With miles of gleaming white-sand beaches, pristine forests and mountains, and an interesting and diverse culture, the island of Mauritius is a unique and relaxing place to spend a holiday. Many travelers choose to stay at a beach resort in Mauritius at one of the major tourist centers, but there are many other places to stay around the coast, as well as in the capital city of Port Louis.
One of the highest rated Mauritius hotels is located a little off the beaten track, just outside the tourist town of Flic en Flac, on the West Coast and close to Tamarin Beach. The Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa (pictured) was listed in the 2005 Condé Nast Traveler Hot List and is one of the most popular five-star options for Mauritius accommodation. Situated on a quiet stretch of beach, the Maradiva Villas are the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of other resort areas. Guests are treated like royalty, with complimentary reception, drinks, and continental breakfast served daily. A beautiful pool is complemented by extensive spa services, a tennis court, and a fitness center. The exquisitely designed guestrooms make guests feel like they are staying in an exclusive spa, and a range of drinks and coffee machines in each room make it hard to leave this luxurious resort in Mauritius. The Maradiva Resort has two restaurants, both of which serve excellent food. A half-board option, where some meals are included in the price of your stay, is a good choice as the resort is a little far from the town to walk there often. Located close to the natural areas of Tamarin Bay and other natural parks, the Maradiva is one of the most optimally located beach hotels in Mauritius when it comes to natural beauty.
For travelers who want to spend their time sunning on some of Mauritius' finest white-sand beaches, finding Mauritius accommodation at one of the main tourist resort areas is a good choice. The Shandrani Hotel at Blue Bay is one of the best resorts at this beautiful tourist area, with three pristine white-sand beaches and a range of tourist activities. At this four-star all-inclusive resort in Mauritius, your room rate includes all meals, drinks, activities, and use of equipment. A spa offers all kinds of rejuvenating treatments, and guests can relax with their drinks by the infinity pool or order a picnic basket to take to the beach. The family-friendly activity club organizes snorkeling and water sports excursions such as surfing, pedal boats, kayaking, and sailing, and a PADI-certified scuba and dive center is available on-site as well. Guests will find a range of delicious buffet meals at the hotel restaurants as well as complimentary drinks at the bars. For nonstop, attentive service, and a worry-free holiday, there are few better Mauritius hotels than the Shandrani Blue Bay.
One of the most popular resorts at the busy tourist center of Grand Bay is the Royal Palm Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel with a small private beach. One of the best Mauritius hotels for a private getaway that is still within reach of bars and restaurants, the Royal Palm goes out of its way to deliver a five-star experience. Excellent hotel restaurants, two pools, beach chairs on the sand, and a top-quality spa by the internationally recognized brand Clarins contribute to helping guests feel pampered and relaxed. There are many options for Mauritius accommodation at and around Grand Bay, but the Royal Palm is often the first choice and is highly rated by many vacationers to this island paradise.