The Indian Ocean spoils us for choice with its paradise island destinations, like Sri Lanka, the Maldives and the Seychelles, but Mauritius will always tempt us back. This spectacular island doesn’t just seduce you with its beautiful beaches, but also enchants you with its cascading waterfalls, bountiful botanical gardens, majestic national parks and awe-inspiring underwater worlds. With so much on offer, there’s something for everyone in Mauritius and our partner Kuoni have chosen some of their favourite resorts to give you some Indian Ocean inspiration.
5* Long Beach
Nestled along a heavenly stretch of beach, this five-star resort is all about variety and making sure every guest has their perfect holiday. If all you want to do is relax by the divine infinity pool, dedicated butlers will make sure you have everything you need. As well as the usual water sports, guests can enjoy a whole range of experiences from bike-riding to cocktail making or learning how to cook classic Mauritian dishes. From Long Beach you can take a boat to the island of Ile aux Cerfs or take a day trip to marvel at the dazzling scenery of the Domaine d l’Étoile nature reserve.
7 nights All Inclusive from £1,999pp
Set on another breath-taking beach, this adults-only resort is the ideal couples beach retreat. Whether golf, yoga, or simply watching the sun set over the sea is how you choose to relax, Ambre has everything you need for a perfectly contented holiday. Head out in a kayak to explore the impossibly blue lagoon, take a specially prepared picnic basket on a day-trip around the island, or enjoy a round or two on the famous Ile aux Cerfs golf course. To really unwind, treat yourself to a serene spa treatment in the resort’s oceanfront palapa.
7 nights All Inclusive from £1,399pp
4.5* Preskil Island
On the south-eastern coast of Mauritius, close to the historic fishing village of Mahébourg, this popular luxury resort is reopening in 2019 after a complete redesign. One thing that won’t have changed is its incredible private-peninsula setting with views of Ile aux Aigrettes, Lion Mountain and Blue Bay Marine Park. Make the most of Preskil’s clear-water lagoon with windsurfing, snorkelling, sailing and canoeing. For something different, try a deep-sea fishing adventure or head out on a traditional boat for a romantic early-morning breakfast. Learn to speak Creole and try out your new skill at the food stalls of Mahébourg’s great bazaar for a real taste of island life.
7 nights Half Board from £1,399pp
5* Constance Belle Mare Plage
Voted one of the best hotels in Mauritius by TripAdvisor and located on one of the island’s most spectacular beaches, this grand and luxurious resort really does have the wow factor. Boasting not one but two 18-hole championship courses, golfers will be in heaven! The resort also runs free water-skiing and yoga sessions if you subscribe to Spike Milligan’s opinion that golf is simply a good walk ruined. Enjoy gourmet Mauritian cuisine at Deer Hunter or make the most of the soft, powder sands with a laid-back dinner on the beach at LAKAZE.
7 nights Full Board from £1,699pp