The Residence, Mauritius

Mauritius has a wide range of top-end properties, so even the most demanding of clients will find something to their taste.

These six stunning resorts are guaranteed to impress…


Royal Palm

This private getaway is one of the most refined hotels in the Indian Ocean. Think elegant piano bar, à la carte dining at the magnificent La Goelette restaurant and a Moroccan-style Clarins spa.

The 84 suites are decorated with tropical-coloured rugs and objets d’art. The Royal Suite has a plunge pool and gazebo, private beach access and a hammam.
Sample product:Abercrombie and Kent offers seven nights’ half-board in a Junior Suite from £2,185 per person, with flights and transfers.


One&Only Le Saint Géran

This famous six-star retreat on a private peninsula on the east coast is popular with celebrities and royals.

The 162-room colonial-style hotel has a 24-hour butler service, a Givenchy Spa and the island’s most famous restaurant: Spoon des Iles, from celebrated chef Alain Ducasse.
Sample product:ITC Classics offers 12 nights for the price of six from £3,715 per person twin-share in a Junior Suite including breakfast, flights and transfers until October 19.


Le Prince Maurice

With 76 junior suites, 12 senior suites and one jaw-dropping Princely Suite, this intimate retreat set in 60 acres of tropical gardens has teak floors, king-size beds with white linen, sunken marble baths and Jacuzzis.

Highlights include dining on the romantic floating restaurant, Barachois, and the Guerlain spa.
Sample product:Emirates Tours has seven nights for the price of six from £1,785 per person sharing a junior suite including flights, transfers and breakfast between September 15 and October 19. 


Le Telfair Golf and Spa Resort

Set in 15 acres of gardens at Bel Ombre on the southwest coast, this posh but informal resort has 158 rooms and suites.

Dining is at Le Chateau de Bel Ombre overlooking the 18-hole golf course. Activities include the Valriche Nature Reserve and the Six Senses Spa.
Sample product:Elite Vacations offer 13 nights’ half-board for the price of 11 between January and April 2008 from £2,500 per person (saving £375) including flights, transfers and golf at the nearby Golf du Chateau club.


Hotel 20° South

The rustic Colonial Coconut reopened in 2005 as a boutique hotel, located in a coconut grove on the waterfront.

The property once attracted famous artists and is now a stylish, family-run property with 27 individually designed rooms and two suites, all with balconies and sea views. A boat shuttle reaches Grand Baie in minutes.
Sample product:Tropical Locations offer seven nights from £1,250 per person with flights, private transfers and breakfast.


The Residence

This gracious east coast plantation-style resort evokes the feeling of a bygone era.

Its 163 rooms and suites have four-poster beds, tiled floors, verandas with ocean views and 24-hour butler service. There’s a white-sand beach, à la carte seafood at the Plantation Restaurant and a Sanctuary Spa.

Rooms have been redecorated with teak furniture and have LCD TVs and web access.
Sample product: Tropical Locations offer seven nights’ half-board from £1,580 per person, including flights and private transfers.