Mauritius’ top all-inclusive resorts range from affordable picks for families or couples to some of the best luxury options on the island.
LUX* Belle Mare is a luxury resort on a quiet coastline, with a style that blends nature and modernity. There are four delicious restaurants (and a Michelin-star chef), a microbrewery and local rum hut, and 174 enormous suites and villas with sea views and loads of features. The resort offers the largest swimming pool on the island, as well as water sports, a PADI-certified dive center, a kids' club, and, of course, a gorgeous stretch of white-sand beach. Both all-inclusive and half-board rates are available.
Spread out on tropical grounds and sheltered by a crag, the 149-room LUX* Le Morne offers an uncrowded beach setting with dolphin sightings and horseback riders trotting along the shoreline. The beach is protected by a reef, so its clear waters are ideal for swimming and snorkeling, plus there are four lagoon pools (one with a swim-up pool bar -- a rarity in Mauritius). Chalet-style rooms overlook the ocean from patios or balconies and suites have whirlpool tubs. The resort's three restaurants, three bars, and cafe all have beachfront views, too. Free perks include Wi-Fi, parking, and international calls. The quiet setting suits couples, especially honeymooners, but also families with kids, who appreciate the activities, PG beach movies, and kitesurfing school. It's worth noting that Le Morne's Superior Rooms are rather basic, whereas all room types at LUX* Belle Mare are beach-chic and polished.
With its out-of-town location among leafy plantation fields and tropical gardens, the 198-room LUX* Grand Gaube is truly set apart from the noise and concrete of the Grand Baie. As a result of this isolated setting, the resort is jam-packed with dining outlets, features, and free activities to keep guests busy (or relaxed). Aside from the horseshoe-shaped beachfront and crystalline lagoon, there are three pools plus a full-service spa. Families are catered to with kids' and teens' clubs. The resort's weakest link is its rooms, which are slightly worn and a bit dated -- though they do have high-end toiletries, free Wi-Fi, and ocean views. For way nicer rooms (at higher rates), consider the sister resort in Le Morne.
Geared toward young (or young-at-heart) couples, this elegant 21-room hotel has a hip atmosphere; minimalist interiors; and several all-inclusive options for food, drinks, and activities. Sleek, modern rooms offer amenities such as flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and sumptuous bathrooms with separate tubs and huge walk-in rainfall showers. The pool is tiny, however, as is the stretch of beach it overlooks -- the beautiful, horseshoe-shaped beach at LUX* Grand Gaube is far superior. Some water sports are free, though some activities like cooking classes and excursions are extra. Attentive, luxurious touches abound -- from the immediate personal greetings to the remote-controlled curtains in the rooms -- but it all comes at a steep price. However, it's not out-of-this world expensive, especially compared to the larger all-inclusive resorts on the island (which can be double to triple the price).
A citadel of serenity, Constance Belle Mare Plage is a sprawling self-contained resort that is at once tropical and stately. The luxury resort’s 278 rooms come fully-loaded with perks like Apple TVs, 24-hour room service, peek-a-boo bathrooms with separate tubs, and balconies or terraces with sea views. With more than a dozen restaurants and bars, four pools, two championship golf courses, and a full range of features that includes a spa, fitness center, and kids’ club, Constance Belle Mare Plage is one of the most comprehensive resorts in Mauritius. However, it's a 50-minute drive to the tourist center Grand Baie; guests wanting to stay on a livelier part of the island might prefer Baystone, which is in the Grand Baie-adjacent neighborhood of Pointe aux Canonniers.
The quiet and laid-back Coin de Mire Attitude occupies a peaceful pocket of northern Mauritius, about 10 minutes from the bustle of Grand Baie. Coin de Mire is across the main coastal road from the pretty Bain Bouef public beach, which offers clear views of the ship-sail-shaped Coin de Mire island for which the resort is named. The affordable and low-key property has two pools, a poolside bar, and an open, airy buffet restaurant that serves all meals. Its 100-plus rooms are split in style between dated Superior Rooms and the sleeker Deluxe and Deluxe Family Rooms, but all units have minibars, safes, and nicely furnished balconies or terraces. Those looking for a more luxurious experience will prefer Constance Belle Mare Plage (where starting rates are more than double the ones at Coin de Mire).
