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Mauritius Overview

Feb-24-2012 By Administrator

Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean approximately 560 miles East of Madagascar. A volcanic island, almost completely surrounded by coral reef, Mauritius yields beautiful views both above and below the water. Many amazing resorts are located on the island and thus competition has bread even better service and amenities. From world-class golf, to an array of water activities, to heavenly spas, almost every activity exists on Mauritius. Mauritius is great for families, honeymoons, anniversaries, and add-ons to Southern African Safaris.

Mauritius is a fusion of cultures, with Indian, French, African, and British influences. These cultural influences gave rise to exceptional cuisine and a diverse group of nice, fun-loving people.

When To Go
Mauritius tends to be cooler from June to September. The weather can get into the low 70’s in the middle of the Mauritian winter. As the weather is cooler during this time, rates are less expensive and great deals can be had. From November to May the weather tends to be hotter and this is a more popular time to visit Mauritius and thus rates are more expensive. Scuba Diving is best from December-March as the water tends to be clearer. Big game fishing peaks from October to March. Like many destinations, the peak travel season falls around Christmas and New Years so prices are much higher during this period.

Getting to Mauritius
Mauritius has become easily accessible from many locations around the World. Flights from Europe to Mauritius are quite common with Paris and London being the most popular originating cities. Mauritius is also a very popular add-on to a Southern African safari and flights from different cities in South Africa are frequent. Regular flights leave from Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Australia, Dubai, Qatar, and Seychelles amongst others.

Mauritius Resort Summary

Best of the Best
Maradiva Villas
Royal Palm Hotel
Oberoi Mauritius

5 ½-Star
Four Seasons Resort Mauritius
Le Touessrok
One&Only Le Saint Geran
Le Prince Maurice

5-Star
The Residence Mauritius
Shanti Maurice
Lux* Belle Mare
Anahita The Resort

4-Star
Paradise Cove Resort

Rates (Reference Purposes Only, Rates Are Approximate For Entry Level Rooms)
Best of the Best – Approximately US $800 per night and higher
5 and ½ Star – Approximately US $600-675 per night
5 Star – Approximately US $485 per night
Boat Rentals, Private Residences, 4 Star Resorts – Rates Available Upon Request

Mauritius Resort Overview

Maradiva Villas Resort
An exclusive haven of solitude and luxury, this beautiful beachside getaway spans 27 scenic acres at Wolmar Beach, overlooking the serene, blue waters of Tamarin Bay and its own private half-mile beach. No detail has been overlooked in considering the relaxing ambiance, with interiors inspired by French Colonial, Indian, African, and Arabic designs and fashioned with an elegant touch. Maradiva villas are some of the largest and most secluded in Mauritius, all with their own private plunge pools and scenic sea views. The contemporary-Indian Maradiva Spa invites guests to rediscover themselves through yoga, meditation, as well as Indian and Ayurvedic therapies.

Royal Palm Hotel
Located on the sheltered, sun-drenched northwest coast of Mauritius, this boutique hideaway is known as the most prestigious address on the island. Its stunning location – overlooking a beautiful azure lagoon fringed by alabaster sand – and unparalleled service make Royal Palm Hotel a special place. The Royal Palm’s generous suites are exquisitely appointed and command dazzling views over the beach and water from their own private terraces/ balconies. If effortless repose is your ideal, the main pool is a nice spot to relax, or head to the sand and enjoy the sunshine of the resort’s attentive beach service.

Oberoi Mauritius
The Oberoi Mauritius lies along Turtle Bay, on the northwest coast of Mauritius, amidst 20 acres of lush sub-tropical gardens that front nearly 2,000 feet of coastline leading out to a turquoise lagoon. One of the small, more intimate luxury resorts on the island, the Oberoi employs unique architecture that reflects the diverse African and Asian heritage of the Mauritian people. The rooms are some of the largest and most secluded in Mauritius, each of them having private gardens and some with exclusive pools. The resort’s two main pools are stunning with uninterrupted views of the ocean beyond.

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius
Four Seasons Resort Mauritius has a beautiful main pool area complete with a secluded infinity-edge. The resort features three beaches, a PADI dive center and a water sports center. Golfers will surely enjoy the Ernie Els-designed championship golf course with six oceanfront holes, private clubhouse and Golf Academy. The resort features spacious villas with their own plunge pools, a beautiful spa, and nice restaurants.

