Much of the best hotels in Mauritius are spread out around the coastline, from One&Only Le Saint Géran in Poste de Flacq on the north eastern side of the island to Heritage Le Telfair in Bel Ombre on the south west coast. If you’re excited to snorkel in Mauritius, you’ll find the best conditions along the east side of the island, particularly near Flic En Flac beach. For easy swimming, opt for a hotel on the west coast where the seas tend to be calmer and warmer. For complete privacy, Shangri-La Le Touessrok is located on its own private island. For nature lovers, the island is landscaped with verdant trails and with pirouetting birds – from lime-green Echo Parakeets to teal-capped Mascarene Paradise Flycatchers. It offers faultless service, activity (golf, and then some more golf, hiking and biking) and farm-to-table gastronomy. With its burgeoning boutique rum industry and host of emerging artisans – from textiles to ceramics – be sure to pack an empty suitcase for your return journey.
SOURCE: CN TRAVELLER