Famous for its idyllic beaches, dramatic lagoons and diverse coral reefs, the island nation of Mauritius is a small chunk of paradise in the Indian Ocean. Its natural beauty even extends beyond its coastal regions, with a mountainous interior featuring a vast National Park complete with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and an abundance of wildlife.
There are plenty of places to stay on Mauritius, ranging from basic guest houses through to the kind of luxury villas on stilts that adorn so many postcards. There’s also a good selection of all inclusive hotels and resorts to choose from, and if that’s what you’re looking for, check out our list below featuring three of the best all inclusive options that Mauritius has to offer.
FROM £164/ NIGHT
Minutes from one of Mauritius’s sandy shorelines, this upscale hotel is nestled within pretty tropical gardens that help create a relaxing ambiance. There’s a large pool area and direct access to a private beach, or for even more indulgence there’s an on-site spa centre offering a range of treatments and therapies, plus a steam bath, sauna and hot tub. For more active-minded guests, there’s a tennis court and gym, and the hotel can also arrange adrenaline-pumping activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, windsurfing and diving. There are two hotel restaurants, including an Indian-themed eatery. Guest rooms are designed in bright, colourful style and come with a private bathroom, a seating area and satellite TV. Mauritius’s capital of Port Louis is just under 10 miles away.
FROM £173/ NIGHT
Nestled directly on is town private beach in northern Mauritius, this luxury hotel is ideal for those planning to spend plenty of time relaxing on the sand or in the sea. A major perk is that the hotel offers complimentary rides in its own glass-bottomed boat. Other amenities include a range of dining options, including a Mediterranean restaurant and lounge set on the beach, a spa offering relaxing massages and other treatments, a beach cinema, pilates and yoga classes and an adults-only swimming pool. The hotel also runs kayaking, sailing and snorkelling excursions. Guest rooms are air conditioned and feature LED TVs and furnished balconies with scenic views, while some also come with a kitchenette and their own private pool. The picturesque village of Grand Baie is a 20-minute drive away.
FROM £122/ NIGHT
Also situated on its own private sandy shore, this 3-star hotel close to Grand Baie is a more affordable option for beach lovers. There’s an outdoor pool with lagoon views, a restaurant with a pretty terrace surrounded by tropical gardens, a state-of-the-art spa, and a floodlit tennis court. Kayaking, windsurfing, and snorkelling can be enjoyed nearby too. Guest rooms, meanwhile, are similarly impressive, with stylish contemporary furnishings, a TV and a minibar. For guests arriving in their own transport, free private parking is available at the hotel. A number of chic restaurants and bars are a short walk away.