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FAMILIES COUPLES RESORTS HOTELS VILLAS


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ome of the world’s best hotels can be found on the island of Mauritius, and the destination has become synonymous with outstanding personal service and high-quality accommodation. Attention to detail and uniquely memorable experiences are the rule, rather than the exception, but unlike some ‘luxury’ enclaves, the country also delivers excellent value for money, with many operators offering added extras such as upgrades, free children’s rooms and spa treatments.


Couple these attributes with the naturally hospitable nature of the locals and it’s easy to see why thousands choose to holiday here every year, and keep coming back for more.


Various budgets and needs are catered for by a broad range of accommodation, including self-catering apartments, bungalows, small hotels and villas. But it’s the island’s beach resorts that have earned Mauritius its well-deserved label as a dream destination, and which continue to draw visitors to its pristine shores. Beachcomber Hotels and Sun Resorts were pioneers of the local


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hotel industry, but it wasn’t long before others followed suit and most of the world’s most reputable and prestigious brands now have resorts here, including LUX*, Constance, So Sofi tel, Indigo, Four Seasons, Hilton, So Sofi tel, Oberoi, InterContinental, One&Only, Club Med, Accor, Outrigger, Starwood, Maritim, St Regis, Westin, Shangri-La and Attitude.


The island boasts fi ve of The Leading Hotels of the World (lhw.com): Shanti Maurice; Le Touessrok; Constance Le Prince Maurice, Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa and Royal Palm Hotel, all with acclaimed spas and offering everything from championship golf courses, to unique kids’ clubs and top-class cuisine. Most offer bed and breakfast or half-


board programmes, but all-inclusive packages are becoming more popular.


“We’re starting to see a greater interest in 5* all-inclusives across the Indian Ocean,” reveals Edward Burke, Head of Product at operator, Bailey Robinson. “People want to avoid the crippling extras bills, and both The Residence Mauritius (theresidence. com) and Constance Belle Mare Plage


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the island’s beach resorts that have earned Mauritius its label as a dream destination


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