Mauritius is considered to be one of the most friendliest destination for gay tourism in Africa along with other former colonies , tourist don’t feel the threat if they act normally and most of the hotels chains in the capital are gay friendly hotels Mauritius.
Mauritius is considered to be one of Africa’s most LGBT–friendly countries, though LGBT people still face discrimination due to conservatives attitudes among the population. LGBT people may face discrimination, notably in public hospitals and bullying in schools.
Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox. Capital Port Louis has sites such as the Champs de Mars horse track, Eureka plantation house and 18th-century Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens.
Top attractions to visit in Mauritius
- Ile aux Cerfs
- Black River Gorges National Park
- Chamarel Waterfall
- Pereybere Beach
- Ganga Talao – Grand Bassin
Best Day Trips in Mauritius
- Ilot Gabriel Catamaran Cruise in Mauritius
- Dolphins Encounter and Whale Watching
- Speedboat full day trip from Blue Bay to Ile aux Cerfs
- Catamaran Cruise
- Luxury Private Catamaran Cruises to Ile aux Benitiers
1. One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Mauritius
Situated between a sheltered lagoon and the Indian Ocean, One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius offers accommodation on a private peninsula.
Offering ocean, beach or lagoon views, each room and suite at One&Only Le Saint Géran features island-inspired decor and a furnished outdoor living space. They each have spacious, marble-lined bathrooms with a dressing area and a separate bath and shower.
Some suites boast a private pool and 24-hour butler service.
One&Only Le Saint Géran is surrounded by coral reefs and clear waters, and includes a crescent-shaped stretch of white sand beach.
Sparkling in warm Indian Ocean, on a private peninsula wrapped in ribbons of sand, One&Only Le Saint Geran is a vibrant tropical playground where the marvels of Mauritius are revealed in ultimate style. Holistic health among blooming gardens. Epic adventures through colourful towns, coral reefs, and wild parks. And an array of enchanting dining, over sparkling waters or feet submerged in sand.
This was our second visit to St Geran. Overall we had a wonderful time. The staff generally are really friendly and helpful and this level of service really defines the hotel. We were recognised by name almost all everywhere. This made us feel at home and at ease. A rare art form.
This was our first re-visit since the refurbishment. We had the same suite which we loved. The new decor and fittings were just great.
We enjoyed our Cabaña on the beach, a really good addition to the stay. The beach has been substantially widened since our first visit. This made it feel far less strip like and with the wonderful backdrop of Palm Trees the views really are very special.
We thought the quality of food in La Terasse had improved since last time. The selection for breakfast is exceptionally good and we enjoyed the food station approach for dinner. Neither of us are particularly keen on buffets, the ability to end up with a plate full of things that really shouldn’t go together is endless. However, the focus of the food stations on a specific cuisine meant we enjoyed all of our meals. The Chinese selection was excellent.
I will review Prime and Tapasake separately. Suffice it to say we ate in both and loved the food and service.
The bar and entertainment is a really unique facility at St Geran. Live music is always welcomed and we met and chatted to lots of people in the bar. If I had one observation though it would be that reading the audience could improve. When everyone seems to be up for it pump up that volume and get people dancing, but when it is obvious (which it was on two or three nights) that people want a quieter evening please think about turning the volume down.
La Pointe is a really great addition for lunch. We thought the catch of the day was wonderful every time we ate it. The fish was perfectly cooked every time and combined with a glass or two of Rosé made for very pleasant lunches. We enjoyed a sundowner listening to the DJ. We loved his laid back modern music . Keep it going I say even if the numbers listening were low. Our disappointment really was that La Pointe isn’t used for dinner.
We’d specifically like to mention Michel The Sommelier who is really knowledgeable and such a friendly man. Thank you for helping us spend on some really good wines!
One&Only is one of a kind. We stayed there twice within a month’s time.
The beachfront suite is amazing; two bathrooms with a large living room and a beautiful bedroom. O&O is a kid-friendly resort, we came with two babies, and in-room amenities were provided to make our stay comfortable.
The restaurant La Terrasse is serving a la carte for both breakfast and dinner. We did enjoy our meal there for the first visit, thanks to Khemraj Luximon who was very accomodating, he tried his best to satisfy us with different dishes.
The second time, we tried The Prime restaurant, not to our liking even though the Restaurant Manager tried his best to serve us something different from the menu. What I mean is that we did not like the little servings on large plates (the so-called “Haute gastronomie”), the dishes they served there is not enough for big eaters.
