Outrigger Beach Resort Mauritius

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

The hotel

On a traditional 17th-century Mauritian sugar cane plantation, Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort boasts exquisite Ocean views from every guest room. Life here is pretty laid-back — from no dress code to sublime sunsets. Look deeper and you'll find cultural and historic gems on your white sand-dusted doorstep, including the remains of an old sugar mill. The large stretch of beach which borders the resort has cabanas aplenty and snorkelling, windsurfing, stand-up paddles and kayaking for those more active moments. Back on dry land you'll find some sublime areas to kick back and relax. During the day, The Plantation Club is a lounge with a private pool and outdoor area, exclusively for guests staying in Suites or Villa categories: enjoy a refined à la carte breakfast with sparkling wine, all-day non-alcoholic beverages and a daily cocktail hour. This outlet adds a touch of French colonial class to an already delectable array of bar and dining options. The Club is open to all guests for dinner (upon reservation) and is the island's first fine dining restaurant offering Modern Creole Gastronomy. Mercado Restaurant is another 'must experience' with interactive cooking displays, whilst Edgewater, next to the beachfront pool, offers light lunches and ice cream by day and local dishes, contemporary Eurasian-inspired cuisine, and wine pairings in the evening.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf
  • Tennis

Where is it

On the south coast of Mauritius in Bel Ombre, nestled in a nature reserve beside a coral reef. Here, the largest and longest beach in the region and a pristine lagoon host some of the most diverse marine life in Mauritius. Transfer time from Mauritius International Airport: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Please note that if taking a seat in coach this may be longer depending on how many hotel stops are en route.

Hotel information

181 guest rooms and ocean-facing suites on 3 floors. All with air-conditioning, LCD TV, mini-bar*, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities, alarm/clock radio, iron and board, hairdryer and safe. Ocean View Rooms with large bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive of: full American breakfast buffet at Mercado restaurant or, for stays from 1 Nov ’18, a semi à la carte breakfast at Edgewater Beach Restaurant (reservations required). Lunch at either Edgewater (à la carte), Bar Bleu (à la carte) or Mercado (buffet starter and main course from live cooking stations). Dinner in either Mercado (buffet and live cooking stations), Edgewater, The Plantation Club with a meal credit, or Bar Bleu (for stays until 1 Nov ’18). Afternoon tea, coffee and pancakes. A selection of drinks served from 11:00am–11:00pm including a choice of wines, sparkling wines, cocktails, local beers, spirits, juices, tea, coffee, soft drinks and water. Mini-bar (local beer, soft drinks and snacks, replenished once daily). Activities include paddle boats, kayaks, windsurfing, snorkelling, glass-bottom boat trips, table tennis, beach volleyball, tennis and bocce-ball.

Please note: All Inclusive can be enjoyed from check-in (2:00pm) on day of arrival and ends at 6:00pm on day of departure. Supplements may apply on premium menu items. Willy’s Crab Shack is not included in any dining plans. Suite and Villa guests may enjoy breakfast with sparkling wine at the Plantation Club.  

Ocean View Family Rooms with 1 king-size bed and a connecting kids' bedroom with bunk beds and TV, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 3 children/teens.

Beachfront Rooms are close to the beach, on the first or second floors, and have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child/teen.

Beachfront Ground Floor Rooms (available from 1 Nov ’18) have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child/teen.

Beachfront Family Rooms, on the ground floor, have 1 king-size bed and a connecting kids' bedroom with bunk beds and TV, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 3 children/teens.

Beachfront Junior Suites, on the first or second floors, offer exceptional views of the lagoons and ocean and access to The Plantation Club facilities. They have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Beachfront Ground Floor Junior Suites offer access to The Plantation Club facilities. They have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Beachfront Family Junior Suite (available from 1 Nov ’18) is on the ground floor and offer a spacious main suite with 1 king-size bed, a separate kids’ bedroom with bunk beds, TV and own bathroom, and access to The Plantation Club facilities. It sleeps maximum 2 adults and 3 children/teens.

Beachfront Senior Suite is on the ground floor, with unobstructed views of the ocean. It has a separate living area, plus access to The Plantation Club facilities, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Beachfront Family Senior Suites (available from 1 Nov ’18) are on the ground floor with unobstructed views of the ocean. They have a master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, a dining room and a separate kids’ bedroom with bunk beds, TV and own bathroom, plus access to The Plantation Club facilities. They sleep maximum 2 adults and 3 children/teens.

The Villa (available from 1 Nov ’18) sits on the ground floor close to the beach. It has 2 spacious master suites, each with a separate kids’ bedroom with bathroom, a separate dining room and access to The Plantation Club facilities.The Villa has 2 king-size beds, plus kids’ bunk beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 6 children/teens.

2-Bedroom Beachfront Villa (available until 31 Oct ’18) enjoys access to The Plantation Club facilities, with 1 king-size en-suite bedroom, 1 children's en-suite bedroom with bunk beds and a living room, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 3 children.

4-Bedroom Beachfront Villa (available until 31 Oct ’18) consists of two adjoining 2-Bedroom Beachfront Villas, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 6 children.

Guests staying in Suites and Villas have exclusive access to The Plantation Club (10:00am–6:00pm), with a private pool, outdoor bar with daily cocktail hour, breakfast service with sparkling wine, and lounge area serving non-alcoholic drinks, snacks and afternoon tea, in a private tropical garden. In the evening, The Plantation Club transforms into a fine dining restaurant (Club guests are given priority).

For stays until 31 Oct ’18, Senior Suite and Villa guests also receive one free 1-hour massage per adult per stay at Navasana Spa, a bottle of Champagne per couple upon arrival, with special amenities, and special turndown for adults and children.

