6 best Mauritius hotels for each type of traveller

By Rebecca DiMassa

Whether you are in search of a romantic getaway, an adventurous escape, or something in between, Mauritius offers a vast array of scenery and activities to enjoy. Below you will find 6 best hotels on Mauritius for each type of traveller.

The tiny Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is paradise in its purest form. With its soft white sands, crystal blue lagoons, sugar cane-lined roads, and the most lush rainforests, this magical island will delight everyone.

1. The Intimate Boutique: 20 Degres Sud

With only a handful of true boutique resorts, 20 Degres Sud is one of the best places to stay on Mauritius.

Nestled on the North Coast (not far from the beach town of Grand Baie), 20 Degres Sud combines cozy charm with supreme hospitality and exceptional food. The 36 rooms and suites are elegant, but not over-the-top luxurious, and are nestled in a coconut grove, on a small but very quiet stretch of white sand beach.

All of the rooms are sea-facing and decked in Mediterranean-chic decor. You can even choose a suite with a private pool. Even better – you’ll be in the perfect location to explore the island.

2. The 5-Star Holiday: Heritage Le Telfair

Located on the tranquil and unspoilt South Coast, Heritage Le Telfair is a luxury, colonial-style, 5-star resort, particularly suitable for families.

On offer are a range of activities (both land and sea) to keep everyone entertained- from the plentiful water sport activities to pilates and yoga at the sensual spa. Guests also have access to activities at the sister property, Awali, next door.

This exceptional property is set amongst sheltered turquoise lagoons and 2500 acres of lush vegetation. Best known for its championship 18-hole golf course and The Cavendish Bar & Lounge, one of the most famous and stunning beach lounges on the entire island.

3. The Romantic Escape: Paradise Cove

Likely the most romantic resort on the island, Paradise Cove is designed exclusively for lovers.

This adult-only boutique resort is located on the North Coast set upon a private beach cove, showering its guests with five-star luxury and unparalleled serenity. Hide out with your sweetheart under one of the private thatched-roofed “love nests” dotted throughout the property, where you can spend the day relaxing whilst taking in views of the endless sea.

It’s the perfect place for couples as it offers unique “you&me” experiences, such as candlelit dinners over the water and stargazing.”

4. The Value All-Inclusive: Veranda Pointe aux Biches

Veranda Pointe aux Biches is perfect for families and couples who want to travel in style, while also minding their budget.

This four-star boutique resort is located on the North Coast offering chic and stylish accommodation with a “barefoot encouraged” theme. The property is designed for you to kick your shoes off, feel the sand on your feet, and truly realize that you’re on holiday.

The Kids Club will keep your little ones entertained for hours while you enjoy a spa treatment or poolside cocktail. Couples will enjoy staying in Sandy Lane area of the hotel – an area reserved exclusively for adults. Here they can relax in a separate pool with an exclusive restaurant bar and beach area.

5. The High End Luxurious: Constance Le Prince Maurice

Constance Le Prince Maurice is the crème de la crème – prepare to be spoilt in every way.

This luxury boutique hotel is set amongst the most stunning and secluded white sand beaches on the remote East Coast. It’s ideal for couples seeking serenity and romance. The 90 lavish suites are dotted through the lush gardens, many with an ocean view, and a select few placed upon stilts overlooking the natural fish reserve waters.

The hotel is enchanting by evening, with warms lights harmonizing the atmosphere. The most notable feature is the Le Barachois – the resort’s romantic floating restaurant – which is warmly lit in the evening and reachable via a wooden pathway.

6. The Indulgent Experience: Shanti Maurice

Shanti Maurice, a friendly, welcoming boutique luxury resort on the unspoilt south side of the island. It is home to the world-renowned Shanti Spa – an absolute relaxation haven.

The extensive list of treatments draws from both the traditional – such as Ayurveda – and the cutting-edge – including Watsu therapy. You’ll enjoy a variety of wellness classes and activities, including meditation, yoga and detox programs.

It’s the perfect spot to nourish your body and soul in paradise. The 61 suites are set amongst 36 acres of tropical gardens, many with views of the sparkling sea.

* Rebecca DiMassa designs tailor-made Mauritius holidays, with Fleewinter, a London based boutique travel company.