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: 45 minutes.

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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Dec 8, 2019 poppy72904

Having just returned from a 10 night stay at Outrigger we would like to firstly say we cannot understand the negative reviews, to be honest we were a bit spectacle before arrival due to the comments regarding service and the hotel, but were pleasantly surprised with the attentive and friendly staff that helped make our trip so amazing! A few… Read more
Having just returned from a 10 night stay at Outrigger we would like to firstly say we cannot understand the negative reviews, to be honest we were a bit spectacle before arrival due to the comments regarding service and the hotel, but were pleasantly surprised with the attentive and friendly staff that helped make our trip so amazing! A few highlights: the location of the hotel is absolutely beautiful, lots of green and lush beaches... The smiley helpful staff who always greeted us warmly and remembered our room number/drinks orders. A big thanks to Bevin & all the other bar bleu guys - served our drinks even on the beach and we were never left waiting to order!) and the young lady who showed us our room (she was a trainee). The food choice was extensive and always something to choose from, whether it was from the buffet restaurant, edgewater restaurant or casual bar bleu for pizzas! We had the all inclusive package and would say it was definitely a good choice. We never paid extra apart from 2 night’s when we decided to go to Plantation (but you get 1500 Pp towards this with the AI plan). A few things to improve: Maybe having a larger choice of cheese in mercado. There are a few places around the hotel that are in need of some TLC...due to wear and tear over time, cracked tiles, skirting boards in rooms. But other that we could not fault the hotel and it’s services. Check out time is 12pm, but our airport transfer was not until 7.30, luckily we could still use our food package until 6pm. We were informed we could use the showers at the fitness centre before we left but these are in need of a re furb and there was a que due to there only being 2 showers. Also it’s worth noting that the hotel is more of a chill out place so if you want something more lively with lots of entertainment this probably isn’t the hotel for you. This was our first time in Mauritius and we will defo be returning, thanks to Outrigger and it’s lovely staff for making it so special! Read less
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Dec 7, 2019 eeshwarimunisamy

We visited the hotel twice and as usual the service was impeccable. We would like to thank Chef Karunen and his team and other staffs as well, especially those who work at Bar Bleu. The food was indeed nice as well as the drinks. All the staffs are friendly and dedicated to their work. Hats off to the whole team for providing an exceptional… Read more
We visited the hotel twice and as usual the service was impeccable. We would like to thank Chef Karunen and his team and other staffs as well, especially those who work at Bar Bleu. The food was indeed nice as well as the drinks. All the staffs are friendly and dedicated to their work. Hats off to the whole team for providing an exceptional service. Keep it up! Read less
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Dec 6, 2019 asishhurhangee London, United Kingdom

Spent one night here before flying back after a business trip and was pleasantly surprised. Easily one of the nicest hotels I stayed in overall in Mauritius. The coral reef in front of the beach is simply amazing with a varied biodiversity and clear waters. Hotel room was stunning - see photo below. Only comment is requirement to upgrade gym… Read more
Spent one night here before flying back after a business trip and was pleasantly surprised. Easily one of the nicest hotels I stayed in overall in Mauritius. The coral reef in front of the beach is simply amazing with a varied biodiversity and clear waters. Hotel room was stunning - see photo below. Only comment is requirement to upgrade gym facilities but otherwise I could easily see myself coming back! Read less
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Dec 3, 2019 W5251PMmichelleh Ballito, South Africa

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful weeks holiday at the Outrigger. We pretty much ate, sat on the beach, swam and got some much needed r&r, was the perfect spot for us to get away. Whilst there were a lot of people staying at the hotel, we never had a sense that the resort was over crowded. The service from the staff was excellent… Read more
My husband and I just returned from a wonderful weeks holiday at the Outrigger. We pretty much ate, sat on the beach, swam and got some much needed r&r, was the perfect spot for us to get away. Whilst there were a lot of people staying at the hotel, we never had a sense that the resort was over crowded. The service from the staff was excellent and on many occasions management had checked in with us to make sure we were enjoying our stay. I would have to say the food was definitely worth every penny. We were on the all I inclusive package which was really nice not so worry about that. We did have dinner at the plantation club which is a small supplement but definitely a must to do, dinner next to the pool was really beautiful and romantic. Be sure to book a day in advance for this as space is limited. Sipping on a cocktail at the end of the day was amazing and the sunsets are truly spectacular. One area I felt they could improve on was the rooms, a little outdated and the Upholstry needed to be cleaned. The pathways to dinner, to pretty much everywhere is sand and not really a fan of that. Thanks for a beautiful stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Terrible service, felt like we paid for 5 days in prison but nice location

Nov 29, 2019 Rohit S Melbourne, Australia

We stayed for 5 days with our 2 years old. We have stayed so many 5 star hotels of this beautiful island but we never witnessed such a terrible and rude service. Let’s start with welcome, we parked our outside main reception. Present at reception, one staff member gave use ice tea, while we had first sip, we were ordered to remove our car from… Read more
We stayed for 5 days with our 2 years old. We have stayed so many 5 star hotels of this beautiful island but we never witnessed such a terrible and rude service. Let’s start with welcome, we parked our outside main reception. Present at reception, one staff member gave use ice tea, while we had first sip, we were ordered to remove our car from outside reception so like prisoners, we followed the order and moved our car. The rudest welcome we ever received when we inquired about $300 hold on our credit card while full booking fee was paid. It was explained that some people don’t pay after spending money in hotel and director and GM made this order Because “they cant trust people”. Well , if director & GM have this attitude how can we could trust them.So we did not spend any cent at hotel for lunch & dinner. At breakfast buffet is like prison rule , staff named Keshinee was so rude, we had our 2 yrs old and Keshinee always ordered us to sit in back in dark which our child hated. So it was every morning hassle with Keshinee and requesting plz let us sit in light because Keshinee told us “she will decide where we will sit” Location of room was good and menu at breakfast has so many options .. only very few staffs appeared happy , we must mention Jessica at breakfast staff was very good, Akash at reception and Nancy at room keeping were good. The rudeness of staff and prison like approach made 5 days of our holiday very uncomfortable. This hotel is only for 1 night stay. We raised concerns to GM and she wrote some one will approach us but never happen,, Horrible approach from higher and middle management.. We have be in line for 30min for checkout ,, we will also write to outrigger CEO about this horrible service Read less