10 Best Hotels in Mauritius

Beachcomber Royal Palm Hotel

$$$$ | Royal Rd., Grand Baie, Mauritius

One of the island’s most prestigious resorts, the Beachcomber Royal Palm is a place where you can expect near-perfection from start to finish. Overlooking the village of Grand Baie, Beachcomber combines Mauritian hospitality with international standards of luxury. It's a favorite honeymoon paradise for newlyweds looking to enjoy a private beach, a luxury spa by Clarins, refined suites, and three heated pools. First-class treatment begins with your airport transfer, which is via helicopter or a Rolls Royce Phantom. The staff is highly trained and proves itself discreet and helpful. There are three terrific restaurants, and La Goèlette is a must for epicureans.

Pros

  • Prime location
  • Excellent service
  • Romantic and luxurious

Cons

  • No budget restaurants onsite
Royal Rd., Grand Baie, Mauritius
230-209–8300
hotel Details
163 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Club Med Plantation D'Albion

$$$$ | Avenue Du Club Med, Port Louis, Mauritius

Plantation D'Albion, on the island's western coast about 10 km (6 miles) south of Port Louis, is a stylish departure from the previous Club Med property on the island. Low-set and blending in with the lush tropical surroundings and adjoining sugarcane fields, the main resort is contained in two-story buildings in the garden or on the beachfront. Rooms closest to the ocean have outdoor showers, huge square bathtubs, and king-sized bedrooms that open out onto a balcony or terrace. The adults-only "Zen" pool is cantilevered over boulders by the sea, and a restaurant serves three meals daily. While the club's free activities are a hit with families (there are three kids clubs for different ages, plus a nursery for babies), the resort has private villas (complete with butler service) that feel a world away from family action.

Pros

  • Plenty of activities

Cons

  • Lots and lots of families
Avenue Du Club Med, Port Louis, Mauritius
230-206–0700
hotel Details
266 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

$$$$ | Coastal Road, Beau Champ, Mauritius Fodor's Choice

Overall the Four Seasons is one of the best resorts on Mauritius. Accommodations are spread over the mainland and an adjoining private island called Ile aux Chats (Island of Cats). Some 50 beach and oceanfront villas and a two-bedroom presidential villa are scattered over the island; the mainland has 40 villas either by the mangrove coastline or near the pool. There are also 43 residences, ranging from two- to six-bedroom units, either by the lagoon or near the Ernie Els-designed golf course, each with the charm of a beautiful private home. All guests have free use of the championship golf course. The dramatic spa is comprised of 12 over-water bungalows, eight solely for couples, and offers a full menu of blissful treatments. Kids are not forgotten with programs for 4- to 12-year-olds and a teens' young adult center. With three beaches, a lagoon, four pools, two tennis courts, and four restaurants, there's plenty for everyone to enjoy.

Pros

  • Beautiful property
  • Lots of kids' activities

Cons

  • Expensive
Coastal Road, Beau Champ, Mauritius
230-402–3100
hotel Details
134 villas
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Heritage Le Telfair Resort & Spa

$$ | B9 Bel Ombre, Bel Ombre, Mauritius

A stay at Heritage Le Telfair Resort & Spa provides an instant glimpse of Mauritian history. This gleaming white resort is one of a handful of hotels on the former 25,600-acre grand sugar estate, Bel Ombre, stretching along the island's south coast. Le Telfair and the adjacent Heritage Awali Gold and Spa resort share a fantastic championship golf course as well as some 11 restaurants and bars, including Le Chateau, the jewel in the crown. Set in the former sugar estate's early 19th-century manor house, Le Chateau has been restored to its colonial grandeur and serves lunch, a classic afternoon tea, and dinner featuring French specialties. Named after Charles Telfair, secretary to the first British Governor of Mauritius, the resort—grouped into 20 two-story villages—is a modern take on a colonial village. It fronts a coral-fringed lagoon, and the Citronniers River cuts through the property, giving guests a choice of sea- or river-view accommodation. Annabella's, the resort's main restaurant, is a chic brasserie with a fun exhibition kitchen. Set in tropical gardens, the Seven Colours Spa has nine treatment rooms. The kids club caters to kids ages 2–11, and there are plenty of organized teen activities.

Pros

  • Elegant colonial style
  • Great golf course

Cons

  • Quite a distance from the capital
B9 Bel Ombre, Bel Ombre, Mauritius
230-601–5500
hotel Details
158 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Hilton Mauritius Resort and Spa

$$$$ | Flic-en-Flac Rd., Flic en Flac, Mauritius

Facing the Indian Ocean, the Hilton offers guests both a serene sanctuary and invigorating getaway. There are three restaurants, two beach bars, and a spa that offers a full range of face and body treatments as well as a hydrotherapy bath, sauna, steam room, fitness room, and yoga and tai chi classes. Families in particular appreciate the free watersports: sailing, kayaking, stand up paddle, and windsurfing are all available for a few hours either side of high tide. The hotel's design is a pleasing blend of Asian and Mauritian motifs.

