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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Oct 12, 2019 Kimtiffin Harlow, United Kingdom

Very nice beach with excellent food and drink service.very friendly place the staff are first class friendly and efficient nothing too much trouble nice selection of food. Tip get a taxi from reception (five hours 2800rp) to explore the island
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Oct 12, 2019 Renata C

Me and my husband chose Mauritius and the Outrigger Beach Resort (Bel Ombre) hotel to spend 2 week’s honeymoon vacation. We are at the airport writing this review because we are extremely satisfied with our 13 days trip! It was the best local and hotel choice! The nature in the hotel and beach view is very impressive, the food is AMAZING,… Read more
Me and my husband chose Mauritius and the Outrigger Beach Resort (Bel Ombre) hotel to spend 2 week’s honeymoon vacation. We are at the airport writing this review because we are extremely satisfied with our 13 days trip! It was the best local and hotel choice! The nature in the hotel and beach view is very impressive, the food is AMAZING, drinks too (specially the frozen Dodo drink for me)! The main value of this hotel is the STAFF! We are in love with them, we were always well treated by all the staff members who always had a smile in their faces and extremely polite people. We would like to give a special thanks to Duval Christopher (waiter from Edgewater restaurant) and to Jarvin (customer service / manager). We are going back to our home in the NL very happy! Thanks all! Read less
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Oct 11, 2019 Jade A Glasgow, United Kingdom

The Outrigger is a lovely resort with a great location. We were greeted with a drink and cool scented towel which was lovely. Ravi at reception was a huge help to us in our short stay. We stayed in room 4299 with great views and a spacious bathroom with large tub. We stayed in 3 different resorts in Mauritius on this trip and the bed here was… Read more
The Outrigger is a lovely resort with a great location. We were greeted with a drink and cool scented towel which was lovely. Ravi at reception was a huge help to us in our short stay. We stayed in room 4299 with great views and a spacious bathroom with large tub. We stayed in 3 different resorts in Mauritius on this trip and the bed here was the best of the 3. Very comfortable. The phone unfortuantely was not working when we arrived and it took 2 days for them to fix it, not a major issue, we just walked to the restaurants to make a reservation. On out first night we noticed quite a lot of tiny bugs in the toilet, we cleared them up and didn't have the problem again.It's just worth mentioning to make sure the floors are brushed/mopped regularly. We were on half board so we payed extra for drinks but were giving bottles water each day. Prices aren't too bad for soft drinks but it does all add up over a few days. Mercado buffet restaurant was very good with lots of choices and chef stations for fresh food. The Edgewater was not so good. Most of the menu is seafood which we don't eat so I had the lamb and my partner had the steak. We got our starters quick enough but waited almost an hour for our main course with none of the staff checking on us, after about 45 mins we stopped a waitress to say we had been waiting a while. I think they forgot about us. The food itself was tasty but the lamb was very fatty. We stuck with Mercado after that. We did a day trip outside the resort and were leaving before breakfast started, I asked at reception if we can pay for them to make us a packed breakfast but the lady said they can't do it in case the food spoils. I didn't press the point but I would expect a 5* resort to offer this service, they could have offered fruit/pastries etc. The Plantation Club was great, it's quiet and the breakfast here is amazing. There are on site shops to get some souvenirs or clothes etc. The beach is quite large with plenty of sunloungers which is good but the sand has quite a lot of coral so be careful of bare feet. Overall we had a pleasant stay and I would recommend the resort but I would suggest all inclusive for ease and value. Hope this helps! Read less
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Oct 8, 2019 Vishul580 Morden, United Kingdom

The customer service was absolutely amazing. We had an issue with the room on the first day however Kevin (head of reception) was brilliant and sorted out all of the problems and made sure the rest of our stay was first class. Nothing was a problem when ever you needed anything and the team were great and willing to help. The team pool side were… Read more
The customer service was absolutely amazing. We had an issue with the room on the first day however Kevin (head of reception) was brilliant and sorted out all of the problems and made sure the rest of our stay was first class. Nothing was a problem when ever you needed anything and the team were great and willing to help. The team pool side were amazing especially Bhevin who encompasses what exceptional customer service is all about. I would strongly recommend the resort- stunning views and just good people! Read less
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Oct 6, 2019 Amanda B Camberley, United Kingdom

Have just spent 10 days at this beautiful hotel in the most beautiful surroundings. Staff welcomed us with drinks and towels to refresh us after our long journey.We were guided around the grounds and shown where everything was. Our room 3205 was on the second floor overlooking the adult pool.The room was spacious, clean and had everything you… Read more
Have just spent 10 days at this beautiful hotel in the most beautiful surroundings. Staff welcomed us with drinks and towels to refresh us after our long journey.We were guided around the grounds and shown where everything was. Our room 3205 was on the second floor overlooking the adult pool.The room was spacious, clean and had everything you needed.No need for adaptors as the plugs were English pins.Please put a mirror in the bedroom so you can see what you're doing when you dry your hair! I did ask for one and they took the full length mirror off the wall in the bathroom for me.The balcony had a lovely outlook over the garden and then onto the lagoon..There was a bottle of champagne and welcome message made from flowers and towels as it was our silver wedding.Turn down service provided fresh towels and sometimes a bath was run with petals in. The staff are so friendly and helpful,nothing is too much trouble.Always saying hello or taking the time to stop and chat asking if everything is ok.Sorry too many names to mention but all the staff were great. The mercado has a good variety of food although sometimes it needed replenishing quicker and on some days would be a bit repetitive. The Edgewater had a great choice of food and was a good alternative.Service at times could be a bit chaotic but the Bar Bleu was closed so perhaps they were dealing with more people than normal.Had a few issues here with the Creole night as was quite disorganised and didnt seem to have enough food.We spoke with the manager and this was quickly resolved with us then getting the evening charge refunded.It was a shame Bar Bleu was being renovated as the Onyx bar was not near the beach area and lacked atmosphere.Cocktails were good though! The hotel had everything you needed.Great choice of water sports.Plentiful beach loungers with clean towels. Beautiful gardens.Wonderful location on the beach and great location for visiting the island.Even a nurse on site that we had to visit as my husband had got something in his eye. There were always staff going around asking if everything was ok and due to the minor issues we had we were offered a courtesy late check out.Which meant we could make the most of the whole of our last day. We had a few spa treatments which were very relaxing. Once the ladies knew it was our silver wedding they arranged a vow renewal blessing by the beach for us on a day of our choice. It was lovely and they really went out of their way to make it special. This hotel really is amazing set in a stunning location.The people are friendly and can't do enough for you.Would love to come back again. Read less