Sometimes pictures are the best way to tell a story and this is Mauritius in some of the most captivating pictures we took. This itinerary took place over the course of one week where we drove many of the island roads and visited five of the islands most lauded resorts.
Saint Felix is the first stop on the route. This is a Southern coastal town on the island. It was convenient mostly for being near the airport. The gem of this area is the Shanti Maurice Resort and Spa. While maybe not an internationally known brand, it is truly a little wonder with an exclusive stretch of beach, wonderful facilities and excellent hospitality.
Savanne is the pearl of the island on the East Coast. There are many winding roads that follow the sea and skirt the foothills of the mountains on this route. We came here exclusively to see the Four Seasons resort and golf club. It is part of a larger development complex with dream homes and it has some of the most upscale architecture on the island. The hotel is beautiful and the golf course rivals many worldwide with impressive views of the indigo blue sea.
The Le Morne Peninsula is the most famous address in the country. It sits on the West coast which is famous for world class sunsets, prevailing winds which attract kite and wind surfers from around the world and of course golden sandy beaches that are dotted with luxury resorts and an iconic mountain in the backdrop. Here we stayed at the famed St. Regis Resort and Spa. Its best feature for us was the Spa which had excellent treatments along with incredibly friendly staff.
Northern Coast : This little getaway sits just twenty minutes outside the capital of Port Louis which is the busy port city of the island. Sitting at either the spacious Westin or the exclusive Oberoi one can have distant views of the incoming ships and an exclusive beachfront embraced by the manicured gardens and covered villas of the resorts. The Westin is a large property that maintains a sense of exclusivity even with all the rooms while the Oberoi has less rooms but a manicured series or gardens, palms and waterfalls which make it a proverbial Eden and noticeably the most exclusive hotel on the entire island.