Top Hotels in Mauritius
The natural beauty of Mauritius has been retold countless times. Despite the platitudes a first time visitor may have heard about the island before they arrived, there always seems to be something new, unexpected but revitalizing that one is itching to tell when they return to their home country.
Yet, few places on the planet can claim to deliver a world class vacation if they do not have world class accommodation. Considering the number of decades that tourism has been the mainstay of Mauritius, it is probably not surprising that the Indian Ocean island has such a diverse range of hotels ranging from budget backpacker guest houses to ultra luxurious five star resorts.
Le Saint Geran Resort
This is one resort that has gone to great lengths to balance local Mauritian influences with the trappings of a modern beach hotel. There is an unmistakable discreetly luxurious and relaxed air around the 60-acre property that is complemented by the meticulous but non-invasive service of the resort staff. If you are concerned about checking into a hotel room that does not face the sea, you can rest in the assurance that each room in this 40-year old hotel has a private view of the Indian Ocean. Top quality spa, tennis, golf and water sports facilities continue to contribute to the resorts enduring reputation.
Grand Mauritian Resort and Spa
The Grand Mauritian rests on the western shores of the island almost like the first member of a welcoming party for flights and vessels approaching the Mauritius archipelago from the west. Not too far from another key component of the Mauritian economy – sugar cane fields – the azure blue waters that gently caress the beach in front of it almost appear to plead to be explored.
If you get tired of the sun and send, don the appropriate gear and go on a diving or snorkeling excursion. The landscape below the water surface is just as (if not more) stunning than that on the shores. Two swimming pools and a children’s club ensure there is enough fun to cater for the whole family.
Spend the night at the super luxurious Le Touessrok Resort and you will have at least one thing in common with household names like Naomi Campbell and Whitney Houston both of whom once stayed in this high end hotel. The quintessential tropical paradise, the Le Touessrok is exception not just for its facilities and architectural design but more its location.
A unique wooden bridge connects the resort’s main grounds with Frangipani Island which houses the premiere spa, Asian restaurant and private suites. A few minutes away by boat is a world class golf course. The resort owns a separate islet, Ilot Mangenie, which is perfect for guests that require exceptional privacy e.g. those that need to host a private party.
Four Seasons Resort Anahita
Four Seasons is a globally recognized luxury resort brand and visitors should not expect any less with the hotel chain’s Mauritius operation. As always, the resort’s villas and suites are built with large windows to ensure guest experience maximum connection with their surrounding. Like Le Touessrok, the Four Seasons resort owns and manages a private islet Ile aux Chats.
Maradiva Villas Resort
With an excellent view of Tamarin Bay’s blue waters, Maradiva Villas Resort is a villas-only resort where each of the 65 spacious units provides guests guaranteed privacy. Each villa on this serene and plush resort has a view of the ocean. What’s more, each villa boasts its own plunge pool. Other amenities include satellite TV, DVD player, digital surround music system, broadband internet, ayurvedic spa, flood lit tennis court and a huge common swimming pool.
The Oberoi’s design draws inspiration from the setup and building design of a traditional Mauritian village. Villas have been constructed using a blend of wood, stone and thatch. The more exclusive suites in the resort have private pools. But strong Mauritian nuances are not just limited to the buildings. The cuisine is representative of the island’s rich ethnic diversity.
Conventional luxury resorts are not in short supply on the island of Mauritius. But the Indian Ocean island has a good number of boutique hotels too such as the Shanti Maurice. Tucked between the Indian Ocean and sugarcane plantations, the Shanti Marice is located one of Mauritius’s best beaches. All villas and suites have a view of the ocean while the villas each have a private swimming pool.
The simplicity of this hotel’s name says it all – simple is sophisticated. Welcome to the Mauritius resort that has played host to Princess Anne, Harry Potter books genius J. K. Rowlings among other major celebrities. The architecture borrows from the building design that was typical of Mauritius plantation houses built towards the end of the 19th century. The close to 500 staff that run this hotel with each guest assigned a butler to ensure their stay is memorable. The Residence’s spa is often acknowledged as one of the best in all of Mauritius.
The Dinarobin is a few rungs lower than its sister resorts of Le Paradis and The Royal Palm in terms of luxury. It however has most of what you would expect in a top hotel including an excellent location on the fringes of the Morne peninsula. Perfect for families, the Dinarobin has acres of beach, several sports facilities, water sports equipment and a massive swimming pool.