Where to Stay in Mauritius – 9 TOP Spots + Great Hotels

Aerial view of Le Morne Brabant in Mauritius, showcasing the iconic mountain, white sandy beaches, and turquoise sea, embodying tropical paradise.

Welcome to paradise on earth: the stunning island of Mauritius (Ile Maurice in French), located in the Indian Ocean, awaits with beautiful beaches and lush landscapes. This magical island has many attractive areas with different weather conditions throughout the year, so deciding where to stay in Mauritius can be difficult. 

Lucky for you, I did my research and compared all parts of Mauritius. The result is my comprehensive list of areas – 9 to be exact – on each side of the island: North, West, South, and East. To make your decision that much easier, I also handpicked the best hotels for each area and each price category. 

The best place to stay in Mauritius, especially if you’re visiting for the first time, is Grand Baie in North Mauritius. This seaside village has amazing white sand beaches, booming nightlife, and an extensive selection of hotels. 

Once you find the perfect hotel for your holiday, make sure you book it right away. Everyone wants a spot in paradise… and you don’t want to lose yours!

Let’s go!

Quick Picks for Your Stay

No time to read the whole post? Here’s a list of the best hotels in Grand Baie, Mauritius:

luxury hotel
A lush tropical resort pool area with sun loungers under umbrellas, surrounded by palm trees and a thatched roof building.
mid-range hotel
A cozy hotel room with a large bed decorated with petals, two bedside tables with lamps, and a chandelier hanging from the ceiling.
budget hotel
Wooden table and chairs on a balcony overlooking a tropical lagoon with clear blue waters and distant boats, framed by greenery under a canopy.


Best affordable accommodation

Here’s a map to give you a mental image of the Mauritius areas you will discover in the post:

NOTE: Although all areas are great options for longer stays in Mauritius, if you have some extra time and want to explore the entire island, you can also use this guide as an itinerary. Starting North at Grand Baie and driving counter-clockwise all the way to Belle Mare in the East, you can visit each of the areas featured in this article, seeing as the driving distance between any 2 is no longer than an hour and a half. 

A colorful map highlighting the best areas to stay in Mauritius with numbered locations and labels for easy navigations
  1. NORTH MAURITIUS: for tourists
  2. WEST MAURITIUS: for an active vacation
  3. SOUTH MAURITIUS: for nature lovers
  4. EAST MAURITIUS: for adventurers

1. North Mauritius – the most popular tourist spot

Charming church with a red roof nestled among vibrant tropical flora, with a clear blue sky above in Mauritius

The North of Mauritius is the most-frequented tourist destination on the island and is renowned for its amazing beaches, abundance of water sports, and vibrant nightlife.

In this section, I’ll be recommending 2 great spots, but if you have the time, you can also check out other cool places like Grand Gaube. 

This part of Mauritius is blessed with warm weather all year round, so you don’t have to worry: any month is perfect for enjoying the white sandy beaches and calm waters.

1.1 Grand Baie – where to stay in Mauritius for the first time

Aerial shot of view of Grand Bay, a peaceful bay dotted with numerous sailboats anchored in the calm blue waters near a sandy beach, with a vibrant landscape and clear skies in the background

Located on the North coast of the island, Grand Baie is Mauritius’ main tourist hub. In this village, you’ll find all the best hotels, shopping centers and restaurants, a beautiful coastal beach and the best nightlife!

In fact, with all its fun bars and pubs, Grand Baie will keep you entertained at any hour of the day… but if you’re not looking for parties and young crowds, you may want to avoid this part of the island!

However, if you want to enjoy some tranquility and relaxation, you can still find some quiet spots right on the beautiful beaches. Be sure to check out La Cuvette Public Beach (map) and Pereybere Public Beach (map) and try some water sports – I’d recommend scuba diving or kayaking. 

Grand Baie is also an extremely popular shopping destination: La Croisette shopping mall (map) has an upscale vibe and boasts a variety of stores, as well as a food court. However, if you’re looking to buy some souvenirs to remember your trip, head to Grand Baie Bazar (map) and look for handcrafted objects. 

