Why We Love Marriott Mauritius for your next beach holiday
Think Mauritius ... Think Marriott!
The beautiful island of Mauritius is now fully back in our holiday choice space and with so many resorts to choose from, it is not always easy to make a quick decision on where to stay. The Marriott Hotels offer something special – ensuring that couples, families and groups of friends can enjoy a Mauritius holiday to its fullest.
Mauritius is truly a showcase of spectacular scenery, with nearly 350 kms of golden sandy beaches, warm blue waters and natural crystal clear lagoons. Boasting the world’s third largest coral reef encircling the island, you’ll be ensured of hours of safe bathing and snorkelling! Other activities to be enjoyed include surfing, diving, kite-surfing, hiking trails, world class golfing and daily in-house activities for all ages.
Discover some of the highlights of the island at local markets, the serene Botanical Gardens, national parks and activity parks for all day fun. Take one of many daily excursion around this scenic island dotted with its colourful houses, pagodas and temples flanking charming villages. Add to this balmy year-round weather, and you have the perfect setting for a memorable island holiday.
Here is a quick guide to three superb Marriott hotels that have something to offer for every traveller.
JW Marriott Mauritius Resort
The JW Marriott Mauritius Resort is a sophisticated resort reclined on Le Morne Peninsula, situated on the south-westerly tip of the island, in a landscape known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ overlooked by a towering mountain, Le More Branbant classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This holiday sanctuary offers a wide range of accommodation, including Junior Suites, Beachfront Balcony and Beach Access Suites. Then there are the exclusive Manor House Spa Suites and the 4 bedroom Grand Beachfront Villa. All the suites feature luxurious amenities, entertainment center, mini-bar and coffee machine.
There is an equally dazzling array of dining options from Le Manoir Dining Room for French-Mauritian cuisine; Le Morne Lounge with pool views and nightly live entertainment; The Boathouse Bar & Grill for seaside light fare and unparalleled sunset views; Floating Market for a cross-section of Southeast Asian cuisine; Atsuko for Japanese inspired dishes; Simply India for traditional and authentic dishes from around India; and lastly, private dining with meals designed at the whim of the chef.
Le Morne Peninsula is one of the most exciting sites for water sports, including kite-surfing, snorkelling and kayaking. Recreational activities include the Water Sports Club, swimming, tennis, fitness club and indoor entertainment. The days are simply not long enough and there is a great spa for ultimate relaxing.
Le Méridien Ile Maurice
Le Méridien Ile Maurice; having recently been fully renovated and reopened in February 2022, can be found at Pointe-aux-Piments on the north west coast of Mauritius, with a 1km long stretch of sandy white beach and panoramic views over the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The bustling entertainment hub of Grand Baie is just 20 minutes away, as is the capital, Port Louis, with its colourful market and waterfront. The world famous Botanical Gardens are also close by and well worth a visit.
Accommodation options include Deluxe Ocean View or Ocean Front guestrooms, Family Beach Front Rooms, Royal Suites and the exclusive adult-only Nirvana area, with dedicated private pool and poolside drinks and snacks by day, and sunset cocktails and canapes at dusk.
Explore the inspired menus at Nomad for specialist chef buffets overlooking the ocean; à-la-carte Mauritian specialities at Zoli Mamzel right by the sea; delightful Indian cuisine at Kumin by the poolside and Italian specialities at Paparazzi where you dine to the sound of the waves. There are three bar areas, each with a unique atmosphere for the occasion.
By day there is tennis, swimming, diving, glass-bottom boat rides, pedal boats and kayaks as well as water skiing, mountain biking and windsurfing. The Fitness Centre is open 24/7 and there is a Kids Club and superb spa. Indulge your family with a catamaran cruise around the island and play a round at the nearby golf course.
The Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa Mauritius
The Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa Mauritius bestows its guests with moments of pure indulgence. This stylish resort is set within a pristine marine park located at historic Balaclava, close to Grand Baie on the north west coast of the island. The resort is set within an expansive garden between lush sugar cane fields, framed by mountains and its sandy white beach skirted by the blue ocean.
The room choices include 190 guest rooms in 15 handsome villas spread along the bay and feature the unique Westin Heavenly Bed for a great night's sleep, TV, internet and a luxurious bathroom.
The Westin will surprise you with fresh local produce and a program called Westin Fresh by The Juicery for juices and smoothies for the health conscious. Restaurants include Kagan for vibrant Indian cuisine for dinner; Beach Grill for fresh barbecues by the sea and under the stars at night; Seasonal tastes for all-day dining and Fusion for food from the rich Mauritian culture. There are two bars and no one should miss the unusual Coco Concept to celebrate the gastronomic virtues of this precious fruit. Enquire about the romantic beach dining dinners under the stars.
After experiencing the many sports activities on offer, the Spa is waiting to revive you! The kids programmes are filled with variety to keep the little ones busy and entertained, with cooking classes and even a movie night!
Contact Thompsons Holidays for more information on the dazzling Marriott hotels which promise you a holiday of a lifetime in sunny Mauritius.