The 17 Best Guesthouses in Mauritius


Guest Houses and B&B in Mauritius: My selection

Are you heading to Mauritius soon and interested in staying in guest houses?

Excellent choice!

Staying with locals in Mauritius, rather than at a hotel, is the best way to have an authentic experience!

You’ll get to interact with Mauritians and truly immerse yourself in the local culture.

Choosing a guest house in Mauritius also guarantees an affordable stay financially.

Perfect if you want to save on accommodation costs!

To save you time and help you plan, I’ve gathered together the best guest houses in Mauritius in this article.

I’ve classified them by region and provided the nightly budget for two people at each.

To assist you in planning your stay, I’ve also listed all the essential visits and points of interest located near each guest house.

So, what are the best guest houses in Mauritius?

Let’s find out right away!

Guest Houses in the North of Mauritius

The northern coast of Mauritius is the perfect place to drop your bags if you want to enjoy the turquoise sea and white sand. It’s a vibrant and lively area, lined with several of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

It’s also the region where most of the island’s trendy shops and restaurants are concentrated.

The main things to see and do in the North of Mauritius:

  • Enjoy the idyllic beaches of Grand Baie, Peyrébère, Cap Malheureux, Trou aux Biches, Mont Choisy, and many more…
  • Discover the rich underwater fauna by snorkeling or scuba diving.
  • Take a catamaran cruise towards the three northern islets. Book your excursion here!
  • Visit the must-see Pamplemousses Botanical Garden and its plant species from all over the world.
  • Explore the Château Labourdonnais, a 19th-century colonial mansion surrounded by a park and orchards!
  • Discover Port Louis, the capital, to delve into authentic Mauritian life. (For this, I recommend the Port Louis food tour. It will allow you to discover the picturesque spots of the city while tasting local specialties!)

Travel Tips for Mauritius

I give you more details and ideas for things to do in the North of Mauritius in my dedicated article, which I invite you to read by clicking here: What to do and see in Grand Baie and its surroundings?

Grand baie Ile Maurice
Grand Baie Mauritius

To make the most of everything there is to see in the North of Mauritius, you can easily travel around from your guest house in Grand Baie or the neighboring villages.

Here’s my selection of the best guest houses near Grand Baie in Mauritius:

Bleu de Toi Boutique Guesthouse

Perfectly located between Grand Baie and Peyrébère on the North coast, Bleu de Toi is a charming guest house with neat decor and excellent comfort.

You’ll stay in a room or a studio with a kitchenette that can accommodate 2 to 4 people. Every morning, a generous and delicious breakfast is served on the lovely covered terrace.

You can also enjoy the outdoor pool and its sun loungers, the tropical garden, and bikes available for a ride along the coast.

And to top it all off, it’s only a 5-minute walk from the guest house to the family-friendly Peyrébère beach.

A superb address to stay in the North of Mauritius starting from €83/night for 2 people.

Bleu de Toi Guesthouse, Mauritius
Bleu de Toi Guesthouse, guest house in Mauritius

Sous le Badamier Guesthouse

If you’re torn between a hotel and a guest house near Grand Bay in Mauritius, Sous le Badamier will fulfill all your expectations!

Set in a family-friendly environment with all the comforts and services of a hotel, you can choose from 3 types of rooms that can accommodate 1 to 3 guests.

This guest house is particularly welcoming, beautifully decorated, and the hosting couple is delightful. You’ll be only 5 minutes away from the beach.

The property features an outdoor pool, a bar, a lovely terrace, and a garden restaurant.

You can even take advantage of airport shuttles and organized excursions!

In short, everything is in place to ensure a perfect stay! And all this from €90/per night for a couple.

Sous le Badamier guest house Mauritius
Triple room at Sous le Badamier, guest house in Mauritius

Le Mandala Moris

If you’re searching for a guest house in Grand Bay for your next trip to Mauritius, Le Mandala Moris is another excellent choice.

Located in Pointe aux Canonniers, a small peninsula west of Grand Bay, it offers a quiet and peaceful setting.

