Mauritius is certainly beautiful with its majestic mountains and rich greenery filling every corner on the island. However, the landscape is not just what makes this place so breathtaking, the local people are warm, kind people with big smiles. They welcome you into their homeland as they too are proud of its beauty. For anyone visiting Mauritius, it soon becomes evident what this pride is rooted in. With its spectacular lagoons, blinding white beaches and delicious cuisines, Mauritius easily ticks the boxes of anyone’s definition of paradise. Here is The Peaks lowdown on where is best to stay in Mauritius:
Currently in Phase 1 of its post pandemic recovery, fully vaccinated tourists are able to enjoy a resort holiday in Mauritius. You will be free to explore the beautiful island after day 7. In October, Phase 2 rolls out, where vaccinated travellers will need to present a negative test on arrival but will be free to roam on arrival!
Shanti Maurice is a five star boutique lifestyle beach resort located around a pristine horseshoe coral sand cove, on the largely untouched south coast of Mauritius. Perfect for both families and couples, Shanti Maurice comprises of 61 spacious Suites and Villas, spread across 36 acres of fragrant tropical gardens. Shanti Maurice also has 6 beachfront villas and 11 sea view villas, all overlooking the Indian Ocean with private pools, outdoor rain showers and dining pavilions or ‘Salas’. The hotel also offers six different culinary options with a dine-around option within Half Board.
Constance Prince Maurice
Designed by architectural mastermind Jean Marc Eynaud and designed David Edwards, Constance Prince Maurice is where style, space and architectural designs create the perfect hotel lifestyle. Spend your days in tranquillity amidst the lush tropical greenery or by the infinity pool, everything about the design of the resort instils a sense of peace. By night the structure of the hotel glows from the warm lighting positioned to harmonise with the natural surroundings. Beds stand high above floor level to help the circulation of Qi; internal concrete columns are used to create the concentration of energy in the centre of the Archipel restaurant. 15 minutes away from the airport via helicopter, Prince Maurice allows guests to enjoy unspoiled luxury between lake and lagoon and let the everyday simply slip away.
SALT of Palmar
If you ever felt like you wanted to do Mauritius different then Salt by Palmar will definitely provide. An eco-friendly boutique hotel, you can stay in one of their select, vibrantly designed 59 rooms, either within the lush gardens, poolside by the crystal-clear waters or right on the beach with spectacular ocean views. Awaken to the scent of freshly baked baguettes from their bakery or head to Raw for delicious plant-based dishes. There’s run clubs, swim clubs and a whole heap of outdoor activities ready for you to bask in the Mauritian sunshine and carpe the diem!
LUX* Le Morne
Blessed with the best sunset of the island, life’s a beach at LUX* Le Morne, located on the tip of the island at the foot of Le Morne mountain, a UNESCO Heritage landmark. No more than a few steps separate your bed from the coconut palm-studded beach. Expect service with a smile, morning walks on the beach, freshly-caught sea urchin, hikes along the nearby trails of the Black River Gorges National Park, hours spent basking in the sun and frequent dips in the warm sea. Once indoors, enjoy the feel of solid wooden floors beneath your feet, as you breath in the scent of wild orchids drifting in on the gentle sea breeze. Every element of LUX* Le Morne is designed for simplicity and comfort, from the luxurious Sleep Tight beds to the elegant décor. Although ideal for couples, they’ve certainly made sure there’s always something for the whole family to enjoy with the vast array of unique activities on offer.
LUX* Grand Gaube
Mauritius is shamelessly abundant in every tropical-paradise cliché, from palm-tree-strung hammocks to feet-in-the-sand dining under the stars. Add to that chirping tree frogs and singing birds. Treat yourself to a relaxing time in LUX* Me spa or one of the crystal-clear pools. Nestled around the lagoon, LUX* Grand Gaube, allows guests to enjoy all the fun of authentic island life for a memorable stay. 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 legendary LUX* hospitality. Live cooking stations at the Palm Court, Peruvian and Argentinian cuisine at INTI, authentic Creole flavours at Banyan and a Turkish twist at Bodrum Blue; resort living has never looked or tasted so good.
LUX* Belle Mare
Offering surprises at every corner, LUX* Belle Mare guarantees an unforgettable family holiday on the idyllic island of Mauritius. Fresh and forward-looking, the resort promises a stylish contemporary spin on 5 star 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. Picture uninterrupted soul-stirring sea views, powder-soft sands, beryl-blue waters and coconut palms swaying gently in the breeze. Home to the island’s largest swimming pool where the terrace gently buzzes by day and feels Balearic by night. Dine on Chinese street-food flavours prepared with fine-dining flair, while Amari by Vineet sets new standards for modern Indian cuisine. Instagram enthusiasts adore the ice-cream parlour, the rustic rum shack, beer academy and DJ-soundtracked cocktails at Beach Rouge—or switch off and indulge in sweet-scented LUX* Me spa treatments, work on your swing at one of three world-class golf courses or explore the marine life waiting in the lagoon. Expect vibrant cosmopolitan personality, authentic island life, every five-star perk and plenty of surprises.
The Residence Mauritius is situated on the east coast of Mauritius along a mile-long beach of immaculate white sand, fringed by the azure Indian Ocean and tropical gardens – an idyllic retreat for your unreserved relaxation. Inspired by the island’s stately turn-of-the-century plantation houses, this gorgeous Mauritius resort blends modern elegance with classic, colonial –inspired style that envelops you in an endearing sense of nostalgia. You will love waking up in comfortable and charming rooms, with attentive service worthy of the grand houses of yesteryear. When it comes to dining, expect exotic Creole cuisine that captures the incredible potpourri of island flavours. Head out for some soulful relaxation within the serene spa sanctuary, there really is an endless playground of attractions and activities to be found in the island’s unique mix of cultures and stunning landscapes. Whether you seek a romantic escape with your loved one or a spectacular beach getaway with your family, The Residence Mauritius will enthral you under the warm glow of the Mauritian sun.
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