The Best 5-Star Hotels in Mauritius


5 Star Hotels in Mauritius: Top 12

Fancy a 5-star stay in Mauritius?

If you have the budget, it would be a shame not to indulge!

Perched on the seaside around the island, the 5-star hotels in Mauritius are among the most prestigious in the world.

Against a magnificent backdrop, they strive to deliver an unforgettable high-end experience to their guests.

In this article, I’ve compiled the most beautiful luxury hotels in the country. I’ve categorized them by region, and for each one, I provide:

  • a description of the property, with its unique features
  • the rates in high and low seasons
  • the link to book easily online.

Thanks to this guide, you’ll save time organizing your stay and choose the best 5-star hotel in Mauritius according to your wishes and expectations.

So, what are the most beautiful luxury hotels in Mauritius?

Let’s go!

The Most Beautiful 5-Star Hotels in Mauritius – Northern Region

The northern coast of Mauritius is one of the most sought-after areas on the island for its high-end ambiance and dreamy beaches.

It’s a particularly touristy area and also very “Europeanized“. Many expatriates live there. You’ll find numerous trendy restaurants and bars, boutiques, shopping centers, and prestigious hotels along the waterfront.

The North is also home to a concentration of some of the most beautiful beaches on the island, most of which are family-friendly and lively.

There aren’t really any natural excursions in the North. It’s mostly about enjoying the white sand and turquoise waters, shopping, and dining out.

Here are the must-see visits and activities in this area:

  • The beaches, of course! Whether it’s for relaxation or water sports. Among the most beautiful beaches to see are Trou aux Biches, Mont Choisy, Cap Malheureux, Peyrébère, and the charming little La Cuvette beach.
  • The catamaran cruise to the Northern islets: this is a must-do boat trip when staying in Northern Mauritius. Spend a full day on a comfortable sailboat discovering 3 wild islets: Flat Island, Coin de Mire, and Gabriel Island. The excursion includes lunch on board, snorkeling breaks, and stops on the small islands. You can alreadybook your spot by clicking here.
  • Scuba diving: the waters north of Mauritius are teeming with exceptional dive sites. For your first dive or an exploratory dive, I recommend the Sunset Diving center (located right in the center of Grand Baie on Sunset Boulevard).
  • Visiting Port-Louis: staying in the North gives you a great opportunity to discover the capital of Mauritius and immerse yourself in authentic local life. The best way to see everything and not get lost is to opt for this gastronomic guided tour, which also lets you taste the best local specialties.
  • Labourdonnais Castle: If you enjoy cultural visits, this is a great one to do about 20 minutes from Grand Baie. You can tour this former colonial residence from the 19th century. The visit includes the house, gardens, and orchards and ends with a tasting of rum, juices, and fruit pastes produced on-site.
  • The Pamplemousses Garden: Botanical enthusiasts will also appreciate touring the largest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere. A hallmark of Mauritius, this stunning garden showcases an impressive number of plants from all corners of the globe. I recommend the guided tour (only an extra 2€ per person).

My Advice

Looking for more ideas of things to do and see on the northern coast of Mauritius? I invite you to read my complete article on this region: What to do in Grand Baie?

If you’re looking for a 5-star hotel in the North of Mauritius, here is my selection of the top 3:

My selection of the most beautiful 5-star hotels in Mauritius near Grand Baie

20 Degrés Sud Hotel – Double Room from €445 in low season / €580 in high season

If you’re looking for a 5-star hotel in Grand Baie, Mauritius, 20 Degrés Sud is one of the most beautiful in the area.

It’s part of the Relais & Châteaux group, the only one in Mauritius, and stands out from larger resorts with its small scale and intimate setting.

Located in Grand Baie along a small private beach, amid coconut groves, it welcomes guests into a sumptuous colonial house.

This house features around thirty individual rooms and suites with terraces. Each suite even has its own outdoor pool or a spa bath.

In this luxury, boutique hotel you can enjoy a relaxing stay and take advantage of the 3 restaurants, spa, and the stunning communal pool.

The hotel also offers romantic dinners on the water aboard Lady Lisbeth, the country’s oldest motorboat!

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20 degres sud hotel 5 stars mauritius

Le Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury – Double Room from €670 in low season / €1100 in high season

Le Royal Palm is another prestigious 5-star hotel in Grand Baie, offering you the chance to experience a luxury stay in the north of Mauritius.

With direct access to a splendid white sandy beach lined with private huts and sun loungers, the hotel features 3 pools, a spa, and 3 restaurants offering a variety of international cuisines.

You’ll stay in a spacious suite, facing the lagoon and set within a tropical garden. Each suite is simply and elegantly decorated, featuring a marble bathroom.

