Spotlight on: Mauritius

Mauritius Luxury Travel Hotels

Spotlight on: Mauritius

Discover the hottest honeymoon hotels

Words by Liz Skone James

With idyllic beaches and stunning scenery, Mauritius sets the scene for an unforgettable honeymoon, and it is home to some of the world’s most romantic hotels



Spread across 34 acres of glorious beachfront in Trou d’Eau Douce Bay, this exclusive resort boasts its own private island, with pristine beaches reserved just for guests, accessed via a bridge. There are 200 individually designed rooms and suites across the resort; interiors offer thoughtful touches of local character – think custom-made furniture and artworks. All come with exquisite sea views and many boast direct access to the sandy shores. For those who prefer to lounge poolside, there are two to choose between, one set in a palm grove that is reserved for adults-only, and features a whirpool tub and double daybeds. Delectable food and drink options include innovative Asian cuisine at Le Bazar; exquisite Japanese fare at Kushi; classical Indian cuisine with Mauritian influences at Safran; and unforgettable, bespoke private dining experiences courtesy of the resort’s exclusive Dine by Design program. Set in a secluded spot, amid verdant Ayurvedic gardens, Chi, The Spa, focuses on holistic wellness Simply heaven.




This luxury hideaway boasts an idyllic location on the island’s north-east coast, on the outskirts of Bras D’Eau National Park. There are 89 suites and villas here, set in low built, thatched buildings spread across 60 hectares of verdant tropical gardens – our favourites are the overwater lagoon villas that sit on stilts above the mangrove, offering the ultimate escape from it all. Loungers and palm-fringed parasols line the main stretch of beach, where a water sports centre offers complimentary paddleboarding, water skiing, snorkelling, and kayaking. Afterwards, soothe aching muscles at the spa, where the extensive menu offers classic treatments that use organic products from the Indian Ocean; exclusive Sisley Phyto-aromatic treatments; and a Brice Nicham range of pedis and manis. All of which should work up an appetite, which can be ably sated at one of the resorts’ three excellent eateries, among them the romantic Barachois, Mauritius’ only floating restaurant, specialising in authentic flavours from the Indian Ocean.




There’s much to love here, including stylish accommodation in thatched pool villas, and a Zen-like spa on stilts in the mangrove. Spread throughout tropical gardens on a secluded lagoon, the resort is home to 90 one and two-bedroom villas, 45 private retreats ranging from two to five bedrooms, and the jewel in its crown, the five-bedroom Royal Island Sanctuary, which boasts not one, but two private swimming pools. There are seven restaurants and a lagoon-front bar to choose between, serving a mix of cuisines, including Mauritian, Creole, Indian and Italian. All are excellent but be sure not to miss Acquapazza by the Michelin starred Chef Marco Garfagnini. Meanwhile, in the spa, a menu of locally inspired treatments is on offer, using products made with ingredients harvested in the garden here. For those who are feeling more energetic, there are a host of activities available, including glass bottom boat tours, windsurfing and waterskiing, as well as guided mangrove tours to learn about the resort’s conservation work. Or, simply spend your days relaxing on one of the three white sand beaches. Decisions, decisions…