The experience found at Paradise Cove is exceptional for Mauritius: It blends a beach resort vibe with an intimate scale, adults-only policy, sophisticated style, and utmost luxury. Other Mauritius properties certainly possess some of these qualities, but not all. For example, Baystone has all the excellence and intimacy of Paradise Cove, and while it does have a small beach, its in-town location means it's not as secluded and faraway feeling as Paradise Cove. The luxury found at Constance Belle Mare Plage is on par with Paradise Cove, but Constance is kid-friendly and more than four times the size. The resort’s 67 rooms and suites are beautifully appointed with colonial-inspired decor and furnished balconies or patios -- all with views of the hotel's private cove. The cove itself features a sandy beach, but most guests prefer to spend their days on the private peninsula, where there are secluded hangout spots, a stunning infinity pool, a boathouse with free water sports, and a casual beach restaurant and bar -- all overlooking the lagoon and the islands of the north.
Mauritius' east coast has no shortage of luxury resorts, but The Residence Mauritius stands out for its turn-of-the-last-century style and quiet and dignified (but still kid-friendly) atmosphere. Its beautiful pool complex, full-service spa, and white-sand lagoon beach are all exceptional. Other amenities include three restaurants, a bar, fitness center, and kids' club with daily activities and late hours. The 163 classically styled rooms and suites come with minibars, free Wi-Fi, and private balconies or terraces (most with lagoon views). Couples looking for a more romantic beach resort in the same pearl class will likely prefer Paradise Cove, an exclusive and hushed retreat for adults only.
Set on 25 tropical acres in the northwest, Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa is a traditional kid-friendly beach resort with bed-and-breakfast, half-board, and all-inclusive packages. Many of Victoria Beachcomber's features take great advantage of the hotel's beachfront position. There are four restaurants, three bars, and an enormous two-part pool with sea (and sunset) views. Victoria Beachcomber's 254 air-conditioned rooms come with minibars, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. In late 2017, the hotel opened an adults-only section named "Victoria for 2" with an exclusive steakhouse and swim-up rooms with shared pool access. The rest of the hotel continues to be family-friendly, despite these changes. Travelers wanting a less boisterous atmosphere will be happier at The Residence, though its east-coast location is farther from many of Mauritius' main attractions.
Lining a beautiful stretch of eastern Mauritius shoreline, Tropical Attitude is an adults-only all-inclusive resort with stunning lagoon views from nearly every area. Renovations in mid-2017 gave the entire resort a look that is modern, beachy, and chic. All 58 rooms have straight-on views of the sea, plus minibars, sexy rainfall showers, and free coffee and tea. Tropical's beach disappears at high tide, but the resort compensates with free daily boat trips to the famous Ile aux Cerfs, and free twice-a-day glass-bottom boat trips to explore the lagoon. All in all, this upper-middle-range beach resort is a fantastic pick for adults looking for an intimate and low-key escape, but travelers looking for a family-friendly resort with a few more features should like Tropical's nearby sister property Emeraude Beach Attitude -- just note that the coastal road separates that property from the beach.
The mid-range Emeraude Beach Attitude is a low-key resort across the street from beautiful Belle Mare Beach. All 61 rooms have a cute, retro-beachy style, and amenities like air-conditioning, minibars, and flat-screen TVs. There's an attractive restaurant that serves buffet breakfast and lunch, and alternates between buffet-style and a la carte dinners; breakfast-only, half-board, and all-inclusive rates are available. Next to the restaurant is a sand-bottomed bar and two pools, and guests can cross the street to claim one of Emeraude's dedicated beach loungers. Like Tropical Attitude, there isn't a full list of water sports available, but Tropical counters that drawback with free daily boat rides to the beautiful Ile aux Cerfs, a perk not found at Emeraude.