The hotel provides access to a wide range of water activities. And if you’re looking for a 5-star hotel in Mauritius with golf, know that Royal Palm gives you access to Mont Choisy golf course.

A true palace away from the city but still close to various sights of interest in the north for those who want to explore!

royal palm hotel 5 stars mauritius
royal palm hotel 5 stars mauritius

LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences – Double Room from €390 in low season / €650 in high season

This is the most recent 5-star hotel in Mauritius.

Opened in 2021, the LUX* Grand Baie Resort presents itself as an avant-garde hotel, a true embodiment of luxury and modernity.

Famed for its rooftop restaurant with an infinity pool and panoramic ocean views, it boasts hundreds of magnificent suites, residences, and villas with sea views, designed by architect Kelly Hoppen.

The hotel impresses with its vast spaces where every detail has been carefully considered, showcasing a sophisticated ethnic style.

Guests can indulge in 3 high-end restaurants, 5 bars, a wellness center, and a gym. For families, the Kids Club offers many fun activities for children.

Not to mention the warm welcome from the staff and all the personalized little touches that will make you feel like royalty.

It’s also a hotel highly favored for a wedding or honeymoon in Mauritius!

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The lobby of LUX* Grand Baie Hotel

5-Star Hotels on Mauritius’ West Coast – The Most Beautiful Ones

The West Coast of Mauritius is no slouch when it comes to opulent 5-star hotels where you can experience a paradisiacal stay.

These luxurious establishments line the lagoon near Flic-en-Flac, the main seaside resort of the region.

Staying on the West Coast, you’ll get to enjoy the beaches, trendy restaurants, and the wild Mauritian nature. You’ll be ideally located to discover the island’s most beautiful natural spots: nature reserves, hiking trails, and mountains to climb.

Here are the must-see attractions and activities in the West of Mauritius:

  • Visit Black River Gorges National Park: it’s the largest and richest nature reserve in the country. Amidst tropical forest, rivers, and waterfalls, you can traverse the hiking paths to immerse yourself in this preserved nature and encounter a plethora of endemic species. To prepare for your visit, I invite you to read my dedicated article right here.
  • Set sail to meet dolphins and whales: between May and October, you might have the chance to observe migrating whales during this boat excursion. And all year round, you can watch the dance of the dolphins. Be sure to choose a provider that respects the animals and does not chase and stress them. I recommend this one.
  • Hike the 7 Cascades: this is one of the most stunning hikes in Mauritius. You’ll discover a series of impressive waterfalls and natural pools where you can refresh yourself in a spectacular setting. This excursion must be done with a guide, which you can book by clicking this link.
  • Stroll on Flic-en-Flac Beach: an essential spot, this long white sandy beach lined with casuarina trees is the busiest on the West Coast. Lazy beach days, swimming, snorkeling, tasting snacks and fresh fruit sold by local vendors… Flic-en-Flac Beach promises some great times!
  • Admire the multicolored fish: At Flic-en-Flac and in Tamarin Bay, diving and snorkeling enthusiasts will be delighted by the crystal clear water and the variety of fish and other creatures inhabiting the lagoon. For an introductory dive or an unforgettable exploration dive, it’s the ideal spot.

My Advice

For more details on things to do and see on the West Coast, don’t hesitate to check out my complete article: What to do in the Flic-en-Flac area?

If you’re looking for a 5-star hotel in Mauritius on the West Coast, here is my selection:

Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa – from 1100€ in low season / 1500€ in high season for a couple

If you’re after a 5-star experience on the West Coast of Mauritius, Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa stands out as one of the jewels in the region.

Associated with the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World group, it offers an intimate and luxurious experience, a world away from the impersonal atmosphere of big resorts.

As the name suggests, you won’t just be staying in simple rooms but in actual villas!

Set on a 27-hectare estate, the resort features 65 villas decorated in chic colonial style, complete with butler service. Each one has its own private pool and promises both comfort and privacy.

With its infinity pool overlooking Tamarin Bay, a spa, and four restaurants, Maradiva promises you an unforgettable Mauritian getaway, combining luxury with relaxation.

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Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa

Sofitel Mauritius L’Imperial Resort & Spa – Double room from €325 in low season / €380 in high season

This 5-star hotel located in Flic en Flac, Mauritius, boasts a sumptuous decor with Asian influences for a complete change of scenery.

The establishment overlooks the Indian Ocean, offering stunning views from the room terraces and the surrounding tropical garden.

You’ll stay in a room or suite featuring sophisticated decor, with a sea view.

For dining, you’ll have a choice of several restaurants (French, Japanese, Creole…) as well as the option to be served in an intimate and romantic setting in the garden or on the beach. Special mention goes to the truly excellent breakfast!

Once again, a wellness center, an outdoor pool, a private beach, and attentive staff are all part of the package to ensure you have heavenly holidays.

