Choosing your Indian Ocean holiday can be daunting and complex simply because of the range of luxury hotels and resorts. The most important question is, what is the primary purpose of your trip? Is it a tropical wedding with just a handful of guests or a romantic honeymoon? Maybe you are planning a once-in-a-lifetime Holiday to Mauritius with extended family to celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary or retirement? Are you looking to combine two countries for a twin-centre holiday? Or simply a last-minute luxury getaway on the beach? We have listed our five favourite resorts in Mauritius that fit the bill in one or many ways.
Five Top Luxury Resorts for Holidays to Mauritius
Holidays to Mauritius are a fantastic year-round destination located in the Indian Ocean. We have listed below our five favourite resorts ticking all luxury boxes. Some are more suitable for families, and some for romantic couples. Still, all offer exceptional quality and are surprisingly good for the money (a week’s holiday starts from under £1500 pp, including flights and meals). The flight time is approximately 11 hours from the UK and both direct and indirect flights are available. Families prefer the direct overnight service to ensure a peaceful night’s sleep on the plane, whilst couples often take advantage of great stop-over options in the Middle East.
1, The Oberoi Mauritius – Best for Honeymoons
Located on the quiet west coast of Mauritius, The Oberoi Mauritius enjoys an enviable location on the island – still tucked away and secluded, but only 15 min by car from Port Louis or Grand Baie and an hour from the airport. This small luxury resort oozes sophistication and elegance. All pavilions and villas are stylish, and some even have private swimming pools. The attentive team extremely well looks after guests. Romance is guaranteed at the Oberoi Mauritius!
2, Shanti Maurice – Best for Tropical Weddings
Shanti Maurice is located on the south coast of Mauritius and is perfect for romantic destination weddings due to the size of the resort, its superb facilities and room categories. Get married on the beach, within gardens or even in one of the super posh villas overlooking the ocean (a fantastic option if a small group of guests attend and privacy and intimacy are essential). Enjoy a pre-wedding pampering at the largest spa in the Indian Ocean – and dance the night away on the beach or sip delicious cocktails at Rum Shuck on the beach (Shanti’s exclusive beach bar – not to be missed).
3, The Residence Mauritius – Best for Luxury Family Holidays
Situated on the most beautiful stretch of a two-kilometre-long white sandy beach and oozing colonial sophistication, The Residence Mauritius is our favourite resort for family holidays. Little ones are exceptionally well catered for – there is a cute kids club for little ones, and teenagers will love the unlimited free watersports. Each stylishly appointed guest room or suite comes with a private butler service – even unpacking and packing are offered if you wish. What’s more – The Residence Mauritius has recently launched an all-inclusive luxury package making family Holidays to Mauritius even easier.
4, Constance Le Prince Maurice – Best for Twin-Centre Holidays
Whether you are doing a safari in South Africa or a Middle Eastern city stop, our favourite twin-centre option in Mauritius is the stylish Constance Prince Maurice. Accommodation is newly renovated and offers everything you expect from the best luxury resort. Sitting on a private peninsula on the east coast, the resort is protected from the southeast trade winds even during the low season when stronger winds from the ocean might hit the east coast. Dining is superb – and one of the best restaurants on the island can be found at Le Prince Maurice. There are also two golf courses nearby; green fees are complimentary for all guests.
5, Heritage Le Telfair – Best for Last Minute Beach Holiday
We love Le Telfair because it offers a great variety of rooms, restaurants and facilities. It caters well for all markets and perfectly fits the ‘Last Minute Beach Holiday’ category. All rooms and suites ooze French colonial chic, restaurants serve fine gourmet dining, and the superb facilities include a beach club, complimentary watersports and an 18-hole golf course (free green fees for guests). There is a kids and teens club for children – and a fabulous tropical Seven Colours Spa for mummies. The beach is stunning – and service impeccable. It’s not hard to understand why we love this beautiful resort on the south coast of Mauritius.