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, sailing 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, mini-sailing boats, 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, paddle boat and mini-sail. 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 I m in love with the staff of this resort!!

Jun 25, 2019 Awalnoor94

Only this resort should be booked if u r going to Mauritius!!! The best thing in mauritius is outtrigger and its staff! Such a curteous staff! I will not forget to mention the names of mr AMREESH . Such a lovely person he is , we had a lot of fun chit chat with him . I hv never met such a person in my history of visitig the resorts! And mr kevin… Read more
Only this resort should be booked if u r going to Mauritius!!! The best thing in mauritius is outtrigger and its staff! Such a curteous staff! I will not forget to mention the names of mr AMREESH . Such a lovely person he is , we had a lot of fun chit chat with him . I hv never met such a person in my history of visitig the resorts! And mr kevin at the reception was very helpful. My big Thankyou to the staff!! The buffet is the best thinng too!!!💕🥰 Read less
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Jun 25, 2019 Harshika19

I have been there with my fiance for his birthday enjoying a day package on the 24th of June 2019. We had a very nice moment there. Great place to be.❤️ Staffs are friendly especially we had Amisha at the reception who was very welcoming & Amar at the Bar. Food was good & quite nice environment. The hotel just need a little bit of renovation at… Read more
I have been there with my fiance for his birthday enjoying a day package on the 24th of June 2019. We had a very nice moment there. Great place to be.❤️ Staffs are friendly especially we had Amisha at the reception who was very welcoming & Amar at the Bar. Food was good & quite nice environment. The hotel just need a little bit of renovation at certain places, otherwise it’s a great place to be. Cheers🥂 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good hotel and good breakfast

Jun 25, 2019 shoaib09 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

It has got a private beach, and a good restaurant. Chefs at the hotel were very courteous and helped us in preparing special food for my kid (she has severe allergies). Chefs Oochit was very helpful. The hotel is far from the city centre, but in mauritius most of the resorts are far.
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Jun 24, 2019 Intodablu Johannesburg, South Africa

Just returned from a stay at the Outrigger Hotel - as a regular visitor to Mauritius, sadly this hotel is not on par and definitely not a 5 star. From the spartan reception to the rest of its features, it feels cheap, poorly maintained, many cracked and loose tiles, sand rather than paved paths, what was sold as a sea view room has no sea view… Read more
Just returned from a stay at the Outrigger Hotel - as a regular visitor to Mauritius, sadly this hotel is not on par and definitely not a 5 star. From the spartan reception to the rest of its features, it feels cheap, poorly maintained, many cracked and loose tiles, sand rather than paved paths, what was sold as a sea view room has no sea view but looks into the back of a waterslide, old tired furniture and fittings. Breakfasts were good, other than the many feral pigeons climbing on the tables/plates of food, undeterred by the repeated annoyingly loud screeches of a recorded bird of prey call which has clearly lost its impact - only ruining the experience for diners. While some try, many of the staff are indifferent and compare poorly to the typical high standard of hospitality Mauritius is famous for. The Blu Bar and Edgewater restaurants should be avoided in favour of better dining quality, service/attitudes and value for money at other hotels along the beach. The hotel lacks ambiance/soul. From experience, better places to spend your stay in paradise! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The most perfect honeymoon at Outrigger

Jun 22, 2019 Steph O

I don't really know where to start with this review. We had the most incredible honeymoon at Outrigger Mauritius. It was the perfect stay, and we couldn't fault anything. Check in - right from check in we felt so welcomed to Outrigger. The staff were all so friendly right from the start, and all through the stay. Rooms - we stayed in a Junior… Read more
I don't really know where to start with this review. We had the most incredible honeymoon at Outrigger Mauritius. It was the perfect stay, and we couldn't fault anything. Check in - right from check in we felt so welcomed to Outrigger. The staff were all so friendly right from the start, and all through the stay. Rooms - we stayed in a Junior Beachfront Suite and it was just beautiful. Super spacious, luxurious, jacuzzi bath and lovely view of the sea. We were welcomed with a lovely message on the bed and a card. The room was kept to such a high standard of cleanliness throughout the whole stay which was really great. The resort is mostly sand, and so it's easy to bring sand into the room, but it was always spotless after the cleaners had been in. Food - Wow. The food was incredible everywhere that we ate. The Mercado was fabulous, such a great range of food (the salads and the desserts were the highlights!) and the live cooking was great. We were spoilt for choice every day. We also ate at the Edgewater one night which was lovely, and we wished we'd done that more as it was included in the All Inclusive plan. Lovely setting and beautiful food. We went to the Mauritian night at the Edgewater too - this was fantastic. The food was amazing and the entrainment was great. As we were in a suite we had access to the Plantation Club, and went here for breakfast one morning. The food was great and it felt very exclusive. For lunch we tended to eat at Bar Bleu or Edgewater which was nice comfort food too. Entertainment - there was live music every night at Bar Bleu and it was mostly to a really high standard. It would have been nice to have a bit of a variety of entertainment rather than just music each night, but given we were there during a quieter period in the hotel, I was surprised that there was entertainment every single night. Pools - the pools are just beautiful. We spent a couple of days around the main pool, the cabanas are a particularly nice touch. We spent a lot of time at the Garden pool, or the beach near there, as it's a bit quieter and is adults only so was nice and relaxing and peaceful for us on our honeymoon. However, the best find was the Plantation Club pool. When it's windy out by the other pools and the beach, somehow it's completely still and warm by the Plantation pool, which is really great, and often we had this completely to ourselves. Spa - we had a couples massage whilst we were there which was really lovely and relaxing and I would definitely recommend this. The hotel itself is so beautiful, always kept so clean and well presented and definitely felt 5*. But finally I have to mention the staff at this hotel. They are a credit to the company and made the stay even better. All the staff we came in contact with were fabulous, so thank you. But there are a few we feel we need to mention specifically. - Nathaniel at the Plantation Club. Thank you for looking after us for the couple of days we came to this pool, and for running around after us and we kept chasing the sun round the pool :) - Muzammil in the Mercado restaurant. All the staff in the Mercado were great, but we were lucky enough to have Muzammil looking after us quite a lot and he was just fantastic - so sweet and welcoming every day. - Vimesh, guest relations. What can we say, this guy is a legend. From the moment we checked in until the moment we checked out, nothing was too much trouble and we were always greeted with a smile. It is staff members like Vimesh who truly make the holiday memorable, so please pass on our sincere thanks to him. In summary we had the honeymoon of our dreams and we really hope to return to the Outrigger again one day. Read less