Sofitel hotel 5 stars Mauritius
Sofitel hotel 5 stars Mauritius

Sugar Beach – Double room from €430 in low season / €470 in high season

Another iconic 5-star hotel in Mauritius located in Flic en Flac, Sugar Beach is set along the beach in a lush tropical garden.

The vast establishment is divided into different areas dedicated to relaxation, dining, and activities. The decor is refined, featuring a modernized colonial style. There’s a large outdoor swimming pool, a spa, and a gym.

One of the hotel’s strong points is the wide choice of food and the quality of the cuisine, which is creative and truly delicious. The restaurants feature beautiful terraces overlooking the lagoon.

Among the activities you can enjoy on-site are tennis, biking, or diving.

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Sugar Beach, the iconic 5-star hotel in Mauritius

5-Star Hotels in Mauritius – The Most Beautiful Establishments on the East Coast

Choosing to stay on the East coast of Mauritius allows you to soak up its authentic charm, still sheltered from mass tourism.

Often considered the most beautiful region in the country, it offers a tranquil escape for those seeking a peaceful vacation, away from the hustle and bustle.

Though you’re a bit removed from the island’s main attractions, its rejuvenating natural setting more than compensates (even though in Mauritius, the concept of distance is relative due to the island’s small size).

In the East, here are the must-do visits and activities:

  • Cruise to Île aux Cerfs: by catamaran or speedboat, this is a must-do outing during a stay on the East coast. Île aux Cerfs, a small paradise island off the coast of Trou d’Eau Douce, invites you for a half-day getaway. Once ashore, bask on the immaculate white sands facing the lagoon, try water sports, take a walk, or enjoy the shops and restaurants. The full-day catamaran cruise to Île aux Cerfs is very popular. It includes a trip from the coast to the islet, several snorkeling stops, breakfast on board, and a barbecue lunch on the beach. Book your experience now by clicking here.
  • Thrilling water activities: the East Coast of Mauritius is also the perfect place for lovers of water sports and adrenaline. Parasailing is a top attraction in Belle Mare and on Île aux Cerfs. Not to forget water skiing, tube riding, and many more. You’ll even have the opportunity to try the underwater walk at Aquaventure, a unique experience that allows you to walk on the sea bed, with your head dry in a helmet.
  • Scuba diving: diving enthusiasts will be delighted by the beauty and richness of the seabed in this region. The Belle Mare lagoon is among the most well-preserved in Mauritius, and several centers offer diving initiations and exploration dives. I’ll give you more details here.
  • Visiting Bras d’Eau National Park: looking for some greenery? To change from the beaches, consider spending half a day visiting this little-known forest reserve amongst tourists. By following the hiking trails, you’ll traverse untouched landscapes and discover the local fauna and flora.
My Advice

I give you all the detailed information to help you prepare your stay on the East coast of Mauritius in my other articles below:

I have selected for you the best 5-star hotels in Mauritius on the East Coast:

Constance Prince Maurice – Double room from €300 in low season/€650 in high season

It’s one of the most prestigious hotels on the island. The Constance Prince is unanimously praised for its exceptional setting and luxurious suites and villas.

A true tropical haven, this 5-star hotel with an Asian-inspired decor is situated at the end of a small peninsula and offers stunning views of the turquoise lagoon.

The facilities are remarkable with some villas set on stilts, offering breathtaking panoramas.

The hotel is also popular for its secluded beautiful beaches, its floating restaurant (Le Barachois), and its splendid terraces.

As for activities, you can choose from windsurfing sessions, snorkeling excursions, glass-bottom boat trips, and even helicopter rides!

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Constance Prince Mauritius

One&Only Le St Géran – From €870 per night for 2 people

If you’re searching for a 5-star hotel in Mauritius at Bellemare, the One&Only Le Saint Géran is undoubtedly the most idyllic one.

Situated at the tip of a small peninsula with stunning views of the ocean, each room and suite reveals an island-inspired decor, featuring fresh tones and natural materials.

The suites have a beautiful outdoor living area. The spacious marble bathrooms come with a dressing area, a bathtub, and a separate shower. Some suites even include a private pool and a dedicated butler service available 24/7.

Lined by crystal-clear waters, the property gives access to a magnificent crescent moon-shaped beach. You’ll also enjoy its 2 large pools, the spa, the gym, and the 5 gourmet restaurants.

This resort is perfect for families as well as for a romantic getaway in Mauritius.

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One of the incredible terraces of the 5-star hotel One&Only Le Saint Géran, in the East of Mauritius

La Maison d’Eté Hotel – Double room from €530

Lastly, there’s another 5-star hotel in the East of Mauritius, aptly named La Maison d’Eté. It’s located at Poste Lafayette along a stunning private beach.

