Veranda Tamarin is probably one of the cosiest hotels on the west coast of Mauritius.
There are no high walls or electric gates here. Instead, there are hammocks, sand on the floor of the lobby and a cosy, charming and intimate atmosphere.
The hotel is situated at the scenic Tamarin Bay, which is home to pods of dolphins, and here on the west coast of the island, you will be blessed with the most stunning sunsets.
The hotel has 116 rooms, all with an en suite bathroom, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, a minibar and free Wi-Fi. The rooms are very cosy and decorated with a good use of colours and are inviting, modern and retro all at once. All rooms have a private balcony/terrace. Each room comes with a “beach set” consisting of a basket of towels and beach mats, and you also get your own cool bag.
The beach is public and invites you to bring along a packed lunch and cold drinks in the cool bag, unpack the beach mats, lie down in shade and do as the locals do: play beach tennis, swim, read a book, snorkel – and simply enjoy local life. The hotel rents out hammocks, which you can also tie up between the trees on the beach.
If you’re more of a pool person, you can laze on the lovely sun loungers in the shade.
If you get hungry or thirsty, you can visit one of the two restaurants or three bars the hotel has to offer. The bar serves delicious snacks, wraps or sandwiches throughout the day, and in the evening, there is often live music provided by local up-coming bands. The bar is open to everyone, so the atmosphere is relaxed, cosy and local all at once.
Jump in the pool, visit the spa or engage in one of the hotel’s free activities: water gymnastics, boccia, snorkelling, etc., or climb into one of the hammocks and enjoy the view – Tamarin offers the ultimate in holiday relaxation!
If you stay at Veranda Tamarin for 4 nights, you earn rupees, which can be spent on a variety of excursions from the hotel.
For example, 2 adults who stay here for 5 nights earn 4,000 MUR, which can be spent on excursions from Tamarin.
What about a kayak ride at sunrise or a hike through Black River Gorge? A catamaran cruise is also pretty much a must or maybe a hike to a beautiful sunset spot?
The excursions are booked directly at the hotel, and the more nights you stay here, the more rupees you accumulate!
|Teens room, half board||Per person from: £128|
|Privilege room, half board||Per person from: £287|
All the way out at the beach in north-western Mauritius is the hotel Le Meridien Ile Maurice.
The hotel is particularly good for both families with children and couples travelling without children. Families can enjoy many activities for children and the young at heart, while couples without children can treat themselves to the Nirvana wing, which is reserved for adults only. Here there is a pool with a pool bar, and all Nirvana guests get a bottle of wine on arrival, a fruit basket in their rooms, as well as a sunset cocktail. Families with children will appreciate the fact that children under the age of 11 can stay in the same room as their parents for free.
There are 261 rooms here, all of which have a view of either the sea or the vast tropical garden that surrounds the hotel. All rooms feature a balcony or porch. There is also air conditioning, a TV and a mini-bar.
The hotel features 4 restaurants. The small town of Grand Baie is a short, 20-minute drive from here, so you have great opportunities to explore local life and cuisine, if you like.
A stone’s throw from the hotel is the chalk-white beach, but if you’d rather hop in the pool, there are three of these. Furthermore, the hotel also features a spa, kids-club, water sports activities, diving centre and a well-equipped fitness centre.
|Junior Suite, half board||Per person from: £829|
|Nirvana Tranquil Bliss, half board||Per person from: £925|
In the evening, you can enjoy a drink to the sight of the most beautiful sunset over the sea. Behind you are Mauritius’ dramatic mountains and in front of you lies the protected Turtle Bay Marine Park.
You are at the five-star Westin Turtle Bay & Spa resort and, whether you want to relax on the beach or by one of the two pools, or to snorkel, dive, sail, play tennis, run, cycle – or enjoy spa treatments all day long, you’ve come to the right place. The hotel is located on a 10-hectare site, so whether you want to be active or wind right down, there’s room for you.
Like the entire hotel, the 190 rooms are stylishly appointed. They offer plenty of space and all have their own balcony or terrace, flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, minibar, iron and free Wi-Fi.
The hotel has no fewer than seven restaurants and bars, so there is something for everyone.
Please note that most of the hotel restaurants have a dress code for dinner, so you’ll have to leave your shorts and flip-flops in the room in the evening.
|Junior Suite, half board||Per person from: £638|
The charming boutique hotel “Veranda Paul et Virginie” on the northern coast of Mauritius is the perfect place to relax at the end of an eventful journey. The beaches on this part of the island are often small, but they are fabulous and undisturbed.
