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The best of Mauritius
When thinking of the best things to do in Mauritius, conjure a tropical island in your mind’s eye: icing-sugar-fine golden sands, bookended by azure waters and palm-tree-sprinkled land. The tiny Indian Ocean island is all of this, but it has bonus dimensions: it's a foodie’s paradise packed full of fantastic places to see and incredible activities to experience, not to mention some awesome hotels. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.
An Indian Ocean isle blessed with incredible beaches, a wild mountainous interior and more than its fair share of luxurious five-star hotels, Mauritius boasts Michelin-starred chefs, designer furnishings and golf courses on private islands; it’s a sybarites’ dream and celebrity magnet (even the Queen of England is a fan). However there’s another side to Mauritius, away from the glitz and glamour, where small boutique hotels are quietly going about their business offering rustic ocean-view bedrooms and laid-back dining for a fraction of the price of the larger resorts. And for those wanting to really immerse themselves in nature, there are some great new eco escapes too. Read on for our pick of the best hotels in Mauritius.