Thanks to Soomary from the housekeeping who cleaned and replenished the bathroom amenities during the day while asking if we needed more towels before checking out.
The spa therapists were amazing, we loved both the massage and the foot treatment which were out of this world.
It was an incredible experience, the staffs are amazing who themselves make this a 6* resort. We shall be back soon when they start to serve buffet-style dining.
How much does a room costs at One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius ?
This air-conditioned suite features a city view and a spacious lounge area. It comes equipped with a minibar, tea-and-coffee-making facilities and a flat-screen satellite TV.
Where to book online – One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius – Gay Friendly Hotels Mauritius – you can find the best hotels deals in Mauritius during Cavadee which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Mauritius on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Mauricia Beachcomber Resort & Spa 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Mauritius
Situated on a beach in Grand Bay, this 4-star Beachcomber resort offers bright rooms with views of the garden or sea. It features 2 restaurants and a pool bar surrounded by 2 infinity pools.
Relaxing treatments can be enjoyed at the wellness centre, which includes a modern gym and a sauna. There are 3 flood-lit tennis courts and a volleyball court. Guests can also make use of the facilities at Beachcomber Le Canonnier.
A variety of trips, including glass-bottom boat tours and diving can be arranged. Bike rentals are also available.
The air-conditioned rooms and suites at Le Mauricia are set in Mediterranean-style buildings. Each includes a seating area with a satellite TV. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are in the modern bathrooms.
A FOUR-STAR RESORT IN THE HEART OF GRAND BAIE Located on the sun-drenched northern coast of Mauritius, Mauricia Beachcomber Resort & Spa, a four-star Beachcomber hotel, is cosmopolitan and relaxed, simple yet cosy. Comfort and simplicity take centre stage. The hotel’s architecture evokes the traditional Mediterranean style.
All has been done to provide sweeping views of the bay from the public areas. The resort is within walking distance of the lively village of Grand Baie, one of Mauritius’ main tourists’ hubs, providing guests with a choice of restaurants, bars, discotheques and boutiques during their holiday in Mauritius.
We liked being near the town as we didn’t feel isolated, and could easily get to a supermarket, cocktail bar etc. Also the bay is beautiful and there is always some activity with boats coming and going whilst still remaining quiet and tranquil.
We chose this hotel based on the water sports activities on offer, particularly Laser dinghies. However these were pretty much unassailable unfortunately. The condition of the boats is good, however they are very oddly rigged, particularly the lack of a tiller extension and the inflexible gooseneck on the mast. This was a shame. We did however enjoy kayaking and paddle boarding in particular. The water sports centre also closes for lunch every day. We couldn’t really understand why they couldn’t work on a shift system so that the activities were available all day for guests. We used the gym every morning which was good (especially for a hotel gym), and I also attended a few of the aqua exercise classes which were great fun.
The hotel is a nice 4 star hotel. The rooms were nice, light and airy, and kept very clean by the hardworking staff. The pool area was also lovely and clean, as was the bar area.
We stayed on a half board basis. The restaurant is large and busy, but head on down to the back of the restaurant where there is an outdoor balcony area overlooking the beach, and this was lovely, quiet and perfect to sit and sip those extra breakfast coffees. There was plenty of choice on the food front and I don’t eat meat (I do eat fish) and found there was plenty of choice. Dinner (buffet style) was also very well run and supplied, and again, the outside beach balcony area was the perfect place to sit. We did eat in the restaurant a couple of times too and the food was lovely, but the menu didn’t change in the 10 days we visited. The homemade coffee flavoured ice cream was our particular favourite!
We found alcoholic drinks in the bar to be very expensive. However there are 2 nearby supermarkets where all of our favourite spirits and mixers were easily found.There are also a couple of bars with great beach views in town (a 10 minute walk along the beach), which did happy hours in time for the sunset. We found the first bar in particular was a perfect place to get a ring side seat whilst sipping a sundowner, and watching the ever changing sky, a favourite early evening activity.
All in all, we had a lovely relaxing holiday. We also visited the Beachcomber Le Victoria resort. This for us, would’ve felt more isolated. The beach also looked out on to open sea and wasn’t protected like the bay offers at Mauritia, making it more pleasant for activities such as paddle boarding and kayaking. We watched people trying to sail the Laser dinghies, but as it was windier here, made them even more difficult to sail just resulting in many capsizes and they just gave you.