The hotel is perfect for couples looking for a romantic, relaxing holiday in a tranquil setting. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed, and we can promise with near certainty that you will wind right down after a stay here.
The 81 rooms all have full or partial sea views, and naturally all of them have a terrace or balcony from which the views can be enjoyed all day long. The rooms are decorated in light colours, with light materials that make the surroundings feel bright and airy.
The hotel offers a range of facilities and activities such as two swimming pools, a day spa, various water sports, tennis, etc. It has two restaurants and we have chosen to include half board in your stay, so you can enjoy the day, the pool, the beach, the sun and each other without having to think about where to eat in the evening.
There is direct access from the hotel to a small but wonderful beach. A 15-minute taxi ride from the hotel is the town of Grand Baie, where you can use the public beach in the beautiful bay, and you will find a variety of reasonably-priced cafés and restaurants. The town also offers good shopping.
The days are spent at your leisure. If you are interested in additional excursions, you can contact the hotel’s reception desk and our partner to hear what’s on offer.
Please note that Veranda Paul et Virginie Hotel will be closed for renovation in 1 June – 30 June 2024.
|Comfort Room including half board, 5 nights||Per person from: £159|
|Superior Room including half board, 5 nights||Per person from: £255|
It doesn’t get much better than this!
Imagine sitting at a beautifully laid table with your feet in the sand. Shortly, the waiter will bring you the evening menu. In front of you is a cool drink – the condensation forming small beads on the glass. The waves are lapping the beach, and you are looking out at a stunning sunset.
That’s life at Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa!
You are staying at a five-star resort on the west coast of Mauritius – in the middle of the world-famous beach, Flic en Flac.
With its 2 km long white sandy beach, Flic en Flac is embodiment of Mauritius. The lagoon is protected by coral reefs, making it the perfect place to swim and offering good diving and snorkelling opportunities.
The hotel offers a wide range of free activities: paddle boarding, tennis, yoga, etc.
The rooms are large, spacious and decorated in Mauritian and Asian style with either a balcony or a patio. All of the rooms look out onto the sea and all have air conditioning, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, a flat-screen TV – and everything else you would expect from a five-star resort. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
The hotel has three restaurants, and there is a restaurant/bar on the beach. There are two large swimming pools – one for everyone and one just for adults. There is a kids club for children, and for adults, there is a fantastic day spa area offering a range of facial and body treatments.
|Deluxe room with half board for 5 nights||Per person from: £638|
The Sands has everything that a 5 star resort should offer (excluding a ” Kids Club “). The Sands is located on the world famous beach of Flic en Flac which is 2 km long, with white beaches that are the epitome of Mauritius. For those who require a quiet and relaxing base for a holiday in Mauritius, this stunning resort is very suitable.
The hotel consists entirely of large deluxe rooms, which all have either a balcony or terrace and are sea facing. All rooms have either a large double bed (king size) or twin beds. Other room amenities include air conditioning, telephone with voice mail, safe, minibar, TV with multiple channels and tea or coffee making facilities.
The spacious bathrooms have a separate shower with glass door, bathtub and toilet. You will also find a hairdryer, shaver socket and walk-in wardrobe.
The hotel has 3 restaurants where “Tamarind Terrace” offers a selection of international cuisine and various Mauritian specialties and a good selection of fine wines from many parts of the world. The other two restaurants offer seafood and cuisine of the highest class with an additional charge for half board. Make use of the spa, fitness centre and free activities like kayaking, snorkelling, surfing, small sailboats and pedal boats.
Just one of the unique highlights to be found is a sailing tour around the lagoon of “Flic en Flac” beach for around 5-10 minutes, free of charge. Here you can sail in the lagoon with the large groups of dolphins which congregate each morning into the lagoon, in around 10-20 feet of water where they stay until around midday, before swimming out in search of deeper waters.
|Deluxe room including half board, 5 nights||Per person from: £606|
Sizeable family discount at the 5-star, all inclusive resort on the south coast of Mauritius – two children stay for free in the same room as their parents.
Dream of a true 5-star resort that offers tranquillity and charm for the adults, lots of activities for the kids, a fabulous beach right on the doorstep and “all inclusive” at its best? Then treat yourself to an upgrade to the fabulous Heritage Awali. The hotel offers a discount, which increases the more nights you stay here! And the kids? They stay here free for much of the year.
Heritage Awali is located on the beautiful south coast of Mauritius in Domaine de Bel Ombre. The hotel consists of 160 rooms, all of which are charming and pleasantly appointed, reflecting Mauritius’ African heritage. Naturally, the rooms boast all the amenities you would expect of a 5-star hotel: air conditioning, TV, safe, free Wi-Wi, tea and coffee facilities, free minibar (which is restocked every day) and en suite bathroom with a bathtub. All rooms have their own terrace or balcony overlooking the beautiful tropical garden.
