Best Luxury Hotels in Mauritius

With its blend of French and Creole influences, this tropical island off the southeast coast of Africa has been a perennial favourite for those seeking to escape the crowds on the more popular island destinations. This enchanting island nation welcomes with its diverse attractions, ranging from crystal clear lagoons and coral reefs to dramatic volcanic peaks cloaked in emerald greenery and beyond its natural wonders, awaits first-class resorts with five-star facilities, welcoming hospitality and impeccable service. Whether you seek relaxation on the sugar-white sands, thrilling water adventures, or a taste of the island’s unique blend of cuisines, Mauritius promises an unforgettable journey that transcends the boundaries of ordinary travel. Read on to discover our favourite 5-star and luxury hotels in the island.

Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort

A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this stunning 2500-acre estate takes its cues from the French plantations of old, emulating their refined grandeur, while weaving in a contemporary, barefoot chic feel. On the grounds, you’ll find the Seven Colours Spa, two 18-hole championship golf courses including the new La Reserve Links course, sports and games facilities, alfresco movie screenings and four restaurants. Those staying here can also make use of the amenities at sister hotel, the Heritage Awali. Part of UNESCO-protected forests and coastlines, Heritage Le Telfair is an unspoilt paradise, with all-suite accommodation making it the perfect choice for a holiday in Mauritius. Read our expert review of Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort here.

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Anahita Golf & Spa Resort

Anahita Golf & Spa Resort located in Grande Rivière Sud Est, Beau Champ, on the east coast of Mauritius, offers guests both luxurious accommodations and an experience of authentic Mauritian charm. The resort is set amongst 213 hectares of beautiful tropical gardens, and presents a range of accommodations, from Junior suites to three to five-bedroom deluxe villas, all featuring spacious living areas and fully equipped kitchens. The suites and villas provide stunning views and are designed with a blend of luxury and comfort. The resort is well known for its two exceptional 18-hole championship golf courses, designed by Ernie Els and Bernhard Langer, offering guests a premium golfing experience. Other amenities include a well-equipped fitness centre, the Anahita Spa by Thémaé Paris with a range of relaxing and reviving treatments, and for the young ones there are kids’ clubs and outdoor play equipment. Anahita Golf & Spa Resort is also home to two beaches: the Beach Resort located near the bar and restaurants, and an exclusive beach at Ile aux Cerfs, in front of the resort, accessible by a free boat shuttle every 30 minutes. Located approximately 12.6 miles from The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport the resort is a convenient choice for travellers. Read our expert review of Anahita Golf & Spa Resort here.

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Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort

A UNESCO nature reserve, beside a sandy beach and preserved lagoon, is the setting for Heritage Awali. This creates a stunning backdrop for  Le Château, an 18-hole championship golf course, the only 9-hole with Par-3s and footgolf course on the island and the new La Réserve Golf Links, exclusive to guests. The grounds are also home to the Seven Colours Spa, built in the style of an African village, a beach club and bar and the main hotel, a 19th-century plantation-style house. There are 163 bedrooms in total, including coastal villas with pools, jacuzzis and butlers on hand to elevate your stay. Heritage Awali’s all-inclusive package provides access to many onsite restaurants, offering Italian, Indian, BBQ, locavore concept and buffet fare. Read our spotlight on about the Heritage Awali Hotel.

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LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residencies

The sheltered lagoon of Grand Baie on Mauritius’ northern coast provides a calm haven for swimming and sunbathing. British designer Kelly Hoppen has designed the sophisticated, yet laid back interiors. With an emphasis on conscious, eco-friendly living in the resort, guests can choose from healthy plant-based menus, take a hydrothermal bath journey and enjoy a cutting edge spa treatment on an ergonomic sand bed. Hang out at Beach Rouge, the restaurant and beach club, or on the rooftop at Bisou restaurant and bar and eat at Ai KISU. Don’t miss the perfect photo op, as you take a seat in the wooden swing that hangs above the rooftop infinity pool, looking out over the lagoon.

