The volcanic island of Mauritius, anchored off the south east coast of Africa amidst the cerulean waters of the Indian Ocean, packs a big punch when it comes to spectacular beaches, luxurious hotels and underwater adventure.
The east coast is pure white sand bliss, with spectacular sunrises and trade winds that are ideal for parasailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. On the northern coast the sugary sands of Trou aux Biches melt into turquoise seas, and thanks to an unbroken coral reef the diving here is superb, with a kaleidoscope of butterfly and lion fish gliding through crystal clear waters. The golden sand beaches and the shallow waters of the west coast make it popular with families, and lighter winds and the spectacular sunsets draw couples and honeymooners too.
The Residence Mauritius
“It is hard to describe just how special The Residence Mauritius feels when you’re there, and I’m not just saying that because I recently got engaged on the balcony of our beautiful Beachfront Suite, watching the sunrise at 5:30 in the morning!
Being on the east coast of Mauritius means that you get the most spectacular sunrise – you will have to get up super early to see it, but it’s definitely worth it for the extraordinary colours reflecting on the Indian Ocean. The Residence has been beautifully decorated in the style of an old plantation mansion, so it’s very elegant, and although it’s modern, it feels almost like going back in time – there’s a real air of old-school class. The beach is out of this world, and from someone who’s had her fair share of luxury beach holidays, that’s saying something! Beautiful white sand stretches on for miles and you can stroll along the shore for hours taking in the breathtaking scenery. The Plantation Restaurant serves incredible cuisine and has stunning views over the ocean – dining here is a fantastic experience.”
7 nights from £1,419 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Colonial Garden View Room on Half Board. OFFER: Save up to 55%
Shangri-La Le Touessrok Resort and Spa, Mauritius
This exclusive hotel in the beautiful Indian Ocean is a little piece of heaven, elegant in design and immersed in nature. Fastidious foodies will take great pleasure in tasting the various flavours and fresh ingredients from the five exceptional restaurants serving international cuisine. At Shangri-La you will be taken on a culinary journey of discovery, with a different gourmet experience each day…
The stunning Safran restaurant overlooking Hibiscus Bay, with a copper clad tandoori oven, will take you on a sensory journey to India with its delectable set menu of Indian classics.
Settling into life at the beautiful Shangri-La?
Kushi is a specialised Japanese restaurant with a sushi bar manned by a master sushi chef, as well as serving signature kobe and wagyu beef menus plus a wide variety of sake and cocktails. Overlooking the stunning lagoon and Ilot Mangénie, you can also enjoy a unique yakiniku dining experience that includes a built-in grill at each table, and a traditional Omakase set menu offering chef’s daily seafood specials.
Chilling out on the breathtaking beach?
We love the concept of the Republik Beach Club & Grill, with its relaxed beachfront setting, resident DJ and fresh barbecue delights. The blend of arts and gastronomy works really well from the décor and the live music to the creative menu and talented mixologist behind the bar.
Want to drink in those fabulous Mauritius views?
For a romantic lunch, Shangri-La’s private island, Îlot Mangénie, offers the freshest ingredients in a serene setting with views of the Indian Ocean.
7 nights from £1,449 per person. Based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Ocean View Room on Half Board. OFFER: Save 50% + complimentary upgrade to Half Board between 24 April - 29 September 2017.