Beyond Mauritius’s pristine coves and blue lagoons, you’ll find traditional Creole villages, French-colonial villas, spice-laden markets and great swathes of virgin rainforest. Aiming to take you closer to Mauritian culture, each of our itinerary ideas for this Indian Ocean island has been designed by one of our specialists from their first-hand experiences of visiting.
Many of our tour suggestions combine two of Mauritius’s landscapes, pairing the highlands with the beach. We want to make sure you can experience the biodiversity of the island, as well as a touch of its more luxurious side, depending on where your interests lie.
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Our recommended tours in Mauritius
These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Mauritius, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.
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Relax on the beautiful sandy beach — book in hand and cold drink on the table beside you.
Pamper yourself with a relaxing spa treatment.
Book a car for the day and set off for a hike in the mountains before descending to a sandy beach for a spot of sunbathing and swimming.
- There are two fantastic 18 hole championship golf courses right at the hotel.
- Amazing choice of dinner venue with seven restaurants and six bars.
- Constance kids' club provides children with activities and adventures during their stay.
- Bordering 2 km of pristine white sand beaches surrounded by lush gardens.
- Onsite dive center for guests to learn their open water diving qualification.
- The ecolodge is set in the heart of the stunning Black River gorges nature reserve.
- Only 10 to 15 minutes away from the island's most beautiful beaches.
- 20 individual lodges are set in stunning mature gardens, with outdoor showers and natural décor.
- Dine alfresco on delicious Mauritian dishes fresh from the barbecue.
- Proud of their five-star service, guests can enjoy a relaxing vacation with excellent and attentive staff.
- Freshly caught fish is served in front of dazzling Indian Ocean views at Pink Peppercorn.
- Deluxe suites have private terraces and personal access to the beachfront.
- Five minutes away from the resort is the stunning Tamarina Golf Course.
- Hotel has an experienced water sports team offering guests the best ways to explore the ocean.
- Exceptional service and a stunning location at this Relais and Chateaux property.
- Intimate feel and personalized touches, with just 29 rooms and 7 suites.
- Stunning dishes served on the oldest motorboat in Mauritius, MS Lady Lisbeth.
- Take a sunset or island-hopping cruise on the hotel's traditional barge.
- Spend the day on the golf course at Mont Choisy golf club just 5 km away.
- Enjoy delicious Mauritian cuisine right on the beach, with the sand under your feet.
- All rooms have a private terrace overlooking the azure waters of the coral lagoon.
- Guests have access to many non-motorized water activities to explore the ocean.
- The hotel also offers scuba diving with the Belle Mare diving center for guests.
- Luxurious adults-only resort with a gorgeous pool overlooking the white sand beach and blue ocean.
- Three delicious onsite restaurants serve local fresh produce, specializing in Mauritian French fusion dishes.
- Suites have second story private balconies overlooking the resort and out to the ocean.
- The onsite spa offers relaxing beauty treatments using nourishing Thalago products.
- Stay in a beautiful colonial mansion house belonging to the same family since 1830.
- The house is set in sweeping, manicured gardens with ancient trees and lush green lawns.
- En suite rooms are individually designed and offer original charm with four-poster beds and teak furnishings.
- Dine on the wonderful open-air terrace at the restaurant, overlooking the gardens.
- Twelve tantalizing restaurants offer a variety of world cuisine in unique locations around the resort.
- Wide range of water sports to explore the local marine life.
- Set within 1,300 hectares of nature reserve allows for walks through protected tropical forest.
- Enjoy 18 holes at the Heritage Golf club, known as the best course in the Indian Ocean.
- Access to the only beach club on Mauritius' south coast.
Relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches on Mauritius.
Explore the island's coastline by kayak or canoe.
Savour the decadent cuisine and attention to detail in one of the hotel's seven restaurants.
Take advantage of the many children's activities at the Belle Mare Plage.
- The hotel sits on a mile of white sand beach surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
- Release all tensions with stretching, Pilates, yoga and meditation classes.
- Dine in the traditional Plantation house by the beach and taste the freshest seafood.
- Luxurious, traditional design of the rooms is inspired by a Mauritian Plantation house.
- The East Coast is well known to have hidden coves, vibrant lagoons and excellent dive sites.
- Enjoy refined Mauritian cuisine with delicious wine pairings at the Archipel restaurant.
- Take a lesson with the resident golf pro at the onsite 18 hole championship course.
- Junior suites on stilts give unique views over the turquoise ocean.
- Dine over the ocean at the floating Le Barachois restaurant for the ultimate romantic evening.
- Luxurious infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean.
- Located on the pristine white sands of Turtle Bay, which is a protected marine park.
- Luxury thatched villas have private verandas and their own heated swimming pools.
- Dine in the unique 18th century Gunpowder room and enjoy a delicious food focussing on Creole flavors.
- Dive into the clear waters of the Indian Ocean to discover the native corals and marine life.
- Surprise your loved one by organizing a private romantic beachside dinner under the stars.
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