Mauritius luxury holidays

Made up of several islands in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a rich melting pot of influences and cultures. African and Indian elements mingle with Chinese, French and British elements to create a unique combination. [See Mauritius places to stay]

Far from being just another idyllic island, Mauritius has much more to offer than some Indian Ocean luxury getaways. Carpeted in sugar cane, with dramatic mountains erupting from the green fields, the countryside is spectacular.

Port Louis is the main port and capital. A bustling commercial centre, it showcases the country's diverse cultural influences, with street names in French and English and a mass of architectural styles on display. Visit the Natural History Museum to learn the fate of the hapless dodo, Mauritius' most famous bird, and trawl the main market for bargains.

Grand Baie in the north is a lively spot with some great shopping and nightlife opportunities. Nearby Triolet Shivala is home to the island's largest Hindu temple, Maheswarnath, dating from 1819.

Visit the old Balaclava estate and take time to explore the world-renowned Pamplemousses Gardens, which house an impressive collection of indigenous and exotic plants, including the talipot palm that flowers once every sixty years, and a group of tortoises, some over 100-years old. Set out on foot in the Black Gorges National Park to explore virgin forest and see wild monkeys.

On the west coast, surf the big waves created by giant ocean swells that break around Tamarin. In the shadow of the Riviere Noire Mountains, the beaches here are good and the swimming in a protected lagoon is excellent. The village of Chamarel in the south west is home to the island's highest waterfall and some spectacularly coloured dunes, made up of seven different shades of volcanic rock.

Away from the main island, visit Ile aux Cerfs, off the east coast, to relax on Mauritius' best beach and enjoy some world-class watersports.

Wexas Travel brochure for Mauritius

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Our in depth guide packed with background information, sample itineraries designed by our experts and hand-picked suggestions for what to see and do, where to stay and when best to go.

Unfortunately, we currently don't have any suggested itineraries for this destination available to view online. To discuss your holiday plans in Mauritius and see what's possible, though, please call one of our specialists on 020 7590 0619.

Places to stay [16]

The places to stay listed below only represent a handful of the accommodation options available in Mauritius. We can also recommend and arrange accommodation to suit your personal tastes and budget. To start planning where to stay in Mauritius, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0619.

The Oberoi, Mauritius

Beach Luxury travel

The Oberoi Mauritius, a luxury resort in Turtle Bay on the north-west coast of Mauritius, reflects the islands rich multicultural heritage, blending stone, wood …

The Residence Mauritius

Beach Honeymoon Luxury travel

With its kilometre-long beach of powdery white sand, The Residence Mauritius is perfectly situated to make the an idyllic Mauritian holiday. The decor is unique …

Shanti Maurice, Mauritius

Beach Honeymoon Luxury travel

Nestling between sugarcane fields and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Shanti Maurice satisfies all the senses. With exotic gardens, pristine white …

One&Only Le St Geran, Mauritius

Beach Luxury travel Spa

One&Only Le St Géran has long been established as one of the most exclusive resorts on Mauritius and is a member of ’The Leading Hotels of the World’. …

Trou aux Biches, Mauritius

Beach Family Relaxation

Trou aux Biches is a luxury village-style resort set among lush green gardens on a beautiful beach on the north-west coast of Mauritius. Two kilometres of white …

Le Canonnier Hotel, Mauritius

Beach Family Relaxation

Le Canonnier, a four-star resort surrounded by lush tropical gardens, secluded creeks and a secluded white-sand beach, is a friendly and welcoming family resort …

Le Victoria, Mauritius

Beach Honeymoon Relaxation

Le Victoria is in a great location between the capital, Port Louis and fashionable Grand Baie and offers some of the islands best poolside sunsets. All guest …

Heritage Le Telfair, Mauritius

Beach Golf Relaxation

Heritage Le Telfair, a member of the ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’ is a colonial style 5-star hotel.

Le Mauricia, Mauritius

Beach Family Relaxation

Le Mauricia - a four-star Beachcomber resort - boasts an enviable location on the north coast of Mauritius, set directly on the beach amidst lush, tropical …

Lux* Le Morne, Mauritius

Beach Honeymoon

Located in the southwest region of Mauritius, Lux* Le Morne, formerly known as Les Pavillons, is an elegant but timeless hotel and is nestled in a fascinating …

LUX* Belle Mare

Beach Honeymoon Luxury travel

On the edge of a pristine beach overlooking a protected lagoon lies the chic and sophisticated resort of LUX* Belle Mare

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