Otherwise, Grand Baie hosts the largest variety of accommodations, from holiday apartments and villas to budget or luxurious hotels! My top picks are featured below:

Luxury hotel
an elegant freestanding bathtub in a bathroom with black and white tiles, a luxurious bedroom with a draped four-poster bed, and an aerial view of a tropical pool area with white umbrellas

This amazing hotel offers intimate luxury accommodation on a private beach right at the mouth of Grand Baie. It has everything you need for a relaxing holiday: a spa and wellness center, a swimming pool, and 2 restaurants serving fresh seafood. 

Other accommodation options in Grand Baie

Modern hotel room with a large double bed adorned with flowers, two bedside lamps, and a wall-mounted artwork above the bed.

Just a 5-min walk from the beach, this boutique hotel has rooms offering sea views, plus free parking and Wi-Fi

Exterior of a tropical beach house with double doors, a balcony above, surrounded by lush palm trees and shrubs.

A 3-star aparthotel where each room has a private balcony overlooking the sea, air conditioning, and a private bathroom

A bedroom with a queen-size bed, botanical-pattern comforter, and a view of the water through an open window

Enjoy this 3-bedroom oceanfront apartment with direct access to the beach and access to a garden and barbecue facilities

1.2 Trou aux Biches – where to stay in Mauritius on a honeymoon

A picturesque beach scene with white sand, crystal clear waters, and a row of palm trees, where visitors enjoy various beach activities and boat rides under a partly cloudy sky

Located on the Northwest coast of Mauritius, just a 15-min drive from Grand Baie and a 30-min drive to the capital, Port Louis, Trou aux Biches, is THE spot for a romantic getaway. With its turquoise blue waters, beautiful beach, and green tropical gardens, you won’t ever want to leave.

In fact, this quiet village is blessed with a very laid-back vibe and a local feeling, perfect for couples.

With the coral reef only 250m (820 ft) from the beach, this is also one of the best spots for snorkeling in Mauritius. Get ready to see the most diverse and colorful marine wildlife!

Relax on Trou aux Biches Beach (map) and stay for the sunset – the views are absolutely breathtaking! And to end your day in the best way, this little town hosts some great restaurants offering different cuisines influenced by Asian and Mauritian flavors… all delicious!

The accommodation here ranges from apartments and villa rentals to luxurious hotels with golf courses… check them out for the months from May to October, when you’ll have the best weather. 

Luxury hotel
Collage featuring the Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort: twin massage tables with an ocean view, a clean and modern bedroom with art above the bed, and a scenic view of a beachfront resort villa amidst lush greenery

Check out this luxurious resort in Trou aux Biches, one of the top destinations on the island! This great hotel has everything you might need for a relaxing holiday: a private beach area, a pool, a piano bar offering exotic cocktails with live music, and free water sports facilities. 

Other accommodation options in Trou aux Biches

Luxury resort pool with clear blue water, surrounded by white sun loungers and umbrellas, flanked by a two-story building and palm trees.

A beachfront hotel boasting an infinity pool, a bar, and modern studios decorated with natural tones

Simple bedroom with a wooden bed, white bedding, colorful throw pillow, and gold curtains

Situated on the beach, this budget-friendly hotel has rooms with a kitchenette, a flat-screen TV, and air conditioning

Modern dining area with white chairs, glass table, bright red flowers, leading to a furnished patio

Enjoy the best sunsets from the terrace of this 2-bedroom apartment and cook your own meal in the fully-fitted kitchen

Things to do in North Mauritius

  • Go swimming at La Cuvette Public Beach and Pereybere Public Beach in Grand Baie
  • Spend a day shopping at La Croisette 
  • Try your luck at Ti Vegas Casino (map)
  • Embark on a full-day catamaran cruise to the Northern Isles
  • Enjoy the sun at Trou aux Biches Beach
  • Grab a quick meal at Souvenir (map) near the beach at Trou aux Biches
  • Go on a guided tour of the Northern part of the island

2. West Mauritius – the best place for an active vacation

If you like to stay active during your vacation, then West Mauritius is the best destination for you. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking and water sports, and if you’re into sunsets, this is the best place to catch the most amazing views. 

