If emerald jungle-covered mountains, white sandy beaches, waterfalls and elegant colonial houses surrounded by fields of sugar cane are what you are looking for, then Mauritius luxury holidays are for you. Intriguing pasts are reflected in the Indian, French, Creole and Chinese cultural influences, while glamorous cafés, nightclubs and al fresco cocktails bars proclaim a cosmopolitan lifestyle. Don't miss the experience of eating spicy samosas bought from roadside stalls, or tucking into dhollpuri, a local speciality in Mauritius. And as you sway to the rhythm of the Séga dance, you will wonder what took you so long to discover this Gaugainesque corner of paradise.
Points of Interest in Mauritius
Mauritius holidays have plenty to see and do, with some of the most spectacular diving sites in the world, home to living coral and ship-wrecks just waiting to be explored. Experience deep-sea fishing and enjoy the thrill of catching a black or blue marlin. Golfers should not miss the opportunity to play on Mauritius' spectacular and challenging courses. Admire the unusual fauna at Casela Natura and Leisure Park which houses 1,500 colourful birds. Go to the Casela Bird Sanctuary and explore the lively capital Port Louis.
Cavadee is a festival celebrated in January/February - look out for processions carrying flower-covered wooden arches and pots of milk. Maha Shivaratree in February/March is a Hindu festival in honour of Lord Shiva. Divali, the Festival of Light, is celebrated in October/November.
Hotels in Mauritius
Few destinations worldwide are as synonymous with luxury as Mauritius and there is a wide variety of quality hotels to choose from. The Maritim Hotel is situated in one of the most desirable locations on the island, the Turtle Bay Marine National Park, while the Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort is perched on the foothills of the Plaine Champagne mountain and offers unique arts, crafts and environmental excursions in the surrounding countryside. The Oberoi Mauritius in Turtle Bay meanwhile is a stylish and tranquil sanctuary that's perfect for the truly indulgent luxury escape and the LUX* Belle Mare overlooks the beautiful coral reef lagoon. See all of our luxury holiday options in the full list of hotels in Mauritius.
The Sovereign Standard
To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.
Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.
Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.
Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.
Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.