Le Touessrok
Sexy, Modern, Chic – Le Touessrok sits on the east coast of Mauritius, overlooking the tranquil Trou d’Eau Douce bay. The resort is built in the style of a Mediterranean village and is the epitome of modern luxury. The property is linked by a beautiful wooden bridge to Frangipane Island on which suites are located in a circular pattern around the island. On the mainland, the Hibiscus and Coral wings offer beautiful rooms and suites designed and finished in cool, contemporary style. A short ride away by taxi-boat ferry is the beautiful island of Île aux Cerfs where a magnificent 18-hole championship golf course entices golfing enthusiasts.

One&Only Le Saint Geran
One&Only Le Saint Géran is set on beautiful Belle Mare peninsula with more than a mile of white sandy beach fronting 60 acres of lush vegetation and gently swaying coconut palms. The chic resort provides a relaxed and private retreat where the focus on first-rate service and exceptional food make it a holiday experience not to be missed. Food are service are standout here; the innovative meals are some of the best in the Indian Ocean. The resort features a Gary Player designed 9-hole golf course.

Le Prince Maurice
Located on the island’s northeastern coast, Le Prince Maurice is situated on 60 acres of unblemished private land blessed with rare and luxuriant vegetation that ensures maximum privacy for its guests. The calm turquoise lagoon blends perfectly with the fresh green surroundings and the secluded beaches of brilliant white sand. A natural fish reserve, positioned on the western part of the resort, adds to the uniqueness and natural beauty of the location. Le Prince Maurice’s gastronomical efforts are guided by the chef’s “culinary spirit” principle, which samples from the tropical kitchens of the spice route, thus blending flavors from Asia, Africa and Europe.

The Residence Mauritius
Situated on the east coast of Mauritius in Belle Mare, the Residence Mauritius blends timeless elegance with modern luxuries to create a sophisticated retreat. Inspired by turn-of-the-century mansions and plantation houses, the resort’s colonial architecture is best displayed in its stunning lobby. The deliciously nostalgic décor continues in the rooms and suites, each opening onto a private balcony/terrace, and with the service of a personal butler.

Shanti Maurice
Spread over 36 acres of tropical gardens, with breathtaking views of the hills and the Indian Ocean with its coral reefs, the resort is located in the south of Mauritius at St. Felix. Crystal clear turquoise waters greet you as you step out your door, while gracefully wooded hills circle the spa. Enchantment fills the air as the great healers – nature, rest, beauty and stillness – begin to work their magic. Shanti Maurice features spacious villas at attractive rates, making this resort one of the better values for money in Mauritius.

LUX* Belle Mare
Located on superb Belle Mare beach on the east of the island, LUX* Belle Mare has a natural class and relaxed elegance, without being ostentatious. The majestic and spacious lobby has a large pool with turquoise mosaics opening onto the delicate lines of the crystal-clear swimming pool and the aquamarine lagoon. Thatched roofs invoke legendary Mauritian hospitality and give all the buildings an authentic charm.

Anahita the Resort
This vast 530 acre domain is a haven of peace set in elegant vegetation and bordered by glittering lagoons. With its luxury residences and its array of activities and leisure opportunities, Anahita offers a unique way of life. Its par-72 golf course, set in spectacular landscapes and crafted by world renowned golf designer Ernie Els, will excite golf amateurs and champions. A lively bustling village at the heart of Anahita caters to all residents’ needs with its shopping, dining and numerous recreational activities. Subtly blending elegance and recreation, Anahita represents a refreshing Mauritian lifestyle.

Paradise Cove Hotel & Spa
Paradise Cove Hotel & Spa is situated on the northern shores of Mauritius, at Anse la Raie. This charming residence is a cozy, boutique resort. The modern comforts of the rooms blend harmoniously with a decor of precious wood, shimmering silks and vibrant colors, reminiscent of olden days in Pondichery. They nestle in a tropical prize-winning garden and meander round a sheltered cove and beach. The peninsula, with its small secluded creeks, enjoys a spectacular and romantic view over a largest lagoon as well as the five northern islets.

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