2.1 Port Louis – the best place to stay for an urban vibe

Port Louis, Mauritius' bustling capital, with its waterfront skyline set against a backdrop of green mountains

Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius, situated on the island’s Western coast, a 30-min drive from Grand Baie. The city has a very lively atmosphere and boasts many examples of French colonial architecture, as well as many great shopping and dining spots, making it the ultimate place to visit if you want an urban getaway. 

One of the top attractions in Port Louis is Citadelle, also known as Port Adelaide (map), a 19th-century fortress that provides the best views of the city. I would also highly recommend a visit to the Blue Penny Museum, where you can learn more about the island’s colonial history and how that helped in shaping the current culture. 

There are quite a few other museums situated in the heart of the city, so if that’s your jam, you can also check those out. However, if you’re looking for something else to do, shopping is always a good idea! The Caudan Waterfront (map) is a large outdoor shopping complex that hosts plenty of shops, restaurants, and cute cafes.

While you’re shopping, don’t forget to stop by Umbrella Square (map) and snap a photo with the colorful umbrellas. But if you’re looking for a more local vibe, head to the Central Market (map) and chat up some of the vendors. Of course, you have to get some delicious fresh fruit and maybe even handcrafted souvenirs – just don’t forget to bargain! 

Luxury hotel
Collage featuring the Labourdonnais-Waterfront-Hotel: a plush bedroom with a peacock-themed headboard, an elegant lounge area with a crystal chandelier, and a serene pool area with arches offering a mountain view

An upscale waterfront hotel conveniently located for exploring various attractions, it features 5 restaurants serving a variety of cuisines from around the world. Guests can also enjoy the 2 swimming pools, a spa, and a fully equipped gym. Additionally, the hotel offers complimentary sunset catamaran cruises once a week.

Other accommodation options in Port Louis

A tropical resort featuring a bright yellow building with a balcony, surrounded by palm trees and a large blue swimming pool in the foreground.

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, this hotel has spacious rooms with a terrace, free parking, and laundry services

A minimalist bedroom with a double bed, two bedside lamps, a wooden dresser with a mirror, and a door on the left. the room has a tiled floor and white walls.

Some of the rooms at the guesthouse provide sea views, while all have a private bathroom with a bath/shower

A modern living room with two teal armchairs, a matching sofa, wooden flooring, and a white kitchen visible in the background.

A 3-bedroom apartment that can accommodate up to 5 people, with a kitchen and a comfortable seating area

2.2 Flic en Flac – best Mauritius lodging for families

Resort beachfront view featuring thatched umbrellas and wooden loungers facing a majestic mountain across the calm sea, conveying a serene tropical paradise vibe

Flic en Flac, located on the West coast (a 35-min drive South of Port Louis), is a serene village boasting one of the best beaches on the island and offering a wide range of fun activities for all ages. So, if you were looking for where to stay in Mauritius with family, look no further than Flic en Flac. 

Stretching for 3 km (1.8 miles) of white sandy shoreline and reef-protected water, Flic en Flac Beach (map) even has a playground, and sometimes it hosts a local circus and some cool shows… your kids will go crazy!

For a different kind of fun, I suggest you head to Casela Nature Parks, an amusement park offering many cool activities like zip-lining, camel rides, and safaris. I guarantee that both kids and adults will have a great time here! 

The fishing village itself also hosts some shopping centers, cool casinos, and local restaurants (some of them featuring shows of traditional Sega dancing!) if you want to enjoy a lazy evening after a day spent chilling on the beach.

But if you’re here, make sure you also engage in some outdoor activities: in fact, Flic en Flac is surrounded by natural attractions like the Corps de Garde peak (map), perfect for hiking.

