Mauritius is well known for being an island of tropical character, stunning blue waters, white sands, and vibrant culture – all of which are spread across the entirety of this idyllic island. Whether you’re seeking seclusion on the coast or outdoor adventures tropical rainforests, we’ve created a list of the best places to explore across the north, east, south, and west of Mauritius.

Discover the best places to visit in Mauritius, along with where to stay, where to snorkel, and much more with the knowledgeable recommendations of our Travel Specialists who have been creating luxury Indian Ocean holidays for many years.

North coast of Mauritius

Best for: first-timer visits to Mauritius.

If you’re not sure where to visit in Mauritius, the best place to start is in the north. Discover the many charms of Mauritius with a stay in this region, from exquisite dining and nightlife to popular attractions. Plus, your holiday is topped with some of the most sought-after beaches and snorkelling/SCUBA spots.

What’s more, Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius is located in the north of Mauritius. Visit here to discover the multitude of cultures, French colonial architecture, and many museums to learn about the rich history and cultures of Mauritius.

Nearby Port Louis is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere. Home to the famous long pond of giant water lilies and much more native flora and fauna of Mauritius, this tropical garden is a popular tourist attraction that mustn’t be missed!

Where to stay in Mauritius’ north?

Trou Aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa

Rejuvenate on one of the most desirable beaches of Mauritius. At Trou Aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, you can swim in the perfect blue waters and relax on the pristine white sands the envelop the romantic retreat.

Beyond the sumptuous beach that’s known for being the finest in the area, this resort is the epitome of luxury. In your luxurious accommodation, you can enjoy complete privacy in your very own beachfront suites, all featuring their own plunge pools. Be sure to indulge in the many facilities around the resort including mountain biking, yoga, beach volleyball. For the adventurous ones, take to the ocean for kayaking, windsurfing and even snorkelling.

LUX* Grand Baie

Sheltered by the lagoon of Grand Baie is the sophisticated resort, LUX* Grand Baie. Stay here to immerse in the laid-back beach culture. The suites, villas and residences are designed by Kelly Hoppen decorated in elegant style for you to relax in of an evening, and during the day, you can enjoy the superb amenities of the hotel.

From delicious dining options to tempting spa treatments, there’s plenty to indulge in. Be sure to take a moment to yourself in the hydrothermal baths or the infinity pool while your little ones run wild in the PLAY kids’ club if you’re travelling with your family.

East coast of Mauritius

Best for: escaping the crowds and enjoying an intimate, romantic getaway.

Perfect for the honeymooning couples, the east of Mauritius is a world away from the busy regions of the island. For secluded bliss, this side is the one to travel to. With less crowds, you can lounge on the stretches of powder-white sands and take a relaxing swim in the turquoise ocean as you gaze out to the unspoilt landscapes of mountains and forests - the perfect backdrop.

Come nightfall, you can enjoy ultimate romance with a meal under the stars or watch the sunset on the beach. Delve into true island living with your loved one, with private islands to discover and relaxing boat trips into the crystal-clear water – be sure to take a glass-bottomed boat ride to discover the colourful fish and wonders below the surface.

The east of Mauritius is also home to Blue Bay beach, a truly stunning oasis that’s completely surrounded by azure waters. With its ultra-fine sands and breathtaking views, plus the unmissable Blue Bay Marine Park that’s home to several species of turtles and more, this stunning beach is not to be missed.

Where to stay in Mauritius’ east?

Shangri-La Le Tousserok Mauritius


Hidden away amongst six white beaches is Shangri-La Le Touessrok Mauritius, a luxurious resort that boasts two private islands. Spend your days discovering the beauty of the islands with a complimentary water shuttle available to get there.

Enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment or massage at the state-of-the-art CHI The Spa to start your day, and refuel at one of the four restaurants boasting Japanese, Mauritian and Mediterranean cuisine.

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Be mesmerised by one of Mauritius’ most beautiful beaches every day of your stay in Constance Belle Mare Plage. This beach is protected by a colourful coral reef that makes for perfect conditions to swim and snorkel in – perfect for making memories on your romantic getaway.

