Over 100 years ago, when Mark Twain visited the exotic island of Mauritius, he quoted a local as saying “Mauritius was made first and then heaven, and heaven was copied after Mauritius.” Fast forward to the present day, and the island nation retains its heavenly qualities — gorgeous beaches, picturesque views in every direction, and balmy tropical weather. Fortunately for travelers, there are plenty of resorts on the island where you can see for yourself. Here are 10 dreamy Mauritius hotels where you can find your own piece of paradise.
Preskil Beach Resort
Situated on its own private peninsula, this breathtaking beach resort will have you living out your tropical fantasies. The resort features colonial style villas and penthouses that overlook its turquoise lagoon, the Indian Ocean, and Lion Mountain. One of the best amenities is the Ylang Spa (located in the middle of the hotel), which specializes in warm baths in petals of tropical flowers.
Sofitel Mauritius L’Imperial Resort & Spa
Like most Sofitel locations, this outpost in Mauritius brings together top-notch luxury and standout service. There are 191 rooms on site, including 48 suites, most with incredible views of the Indian Ocean. The rooms also feature the sophisticated decor that Sofitel is known for, such as plush, colorful couches, sleek bathrooms, and ultra-soft beds. Guests also have access to the fab Asian-themed spa, large swimming pool, and gorgeous grounds.
Constance Belle Mare Plage
Travelers coming with their whole family will enjoy this laid-back hotel that’s just an hour from the international airport. There are 214 upmarket rooms, but the well-planned layout gives each of them more of a cozy intimacy than you would expect. Fun amenities include two golf courses, a 2km beach, four swimming pools and several yummy restaurants.
LUX Le Morne
Named after the Le Morne Brabant peak (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) that flanks the back of the property, this outstanding hotel has one of the most scenic locations on the entire island. Lovely chalets dot the tropical grounds of the hotel, allowing for a luxurious and relaxing stay. Guests at the hotel will enjoy swimming with dolphins in the lagoon just steps from their room, along with taking strolls through the nearby flora.
The St. Regis
With outstanding ocean views and soft white sand, this 5-star resort is without a doubt one of the best in Mauritius. There are 172 guest rooms on site, each beautifully appointed with modern decor and private terraces. Many travelers heading to this hotel love to take part in the scuba diving, kite surfing, and snorkeling on offer. Of course, one can just lounge around the pool and enjoy dining at any of St. Regis’ five restaurants and bars.
Four Seasons Resort
Many world travelers have come to trust the Four Seasons name — and for good reason. From its perfect setting to its activities like golf and snorkeling, this secluded location offers everything somebody coming to the island nation could want. The 136 villas and residences all feature lovely views of the pool or the ocean and come furnished with elegant decor. Guests will also get to meet some of the resort’s special residents — four Aldabra giant tortoises.
Just 15km from the capital, Port Louis, this luxury resort is the perfect spot for exploring all Mauritus has to offer. The villas and pavilions are situated on 20 acres of lush gardens, and are right next to a natural marine park, and a coral reef. There’s also two large pools on site, along with a swanky spa that travelers rave about.
One&Only Le Saint Geran
Surrounded by towering palm trees and located on a sandy peninsula, this 60-acre resort will have guests completely pampered. There are kids programs, complimentary water sports, a Gary Player designed golf course, and an exclusive spa to indulge in as much as you like. The suites are all decorated with hardwood and tile, seamlessly blending in with the lush surroundings.
Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort
Having recently re-opened in November 2015, this hotel sports a chic new look worth checking out. The resort is situated on Trou d’Eau Douce Bay, offering uninterrupted views and an endless amount of activities for the water sports enthusiast. All of the 200 rooms have been tastefully decorated with indigenous materials and a contemporary style, allowing for optimal relaxation as guests look out over the water.
Constance Le Prince Maurice
Located on the east side of the island, this posh hotel offers some of the best luxury in Mauritius. There are 88 suites and villas (many situated over the water) surrounded by impeccable landscaping and a mangrove forest. Like the Constance Belle Mare Plage, you can expect to be treated like a star here, with amenities like a large pool, sailboats and kayaks.
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