Mauritius is rightfully famed for its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Add to that the heady mix of beachfront luxury resorts for the well-seasoned traveler, and you have your tropical paradise R&R fixed! Read on for some of the best luxury resorts in Mauritius personally experienced and reviewed by travel bloggers.
Beachcomber Trou aux Biches
Beachcomber Trou aux Biches is one of the most beautiful and highly-rated luxury resorts in Mauritius. Located on the north-western coast just outside of Grand Baie, it’s a perfect base for exploring the north of the island. Not that you’ll necessarily want to leave.
Choose from a beachfront or garden suite – the latter are organized into quiet crescents around private pools. The entire property is incredibly leafy and tropical, with direct beach access and a huge lagoon-style pool at the front. Inside, suites are modern and sparsely decorated with generous en-suites and outdoor rain showers.
There are five restaurants at the resort, including a Mediterranean restaurant, a Thai restaurant, and an Indian restaurant. The main buffet serves a range of European and Asian dishes, plus a selection of Mauritian delicacies at dinner time. When you purchase an accommodation package with full board, you can choose to take your meals at any of the five. The hotel also hosts a cultural program including regular performances of Sega music and dance.
Beachcomber properties are known for being family-friendly, and Trou aux Biches is no exception. When I visited in high season, most of the other guests were young families.
It’s also well-suited to couples – although I do recommend going for one of the garden suites for added privacy.
Hotel website: Beachcomber Trou aux Biches
Recommended by Emily Lush | Wander-lush.com
Dinarobin Beachcomber Resort & Spa
If you’re looking for a truly luxurious stay in Mauritius, you have to add the Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa to your list. Located just under the iconic Le Morne Brabant mountain, the Dinarobin Beachcomber is a beautiful beachfront resort.
The property has one main swimming pool, and additional pools closer to the rooms. The rooms are spread out across the property grounds in smaller crescents, each with its own pool. This way if you wake up wanting to swim you can decide whether to go to the main pool, to the smaller pool by your room or in the sea!
Dinarobin Beachcomber also has a number of different restaurants spread out across the property, from the classic resort buffet to fancier sit-down restaurants. These all offer culinary choices from all over the world, from traditional Mauritius cuisine to Western choices. The main buffet has a huge cheese selection, so for the cheese lovers like me, make sure to leave some room!
The rooms are spacious, modern and very tastefully decorated. Depending on what floor you are on you might have a little garden or balcony before actually accessing your room, both with comfortable couches and a garden view.
The location is also great, conveniently located to beautiful beaches, Le Morne Brabant for any avid hikers, and many of the Nature Reserves for outdoors and nature lovers.
Hotel website: Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa
Recommended by Greta | GretaTravels.com
Maritim Resort & Spa Hotel
In the north of this paradise island, on beautiful Turtle Bay, lies the Maritim Resort & Spa. All Mauritian hotels deliver turquoise seas, postcard-worthy beaches, and fabulous service, but the 5 Star Maritim offers some unique features.
The hotel is home to an 18th-century national monument, the ruins of Balaclava, and sits in 62 acres of fabulous historical gardens complete with waterfalls and meandering rivers.
Whilst the Maritim is the perfect romantic spot for honeymooners and weddings, particularly with its romantic grounds and restaurants, it is also very family-friendly. The ‘Turtles Club’ for children was popular with my twins. Sometimes they chose to have dinner with the kids club, giving us a chance for a romantic dinner by ourselves. What a treat for busy parents! For the children, pony riding is available. Giant turtles are neighbors with the horses and like to be fed apples!
Six restaurants to choose from, including the celebrated fine dining restaurant Chateau Mon Desir overlooking the ruins, ensures you are spoilt for dining choices.
A beachside breakfast? Tick.
A traditional Mauritian meal? Of course.
A romantic dinner for two by the sea? Step this way.
We traveled to the Maritim to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary with our young children. One of my fondest memories is enjoying breakfast on the beach at the ‘La Maree’ restaurant watching dolphins swim past whilst my children played in the surf.
The range of activities at the Maritim is huge, including golf, watersports, a wonderful spa, and archery. Watching my little children try water-skiing, exploring in kayaks and going round the bay in a glass-bottom boat were highlights.
From the Maritim, we explored the island, its beaches, the capital city, Mauritius’s rainforest, Hindu temples, sugar plantations, and the extinct volcano. A jewel in Mauritius’s crown, I am sure we will return to the Maritim again one day.
Hotel website: Maritim Resort & Spa
Recommended by Josie |Where Jo Goes.com
LUX Grand Gaube
One of the best luxury resorts in Mauritius is undoubtedly LUX Grand Gaube in the north of Mauritius. I had the opportunity to stay there for a couple of days at the end of last year and it was exquisite luxury at its finest and a fantastic introduction to Mauritius and my first time in this part of the world.
The number one thing that really is apparent about LUX Grand Gaube is that the design is fantastic. The resort has a very detailed aesthetic and you can tell that they hired one of the world’s best interior designers, Kelly Hoppen, to create it.
Another thing that LUX Grand Gaube had that really stood out to me was endless amenities. The rooms were spacious with individual terraces and large bathrooms and they gave easy access to the rest of the resort which contained tennis courts, spas, private beaches, pools, and much more! They really took into consideration wellness by having several activities and spas and saunas on the premises. It always made it feel like the resort had relaxation at the forefront of their mind.
Another perk of LUX Grand Gaube was the fine dining experience they offered. They had a variety of different options and restaurants and you were easily able to book yourself a table ahead of time at any of them via their personalized hotel app. This app made it easy for me to book a table while I was on one of my Mauritius tours and come back and have a place waiting for me without any queue. It was something that I know really set this resort apart from others. I highly recommend LUX Grand Gaube to those looking for a top-quality experience and stay on Mauritius.
Hotel website: LUX Grand Gaube
Recommended by Aram and Megan | Meganstarr.com
The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa
As the name suggests, the Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa is set adjacent to the protected Turtle Bay on the west side of the island. I found the location convenient, whether to drive up north and go south to Port Louis or for a day trip to the Black River Gorges National Park or cut across the center of the island and head to the east side.
This is a large property with 190 rooms and suites. Our Ocean Grand Deluxe Room with 2 queen size beds for super spacious and opened directly to a garden overlooking the beach and the ocean.
The resort delivers on all the amenities that you would expect from a Westin in terms of spacious rooms, good service, and food. What were above expectations was the dining scene and the kids’ club. 6 restaurants right on the property, offering from Mauritius fusion to delectable Indian to Asian and more. My favorite was Beach Grill with its casual vibes and beachfront location. Perfect for lunch!
Another amenity that we made vast use of was the kids’ club. A variety of activities to keep our daughter engaged, guided by professionals. Between that and the beach, it took some convincing on our part to get her out of the property to explore the island.
For me, a dive shop run right at the hotel beach made it super easy to plan my first wreck dive. I had thought of going to one of the several dive shops located at Trou aux Biches up north but realized that the additional travel time was not needed.
The dive shop also offers other water sports, from a glass-bottomed boat ride that can be enjoyed with the entire family to thrilling water skiing and kayaking in the calm waters of Turtle Bay. I would definitely recommend Westin Turtle Bay as one of the best family-friendly beachfront luxury resorts in Mauritius.
Hotel website: Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa
Recommended by Shweta | Zest In A Tote.com
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