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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Jul 14, 2024 Annika S

Amazing stay, the hospitality is great, clean room, lovely people and most of all a great view at the ocean! We were transferred here because our hotel wasn’t good, but this made very happy and relaxed, one of the best resorts in Mauritius! Thank u so much
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Jul 13, 2024 Kgomotso M

The staff are the most friendly people and always willing to assist and made us feel like we are at home, the food was also amazing thank you for the amazing stay we will definitely be back with our children the pool is also very warm at all times thank you and your staff
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Jul 10, 2024 Lucie Š

This amazing hotel is probably the best I’ve ever been to. The service and care is on top level. They care about every little detail, like cleaning your sunglasses on the beach or remembering your name like you are friends. Absolutely the best. The concierge made every wish come true, aswell as the rest of the staff. Words can’t describe how… Read more
This amazing hotel is probably the best I’ve ever been to. The service and care is on top level. They care about every little detail, like cleaning your sunglasses on the beach or remembering your name like you are friends. Absolutely the best. The concierge made every wish come true, aswell as the rest of the staff. Words can’t describe how amazing it was. Read less
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Jul 10, 2024 Filip M

Really exceptional service, very good food and beautiful surroundings! The staff always try to be accommodating. The rooms are very well furnished! Overall, I wouldn't be afraid to say that the hotel's service is on par with the most luxurious hotel chains!
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Jul 8, 2024 223shams

Beautiful hotel with a lovely view. The sand was golden and clean. We were greeted by Nish and her team were wonderful and attentive. We liked our morning chat with The ladies at the eggs and pancake section. They made our mornings absolutely brilliant worh their lovely nature. I loved how they told us about the biriani being cooked by the men… Read more
Beautiful hotel with a lovely view. The sand was golden and clean. We were greeted by Nish and her team were wonderful and attentive. We liked our morning chat with The ladies at the eggs and pancake section. They made our mornings absolutely brilliant worh their lovely nature. I loved how they told us about the biriani being cooked by the men traditionally. The spa staff were so professional and the spa was much needed. The staff saw my hijab and the receptionist really respected my privacy and made sure my space was private and respected. Thank you so much. I would def recommend the hotel and I cannot wait to return. Read less