South West Coast Mauritius
The south coast is the most scenic part of Mauritius, the least developed and perhaps the most interesting for those who prefer to balance beach life with other exploration. There are more stretches of lush indigenous vegetation in this area, including the little islet of Ile aux Aigrettes, and places where you can walk or hike.
There are fewer beaches in the south, consequently fewer visitors and fewer hotels. This might be the best place to get a feel for real life on Mauritius away from the resorts. The historic villages of Soulliac and Mahebourg are well worth a visit. In the region of Bel Ombre (where Heritage Awali and le Telfair are located) there are shallow lagoons with crystal clear protected water. But elsewhere the open sea crashes against the cliffs and swimming is hazardous due to the swell and strong currents.
The south and south-east coasts face the trade winds all year around so this area comes into its own in the peak summer season but again may be a little too breezy for a beach holiday in the winter months of May to August?
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Nestled at the foot of the majestic Le Morne mountain in the South West corner of Mauritius, sheltered from trade winds by the rugged Le Morne Brabant peak, UNESCO World Heritage Site, LUX* Le Morne borders splendid white sandy beaches that unravel as far as the eye can see. This five star hotel offers the tranquil charm of a boutique hotel: idyllic natural settings that boast fabulous water views at sunset.Set in delightfully landscaped gardens, the hotel's four pools, spa and restaurants that pair island-inspired dishes with New World wines add to this beach hotel's out of this world experience.Enjoying a leisurely position on the quieter side of the island this intimate beach hotel has a few surprises in store. In its emerald green waters, you can either swim with dolphins or discover One Eye wave-riding spot known to windsurfers and kitsurfers worldwide. Further inland, the Black River Georges National Park inspires with its local flora and fauna. Nature, culture, flavour - LUX* Le Morne reveals the many facets of Mauritius.
The ideal place to create a lifetime of family memoriesA refreshing alternative to the conventional tropical resorts, Tamassa is a modern yet thoroughly Mauritian destination for fun family holidays. At Tamassa, everything is designed for a pamper and play approach to life: there’s an endless array of activities, both on land and in the water, for children and adults alike; but the resort also invites relaxation, with the most beautiful beach this side of the island, a fabulous spa, well-spaced pools and shady coconut palms dotting verdant gardens. There’s always something to do for everyone here…even if all you want to do is…absolutely nothing at all!
On the southwestern side of the island, the soft white sands of Le Morne Beach and its turquoise lagoon create a magical setting where lavishly appointed accommodations and pampering converge amid the many charms of Mauritius.
The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is a five star luxury resort with 172 guest rooms and suites with breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean waters.
Bask in the sun by a luxurious pool or on the beach; go wind and kite surfing; or escape to a sanctuary of rejuvenation at the signature Iridium Spa featuring 12 private treatment rooms. indulge in the sublime pleasures of the spa.
The Resort introduces a collection of carefully selected restaurants and bars including Simply India, the signature restaurant by Michelin star chef Atul Kochhar, where accomplished master chefs present exciting new fine dining experiences to the guests
The Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort, a member of "Small Luxury Hotels of the World" carries its guests back in time to the Domaine de Bel Ombre of yesteryear for a truly memorable stay.
The Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort is an invitation to wander along the alleys of time, back to when Mauritius was a strategic stopover along the Sugar and Spice Routes. Ideal for couples, families or groups of friends, the resort is designed with the character of former plantation houses, looking almost like a replica of an ancient painting.
Nestling between the ocean and the foothills of a mountain range, in a rolling landscape crossed by peaceful rivers in the south of Mauritius, this hotel is a tribute to the Irish botanist and naturalist, Charles Edward Telfair. The latter and his wife, Annabella – whose name has been given to the hotel’s main restaurant – played an instrumental role in the development of the Domaine de Bel Ombre, where they lived in the 19th century.