The best 4-star Hotels in Mauritius


4-Star Hotels in Mauritius: Top 9

Have you decided to head to Mauritius and are looking for a 4-star hotel for your stay?

Dream vacations await you!

There’s no shortage of luxurious 4-star hotels in Mauritius, each more sumptuous than the next.

However, there are certain ones that stand out for their originality, the modernity of the premises, the quality of services provided, the food, the beauty of their decoration, and the special attention from staff.

In this article, I’ve selected the best 4-star hotels in Mauritius for you, organized by region.

I’ve included everything necessary to help you choose the perfect establishment according to your budget and your preferences.

So, what are the most beautiful 4-star hotels in Mauritius?
Let’s discover them together!

The Best 4-Star Hotels in the North of Mauritius

The North Coast of Mauritius is one of the most touristy regions, and it’s home to numerous beachfront hotels.

Perfectly situated with direct access to the beach, they mostly include several pools, restaurants, and some even have wellness centers. Essentially, everything is designed for you to have a paradise vacation!

The advantage of staying in the North is also having access to a range of stunning beaches and being in one of the most lively areas of Mauritius with numerous restaurants, shops, bars, and clubs.

Things to see and do in the North of Mauritius:

  • Enjoy the beaches with picturesque scenery like those of Trou aux Biches, Mont Choisy, Cap Malheureux, Grand Baie, Peyrébère, La Cuvette…
  • Go on a catamaran cruise to the Northern islets: it’s the must-do activity in the North. You’ll get to spend a full day at sea on a comfortable boat, with lunch on board and stops at the three small offshore islands named île Plate, Coin de Mire, and îlot Gabriel.
  • Go scuba diving: whether it’s for an introductory dive or an exploration dive, the north of Mauritius is full of exceptional diving sites in the lagoon or further out in the open sea. I recommend the Sunset Diving center (located right in the center of Grand Baie).
  • Visit Labourdonnais Castle: this former colonial mansion built in 1856 is now transformed into a historical museum. The visit to the house, furnished with period furniture and objects, is combined with the extensive gardens and orchards. On this estate, they also produce fresh fruit juices, jams, fruit pastes, and rum that you can taste at the small restaurant-bar adjacent to the castle (tasting included in the entry price).
  • Take a tour of the capital: take advantage of staying in the North to discover Port-Louis and immerse yourself in the real local life. I recommend the gourmet guided tour of Port-Louis for a complete visit of the city and its points of interest, while delighting your taste buds.

My Advice

I give you even more ideas for visits and activities on the North Coast of Mauritius in my other article: What to do in Grand Baie?

My Selection of the Most Beautiful 4-Star Hotels in Mauritius near Grand Baie

Ocean V Hotel – Double room starting from 135€ in low season / 210€ in high season

This 4-star hotel in Mauritius is located in Peyrébère, a coastal village 5 minutes from Grand Baie.

Here marble combines with wood, shades of turquoise blue, and glass walls in a luxurious modern decor that perfectly frames the breathtaking ocean views.

The public beach of Peyrébère is just steps away from the hotel. On the panoramic roof, a large infinity pool overlooks the beach directly. The view from this rooftop is truly exceptional.

You also have access to a wellness center and a restaurant. Special mention for the plentiful and delicious breakfast.

To top it all off, the staff is lovely, attentive, and very helpful.

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ocean v hotel

Zilwa Attitude – Starting from 160€ in low season / 240€ in high season for 2 persons

On the coast of Calodyne, the Zilwa hotel immerses you in the heart of the real Mauritius. ‘Zilwa’ means ‘islander’ in Creole, and the establishment prides itself on embracing Mauritian identity.

In this 4-star hotel that’s symbolic of Mauritius, everything is designed to celebrate the Mauritian lifestyle.

The decor of the common areas and rooms reflects the traditional style of coastal Mauritian villas, with polished concrete, vivid colors, and natural materials such as handwoven coconut fiber.

The hotel offers a magnificent view of the northern islets, a tropical garden, a wellness center, and 4 outdoor pools in addition to the beautiful private beach.

And to delight your taste buds, the hotel’s 5 restaurants offer a fusion of Creole, European, and Asian cuisines, reflecting the diverse flavors of Mauritius.

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Creole culture celebrated at Zilwa Attitude

Veranda Grand Baie Hotel & Spa – Double room starting from 170€ in low season / 200€ in high season

This charming hotel located on the beach has recently reopened after a complete renovation. The decor of the rooms and common areas is simply stunning, featuring a warm and relaxing “Creole guesthouse” style. Here, you’ll feel nestled in a cocoon, far from the hustle and bustle of lively Grand Baie.

If you’re looking for a 4-star all-inclusive hotel in Mauritius, Veranda offers this option.