Regarding the weather, it is sunny for the most part of the year, but between June and August, you may experience some wind and cloudy days… so just take it into consideration if you want to book your holiday here.

Enough talking… check out the following family-friendly hotels, and make sure you book them at least some months in advance if you don’t want to lose the best spot:

Luxury hotel
Collage featuring the La Pirogue A Sun Resort: a lagoon-style pool surrounded by thatched huts and palm trees, a vibrant bedroom with colorful accents, and a cozy lounge area with various seating options

Located 2-min away from the white sands of Flic en Flac Beach, this luxurious resort is nestled in tropical gardens. Here, you’ll find a fitness center, a spa, and a large infinity pool where you can relax while your kids have fun at the kids’ club! The property also offers 2 international restaurants, tennis courts, and water sports facilities!

Other accommodation options in Flic en Flac

Elegant hotel room with a plush bed, aqua accent pillows, and sliding doors to a sunny balcony

Enjoy the outdoor pool, the hot tub, and the restaurant at this hotel, and pick between buffet and continental breakfast

A serene outdoor pool area with two sun loungers beside a vibrant blue wall with "larvadel" written on it, surrounded by lush green plants.

Offering both indoor and outdoor pools surrounded by exotic gardens, this cozy B&B is great for budget travelers

Cozy living room with a cream sofa, red accent pillows, and a coffee table with an 'Enjoy' sign

Feel at home in this 2-bedroom apartment, fully equipped for hosting up to 4 people, perfect for family stays

Things to do in West Mauritius

  • Go up to the Citadelle and enjoy the best views over Port Louis
  • Learn about the country’s history at the Blue Penny Museum
  • Spend the day shopping at the Caudan Waterfront and stop by Umbrella Square
  • Get some fresh fruit and souvenirs from Port Louis’ Central Market
  • Relax under the sun at Flic en Flac Beach
  • Have an adventure at Casela Nature Parks
  • Hike up to the Corps de Garde peak
  • Embark on a guided tour of South West Mauritius

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3. South Mauritius – the ultimate spot for nature lovers

The Southern part of the island is sometimes referred to as the ‘Wild South’ due to its impressive natural landscapes; you’ll get to experience everything, from lush mountains and rocky cliffs to sandy beaches and gorgeous waterfalls. Whether you’re into surfing or hiking, South Mauritius has plenty to offer! 

The best time to go here is definitely from spring to autumn (from October to June) when the weather is sunny. Between June and September, there can be more rain, so plan your trip according to the weather forecast. 

3.1 Le Morne – where to stay in Mauritius for luxury

Idyllic beach in Mauritius with pink blossoms in the foreground, turquoise water, and a mountainous backdrop

Le Morne is a small, dreamy peninsula located on the Southeast coast of Mauritius, about a 45-min drive South of Flic en Flac. It offers pristine beaches, shallow waters, and some of the best luxury resorts in Mauritius, all in a very calm and relaxed atmosphere

At the very center of the peninsula, you will find Le Morne Brabant (map), a unique monolithic peak that’s been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I highly suggest you climb to the top to enjoy the most spectacular views of the lagoons… but I advise you to do that in the morning when there’s no wind. 

If you want to swim, sunbathe, or surf, then you’ll spend most of your time on Le Morne Public Beach (map). However, if you want to switch things up a bit, then there are plenty of other ways to spend your time in and around Le Morne. 

One of the most stunning natural attractions in the area is the Chamarel Seven Colored Earth Geopark (map), a geological formation consisting of sand dunes made of 7 different colors, situated just half an hour’s drive away from Le Morne. From there, head to the Chamarel Waterfall (map) and enjoy the views (you can’t get close to the waterfall!). 

TIP: since most of the attractions in the area are a bit further away from the beach and all the luxury resorts, it’s a good idea to rent a car and explore everything this region has to offer. 

Being based in Le Morne is also a great choice if you want to visit one of the island’s main attractions, Black River Gorges National Park (map). This is a large rainforest park that offers plenty of hiking trails and some great picnic spots, and best of all? It’s less than an hour’s drive away from Le Morne! 

