Enchanting tourists with its turquoise beaches and rich culture is Mauritius, an island nation on the coast of the Indian Ocean, close to Madagascar. A thriving country with loads of budget hotels, it offers a Mauritius holiday that’s both easy on the pockets and gratifying to the senses.
Caloydne Sur Mer, located on a beach facing Coin de Mire Island, is among the Mauritius hotels that offer lots of facilities at affordable prices. Book any of its private bungalows and choose from the ocean view or the pool view. Feast on full continental breakfasts, a la carte lunches, and themed buffet dinners and barbecues at the in-house Annaporrna Restaurant. Lots of water sports are available here, ranging from Hobie cat sailing, water skiing, and windsurfing. Les Petits Corsaires, also known as the children’s corner, entertains kids aged 3 to 11 from 9 am to 5 pm with games, magic tricks, swimming lessons, and even painting classes. Waves Melody Bar, a lounge bar open from 10 pm to midnight, is where guests can chill out with music and snacks.
A two-star hotel on the northwest coast of Mauritius, Hotel Oasis Beach Club welcomes tourists with its 11 studios and eight terraced apartments. It is a charming budget hotel with beach umbrellas made out of sugar cane leaves, a pool with a bar, and a free shuttle service that takes holidaymakers to several public beaches and casinos. Guests can book bed and breakfast, half-board, or full-board stays.
Tucked within lush tropical gardens is Coin de Mire Hotel, a two-star hotel that provides scenic views of the Coin de Mire Island and nearby lagoon. It is surrounded by a seemingly endless stretch of white sand matched with clear, turquoise waters. It features poolside restaurants, and even has one in the middle of the pool, set above the waters. Room balconies provide guests with panoramic views of the beach, while the Seven Colours Wellness Lounge offers relaxing massage and body and facial treatments. Other facilities include Timomo, a kid’s club for children aged 4 to 12; the diving centre; and Belle Vue bar, which serves exotic cocktails.