The hotel features a private beach, a beautiful outdoor pool, a Spa, and a restaurant. Each room has its own terrace or balcony overlooking the tropical garden.

Perfect for those seeking a small hotel in Mauritius with an intimate, cozy, and relaxing atmosphere.

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Elegant and cozy room at Veranda Grand Baie Resort & Spa

Best 4-star Hotels in the South of Mauritius

The South of Mauritius is a more preserved area, with plenty of natural sites (like Black River Gorges National Park, the Coloured Earths of Chamarel, Ebony Forest…), picturesque villages such as Mahébourg, Chamarel, and Baie du Cap, and, as always, stunning beaches (Le Morne, Saint Félix, Gris Gris, Blue Bay, Pointe d’Esny…).

Personally, the South (and particularly the South-East) is my favorite part of the island. Being less touristy than the North or West coast, I find it offers a more authentic vibe with numerous sites to see and a variety of activities to enjoy.

The best things to do in the South of Mauritius:

  • Climbing to the top of Morne Brabant: Morne Brabant is the iconic mountain of Mauritius and it’s even listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The hike to reach its summit is one of the coolest things to do on the island, and the panoramic view at the top is breathtaking!
  • Visiting the Ebony Forest Reserve: this nature reserve is at the heart of a restoration program for the indigenous forest. You’ll learn about the ongoing restoration efforts, discover the endemic plants and animals that live there, and can climb to the highest point of the reserve where you’ll be treated to one of the most beautiful views in Mauritius.
  • Trying kitesurfing: the region around Morne is a hot spot for surfing and kitesurfing in Mauritius. Several clubs offer lessons, courses, and kitesurfing introductions at Morne and in Bel Ombre.
  • Flying over the lagoon in a seaplane: in the Southwest, you’ll have the chance to admire the lagoon of Morne from the sky in a seaplane flight, especially to see the famous “underwater waterfalls,” a mind-blowing optical illusion that’s unique in the world. Book this activity here (places go super fast!).
  • Exploring Chamarel and its Seven Coloured Earth: a major attraction in Mauritius, Chamarel is home to the Seven Coloured Earth, an area of natural dunes in rainbow hues that attracts a lot of visitors. Nearby, you’ll also find Chamarel waterfall, the highest waterfall in the country (100m high!).
  • Going on a cruise to Île aux Bénitiers: a full-day sea excursion to sail on the turquoise lagoon and make a stopover on this small heavenly island.
  • Visiting the oldest village on the island: Mahébourg is the former capital of Mauritius and the first city built on the island. It has preserved a rich colonial heritage and is a pleasant town to visit, with an ambiance and architecture quite different from Mauritius’s other cities. As in Port-Louis, you should enjoy the guided gastronomic tour of Mahébourg to not miss anything.
  • Exploring the wild south: you can head out on an excursion into the wild south, on foot, by a road trip, or on a quad bike, to discover the natural wonders of the region including Gris Gris beach and La Roche Qui Pleure, the Natural Bridge, Le Souffleur, and much more.
  • Snorkeling at Blue Bay: the Blue Bay marine park is one of the most fascinating diving and snorkeling spots on the island. The water is incredibly clear and the underwater life is teeming. You don’t need to go far from the beach to see lots of colorful fish.
My Advice

I’ve prepared other articles dedicated to tours and activities in the South to help you plan your stay. You can go read them by clicking on the links below:

In the area of Morne (Southwest) and Blue Bay (Southeast), once again, you have a choice between several 4-star hotels with grandiose decors set on the seafront.

My Advice

The only airport in Mauritius is located in the Southeast close to Mahébourg and Blue Bay. If you’re visiting Mauritius for a short time, choosing a hotel in this region is a good option to save time.

For example, if you’re planning an itinerary for 4 or 5 days in Mauritius, staying at a hotel near Blue Bay will allow you to start your vacation immediately without any travel time. Similarly, for the return trip, you’ll be just 10 minutes from the airport!

My selection of the best 4-star hotels in the South of Mauritius:

Hôtel Chalets Chamarel – Starting from 340€ in low season / 410€ in high season for 2 persons

If the idea of a luxury hotel surrounded by nature appeals to you, then you’ll absolutely love this 4-star hotel located on the ridge of Chamarel. The concept: stay in a separate luxury chalet situated on the edge of the forest in the highlands of Chamarel, boasting panoramic views of the forest on one side and the ocean on the other.

Each chalet is spacious, fully equipped, featuring a balcony and a patio. And all around, nature and tranquility.

The hotel’s restaurant serves local cuisine and is located next to the infinity pool, with a stunning view of the South coast. On top of that, the staff is super friendly and welcoming.

The perfect place for a rejuvenating stay in the south of Mauritius!