At Mandala Moris you’ll be welcomed by Anya and stay in a spacious, modern, comfortable, and well-equipped room with a terrace and pool view.

The communal area is also very inviting, with a large covered terrace, a superb pool, and a garden.

You’ll feel right at home in this B&B in Mauritius, managed by attentive hosts, and situated just 700m from the beach.

Prices start at a minimum of €99 per night for a double room.

Le Mandala Moris guest house Mauritius

La Demeure Saint Antoine

Here is my personal favorite guest house in the North of Mauritius!

La Demeure Saint Antoine welcomes you in an old colonial estate with an authentic and refined setting, and period decoration.

You’ll feel transported into the 19th-century Mauritian way of life, lodged in one of the sumptuous Creole mansion rooms of the estate.

The staff is lovely and eager to make you feel like an honored guest and pamper you.

In this historic estate, you’ll enjoy a superb room with a four-poster bed, period furniture updated to today’s tastes, and optimal comfort!

You can also lounge in the large living room, in the rattan chairs under the veranda, and in the immense garden.

An exceptional guest house in Mauritius, located in the Northeast near the village of Goodlands.

Rates starting from €147/night for a double room.

Good to Know

La Demeure Saint-Antoine is also renowned for its excellent guest table in Mauritius.

The domain’s gourmet restaurant is also open to everyone for lunch or dinner by reservation, without the need to stay overnight.

Both the idyllic setting and the chef’s cuisine are definitely worth a visit!

La Demeure Saint Antoine Mauritius

Guest Houses near Flic en Flac (West coast)

During your stay in Mauritius, you can also lodge on the West Coast, another very attractive area!

There you’ll find numerous hotels and guest houses, mainly around the towns of Flic-en-Flac and Tamarin.

Wilder than the North Coast, the West is chosen for its vast beaches, diving spots, and exceptional natural sites.

Choose this region if you’re looking for a central location that allows you to easily travel between the north and the south.

It’s also the ideal region to explore Mauritius’ nature reserves and go hiking.

A glimpse of the must-see sites and activities in the West of Mauritius:

  • Swimming and lounging on Flic-en-Flac beach, vast and lively. It’s the must-visit beach on the west coast of the island, perfect for families, snorkeling, and relaxing on the white sand.
  • Boat trips to encounter dolphins and whales in the wild, plentiful in the warm waters around Tamarin Bay. Book your excursion in advance by clicking here!
  • Visit Port Louis, the capital located on the West coast. Immerse yourself in Mauritian culture and the true local life!
  • Walk in the Black River Gorges National Park: Mauritius’ largest nature reserve. Dive into the Mauritian tropical forest and encounter numerous endemic species, including the famous black flying fox, the green cateau, and the pink pigeon!
  • The Seven Cascades hike: arguably the most beautiful hike in Mauritius, set in a wild natural environment with forests, rivers, and waterfalls. An absolutely essential excursion that you should definitely do with a guide, and you can book here in advance!
  • Scuba diving in the beautiful Tamarin Bay for experienced divers, or a diving initiation to discover scuba diving under the best conditions, surrounded by multicolored fish!
  • Canyoning at Tamarin Falls: Water adventure enthusiasts will love this canyoning route in nature, perfectly suited for beginners. For details and bookings, click here.
  • Visit Grand Bassin, the essential sacred lake of Mauritius, surrounded by temples dedicated to Hindu gods. A sacred site with a mystical atmosphere, guarded by two gigantic statues of Shiva and Durga!

Travel Advice for Mauritius Island

To perfectly prepare for your stay in the West of Mauritius and not miss out on the best things to see and do, don’t hesitate to read my complete articles:

Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

For accommodation close to all these points of interest, here’s my selection of the best guest houses in the West of Mauritius:

La Maison de la Plage

Located in the chic village of Albion right in front of the beach, this beachfront guest house is managed by Karine and Jerome who will welcome you like royalty!

The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated, and equipped with everything necessary to make you feel at home.

The large balcony upstairs offers a stunning view of the ocean.

You’ll also enjoy the beautiful garden that opens right onto the beach, with a swimming pool and loungers to soak up the sun, plus a barbecue for your friendly evening gatherings.

