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Mauritius, also known as the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. The capital and largest city of Mauritius is Port Louis, where most of the population is concentrated. Mauritius is a wondrous place – created as a product of volcanic activity. This sensational island is filled with exotic natural wonders; from the coloured earth at Chamarel, the crater lake at Grand Bassin to the dormant volcano at Trou aux Cerfs and the iconic Le Morne Brabant (which is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Mauritius is also home to exceptional national parks, gorgeous waterfalls, ample hiking trails (many of which reward hikers with fabulous views) and an extraordinary botanical garden. It also has some fascinating neighbouring islets and is home to a wealth of endemic plants and some very rare birds (like the Dodo)- this is a nature lover’s wonderland. Tourism is a major contributor to the nation’s economy and as a result, many international brands have opened resorts on the island over the years. Without wasting any more time, let’s take a look at the Top 10 5 star Hotels and Resorts in Mauritius.
10. The Residence, Mauritius
The Residence, Mauritius is set along the white sandy beach on the East Coast of Mauritius in Belle Mare. The resort combines European charm with contemporary elegance. The Residence, Mauritius consists of 163 guest rooms including 28 suites are decorated with an inspired blend of simplicity and elegance and provide either garden or ocean views. The Dining Room, overlooking the pool, serves breakfast of both Western and local specialities while in the evening, guests can choose from a buffet or a set menu that combines the heady spices of Mauritius with international recipes. The Verandah, open for lunch, offers a choice of delectable dishes served around the pool overlooking the sea, including a selection of toasted sandwiches, oven-cooked pizzas, generous salads and homemade ice creams while fresh seafood and Creole cuisine can be enjoyed at The Plantation. The Bar serves afternoon tea and cocktails in the evening. The property offers 3 tennis courts and a fitness center. Guests can enjoy deep sea fishing, catamaran cruises and scuba diving. An outdoor swimming pool and a spa centre with sauna is also present at the hotel.
Website: The Residence, Mauritius
9. LUX* Balle Mare, Mauritius
LUX* Balle Mare is nestled on the wild east coast of Mauritius. It is a 10-minute boat ride away from Bella Mare’s dove sites. The resort features 186 guest rooms and suites, each featuring a private terrace or balcony overlooking the surrounding tropical gardens. Guests can enjoy themed buffets which features a traditional thatched roof and panoramic ocean views. Cuisines offered at LUX* Belle Mare consist of of Mediterranean, South-East Asian and local traditional dishes. LUX ME Spa has 12 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa. Other services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages and Thai massages. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs, a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room. An outdoor swimming pool and a children’s pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.
Website: LUX* Balle Mare, Mauritius
8. Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel, Mauritius
Located directly on a private beach, Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel, an adults-only hotel, is a 10-minute drive from The Grand Bay, famous for its nightlife. The 67 guest rooms feature warm décor and wooden furniture. They all include a terrace or a balcony. The 4 restaurants serve a variety of local and international cuisine. Guests can dine in one of the small huts for 2, raised on stilts amid the coconut trees. Indigo Restaurant & Pop-In Bar has views of the northern islands. Cocktails can be ordered at the bar overlooking the swimming pool. Pedal boats and kayaks are all available to explore the local area. Water skiing and tennis courts are available free of charge. Spa Cinq Mondes has 7 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.. Guests can explore the ocean in the glass-bottomed boat. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. Other recreational amenities include a private beach.
7. Constance Prince Maurice, Mauritius
Constance Prince Maurice, Mauritius in Poste de Flacq is a 1 hour drive away from Sir Seewoosagur International Airport and Port Louis. The resort consists of 89 guest rooms and suites, all of which include a furnished terrace overlooking the water. Some suites are perched on stilts over the water. Grills, fresh seafood and Mauritian delicacies are served in the 2 restaurants within Constance Prince Maurice. The Laguna Bar serves drinks and various cocktails and both overlook the pool and the Indian Ocean. Guests can windsurf and snorkel on the private beach. The tour desk can organize a free glass bottom boat trip, trail-walk or a scenic helicopter ride over the island. Guests staying at Constance Prince Maurice have a free shuttle to two 18 hole golf courses (Links and Legends) with exceptional panoramas. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. Other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts and a health club. Constance Spa has 7 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.
Website: Constance Prince Maurice, Mauritius
6. Shangri-La Le Touessrok, Mauritius
Located along the white sand, palm-fringed beach of Trou d’Eau Douce Bay, Shangri-La Le Touessrok Mauritius is set in a tropical garden. All 203 individually furnished guest rooms offer breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Shangri-La Le Touessrok Mauritius resort features an extensive range of culinary options. Five restaurants and three bars provide a lively yet sophisticated offering, including Le Bazar restaurant, a dynamic food theater featuring dishes from around the world, Safran, the internationally acclaimed Indian restaurant, Kushi a Japanese restaurant with sensational sea views and Yakiniku grills, and Republik Beach Club & Grill, a trendy beach club serving Mediterranean cuisine and barbecue grills. Shangri-La Le Touessrok Mauritius also features a private island, Ilot Mangenie, which is open exclusively to Shangri-La’s guests and features a trendy beach club and on-island butlers. A 18-hole golf course Ile aux Cerfs and a second golf course, the Anahita Golf Club are available to guests. The resort features an array of facilities and activities which guests can enjoy during their stay, including a fitness center, golf, and sun terrace and bar. Watersport activities include standup paddle; wakeboarding; hobie cat; kayaking; snorkeling and windsurfing. And Chi, The Spa has a variety of massages and treatments. 2 outdoor swimming pools are available at the hotel.
