Popular places to stay in Mauritius

Popular places in Mauritius

With a spine of spiky highlands, some simply delicious beaches and a climate which promotes year round tourism, Mauritius is one of the world’s holiday hotspots. The island houses some of the best hotels and beaches on the planet, and a holiday here is destined to be great!

Some top hotels and beaches in Mauritius include:

Royal Palm

Nicknamed the Royal Calm, this hotel promises the most relaxing getaway possible on the island. The only sounds you’ll hear are cooing doves, the hush of the sea and the tinkle of a piano at sundown. Many guests are regulars, and most of the staff have served for at least a decade. The setting is perfect, on a (virtually) private white-sand beach just a few minutes’ walk from Grand Baie, the closest thing to a resort on Mauritius.

Le Prince Maurice

Hewn out of dark wood and volcanic stone, the island’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel is cushioned from the real world by 150 acres of tangled greenery. Its 89 suites, some facing the beach, some on stilts above the lagoon, are serviced by an army of 350 staff.
Le Prince has a magnificent pool and two à la carte restaurants, one of them floating on the water and approached by a boardwalk through the mangroves. Overall, a secluded, sophisticated and special place to stay.

Taj Exotica

The island’s only all-villa hotel sits on an expansive tree-shaded beach overlooking Tamarin Bay, and has been designed for outdoor living. Each of its 65 villas has an open-sided living room (with espresso machine, surround-sound DVD/CD and flat-screen television) giving onto a private garden with a pool and a double day bed. Long days alone as a couple with an awesome view is this hotel’s specialty.

Tamarin Bay

Excellent surfing around the coral reef just offshore. Bay filled with dolphin and beauty. Partially private on one end due to a resort.

Belle Mare Beach

There is a build up of condos and rentals around the area and close to the beach, but it didn’t bother us that much. Long strands of white, sandy beach with palm, brush, pine mix of trees.

Blue Bay Beach

Crowded on weekends and holidays this beach of the locals has the best snorkeling and swimming. Protected by an offshore reef, the bay is indeed blue. Well maintained.