The hosts of this house are available, friendly, and provide very good advice.

A superb guest house in Mauritius where you should expect to pay around 100€ per night for a double room for two people.

La Maison de la Plage, guest house Mauritius
Beautiful ensuite bathroom at La Maison de la Plage, in the West of Mauritius Island

Aux Plaisirs de la Vie

Here’s a charming place to stay in a local’s home in Mauritius. You’ll be perfectly located for visiting the west of the country!

You’ll be staying just 300m away from the large white sandy beach of Flic-en-Flac, close to shops and restaurants, and you’ll enjoy a comfortable room suitable for 2 to 4 people.

The establishment also features a large outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and a welcoming communal lounge.

Special mention for the warm and friendly welcome, the neat decoration, and the little attentions given to each guest.

Managed by Christophe and Céline, the guest house Aux Plaisirs de la Vie is one of the best places to stay in Mauritius. And all this at a very affordable price since you only need to count 49€ per night (minimum) for 2 people.

Aux Plaisirs de la Vie guesthouse in Flic en Flac
Aux Plaisirs de la Vie, guesthouse in Flic en Flac

Lariad BnB

If you’re looking for a guest house in Mauritius to visit the west, I also recommend the Lariad BnB, located in the heart of Flic-en-Flac.

The house and its manager are very welcoming. The establishment has several comfortable rooms, spacious, with simple decoration, double bed, and private bathroom.

You can also enjoy the indoor and outdoor pools, an exotic garden and a large sunny terrace where breakfast is served every morning.

The beach is just a 15-minute walk away, and you are also close to shops and transport to make getting around easier.

The establishment even offers an airport shuttle service, which is super convenient!

To stay at Lariad BnB in Flic-en-Flac, expect to pay a minimum of 48€ for 2 people per night.

Lariad bnb Mauritius

Guesthouses on the East Coast of Mauritius

It’s on the East coast of Mauritius where you will experience the wild and authentic side of the country.

This region is often considered the most beautiful part of the island as it is full of unspoiled beaches, picturesque villages, and preserved natural landscapes.

Among the must-see things on the East of Mauritius, don’t miss:

  • Bellemare beach: spanning 10km, it is gorgeous and not very crowded during the week. It’s the ideal beach for a day of relaxation, swimming and snorkeling in the turquoise and clear lagoon.
  • Boat trip to Île aux Cerfs: this is THE must-do sea outing on the East coast. Head to the small paradise islet located a few hundred meters opposite the shore. Île aux Cerfs, with its dreamy setting, awaits you for a day of relaxation or a host of water activities (parasailing, tube riding, diving…). To book your catamaran cruise to Île aux Cerfs, click here!
  • Bras d’Eau National Park: this is the nature reserve of the East of the island. You can go for beautiful hikes in this forest park that is home to many endemic plant and animal species.
  • Underwater walking: the team at Aquaventure offers you a unique experience in Bellemare: walking under the sea, equipped with a suit and a diving helmet to keep your head dry while admiring the colorful fish around you! Bookings can be made online directly here.

Travel Tips for Mauritius

To prepare for your stay in the East of Mauritius, I’ve put together complete guides on the region, which you can read here:

boat excursion to ile aux cerfs, Mauritius
Boat excursion to Île aux Cerfs, Mauritius

There’s nothing like spending a few days in East Mauritius to discover this region of the island at your own pace!

Here are the guesthouses I’ve selected for you in East Mauritius:

La Koquillishe

This guesthouse in Mauritius is located in the charming village of Trou d’Eau Douce, just 100m from its stunning white sand beach.

You will be ideally situated to explore the East coast, particularly to discover Île aux Cerfs, as boat shuttles leave straight from the beach or the village’s landing stage.

At La Koquillishe, you can choose from several comfortable rooms and studios complete with ensuite bathrooms, TV, and for some, a kitchenette.

The decor of each room/studio is modern, cozy, and themed (seafront, wood, Africa, Paul & Virginie…).

