The vibrant, volcanic island of Mauritius has been providing visitors with 5 star luxury on picture-perfect white sand beaches for over 20 years.
Belle Mare’s 10km stretch of powder sand is an excellent spot for watersports whilst more secluded resorts in the south provide honeymooners with their very own tropical hideaway. But there is much more to this island than first meets the eye.
The lively mercantile capital, Port Louis, is an intriguing melting pot of Indian, French, Creole and Chinese influences, whilst smaller towns like pretty Quatre Bornes are great for market browsing and befriending locals. The island’s interior is also well worth exploring, particularly Black River Gorges National Park, where you can trek through dense virgin forest and stumble across secret waterfalls. Luxury accommodation has been Mauritius’ forte for years, so there’s something to suit everyone’s needs whether you’re on honeymoon, a romantic getaway or family holiday.
The 64 acre sanctuary of Mauritius’ Four Seasons resort remains a firm favourite for those looking for a romantic retreat. Guests will enjoy the privacy of the individual villas with private pools and mangrove edged gardens as well as the resort’s ample restaurants, entertainment and activities. Known for round-the-clock impeccable service, couples in need of pampering should head to the Oberoi Mauritius, where winding paths and Balinese style statues guide you to beautifully appointed villas and terrace pavilions offering panoramic views of the ocean, or The Residence Mauritius, which offers refined colonial style accommodation and private butler service. For all out luxury, the One&Only Le Saint Géran is legendary in Mauritius, a sophisticated and elegant hotel located on a private peninsula fringed by over a mile of white sandy beaches. Suitable for both families and couples, this is a place where nothing is understated – accommodation is all-suite with private butler service – from the expansive Junior Suites and Ocean Suites to the fully staffed Villa.
Mauritius has some of the world’s best family-friendly hotels, with great childcare and activities, family villas and connecting rooms. Some of our favourite family hotels include LUX*Belle Mare, which is not only ideal for young kids – with the fantastic kids club, flexibility on meal times and meal options, plus the amazing sandy beach – but also great for teens and adults with the free watersports on offer, stunning restaurants and top class spa facilities. Set in a beautiful location on the east coast of the island with spacious and luxurious rooms, The Residence Mauritius is also a great choice for a more luxurious family holiday – the peaceful atmosphere will ensure you relax and enjoy your holiday while the children spend time in the Dolphin Club. For a more ‘Mauritian’ feel, Constance Le Prince Maurice fuses together French, Creole and Feng Shui design to create an opulent tropical hideaway. Parents can send the kids off to ‘Le Petite Prince’s’ club and spend days on the beach, in the large outdoor pool or rejuvenating in the Guerlain spa.