Paradise Cove

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Nestled in beautiful tropical gardens, Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel is a gorgeous adults-only boutique hotel, offering guests a secluded retreat from the world. Aptly named, it really is paradise here with a pristine white beach and exceptional views of the lagoon and the northern islands from the peninsula. Highly romantic, the resort even offers ‘love nest’ twin sun beds. Also recommended is a visit to Spa Cinq Mondes. Not only does it boast a pool, hammam and flower baths, you can treat yourself to an Indian Ayurvedic massage — sure to banish any lingering cares! At the Paradise Cove, water sports are very much the order of the day, from snorkelling to water-skiing. Come dusk, Stay Bar is the place to sip on tropical cocktails whilst admiring the sunset. There’s live and unplugged music here too but first enjoy dinner at a choice of restaurants. For local dishes, the Dining Room is ideal or experience Asian fusion cuisine at XO. For a real treat, book a table at The Cove — highly romantic, tables for two are set in small huts, right on the beach, beside a coconut grove.

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

On the island’s north coast, overlooking a private and intimate beach. 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

75 rooms. All with air-conditioning, balcony or veranda, satellite TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi internet access, mini-bar*, pillow menu, slippers, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Deluxe Premium Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premium All Inclusive option: includes all meals on a dine around experience in 3 restaurants. Breakfast in The Dining Room and lunch at Peninsula or picnic basket for excursions. Sparkling wine by the glass (selection of 3 sparkling wines). Locally bottled wine by the glass (selection of 9 wines). A selection of local and international beverages from 8:00am-11:30pm. Local rum tasting demonstration once a week. Breakfast room service (continental breakfast). Snacks from 12:00pm-3:00pm. Afternoon tea from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Mini-bar refilled once a day; water, soft drinks, juices and local beer. One 20-minutes massage per person per stay.

Half Board includes: Breakfast in The Dining Room. Dinner in The Dining Room, XO or Peninsula.

Junior Suites have a living/sleeping area and coffee machine (1 complimentary set of capsules per day) with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Prestige Junior Suites offer the same facilities as the Junior Suites including a coffee machine (1 complimentary set of capsules per day) but are slightly larger with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Senior Suites have two terraces opening onto the beach/garden and a separate living room and a coffee machine (1 complimentary set of capsules per day) with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Dining Room (local and international cuisine; open for buffet and table d'hote breakfast and dinner). The Cove (à la carte seafood restaurant; open for dinner). Peninsula Restaurant (local and international cuisine; open for à la carte lunch and dinner). XO (à la carte Asian fusion cuisine; open for dinner). Peninsula Bar (open 10:00am - 11:00pm). Stay Bar (open 8:00am - 11:30pm). Tea Bar. Beach Bar (departure and arrival lounge bar open 24/7 as a self-service bar; bar service open 8:00am-8:00pm).


Dress code - please note: 

Daytime: no wet beach wear, and guests are required to wear cover-ups. No bare chests in restaurants and bars - men should wear t-shirts.

Evening: no shorts, tank tops, singlets or flip flips are permitted in the restaurants.

3 swimming pools. Sunbathing area overlooking the lagoon and northern islands. Fitness centre. Spa Cinq Mondes* (open 9:00am-8:00pm). Water sports including windsurfing, pedal boats, kayaking, snorkelling, hobie wave*, wakeboard*, stand up paddle, parasailing*, kite surfing*, water-skiing* and glass-bottom boat rides. PADI scuba diving* including induction courses in the swimming pool*. Private cruise* in 12-seat catamaran with crew. Big game and small game fishing*. Bicycle hire*. Kite surfing*. Speedboat trips*. Endemic garden visit nearby*. 2 floodlit tennis courts. Live unplugged music every evening, piano bar and sega show once a week.

Laundry/dry-cleaning facility*. 24-hour room service*. Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort.

7 nights 21 Dec–5 Jan.

*Denotes local charge.