The welcome is very friendly, with spotless cleanliness and communal areas that are cozy and inviting. Balconies, terraces, and a landscaped garden are available for you to enjoy breakfast and your relaxing moments.

The establishment also offers bicycle rental services!

The price to stay at La Koquillishe starts from a minimum of 65€/night for two people.

la koquillishe
La Koquillishe

Luxor Residence Guesthouse

Here’s another guesthouse rental in Mauritius that ticks all the boxes for friendliness, comfort, location, and cleanliness.

In this spacious guesthouse spread over three floors, you’ll be welcomed by a lovely Mauritian couple who will immediately make you feel at ease.

You’ll stay in a large double room with an ensuite bathroom and balcony, overlooking the garden and pool.

The Belle Mare beach is located less than 2km away.

After a long day of sightseeing, you can come back and enjoy the pool, the jacuzzi, the terrace, and even the games room with table football and billiards!

Breakfast and dinner are available on-site, allowing you to experience authentic Mauritian cuisine full of flavors.

The value for money of this Bed & Breakfast in Mauritius is unbeatable as the nightly rate is just 29€ for two people.

luxor residence guesthouse

Guesthouses in South East Mauritius

By staying in Southeast Mauritius, you’ll be closest to the airport as well as to the charming coastal village of Mahébourg and its magnificent lagoon.

The Southeast is known for its authenticity and the exceptionally well preserved cultural and natural heritage.

Here, there are few tourist facilities but many dream beaches, untamed nature, and a tranquil, timeless atmosphere.

Here are the main attractions not to miss during your stay in Southeast Mauritius:

  • Blue Bay beach: one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius with its turquoise blue lagoon and abundant marine life! If you love snorkeling, it’s one of the country’s best spots for observing colorful fish.
  • Pointe d’Esny beach: a hidden gem to discover just 10 minutes from Blue Bay. You’ll be charmed by this long, uncrowded wild beach with its fine sand and extraordinarily clear waters.
  • Visiting Mahébourg: this is the very first village established in Mauritius and its colonial past is still evident in its architecture and historical remnants. To not miss any of the most picturesque nooks, you should take this gastronomic guided tour of Mahébourg which, as a bonus, takes you through the best local specialties!
  • The Île aux Aigrettes excursion: this tiny round island right across from Mahébourg is a nature reserve that can only be visited with a guide and by reservation. You will discover the endemic animal and plant species being protected during a visit of about 2 hours.
  • The Vallée de Ferney: another stunning nature reserve to visit in the Southeast, this time inland. 3 free hiking trails are possible, as well as guided tours by reservation.

Voyage Ile Maurice Tip

I have many more ideas for things to do and see around Mahébourg in my complete guide: How to visit Southeast Mauritius?

Pointe d'Esny beach
Pointe d’Esny Beach, Southeast of Mauritius

There’s no shortage of guest houses in the Southeast of Mauritius, an area that’s greatly focused on authenticity and sharing with the locals.

Here are the ones I’ve selected for you among the best guest houses in Mauritius:

Le Gîte des Acacias

About 20 minutes from Mahébourg, you can unpack your bags at this welcoming guest house run by Isabelle and Dimitri.

The rooms, with ensuite bathrooms and garden views, are warm, comfortable, and decorated with simplicity. Choose from either a double or triple room.

In a family atmosphere, you can also enjoy the lovely flower garden, the swimming pool, and the terrace.

Throughout your stay, you will be spoiled by attentive hosts who will prepare delicious meals and go out of their way to make you comfortable and advise you on things to do.

If you’re looking for a true experience of sharing with the locals in Mauritius, this is the ideal place!

The rate for a night for two people starts at 50€.

gite des acacias mauritius
gite des acacias mauritius

Villa Bella

Stay at Villa Bella to be close to Blue Bay Beach and easily discover all the Southeast!

Situated 50m from the beach, this guest house in Mauritius with sea views offers several double or triple rooms.

There’s also a villa section designed for groups that can accommodate up to 14 people.

The house is charming, bright, and colorful, with impeccable cleanliness. You’ll love the beautiful garden, the common lounge, kitchen, and the lovely sunlit terrace.