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Enjoy breathtaking views while staying at Chalets Chamarel

Preskil Island Resort – Double room from 160€ in low season / 305€ in high season

For me, Preskil is one of the best 4-star hotels in Mauritius. It is located at the edge of Mahébourg, on a small piece of land reaching into the sea facing île aux Aigrettes. Needless to say, the setting is extraordinary!

The rooms with lagoon views are tastefully decorated, spacious and extremely comfortable. The entire establishment is decorated in a tropical luxury ambiance with rattan furniture, wood, and thatched roofs.

Here, you will find 2 pools, a fabulous spa, a gym as well as a playground for children. Many activities and excursions are available on site.

In my opinion, the best hotel for a luxurious stay in Southeast Mauritius!

Full view of the lagoon and île aux Aigrettes from Preskil Island Resort

The Best 4-Star Hotels in Mauritius on the West Coast

Another ideal region for a stay in Mauritius with wonderful hotels and plenty of activities to do: the West Coast!

Here, 4-star hotels are mainly concentrated near Flic-en-Flac, the seaside resort and the hub of this region.

Choosing a hotel on the West side of Mauritius for your holiday is a good choice if you want to enjoy an animated area (lots of restaurants, shops and various activities) while also being close to the island’s most beautiful natural sites like Black River Gorges National Park or Tamarin Falls.

Must-do things in the West of Mauritius:

  • Snorkeling at Flic en Flac Beach: This expansive beach is beloved by both travelers and locals alike. It’s the place to be on the West coast for swimming, family picnics, and especially snorkeling. Head away from the crowded zone towards the rocks, where the crystal-clear waters provide optimal visibility for observing triggerfish, coachmen, and other underwater wonders.
  • Visiting Black River Gorges National Park: As Mauritius’s largest nature reserve, you can hike or take leisurely strolls to immerse yourself in the tropical forest, spotting giant bats, monkeys, parakeets, and other endemic species. There are several walking trails available, and I’ve detailed them all in this article.
  • Hiking to Tamarin Falls: Also known as “7 Cascades,” this exceptional natural site is a must-see during your stay in the West of Mauritius. Here, you can embark on one of the island’s most beautiful (and physically challenging) hikes, or try your hand at canyoning. Along the trail, you will discover a series of waterfalls. It’s essential to hire a guide for this hike as the path is unmarked.
  • Watching the sunset from Wolmar beach: A quieter, less frequented option extending from Flic en Flac. It’s famous for offering the most beautiful sunsets on the island!
  • Via Ferrata on Mamzel Zabeth hill: If climbing and adventure are your things, you’ll love trying Via Ferrata near Flic-en-Flac. Set out on a 6-hour excursion led by a professional instructor, suitable for children from 8 years upwards. It’s a fantastic family outing idea in Mauritius! Book here.
  • Scuba Diving: The West coast is teeming with dive centers where you can try a diving initiation or enjoy a fabulous exploration dive in Tamarin Bay.
  • Watching dolphins and whales in their natural habitat: The waters off the West coast of Mauritius are populated by various dolphin species throughout the year and by migrating whales between May and October. You can join a boat excursion to encounter them respectfully. For an extraordinary cruise you can book by clicking here.
My Advice

For even more things to do and see around Flic-en-Flac, check out my other articles:

My selection of the best 4-star hotels on the West coast of Mauritius:

The Sands Suites Resort & Spa – Starting from 475€ in low season / 590€ in high season for two people

If you’re looking for a 4-star hotel in Mauritius that’s both intimate and situated on the West Coast, I recommend the Sands Suites.

You will stay in a spacious and bright suite with elegant and understated decor. Each suite comes with a balcony or terrace offering views of the sea or the tropical garden.

At this resort, you can enjoy romantic dinners on the beach, taste local or international cuisine at the 3 restaurants, get pampered at the spa, and keep fit in the gym.

A variety of water sports activities are also available onsite and are included in the room price (windsurfing, diving, cruises…).

Your stay will be enhanced by the kindness and attentiveness of the truly adorable staff.

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An intimate beachfront dinner for two at the Sands Suites Hotel, Mauritius

La Pirogue Mauritius – Starting from 345€ in low season / 830€ in high season for two people

Here’s another 4-star hotel where you can enjoy idyllic holidays on the West coast of Mauritius. The hotel spreads through a vast tropical garden alongside a white sand beach. You will stay in luxurious individual bungalows facing the turquoise lagoon.

The hotel stands out with its boho-chic universe, blending Asian decor with a Bora Bora ambiance, featuring thatched roofs, overwater terraces, rattan furniture, and splashes of bright colors against a white-cream backdrop.

Noteworthy as well is the gorgeous infinity pool with its central jacuzzi, the hammocks scattered throughout the coconut grove, and the 2 restaurants offering a fine and varied menu.

