Straddling the warm, blue waters of Indian Ocean, Mauritius Island is a dream-come-true for those who love the sea, sun, and sand. The island country is the perfect example of the phrase “west is the best”. The west coast of Mauritius has some of the most spectacular beaches of southern Asia, and all of them are dotted with a range of hotels, guesthouses, resorts, and apartments. From the exotic Trou-aux-Biches in the north to the beautiful Flic en Flac in the middle, right down to the serene Le Morne in the south, are the absolute West Coast Mauritius resorts. The west coast is more preferred by families because of the calm, sandy beaches and lots of opportunities to relax and spend time with each other, like spa resorts, water sports or just swimming and sunbathing. The West Coast Mauritius resorts are architected keeping that in mind and offer everything possible to make a vacation worth the time and cost one invested in it.
Most of the resorts in the West Coast area in Mauritius have something special in store to make the vacation even more eventful. Few of the most popular experiences on offer in the west coast area are the outdoor swimming pool and the private, palm-fringed beach in Sofitel L’Imperial Resort and Spa and La Mariposa Mauritius in Flic-en-Flac, poolside barbecue facilities in Terenga Prestigious Villa in Tamarin, panoramic views of mountains and infinity swimming pool in Esplanade by Horizon, or a complete farmhouse experience with indigenous trees in La Vielle Cheminee. One of the best West Coast Mauritius resorts is Lux* Le Morne which has five pools, three restaurants, a spa and offers activities like kite surfing and snorkeling. Arkenstone Studios in La Gaulette has views of both the mountains and the sea.
The apartment-hotels like La Balise Marina in Tamarin or Ocean View in Flic-en-Flac have a very homely ambiance. They have microwaves, small refrigerators, and coffee makers so that the guests don’t have to worry about the basics. These amenities have been provided keeping the family travelers with a baby on board in mind, to ensure that they settle right in and find a home away from home. Many of the hotels are beachfront properties and come with a private beach. Sometimes it is accompanied with private sessions of kite surfing, diving or snorkeling arranged by the hotel itself. One can find that the West Coast Mauritius resorts are equipped with an outdoor and/or infinity pool, terrace and a garden flanking it. Other than that, they have the usual facilities like free Wi-Fi, balcony and air-conditioned accommodation. The West Coast Mauritius resorts are more or less located near the Cascavelle Shopping Mall, which means guests can take short strolls to spend evenings at the mall or the surrounding areas.
All the Mauritius west coast hotels come with one or more restaurants, except some of the apartment-hotels, which have provisions for self-catering or cooking. While booking, guests can include breakfast as a part of their booking plan, or in some cases all the three meals of the day. Unless the shortlisted hotel already has breakfast included in the price. Sometimes the breakfasts are complimentary. Hotels like Grenadier A or Latitude have fully equipped kitchen inside the rooms. Hotels with outdoor pools, which are almost all the good ones, often have dining options by the pool or in the terrace. Among the cuisine served is Mauritian – mostly seafood – as well as flavours from around the world. Hotels with restaurants usually come with a stocked bar counter and professional bartenders, mixing the cocktails in whatever twist desired by the guests.
Q1. Which area of the west coast has the most hotels?
A. Flic-en-Flac on the central part of the west coast has the most number of hotels and resorts, followed by La Gaulette.
Q2. Are there any bed and breakfasts on the west coast of Mauritius?
A. Yes, there are quite a few. The River House in Tamarin, La Reine Creole in La Gaulette, Lariad BnB in Flic-en-Flac, Maison Papaye in La Gaulette again are some of the best bed and breakfast haunts.
Q3. What are the best beachfront hotels in Mauritius west coast?
A. The Bay, Les 2 Canons, L’Escale and Aparthotel de Tamarin are some of the best beachfront hotels.
Q4. What are the best 3-star hotels on the west coast?
A. Sea Villa Mauritius, Sugar Reef West Coast, Silver Sands Studios, West Terraces Penthouse, Manisa Hotel and there are many more.
Q5. What are some of the most common features in the west coast hotels?
A. Outdoor pool, restaurant, and terraces are pretty common. Complimentary breakfast and coffee-maker in the room are available easily too.
The most challenging part of picking a hotel on the west coast of Mauritius is choosing one from so many good options. Right in Flic-en-Flac, there are close to 300 good hotels lined up one after the other. Le Morne is quieter and has some good hotels, and their USPs are solitude and the relaxation they offer. Some of the more luxurious hotels are West Coast View Location, 20 Degrees Sud, the Westin Bay Resort & Spa, Hotel Sofitel Mauritius L’Imperial Resort & Spa. Check-in time in the hotels is usually 2 pm and check-out time is 11 am. The hospitality of the hotels is unparalleled and be prepared to be spoilt like a king. From serving cocktails by the poolside to regular laundry service, to prompt service on any occasion, the West Coast Mauritius resorts do not falter in making sure the guests enjoy an experience of a lifetime.