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  • Maldives vs Mauritius

    Shanti Maurice

    Maldives vs Mauritius - An introduction to two very different holiday destinations

    Not sure which exotic destination to choose for your luxury holiday in the Indian Ocean? 
    Basking in average winter temperatures hovering in the languid high-20s, and boasting some of the most luxurious beach hotels on the planet, Mauritius and the Maldives are wonderfully enticing options, both offering a stunning escape from the winter grind. But with similar climates and resorts, how best to choose between them? Read on to find out more about these two very different holiday destinations...

    AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MALDIVES
    Some 250 miles south-west of India, the Maldives form a chain of nearly 2,000 islands, the vast majority of them uninhabited. It is on these islands that the Maldives have smuggled away their luxury resorts, with the result that a holiday here is as close as you can possibly get to marooning yourself on a desert island.
    In fact, although the Maldives are also blessed with some of the very best diving and snorkelling on the planet – and all the resorts we use have superb PADI dive centres offering beginners’ courses and day trips – the islands essentially offer a barefoot paradise for people looking to kick back and forget about the world.

    See below for some suggestions for a holiday in the Maldives, or view our full range of hotels on these paradise islands.

    Soneva Fushi
    Located on one of the largest islands in the Maldives, a chic yet rustic resort which offers guests a truly peaceful holiday combining barefoot luxury with attentive first-class service, with rooms located just a few steps from the beach.
    Prices from £5,200 per person for 7 nights including flights, transfers and bed and breakfast.
    Click to view more information about Soneva Fushi 

    The Residence Maldives
    An exclusive and secluded retreat offering unparalleled beauty and an idyllic refuge from the rigours of modern-day living. The thatched villas are a combination of contemporary sophistication and traditional Maldivian style, blending seamlessly into the natural environment.
    Prices from £3,080 per person for 7 nights including flights, transfers and bed and breakfast.
    Click to view more information about The Residence Maldives

    Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
    Spread across two tropical islands, the resort offers beach and water villa accommodation. A divine spa, seven restaurants including one which is under the sea, and an abundance of activities mean the service amply matches the stunning beauty of the island.
    Prices from £2,925 per person for 7 nights including flights, transfers and bed and breakfast.
    Click to view more information about Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

    Velassaru
    A private island hideaway promising romance and intimacy is thanks to its remote isolation and personable staff. Maldivian architecture meets minimalist design in luxurious villas that reside either on the beach or above the lagoon and its richly-inhabited reef.
    Prices from £1,595 per person for 7 nights including flights, transfers and bed and breakfast.
    Click to view more information about Velassaru

    AN INTRODUCTION TO MAURITIUS
    If you’re someone who loves to soak up the local culture between sessions on the sunlounger, or likes to visit a local market just as much as they like snorkelling, then Mauritius is probably much more your place. The island still has bone-white beaches and cobalt lagoons, but also offers fabulously rich rewards away from the beach.
    Mauritius is a thriving, vibrant island with a main town that has its own bustling Chinatown, buzzing market and colourful colonial architecture. In addition to Port Louis, Mauritius offers stunning coastal drives, spectacular waterfalls, and magnificent hiking trails in the Black River Gorges National Park. Throw in some of the best golf, tennis and watersports facilities in the Indian Ocean, and Mauritius is a superb all-rounder, catering to just about any holiday need.

    See below for some suggestions for a holiday in Mauritius, or view our full range of hotels on this fascinating island.

    Shanti Maurice
    In the south of Mauritius, Shanti Maurice is a boutique lifestyle resort spread over thirty-six acres of tropical gardens encircled by wooded hills. The 61ethnic-style suites and villas overlook the sea and are well positioned for privacy.
    Prices from £2,790 per person for 7 nights including flights, transfers and half board.
    Click to view more information about Shanti Maurice

    Anahita The Resort
    This exciting resort occupies a spectacular beachfront plot in a 213-hectare pocket of paradise on Mauritius’ stunning east coast. One- to three-bedroom villas are arranged around the bluest of lagoons, surrounded by verdant tropical gardens.
    Prices from £2,035 per person for 7 nights including flights, transfers and bed and breakfast.
    Click to view more information about Anahita The Resort 

    The Residence Mauritius
    A striking five-star hotel beside a glorious stretch of white sand beach on the east coast of the island. At the heart of the property is the lobby, with oriental-themed décor and veranda views which overlook the swimming pool and the beach beyond.
    Prices from £1,950 per person for 7 nights including flights, transfers and half board.
    Click to view more information about The Residence Mauritius

    Shangri- La Le Touessrok
    A large and well-established resort which offers elegant luxury in a magnificent tropical location. Accommodation is light and airy, restaurants serve a combination of eastern and western cuisine while numerous activities will keep everyone happy.
    Prices from £2,090 per person for 7 nights including flights, transfers and bed and breakfast.
    Click to view more information about Le Touessrok

    Lux* Le Morne
    A tranquil beachside retreat where charming timber-framed bungalows sit within lush gardens. The atmosphere is romantic and elegant, with a number of dining opportunities and leisure facilities which make the most of the natural environment.
    Prices from £2,140 per person for 7 nights including flights, transfers and half board.
    Click to view more information about Lux* Le Morne

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