Hold Fire! Before you click away thinking Mauritius is just for beach weddings and honeymooners, think again! This stunning tropical island has so much more to offer than its pure white beaches!
The first time I visited Mauritius, it was on the back of a trip to Uganda and where I was so exhausted from trekking with the Gorillas, I didn’t even leave my hotel.
So when Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels invited me out to not only explore the diving on offer but to also have a true Mauritian experience, I jumped at the chance and wow did I realise how much I had missed out on! Read more about the dive trip here.
As much as I could happily spend my whole time underwater or laying on the pure white beaches, there are so many activities you can book, from Zip-lining to Golf, Dolphin spotting to spa treatments and let’s not forget dining in or out of the resorts on amazing Mauritian food!
Sunset at Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa
Dolphin Spotting at Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa
The people of Mauritius are very proud of their island and it’s hard not to see why. They have a passion to share and although there is a diverse mix of cultures on the island everyone lives in harmony and shares each other’s traditions and festivals.
With all year round warm tropical climate, just 4hrs time difference from the UK and amazing safety, you can see why this island destination is perfect for every kind of traveller! If you are looking for a family-friendly holiday or the exclusivity of an adults-only resort, Beachcomber Hotels have it all.
For the first 6 nights, we stayed at the Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa in the north-west followed by our last night at the stunning Dinarobin Golf Resort & Spa, set at the foot of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Le Morne Brabant Mountain.
Dinarobin Golf Resort & Spa
Hotel Overview: Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa
Located on the North-west coast of Mauritius, the Victoria Beachcomber is one of the most popular family-friendly resorts, with 255 ocean-facing rooms, 800m of uninterrupted pure white beach and ideally situated between the tourist hub of Grand Baie and Port Louis.
There are a variety of seven different price levels of rooms and suites to choose from and are all beautifully decorated by local artisans with uninterrupted views of the turquoise blue ocean. I stayed in one of the deluxe ground floor rooms with sunshine yellow accents, opening out onto the palm tree-lined gardens just a stone’s throw away from the beach.
Word of warning! If like me you decide to hang out your wet bikini on your terrace, at the stroke of midnight thinking nobody will see you in your underwear, DO.NOT.CLOSE the door behind you!! The door automatically locks for safety and you might also end up doing a walk of shame to the reception in your underwear!!
Deluxe Ground Floor Room
Facilities, Services & Activities
If you want to do more than lay back and relax on the pure white beach, there are a variety of activities and facilities to make sure you get the most out of your experience.
Scuba Diving – Head over to the resident 5star PADI academy, Diving World set directly on the beach, with diving for all levels. From family friendly group courses to 1-2-1 training, you can start immediately without having to wait for a course to be filled by other guests! Click here to read more about my scuba diving experience in Mauritius.
Spa – Live the art of wellness and reconnect with yourself in 1 of 5 treatment rooms
Sports - Tennis Courts, Gym and a variety of free water sports
Golf - Privileged access to Mont Choisy Le Golf, an 18-hole golf course located 10 minutes away from the resort
External Excursions – From private yacht cruises to local market shopping, you name it, it can be arranged!
Victoria For 2 – Adults-Only!
Nestled on the edge of Victoria Beachcomber, is Victoria For 2, an exclusive area for adults-only, complete with its own bar and barefoot restaurant, making it feel like a completely separate resort. Victoria For 2 boasts 17 swim up rooms with direct access to the private adults-only pool which are the only rooms of its kind on the island!!
Food & Drink
On our final evening at Victoria Beachcomber, we enjoyed dinner under the sunset sky whilst overlooking the Indian ocean at La Terrasse. If you are staying at the resort with your loved one, this is where you have to dine!
Whether you are looking for an Italian restaurant with panoramic views of the capital, a lively buzz whilst overlooking the lagoon or an adults-only romantic dinner for two, there is something for everyone. All four restaurants open onto the beach to promote the true Mauritian experience of outdoor living in the tropics.
Beachcomber Hotels On The Island
We were also lucky enough to visit six of the other Beachcomber resorts, all of which offer something different;
4 Star Mauricia Resort & Spa – A relaxed, simple yet cosy resort, overlooking the lively and buzzing Grand-Bai. Ideal for families with dedicated rooms and villages. PADI Diving World centre, 3 tennis courts and 2 restaurant options.
4 Star Canonnier Golf Resort & Spa – A calm and relaxing unique resort with ponds and tropical gardens, steeped in history and built on the remains of a fortress. A spa hidden amidst a banyan tree, PADI Diving World centre, A wide range of complimentary land and water sports 3 restaurants to choose from.
Canonnier Golf Resort & Spa
5 Star Trou Aux Biches Golf Resort & Spa - A romantic and enchanting eco-friendly hotel with 2km of pure white beach. Chalet-style accommodation and private villas, 6 diverse restaurants, PADI Diving Centre and free babysitting service.
5 Star Paradis Golf Resort & Spa – This is the ultimate leisure resort with an 18-hole golf course, golf academy, spa, complimentary land and water sports and a PADI Diving Centre. Paradis & Dinarobin both share their facilities offering a huge variety of things to do.
Fancy a spot of golf at the foot of Le Morne? Paradis Golf Resort & Spa
5 Star Dinarobin Golf Resort & Spa – Elegant and luxurious with villa and ocean suite accommodation located at the foot of Le Morne Brabant Mountain. Dedicated adults-only crescent, access to Paradis Golf Club, 8 restaurants including Dina’s which purchases all veg from a local community project, tranquil spa and of course a PADI Diving Centre shared with Paradis.
6 Star Royal Palm Luxury – Superior luxury and service and a member of The Leading Hotels & Spas of the World, 3 restaurants led by award-winning Chef; “Meilleur Ouvrier de France, wine cellar with PC4 wines, cigar & piano bar and a variety of suites to choose from including the Royal & Presidential Suite! PADI Diving World centre currently shared with Mauricia Resort.
Dinarobin Golf Resort & Spa
All aboard the Coconut Odyssey a.k.a The Royal Princess - Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury
Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels has recently been awarded the EarthCheck Silver Certification for their commitment to sustainable tourism and our planet. Through supporting local NGOs to on-site beekeeping, bottling their own water and introducing solar panels. It’s great to see the importance of sustainable tourism becoming increasingly widespread! Let’s keep spreading the message!
My time in Mauritius and Beachcomber was unforgettable from scuba diving in the Indian ocean to sundowners on the beach, sunset cruises and to surprise beach BBQ’s, however you choose to spend your time at a Beachcomber Hotel you a sure to get a true Mauritian experience.
Find out more at www.beachcomber-hotels.com
A huge thanks to Beachcomber hotels & Diving World Mauritius for inviting me on this dive trip of a life time sponsored by British Airways. My experience was complimentary but thoughts and opinions are my own.