Sands Suites Resort & Spa

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

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

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

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

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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Mar 27, 2020 dianelaw

Cannot praise this hotel enough, from stepping out of the taxi on arrival to leaving for home, each and every one of the staff from the reception, bar staff and the restaurants were all so lovely and pleasant and friendly and always had time for a chat nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were spotless with beautiful views looking over the… Read more
Cannot praise this hotel enough, from stepping out of the taxi on arrival to leaving for home, each and every one of the staff from the reception, bar staff and the restaurants were all so lovely and pleasant and friendly and always had time for a chat nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were spotless with beautiful views looking over the beach and the gardens which were well kept, Plenty of choice at breakfast, eggs and omelettes freshly cooked to your liking and the evening meal in the Tamarin restaurant always had plenty to choose from. Good selection of drinks and cocktails in the Dolphin Bar. Unfortunately our holiday was cut short and we had to leave early due to the Coronavirus which was dealt with exceptionally by the amazing girls on reception. Would definitely recommend this hotel and we will definitely be back one day Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Secret Hide away

Mar 22, 2020 429DanielM Mauritius

Right at the end of a long, winding, road on the south of Flic en Flac, the Sands is an absolute charm. The atmosphere is relaxed and sophisticated. The amenities are numerous, with the beautiful, well kept and clean beach being centre attraction. The staff are very attentive and magically helpful. Worthy of a big mention is Brenda, the Guest… Read more
Right at the end of a long, winding, road on the south of Flic en Flac, the Sands is an absolute charm. The atmosphere is relaxed and sophisticated. The amenities are numerous, with the beautiful, well kept and clean beach being centre attraction. The staff are very attentive and magically helpful. Worthy of a big mention is Brenda, the Guest Relations Manager, who wandets around throughout the day, making sure her guests are happy and being looked after. This is a Resort that deserves its high accolades, and is a "must go to" location on Mauritius. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating First time in Mauritius but after this experience it won’t be the last

Mar 19, 2020 AnitaLJ Bournemouth, United Kingdom

The people at the sands are there to make your holiday special from the moment you step across their threshold. From the cooling towel your given to refresh yourself with as you arrive to a farewell drink as you wait for the taxi to get you back to the airport they are thinking of you. That smile you see from all their staff lifts your spirits and… Read more
The people at the sands are there to make your holiday special from the moment you step across their threshold. From the cooling towel your given to refresh yourself with as you arrive to a farewell drink as you wait for the taxi to get you back to the airport they are thinking of you. That smile you see from all their staff lifts your spirits and makes you feel very welcome. The resort facilities are many and varied but most of the time you’ll spend relaxing on the sun loungers with a cocktail in hand just chilling out, looking at the scenery or walking along the beach to see the fantastic sunsets. The choice and quality of food at the main restaurant is excellent with large choice for breakfast prepared in the main from scratch. The evening menu changes daily with themed nights. The two specialty restaurants provided an extended choice. We really enjoyed the experience, even with torrential rain for most of one day it was a holiday to remember for a long time to come. Our hope is that the pandemic that is effecting most of the world at the moment continues to keep away from Mauritius. When it’s over people will again be able to return and experience the wonderful Time we had at the Sands. Heartfelt Thanks to everyone at the Stands., Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely recommendable resort

Mar 19, 2020 CaroMueBe

Definitely a five star hotel - my husband and me really enjoyed our stay. The entire hotel is very well managed, equipped and absolutely service oriented. We also liked the high quality of food, the exceptional hygienic standard and the very friendly as well as communicative staff on every level. Once we return to Mauritius we'd definitely come… Read more
Definitely a five star hotel - my husband and me really enjoyed our stay. The entire hotel is very well managed, equipped and absolutely service oriented. We also liked the high quality of food, the exceptional hygienic standard and the very friendly as well as communicative staff on every level. Once we return to Mauritius we'd definitely come back to Sands Suites - we just loved it staying here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hideaway on stunning beach!

Mar 17, 2020 howard k Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

First time in Mauritius as we don't really like all inclusive or pretentious 'full service's or butler type resorts. Sands was recommended to us as not quite a boutique but small 100 bed 4 star hotel with a half board compromise and very friendly and caring staff. It was! Attentive from the start, despite some wet weather days we had a terrific… Read more
First time in Mauritius as we don't really like all inclusive or pretentious 'full service's or butler type resorts. Sands was recommended to us as not quite a boutique but small 100 bed 4 star hotel with a half board compromise and very friendly and caring staff. It was! Attentive from the start, despite some wet weather days we had a terrific time with golf tennis and diving. Food was excellent, service brilliant and little extras like snacks delivered to room each evening. Tucked away....worth hiring a car which we did from the airport. Would go again and definitely recommend. Read less