Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury
Adrift in the Indian Ocean to the east of Madagascar, Mauritius is known for its dizzying beauty and tranquil isolation, both of which inspired the island’s oceanfront Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury. Sheltered on the northwestern coast amidst lush gardens, the property is laid out so that all the suites face the lagoon, where guests enjoy complimentary water sports. Its pristine stretch of beach is as sparkling white as the uniforms of the staff, who know guests by name and can organise everything from a table at the gastronomic restaurant, La Goelette, to helicopter tours of the island. While the resort’s acclaimed spa, amenities and activities are decidedly 21st-century, the views of the crystalline sea and the palm-lined coast could be plucked straight out of an 18th-century novel.
Why we like it here
Recognised as the most exclusive hotel in the Indian Ocean with only 69 suites for optimum privacy, exclusivity and unrivalled attention to detail.
The children’s kids club is different from any other, housed in a traditional Creole house with a shallow splash pool.
Things to be aware of
The capital Port Louis is a 30-minute drive away, and with the only helipad in the far north, airport transfers take just 20 minutes.
Activities at the spacious kids club, “Ti Royal”, with a paddling pool, range from baking to treasure hunts, and massage treatments to waterskiing in the lagoon.