Nestled in a beautiful, tropical garden around a cosy sheltered cove, Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel offers a unique and innovative concept, you&me moments, perfect for honeymooners or couples looking to escape to paradise.
Situated on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, the 5 Star Constance Belle Mare Plage provides the ultimate in self-indulgence.
Capturing the spirit of the idyllic island of Mauritius, with its unspoilt beaches and azure waters, The Oberoi combines natural beauty with refined luxury.
A chic and contemporary resort, the luxurious Long Beach Golf & Spa Resort brings carefree piazza-style living to the longest and widest stretch of white-sand coastline of any Mauritian resort.
Spread over 10 hectares, The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa Mauritius is replete with captivating views and sparkling amenities.
Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort immerses its guests in a very special atmosphere, embodying charm and romanticism.
Veranda Pointe aux Biches Hotel invites guests to enjoy the unspoiled tropical surroundings in barefoot bliss.
Fringed by an immaculate white-sand beach and graced by the most glorious sunsets, La Pirogue Resort & Spa is home to a delightfully relaxed atmosphere in a heavenly setting.
Hotel 20° Sud, member of Relais & Châteaux, is one of the best kept secrets of Mauritius, offering both the luxury and excellence of a 5 Star establishment within the dimensions of an attractive, boutique hotel.
Poised at the very edge of the Indian Ocean and and sheltered at the foot of a dramatic mountain, LUX* Le Morne is well known for its spectacular sunsets.
Lakaz Chamarel is a pearl among the top hotels in a destination which guarantees exclusivity and serenity. Along with its magnificent setting in the Black River gorges, nature and green tourism lovers will enjoy its warm and harmonious décor and its refined local cuisine.
Imagine a resort ideally located between sea and mountain in the midst of lush vegetation and with a stunning unspoilt beach with a 300 metre frontage.
Tucked away in lush tropical gardens, LUX* Belle Mare enjoys breathtaking views of white beaches and the sparkling lagoon; island living at its very best.
At the heart of 12 acres of tropical gardens, the luxurious Sugar Beach Resort & Spa extends along a vast white sandy beach, bordered by the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
Time stands still and romance hangs in the air like an expensive perfume at the enchanting, Veranda Paul & Virginie Hotel & Spa.
In the serenity of the east of Mauritius lies The Residence. Rediscover the island’s plantation heritage and be carefree on a secluded beach, fringed by the uninterrupted sea.
Lying on a beautiful stretch of sandy coast, overlooking the tranquil Trou D’Eau Douce Bay, Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa is 5 Star luxury at its best and the perfect holiday setting for couples and families.
Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa is an exclusive haven of luxury, spread over 27 scenic acres with 750m of pristine beach.
One&Only Le Saint Géran nestles peacefully in its own private peninsula on the coast of Mauritius, fringed by over a mile of white sand beaches.
Experience the ultimate romantic hideaway, where stunning architectural design meets relaxed indulgence.
Facing one of the most beautiful lagoons of Mauritius with preserved authenticity, relax and enjoy the many pleasures of the sea at Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel.
A romantic hideaway on the west coast of Mauritius, Sands Suites Resort & Spa is perfect for those seeking tranquility, comfort and personalised service in a luxurious setting.
Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort invites guests to enjoy a beautiful private beachfront in the naturally scenic holiday destination of Bel Ombre.
Encircled by the dazzling white sandy beaches and surrounded by the turquoise depths of the Indian Ocean, the Maritim Hotel provides an elegant background for a sophisticated, yet relaxing, holiday.
Situated in the northwest of Mauritius, Récif Attitude is the perfect place to recharge your batteries, spend time together as a family or couple or spend time with friends.
Situated at the northern tip of Mauritius, between the fishermen’s village of Cap Malheureux and the lively village of Grand Baie, lies Coin de Mire Attitude.
A romantic hideaway in a quiet fishing village on the north coast of Mauritius, LUX* Grand Gaube is a tranquil retreat close to the bustling markets of Goodlands.
Bordering a long sandy beach and sparkling turquoise lagoon, Tamassa, An All Inclusive Resort is a vibrant resort nestled within 9 hectares of tropical gardens.
Savour a myriad of Mauritian flavours as Angsana Balaclava. This exclusive, intimate resort reflects all that is uniquely Mauritian – a fusion of Oriental, Occidental and African cultural influences.
Stretching out majestically over 213 hectares of tropical gardens, Anahita The Resort is located on one of the most beautiful natural sites of Mauritius. With the Indian Ocean and crystalline waters of the lagoon at its feet, the Resort combines luxury, peace and enchantment.
From the privacy of your own villa, enjoy the high-end and sophisticated service of Heritage The Villas. Located on the Domaine de Bel Ombre in the unspoilt South of Mauritius, this is the ultimate combination of beach, nature, relaxation and adventure.
Set within 3.5 hectares of lush tropical Mauritius gardens on a secluded peninsula with beautiful white sandy beaches, Preskil Beach Resort offers exceptional privacy and intimacy.
There is nowhere like The St. Regis Mauritius Resort. Reclining on white sands and a turquoise lagoon, the resort is located on the southwest tip of the island known as the ‘Jewel of the Indian Ocean’.
Nestling between sugarcane fields and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Shanti Maurice satisfies all the senses.
In the heart of the Indian Ocean, Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita welcomes guests to a luxurious tropical sanctuary, where greetings of warm smiles and gentle lagoon breezes fill each day.
Time stands still at Tropical Attitude, only interrupted by outings in the lagoon and siestas under the coconut trees.
With breathtaking views of the 5 islands on the northern coast and a laidback atmosphere, Zilwa Attitude invites guests to become an islander.