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May 18, 2022 PeaGreen1991 Pembrokeshire, Wales

We are enjoying our final day at Paradise Cove and aren’t ready to go home. The hotel has lived up to its name in every way. The rooms, grounds and facilities are stunning, clean and modern. The staff are friendly and provide a personal service. The all inclusive option has been good value for money, with great choice of food, wine and… Read more
We are enjoying our final day at Paradise Cove and aren’t ready to go home. The hotel has lived up to its name in every way. The rooms, grounds and facilities are stunning, clean and modern. The staff are friendly and provide a personal service. The all inclusive option has been good value for money, with great choice of food, wine and cocktails. We took mountain bikes out to explore the local area and enjoyed a private boat trip organised by the hotel. The spa was also an incredible experience. We spent a few days at Le Prince Maurice and Belle Mare Plage (both Constance and as part of a large group- really good for group holidays!) before coming here but this hotel has been our favourite by far for a relaxing couples holiday. We have been fortunate to stay in some stunning hotels over the years, but this is by far our favourite. We will be back. Read less
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May 17, 2022 rachelbee2017 Rushden, United Kingdom

Return last week from 12 nights at Paradise Cove. Our first holiday since COVID struck so we wanted something special and it did not disappoint. From the moment we arrived the service was excellent. With check in and the statutory Covid test out of the way we were free to explore all that Paradise Cove had to offer. The food, rooms and… Read more
Return last week from 12 nights at Paradise Cove. Our first holiday since COVID struck so we wanted something special and it did not disappoint. From the moment we arrived the service was excellent. With check in and the statutory Covid test out of the way we were free to explore all that Paradise Cove had to offer. The food, rooms and facilities were all superb. But what made this place one of the best places we have ever stayed was the staff. Always happy to help make our stay extra special. There were a number of staff that I could single out as going over and above, but in truth it was all the staff that did this. From the fantastic group of gardeners that made our surrounding beautiful daily to housekeeping , bar and restaurant staff and reception to name just a few groups that make Paradise Cove run so smoothly. Each and every staff member plays their part to make this resort so special and are a credit to the resort. It is definitely somewhere we hope to revisit in the future. Read less
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May 16, 2022 Therese C Johannesburg, South Africa

We have just returned from Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel, and it was beyond doubt, the best hotel we have stayed in in Mauritius. The room was beautiful, the food was excellent and the staff were just exceptionally friendly. A special shout out to Michael (main pool), Depak (Peninsula) and Nitesh (main bar) they were fantastic, they always had a… Read more
We have just returned from Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel, and it was beyond doubt, the best hotel we have stayed in in Mauritius. The room was beautiful, the food was excellent and the staff were just exceptionally friendly. A special shout out to Michael (main pool), Depak (Peninsula) and Nitesh (main bar) they were fantastic, they always had a beer ready for Mr Cross whenever we showed up. Nicolas, the Hotel manager, greeted us most days to ensure we were being looked after. We skipped the Cove restaurant as it seemed a little on the pricey side. We were on the All Inclusive package which was well worth it. The ground floor units were superb. Thanks to you all for making our trip very special indeed. We shall definitely return. Therese and Shaun Cross. Read less
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May 13, 2022 charlotte_emily100 Oxford, United Kingdom