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The Oberoi

This stunning basalt beachfront retreat is set on Turtle Bay and comes complete with a number of luxury pavilions and pristine private pool villas that are set in perfectly manicured tropical gardens. The Oberoi has long had a reputation of being one of the most romantic islands in the whole of Mauritius and guests are treated to plenty of privacy as well as a first rate service. People who choose one of the luxurious villas will be treated to full use of their own dining pavilion as well as a butler service that means that they never need to see another guest if they do not wish, while enjoying cocktails here as the sun slowly sets over the ocean is an enchanting experience.

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The St Regis

Guests are invited to select a room in this former sugar baron’s plantation house, which commands an excellent position on Le Morne and provides plenty of luxury and a truly memorable service. Guests are treated to private access to one of the most stunning strips of sand in the area, while a range of special trips are organised by the dedicated staff such as a trip to Black River Gorge National Park and an unforgettable dolphin safari. Each room has been designed so that it faces the ocean and boasts large picture windows to let in plenty of air and light. The Beachfront Grand Suites are especially grand, while those who are travelling in a group and want to take advantage of extra space and luxurious touches should reserve the magnificent four bedroom villa.

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Shangri La Le Touessrok

This award winning hotel combines Asian-style elegance with plenty of Mauritian charm to create a unique and very luxurious tropical effect. This large and lovely resort gives guests full use of five private white sandy beaches, which are lapped by cool and clear turquoise waters. Wandering along palm fringed paths to reach the spacious villas is an enchanting experience, while every moment spend here is sure to uplift the sense. While there are just over two hundred rooms and suites to choose from, those that are most coveted are set in the Frangipani Wing and can be reached from the mainland by crossing a wooden bridge. These stunning suites boast egg-shaped bathtubs, while the three-bedroom private villas are among the best accommodation options on the whole of Mauritius.

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Shanti Maurice

People who crave pure peace and luxury are sure to love staying at this romantic and yet very informal boutique hotel, which is set in tropical gardens that grace the edge of a pretty horseshoe-shaped cove. Guests can take their pick from stunning suites and private villas and everything at the Shanti Maurice has been created on a very grand scale. Both the onsite spa and restaurants have won awards for excellence and guests should make sure that they take the opportunity to indulge in pure pampering before taking a seat at one of the elegant dining pavilions to sample some of the best cuisine around.

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One and Only Le Saint Geran

Set on a private peninsula in perhaps the best location in the whole of Mauritius in terms of natural beauty, guests are treated to more than a mile of private white sand and 60 acres of tropical gardens to explore. This luxury hotel was created in 1975 and was the first accommodation option of its type to grace the island. There are 142 guest rooms and suites and guests can choose from ocean or cover facing rooms depending on their mood and personal preference. No matter which option is selected, guests can be sure that they will be treated to a very comfortable and memorable stay along with a huge number of enmities for both those who want to be pampered and activity seekers.

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The Residence Mauritius

The style of this colonial-style hotel takes its inspiration from the local plantation houses and this is a topical getaway that makes guests feel right at home as soon as they step inside the lobby. Set on the east coast of Mauritius, The Residence treats guests to more than a mile of powdery white sand to spread out on and stroll along at sunset. In addition to all of the comforts and luxuries that guests would expect from a world-class hotel, this establishment goes the extra mile by offering touches such as a decadent VIP lunch on the beach and a personal speedboat service to a tiny tropical island.

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LUX Grand Gaube

Set on the edge of the traditional fishing village of Grand Gaube, this exclusive hotel serves as an exclusive retreat that no lover of luxury could resist. There are three main swimming pools for guests to choose from including one pool that has been reserved just for adults. While the little ones are made welcome, this is also the perfect place for adults to play and unwind in style and each room, villa and suite faces the sea.

