The most luxurious things to do in Mauritius
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Travel to the small island of Mauritius off the coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean and you’ll discover an incredible array of luxury activities and experiences on offer.
From visiting the best beaches, to fine dining, and indulgent pampering, these are the most luxurious things to do in Mauritius.
Considering its size there’s a huge variety of luxurious things to do in Mauritius, with each part of the island offering something unique to see and do.
Home to stunning reefs and lagoons, white sand beaches, beautifully clear waters for snorkelling and diving, rainforests and a mountainous interior, there’s an abundance of rare flora, fauna, natural beauty, and culture to uncover.
On the northwest coast lies the tourist town of Grand Baie, home to lively bars and restaurants, along with picturesque views of sailboats dotted offshore from the public beach.
Below Grand Baie continuing down the west coast is the capital Port Louis, known for its French colonial architecture, its bustling market, and boutique shops and restaurants along the Caudan Waterfront.
In the southwest lies the spellbinding Tamarind Falls, a beautiful collection of waterfalls known as the 7 cascades surrounded by lush green forest, and further south you’ll find Black River Gorge National Park, a stunning expanse of dense forest famed for its unique wildlife, views and more breathtaking waterfalls.
The east coast of Mauritius is known for a more relaxed and exclusive vibe and is home to some of the best luxury hotels and resorts on the island, and some of the best luxury resorts in the Indian Ocean, as well as some of the most luxurious things to do in Mauritius.
Mauritius is an absolute must-visit for a whole host of reasons, and there’s far more to do and discover here than just its spectacular beaches. But they are spectacular, truly. And if you’re looking for indulgence and some serious pampering you’re in the right place.
We’ve hand-picked some of the best options for luxury activities and experiences below.
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Discover a new beach experience in Mauritius, exclusive to Four Seasons.
Visit Ile aux Cerfs
One of the most luxurious things to do in Mauritius is to allow the team at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita to take you to its exclusive secluded cove of nearby Ile aux Cerfs.
Beach paradise found
Discover a new beach experience in Mauritius, exclusive to Four Seasons. On its secluded cove of nearby Ile aux Cerfs – an island famous for its stretches of white-sand shorelines and turquoise lagoon waters that are ideal for swimming – enjoy leisurely days of relaxation with lunch and all-day refreshments available at the Beach Bar and Grill.
Depart from the Resort’s jetty on Bambou Beach on a short speedboat transfer and take in views across the east coast lagoon. Upon arrival, descend from the boat directly into the warm Indian Ocean waters to be greeted by dedicated beach staff who will help you find your preferred spot along the powder-white sands.
You’d find it hard to find a more luxurious beach day experience anywhere in the world. A must-add to your list of luxurious things to do in Mauritius.
One perfect day.
A perfect day at One&Only Le Saint Geran
From sunrise yoga to sensational overwater dining, every hour is unforgettable during a perfect day in paradise at One&Only Le Saint Géran.
The ultimate luxury one-day itinerary
Harness the magic of Mauritius with this blissful one-day itinerary, which promises to soothe and seduce your senses in every way.
At 7am begin the day amid the aquamarine beauty of the lagoon at Lexy Yoga’s sunrise yoga and meditation session. Embrace the energy of the dawning day, soak up the tranquillity of the crystalline waters and connect to your mind, body and breath. Let Lexy guide you intuitively through a gentle yoga practice and meditative breathing.
At 9am reward your appetite with a sumptuous breakfast set up on your private terrace. Divide your admiration between the Indian Ocean, the sparkling private beach and your bounty of treats. Savour an array of tropical fruits, buttery pastries and artisan breads, and enjoy eggs just the way you like them. Sip a zingy smoothie or an update on the classic cappuccino, made with local coconut milk.
At 11am it’s time to do… nothing. In style, of course. Meander to your private cabana, either by the beach or poolside. Spend a deliciously lazy morning with your favourite book, enjoying the warm island breeze on your skin and the sound of the murmuring ocean. If reading becomes a little too taxing, put your book down, close your eyes and feel yourself glow. As if on cue, a freshly picked coconut will appear to quench your thirst, just when you need it.
At 1pm follow the mouthwatering aromas of grilled meat, sizzling garlic and fresh fish, and wander over to La Pointe, on the northern shore’s beautiful beachfront. Let talented Chef Vikash introduce you to the catch of the day, cooked to perfection over firewood and coconut for inimitable Mauritian flavour. Heap your plate with signature coriander-and-lemon salsa and pair your meal with a glass or two of pale-pink rosé.
At 3pm keep your glow going by taking a trip to the award-winning One&Only Spa, set amid lush tropical gardens. Indulge your complexion with an exclusive Biologique Recherche Skin Analysis facial treatment. Drawing upon the unique technology of One&Only Spa’s Skin Instant Lab, expert estheticians will develop a personalised facial just for you.
At 7pm enjoy an insightful wine tasting at La Terrasse, celebrating the finest wines of the world. Each glass honoured and explored with its own detailed introduction, paired with a flavour-matched canape.
And at 8pm let the private dining team create the ultimate evening to top of your magical day in paradise. Dine amid the warm glow of a 1001 Candles dinner, share a seafood feast in a beachside tipi, or soak up the romance of a lantern-lit jetty dinner, complete with your own private butler.
If you’re looking for ultimate relaxation and pampering we can’t think of many more luxurious things to do in Mauritius than this.
Discover the West coast on a luxury catamaran.
Luxury catamaran cruise
With the romantic 5 star Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa as your base take a luxury catamaran cruise and discover the sparkling west coast of Mauritius from its clear blue waters.
Explore turquoise waters
Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa five-star luxury resort is a privately owned all-villa resort, designed for those seeking a discreetly luxurious, ultimately private, personalized Mauritian experience. A real haven for relaxation and rejuvenation, Maradiva is also the ideal place for an exclusive romantic getaway.
Featuring Hermès decoration and amenities, an outside living area and shower, the villas boast a mix of traditional and contemporary designs. Cocooned in one of the sixty-five villas nestled in the lush gardens along the coastline, with view of the ocean or the garden, guests will enjoy the privacy their individual pool.
With Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa as your base discover the west coast on a luxury catamaran and explore the turquoise waters of the Tamarin Bay. This relaxing cruise will take you snorkelling in crystal clear waters, then sail on to Benitiers Island where you will enjoy a mouth-watering seafood barbecue. An unforgettable adventure and one of the most luxurious things to do in Mauritius.
Tucked down in Italy’s southern region, Puglia is rustic, soulful and understated. There are paradise beaches and pure-white cities that seemingly fall into the sea. This sun-washed region of Italy is also a foodie’s dream, offering fresh, raw seafood and wholesome orecchiette pasta.
Starting in the rural village of Bar Sur Loup with stunning mountain views, we slowly – and lavishly – worked our way to Cannes and along the coast to the iconic St Tropez; discovering hidden beach havens and the ‘Little Venice of Provence’ along the way. Here’s our ultimate 7-day South of France road trip itinerary.
Italy is top of the list when it comes to romantic destinations. More specifically, Tuscany – with its rolling hills, medieval cobbled streets and Michelin-star restaurants – is the ultimate setting for a loved-up escape.