Mauritius is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world because of its wonderful beaches. If your dream Honeymoon is spent lazing under a brolly, dipping your toes into a warm sea, and evening cocktails at the water’s edge, look no further!
Mauritius is all about the beaches. A paradise land where sapphire-blue waters lap gently on pristine shorelines, framed by palm trees and powder-white sands. Add to that a melting pot of cultures, exceptional cuisine, unusual wildlife, and lush volcanic peaks ideal for hiking.
Visit between May and September when it’s at its coolest (which on Mauritius means 25C plus!). It’s hottest from December to April and is also humid with the highest chance of rain. Heavenly beaches front the luxury resorts on Mauritius and offer dreamy vistas across the Indian Ocean. They provide supreme levels of comfort and luxury with discerning and discrete service. Your only problem then is which to pick, and that (of course!) is where we come in; read on for our guide to the ten best honeymoon hotels and resorts on the beaches of Mauritius.
1. InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort
The InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort is an island retreat like no other. This place is a divine tropical island hideaway with pristine beaches, lush mountain peaks, a fabulous range of facilities and activities, and fine dining, the ultimate in luxurious escapism.
The Intercontinental Mauritius, which we have reviewed, is set on the pristine beachfront of Balaclava Bay, you are 20 minutes from the capital of Port Louis and just 15 minutes drive from the main tourist region of Grand Baie. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is less than an hour away from the resort, and direct flights from London take under 12 hours.
The luxurious resort has a beautiful Mauritian feel with a curated selection of Mauritian arts and crafts, hand-woven textiles, crafted furniture, and objects d’art that provide unique local charm. The resort offers a huge selection of activities both on and in the water: relaxing wellness spa treatments, a well-equipped Fitness Centre, two stunning infinity pools, kayaking, water-skiing, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, sailing, diving (the resort has its own Dive Centre) or take a trip on the resort’s Glass Bottom Boat!
All the 210 chic and indulgent guest rooms and suites face the ocean, making the most of the breathtaking views. The bathrooms are notable; you could be forgiven for thinking you’re still at the spa in the sleek marble rooms with deep stone bathtubs and separate showers.
Upgrade for the ultimate romantic honeymoon experience of your own Jacuzzi on your private sun terrace.
Across the five à la carte restaurants and two bars, you can experience exotic spices, authentic Mauritian treats, freshly caught seafood, and gourmet international fare.
The trendy beach bar is the place to head at sundown to enjoy sweeping Indian Ocean views with a cocktail or two with your new partner.
2. One&Only Le Saint Geran
One&Only Le Saint Géran is an idyllic honeymoon retreat on the northeastern coast of Mauritius. The resort offers a sense of exclusive privacy on its own private peninsula, with a beachfront and calm lagoon, unlike any other resort in Mauritius.
Brand new guest rooms and suites have recently been introduced, as well as new culinary experiences, two new pool experiences, plus new fitness and spa offerings for guests to discover.
The resort will retain the incredible service that is a hallmark of One&Only and which continues to set the ultra-luxury standard for hospitality in Mauritius.
The entire resort showcases the magnificent views and surroundings, framed by muted hues of warm white marble, teak, and greys. Fabrics and color schemes to reflect the lush tropical landscapes, the vibrant turquoise Indian Ocean, and the bleached white of Mauritian sand.
One&Only Le Saint Géran has always been known for its gourmet dining options, perfect for your honeymoon romantic meals. Outdoor dining and new dining concepts include a pan-Asian experience complete with a sushi bar.
At the North end of the resort, guests can enjoy a new pool, bar, and restaurant with an open kitchen. This is one of three pools, including the secluded spa pool and the new peninsula pool, to complement the one-kilometer palm-strewn private beach.
3. Oberoi Mauritius
With its miles of beautiful white-sand beaches backed by lush forests and dramatic volcanic peaks, Mauritius is made for romance and is ideal for your honeymoon. This deluxe resort is located on Mauritius’s northwest coast, overlooking the Indian Ocean with direct beach access. The accommodation consists of elegant, thatched-roof villas tucked among well-tended tropical gardens. The private pool villas are particularly lavish, with a marble bathroom, a private open-air dining pavilion, and your own pool.
There’s a wide range of water sports available, a beautiful spa, a fitness center, and a lagoon pool. Every day there’s a complimentary experience to try, intended to showcase the island’s charms; one day, a sculpture class, and the next rum tasting! The three restaurants serve seafood, Japanese and International cuisine, and there’s a bar too, for those nightcaps.
4. Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
This luxurious beachfront resort lies tucked in tropical gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean. The chic villas boast furnished verandas, thatched roofs with living and dining rooms. Upgrade for ocean views, plunge pools, and private butler service.
There are 4 pools, a spa, and a range of activities, including archery, cycling, snorkeling, tennis, yoga, and cooking classes. It also offers complimentary use of the Ernie Els-designed golf course. Your fine dining choices include Italian, Indian, and Chinese cuisine, and there’s a personal chef service too.
5. Shangri La’s Le Touessrok Resort
The resort is set in tropical gardens along the white sandy, palm-fringed beach of Trou d’Eau Douce Bay. All the rooms and suites feature balconies or terraces with heavenly ocean views. Upgrade for private pools and to enjoy a range of lovely little extras like complimentary breakfast and cocktails. The beach villas are a real treat, with infinity pools and butler service. Amenities include a spa and wellness center, tennis courts, kids’ clubs, a fitness center, water sports, and two pools. Most fabulous, though, has got to be the private island, Ilot Mangenie, with its trendy beach club and butler service! The range of culinary options at the five restaurants and three bars include Japanese, Indian, and Mediterranean, as well as 24/7 room service.
6. St Regis Mauritius Resort
This resort lies on Le Morne Beach on the island’s southwestern side and enjoys panoramic Indian Ocean and mountain views. The guest rooms have a particular elegance, and all have balconies or terraces. Upgrade for an ocean view (a must!), and the suites have 4-poster beds, living rooms, and in-room spa treatment areas.
All guests can benefit from the notable St. Regis Butler Service. There’s a separate spa and fitness club, an adults-only pool, a kids’ club, and a range of sporting activities, including tennis, cycling, diving, and water sports. There are four international restaurants where the cuisine varies from French-inspired and traditional Mauritian cuisine to exotic dishes from Southeast Asia and fine Japanese selections.
7. Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort
Check out this resort for its tranquil setting, luxurious amenities, lively entertainment, and exceptional cuisine. The beachfront resort lies nestled in the nature reserve of Bel Ombre, overlooking the Indian Ocean. Chic guest rooms all have terraces or balconies with ocean views. You can opt for a beachfront room or suite – and of course, you must! The suites add living areas, and the villas add a dining room and an additional bedroom. Choose from 4 pools or a spa when you want to relax, or a gym, diving center, or tennis courts when you don’t! Modern Mauritian cuisine is served, as is international wine tasting and afternoon tea, across the three restaurants and 2 bars.
8. Hotel Sofitel Mauritius L’Impérial Resort
Tucked in 9 hectares of tropical gardens, you’ll find a contemporary beachfront spa resort overlooking the Indian Ocean. There’s a tropical feel to the relaxed rooms and suites, partly due to the Asian-style architecture. All have balconies or terraces with ocean or garden views. Upgrade to a suite (it’s your honeymoon, so treat yourself!) to be spoilt by your private butler. Relax in the Asian-style spa, scuba dive, play tennis or simply chill by the pool. The gourmet restaurants (there are 5 plus 2 bars) serve French and Asian cuisine. You can also opt to dine in the gardens or on the beach by candlelight; heavenly.
9. Constance Le Prince Maurice
This resort is set in 60 hectares of gardens overlooking the ocean in Poste de Flacq on the northeast coast of Mauritius. The sophisticated suites are housed in thatched buildings ideal for honeymooners. They feature sitting areas and balconies or terraces. Opt for one of 12 villas to enjoy a whirlpool tub and private pool. You can even stay in a suite or villa perched on stilts over the water to get the best ocean view possible. There’s also a spa, an outdoor pool, a private beach, and access to a golf course. If you’re feeling active, you can windsurf, snorkel, take a trip in the glass bottom boat trip, trail walk, or take a scenic helicopter ride. The spectacular and exclusive floating restaurant has to be seen to be believed, and the food is awesome, too! Choose from grills, fresh seafood, and Mauritian delicacies in the two restaurants, and head to the bar for cocktails and ocean views.
10. Royal Palm Beachcomber
This hotel is located on the north-western coast amidst lush gardens and palm trees beside a pristine, white-sand beach, perfect for lazing on your honeymoon. The elegant suites are cleverly positioned to all face the lagoon. All feature spacious terraces that make the most of those views and luxe marble bathrooms. The Royal Suite is the optimum in luxury and has its very own private infinity pool. There is a private beach, three infinity pools, a gym, tennis courts, a kids’ club, an acclaimed spa, and complimentary water sports. Dine at three gourmet restaurants; choose from fine dining, Italian cuisine, or a relaxed beachfront restaurant and bar. The main bar, in the heart of the hotel, plays live music as the sun sets.
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