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LUX Le Morne

In the shadows of Le Morne Brabant, beside powdery sands and a turquoise lagoon, is LUX Le Morne. It’s located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site with lush vegetation and proximity to the Black River Georges. Within the grounds are four swimming pools, tennis courts, clubs for kids and teens, a dive school and a spa Opt for the all-inclusive or the half-board “dine around” option, to enjoy Café LUX*, East gourmet Thai restaurant, Ilot and Oasis swim-up bar, The Bar (laid-back by day, cocktail lounge by night) and The Kitchen (the main alfresco restaurant).

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Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

Villas with up to two bedrooms and retreats with up to four, are among the accommodation options at the Four Seasons Resort. It’s set on a secluded peninsula in Beau Champ, with an award-winning spa hovering above its portion of the Indian Ocean, held up by wooden pillars (where you can indulge in the likes of a Glacial White Caviar Hair Treatment or a Full Moon Couples’ Ritual). The Hobbit Village Kids Club keeps little ones entertained, while parents play a round of golf, a game of tennis, go snorkelling, practice yoga, or take a cookery class. 

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One&Only Le Saint Géran

Guests can arrive by helicopter at this famous hotel that’s bordered by a two-kilometre stretch of sand. Stay in your choice of a bedroom, a suite large enough for a family, or an airy, timber-beamed villa with a butler, personal chef and valet on hand. Relax in the Bedouin-inspired thatched shisha lounge, by the pool or in the One&Only spa. Dine on pan-Asian tapas at Tapasake, over the water at La Terrasse, on organic Australian steak at Prime, in the Riviera-style Le Badamier and on vegan food by Chef Matthew Kenney at L’Artisan.

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Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury

This member of The Leading Hotels of the World is in a sheltered nook of the northwest coast, ideal for dips in the three swimming pools. Of the 69 suites, some are designed for honeymooners, others for families and some for VIPs, with private pools and a butler. French Chef William Girard is at the helm of the food and beverage offer, namely Restaurant La Plage, La Goélette on the terrace and the bijou Ischia. The Royal Palm Spa is presented in partnership with Valmont and guests have access to amenities at all the island’s Beachcomber properties.

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JW Marriott Mauritius Resort

Le Morne Peninsula is the home of this suite and villa beach resort. Here you can dine at the Floating Market on Thai, Malay, Vietnam, Indonesian and Singaporean food; from Atsuko restaurant’s live Teppanyaki station; at The Boathouse Aegean Beach Grill & Lounge on an outdoor deck overlooking the sea; in Le Manoir Dining Room in an environment akin to a French stately home; at INDYA; or in Le Morne Lounge beside the resort’s main pool. Also part of the JW Marriott in Mauritius is a PURE Spa, fitness centre and tennis courts. 

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Constance Prince Maurice

This resort takes us to the northeast coast and 148 acres of tropical gardens and perfect sands. It comprises 64 Junior Suites, 12 Family Suites, 12 Villas and one Princely Suite all with terraces for you to relax in privacy. Shared amenities include pools, water sports and a kid’s club catering for those in their primary years. Spend time at the U Spa de Constancewith its thermal swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam and chill bath. And enjoy the gourmet fare at the four restaurants and three bars; be sure to visit Le Barachois set on floating decks above the lagoon and The Wine Cellar with its 25,000 bottles. 

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Sugar Beach Mauritius

Named to reflect its design inspiration (a sugar plantation), this Flic-en-Flac resort is made up of a Manor House, Governor’s Lounge and a collection of villas. It’s large, with lots to do, making it well-suited to families (clubs cater for kids and teens) and groups of friends. There’s a Spa Cinq Mondes, meandering freeform pools, PADI diving, sports and watersports and a free shuttle to Ile aux Cerfs. Half board, full board and all-inclusive packages give you access to Mon Plaisir buffet restaurant, Tides on the beachfront, Citronella’s Café, Citronella’s Bar, La Brasserie, Sports Bar and the Wolmar for international buffets and theme nights.

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