The lush Merville Beach in Mauritius is an oasis of calm within easy walking distance of the trendy seaside village of Grand Baie, renowned for its bustling nightlife, restaurants and shopping attractions.
Bringing elegant and serene Moorish styling to the natural beauty of the Belle Mare Lagoon, the boutique resort of La Palmeraie is a charming haven set in palm-filled gardens.
Émeraude Beach Attitude Hotel faces one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, Belle Mare beach, which boasts kilometres of white sand and a turquoise and emerald lagoon running along the east coast.
Be welcomed to the beat of a traditional drum, the maravane, by a creole musician in national dress. A wave of his straw hat invites you into Veranda Grand Baie Hotel & Spa and marks the beginning of a holiday full of fun.
Nestled between the sea and river, in the middle of a luxuriant and exotic garden lies The Ravenala Attitude – an all-suite hotel on the North West coast of Mauritius.
It is not surprising that Mark Twain once remarked that God modelled Heaven on Mauritius, because this jewel of the Indian Ocean is truly paradise on earth. It is a relatively small island (no larger than Surrey), bathing in the hot tub of the warm Capricorn Sea, in the coral reef belt of the Indian Ocean.
Mauritius offers golden, powder-soft beaches embraced by coral reefs and fringed with exotic coconut palms bordering translucent sea lagoons. There are also dramatic mountain ranges, tropical forests, tumbling waterfalls, gently swaying fields of sugar cane, chic hotels, sophisticated cuisine, superb water sports and charming cosmopolitan people with infectious smiles.
When you consider that Mauritius also offers a tropical all-year-round climate and superlative service levels, you will appreciate the wisdom of Mark Twain's words.
Aside from relaxing on the beach, engaging in watersports or enjoying a round of golf or two, Mauritius offers a host of alternative pursuits. There are so many things to see and do, we would like to present just a few of the options to help you make the most of your time on this jewel in the Indian Ocean. Our Ground Handlers, White Sands Tours have information desks at all of the major hotels and would be delighted to arrange an excursion for you.
Eco Tour Adventure in Paradise - Take a thrilling zip slide for a bird's eye view of the forest canopy. Explore the luxuriant flora and fauna of the river, forest, cane fields and banana plantation before cooling off with a refreshing swim in a natural pool.
Eco Tour Trek - Discover the indigenous species of flora and fauna on a trekking tour. Visit La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes home to over 2,000 Nile crocodiles and Ile aux Aigrettes (Mauritius Wildlife Sanctuary) to view the rare pink pigeon and indigenous vegetation as well as visiting the world's largest captive breeding reserve for the Aldabra Tortoise. Along the route, enjoy magnificent views of the Grand Port mountain range and lagoon and enjoy a trip through Paradise Valley.
Family Tour - The whole family will share special memories visiting nature parks and observing rare and fascinating animals such as the pink pigeon, the green gecko, giant tortoises, Java deer and wild boar in their natural or protected habitats. Explore the little known villages of Mauritius and meet the local people.
Sunset Cruise - Enjoy a romantic cruise departing from Black River on the West Coast. Don't miss the impressive views of the Rempart Mountain and Black River Range whilst sipping cocktails and nibbling canapés. Relax and enjoy the magic of the sun setting over the horizon on board the spacious O' Plezir catamaran.
Culture - Mauritius opens its heart to you. Meet the people, taste the cuisine and learn how to cook it, learn about the traditions and the cultural heritage of this beautiful island. Visit The World Heritage Site, Aapravasi Ghat to explore the history of sugar as well as the Blue Penny Museum housing the historic Post Paid stamps.
Explore Mauritius Your Way - Just sit back, relax, and take in the stunning scenery as your private guide drives you around the best spots that Mauritius has to offer. Alternatively, enjoy the freedom of exploring the island in a GPS equipped chic mini cooper convertible or new Beetle. Go where you want to, when you want to!
Many more ways to further explore beautiful Mauritius include:
Land Excursions: Tea Route, History and Culture, Sugar Adventure, Shopping Tour, Scenic South with Casela Nature Park.
Sea Adventures: Sail the Dolphin Coast, Eastern Sailing Magic, Northern Islands Sailing, Power boats, Ile aux Cerfs, Ile des Deux Cocos, Undersea Adventure (Blue Safari Submarine and Helmet diving), Deep Sea Fishing.
From the Air: Enjoy a bird's eye view of this tropical paradise - take a helicopter trip around the island.
Island Hopping: Day trip or overnight trips to Reunion or Rodrigues Island.
|Location:||Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar||Vaccinations:||None compulsory, contact your doctor|
|Size:||36 miles by 25 miles||Flying Time:||UK/Ireland approximately 12 hours|
|Population:||1.2 million||Telephone Code:||+230|
|Local Time:||GMT + 4 hours||Electricity:||220/240 volts|
|Visa:||None required by UK or Irish passport holders||Tourist Office (UK):||
Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority
|Currency:||Mauritian rupee||Language:||English, Creole, French|
|Tipping:||You may wish to tip any hotel staff members who have been particularly attentive, and you could pass some spare cash to staff at the end of your stay. The hotel will usually let you add something onto your credit card charge if you want to give a general 'tip' that's divided among all staff. Taxi fares are usually negotiated in advance for a trip or tour, if the driver has been particularly helpful then an extra Rs100-200 shows your appreciation. In restaurants, even if a service charge is added onto your bill, you could leave a few loose coins or a small note for good service.||Smoking:||Smoking is prohibited in indoor public places, on public transport, and in public transport facilities.|
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