Tamassa hotel, MauritiusMauritius has over 100 hotels to choose from – and more top-end accommodation comes on stream every year. Nicki Grihault looks at four hotels making their debut.



Anahita is a collection of 70 colonial-style one to three-bedroom waterfront residences, with a 24-hour villa master, set in 213 hectares of tropical gardens in a secluded spot on the east coast, opposite Isle aux Cerfs.

The resort has an Ernie Els-designed golf course and spa on site and will, in a later phase, include a Four Seasons hotel.

Sample product:Kuoni World Class offers seven nights at the Anahita World Class Sanctuary from £1,589 per person, based on four sharing a two-bedroom residence, including flights (with lounge access), private transfers and breakfast.


Shanti Ananda 

This sumptuous five-star destination spa opened in 14 hectares of tropical gardens at St Felix in the southwest last December.

It has 55 vast beachfront villas and suites, some with private pools, and a stunning centrepiece slate-lined infinity pool with hydrotherapy jets. Expert staff deliver Ayurvedic cuisine, spa treatments, yoga and meditation.

Sample product: Get 10 nights for the price of seven with Erna Low Body and Soul from October 1 until December 15. Prices start at £2,635 per person sharing a Junior Ocean View suite, with morning wake-up signature tea, daily breakfast, scheduled yoga, nature walks and meditation classes, use of the wet spa, tennis courts, gym and swimming pool, plus flights and private car transfers.


La Plantation d’Albion Club Med

This second Club Med property opened in July and is aimed at couples with older children.

It has 270 rooms and 30 suites set in lush gardens along white-sand bays in the secluded Albion village on the northwest coast. After trying one of the many activities, guests can be pampered in the Cinq Mondes Spa.

Sample product: Club Med Boutique holidays start at £1,889 per adult and include all meals, an open bar and holiday insurance. This is in addition to club facilities, return flights and transfers.



This funky four-star resort set on a coconut-fringed white-sand beach at Bel Ombre in the southwest will open in December, with an all-inclusive option.

The 214-rooms with balconies are of contemporary design with vibrant colours and trendy bathrooms. Also on offer are a kids and teens club, luxury spa and four swimming pools.

Sample product:Thomas Cook Signature offers seven nights’ half-board from £1,811 per person, including flights and transfers.