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.

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 Blissful 10 days

Jun 16, 2019 Steve B

What can I say that hasn't been said before, hotel is excellent, staff are the best, beach and view is perfect. We didn't have to lift a finger from when we arrived in car until we got back to Gatwick, nothing is too much trouble. I would definitely recommend, and hope to go back again sometime.
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Jun 12, 2019 tsG5657BG

My husband and I stay for 12 days in Mauritius at the Sands Suites Resorts & Spa. We enjoyed our stay very much: + Service excellent and friendly + Breakfast & Dinner + Bar + Location + Spa - professional treatment o Gym - good equipment but some machines missing We absolutely recommend the hotel!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating “Unforgettable stay with Sand”

Jun 9, 2019 Amol2511 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Usually i am not fond of writing reviews, But the overall stay experience with sands has forced me to write a review. The property is at an excellent location in one of the best beaches in mauritius. All rooms have a sea view. The room are very well planned and made. Most of the five star hotels also do not have this kind of rooms. Its complete… Read more
Usually i am not fond of writing reviews, But the overall stay experience with sands has forced me to write a review. The property is at an excellent location in one of the best beaches in mauritius. All rooms have a sea view. The room are very well planned and made. Most of the five star hotels also do not have this kind of rooms. Its complete value for money. I highly recommend the hotel for stay. I have never seen such a good hospitality in any hotel, During the whole stay we were treated very specially. I would like to mention one unforgettable person name here, The Head chef “Mr. Ashock”.. He is the best cook i have ever met and also the most humble person. He made sure that we get the right special food we requested every single day. He is amazing.. We cant think of any other hotel for our next visit to Mauritius. Read less
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Jun 8, 2019 HiddenPlaces Switzerland

We spent two nights on our Mauritius trip in this nice hotel. The location is very nice, the sandy beach amazing, friendly staff and yummy breakfast/dinner. They have various buffets every evening and live music or even performances like a Sega dance show. You have the possibility to do a lot of free watersports like waterski, surfing or… Read more
We spent two nights on our Mauritius trip in this nice hotel. The location is very nice, the sandy beach amazing, friendly staff and yummy breakfast/dinner. They have various buffets every evening and live music or even performances like a Sega dance show. You have the possibility to do a lot of free watersports like waterski, surfing or snorkelling... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing hotel - great location and friendly staff.

May 30, 2019 billyBrighton Brighton

What a fantastic hotel! The rooms are lovely – really spacious and we had a sea view! The location is great. The hotel is right on the beach and there is a mini-reef there, which makes it great for swimming and snorkelling. I agree with a lot of the reviews that it’s a good idea to take some beach shoes as there is a bit of coral there. It… Read more
What a fantastic hotel! The rooms are lovely – really spacious and we had a sea view! The location is great. The hotel is right on the beach and there is a mini-reef there, which makes it great for swimming and snorkelling. I agree with a lot of the reviews that it’s a good idea to take some beach shoes as there is a bit of coral there. It was great to relax by the pool, but the hotel also provides loads of complimentary activities and we managed to enjoy a few of these like the walk to Tamarin bay, or a cycle to Flic en Flac, glass bottomed boat trips and loads more that we didn’t have time to experience. The food was fantastic. The breakfasts were amazing – with a choice of fruits, cereals, pastries as well as lots of cooked breakfast choices. The evening meal had a different theme every night with a lot of choice. I thought the food was really good – particularly the desserts. The last comment has to be about the staff – who were absolutely amazing. Everyone takes time to smile and say hello to you and nothing seems to be too much trouble. I’d like to say a few thank-you to the guys on the entertainments team (Aminel, Hans and Vicky) who did the tours and various activities. Also, Sid and Arjun at the bar – the cocktails were great and I enjoyed sitting by the pool at dusk listening to the frogs croaking in the fish pond. And lastly Nalindee – the lovely lady who cooked our breakfast in the morning – so smiley and friendly. We had a fantastic time. Thank you Sands! Read less