Blending luxury indulgences with living in a slice of paradise, Mauritius is the perfect holiday getaway for those looking to live it up when on holiday. Depending on where you are staying, expect lots of personalised pampering and don’t forget you also have a chance to soak up the sun at some of the world’s most gorgeous of beaches. But there’s so much more to expect as well.
Powdery soft sand, crystalline azure waters and palm trees swaying in the breeze; sounds like a typical beach getaway but there is something about the rich colours and textures that make the beaches in Mauritius that extra bit special. Belle Mare Plage on the east coast, Flic en Flac on the west coast and Blue Bay Beach on the south east shoreline are just a few worth checking out and provide ideal spots to work on that perfect holiday tan.
Hotels & Resorts
While beaches may not be seen as a strictly luxury indulgence, you do get Mauritius resort and hotel options that most certainly are! Expect nothing but the best in facilities and services not to mention lavish accommodation that spoils you for comfort. Take the Duplex Presidential Suite at InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort for example offering a Jacuzzi on the terrace, luxurious living spaces with kitchen, dining and living room and Indian Ocean vistas.
Gastronomic delicacies and aromatic local cuisine combine to offer fine dining at its best when in Mauritius. If you are looking for some delectable dining options then do checkout Rasoi by Vineet run by Michelin starred Chef Vineet Bhatia who serves modern Indian dishes, Le Barachois where freshly prepared seafood including succulent crab and shrimp await and Le Fangourin where you can savour Creole dishes of the likes of lamb tajine.
When it comes to getting away from it all, there’s nothing like some spa therapies. Luxury spas in Mauritius have something for everyone be it for those who need an expert massage to ease those tense knots in the back to some beauty treatments to refresh and energise the skin. Some spas offer traditional Ayurvedic treatments for holistic healing, while others also have hammam saunas, couples treatment rooms and fitness centres for an all round wellness retreat.
Water sports are aplenty in this neck of the woods and if you are the active type, they should be made an integral part of your luxury holiday. Snorkelling and diving are excellent ways to explore the underwater landscapes dotted with coral and marine life, while windsurfing, kayaking, parasailing and kite surfing are all available. Of course there are also some wonderful golf courses including the 18 hole Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club providing a unique island golf experience on a breathtaking course designed by famed player Bernhard Langer.