Luxury hotel
Collage featuring the JW Marriott Mauritius Resort:  an elegant bedroom with a dark wood bed and white linens, a cozy living area with bookshelves and comfortable seating, and an expansive pool area with tropical landscaping and ocean views, set against a mountainous backdrop

This 5-star luxury resort is located right on the beach in Le Morne. Get ready to gaze at breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and Le Morne Brabant Mountain! Here, you’ll also enjoy stylish accommodation (choose from rooms, suites, and villas) and not one but 6 restaurants serving delicious dishes from all over the world!

Other accommodation options in Le Morne

A luxury resort with a thatched-roof structure and a swimming pool, situated at the base of a tall, rugged mountain.

Hotel guests can make the most of the sun terrace and the picnic area and cool off in the pool

Cozy living room with a red sofa, two white armchairs, a glass coffee table, red curtains, and several green plants.

This guest house has family rooms, a garden, free parking, and both continental and American breakfast options

A minimalist bedroom featuring a double bed, a wooden desk, hanging lights, a shelving unit, and artwork of elephants above the bed.

A cute studio offering charming views of the mountains from the large terrace, a comfy bedroom, and a full kitchen

3.2 Blue Bay & Pointe D’Esny – for the best beaches in Mauritius

Sandy beach in Mauritius with locals and tourists enjoying the clear shallow waters near moored boats and a view of a small island

Blue Bay and Pointe D’Esny are charming fishing villages, just a 3-min drive away from each other, and an hour and a half away from Le Morne by car. These 2 villages are renowned for their white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, and although they’re very popular among tourists, they’ve managed to retain an authentic, local vibe

If you decide to stay in Blue Bay, you’ll have access to the shimmering Blue Bay Beach (map) and its Blue Bay Marine Park, a preserved marine area with a coral garden and an abundance of fish and sea turtles. This is the absolute best place to snorkel and dive, but I also recommend taking a glass-bottom boat tour

Close to the beach, you also find many street food stands offering tasty local snacks or delicious restaurants serving different kinds of cuisines, from traditional to international. Plus, you’ll have the best views of the Ile aux Deux Cocos island, which is also a great spot for a day trip!

Pointe D’Esny boasts one of the most well-preserved lagoons on the island and one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius. Pointe d’Esny Beach (map) boasts turquoise waters and white sands, perfect for swimming and snorkeling, and the best thing about it is that it’s not crowded, seeing is not (yet) as popular as some other beaches on the island. 

There’s not much to do in Pointe D’Esny besides the beach, making it the ideal spot for beach bums and/or for people who want to have a relaxing vacation without a packed itinerary. 

This part of Mauritius may be cloudy or rainy from June to August (sometimes even in September), but Blue Bay is perfect for visiting during the summer months, between December and March!

Luxury hotel
Collage featuring the Triptych of Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas: a breezy bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and wooden accents, a spacious bathroom with a standalone tub, and the hotel's stately white exterior against a clear blue sky

One of the best Mauritius resorts just steps away from the beach and boasting an amazing outdoor pool, a tennis court, and 4 restaurants serving seafood and international cuisine. During your stay, you can choose from a variety of breakfast options, order room service, and ask the 24-hour front desk to help you arrange airport transfers.

Other accommodation options in Blue Bay

A tranquil pool area with white lounge chairs and umbrellas, surrounded by a multi-story white building with balconies and lush greenery.

This comfortable accommodation offers an outdoor pool, a garden, a bar, as well as free Wi-Fi and parking

Hotel room with a double bed, white and pink bedding, side lamps, and a desk by a window

Located a minute’s walk from the beach, this hotel features free WiFi, air conditioning, and a bar

Covered outdoor patio with red cushioned chairs, a wooden coffee table, and lush greenery surrounding the area.

