin’s characteristically deep verandahs, give each suite the feeling of a private seaside home.

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  • Sofitel So Maurtius

    Sofitel So Mauritius

    Lush vegetation, a turquoise lagoon, a quietly flowing stream…Sofitel So Mauritius stands on the southern coast of the island in one of nature’s most ideallic settings.

    Architect Lek Bunnag has designed a radiant venue that celebrates the magnificence of nature and brilliantly blurs barriers between indoors and out. Exclusive creations and collections by Kenzo TAKADA superbly highlight the purity of Lek Bunnag’s modern décor. Inspired textiles, decorative objects, tableware, and beach accessories contribute vibrant touches of color to this immaculate paradise.

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    Beachcomber - Trou aux Biches

    Beachcomber – Trou aux Biches Resort & Spa

    The famed and leading eco-friendly resort underwent a billion rand revamp in 2010 – the biggest resort development in Mauritius to date.

    Located on 2 kilometres of beach and near the bustling centre of Grand Bay, the hotel unfolds its magnificent suites and villas. Villas and Beachfront suites have private swimming pools. Junior, Family and Tropical Junior suites built in crescents with a swimming pool area at the centre of each crescent.

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  • St Regis

    St. Regis Resort

    On the south-western side of the island, the soft white sands of Le Morne Beach and its turquoise lagoon create a magical setting where lavishly appointed accommodations and pampering converge amid the many charms of Maurtius. The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is a five star luxury resort with 172 guest rooms and suites with breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean waters.

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    Sugar Beach

    Sugar Beach

    On the leeward western coast of Mauritius, with almost a kilometre of sandy beaches, the Sugar Beach resort faces the turquoise waters of a beautiful blue lagoon. This five star hotel in Mauritius has a contemporary plantation-style architecture, reminiscent of a colonial mansion.

    Sugar Beach embraces “Variety is a Spice of Life” and offers guests the choice of 4 cosmopolitan restaurants. Authentic or sophisticated Mediterranean, Asian and of course Mauritian cuisine is the pride of the Sugar Beach kitchens. The dress code in the Sugar Beach restaurants is ‘tropical chic’. Guests are asked to dress for dinner; gentlemen are required to wear long trousers and a shirt with a collar.

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  • 20 Degrees Sud

    20 degrees Sud

    Hidden behind an impressive oak carriage entrance door and concealed within an old coconut grove bordering the water’s edge, lies one of the best kept secrets of Mauritius - the Boutique Hotel 20°Sud, the first on the island to offer both the luxury and excellence of a five-star establishment within the dimensions of an attractive, privately run hotel.

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    Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa

    Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa Mauritius

    Nestled in a lush tropical garden surrounded by sugarcane fields and mountains at the rear, and a white sandy beach skirting the turquoise Indian Ocean at the front, the resort is designed with a romantic and typically Mauritian feel. The architecture has a laid-back tropical appeal that evokes memories of days gone-by, whilst maintaining a sophisticated quality in keeping with the standards of a 5 Star Resort.

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  • Long Beach

    Long Beach

    A luxury hotel in Mauritius, the Long Beach nestles on the edge of one of the East Island’s longest, widest and most beautiful natural beaches. Contemporary and chic, the Long Beach has been built around the concept of “Italian life”. The lively central Square has an air of the Dolce Vita, the real heart of the hotel, surrounded by restaurants, bars and boutiques.

    The modern architecture, high ceilings, pastel colours, luxurious gardens, natural forms and traditional Mauritian building materials come together perfectly and melt into the sublime natural décor of this little slice of heaven on the Island’s East Coast. The hotel’s rooms have wonderful views over the crystal-clear waters of the lagoon, the coral reef and the Indian Ocean beyond.

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    LUX* Belle Mare

    Fresh and forward-looking, LUX* Belle Mare promises a stylish contemporary spin on luxury hospitality. Tucked away in beautifully landscaped tropical gardens near the sleepy village of Belle Mare, this modern Mauritius boutique resort lives on a glorious stretch of the east coast. Designer Kelly Hoppen breathed inspiration into the interiors, and it's as seductive to honeymooners as fun for multi-generational and family escapes.