Website: Shangri-La Le Touessrok, Mauritius
5. LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas, Mauritius
Located on a beach in northern Mauritius, LUX* Grand Gaube is a luxury resort which is at a 20-minute drive from Grand Baie. The resort consists of 186 guest rooms and villas which feature furnished balconies with panoramic views. The resort offers a variety of dining options. INTI is a Peruvian restaurant with an open-air deck and and a Pisco bar, while Beach Rouge is a Mediterranean restaurant and lounge set on the beach. Guests can watch a movie at the on-site cinema. Pilates, Tai Chi and yoga classes are available. The property also features an adult-only swimming pool and other activities include kayaking, sailing and snorkeling. Other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts and a health club. LUX ME Spa has 12 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include hot stone massages, Thai massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.
4. The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius
Located along the sandy beaches of Turtle Bay, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius is located 12 miles (19.2 kilometres) from the Grand Baie and from Port-Louis. The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius, set in 20 acres of sub-tropical gardens, features 71 guest rooms and villas that include a private garden or swimming pool. On the Rocks serves Fresh seafood from the grill, salads, pasta and pizzas, The Restaurant offers authentic Creole, international and Indian cuisine and The Gunpowder Room is an original gunpowder room dating back to 18th century French colonial Mauritius which exudes the charm of a bygone era with rustic stones walls and floors, antique wine barrels and chandeliers. Traditional Creole cuisine is served on Monday to Friday evenings, while an Omakase Japanese menu is available for dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Saturday and Sunday nights, The Herb Trail hosts a unique Communal al fresco setting with an underground fire pit and smoke house set within a herb garden while The Bar offers cocktails, champagnes, prestige wines and local rums. The Oberoi offers a kids club, a library and evening entertainment. Activities such as snorkeling, windsurfing and scuba diving are also available. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children’s pool. Other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts, a steam room, a fitness centre and complimentary bicycles. Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are 7 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.
Website: The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius
3. JW Marriott Resort and Spa, Mauritius
JW Marriott Resort and Spa offers panoramic Indian Ocean and Le Morne Brabant Mountain views from its beachside location. Black River Gorges National Park and Chamarel are within a 25-minute drive away. All of the 172 guest rooms and suites offer beach views. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Formerly knowm as The St. Regis Mauritius, JW Marriott Resort and Spa Mauritius has a choice of Asian, Indian, French and contemporary cuisine. The Boathouse Grill and Bar offers a steak and seafood option, and 1904 Bar provides cocktails and snacks. Many sports activities such as tennis, cycling and diving can be enjoyed by guests. Water sports facilities are provided on site. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an outdoor tennis court and a 24-hour fitness centre. The Spa has 12 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa. Other services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.
2. Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
Located on the east coast of Mauritius, Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita is set against the backdrop of Bambou mountain and encompasses a total area of 64 acres, featuring an 11 acre private island with open views over an extensive lagoon. Inspired by local elements and using traditional materials to contemporary effect, the Resort’s all pool villa design seamlessly melds generous indoor and outdoor living space in a total of 136 villas, with external features including landscaped terraces, an al fresco shower, an infinity edge plunge pool and private walled gardens. Four Seasons Resort Mauritius is able to cater to every culinary desire through the Resort’s three restaurants, lounge bar and beach grill restaurant at Ile aux Cerfs. Diverse menus range from the finest grills, to authentic Italian, Indian, Asian and Mauritian specialties. Set on wooden pillars above the Indian Ocean lagoon and surrounded by tropical vegetation, the award-winning Spa at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita is designed as a contemporary, natural retreat and a home of complete rejuvenation. Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course and enjoy other recreation facilities including 2 outdoor tennis courts. 4 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children’s pool. Other recreational amenities include a sauna, a fitness centre and complimentary bicycles.
1. One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius
Located between a sheltered lagoon and the Indian Ocean, One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius is set on a private peninsula. One&Only Le Saint Géran is surrounded by coral reefs and clear waters, and includes a crescent-shaped stretch of white sand beach. Offering ocean, beach or lagoon views, each of the 143 rooms and suites at One&Only Le Saint Géran features island-inspired decor and a furnished outdoor living space. Some suites also have a private pool. La Terrasee is a poolside restaurant with a bar offering international cuisine while Tapasake is a beachfront restaurant with a bar offering Pan-Asian cuisine. Prime is a steakhouse with a bar offering garden views. L’Artisan has a local café ambience serving coffees, teas and casual meals and La Pointe serves Mauritian seafood barbecue and drinks on the beach. 3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children’s pool. Other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts, a fitness centre and complimentary bicycles. One&Only Spa has 10 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.
Website: One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius
Featured image by JW Marriott Resort and Spa, Mauritius
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