●Le Saint Geran – Pointe de Flacq (Belle Mare); 011-230-526-24146 7000; oneandonlyresorts.com; ask for Ocean Suite; over-the-top accommodations with excellent restaurants and spa.
●Bois Cheri – Bois Cheri; 011-230-507-0216; larouteduthe.com; hilltop restaurant that serves dishes with tea as ingredient.
FLIC EN FLAC
●Aanari – Pasadena Village; 011-230-453-9000; aanari.com; stylish, upscale hotel with very good Chinese restaurant, full spa, and doubles.
●90 Degrees – Coastal Road; 011-230-759-6689; sleek, upper-midrange restaurant serving Creole dishes and seafood.
Bars & Nightclubs
●Beach House – Route Royale; 011-230-263-2599; thebeachhouse.mu; chilled-out, waterfront location.
●Bedroom – Route Royale; 011-230-263-1819; club-bedroom.com; sleek and DJ-fueled.
●Cocoloko – Route Royale; 011-230-263-1241; stylish and open-air.
●Ti Fleur Soleil – Route Royale; 011-230-269-3380; tifleursoleil.com; homey spar and located across from small public beach.
●L’Impasse – Route Royale, Dodo Square; 011-230-263-3137; specializes in jazzed-up, regional dishes; wines from France and South Africa.
●Northview Tours – Route Royale; 011-230-263-5023; firstname.lastname@example.org; daylong excursions to Ile-Aux Cerfs.
●Maison Eureka – in Moka Mountains 52 624 146 7000; 011-230-433-8477; maisoneureka.com; beautiful plantation house; make reservations for veranda table; unpretentious seafood.
Sights & Sites
●Bois Cheri – Bois Cheri; 011-230-507-0216; larouteduthe.com; tea plantation open for tours; has lovely, hilltop restaurant.
●Saint Aubin – 011-230-626-1513; saintaubin.mu; 19th Century rum and vanilla estate with tastings and tours; has lunch restaurant.
●Auberge Aquarella – 6 Rue Sivananda; 011-230-631-2767; aquarellamu.com; homey, overlooking ocean; simple, airy white rooms, small pool.
●Shanti Ananda Maurice – Riviere des Galets Chemin Grenier, Chemin Grenier, Mahebourg; 011-230-603-7200; shantiananda.com; on 35 garden-tropical acres at Mauritius’ southern tip; 55 elegant rooms, most facing Indian Ocean; all have balconies or private gardens and bathtubs with head pillows; huge spa; nature treks and dolphin watching; 2 pools; March-June and September-November best; ground-floor, junior ocean-view suites offer fastest route between beach and bed.
●Le Jardin de Beau Vallon – Beau Vallon; 011-230-631-2805; beau-vallon.net; specializes in French-Creole fusion.
●Coral Diving Center – Blue Bay; 011-230-631-9105; coraldiving.com (at Blue Lagoon Beach Hotel).
●St. Regis Mauritius – Le Morne Peninsula; 011-230-403-9000 or 800-325-7873; www.stregismauritius.com.
●Le Suffren – Le Caudan Waterfront; 011-230-202-4900; lesuffrenhotel.com; elegant; 100 rooms.
●Oberoi – Turtle Bay Pointe-aux-Piments; 011-230-204-3600; 76 single-story, thatched cottages set amid dense foliage and boulders; unobstructed ocean views; ask for villas 112, 205, 206, or 412.
●Le Chinois – 20 Jummah Mosque Street; 011-230-242-8655; Chinese; try braised duck with mushrooms.
●Tandoori Express – waterfront walkway; 011-230-210-9898; hole-in-wall Indian food.
Sights & Sites
●Blue Penny Museum – Le Caudan Waterfront; 011-230-210-9204; Mauritius history museum.
●Grand Mauritian – Balaclava; 011-230-204-1400; luxurycollection.com/grandmauritian.