This charming retreat offers tranquility for families, with air-conditioned bedrooms and daily cleaning, excluding Sundays and public holidays

3.3 Mahebourg – best area to stay in Mauritius for relaxation

Scenic view of Mahebourg with the tranquil Rivière La Chaux, traditional boats, and a bridge against a mountainous horizon in Mauritius

Mahebourg is a coastal town on the Southeast coast of Mauritius, situated just a 15-min drive North of Blue Bay and Pointe D’Esny. The town has a very laid-back and welcoming atmosphere, plus quite a few attractions and cool dining spots, so you’ll find plenty of ways to spend your time here. 

If you want a typical beach vacation, Mahebourg is not the best match for you; even though it’s a coastal town, it’s primarily a port, so there aren’t any good swimming spots. However, you can always rent a car and hit the beach at Blue Bay or Pointe D’Esny, then come back in the evening to enjoy the charming Mahebourg atmosphere. 

During your stay, go for a stroll along the Mahébourg Waterfront (map) and stop by the Pointe Canon (map), a monument dedicated to the abolition of slavery. The Mahebourg Museum has a great collection of art, artifacts, and weapons commemorating the island’s naval history. 

As for dining, there are plenty of good restaurants to choose from, offering a variety of cuisines from around the world. I’d recommend Coin Casse Croute (map) for seafood and Saveurs de Shin (map) for some great Chinese food. 

In terms of accommodation, there are plenty of options in each price category – my top picks are featured below: 

Luxury hotel
Collage featuring the Preskil Island Resort: an aerial beach view, a cozy bedroom with a thatched roof, and a relaxing outdoor seating area with a fire pit overlooking the water

This 4-star resort is situated right on the beach and has various facilities, such as an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, a fitness center, and water sports facilities. Guests can benefit from free private parking, an on-site currency exchange, 3 breakfast options, and a restaurant serving Mediterranean, Asian, and local cuisine.

Other accommodation options in Mahebourg

Private rectangular swimming pool on a wooden deck with a black lounge chair, overlooking a lush green coastline under a clear blue sky.

This villa provides charming and spacious accommodations, a pool, and an outdoor dining area overlooking the ocean

A neatly made bed with striped bedding in a simple room with white walls, a black headboard, and minimal furniture.

A budget hotel offering rooms with a private terrace and an en suite bathroom within walking distance of the beach

A quaint tropical house with a thatched roof, surrounded by lush greenery and vibrant flowers, featuring a small front porch.

This nicely decorated villa has 2 bedrooms that can accommodate 4 guests and boasts a floating pool overlooking the ocean

Things to do in South Mauritius

  • Hike up to Le Morne Brabant
  • Pay a visit to the Chamarel Seven Colored Earth Geopark and Chamarel Waterfall
  • Explore Black River Gorges National Park
  • Embark on a glass-bottom boat and snorkeling tour of Blue Bay Marine Park
  • Swim at Blue Bay Beach and Pointe d’Esny Beach
  • Go on relaxing walks along the Mahébourg Waterfront
  • Immerse yourself in history at the Mahebourg Museum
  • Have a delicious dinner at Coin Casse Croute or Saveurs de Shin

4. East Mauritius – best side of Mauritius for adventurers

Going full circle, we arrive in East Mauritius, with its unspoiled nature, long sandy beaches, and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities. If you like to try out different things, this is a great spot; you can go hiking, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, or golfing – or try a little bit of everything. 

This side of the island is a little windier, so it’s best to visit in summer, between December and March, when the winds are not as strong, and you can spend all your time outdoors. 

4.1 Trou D’Eau Douce – where to stay for an authentic vibe

Aerial view of a coastal village in Mauritius, with a mix of dense vegetation and scattered buildings, flanking a tranquil turquoise sea

Trou D’Eau Douce is yet another traditional fishing village located on the East Coast of the island, less than an hour’s drive away from Mahebourg. Like other villages on the island, Trou D’Eau Douce has a long history, and it has managed to retain its authentic atmosphere, something you should definitely experience during your visit! 

