JW Marriott Mauritius Resort

A getaway at the foot of Le Morne Brabant Mountain

Sitting elegantly between UNESCO World Heritage Site Le Morne Brabant and a stretch of soft white sand leading out into a crystal-clear turquoise lagoon is the stately JW Marriott Mauritius Resort. Housed in a former sugar baron’s plantation house, the hotel embraces its past with colonial-inspired decor, albeit with a contemporary upgrade — think wood-paneled dining rooms serving afternoon tea and wicker steamer trunks in ocean-facing accommodations.

But the design details play second fiddle to Mauritius’ natural charm. Blue-hued views are always front and center, whether from your bed, a poolside lounger or the treadmill. A world-class kite-surfing school helps you take full advantage of those sparkling waters, as does a beachfront cabana for sea-breeze-accompanied massages. 

At the end of the day, five stellar dining venues await to provide yet another taste of island bliss — though no one would blame you for ordering room service to enjoy while watching the sunset from your private terrace.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • JW Marriott Mauritius Resort’s location on Le Morne Peninsula makes it a haven for kite surfers thanks to its clear waters and windy year-round conditions. Try your hand at the adrenaline-inducing sport with a visit to the well-known ION Club Prestige kite-surfing school, where you can rent equipment to ride the legendary One Eye, the cleanest windsurf wave in the Indian Ocean.
  • With 12 treatment rooms, Pure Spa provides a revitalizing sanctuary. Natural elixirs and indigenous ingredients are sourced from the organic JW Garden, which also offers a serene green, relaxation space.

  • The best accommodation at the Mauritius hotel is the Grand Beachfront Villa. Tucked away in a secluded enclave just steps from the sand, the expansive nearly 18,000-square-foot space includes four individual villas, three with a heated plunge pool. Inside, you will find a contemporary living room with an entertainment, gaming and sound system, a dining area, a gym with a steam room and an office.
  • You won’t have to lift a finger with the resort's butler service. The attentive butlers will unpack and pack your luggage, bring you a wake-up coffee or tea or arrange an island excursion.
  • Every craving will be sated at JW Marriott Mauritius Resort. Its five restaurants serve everything from the island’s melting pot cuisine to French-inspired dishes.

The Restaurants
  • Named for Thailand’s famed boat-filled marketplace, Floating Market provides an atmospheric over-water spot to savor pan-Asian cuisine. Wood paneling, stylistic floral backdrops and chandeliers fashioned from bird cages give an air of authenticity to the serene dining room.
  • Right on the white sand beach,The Boathouse Aegean Beach Grill & Lounge boasts an island-chic vibe with colorful cocktails, grilled seafood and an open-air dining room.
  • Atsuko (“serenity” in Japanese) is a contemporary spot for tempura, sushi and nigiri, washed down with creative cocktails — the wasabi chocolate martini is a particularly unusual concoction.
  • Step back in time at Le Manoir Dining Room during a sun-drenched breakfast, afternoon tea or candlelit dinner. Snag a seat on the black-and-white tiled terrace for pool, beach and Tea Garden views, or head indoors for more stately surroundings with wrought-iron chandeliers, dark wood furnishings and historic photographs.
  • As the name implies, INDYA serves up spice-fueled fare from the subcontinent. Designed for sharing, selections include chicken malai kebabs, butter chicken and a gulab jamun (a rose-water-flavored dumpling) cheesecake.

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Getting There
Le Morne Peninsula Coastal Road, La Gaulette le Morne, Mauritius
MRU (1 h 15 min)  
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