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Thinking About A Luxury Island Getaway To Mauritius?

Labelled by Mark Twain as “Heaven on earth,” Mauritius is an island where luxury-seekers, honeymooners, and travelling families find their place in the sun. This is one of our favourite destinations, where you will discover Tropicana romance, barefoot luxury, and adventure at every turn.

As a luxury tour operator specialising in bespoke packages to this Indian Ocean island paradise, our goal is to provide a seamless travel experience from the time you start dreaming of your getaway. In this handy guide, we explore some of the most common questions that may arise before booking your luxury island experience.

If We Want To Be Closer To Town, Which Hotels Should We Choose?

Grand Baie

The main resort town on the island is the obvious place to stay, with plenty of hotel options. Small but perfectly formed, 20 Degrees South, a boutique hotel on a sleepy peninsula nearby, is the only Relais & Chateau hotel on the island.
Just 15 minutes away by taxi in the northeast is the Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel, an adult-only built around a sandy cove which is ideal for honeymooners.

If you want somewhere hip and chic, go to LUX Grand Baie, the newest and hottest hotel to open, which is excellent for families and couples alike. For uber luxury, The Royal Palm is one of the finest hotels in the Indian Ocean, with the best sea swimming on the island. Trou aux Biches Beachcomber isn’t far from Grand Baie, situated near the village, with cafes, and Le Pescatore, one of the island’s best restaurants. Both Beachcomber hotels offer preferential rates on Mont Choisy Golf Course.

Flic en Flac

The second largest resort town in Mauritius is Flic en Flac, on the west coast. Choices here are La Pirogue – one of the oldest, established hotels, all single-storey and set in beautiful tropical gardens and Maradiva, an exclusive all-villa resort with views to Le Morne and over Tamarin Bay.

Should We Opt For All-inclusive Or Half-board?

Drinks in Mauritius are expensive, as they include 100% tax. If you know you enjoy having a drink on holiday, it’s best to know what you’re spending up front, as the bill for extras can be huge. If you are a couple who don’t eat and drink much and plan to go out on excursions, half-board will be the best choice, but if you want a bottle of wine with lunch, a couple of sunset cocktails and a bottle of wine at dinner, and don’t want to worry about the cost, it makes more sense to go all-inclusive. It is also easier if you’re travelling as a family, or with friends.  Many hotels also offer lunch and often high tea options. With all-inclusive, you get what you pay for and sometimes more. The best luxury all-inclusive package on the island is at Constance Prince Maurice – with high-quality food, wines, premium drinks and extras such as a couples’ massage. Heritage Le Telfair’s all-inclusive offering is also very good, with 12 quality restaurants to choose from.  LUX hotels also offer an excellent all-inclusive package, and although they are generally quite expensive, they offer unparalleled luxury and exciting benefits.

How Long Does It Take To Fly To Mauritius?

It takes 11.5 hours to fly directly to Mauritius and twelve hours to return. Most flights are overnight. Mauritius is only 4 hours ahead of the UK. This means you won’t experience much jet lag.

Which Is The Best Airline?

British Airways

British Airways offers three services a week from Gatwick, which arrive in Mauritius at midday.

However, if you don’t mind extending your journey by 3-4 hours and changing planes in Dubai in the middle of the night, Emirates is the best airline for luxury and comfort and the only one with a first-class service to Mauritius. They fly 3 times daily from Dubai to Mauritius.

For families with young children, I would strongly recommend flying direct.

Air Mauritius

Air Mauritius has frequent flights (four/five times a week) from Heathrow terminal 4. The timings are perfect – you arrive mid-morning and return late evening, which allows you to make the best of your day of arrival/departure.

Can We Make Special Requests?

We will endeavour to do our very best to satisfy special requests, such as preference room allocation, meal requests, transfers, tours and luxury experiences.

However, this will be subject to availability at the time of booking. It will also depend on how many repeat clientele with special preferences are in the hotel at that time.

Susie Freeman Is A Name That Opens Doors In Mauritius

Claim your piece of paradise and discover the unspoilt beaches that dot the Mauritian coastline.    Susie Freeman is a name that opens doors in Mauritius; we have carefully curated a collection of the most opulent accommodation options, bespoke tours, and luxury experiences to bring you the finest Mauritius has to offer.

Get in touch with one of our experts today, and begin your journey to an unforgettable luxury island getaway.