When you’re not sprawling on the white sands and enjoying watersports on the crystal-clear ocean, try your hand at the two 18-hole golf courses. Begin to wind down for the evenings with a meal in your choice of seven restaurants, whether that’s a sumptuous buffet or a romantic fine dining experience.


West coast of Mauritius

Best for: enjoying a vibrant holiday with your family.


Take your family to the west of Mauritius, where you’ll find more exciting sports opportunities along its long beaches. The weather conditions on this side of the island are excellent for windsurfing and watersports alike, perfect for when you’re seeking a bit of adventure on your luxury getaway.

The west coast boasts awe-inspiring beaches due to its crystal waters, making the west of Mauritius one of the best places for snorkelling and swimming. Not only can you swim with the vibrant marine life, but you can join your family in seeking some thrill on the water. Enjoy kitesurfing, kayaking, windsurfing and much more.

The west is home to Flic en Flac beach where you and your family can dive head-first into the beach activities. Taking adventure to the next level, this beach offers a snorkelling with dolphins’ activity for unforgettable memories

Where to stay in Mauritius’ west?

Sugar Beach

Sugar Beach is one of Mauritius’ luxury resorts, situated on almost a kilometre of white sandy beach. Facing the turquoise waters of a lagoon, you can enjoy stunning views all-day long. All rooms and suites are elegantly decorated, featuring a private balcony or terrace for you to enjoy the views with a drink of your choice in hand.

The resort is excellent for families, offering something for everyone with a wide range of activities available. Enjoy watersports including snorkelling and windsurfing, or stay on land to partake in tennis or yoga.

Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa

Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa is a great choice for families, as it offers entertainment in a great holiday destination. Offering a range of land and water activities, enjoy a holiday full of fun with your loved ones, spending days enjoying volleyball, tennis, nature walks and much more.

South coast of Mauritius

Best for: exploring the natural beauty of Mauritius.


If you’re a lover of the outdoors and searching for a unique, tropical island to explore, the south of Mauritius is perfect for you. The rugged backdrops and dramatic landscapes are nothing short of incredible and make for the most stunning views.

Enjoy a stay in the south of Mauritius (otherwise known as the Wild South) and soak in the tropical allure of unspoilt beaches, cascading waterfalls and vibrant culture.

The south is home to Black River Gorges National Park, one of the best things to do in Mauritius. The park is incredibly picturesque and is home to many unique wildlife species, green rolling hills and a beautiful waterfall. It also houses many different birds that you can try and spot on your walks and hikes.

Where to stay in Mauritius’ south?

Heritage Le Talfair Golf & Wellness Resort

Heritage Le Talfair Golf & Wellness Resort is surrounded by lush gardens, a serene river and sweeping blue ocean that you can see from all suites and villas. Be immersed in the tropical beauty of the south as you discover the resort’s 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course, nestled within the mountains and the lagoon. Take your loved ones for a game of golf with a breathtaking view of lakes and streams.

While you’re in the south of Mauritius, the outdoors is your playground. At Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort, take advantage of their complementary water activities such as pedal boating, and canoeing. Deep sea fishing, scuba diving and kite surfing are also an option for the adventurous kind.

Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa

Combine luxurious island living with adventure at Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa. At this dynamic resort, you and your family have complimentary access to watersports including waterskiing, windsurfing, wake boarding and sailing. Golding at the 18-hole Championship Golf Course is available, and to channel your inner peace, you can enjoy paddle yoga in the calming waters of the Indian Ocean.

Not only are you able to soak up the nature of Mauritius with the lively, unspoilt surroundings of the resort, you can enjoy true luxury. Embark on catamaran cruises, dine in elegant restaurants and reside in spacious suites that overlook the ocean.

Discover the best place in Mauritius for you.

Whether you decide to enjoy the rugged, unspoilt landscapes of the south or the romantic, picturesque shores of the east, all you need to do is choose the area best for you and we’ll do the rest.


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