There are a couple of small beaches in Trou D’Eau Douce, but I highly recommend you take a boat trip to the nearby Ile aux Cerfs Island and enjoy the beach there. Many local operators offer tours to the island, but I suggest you book one of the tours offered on the official website and explore this stunning island. 

Besides its convenient location for exploring Ile aux Cerfs, Trou D’Eau Douce is a haven for foodies. You can sample various dishes from the street food vendors, or you can hit up one of the restaurants, like Green Island Beach Restaurant (map), and treat yourself to a seafood platter. 

Luxury hotel
Collage featuring the Tropical Attitude hotel: a net-draped bed with a minimalist aesthetic, a sunny poolside deck with loungers and parasol, and a beachfront villa surrounded by tropical palms

This adults-only beachfront hotel is surrounded by a garden of coconut trees. It offers its guests access to an outdoor pool, free water sports, and free boat trips to Île aux Cerfs Island. The spacious rooms at this hotel are decorated in traditional style and offer ocean or garden views, air conditioning, and satellite TV. 

Other accommodation options in Trou D’Eau Douce

Outdoor terrace with diy pallet furniture including two blue-cushioned loungers and a coffee table, alongside a white dining table and chairs. urban view in the background.

Just a short walk from the beach, this hotel offers spa and wellness services, fitness classes, and packed lunches

A bright yellow bedroom with two single beds, green towels on one bed, and a large marine-themed picture on the wall.

An affordable hotel with a sun terrace overlooking the sea, a bar, and both bike and car hire

Two lounge chairs on a sandy beach under the shade of trees, facing a turquoise sea with a small boat floating in the distance.

Situated directly on the beach, this studio overlooks the lagoon and features a bed and a small kitchenette

4.2 Belle Mare – the best spot for cool activities

Lush tropical resort with thatched-roof huts along a white sandy beach, surrounded by a dense palm grove, overlooking a tranquil ocean, highlighting an idyllic vacation spot

Located on the East Coast, Belle Mare is the ultimate spot for a relaxing beach break. It hosts some of the top resorts and one of the best beaches on the island and boasts a large offer of cool activities like deep sea fishing, kayaking, and snorkeling, giving the area a very lively and adventurous vibe

At Belle Mare Beach (map), you will enjoy 2 km (1.2 miles) of fine sand and crystal clear, shallow waters … all protected by the beautiful coral reef. The beach is lined with palm trees, giving some respite from the hot sun, but you should still be prepared to spend your days splashing, chilling, and sunbathing in this paradise.

And if one day you feel like doing some cool activities, you can either enjoy some deep-sea fishing for tuna, marlin, and mako shark (very popular in this part of Mauritius) or venture out to Splash N Fun Leisure Park and spend the day trying out the different rides. 

NOTE: if you want to stay in a luxurious resort on the East Coast of the island, I have to recommend the One&Only Le Saint Géran, situated in Poste de Flacq. Situated on a private peninsula, the One&Only Le Saint Géran is surrounded by coral reefs and beautiful lagoons, and it’s one of the ultimate places to stay in Mauritius. 

Luxury hotel
Collage featuring the The Residence Mauritius: a palatial white villa with palm trees, a simple yet elegant bedroom with a double bed, and a beachside dining area with views of a clear blue sky and tropical waters

Check out this 5-star hotel located right on the beach in Belle Mare. You’ll love the elegant rooms featuring free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a balcony. During the day, you can relax in the outdoor swimming pool and spa center, keep yourself in shape at the fitness center, or join activities like deep-sea fishing, catamaran cruises, and scuba diving.

Other accommodation options in Belle Mare

Aerial view of a coastal resort with pink buildings, multiple swimming pools, surrounded by lush greenery and a turquoise sea.

This adult-only boutique hotel has 5 stars, a big swimming pool, and a wellness center with a relaxing spa

White colonial-style building with large windows and a covered porch, surrounded by lush greenery under a clear sky.