The location is ideal as you’ll be 3km from Mahébourg, 5 minutes from Pointe d’Esny, 15 minutes from Vallée de Ferney, and 15 minutes from the airport.

The hostess, Manuella, is extremely kind and will take pleasure in pampering you with a big smile throughout your stay.

For a night at Villa Bella, expect to pay at least 70€ for 2 people.

villa bella guesthouse blue bay
villa bella guesthouse blue bay

La Case Mama

Here’s my favorite place to stay with the locals on Mauritius island: La Case Mama!

This beachfront guest house offers the chance to sleep on Pointe d’Esny Beach, in one of three beach bungalows.

These consist of small thatched-roof huts set up directly on the sand just meters from the sea!

Each bungalow includes a double bed and a small adjoining bathroom.

The guesthouse also has several rooms inside the family home.

Every morning, a breakfast is served in the communal dining room, to be shared with other travelers.

A lovely place for a relaxing stay, while being perfectly located to explore the Southeast of Mauritius!

Count on paying 40 to 85€ per night, depending on the season and the room chosen. Reservations at La Case Mama are made directly by phone or email. You can find all the information on their official website.

la case mama mauritius
la case mama mauritius

Guesthouses near Le Morne Brabant (South West of Mauritius)

During your stay in Mauritius, be sure to also spend a few days in the Southwest.

Emblematic of the region is the Morne Brabant mountain, full of natural sites to explore and sporting activities to do.

In Southwest Mauritius, you can:

  • Enjoy the stunning Morne Beach, located right at the foot of the mountain in a paradisiacal setting.
  • Climb to the top of Morne Brabant: it’s one of the most beautiful hikes to do in Mauritius. It’s recommended to hire a guide to learn all about the fauna, flora, and history of this mountain. Book your guided hike to Morne in advance by clicking here!
  • Discover the Seven Coloured Earths of Chamarel, one of the must-see natural curiosities of Mauritius.
  • Visit the Chamarel Rhumerie to learn all about the production of Mauritian rum.
  • Explore the Ebony Forest nature reserve and discover its endemic animal and plant species.
  • Try kitesurfing! This is the region in Mauritius where this water sport is practiced, especially on the beaches of Bel Ombre and Morne. You can enjoy a 2-hour lesson or longer courses to get started. Details and bookings here.

Travel Advice for Mauritius

This list is just a glimpse: there are plenty more wonders to discover in the South West of Mauritius!

I discuss them in detail in my other articles:

Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel
The Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel

To assist you in finding the ideal accommodation, I have selected 3 guesthouses in the South-West of Mauritius:

Residence Au Bout du Morne

Here’s a brand-new guesthouse, located in the village of Morne. You are just a 10-minute drive away from the starting point of the Morne hike and 1km from the beautiful La Prairie Beach.

You will stay in the family house where the entire floor is reserved for you.

So, you’ll have a large space with a bedroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, bathroom, and a large balcony at your disposal.

The decor is simple and modern, very tastefully done.

The 2 double rooms with views of the sea or mountain are comfortable and nicely decorated.

Add to that the hospitality of the hosts and you have a perfect guesthouse for your stay in the South-West of Mauritius!

A night for 2 people at Residence Au Bout du Morne is priced around €50.

residence au bout du morne ile maurice
residence at the end of the morne mauritius

Tam Studio

Tam Studio accommodation can be found in the village of La Gaulette, between Le Morne and Chamarel.

The location is thus truly ideal for exploring the South-West region of the island.

This is more of a cottage than a traditional guesthouse. The establishment offers several studios for rent with a room for 2 people, bathroom, and kitchenette. Some have a sea view.

The owners are welcoming and very friendly, even offering an airport shuttle service.

You can dine in the house’s restaurant and also enjoy the garden, terrace, and barbecue facilities. Bicycles can also be rented on the premises.

Cleanliness and comfort are impeccable, and you have all the amenities nearby (supermarket 5 minutes walk, restaurants, and snack bars close by…).

