Sands Suites Resort & Spa

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Nestled on the beautiful beach of Flic en Flac and surrounded by landscaped tropical gardens, this relaxed resort has a welcoming Mauritian atmosphere. The outlook across the lagoon and the bay of Tamarin, with Le Morne Mountain in the distance, is impressive. Being on the west coast of Mauritius, you'll also be spoilt by amazing sunsets. The beach here is bounded by two reefs, an inner one that gives the hotel's swimming beach privacy and an outer reef where there’s a selection of complimentary water sports on offer. Enjoy the translucent, calm lagoon and keep a watch from the terrace for the dolphins that come into the bay. When it comes to dining, there's the main Tamarind Terrace restaurant, the intimate Pink Peppercorn on the beach terrace, and Spices, with its refined indoor dining room or more casual outdoor terrace. It's clear to see why this resort has a high volume of repeat guests.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

On a beautiful white-sand beach on the west coast of Mauritius overlooking the Bay of Tamarin with the majestic Le Morne Mountain as a backdrop. Near the town of Flic en Flac, with its shops, bars and restaurants. 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

91 elegantly appointed suites on 3 floors. All suites with sea facing balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi, iron and board (on request), mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with separate bath and shower. Superior Suites are on the 1st and 2nd floors with remarkable lagoon views, and have 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 infant or 2 adults and 1 child and 1 infant.

Half Board includes: Breakfast and dinner in the main restaurant, Tamarind Terrace. Guests can also dine around at the other two restaurants at Sands and a further three restaurants at sister hotel Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa with a credit towards the bill. Reservations may be required.

Deluxe Suites are the same as the Superior Rooms but located on the ground floor (some are interconnecting). They have a private terrace with direct access to the gardens and beach beyond, with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 infant or 2 adults and 1 child and 1 infant.

Beachfront Suites are set on the ground or first floor in a premium location with direct access to the beach and magnificent views of the bay of Tamarin. They have 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 infant or 2 adults and 1 child and 1 infant.

Exclusive Suites are spacious and elegant, set on the first floor with one of the best views of the Indian Ocean. They have 2 balconies, a living/dining space and 2 bedrooms, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 infant or 2 adults and 1 child and 1 infant.

Tamarind Terrace restaurant (buffet breakfast and dinner; International and local delicacies), Spices Restaurant (Mediterranean cuisine with a local touch, open for à la carte dinner), PinkPepperCorn beach restaurant (romantic seafood dinners, reservation required). Dolphin bar.

Live music from local bands at the Dolphin Bar. 

Swimming pool (heated during the winter). Sands Spa* (choice of treatments and massages). Hair and beauty salon*. Fitness centre. Aerobics and water aerobics. Sauna*, whirlpool and hammam facilities*. Complimentary water sports including water-skiing, sailing, snorkelling, pedaloes, kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and glass-bottom boat tours. Tennis court. Table tennis. Beach volleyball. Bocce balls. Croquet. Darts. Games room. PADI diving centre*. Dolphin boat trips*. Sunset cruise*. Big-game fishing*. Bike hire*. Yoga classes. Sunrise meditation. Kids club* at adjacent sister hotel, Maradiva. Live evening entertainment including Mauritian music, Sega and cultural shows. Golf available* (next door). Walking and bicycle tours available. 

Complimentary WiFi. Room service*. Babysitting service*. Laundry service*. Concierge. Boutique. Valet parking*. 

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. One handicapped fitted room on ground floor. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

6 nights between 23 Dec–4 Jan.

*Denotes local charge.

 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel

May 15, 2022 F9241UKkarenm

We really enjoyed our stay at the Sands, the infinity pool and views are amazing and the rooms very spacious and clean. The staff were all very friendly and attentive, we couldn't ask for a more excellent service! Thank you to the Pink Peppercorn restaurant for a lovely birthday meal and king prawn final lunch and an extra special thanks to… Read more
We really enjoyed our stay at the Sands, the infinity pool and views are amazing and the rooms very spacious and clean. The staff were all very friendly and attentive, we couldn't ask for a more excellent service! Thank you to the Pink Peppercorn restaurant for a lovely birthday meal and king prawn final lunch and an extra special thanks to the superb Dolphin bar staff and for the Guinness and peanuts 😊 Room #217 guests 1st-15th May Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect vacation

May 13, 2022 W9482USbenjaminf

This is a slice of paradise. Amazing hotel and location with a great view on the ocean and the tamarin bay. The other resort have just a view of the ocean and at the sand suit the view is way more nicer. Also the beack and the swimming pool are perfect. And the infinite view from the swimming pool and the ocean is amazing. The all team of the… Read more
This is a slice of paradise. Amazing hotel and location with a great view on the ocean and the tamarin bay. The other resort have just a view of the ocean and at the sand suit the view is way more nicer. Also the beack and the swimming pool are perfect. And the infinite view from the swimming pool and the ocean is amazing. The all team of the hotel is really professional and dedicated to help you in all your requests. The foods and restaurants are really good and can only recommend this hotel. The suits are great and have really nice size. The spa and gym are really great as well. I just want to go back there!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating This place was a DREAM come TRUE! We will be back!

