Tuesday, 7 February 2012 4:49 PM
If you're looking for a paradise island where you can spend hours watching the crystal clear water wash upon huge stretches of golden beaches as palm trees sway in the breeze, Mauritius could be the perfect destination for your luxury beach getaway.
Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is blessed with turquoise waters, idyllic shorelines and a charming atmosphere that attracts people to stay in one of the island's many luxury resorts every year.
So, if you're planning on jetting off to the tropical haven 900 km off the east coast of Africa, what hotels should you consider staying in?
Trou Aux Biches Resort & Spa
Trou Aux Biches Resort & Spa is situated in a popular area in the north-western part of the island.
Set on one of the best beaches on the island you will be able to make the most of the picture-perfect ocean views, as you will find long white-sand shorelines await you just outside your hotel room.
There are a range of accommodation options available at this resort, making it ideal whether you're on a romantic holiday or are away with the entire family.
If you book one of the resort's beachfront suites, you'll also be able to enjoy use of your own private plunge pool!
The hotel has six restaurants for you to pick from, giving you plenty of choice when it comes to deciding where to eat out on your luxury holiday. Representing the eclectic cultural mix on the island, each restaurant offers different cuisines, from Mauritian seafood and Thai dishes to Italian specialities and Indian curries.
Royal Palm Mauritius
Another hotel located a stone's throw away from Grand Baie is the Royal Palm Mauritius.
In addition to its proximity to amenities and a lively town centre, there are plenty of other reasons to stay here.
One of these is the pristine stretch of sand upon which there are 84 suites. Book a stay here and you'll be able to enjoy breathtaking ocean views every day.
The hotel is also renowned for its top-quality food, and you could even make your evening extra special by dining privately on your own balcony or terrace.
Alternatively, you could sample the superb meals on the beachfront or on the edge of the ocean.
There are plenty of activities you could take part in at the hotel as well, including water sports such as snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking and water-skiing.
Dinarobin Hotel is another luxury resort you might consider visiting. Located in Le Morne Peninsula on the south west coast of Mauritius, this area is popular among those who might like a quiet holiday.
Le Morne is famous for its 556 m basaltic rock, but it is also home to immaculate beaches and beautiful, turquoise waters.
As well as a range of water and land sports available, a Clarins Spa and eight top-quality restaurants, guests can enjoy a game of golf on the Paradis its 18-hole golf course.
All the rooms at the hotel are suites, featuring dressing areas, minibars, spacious terraces or balconies and sumptuous bath tubs. For a little extra luxury upgrade to one of the Club Suites which gives you exclusive membership of the Club at Dinarobin.
Mauritius has all the ingredients for a perfectly relaxing holiday - all you have to do is choose which of its many luxury hotels you want to stay in.