Expect to pay a minimum of €50/night for a studio for 2 people.

tam studio mauritius
tam studio mauritius

Sunset Villa

Sunset Villa is also located in the village of La Gaulette. It’s the guesthouse to choose if you’re traveling to Mauritius with family or friends.

The accommodation is divided into 3 apartments of varying sizes, one of which has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 people.

Set in a peaceful environment, the villa is beautifully maintained. The cleanliness is impeccable, the decor is charmingly typical of Mauritius, and you’ll find all the comfort you need.

You’ll appreciate the warm welcome, the outdoor pool, the terrace, the sea view, and the hearty breakfast.

A kitchen is available for your use, but you also have the option to order lunch and dinner on-site.

A night at Sunset Villa starts at 130€ for 2 people.

sunset villa guesthouse ile maurice
Sunset Villa Guesthouse in Mauritius

Guest Houses in Rodrigues

Have you decided to spend a few days in Rodrigues during your trip to Mauritius?

Great idea!

This little Mauritian island is truly worth the detour for its extraordinary landscapes and timeless atmosphere.

Still preserved from mass tourism, Rodrigues Island has very few hotels. The accommodation options mostly include guesthouses and homestays.

Perfect for those seeking authenticity!

Before moving on to my selection of the best guesthouses in Rodrigues, here’s a quick overview of the must-sees on this charming little island:

  • The East beaches, wild and truly sublime, including the splendid Trou d’Argent beach, a must-see.
  • Port Mathurin, the capital, with its colorful houses, lively streets, and markets.
  • The François Leguat reserve, an essential site where you can meet giant tortoises and visit an impressive cave.
  • L’île aux Chats and l’île Hermitage, two small islets to discover during a traditional pirogue excursion!
  • The Grande Montagne nature reserve, home to the last portion of the island’s endemic forest.
Visiting Rodrigues Island
Visiting Rodrigues Island during a stay in Mauritius

For a fantastic homestay experience in Rodrigues, you should consider these guesthouses:

Le Refuge

The guesthouse Le Refuge is located in the northwest of the island, less than 15 minutes from the airport and close to the François Leguat reserve.

Facing the lagoon, it offers breathtaking views.

The large property features several rooms with views of the sea and the garden, all clean, spacious, and comfortable.

The hosts are friendly and warm, they prepare delicious homemade meals and share convivial moments in a family-like atmosphere.

You’ll also enjoy the terrace, the garden, and the bike and car rental service.

A cosy guesthouse, very well located, where you’ll feel at home and that lives up to its name!

And all this at a super attractive price, with rates starting at 45€ per night for 2 people.

Le Refuge, Rodrigues Guesthouse
Situated facing the lagoon

Mamy Chérie

Affectionately named “Mamy Chérie,” this guesthouse near the airport and beaches is run by an extremely kind and warm-hearted couple.

Their smiles, thoughtful attentions, and knowledge about their island will help make your stay memorable.

You’ll appreciate the meticulous decor of the rooms and common areas, the fine and flavorful cuisine served daily, and the calm, natural surroundings.

You’ll stay in a comfortable double room with a private bathroom, all tastefully decorated and perfectly maintained.

The flowered garden, the beautiful terrace, and the car rental service will surely convince you to book your nights at this exceptional guesthouse!

For this, expect to pay at least 85€/night for 2 people.

Cozy room at Mamy Chérie, guesthouse in Rodrigues
Cozy room at Mamy Chérie, a guesthouse in Rodrigues

Travel Insurance for Mauritius: My Tips

Travel Insurance Advice for Mauritius

Many travelers mistakenly think that healthcare in Mauritius is affordable and that they don’t need travel insurance. However, the reality is the public health system is fragile and even a minor consultation in a private clinic can be very expensive!

This is why it is essential to take out travel insurance with good medical coverage before you go.

To travel safely, I recommend the following two insurance options (both including epidemic coverage – like COVID-19 – which is very important!)

Signing up is very easy, all you need to do is click on the orange links below:

This is where this guide on the best guesthouses in Mauritius comes to an end! I hope it has helped you plan your stay and experience a true sense of sharing and authenticity during your vacation!

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