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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Jan 15, 2020 ALUNL635 Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom

My wife and I have recently returned from our 8th visit to the Sands Resort. We met many other returning guests which is a clear indicator of a high standard of service delivery by management and all staff. The beach location and views across Tamarin Bay and toward Le Morne are memorable. There are a variety of water sports available, yoga, aqua… Read more
My wife and I have recently returned from our 8th visit to the Sands Resort. We met many other returning guests which is a clear indicator of a high standard of service delivery by management and all staff. The beach location and views across Tamarin Bay and toward Le Morne are memorable. There are a variety of water sports available, yoga, aqua gym and excellent spa.. Rooms are spacious and sea facing. Plenty of sun beds beside the pool and on beach. Above all the staff are excellent. The Sands never disappoints and we hope to return again this year Read less
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Dec 31, 2019 Travel737912

Loved every second of our stay at the hotel. The stuff we’re extremely helpful and nice and kind and the hotel is really trying to make sure your stay will be unforgettable! They care of each one of their guest and you can feel the difference. Loved loved! Very well recommended
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A GREAT BREAK FROM THE ENGLISH WINTER WEATHER

Dec 18, 2019 Patrick W Brighton, United Kingdom

Made to feel at home on arrival and as a returning visitor (9th Visit) spoilt by the staff. Large and comfortable room with balcony and sea view. Very large bathroom. Buffet meals of great quality and wide selection, special requirements catered for. Good water sport facilities included in the price, Nice infinity swimming pool. Great Spa with… Read more
Made to feel at home on arrival and as a returning visitor (9th Visit) spoilt by the staff. Large and comfortable room with balcony and sea view. Very large bathroom. Buffet meals of great quality and wide selection, special requirements catered for. Good water sport facilities included in the price, Nice infinity swimming pool. Great Spa with excellent massage provide at extra cost Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another wonderful stay at the Sands

Dec 17, 2019 CarolineJ1975 Thurso, United Kingdom

This was our third trip to the Sands after first coming here on our honeymoon in 2011. What keeps us coming back (and putting ourselves through the journey to get there - we live on the north coast of Scotland, so it's about 27 hours door to door) is the fact that we know that within about 2 hours of arriving we'll feel as relaxed as if we'd… Read more
This was our third trip to the Sands after first coming here on our honeymoon in 2011. What keeps us coming back (and putting ourselves through the journey to get there - we live on the north coast of Scotland, so it's about 27 hours door to door) is the fact that we know that within about 2 hours of arriving we'll feel as relaxed as if we'd already been there a week. It's a quiet hotel at the end of the coast road and that suits us perfectly. What puts the Sands head and shoulders above most hotels is the quality of its staff, who are superb. What is particularly impressive in an industry that can have a very high turnover rate is that there are still plenty of staff here who we remember from our first visit eight years ago. Thank you, Sands, for another lovely holiday and we'll probably see you again in 2021 for our 10th anniversary! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Superb location, excellent hospitality & great food.

Dec 15, 2019 B91YApraveenk Zurich, Switzerland

Fantastic trip!!! Thanks to the amazing hospitality at the resort. Every single request was taken care of. Specially the food for my 16 months old daughter. The resort has all facilities. We had a sea view room and it was awesome to see the blue see from our room balcony. The food was great. Morning breakfast spread is huge. Everybody at the… Read more
Fantastic trip!!! Thanks to the amazing hospitality at the resort. Every single request was taken care of. Specially the food for my 16 months old daughter. The resort has all facilities. We had a sea view room and it was awesome to see the blue see from our room balcony. The food was great. Morning breakfast spread is huge. Everybody at the resort are so welcoming and friendly. Thanks to all staff at the resort. You guys made our trip TRULY AWESOME!!! Read less