Pros

  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Free watersports
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Prices on the high end
Flic-en-Flac Rd., Flic en Flac, Mauritius
230-403–1000
hotel Details
193 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Le Suffren Hotel

$$ | Port Louis, Mauritius

Cherished by business travelers, Le Suffren Hotel occupies a posh address situated a stone's throw from the capital economic centre on the quiet waterfront in the heart of Port Louis. The four-star hotel offers the perfect mix of business and pleasure where guests enjoy their morning coffee with a spectacular view. Although upscale, the property is generally casual. The friendly, well-trained staff provides round-the-clock service. Friday night happy hour is a great chance to mingle with locals. Le Suffren has recently refurbished its 102 rooms, introducing natural shades of taupe, green, and ivory to create modern and contemporary guest rooms bathed in soft light. The place is equipped with a decent gym and a great spa.

Pros

  • Rooms are new and refreshed
  • Courteous and polite staff
  • Nice spa

Cons

  • Not enough activities for families
Port Louis, Mauritius
230-202–4900
hotel Details
102 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Lux Le Morne

$$$$ | Le Morne Plage, Le Morne, Mauritius

There's something spectacular about Le Morne, the huge hulk of volcanic rock at the southwest tip of Mauritius. It can be seen from many vantage points along the island's west coast, so to stay right at its base, at a luxury resort—beside some of the island's best beaches—is an awesome experience. The villas—made up of rooms, honeymoon suites with spa tubs, and a variety of junior suites—are set by the water, scattered among the gardens, or set out around the three pools. This region enjoys the best weather in Mauritius, including amazing sunsets, and for some magical reason is a magnet for dolphins. Packages that allow guests to swim with or view dolphins are available. Service is top-notch, with staff on hand to clean guests' sunglasses as they laze by one of the pools or mix a cocktail at the bar adjoining Kitchen Restaurant, one of the resort's three dining options.

Pros

  • Fantastic location in shadow of Le Morne mountain

Cons

  • Expensive
Le Morne Plage, Le Morne, Mauritius
230-401–4000
hotel Details
149 villas
Rate Includes: No Meals

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One&Only Le Saint Geran

$$$$ | Pointe de Flacq, Belle Mare, Mauritius

The One&Only Le Saint Geran has welcomed guests, including celebrities and royalty, to the sun-drenched peninsula of Belle Mare, on the east coast, for a generation. Named after the country's most romantic of legends—that of the shipwrecked St Geran and the two lovers Paul and Virginie who perished trying to swim to each other—the resort has 162 suites and a villa set on 24 acres of superb tropical gardens and coconut groves. The colonial-style suites have a private terrace or balcony facing either the ocean or the bay and the services of a personal butler. They feature either a king bed or two queens, furnished with crisp Egyptian cotton sheets and soft goose-down duvets, spacious bathrooms with dual vanities, roomy showers, large bathtubs, and dressing rooms. The four ocean-view suites are perfect for couples and have separate lounges and dining rooms, and two secluded terraces off the master bedroom. Michelin-star chef Vineet Bhatia looks after the resort's Rasoi by Vineet restaurant, presenting superb Indian cuisine, while the PRIME Steakhouse features top-quality Australian wagu. The complimentary kids club (ages 3 to 11), has a shipwreck theme and its own pool, and there's a dedicated place for teens to make new friends and plan activities with the assistance of sports staff.

The resort has introduced an array of half-board deals (not available at Christmas or Easter periods)—check the latest offerings before booking.

Pros

  • Wonderful cuisine
  • Good location on east coast

Cons

  • Expensive, especially for drinks
Pointe de Flacq, Belle Mare, Mauritius
230-401–1688
hotel Details
163 suites
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Otentic Eco Tent Experience

$$ | Coastal Rd., Deux Frères, Mauritius

Otentic Tents combine the best of authentic camping and the comfort of a posh hotel stay. Near the scenic Grand River, Otentic offers a wide range of free activities, including long walks in the sugar cane fields, canoeing to the nearby waterfalls, a daily boat to Ile aux Cerfs, a visit to the handmade manioc biscuit factory Rault, and much more. The onsite restaurant serves a delicious mix of traditional Mauritian dishes, and for dinner you can choose from various grilled fish and meat entrees. If you want a break from airtight resorts, the Otentic Eco Tent Experience is a refreshing change of pace in beautiful surroundings.

Pros

  • Friendly staff
  • Enjoyable activities
  • Great food

Cons

  • Traffic noise from main road nearby
Coastal Rd., Deux Frères, Mauritius
230-5941–4888
hotel Details
12 safari tents, 2 chalets
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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The Address Boutique Hotel

$$ | Tombeau Bay, Mauritius

Set in a Mediterranean–inspired residential complex on a river mouth into the Indian Ocean, The Address Boutique Hotel is perfect for those looking for both a cozy atmosphere and a lively bar scene. It's packed every Friday for Happy Hour. Nestled in the heart of the charming residential village of Port Chambly, the Address offers an exciting culinary experience thanks to the Teppanyaki and Mediterranean restaurants. The highly professional staff helps make a stay here memorable. There's a convivial atmosphere here, and the property successfully maintains a balance between a business and leisure hotel.

Pros

  • Free shuttle service to Port Louis
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Great onsite restaurants

Cons

  • Isolated from the region's main attractions
Tombeau Bay, Mauritius
230-405–3000
hotel Details
42 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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