The room was pretty and had little luxuries like chocolates and fizzy drinks in the little bar fridge, a mask and gloves to answer the door. It felt like I had checked into a hotel rather than the unsavoury thought of quarantine and little things like providing a menu to choose from, uncapped internet and a TV bouquet made it easier to bare the confines of four walls! The bed was well made and had lovely bedding and the pillows were very comfy.
The room looked like it has been refurbished but not the bathroom. The bed was really comfy but the bedsheets, quilt and pillows need to be updated as they were really old and worn out. Having a balcony is a plus while being in quarantine and loved the pool view.
Food was amazing!!! The chef Wesley did a really good job. The bread, the pastries and the desserts were so delicious. Everything was really good and the Chef was so nice…he even called to check if I was happy with the menu selection. If I was not he would change the food to my liking. I felt so special and had royal treatment.
All the staffs were amazingly friendly and ready to help when they can. Hats off to Yuven who brought my food everyday and always checked if the food was ok for me. He even helped me carry my suitcases up to the front gate on the day that we got to leave the hotel.
For a 4 star hotel, the service was definitely 5 star!!
How much does a room costs at Mauricia Beachcomber Resort & Spa ?
This air-conditioned suite features a city view and a spacious lounge area. It comes equipped with a minibar, tea-and-coffee-making facilities and a flat-screen satellite TV.
Where to book online – Mauricia Beachcomber Resort & Spa – Gay Friendly Hotels Mauritius – you can find the best hotels deals in Mauritius during Cavadee which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Mauritius on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Resort Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Mauritius
Located along the white sand, palm-fringed beach of Trou d’Eau Douce Bay, Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa is set in a tropical garden and offers a spa and wellness centre, 18-hole golf course and outdoor pools.
The sophisticated rooms and suites offer breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. They are each equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV, sofa and tea-and-coffee-making facilities.
Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa resort features an extensive range of culinary options. Five restaurants and three bars provide a lively yet sophisticated offering, including Le Bazar restaurant, a dynamic food theatre featuring dishes from around the world, Safran, the internationally acclaimed Indian restaurant, Kushi a Japanese restaurant with sensational sea views and Yakiniku grills, and Republik Beach Club & Grill, a trendy beach club serving Mediterranean cuisine and barbecue grills.
Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa also features a private island, Ilot Mangenie, which is open exclusively to Shangri-La’s guests and features a trendy beach club and on-island butlers. Guests have access to a second golf course, the Anahita Golf Club with complimentary transfers.
Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa merges the very best of chic Mauritian style and Le Touessrok’s legendary history, with the classic and renowned luxury hospitality of Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts. Located on the untouched Eastern coast of the island nation, the resort is a private hideaway offering luxury surroundings and stunning Indian Ocean scenery. Embodying sophistication and style, all the rooms and suites overlook the sparkling turquoise waters of the ocean.
With its secluded private island, extensive beach, and trendy restaurants and bars, Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok is the Mauritian hot spot. Just off the luxury property’s shores, Ile aux Cerfs is home to the 18-hole championship golf course designed by the famous pro-golfer Bernhard Langer. Guests can also tee off on Ernie Els’ designed 18-hole championship course, Anahita Golf Club. From water sports to on-land activities the resort offers a wide range of active experiences that can be custom designed to meet all interests. Relish in renowned traditions, bespoke gastronomic experiences, and holistic wellness.
This hotel is on the east coast of Mauritius, spread over several private beaches, and its own private island.
The service was second to none, and we were well looked after during our stay. Our suite opened on to a small private beach, with only a handful of other guests having direct beach access too. The views were wonderful, and the sea an incredible turquoise.
All staff were incredibly attentive, and nothing was ever too much trouble. This is why the Shangri La is, for us, the best hotel group to stay with.
It is expensive – Mauritius is an expensive place to visit – but worth it.
The main beach is lovely and the beach service is wonderful.The private island (Ilot Mangenie) which you can get a shuttle to from the hotel is worth a visit, it takes minutes to get there. We went there on our penultimate day and chose to hire a cabana for the day and have lunch on the beach, it felt very exclusive and private with just us on a small stretch of beach. Beautiful soft sand and clear water, pure paradise!
Trips to private islands were a real highlight for us both Ilot Mangenie & the private beach at the golf club at Ile aux Cerfs both accessed by a short boat trip & well worth the visit plus turtle island in the hotel’s gardens where there were 3 giant tortoises.
