An exotic island of almost unparalleled beauty, Mauritius's fertile inlands and pristine white-sand beaches, fringed by palm trees and kissed by the gentle turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, are an invitation to escape the day-to-day and bask in the simple splendour of nature at its most generous.
This unforgettable island is home to some of the very best beaches in the world, where shoals of fish of every colour dart in and out of the surrounding coral reef, where pods of dolphins come to play and the powdery soft sand greets your footsteps like an old friend. Fans of watersports will find themselves well catered for, with windsurf, kitesurf, jet ski and snorkelling available across the island. But, of course, for those who see holidays as an opportunity to switch off and simply unwind, there is no setting more appropriate.
As you head further inland, the natural beauty is not in the least bit diminished, with hiking and golfing opportunities abound. Explore the Black River Natural Park on foot, experience the 100-metre-high Chamarel waterfall or discover the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Seven Coloured Earth. The paradisiacal surroundings of Mauritius are the gift that keeps on giving.
And with a villa rental in Mauritius and the service of Villanovo's dedicated concierge, alongside assistance in making the preparations for your stay, once there you will have access to the very best local knowledge and support and can rest-assured that any issues that might arise while you're on holiday will be taken in-hand by our experienced specialists... leaving you more time and headspace to dedicate to the people and things that matter most.
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We have taken special care to identify luxury properties in or close to the most desirable locations throughout the island. Among the most sought-after areas you will find:
The beach resorts close to Grand Baie are among the most popular on the island, with excellent facilities for those looking to enjoy a stay of utmost comfort. Close enough to the capital of Port Louis for transport to be seamless and with a pleasant year-round climate sheltered from the wind, this is a great option for first-time visitors.
Belle Mare on the east coast of the island is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius (and therefore in the world!), with shallow pristine waters and endless sweeps of ivory sand making it the ideal scene for your shipwrecked fantasies. The snorkelling here is first-class.
Also on the east coast, a little further south than Belle Mare, the quaint fishing village of Trou d'Eau Douce is an equally charming location, blessed with unspoiled beaches and an off-the-beaten-track feel that is hard to beat. A fantastic option for those looking to really get away from it all.
On the other side of Belle Mare you'll find some other quiet, rustic areas in the form of Trou aux Biches and Poste Lafayette. Blessed with excellent beaches (as you've no doubt come to expect!) the former is close to the coral and offers a less touristy, local ambience, Trou aux Biches is an excellent choice if you're looking to immerse yourself more in the local culture. Meanwhile, the more exposed by no-less-appealing village of Poste Lafayette is a great spot for windsurfers and kite-surfers.
Back on the west coast of the island, the family-friendly area of Flic-en-Flac provides one of the very best beaches on the island and countless activities for the whole family to enjoy, both on the coast and further inland, where the hiking opportunities are excellent.
The nearby golf estate of Tamarina and the surrounding area is hugely appealing for anyone who wishes to play a round or two while on holiday but is also close enough to some excellent beaches and the Black River area, where visits from the local dolphins are not uncommon and where the inland natural park offers wonderful hiking routes.
Further south on the southwesternmost corner of the island you'll find the distinctive Le Morne area, home to the iconic Le Morne Brabant mountain (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and is arguably the prettiest region in all of Mauritius, as well as the best for activities for all the family, the surrounding area also being home to the famous Chamarel Waterfall and the otherworldly Seven-Coloured Earth.
Just a little further south, Bel Ombre enjoys many of the same benefits regarding the proximity of areas to visit, as well as the added benefit of its own nature reserve. However, here it sets itself apart is its relative isolation, as a place to visit in and of itself. Those who wish to explore any of the island's natural charms while avoiding the crowds will do well to stay here.
Likewise, on the east of the island, the fascinating area of Roches Noires showcases the island's volcanic past and unusual natural features (such as the lava tubes). Finally, the well-situated area of Anahita gathers the best of both worlds for those looking to blend a golfing holiday with access to sweeps of unspoiled beaches.
Our villa specialists know that our clientele is made up of different personalities with a whole spectrum of tastes and needs. That's why we have taken special care to provide a diverse selection of luxury accommodation to meet your requirements, whatever they may be.
Select from rustic, estates in the more off-the-beaten-track areas of the island, or sleek modern villas looking out to the sea, cosy accommodation for couples or larger properties offering something for all the family. Our villas nearly all come with swimming pools and a selection of first-class facilities, from games rooms and home gyms to tennis courts and jacuzzis.
Many of our properties include the presence of house staff, including chef, to prepare local delicacies for you to try (or not, if you prefer something more familiar!), as well as the option for those in self-catering villas to request additional staff services for a one-off occasion.
Explore our handpicked selection of luxury properties and contact us today with your specific requirements. We're here to ensure you have the luxury stay in Mauritius that you and your loved ones deserve.
At Villanovo we take a great deal of pride in knowing that our clients have enjoyed the luxury holiday experience that you and your loved ones deserve. Our personal service begins from the moment you make contact with us and throughout your stay until the moment you're safely home. When on holiday with Villanovo you can select from a range of services as well as make any of your own special requests, which we will endeavour to fulfil.
Chief among the services we offer you will find airport transfer and car, bike or boat hire, local tips on the best restaurants, shops and places to visit, assistance in sourcing extra staff, including babysitters, yoga teachers or a masseur or masseuse, fridge stocking for your arrival, and help with the arrangement of excursions and other unforgettable activities.
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Villanovo offer an exquisite selection of high-end properties for you to rent in the most sought-after areas of Mauritius. From pretty beachfront villas with views of the Indian Ocean to luxurious estates wrapped up in wonderfully lush surroundings, explore Villanovo's handpicked selection of exclusive luxury villas in Mauritius and holiday homes and find the ideal setting for a truly unforgettable stay.
A land of exquisite natural beauty and plenty of opportunities to enjoy it, Mauritius is brimming with places and activities not to be missed during your luxury island holiday.
Marvel at the Seven Coloured Earth | An almost Martian landscape bestowed on us by the island's volcanic past, the multi-coloured mounds of minerals that make up this naturally occurring phenomenon are a true sight to behold. The fact that it is so close to the beautiful waterfall of Chamarel makes for an unmissable two-for-one experience.
Go hiking | An obvious choice but in a land of such overwhelming natural beauty, there are fewer more rewarding experiences. Our local concierge can recommend some of the best routes close to where you're staying.
Just relax and bask in the splendour of it all | Not an activity per se, but without doubt an excellent use of one's time. There are plenty of beautiful beaches in the world, but when you're surrounded by the very best, there's absolutely
Meet the dolphins and whales | Children and adults alike will revel in the opportunity to meet these fascinating animals as they gather in their pods at different spots around the island. Boat trips can be arranged from a number of places, through our concierge service, including close to Ile aux Bénitiers, where you can jump in the water and swim with them. A once-in-a-lifetime experience guaranteed to live long in the memory.
Enjoy a round of golf | Home to some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world, Mauritius provides a variety of options for practising your swing in an almost paradisiacal setting.
Make the most of the wind | Mauritius is rightly recognised as one of the best windsurfing spots in the world, with Le Morne particularly famous. However, for those looking to avoid the crowds, we recommend opting for Anse le Raie in the north of the island, where the reef acts as a barrier creating a lagoon of relatively calm water reaching out some 2km from the shore.
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