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 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.

 

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Superb Resort, with friendly attentative staff and good facilities

Nov 14, 2019 Diana F Hockley, United Kingdom

All the staff at the resort were friendly and attentive. Our baggage was delayed and we were provided with spare underwear and T shirts. The service provided was 1st class. There was a daily programme of events overseen by the Entertainment staff, who were fun and enthusastic. We went on the wwalk to a local village and salt farm, the cycle… Read more
All the staff at the resort were friendly and attentive. Our baggage was delayed and we were provided with spare underwear and T shirts. The service provided was 1st class. There was a daily programme of events overseen by the Entertainment staff, who were fun and enthusastic. We went on the wwalk to a local village and salt farm, the cycle ride to Flic an Flac and the garden visit to the sister Hotel Maradiva. We had a ground floor deluxe suit which was very comfortable, had a patio and garden and a 50 yard walk to the beach. tea and coffee facilities were included. The water sports facilities available were, paddle boards, canoes, pedalloes, windsurfers, lazer sailboat and water skiiing, all of which were free. The food was excellent with a wide variety of choices each day, and a different theme each evening for dinner. We were able to arrange a cooking lesson, and we participated in the preparation of a meal which we ate later that evening at the Pink Peppercorn, on the beach. The whole set up at Sands was friendly, relaxing and provided us with a superb holiday. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Small but nice hotel for a short stay

Nov 10, 2019 BibiDub Dublin, Ireland

This hotel is small with one pool and a small beach. It is a very nice beach with lovely view of mountains around it. You had to get up early to get a sunbed on the beach but there was usually ones to be found up on the grass above the beach. The rooms were clean and spacious with a nice walk in wardrobe area in the bathroom. The room also had a… Read more
This hotel is small with one pool and a small beach. It is a very nice beach with lovely view of mountains around it. You had to get up early to get a sunbed on the beach but there was usually ones to be found up on the grass above the beach. The rooms were clean and spacious with a nice walk in wardrobe area in the bathroom. The room also had a small balcony with a sea view. We found the main restaurant buffet to be a little limited. The starters were always cold salads and breads. The mains were just fine. We definitely got tired of the choice and we were only there 4 days. We decided to try one of the restaurants for our last night but they just seemed too empty so we didn't bother. Breakfasts were fine. The setting of the restaurant was lovely and service was fine. There was a real problem with birds getting in at the buffet food and the staff seemed ok about it instead of trying to keep them away. We frequently found them sitting eating from open serving dishes with staff just watching. I understand its difficult in the open air but it was not the same in the next hotel we went to and that was also open air. The bar area was nice. The pool area was nice and the aqua aerobics fun. Overall we had an enjoyable stay but would probably try somewhere else next time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing getaway

Nov 6, 2019 Naaz28 Triolet

We had a relaxing stay at Sands for 2 nights. We enjoyed our getaway so much that we are already looking forward to the next one. Sands is a quiet place to retreat and enjoy a break from the hustles bustles of day to day life. The suites are clean, well maintained and very spacious. The buffet breakfast and dinner are varied everyday. We enjoyed… Read more
We had a relaxing stay at Sands for 2 nights. We enjoyed our getaway so much that we are already looking forward to the next one. Sands is a quiet place to retreat and enjoy a break from the hustles bustles of day to day life. The suites are clean, well maintained and very spacious. The buffet breakfast and dinner are varied everyday. We enjoyed the delicious crepes for breakfast especially. The staff are welcoming and ever ready to help. We encountered no unpleasant issues during our stay. The F&B staff gladly offered to bring pureed food for our baby and assisted us with baby chair each and every time we went at the restaurant. Unfortunately, the weather was very windy during the weekend. Hence we could not do water activities. Luckily the swimming pool is heated, which is a big plus when its chilly outside. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A very enjoyable 2 week holiday

Nov 6, 2019 andylovering2017 Menton, France

We had stayed at Sands 5 years ago & enjoyed it, so decided to come back. Nice spacious room with direct access to the beach. Great food and excellent service. We enjoy birdwatching/wildlife photography & the hotel is not far from the Black River Gorges national park. The concierge was very helpful arranging private cars for us to visit Vallee de… Read more
We had stayed at Sands 5 years ago & enjoyed it, so decided to come back. Nice spacious room with direct access to the beach. Great food and excellent service. We enjoy birdwatching/wildlife photography & the hotel is not far from the Black River Gorges national park. The concierge was very helpful arranging private cars for us to visit Vallee de Ferney, Ile aux Aigrettes, Petrin & the Ebony Forest reserve. Overall, we had a lovely time here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An amazing honeymoon

Nov 2, 2019 danigelm

This place is so underrated. The staff is amazing, the food is amazing, the room is spacious, super clean, comfy, with nice sea view. the private beach is very good. although it is not as blue as Le morne but it is much calmer with no waves, and almost no rocks. very few people so you get a feeling of privacy. the infinity pool adds a lot to the… Read more
This place is so underrated. The staff is amazing, the food is amazing, the room is spacious, super clean, comfy, with nice sea view. the private beach is very good. although it is not as blue as Le morne but it is much calmer with no waves, and almost no rocks. very few people so you get a feeling of privacy. the infinity pool adds a lot to the feeling. We received housekeeping service 3 times a day. The music was excellent both in the bar and in the show. only few little comments: 1. the Jacuzzi in the spa was so poor, small, with cold water that it felt very unproportional to the rest of the amazing hotel. 2. there were stray cats walking between guests during dinner asking for food so it felt a little bit uncomfortable 3. they charge way too much for water, it is unfortunate that after the high payment of the hotel i need to feel that i am being milked for buying drinking water. Read less