We stayed at Paradise Cove for our honeymoon in April/ May 2022. I can honestly say that it is the most beautiful, clean, friendly, luxurious hotel we have ever stayed in. The weather was also amazing with only 1 cloudy day. Every other day was clear blue skies and 28 degrees and a lovely breeze. Location: About 1 hour 15 from the airport and we… Read more
We stayed at Paradise Cove for our honeymoon in April/ May 2022. I can honestly say that it is the most beautiful, clean, friendly, luxurious hotel we have ever stayed in. The weather was also amazing with only 1 cloudy day. Every other day was clear blue skies and 28 degrees and a lovely breeze. Location: About 1 hour 15 from the airport and we arranged a transfer via the hotel which was seamless. The hotel isn't in a town or village so you can't walk anywhere from the hotel but there are excursions, like bike rides to a nearby village, available. The hotel is set in a quite, secluded cove with white sands and crystal clear water. Very private and very quiet. You can't get enough of the views and setting and it's honestly like paradise. The quiet setting might not be for everyone, but it was perfect for us. Food: Breakfast is served in the main buffet breakfast and there is a wide selection. There is a continental offering and hot, and also pancakes and eggs to order. At lunch you can eat in one of 2 bars and both offer drinks all day and then there are 4 options for dinner. The main buffet restaurant isn't like an ordinary hotel buffet- it feels like a smart, classy restaurant (note: men must wear long trousers and they do enforce this). The buffet has themed nights and doesn't need to be booked. XO offers sushi and Peninsula is an a la carte menu. The Cove is a must- do, one off where you get to dine in little huts over the water- the lobster menu is pricey but worth it. I would say the food quality is exceptional. We eat in Michelin star restaurants and couldn't fault the food at the hotel. The portion sizes are also good :) You do need to book XO, Peninsula and The Cove and we did this in advance. We also did the AI option and it was 100% worth it. We had drinks on tap and enjoyed the stress- free holiday it gave us. Room: We had room 121 which was a standard room and we were so impressed. The next grade 'up' gives you another seating area in your room but we knew we wouldn't use it so didn't waste the money. The finish of the rooms are all exactly the same so if you opt for the standard you wouldn't feel the difference. All rooms have the same view over the cove so you don't need to worry, but we requested a 2nd floor room for extra peace and quiet. I slept so well and we didn't hear a thing from below or next door. The terrace was large with a sofa and the bed was a super king. The bathroom has a double sink and walk in shower and wardrobes and the finish was amazing. The rooms have a colonial vibe with soft neutrals, wicker and linen- I loved it. Cleaners come by twice a day (including a turn down service) and they refill your minifridge and water both times. You get beach towels too. Service: The service was just exceptional. The staff couldn't do enough and they are clearly trained to the highest standards. Michael, who served us drinks on the beach, was efficient and professional and Deepak was so knowledgeable about wine and the local area. We were always asked if the hotel could do more for us and if we were having a good stay, and they even went above and beyond when I needed medicine from the local pharmacy and they got it delivered within 1 hour for me. You can tell they take service very seriously. Hotel: Check-in was seamless and we had a personal tour around the hotel. Check-out was excellent because we were given late check-out as no-one was booked into our room afterwards and this wasn't an issue for them. If you do need to check-out at 12, you can use the arrivals/ departures lounge which has private rooms with showers so you can freshen up. An excellent feature. I wish I could copy/ steal the interiors- I was in love! The colonial style was echoed throughout the hotel and the furnishings were to die for. They've clearly spent a lot of time and money and it shows. It's also incredibly clean with no dust or dirt. It's quite open air so it also felt very safe from a COVID perspective and there are hand sanitizers all around and staff wear masks. The gardens are absolutely stunning and so tropical and lush. I walked around the gardens a lot. The spa was fantastic too and has it's own pool area and beds. It was so tranquil we actually spent a few hours relaxing there after our treatments. We loved the peace and quiet but some people might prefer more music by the pool and a party atmosphere- it is 100% not that kind of hotel so bear that in mind when deciding what vibe you're looking for. There is evening entertainment and an amazing cocktail menu and it's all very classy and laid back. Lastly, there are so many little areas to sunbathe from the beach, to the pool, to the love nest huts to the Peninsula area which has a bar and infinity pool and views out to sea. There is a bit of sunbed reserving which was a bit annoying if you want to be on the Peninsula or have a love nest, but we actually preferred being on the beach because the service was better for drinks- you didn't need to move because Michael would be on hand constantly to serve you! We honestly had the best honeymoon and we couldn't believe we were in paradise. After all the research we had done and reviews we had read, we couldn't be more pleased with our choice. You will 100% not regret choosing to stay here Read less
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May 12, 2022 domina951 Brno, Czech Republic

I loved our stay in Paradise Cove. The hotel is very calm, perfect if you just want to relax and forget about your worries. The rooms are beautiful, great design, cleanliness on point, staff is always friendly and helpful. My fav place was the "Peninsula" with spectacular view of Coin de Mire Island and great bar+ restaurant. I recommend this… Read more
I loved our stay in Paradise Cove. The hotel is very calm, perfect if you just want to relax and forget about your worries. The rooms are beautiful, great design, cleanliness on point, staff is always friendly and helpful. My fav place was the "Peninsula" with spectacular view of Coin de Mire Island and great bar+ restaurant. I recommend this place 100% to all honeymooners and all couples who are seeking chilled and relaxed atmosphere. Oh and delicious food!! Read less