Ile aux Cerfs

What is the best place to stay in Mauritius?

If you’re wondering what the best place to stay in Mauritius is, the answer is… well, it depends on what you’re looking for and the type of traveler you are! Let’s explore some of the popular choices and the reasons tourists choose to book their accommodation there.

Grand Baie / Grand Baie (North): Walkability and Convenience

You’d be hard-pressed to find a “best place to stay in Mauritius” list that doesn’t mention Grand Bay. So what’s the big deal with this small coastal village anyway? Put simply, Grand Baie offers the perfect blend of local experiences and modern-day conveniences in a small, walkable radius of two to three kilometers. If you’re the type of tourist that likes to get out of your hotel and explore the local scene, sample some delicious street food, work on your bargaining skills at the market, and beach-hop during the day and then treat yourself to a nice restaurant meal and entertainment at night, Grand Baie is an excellent choice.

The Pamplemousses Botanical Garden is easily accessible from Grand Baie.

Belle Mare (East): Luxury and Exclusivity

If you love to indulge in the luxury of five-star or boutique hotels and remarkable coastlines and don’t usually leave your hotel often, you’ll find your happy place in the east of the island. Belle Mare is home to a multitude of amazing hotels that will make you feel pampered and rejuvenated during your stay. It is best for travellers who want to relax and soak in the sun without a care in the world.


The beautiful Ile aux Cerfs is located on the East Coast.

Le Morne (South): Relaxation and Active Lifestyle

If you’re vacationing to Mauritius to escape the hustle and bustle of your daily life but also enjoy being active, Le Morne may be right for you. Your mornings can be spent enjoying the breathtaking view of the dramatic monolith while paddling on a SUP board in the lagoon or learning to kite-surf and your afternoons can be all about relaxing while soaking in postcard views of pristine beaches and palm trees.


The famous Crystal Rock is located close to Le Morne Peninsula.

Flic en Flac (West): Sea and Easy Access to the Central Plateau

If you enjoy spending time on the beach but also want easy access to the central plateau to visit the Black River Gorges, Flic en Flac is your ideal location. Whether you prefer to stay at one of the five-star hotels or at a small B&B, you will most likely find yourself checking out the breathtaking sunset every single day while sitting on the beautiful sandy beach that it is known for.


Lush greenery and stunning views from the Central Plateau.