Apr 24, 2022 304kellieh

A ten day holiday, which was truly amazing from start to finish! We went with another couple and our holiday was one of the best we have ever had. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff! Every single staff member greeted you with a warm welcome and they couldn't do enough for you, nothing was too much trouble, and this enhanced… Read more
A ten day holiday, which was truly amazing from start to finish! We went with another couple and our holiday was one of the best we have ever had. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff! Every single staff member greeted you with a warm welcome and they couldn't do enough for you, nothing was too much trouble, and this enhanced our very perfect stay at the hotel. I won't mention staff by name as I wouldn't want to miss anyone out because everyone was so helpful including the lovely lady that made the perfect poached eggs for me each day. The food was delicious every day (the reason for my holiday weight gain) but so worth it! Even if what you wanted wasn't there they would welcome your requests and would be happy to accommodate. The views were incredibly beautiful. On our entrance to the hotel, the beauty of the place took our breadth away. It wasn't overcrowded so there was no urgency ever to rush and there was always sun loungers available to lie on, with beach towels always available. There were added extras too that the staff organised for us as we were there for my 50th and a special anniversary we had chocolate cake (lots of cake) and the little extras that made it special with flower petals left in the room. We visited many sights of Mauritius and what I liked about it was the the driver of the taxis came with you, to ensure you had the best experience, this was far cheaper than what the rep could offer too. I have an abundance of fabulous photos of this idyllic Island including the beautiful sunsets we saw being on the West of the Island in Flic en Flac. We had a guided walk to Tamerin and a bike ride to Flic en Flac, we also enjoyed the spa during our stay and would thoroughly recommend this, although the steam room was out of order. The treatment rooms were clean and comfortable again with incredible staff. I have regular massages and the one we received was wonderful. We took a boat trip to crystal rock and snorkelled with the fish and we even caught a red snapper on the way and this was bbq'd for us for our lunch Superb memory! We met the most amazing family in Tamerin who will be forever friends! I could go on and on about this beautiful place, but all I would say is if you are considering booking Sands Suite, do it! You will not be disappointed. I am still smiling about our holiday and one day we will most definitely return! Hi to all the staff you made our stay perfect in every way! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel, great staff, great location

Apr 22, 2022 Chrima Bern

Very nice hotel, not too big and therefore kind of familiar. But anyhow with all services needed: Fitness, Spa, Water sports, etc Good buffet for breakfast and lunch, good variety, always following a special motto, repeating after a week. Great service all over; in the restaurant, the concierge, reception, beach service, boat house. The entire… Read more
Very nice hotel, not too big and therefore kind of familiar. But anyhow with all services needed: Fitness, Spa, Water sports, etc Good buffet for breakfast and lunch, good variety, always following a special motto, repeating after a week. Great service all over; in the restaurant, the concierge, reception, beach service, boat house. The entire staff is very friendly and tries to fulfill all wishes. The rooms are spacious and towards the front. I stayed in the ground floor and enjoyed the little garden and the possibility of direct access to the beach, for a quick swim in the morning. I replied the customer survey during my stay and mentioned 2-3 points that might be improved. The next day, the customer relationship manager got in contact with me to understand my points better. I must admit, I was quite impressed. I enjoyed my stay very much and like to thank the entire staff. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic honey/babymoon!

Apr 19, 2022 stephaniecS2022QV

We had an amazing, relaxing time at the Sands Suites Resort & Spa. Our room had a beautiful view over the ocean, it was very clean and we loved the little honeymoon touches on arrival. The staff were very friendly and accommodating - I was 23-24 weeks pregnant during our holiday and they couldn't have done more to ensure our stay was perfect. I… Read more
We had an amazing, relaxing time at the Sands Suites Resort & Spa. Our room had a beautiful view over the ocean, it was very clean and we loved the little honeymoon touches on arrival. The staff were very friendly and accommodating - I was 23-24 weeks pregnant during our holiday and they couldn't have done more to ensure our stay was perfect. I have food allergies and intolerances and rather than my choice being limited at the evening meal, the chef spoke to me each morning and cooked me whatever I wanted for my evening meal!! Ashook was incredible at coming up with ideas and the meals were delicious. The hotel offers water sport activities and we enjoyed kayaking and my husband also went paddleboarding in the bay. We also had massages at the spa, which were amazing and again the staff were so helpful. During our stay we did a tour of the south of the island, visited La Vanille Nature Park and did a day trip to see Dolphins,snorkel and visited crystal rock and Benitiers island, which we really enjoyed and would recommend to all. Artee greeted us on arrival and welcomed us to the hotel - she was available for anything we needed throughout our stay. Also, Selvern recommended particular food and drink/cocktails during our stay, which were always amazing. We loved our stay and will definitely be returning with baby! Read less