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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Luxury in Mauritius

Oct 25, 2021 Claire C Manchester, United Kingdom

First of all the people of Mauritius are just the most genuinely lovely and accomodating we have ever met, the staff at the Sands are outstanding, they can't do enough for you to ensure you are having the most amazing time. The views from the beach are breathtaking. The food is absolutely brilliant. The rooms are perfect (lots of wardrobe space… Read more
First of all the people of Mauritius are just the most genuinely lovely and accomodating we have ever met, the staff at the Sands are outstanding, they can't do enough for you to ensure you are having the most amazing time. The views from the beach are breathtaking. The food is absolutely brilliant. The rooms are perfect (lots of wardrobe space and excellent bathrooms!). It's a taxi ride away from Flic en Flac which is convenient, the resort offers water sports and glass bottom boat trips which we really enjoyed and there is a small shop for anything you may have forgotten (we needed more suncream, the sun is SO HOT when it comes out from the clouds). It feels very covid secure at the Sands, we had multiple rapid tests and the staff wear masks, many of the guests did too around the buffet. There is a friendly and relaxing atmosphere here, if you're looking for a super chilled vibe this is your place. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional,Magnificent,and Magical

Oct 19, 2021 robertfT5311LN Rainford, United Kingdom

Best hotel on the island ,providing our family with a fabulous unforgetable amazing holiday, stunning white sand beach and perfect infinity pool and loication. The food is five star and derlicious and bar,resteraunt and reception ,staff our outstanding. Extreamly friendly helpful staff who are dedicated to ensuring every guest has a fantatsic… Read more
Best hotel on the island ,providing our family with a fabulous unforgetable amazing holiday, stunning white sand beach and perfect infinity pool and loication. The food is five star and derlicious and bar,resteraunt and reception ,staff our outstanding. Extreamly friendly helpful staff who are dedicated to ensuring every guest has a fantatsic stay and unbelevable experience with amazing hospitalty Every member of staff where fabulous and very kind and whent out of their way to ensuring our holiday was wonderful manny thanks for your hospitality and wonderful holiday in mauritius sands suites . Frodsham Family Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Memorable stay

Oct 19, 2021 681alinad Southampton, United Kingdom

We are currently staying at Sands from 10th of October, we feel like home. Outstanding for Staff, Meals, Cleanliness and Responsiveness. Staff in all departments will go above and beyond to accommodate your needs, preferences and to make your stay unforgettable. I have met most of the staff, managers also and I will mention Brenda, Jerome and… Read more
We are currently staying at Sands from 10th of October, we feel like home. Outstanding for Staff, Meals, Cleanliness and Responsiveness. Staff in all departments will go above and beyond to accommodate your needs, preferences and to make your stay unforgettable. I have met most of the staff, managers also and I will mention Brenda, Jerome and Kitchen Chief Executive that shown real interest to make us live an unique experience. I do apologise for all staff that I did not retained the names, you all are awesome!!! Thank you for your hard work! The fact that your feedback is kindly requested after each meal, is amazing as they will mould on your preferences. Meals experience is unique, we talk about 5 stars level regarding taste, plating and quality of ailments. And this is a review for a person that traveled around the world, tried different cousins and loved to eat 😁. Everything is cocked into their own kitchen, including bread and pastries. My husband have intolerance to lactose and he does not eat any meat, except fish and sea food. His daily meals have been accommodated according with his needs, personalised daily. The chef even make him a surprise meal as he know my husband loved sea food, an amazing plate with a yummy selection of sea food and fish. We have half board, breakfast can accommodate most of the preferences, is a buffet and you will be served as your requests. At dinner you will be given a menu with choices, 3, for the starter main course and dessert. Also a soup is included in the menu. Cleanliness is spotless, the room is cleaned and tidy twice a day, the ladies even make you bed comfortable and close your curtains. Well done ladies, such care for customers needs. I would like to THANK YOU all for being responsive, caring and really determined to make our stay memorable and feel like home daily. You do a hard work, well done! Read less
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Oct 18, 2021 RamWie97

We went to this beautiful hotel to spend our honeymoon in Mauritius. Our travel agency recommended the hotel and we did not get disappointed at all. The rooms are generously furnished even with a closet room. On top of that, the rooms would be cleaned at least twice a day and the room service always left some drinking water. All staff members are… Read more
We went to this beautiful hotel to spend our honeymoon in Mauritius. Our travel agency recommended the hotel and we did not get disappointed at all. The rooms are generously furnished even with a closet room. On top of that, the rooms would be cleaned at least twice a day and the room service always left some drinking water. All staff members are so friendly and would help you in any situation. We felt like king and queen because of the way they would treat us left nothing out. In addition, the food being served was just a dream. Every morning we had a rich buffet with delicious bread, various egg specialities, exotic fruits and lots more. For dinner we always had a four course menu (you could choose between different fish, meat and vegetarian dishes) which was absolutely amazing. During the day at the beach or by the pool, we were always asked for drinks or food and even got refreshing towels and snacks in between. The whole beach and pool area was always very clean and we always had a chair or table to sit at. There are possibilities to have a boat trip or different types of water sport activities right in front of the hotel. In a nutshell, this beautiful hotel surpassed all our expectations and I think we never had a vacation like that. It is definitely worth a visit! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An amazing trip with phenomenal service

Oct 16, 2021 Nitavyas

This has been been a simply wonderful and superb trip at Sand Suites Resorts & Spa. The front desk staff are so helpful and courteous. A special mention about Brenda. The housekeeping staff cleans the room multiple times a day. They are so discreet about their presence. Really appreciate their efforts. The staff at the restaurant are so warm and… Read more
This has been been a simply wonderful and superb trip at Sand Suites Resorts & Spa. The front desk staff are so helpful and courteous. A special mention about Brenda. The housekeeping staff cleans the room multiple times a day. They are so discreet about their presence. Really appreciate their efforts. The staff at the restaurant are so warm and we had no problems with regards to food because the chef took that effort for us to cater to our vegetarian and vegan needs. Mr Jerome, Mr kushal and all of them have been so wonderful to us. The food also has been delicious with different menus. The water sports activities are varied and safe. I was scared about snorkelling but Mr Sanjay and Mr Derek gently encouraged me to try it out. An experience which was so exhilarating. The trip to see the dolphins was lovely and Mr Sanjeev took the efforts to ensure we were able to see them at a closer distance. Mr Geraldo also was helpful especially when the girls went kayaking and during the glass boat trip. Both the Mr Stephans were very informative about the water sports activities. The cycling trip with Mr Girish was lovely and he provided so much of information about the islanders and their way of life. Mr Sona was so patient and informative during our sightseeing trip and of course Mr Sanjay who took us to Cascavel. A lovely country and a trip which was very very memorable because of the fantastic stay at Sand Suites Resort and Spa - the people here who made it so special. Read less