Mauritius hotels and resorts come in all shapes and sizes. Luxury 5 star, 4 star, 3 star, boutique, budget, adults only, honeymoon, family, golf, spas … you name it, we have it. We offer you the best under the sun except … snow!
The island boasts 112 licensed hotels. Pages and pages of accommodation with online travel agents competing with one another. Enticing images of beaches, palm trees, turquoise lagoons and reviews … enough to test the patience of even a Hindu saint.
Boutique hotel in Grand Bay
Let’s keep a cool head. I’ll help you navigate. Your choice of accommodation and location is important. It’s your holiday we are talking about.
Use the information below before searching for hotels. You’ll need it when you are ready to book your vacation.
By the way, I am in the process of compiling a list of my favourite Mauritius hotels and resorts. Don’t forget to come back and check out the latest.
Do I sound like an estate agent? Most Mauritius hotels and resorts are located alongside the beach. I decided not to include them on the island’s map. It looked like a Christmas tree with all the dots.
What’s the point anyway? The location and most names will mean little or nothing to you.
Let’s be practical and rather have an overview of what to expect from:
The East and South offer a serene laid back feel. Ideal if you plan to spend most of your holiday relaxing at your hotel or resort.
Bel Ombre, Trou d’eau Douce, Belle Mare, Le Morne peninsula …
The North offers shopping centers, restaurants and bars.
The lively seaside village of Grand Baie, Trou aux Biches, Pereybere …
The West is in-between
Flic en Flac, Balaclava, Black River …
Trou aux Biches beach in the North
Trade winds visit our South and East coast from March to November. Great in summer. In winter it’s a different story. That’s from June to August.
Where should you make a reservation?
Below you’ll find a short explanation on resorts and types of hotels.
When it comes to resorts think BIG. They offer activities to keep you entertained the whole day and part of the night as well …
Resorts are located on large grounds with many swimming pools, restaurants and bars. Add shops, spas, sea activities and kids clubs. Top resorts offer luxury villas with a private pool. A few have their own golf course and tennis courts.
Such a great choice that guests don’t usually feel the desire to leave their exclusive paradise for a bit of sightseeing.
Unlike resorts, the accommodation and facilities vary from exclusive to budget. These hotels are located on smaller grounds. The facilities vary accordingly. The number of rooms, restaurants and swimming pools will be less.
I have included the star rating below to give you a fair idea of what to expect from the various types of hotels and resorts.
Resorts offer a choice of swimming pools
A hotel classification System was approved by the Mauritius Government in 2015 and implemented by the Tourism Authority. From 5 star luxury to 2 star.
The criteria for assessment takes into consideration the appearance of the building, gardens, reception, bedrooms, restaurants, boathouse, spa, pool service, entertainment, staff etc.
Each star category has a number of additional services:
5 and 4 star hotels must comply with all these services.
3 must comply with 3 services
2 star must have a minimum 1 service
For example you could have a 2 star hotel offering a great kids club, be suitable as a business hotel with a conference room or offer a boutique style accommodation with a boathouse.
The romance of an island holiday
My page on hotel booking will show you how to look for a specific facility and how to find the room you want. Sea facing, garden view or next to a swimming pool.
Once you have found the location that suits your needs, the next step is …
“Do I book an all-inclusive package, full board or half board?” Good question!
My thoughts on these various offers will help you make an informed decision. No wasted expenses!
You can now make a smart choice when you search for Mauritius hotels and resorts.
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