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.

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.

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.

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.

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 evening entertainment including Mauritian music, Sega and cultural shows. 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. 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.

Please note: this resort allows children aged 12 years and above.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely Stunning- A very special place

Apr 14, 2024 Becksterbean Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Stepping into this hotel was like entering a different world. Relaxing, and peaceful in the most beautiful setting. The rooms are well designed, more spacious than most hotels and very clean with lots of storage. The bed was big and very comfortable. The housekeeping was excellent throughout our stay. We had a first floor room with a balcony… Read more
Stepping into this hotel was like entering a different world. Relaxing, and peaceful in the most beautiful setting. The rooms are well designed, more spacious than most hotels and very clean with lots of storage. The bed was big and very comfortable. The housekeeping was excellent throughout our stay. We had a first floor room with a balcony and good view of the gardens and the beach/sea. The staff are a credit to the hotel and a big part of the whole experience ,always polite and helpful and always looking smartly dressed. The service was excellent wherever you went. We ate in the Pink peppercorn, Dolphin bar and the main Restaurant. Breakfast was particularly good with a big choice, including plenty of fresh fruit, waffles, pancakes, cooked breakfast, breads. My husband celebrated his birthday while we were there and he was made to feel special with several lovely surprises including a cake and a card signed by the staff. Returning to our room in the evening we found the bed had been beautifully decorated. Thanks to Sheila in housekeeping and all staff involved for arranging these surprises. There’s a great water sports centre on the beach. The centre had its own glass bottomed boat so we went out on several snorkelling trips. Some days you can see lots of fish when snorkelling close to the beach even in the shallow reef. We loved the gym too and the lovely little air conditioned library/snooker room We would not hesitate to go back to this very special resort, we just loved everything. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Superb location, service and facilities

Apr 14, 2024 Matthias V Munich, Germany

We stayed at Sands for one week and switched hotels (as planned and pre booked) for the second week. What should I say? After one night we cancelled on our reservation and drove back to Sands without having any booking and are now able to enjoy another week at this outstanding hotel which already feels like home. Thanks for making this possible,… Read more
We stayed at Sands for one week and switched hotels (as planned and pre booked) for the second week. What should I say? After one night we cancelled on our reservation and drove back to Sands without having any booking and are now able to enjoy another week at this outstanding hotel which already feels like home. Thanks for making this possible, Sands-Team! I personally never experienced such an amazing service. This is definitely worth more than 5 stars! The location is absolutely superb, the beach is great and you don’t need to stress about any ‘towel reservations’ to get your sunbed secured. In addition to that you are able to enjoy many water sports activities such as waterski, snorkelling, stand up paddle boarding etc. (for free) at the boat house right at the beach. Not to forget Jonathan who will make sure that you join his water gym sessions at 11am to deserve your drinks and food afterwards ;-) Food is also great and every evening you will have a theme for dinner and enjoy great food with a large variety as well as high quality. All in all I can highly recommend to spend your vacation here if you are planing to come to Mauritius. You won’t regret. Promise :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Even that far away, this hotel feels like home!

Apr 14, 2024 Bennet K

We travelled to Mauritius as a couple to this paradisiacal hotel. The location is unique with a view of the sea and the mountains of Mauritius. Le Morne can be seen in the distance. Simply marvellous. The weather was perfect during our stay in April! The service is exceptionally good! Without being intrusive, every wish is fulfilled so that you… Read more
We travelled to Mauritius as a couple to this paradisiacal hotel. The location is unique with a view of the sea and the mountains of Mauritius. Le Morne can be seen in the distance. Simply marvellous. The weather was perfect during our stay in April! The service is exceptionally good! Without being intrusive, every wish is fulfilled so that you will certainly never forget your days as a guest. Special thanks to Selven, who helped me with planning the birthday surprise for my wife and kept an eye on us the whole time to enjoy the hotel in every facet. Furthermore, I want to mention Jennifer, Farhaan, Soudesh and of course Krishna! Thank you very much for the great time until the last minute of our stay! If you like sports, than you definitely need to get in touch with Jonathan! He will be your best pal with keeping you motivated! His aqua gym is most fun! Do you have a wish at the pool or the beach? Ruddy will get you covered and reads every wish from your lips! The food in the hotel could be a little more varied. The quality of the food is good. You will definitely find something for yourself and be able to eat your fill. The drinks are high quality, varied and extremely tasty! Great wines from France, South Africa, New Zealand... are on offer! Great! The rooms are spacious and very cosy and stylishly furnished and therefore very cosy. Wi-Fi is very weak in the rooms (at least in ours), but you don't spend much time there anyway as there are lots of other places in the hotel to spend time. The hotel is very clean and well-kept! As there are so many further staff, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for the great time! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A wonderful two weeks

Apr 13, 2024 Heather C

We returned yesterday having spent 12 nights at the Sands with our young adult sons. We agree whole heartedly with the glowing reviews left by others. The accomodation, views and food are second to none in this hotel. The staff are kind, attentive and eager to help, yet never intrusive. Personalised details including remembering your names and… Read more
We returned yesterday having spent 12 nights at the Sands with our young adult sons. We agree whole heartedly with the glowing reviews left by others. The accomodation, views and food are second to none in this hotel. The staff are kind, attentive and eager to help, yet never intrusive. Personalised details including remembering your names and room numbers, and the warm welcome and wave goodbye made the stay feel special and very memorable. It is hard to name everyone who offered great service, as this really was everyone. Jonathan and his entertainment team were accomodating and helpful, the pool staff were attentive and little touches like cleaning glasses lenses, tending to towels and placing our water bottles on ice were much appreciated. The team in the restaurant areas were efficient and helpful - the bar staff were welcoming and very pleasant. There really were no exceptions with all staff we encountered offering friendly and excellent service. Thank you to the Sands for making our Mauritius experience all we had hoped for. Read less
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Apr 13, 2024 Joanna H

Top of the top - very nice staff, great service, very tasty meals. Swimming pool just next to beautiful beach. Very clean room and all of the public areas. I recommend very much!! You could not expect any more - this hotel deserves 5 stars! Already miss it 🫶