Located steps away from Belle Mare Beach, this hotel offers a shared lounge, free WiFi, and a communal kitchen

Spacious screened patio with rattan furniture set and cushions, overlooking a lush garden view

A lovely villa with access to a private beach and a turquoise lagoon, ideal for honeymooners or families

Things to do in East Mauritius

  • Take a day trip to Ile aux Cerfs Island
  • Book a tee time at Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club
  • Sample the seafood platter at Green Island Beach Restaurant
  • Enjoy the sun at Belle Mare Beach
  • Spend a day at Splash N Fun Leisure Park
  • Drive out to the Central Flacq Market (map) and do some shopping
👑 Luxury price:US$300
💵 Mid-range:US$120
🛏️ Budget:US$60
📍 Best area:Grand Baie
🛎️ Best luxury hotel:Hôtel 20 Degrés Sud
🧳 Best mid-range hotel:Azure Beach Boutique Hotel
👛 Best budget hotel:Residence Peramal

FAQs about where to stay in Mauritius

The 'Seven Coloured Earths' geologic formation with its rolling hills of multi-hued sand, a unique tourist attraction bordered by a lush forest and a viewing platform

📍Which is the best area to stay in Mauritius?

Grand Baie, located on the North Coast, is the best place to stay in Mauritius, especially if it’s your visit to the island. Hôtel 20 Degrés Sud and Azure Beach Boutique Hotel are both great options for your stay here.

💑 Where to stay in Mauritius for a honeymoon?

The best place in Mauritius for a honeymoon is Trou aux Biches, situated on the island’s North Coast, at the luxurious Le Cardinal Exclusive Resort or the more affordable Voile Bleue Boutique Hotel

📆 Where to stay in Mauritius in December and January?

The best place to stay in Mauritius from December through January is Le Morne in South Mauritius, where the weather is sunny and warm during these months. The top spots for a stay in the area are the JW Marriott Mauritius Resort and Boutik Le Morne

🔍 What are the best things to do in Mauritius?

The best things to do on the island are to visit Mauritius’ Black River Gorges National Park, take a day trip from Trou D’Eau Douce to Ile aux Cerfs Island, or visit Port Louis’ Central Market!

🏖️ Which side of Mauritius is best for beaches?

The South side of the island is the best place for a beach vacation in Mauritius. Here, you’ll find some of the best beaches on the island, such as Blue Bay Beach and Pointe D’Esny Beach, and amazing resorts like Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas

🌞 What is the warmest part of Mauritius?

The coastal regions, particularly the Northern and Western coasts, experience the warmest temperatures in Mauritius due to their proximity to the equator and the Indian Ocean.

🗺️ What are the best areas to stay in Mauritius in April or July?

For a delightful stay in Mauritius in April or July, consider popular regions like Grand Baie and Trou aux Biches in North Mauritius, where the weather is warm year-round, and you can enjoy the beautiful beaches and vibrant atmosphere.

⏳ How many days are enough in Mauritius?

I recommend a trip to Mauritius lasting between 7 and 10 days. This way, you can spend some time relaxing on the beach and also explore some of the island’s prominent landmarks, such as the Black River Gorges National Park and Ile aux Cerfs. 

Final thoughts on the best places to stay in Mauritius

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Here we are, at the end of this comprehensive guide on where to stay in Mauritius! We’ve been through so many options for different interests and budgets that, by now, you should know where to stay in Mauritius for your perfect holiday!

But if you’re still undecided, no worries: below, you will find my 2 absolute favorite hotels in Grand Baie, North Mauritius: 

  • Hôtel 20 Degrés Sud – an amazing hotel featuring intimate accommodation on a private beach right at the mouth of Grand Baie
  • Azure Beach Boutique Hotel – a very comfortable hotel minutes away from the beach, boasting a restaurant and free parking 

If you like them (or any of the hotels in the post), make sure you book them as soon as you can: places sell out extremely fast in paradise!

If you have any questions or doubts about your trip to Mauritius, just leave them in the comments below. I’ll be more than happy to answer and help! 

Have an unforgettable holiday, 


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