An Indian Ocean paradise with tropical palms, azure waters and magnificent mountains, Mauritius is utterly idyllic for an island getaway. Located off the coast of East Africa, this unique destination is also wonderful for couples wanting to escape the usual tourist traps. Inspired? Kick off your Mauritius escape with a stay at one of these fabulous hideaways…
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Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa
A five-star privately owned all-villa resort, Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa in the island's west feels totally exclusive. Here, spacious private villas dot 27 acres of lush gardens. Each featuring a mix of traditional Maldivian style and contemporary design, they also boast breezy indoor/outdoor spaces and private pools – perfect for 'getting away from it all'.
Treating yourselves is easy at Maradiva, with a white-sand beach, sensational spa and a range of dining options at your fingertips. There's also plenty to thrill adventure-seekers, with experiences like snorkelling, water skiing, kayaking, horse riding, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and swimming with dolphins on offer.
Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa
Located at the base of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Le Morne mountain in southern Mauritius, Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa features a lagoon and a pristine stretch of sand, lending itself to loved-up getaways. Discreetly nestled into the picture-perfect landscape here, a collection of sumptuous suites and villas include breathtaking views, plush furnishings and all the mod-cons.
As its name might suggest, Dinarobin Beachcomber is a paradise for golf-lovers, with a renowned golf course available for guests. The resort's lagoon (known as the world's best third-best spot for kitesurfing) is also great for watersports like SUP-ing and kayaking. More into indulging the senses? Four brilliant restaurants promise an unforgettable meal, while the onsite spa is sure to make you feel completely refreshed.
Constance Prince Maurice Mauritius
If you're wanting to discover the island's east, book a stay at Constance Prince Maurice Mauritius. A truly glamorous oasis with eye-catching architectural design and captivating scenery, the resort is set on 148 acres of unspoilt private land and features a tranquil turquoise lagoon. Upping the romance even more, suites and above-water villas provide all the essentials for a once-in-a-lifetime getaway.
Top off a stay here with dinner at Constance Prince Maurice's floating seafood restaurant, take a dip in the beautiful infinity pool, check out the resort's different watersports and visit the elegant U Spa. However you pass the time at the resort, you're sure to return home utterly revitalised.
One&Only Le Saint Géran Mauritius
Synonymous with luxury, One&Only boasts a Mauritius offering that's blissfully lavish. Tucked away on a private peninsula, One&Only Le Saint Géran Mauritius also in the island's east is home to palm-filled gardens, crystalline waters and almost two kilometres of private beach. Opulent rooms and suites make the resort ideal for luxury-lovers, while the simply named Villa One is the perfect match for those wanting to go all-out. Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the expansive private estate has its own private pool, a private chef and 24-hour butler – very indulgent.
Gourmands will also love One&Only Le Saint Géran, with celebrity chef Marc de Passoria lending his talents to four of the resort's exquisite restaurants. An acclaimed spa, poolside cabanas and watersports round everything out, making for an unforgettable escape.
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