When it comes to hotels, Mauritius isn't playing around. The accommodation here is big, beautiful and beachy, and many have seen recent renovations, so they've got that shiny, new feel to them. Stars mean nothing to this luxurious collection – here, everyone's a winner.
Even the giant, lagoon-style pool at this hotel has views of the sea. Tucked alongside Le Morne Beach, Riu Creole Hotel has the sea just at its feet and waves of trees at its back. Your days are taken care of here with watersports down at the beach including windsurfing, snorkelling and kayaking, while night-time is reserved for a disco and karaoke.
The only way to describe this casually-elegant hotel is by calling it beach chic. Found on a white sand beach and boasting an adults-only label, it's the ultimate getaway. It only came onto the map in 2015, but the Riu Le Morne already has a stake in the luxury hotel claim and is popular with those planning their Mauritius holidays All Inclusive. Aside from its two swimming pools, the hotel offers scuba lessons in the pool, stand-up paddle surfing at the beach and three restaurants, plus art lessons with the RiuArt program.
The TUI Sensimar Lagoon gets its name from two sources – the Anse La Raie lagoon, on which it's perched, and its massive lagoon pool. There are three restaurants to choose from, plus local street food and a barbecue lunch. Watersports are alive and well too, with catamaran sailing, a diving centre and windsurfing on offer. Nights see live music and dancing along with four bars, but it's the rooms here that really shine – some dial the luxury factor to all new heights with terraces featuring private hot tubs.
This adults-only hotel is modern to a T with sleek white interiors and a pool trying to compete in size with the lagoon next door. The sports on offer here are especially noteworthy, with glass bottom boat trips, water skiing and diving trips, but the nightlife scene is the real star. Here, you'll have access to the live music and shows at the Coral Bar, a sports lounge and a nightclub, not to mention weekly beach parties getting you the most for your spend on an All Inclusive Mauritius getaway.
The garden-surrounded Lux Tamassa is full of unexpected surprises like messages in a bottle scattered around for you to find and a phone booth for free calls home. Basically every watersport you've ever heard of is on offer here, not to mention a deluxe spa and sauna. Located along the beachfront, the hotel features three pools and a buffet restaurant sporting worldly cuisine, plus a beach bar, live entertainment and a nightclub.
With infinity pools, private islands and nest-like pods to lounge in along the beach, this hotel definitely has attitude. You're spoiled with activities here, as the Zilwa Attitude features everything from pedal boats and kitesurfing, bicycle hire services and scuba diving. If you're travelling with kids there are treasure hunts on offer, and if you aren't, there's an exclusive adults-only beach restaurant.
The Long Beach Golf and Spa Resort is a sprawling hotel in which the numbers do the talking. There are three pools and five restaurants whose cuisine touches everything from Italian to Japanese and Chinese. There are also a staggering array of activities available, with the means for yoga and archery, kayaking, canoeing and big game fishing. And on top of this, there are nightly shows, a nightclub and a cocktail bar to cool off with.
This 5* stunner is found along Mauritius' longest beach and features its own set of pools for ultimate relaxation. The main buffet restaurant features different themes every night for two solid weeks, while down at the beach restaurant you've got live music and DJs in the evenings. And if you want to go that extra pampering mile, you can take advantage of the Aura Spa or personal trainer service at the gym.