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: 1 hour.

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 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 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.

  • Honeymooners: Receive a fruit platter, 1 bottle of sparkling wine and a romantic beach dinner for 2 during their stay (one per stay excluding drinks) when staying a minimum of 6 nights for travel 1 May-22 Dec '18 and 5 Jan-30 Apr '19. Wedding certificate not older than 9 months must be shown at check-in. Not valid with any other offer. 

  • Virgin Holidays Exclusive: All Virgin Holidays guests can dine at 'Spices' fine dining restaurant, on an exclusive Virgin Holidays set menu, once during your stay, when staying a minimum of 7 nights or more for travel between 1 May '18-30 Apr '19.

  • Early Booking Bonus: Book 60 days in advance and save up to 5% on your accommodation costs for travel 1 May-30 Sep '18, 1 Nov-22 Dec '18 and 5 Jan-30 Apr '19 when staying a minimum of 5 nights.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

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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Apr 24, 2019 I-like-reviews2012

Friendly staff, good Cocktails of the day, hair dresser is nice, good massage and spa treatments, yoga not available at hotel, only at partner hotel (was nice), for jogging nonody was there Easter buffet was delicious, we recommend the hotel, nice beach and water sports
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Apr 16, 2019 84amyi

I celebrated my 30th birthday here which my husband organised as a surprise. It was amaaaazing! I am really bad with names but everyone was so helpful, friendly and attentive. They couldn't do enough for you. The view as soon as you walk in is really beautiful and sets the tone for your stay. There are some amazing sunset views too just past the… Read more
I celebrated my 30th birthday here which my husband organised as a surprise. It was amaaaazing! I am really bad with names but everyone was so helpful, friendly and attentive. They couldn't do enough for you. The view as soon as you walk in is really beautiful and sets the tone for your stay. There are some amazing sunset views too just past the pool at the beach. I even had my room decorated for my birthday with balloons everywhere which was an amazing surprise! The food was great, we ate way too much everyday! Would highly recommend and we will definitely be returning. Thank you all for a wonderful stay! Read less
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Apr 14, 2019 yorkwhite21 boston spa

This is a very peaceful spot, around 90 rooms, set on a beautiful beach. The service and staff to guest ratio is great, and the food is superb. There are two a la carte restaurants, but as virtually all guests are on half board and the choice in the main buffet restaurant is so vast, hardly anyone used the a la carte ones. Tbh you get a credit… Read more
This is a very peaceful spot, around 90 rooms, set on a beautiful beach. The service and staff to guest ratio is great, and the food is superb. There are two a la carte restaurants, but as virtually all guests are on half board and the choice in the main buffet restaurant is so vast, hardly anyone used the a la carte ones. Tbh you get a credit towards your meal in them, but only enough to cover the main course. During the day you get well looked after on the beach or round the pool. The only downsides were that the evening entertainment was very average, and because the bar prices are very expensive most guests had retired to their rooms by 9.30. Probably around 90% of the guests are French, and everyone kept themselves to themselves. It’s not a party or a socialising resort, but apart from that we would highly recommend. The suites are a good size, the air con perfect and the wi fi works well. Get your preferred drinks at duty free on the way out, and get the taxi driver to stop at a supermarket (bottle of coke 50p as opposed to £2.50 at the hotel. Drinks “package” at the hotel, bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin £110!)and enjoy your tipple on the balcony! Read less
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Apr 11, 2019 CharlCillie

I'm not very keen on writing reviews, but my experience at the Sands was so amazing that I felt too guilty not to review at all. I was there for a week in March '19 for my honeymoon and everything was top class! The hotel, surroundings, location and service is exquisite! Most of all, the people treated us as VIPs all the way (even though we were… Read more
I'm not very keen on writing reviews, but my experience at the Sands was so amazing that I felt too guilty not to review at all. I was there for a week in March '19 for my honeymoon and everything was top class! The hotel, surroundings, location and service is exquisite! Most of all, the people treated us as VIPs all the way (even though we were not booked in on a honeymoon deal). A few examples: Their restaurant closes at 10pm, but since we only arrived at 10:30pm, they kept the boufet restaurant open exclusively for us until we sere finished eating. Our hotel beach towels were presumably taken by other guests. If you cannot give it back, then you normally have to pay quite a lot of money, but after explaining, they immediately gave us new towels and said "don't worry, just enjoy your holiday". Soudesh at the front desk arranged a trip to do Zipline and Seakarts, made bookings for both of those (since I wasn't on roaming) with times that would fit into our day, and negotiated and arranged taxis on our behalf. (PS - this is not the type of service you get at any hotel in Mauritius - we went to another hotel as well and the service and experience wasn't close to what we had here.) We are planning on going back to Mauritius for our anniversary and will without a doubt go back to the Sands again. Definitely worth every penny you spend! Read less
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Apr 10, 2019 LukaT41

Beautiful hotel, clean rooms, dreamy sandy beach! Wonderful and the kindest staff! We enjoyed our stay here, a lot of activities available. The walk to Tamarin village was exceptional! Highly recommend!