At Awali, “All inclusive” means:
Kids Club is open every day – evenings, too – with activities for children throughout the week. They can play badminton, learn to dance, go to cookery classes, race crabs, play crazy golf and much more besides.
Two children under the age of 12 stay for free in the parents’ room during the period from 1 May – 18 September
|Deluxe garden view room, 5 nights, all inclusive:||Per person from: £957|
|Deluxe garden view room, 5 nights, all inclusive:||Per child from: £32|
Situated on the wild, unspoilt east coast of Mauritius – farthest to the south – is the fabulous 5-star Iko Resort. The hotel is part of the Anantara luxury chain and has everything you would expect from a 5-star resort.
From the time you step into the beautifully decorated lobby until you are settled into your lovely room, you will be aware of the attention to detail paid to the décor around you, which is both cosy and modern.
All 172 rooms have their own balcony or terrace and all have an espresso machine, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, and a fabulous bathroom with BOTH shower and bathtub.
You will probably spend most of your time here at the beautiful infinity pool, which overlooks the Indian Ocean. If you are looking to gather experiences, you have good hiking and biking trails right outside your door. Play a game of tennis or enjoy a good massage at the hotel spa – perhaps while the kids are having fun at the Kids’ Club or at the special children’s pool.
Blue Bay Marine Park is located a mere stone’s throw away from the hotel, but you don’t actually even have to leave the hotel area if you want to snorkel. In the ocean just outside the resort, efforts have been made to save the coral, so you can easily snorkel straight from the beach. For the same reason, motorised boats are not allowed to sail right near the hotel – so both you and the fragile coral get to enjoy some peace and quiet.
Grab an afternoon drink at the cosy bar before heading on to one of the hotel’s three restaurants, all of which have a character of their own.
|Premier garden, half board||Per person from: £520|
|Premier garden, half board||Per child from: £159|
This cosy, 4-star, boutique-style hotel is to be found in northern Mauritius, approx. 15 km north of Port Louis.
On your arrival at Veranda Pointe Aux Biches, you will be welcomed with a foot spa. Off with your shoes and into the water bath go your feet – the message from the very beginning here is that this is “barefoot bliss”. The floor of the reception is sand and the same goes for the bar and restaurant; after all, it’s a beach holiday you’re on!
The beach itself is at the bottom of the large, lush garden where you will find the rooms.
There are 115 rooms located in two-storey buildings in the tropical garden. All of them have a balcony/terrace, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a minibar, a safe, and tea and coffee making facilities. 44 of the rooms are special family rooms with space for all the family, and at one end of the hotel area, you will also find a well-equipped “Kids’ Club”.
Both families with children and couples will feel happy at Veranda Pointe Aux Biches as the hotel is divided into two sections; one for families and one for adults without children. There are 3 pools (one of which is child-free), 2 restaurants, 2 bars and, of course, a day spa.
The hotel offers a wide range of activities: water polo, kayaking, tennis, beach volleyball, table tennis, etc. It is possible to rent bicycles, and 5 times a week there is a free shuttle to Trou aux Biches Beach.
|Comfort Room||Per person from: £96|
|Family Room||Per person from: £32|
This four-star family-friendly hotel is located right on the edge of the famous Flic en Flac beach on the west coast of Mauritius. You are just a short stroll from the white sandy beach which offers excellent snorkelling, not to mention the opportunity to retreat and enjoy the peace and tranquillity around you.
The hotel has no fewer than four pools, two of which are children’s pools, making it the perfect choice for a family holiday. A whole host of activities are on offer, including a kids’ club so there’s no need to get bored. Unless, of course, you choose to do just that….
The 150 rooms are well-appointed in bright, friendly colours. All rooms have their own balcony or terrace.
We reckon the “Burger Bar” restaurant will probably be a hit with the whole family, and there are also two other restaurants to choose from.
You are the master of your own time at Anelia. The hotel can help arrange excursions, and on one of the days, you should treat yourself to a visit to the beautiful day spa. After a lovely massage, you can relax in the outdoor jacuzzi, set in the scenic surroundings of the lush, well-kept garden.
5 km from the hotel is Casela Nature Park, a great place for children and adults alike where you can see giant turtles, zebras, tigers, lions, giraffes, monkeys, 1,500 birds as well as exotic flowers and plants. You can have a go at zip lining, canyon swing, Segway, walking on hanging bridges and much more besides.