Top 10 Best Resorts in Mauritius

The Presidential Villa at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita.

Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres off the coast of mainland Africa. The island is known for its extraordinary resorts and beaches. I have been three times to Mauritius and stayed in more than 30 resorts in the country.

Below are my top 10 with a few notes about each property.

1. Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
My number one has the best service on the island as well as world-class villas, great food and fantastic facilities including a golf course.

2. Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa Mauritius
Built as a Taj property, Maradiva has the best villas I’ve seen in Mauritius after the Four Seasons. The food is great with ingredients from their large garden. The service was not as good as at Four Seasons, but still very good.

3. Le Touessrok 
Formerly a One&Only property, and still one of the very best resorts in Mauritius. Le Touessrok closed for a six-month renovation and later rebranded as a Shangri-La.

4. The St. Regis Mauritius
Opened in April 2013. The St. Regis had professional service, and beautiful rooms, but felt like it could have been in Paris. I missed the feeling of staying at a resort in Mauritius.

5. Le Prince Maurice
Professional service and managed by Constance. Previously a member of Relais & Châteaux. The junior suites (lowest category) didn’t impress me.

6. One & Only Le Saint Geran
Needed a renovation when I stayed here, but if I returned, I might rank it higher. Top professional service but the size of the resort is a downside. 162 rooms and suites are too much in my opinion.

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7. LUX* Belle Mare
Previously known as Belle Mare Plage, this family resort is probably the best value in Mauritius. The rooms are smaller than at most resorts but with a beautiful design. High-quality service and attention to detail make it number 7 on the list.

8. The Residence Mauritius
Colonial-styled resort with great service, but a bit dated rooms. The Residence also has resorts in the Maldives, Tunis and Zanzibar.

9. LUX* Grand Gaube
Previously known at Legends Resort. Beautifully rebranded by LUX*. Professionally run and with an attractive design.

10. Shanti Maurice
A great resort with excellent food, large bathrooms, and an award-winning spa.

Uber is not in Mauritius. Instead, I highly recommend Akqua Sun for transfers on the island. Update: As of 2024 it looks like they are no longer in business. Instead, I’m sure any of the resorts above would be able to provide excellent transfers.

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