Sofitel So Mauritius Bel Ombre

Mauritius, Africa

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    Contemporary chic on a magnificent beach

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    Contemporary chic on a magnificent beach

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    Contemporary chic on a magnificent beach

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    Contemporary chic on a magnificent beach

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    Contemporary chic on a magnificent beach

Why we choose Sofitel So Mauritius Bel Ombre

A luxurious, eco-chic resort on the Indian Ocean

  • Every accommodation is treated to 24-hour butler service
  • La Takamaka is the only bar on Mauritius with molecular cocktails
  • Improve your backhand with tennis lessons at the onsite court

You know you’re someplace special when your only room choice is a suite—well, that or a villa. This Sofitel resort is consistently rated one of the best hotels in Africa, both for its upscale amenities and its flair. The Sofitel brand in general is known for its French finesse, and that style is on full display here. And since Mauritius is a former French colony, it’s truly a match made in heaven.

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Go for a Beach Villa.

What you need to know about the hotel

Contemporary comforts on a wide expanse of gorgeous beach

  • The spa has created treatments based on the Claret Coquet method and is home to the only acupuncture specialist on the island
  • Beachside La Plage restaurant not only offers entertaining peeks into its open kitchen, but fun extras like moonlit dancing
  • All of the suites have private gardens and outdoor bathtubs, while the villas get individual pools too

Sofitel Mauritius has a thoroughly contemporary design built seamlessly into the property’s lush landscaping. The 92 suites and villas were constructed to take full advantage of their scenic surroundings, each granting garden and ocean frontage. It’s pretty nice inside, too, with interiors by Japanese designer Kenzo, and high-tech essentials like Bose Wave Systems and iPod docking stations.

The resort has two restaurants—one specializing in French gastronomy and one with a more casual, local flair—plus two innovative bars. In addition to the great beach, you can relax at the tennis court, spa, outdoor pools, beauty salon and fitness center.

Where is it and what's nearby

On the southern coast of Mauritius, the Sofitel is an oasis of greenery among miles of sand

  • Adventurers can climb nearby Le Morne Mountain, which provides exquisite views of the beach and ocean below—especially when viewed at sunrise
  • Among the perks of its Indian Ocean location, the resort has water sports galore: deep-sea fishing, sailing and great snorkeling and diving

Set on the white sand beaches near the south coast’s Bel Ombre, Sofitel Mauritius is surrounded by the area’s abundant natural beauty. Get active on the hiking and biking trails in the Frederica nature reserve, or swing away at the Heritage Golf Club just two minutes up the road. But since the resort is on a phenomenal beach, one of the best uses of your time is simply whiling away the day in a Thai-inspired cabana.

How to enjoy Mauritius

About 700 miles or so off the Eastern coast of Madagascar lies the small island of Mauritius. It represents the final resting place of the extinct Dodo and a wonderful place to rest for vacationers; who are very much alive

  • For an insight into colonial life, visit the museum inside the sugar mansion, Eureka, before tasting Mauritian cuisine in the sumptuous restaurants
  • The vibrant capital, Port Louis, reflects the island’s diverse culture with churches, mosques and Chinese and Indian temples
  • See the natural lake at the heart of the extinct volcano, Trou au Cerfs, in the middle of the Mauritian central plateau

Its location miles from anywhere in the Indian Ocean is absolutely at the heart of this island’s charm. The closest neighbor, Réunion, is about 120 miles away. After that we are talking hundreds of miles in one direction and thousands of miles in the other to the nearest landfall. This gives Mauritius a relaxed sense of seclusion, which is further heightened by isolated sandy coves and the remote highlands.

Secluded relaxation doesn’t tell the whole story. This island likes to play and has done for many years. Indeed one claim to fame is that, in 1844, it was only the third country in the world to build a golf course. Today there are more than 20 courses to play. The island’s main draw is white and sandy. With more than 100 miles of pristine beaches, clear turquoise water and reefs begging to be dived and snorkelled, what’s not to love?

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    When to visit Mauritius

    Mauritius celebrates a full calendar of multicultural events. Key dates include March 12, Independence Day, which is a great excuse for an island-wide party. Tamil fire walking ceremonies take place between December and February and, every September, Mauritians of all faiths walk or drive to Sainte-Croix near Port Louis to visit the tomb of the Blessed Jacques Désiré Laval.

  • We say

    Water babies rejoice! The pool is fantastic and there’s a great beach too.

  • You need to know

    High season is October-March. This is when it’s hottest and there’s a risk of a heavy shower most days. Shoulder seasons May-June and September-October are quieter but still offer great weather—it’s a little cooler, but also less humid.


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Sofitel So Mauritius Bel Ombre, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Personalized welcome amenity
  • Upgrade between Classic, Superior and Luxury room types guaranteed at time of booking
  • Upgrade from Luxury to Suite upon arrival, based on availability
  • Complimentary High Speed Internet Access

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