Edgewater (local and European restaurant with a modern twist, open for light breakfast, lunch and dinner), Mercado Market Dining (International food market dining with live cooking stations, open for breakfast, light buffet lunches and dinner, with dining area just for children, hosted nightly by the kids club), Willie's Rum & Crab Shack (open for à la carte lunch and dinner with seafood delights). The Plantation Club exclusive pool area with Modern Creole fine dining restaurant (open for dinner). Rouben's Wine Room (adjoining Mercado, with over 700 world-class wines, available for private dinners and cheese and wine tastings). Bar Bleu (cocktails, snacks and comfort food). 4 swimming pools, including main beachfront pool with swim-up bar, kids pool with water slide, and small quiet zone pool. Navasana Spa* with 13 treatment rooms. Fitness centre. Complimentary activities including tennis, volleyball, table tennis, bocci ball, snorkelling (2 trips available per day), kayaking, windsurfing, glass-bottom boat and paddle boat. Mountain biking*, 18-hole golf course*, scuba-diving*, and kite surfing* available nearby. Kids club* (3-12 years) with pool and waterslide. Babysitting*. Room service*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge service.

5 nights 22 Dec–5 Jan.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: The dress code for dinner is casual (no swimwear).

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Two wonderful weeks on Mauritius!

Mar 29, 2020 xXRiderXx Hamburg, Germany

We had a fantastic stay at the Outrigger and the time was wonderful. Highly recommend resort. The staff was very helpful, especially we would like to mention - Rewantee - Anoop - Dhiraj - Geraldine - Ingrid - Hans & Team who made our stay memorable and enjoyable. Many thanks!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worst hotel ever

Mar 29, 2020 mags98 Maidstone, United Kingdom

As recommended in other reviews we did contact the hotel manger first and discuss our concerns before returning home and adding our first ever negative report on a hotel. How this can be considered a 5 star is unbelievable. Even when we first arrived the reception area was worn out, tired and unwelcoming. The first beach front room we had was in… Read more
As recommended in other reviews we did contact the hotel manger first and discuss our concerns before returning home and adding our first ever negative report on a hotel. How this can be considered a 5 star is unbelievable. Even when we first arrived the reception area was worn out, tired and unwelcoming. The first beach front room we had was in terrible state. For example mould, stains, rust in bathrooms, dirty floor, mirrors tarnished - just tired and uncared for. The management offered to move us, which we accepted as mistakes do happen. The second room (an upgrade) broken door on furniture, broken door locks - just disappointed after this was supposed to be checked before we moved. No one checks the rooms it seems. The manager agreed with everything we said and was very apologetic. The tiles around the pools were broken, missing in places - just worn out and uncared for. The two restaurants, the Edgewater and Willies Crab Shack, are the same restaurant and only separate pages in the same menu. Did not explore any more. Not in any way what we expected from a 5 star hotel, which we paid a lot of money for. Enough was enough. Had to stay two nights before our agent was able to move us to a real 5 star hotel This was supposed to be a special holiday for us. Special birthday escape for my wife and I. The young lady on reception tried very hard and we thank her for that. Everyone seemed surprised about our concerns. We showed them (the manager and staff) our concerns, we were polite and they seemed genuinely surprised to see what we were pointing out. They even agreed with us - they could not believe what we were showing them. Really needs updating. Its tired and needs someone to take care of routine maintenance and checking. On our return our travel company did admit they had had other complaints about the Outrigger and would not be sending return guests there. Never again. Read less
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Mar 28, 2020 Sarah A King's Lynn, United Kingdom

We travelled at a time that was fraught by difficulties, as in the start of the Covid - 19 issues, and throughout our stay it rained a lot. It was often quite damp and it felt that the hotel was not prepared for this. It has a beautiful setting, the beach lovely and the sunset amazing. The food is good, Mercardo has a wide variety of food, good… Read more
We travelled at a time that was fraught by difficulties, as in the start of the Covid - 19 issues, and throughout our stay it rained a lot. It was often quite damp and it felt that the hotel was not prepared for this. It has a beautiful setting, the beach lovely and the sunset amazing. The food is good, Mercardo has a wide variety of food, good quality and was always something different to choose. We had breakfast at the plantation club on a few occasions and it was good, and loved Bar Bleu, and Edgewater. Due to the dampness of our first room we were moved to another room, but there were difficulties with the air conditioning and therefore were offered a further move, but decided to stay as the other rooms had issues. W hen the issues were raised with managed they were attentive and tried to rectify things but unfortunately they only had limited ability to address some things. It could be a beautiful hotel but at times the attention to detail was just not there and it was a shame as it let done the other good parts. Read less
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Mar 13, 2020 farangnois123 Mandalay, Myanmar

We were visiting for our anniversary and it was a lovely surprise organized by the team From the excellent dinner at le plantation to the big, huge room nicely decorated for the event. Thanks to the team who help set up the surprise
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Mar 9, 2020 Carthusia9 Johannesburg, South Africa

Its a beautiful resort, but I wouldn't position this as a 5 star. the property is lovely and the room we had was lovely inside. Service at the poolside cafe could be excellent or terrible, depending on what was going on and who you were dealing with. The main restaurant closed while we staying there, which led to a 90 minute wait for food at the… Read more
Its a beautiful resort, but I wouldn't position this as a 5 star. the property is lovely and the room we had was lovely inside. Service at the poolside cafe could be excellent or terrible, depending on what was going on and who you were dealing with. The main restaurant closed while we staying there, which led to a 90 minute wait for food at the restaurant that we were diverted to. Drinks prices are extremely high, overly so. The spa is beautiful, but out of the price range for the average traveler. Read less