If you’re one to avoid large hotel complexes, you’ll be delighted by this intimate establishment with only about fifteen rooms.

Featuring a terrace or balcony, these rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated in a sophisticated natural style. The setting is sublime with an exceptional view of the lagoon, in a peaceful environment.

La Maison d’Eté provides a family atmosphere with friendly and attentive staff.

In addition to the beach and the beautiful rooms, you will enjoy the 2 outdoor pools, the spa, and the delicious dishes served in the hotel’s 2 restaurants. Various activities are also offered on-site, like canoeing and snorkeling.

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La maison d’Eté, 5 Star hotel in Mauritius

The Best 5-Star Hotels in the South of Mauritius

The South of Mauritius remains my favorite region on the island. Less popular than the Northern or Western coasts, it offers an authentic ambiance and a plethora of unspoiled sites to explore.

Among the must-see attractions and activities in the South, don’t miss:

  • Climbing the Morne Brabant, an epic hike with breathtaking views at the summit as a reward for your efforts. Book your guide now by clicking here.
  • Visiting the Ebony Forest Reserve, to discover a fantastic indigenous forest restoration project.
  • Kitesurfing, the iconic water sport in the Morne area.
  • Seaplane flights over the Morne lagoon to admire the famous underwater waterfall of Mauritius!
  • The wonders of Chamarel: the Seven Coloured Earth, the 100m high waterfall, the Rhumerie, and the optical illusion museum.
  • Cruising to Île aux Bénitiers for a heavenly day at sea. An excursion you can book here.
  • Visiting the island’s oldest village: Mahébourg and its rich historical heritage.
  • Exploring the wild South, on foot, by road trip, or by quad to see Gris Gris beach, the Natural Bridge, and the Blowhole.
  • Quad biking in the Bel Ombre nature reserve.
  • “Glass-bottom” boat rides in the Blue Bay lagoon, a marine reserve with crystal clear waters. Secure your spot without delay right here.

When it comes to 5-star hotels in this region, they are mainly located in the Southwest, near Morne Mountain.

My selection of the best luxury hotels in the South of Mauritius:

LUX* Le Morne – Double room starting at €272 in off-peak season/ €512 in peak season

It’s impossible not to mention the prestigious LUX* Le Morne when talking about the most beautiful 5-star hotels in Mauritius.

It is just as luxurious, grand, and comfortable as its northern counterpart (the LUX* Grand Baie I mentioned earlier).

With its spectacular views of Morne Brabant, its dream-like beach, and its sumptuous rooms, you’ll enjoy a true tropical palace experience by staying at this hotel.

Five pools, three restaurants, a wellness center, musical evenings by the seafront, and a tennis court complete the exceptional offerings of this establishment.

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One of the terraces of LUX* Le Morne, a 5-star hotel in the south of Mauritius

Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa – From €775 in low season / €925 in high season for 2 people

Choose this 5-star hotel in Mauritius with a golf course for its exceptional location and the breathtaking view it offers of Morne Brabant mountain.

Situated on the Morne peninsula, right at the foot of the mountain and directly on the beach, this establishment welcomes you to its luxury suites with elegant and modern decor, each featuring a balcony or terrace.

During your stay, you’re invited to relax at the spa, enjoy the 7 swimming pools (!), and work out in the gym. You can also indulge in fine dining at one of the hotel’s 4 restaurants.

Additionally, you can embark on boat trips or scuba diving excursions directly from the hotel.

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Dinarobin, a 5-star establishment nestled at the foot of Morne Brabant

JW Marriott Mauritius Resort – Double room from €820 in low season / €1100 in high season

Located along the beach at the foot of Morne Brabant, this prestigious 5-star hotel has more than 170 suites and luxury rooms with ocean views.

It stands out for its spacious interiors and colonial architecture with warm touches of tropical wood and cream shades.

The hotel offers everything you would expect from a luxury resort: 2 outdoor pools, a wellness center, a gym, and 4 restaurants serving a variety of cuisines (French, Indian, Asian, seafood, and more).

With its dreamlike setting and impeccable service, this hotel is ideal for a honeymoon in Mauritius!

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Enjoy a sublime suite stay at JW Marriott, one of the most beautiful 5-star hotels in Mauritius

Travel Insurance for Mauritius: My Advice

My Advice

Many travelers mistakenly think that healthcare in Mauritius is affordable and that they do not need travel insurance. But in reality, the public healthcare system is fragile and even the simplest consultation at a private clinic can be very expensive!

That’s why it’s essential to have travel insurance with good medical coverage before leaving.

For a safe trip, I recommend the following two insurance options (both including epidemic coverage – such as for COVID-19, which is very important!)

To sign up, it’s very simple, just 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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