. It is a beautiful resort right on the beach and we booked into a lovely Frangipani Beach Access room, with a beach immediately outside our veranda. We loved the Ilot Mangenie private island, just 10 minutes boat ride across the crystal clear sea. We had the seafood platter there and were really well looked after by the charming Ponnen and helpful Jauhan.
We enjoyed the high-class Indian meals at Safran restaurant in the hotel and Pravin was an excellent waiter and host. The Chi spa was lovely and we enjoyed several massages there. Thanks to all the staff and we look forward to returning.
The forty-minute drive from the airport, on the scenic east coast road, provided beautiful view of the sea, broken by the undulating landscape of sugarcane plantations and sight of Long Mountain in Pamplemousses District. The route was relatively quiet and made for a pleasant journey to the hotel.
Our junior suite Frangipani Beach Access provided a panoramic view of a sandy white beach and crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. It is not surprising such a sight evokes sentimental language.
The exclusive tennis court size room is located in the premier Frangipani Wing and, for privacy, only accessible by bridge. The suite boasts sober decor, voguish furniture and dedicated butler service that lend to classy living. Our personal butler, Bhartee, was a highly skilled professional who walked the extra mile to ensure we had a memorable stay. A complimentary bottle of champagne upon arrival, daily supply of fresh fruit and a complimentary mini bar for the entire duration of our visit added value to our choice of the Frangipani suite.
It would take a very thirsty and hungry person to drink and eat their way through the generous contents of the mini bar. As occupants of junior suite Frangipani Beach Access, we enjoyed complimentary drinks during Happy Hour at Republik bar from 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm. The bar staff who warrant special mention for providing us with exceptional service are Vikram, Vishesh, Vicky and Randhir. Other exceptional staff include Benedict, Ricardo, chef Raj and concierge Laura.
There is no need for guests to carry sun lotion or mosquito repellent on the trip as these are provided in the room. Shangri La has dispensed with the provision of toiletries in small containers and, instead, adopted an environmentally friendly practice of providing the lotions and potions in large refillable pump-action bottles.
We had choice of ala carte breakfast at Republik Beach Club or buffet arrangement at Le Bazar restaurant. We chose the latter for its extensive international menu and informal atmosphere. I had several enthralling conversations with the Executive Chef, Alex Giruad, whose background in classic French cuisine and intercontinental experience influences the composition of a varied menu designed to satisfy diverse palates and discerning tastes.
The resort offers a choice of five restaurants and three bars, serving Japanese, Indian, seafood and international cuisine. Take a free boat shuttle from the hotel jetty to Ilot Mangene, the nearby private island, and enjoy unsurpassed beauty of fine sandy beaches, crystal clear sea and delicious seafood.
For sheer indulgence and privacy, we booked number 5 beach cabana, which comprised of a sizeable day bed, dining table and two sun loungers. A dedicated butler was on hand to serve chilled rose wine, signature truffle pizza and fresh leaf salad.
For golfing enthusiasts, Shangri La offers exclusive facilities on its second private island, which is also accessible by a free boat shuttle.
For the energetic types, the hotel provides an extensive activity and entertainment programme, encompassing boating, tennis, electro biking, music and food extravaganza evenings. Anyone homesick for news from their home country can always pick a free copy of a newsletter, updated daily, on a stand next to the concierge’s desk.
The discerning traveller, who has lofty expectations regarding personal comfort, ambience, variety of food, privacy, natural beauty and ultimate relaxation, will not go amiss in unhesitatingly crossing the threshold into Shangri La Le Touessrok Resort and Spa, Mauritius. .
In his best selling adventure novel, ‘Lost Horizon’, James Hilton associated Tibet with the hidden valley of Shangri La (paradise).
I would contend Shangri La Le Touessrok Resort and Spa, Mauritius, is the not-so-hidden paradise ready to be discovered and enjoyed by all.
How much does a room costs at Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa ?
Prices start 650 $/night for Deluxe Coral Ocean View King. The Frangipani One-Bedroom Suite is 1100$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
Bathed in natural light, the Deluxe Suites are situated on a secluded islet accessible via a bridge and guests have access to an exclusive swimming pool.
Guests receive an exceptional level of personalised service, including an in-room check-in, Champagne on arrival, a daily à la carte breakfast at Republik Beach Club & Grill, daily sunset cocktails and a complimentary mini-bar that is restocked daily with selected beverages. Some suites interconnect with an adjacent Junior Suite Frangipani.
Where to book online – Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa – Gay Friendly Hotels Mauritius – you can find the best hotels deals in Mauritius during Cavadee which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Mauritius on Booking.com or Expedia.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.