During your stay, you’ll also have access to the gym, spa, and several water sports activities such as canoeing-kayaking and windsurfing.

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Bohemian and colorful room at La Pirogue Hotel

The Most Beautiful 4-Star Hotels on the East Coast

For many, the East Coast of Mauritius is considered the most beautiful region of the island. It is indeed more wild, less touristy, and has preserved its authentic charm.

Choose to stay on the East Coast if you’re looking for a peaceful and relaxed holiday, without necessarily engaging in a lot of activities.

Staying in the East means you’ll be quite far from the main attractions of the island, but you’ll enjoy a supremely rejuvenating natural setting (although in Mauritius “far” is a relative term since the island is small and distances are never too great).

Things to do and see on the East Coast of Mauritius:

  • Ile aux Cerfs Cruise: This is the flagship activity and a true must-do in the region. Ile aux Cerfs is a heavenly islet off the East coast where you can spend a lovely half-day. There, you can sunbathe, try various water sports, or simply take a stroll. The islet also has shops and restaurants. The catamaran cruise to Ile aux Cerfs is very popular with travelers and offers a fantastic day at sea. It includes crossing the lagoon, snorkeling stops, breakfast on board, and a beach barbecue for lunch. You can already book your spot by clicking here.
  • Scuba Diving: The lagoon of Bellemare is one of the most preserved in Mauritius. The seabed on the East is rich with diverse ecosystems and even shipwrecks that have been transformed into teeming reefs. If you love diving, you should definitely explore it.
  • Hiking in Bras d’Eau National Park: This is a large, forested natural park that is not very touristy and perfect for nature walks. There are several possible hiking trails to choose from.
  • Water Activities: The East coast is a paradise for aquatic activities like parasailing (the main attraction at Ile aux Cerfs!), water skiing, towable tubes, etc. You can even experience underwater walking (walking on the seabed with your head dry in a helmet!) at Aquaventure.
My Advice

Don’t hesitate to check out my other articles dedicated to things to do in Eastern Mauritius:

Even though it’s less overrun by infrastructure than other regions, the East coast also features its luxury hotels, inviting you to enjoy an unforgettable stay.

Here is my selection of the best 4-star hotels in Mauritius on the East coast:

Sunrise Attitude – From 120€ in low season / 160€ in high season for two people

Among the best 4-star hotels in Mauritius, Sunrise Attitude ranks highly due to the quality of its services and its colorful decor, which is original and always tasteful.

The rooms and suites are welcoming, meticulously decorated, and spacious, with direct pool access from the terrace for some. The Bellemare beach is just a few steps away, across the street.

The various outdoor spaces, restaurant terraces, and garden pathways are beautifully arranged in a cosy tropical style.

The guiding principle of this establishment is a return to the essentials and reconnection with oneself. So, there are no TVs in the rooms, a calm environment, and no children’s cries since the hotel is exclusively for adults.

Also noteworthy is the hotel’s ecological commitment: no single-use plastic is used, there’s a bulk shop for your tea and coffee with reusable glass jars, and the restaurants are supplied with local and seasonal products.

Definitely a favorite hotel of mine!

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Enjoy a poolside terrace at Sunrise Attitude

Hôtel Ambre – Double Room from €230 in low season / €305 in high season

Hôtel Ambre is positioned in the Palmar bay, alongside an extensive white sand beach resembling paradise, straight out of the most beautiful postcards. The hotel boasts a modern and minimalist Asian-inspired decor.

The accommodations consist of spacious and bright rooms and suites, tastefully and simply decorated, with ocean views. Each of the suites has access to the tropical garden via the terrace.

The private beach is dotted with cocooning wicker sofas with cushions, providing true relaxation pods to contemplate the ocean.

You will also have access to a stunning infinity pool, various restaurants offering local and international cuisine, the beach bar, a spa, and a variety of water activities (paddleboarding, windsurfing, kayaking, diving…).

Note that this establishment is adults-only.

The location of this hotel is perfect for a relaxing vacation, away from the hustle and bustle of cities and the most crowded beach resorts.

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Dream vacation at Hôtel Ambre, on the east coast of Mauritius

Travel Insurance for Mauritius: My Advice

My Advice

Many travelers mistakenly believe that health care in Mauritius is affordable and they don’t need travel insurance. But in reality, the public health system is fragile and the cost for even a basic private clinic appointment is very expensive!

That’s why it’s essential to take out travel insurance offering good medical coverage before leaving.

To ensure your safety, I recommend the following two insurance plans (both include epidemic coverage, such as for Covid-19, which is crucial!):

To subscribe, it’s very simple, you just need to click on the orange links below:


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I've been living in Mauritius for ten years now, and I'm passionate about this jewel of the Indian Ocean. As I love exploring and writing, I have created this blog to give you all my best tips to organize your trip to Mauritius!

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