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  • LUX* Le Morne

    Sheltered at the foot of rugged, majestic Le Morne, this is where to tune in with nature. Wildlife is all around, as is the most dramatic of backdrops—and it’s only a few steps from bed to relaxing under a palm tree by the sea. Set on one of Mauritius’ most attractive lagoon-facing spots, this five-star hotel is on the wilder UNESCO-protected south-west side of the island, with a lookout celebrated for the spectacular sunsets.

    Fringed by miles of sandy beaches, this is the best address for climbing Le Morne, exploring Black River Gorges National Park, and for barefoot walks and bicycle rides. Feeling lazy? Don’t feel guilty about staying anchored at this boutique resort—it has four pools, a tempting spa and chalets dotted around the tropical gardens.

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    Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort

    An incredible sunrise and stunning sunset begin and end the day in full view from each exquisite guest room and suite. Flavours from east and west find new expression at the hands of talented chefs who transform fresh catch and island harvests into celebrated cuisine. Signature Navasana Spa enlivens body and spirit with luxurious pampering.  Surrender to the beauty of Bel Ombre by the sea where refined relaxation embraces you at Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort.

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  • Angsana Balaclava

    Angsana Balaclava

    A vibrant world of romance and exotic experience awaits you at Angsana Balaclava Mauritius. Enjoy refreshing island air. Take in brilliant ocean views. Face amazing sunsets with your loved one. Relax on a secluded beach. Live in one of 52  luxurious private suites and villas.

    With water sports for the thrill seeker and a lovely seaside village just next door, Angsana Balaclava Mauritius resort is set in Turtle Bay, Mauritius. With excellent facilities, award-winning spa, numerous water sports to select, you will find in this resort the answer to your quest for modern adventure. 

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    Beachcomber - Le Victoria

    Beachcomber – Le Victoria

    Le Victoria is a spacious beachside resort in Mauritius. The resort is located due west on the coast of Mauritius, and is conveniently situated between the tourist hub of Grand Baie and Port Louis, the capital city. Facing the splendid sunsets, Le Victoria is one of the most popular family resorts in Mauritius. Renowned for its spacious sea-facing rooms, a laid-back atmosphere and a wide range of activities for both children and teenagers, the hotel encompasses a lifestyle to appeal to all ages.

    For your dream wedding and honeymoon contact us for special offers! 

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  • Ambre


    Located in Palmar, on the east coast of Mauritius, the contemporary 4 star  adults only "Ambre - All Inclusive Resort" lies on the length of a beautiful and sheltered sunny bay. Its magnificent white sandy beach is almost 700 metres long, and faces the turquoise waters of a lagoon and the Indian Ocean beyond, ideal for couples. This inviting bay is perfect for swimming and discovering exotic marine fauna. The elegant and colourful guest rooms, most with sea-views, are scattered in the heart of the tropical vegetation of the leafy gardens.

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    La Pirogue

    La Pirogue 

    Renowned for its authenticity, the celebrated La Pirogue hotel and spa is well versed in the art of Mauritian hospitality. This 4 star Mauritian hotel has enjoyed a solid reputation for romance and excellent service since its creation in 1976. With its warm atmosphere, wonderful beach, exquisite restaurants, lively bars, high-end Aura Spa and the possibility of having a go at all kinds of recreational and sporting activities, this mythical Mauritian hotel promises guests a memorable holiday. All of their Mauritian bungalows have their own private, comfortably furnished rooms and a terrace looking out into the majestic coconut grove that stretches as far as the white sands of the beach.

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  • Paradise Cove

    Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel

    Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel offers a unique and innovative concept to its guests: you&me moments.

    It is an adult* exclusive hotel for couples, honeymooners and friends alike, thus guaranteeing a peaceful and tranquil holiday in Mauritius. you&me can choose to discover the hotel, its surroundings and its activities, to be together or to do as much or as little as one wishes… moments to cherish… moments which will turn into unforgettable memories…

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