Mauritius is famous for its idyllic white sand beaches that encircle the island. As a result it is a popular winter sun and honeymoon destination for visitors from across the world but especially Europe. Accommodation is mostly 5* with the large chain hotels occupying most of the prime beach front locations.
Location is one of the most important factors in choosing a hotel with the west coast hotels that are sheltered from the Indian Ocean the most popular.
North Coast Hotels, Mauritius
Known for its warm temperature throughout the year the northern region of the island, especially Grand Baie (Grand Bay) is a lively tourist spot, with bustling night-life, amazing coastal beaches, and a wide range of restaurants that offer a chance to sample the local dishes.
The 3 km stretch of sublime white sandy beach, emerald blue shallow, reef-protected water is backed by casuarina trees and makes a nice change from the confines of the resort hotels. There are 2 golf centres in the vicinity but for anyone wanting a golf holiday in Mauritius we would recommend staying further south.
West Coast Hotels, Mauritius
The sheltered waters of the west coast offer amazing diving and visibility in the calm waters. The capital city of Port Louis is located to the north of the coastline which is home to the famous Pamplemousse Botanical Gardens. For golfers, there is the Tamarina Golf Club located in the 4* Tamarina Spa and Hotel Resort.
East Coast Hotels, Mauritius
In the breezier Eastern Coast of Mauritius lies the popular tourist areas, the Belle Mare Plage, known as one of the island’s most beautiful talcum sand beaches. The Constance Belle Mare Plage has 2 golf courses which are available to guests at a nominal fee. Slightly further south are two of the islands most famous golf resorts, the Four Seasons Resort at Anahita and the Shangri-La Le Tousserok Hotel which is home to the Ille aux Cerfs course.
Just about an hour’s drive from the airport, this stretch of the coast is popular all year round due to its splendid beaches, top-end resorts and villas. There is also a lesser known attraction known as the Bras d’Eau National Park where you can go for a nature walk.
Owning to its windy weather, activities such as kite surf is widely practiced. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy deep-sea fishing for tuna, marlin and mako shark which are pretty much popular in this eastern part.
South Coast Hotels, Mauritius
If you are seeking a relaxing, secluded and tranquil holiday, then the Southern Coast of Mauritius is where you need to be. Le Morne will leave you in awe with its scenic views of the beaches, tropical lush green vegetations, and local rustic fishing villages.
Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its cultural and historical legacy, the majestic Le Morne Brabant which is the emblem of the area, is located at the extreme south western tip of the island. The outcrop has a summit of 556 metres (1,824 ft) above sea level which can be seen from miles away.
The popular Heritage Bel Ombre Resort sits along the western edge of the south coast and offers a 27 hole golf complex with an 18 hole championship course and a 9 hole par 3 course.
Most of the hotels offer all inclusive style packages which include all meals, local drinks (including alcohol) and some of the activities available, usually non motorised water sports. These all inclusive or full board packages are perfect for anyone that prefers to stay mostly inside the resort, making the location of the hotel less important. The emphasis is more on the hotel facilities, the rooms, food, and the hotel entertainment programs.
However, if you prefer to explore and sample local nightlife and sights, then it becomes more important to consider the location of your hotel in regard to facilities such as the beach, shopping areas, restaurants, pubs, night clubs, sightseeing tours, golfing, adventure activities, and access to public transportation (unless you plan to rent a car/ use taxis).
If you would like more information about a holiday in Mauritius, please speak to one of our Mauritius Holiday experts on +44 208 249 5919 (UK) or +65 412 919 56 (Asia).
Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita
The Four Seasons Mauritius Anahita Resort is located on a pristine wilderness sanctuary which stretches along six kilometres of coastline on the east side of the island.
Constance Belle Mare Plage
The Constance Belle Mare Plage, is located on a beautiful beach on the east coast. The hotel is an ideal location for golf addicts with two 18-hole championship golf courses.
Heritage Awali Hotel
Set on the Le Domaine de Bel Ombre Nature Reserve the Awali Heritage Golf & Spa Resort is a 5* luxury hotel that makes up part of the Heritage Bel Ombre Resort on the south coast.
Heritage Le Telfair
The refined 5* Heritage Le Telfair Hotel reflects a bye gone era and colonial style. Part of the Bel Ombre Nature Reserve, on the south west coast of Mauritius the hotel is set in tropical gardens through which the Citronniers River meanders.
This romantic adults-only 5*boutique hotel sits on the quieter north coast of Mauritius. This idyllic spot is perfect for honeymooners or couples of all ages who want to enjoy a relaxing and peaceful holiday.
Tamarina Golf & Spa Boutique Hotel
Located on the sheltered west coast of Mauritius sits Tamarina Golf and Spa Boutique Hotel. This relaxed 4* hotel stands between the turquoise waters of Tamarin Bay and the Rempart Mountain.
The Residence, Mauritius
The Residence Mauritius set amidst twenty-five acres of lush tropical gardens on a beautiful 1km stretch of white sandy beach. The hotel is renowned for its impeccable service, luxurious accommodation, excellent food and world class spa.
Shangri-La Le Tousserok
Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa is one of the world’s most iconic resorts. Beautifully positioned on a series of small islands overlooking Trou d’Eau Douce Bay, the hotel is just 50 minutes drive from the airport.
Mauritius Travel Information
Travel Information for a beach or golfing holiday to Mauritius, including best time to visit Mauritius, what to wear, getting about the island and the temperature in Mauritius.