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Mauritius Authentic Chic - VIP trip to paradise

If you’re traveling to a stunning island like Mauritius, a pristine honeymooners and luxury seekers paradise, why not do it authentic, yet chic, like a real VIP? I did so last month on a 1 week press trip, while testing 4 unique and luxurious hotels on the island, while arriving and departing in style with the VIP service of Jet Prime.

Join me on this luxurious journey, with stays at the affordable luxury accommodation Zilwa Attitude, 2 LUX* Resorts and the prestigious Heritage Le Telfair Resort to top it all off.

In this blog I will showcase the unique features of each of these luxury hotels, including many of my own pictures, to help you choose the right one for your own trip to this African paradise!

Jet Prime VIP airport service

Although flying business class can get quite expensive, on Mauritius it is possible to arrive in style and comfort for a smaller budget, while still feeling like a real VIP.

I had a true luxury experience on my last trip to Mauritius, while skipping all the queues, by starting and ending my journey with the airport service of Jet Prime, exclusively available at this airport.

For just €211 p.p. one way, and free for children under 6 years old, you will be transported directly to the private Jet Prime lounge upon arrival, as befits a VIP. Here the customs formalities will be done for you while you are spoiled with welcome drinks, snacks and hospitable service.

No need for standing in line or waiting unnecessarily long for your luggage, as this will be collected, while you relax and freshen up in the extensive lounge with private bathrooms.

We also used the Jet Prime service for departure, which ensured a stress-free farewell to this beautiful island. With delicious snacks before our flight and a drop-off directly at the gate just before departure, without having to queue or check-in ourselves. Truly the ultimate luxury experience!

Jet Prime’s service is only available on Mauritius airport, both for commercial airline and private jet passengers.

Find all info on their website: Jet Prime Airport Services.


Romantic experiences, wellness & relaxation


Mauritius is a popular destination for honeymooners for good reason! Offering a big range of romantic activities, such as private catamaran cruises, secluded beach dinners under the stars, and an abundance of Spa treatments and wellness options.

Many resorts feature world-class Spas with treatments inspired by Asian, African, and European techniques and wellness programs with beach yoga, meditation classes, and detox diets for holistic rejuvenation. And of course the island’s tropical nature provides the perfect serene environment for relaxation.

Mauritius VIP trip - from authentic chic to affordable luxury

With over 100,000 hotels on the island there are too many exquisite accommodations to choose from for the ultimate stay on Mauritius, that's why we stayed at several and I'm happy to share my experiences.

All of the 4 hotels we tested during our trip were sublime, each luxurious and yet so different. Let me show you wat makes them so unique and discerning.

Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort: Timeless Beachfront Elegance

If you want to continue your journey in Mauritius like a true VIP a stay at Heritage Le Telfair Resort is a must. Located on the stunning south coast of Mauritius, this 5-star sanctuary offers sophistication and charm.

Part of the Heritage Resorts group and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this classy wellness and golf resort with colonial-style buildings and suites, exudes refined luxury.

Set in a lush tropical environment, with a private beach club and several restaurants, offering exquisite dining experiences, which will keep you comfortable and content, without even having to leave the resort grounds. 

Unique features:

  • The resort is located on a former French plantation of the Bel Ombre estate, consisting of lush tropical gardens, bordered by 1 km of wide sandy beach, with a private lagoon and river.

  • From the moment you enter the resort you will be transported to Mauritius’ colonial past through the grandeur of the plantation-style architecture, unique historical design and details all around the resort.

  • With 12 suite variations to choose from, ranging from garden view, beachfront to adult only sea view, there is something for everyone. Each suite is spacious and beautifully decorated with sophisticated furniture and artworks from Christian Lacroix. I stayed in the deluxe suite with river view, which looks like this:

  • The resort is neutral carbon free and very active in sustainable and local initiatives. with a ‘Green Key’ certification since 2017.

  • Heritage Le Telfair’s extensive facilities include an 18-hole award-winning golf course, which is included in your stay.

  • They also offer a certified kids and baby club, a fitness center, an elaborate Spa with yoga and pilates facilities and an abundance of treatments inspired by local traditions.

  • Other unique features of Heritage Le Telfair Resort include personalized butler service for every guest, if needed.

  • With a choice of 13 restaurants in total spread out over the Domaine, including the Heritage Awali Resort, there is a wide range of culinary experiences.

  • On the grounds of Heritage Le Telfair you will find 5 restaurants, including a Pan-Asian restaurant, casual beachfront bars, serving a variety of sea food, international and Mauritian cuisine.

  • As well as fine dining, which is possible at le Chateau Bel Ombre. A 19th century plantation mansion, offering a unique seasonal gastronomic menu in a beautiful historic setting, which looks like this:

  • This 5 star resort also offers curated getaways and unique experiences that can be booked to explore the island's nature and heritage. As well as many free and paid watersports options at the resort.

Find all info and the best offers directly on their website: Heritage Le Telfair Resort.

Zilwa Attitude Hotel: Sustainability & Authentic Hospitality

If you’re looking for a more affordable luxury option the sustainable 4 star hotel Zilwa Attitude offers a nice mix of vibrant culture and true Mauritian hospitality, with a touch of authenticity. In Creole Zilwa means islander, and that’s exactly what they aspire at this hotel: to make you feel like a true local!

Located right along a stunning private beach on the northern coast of Mauritius, with direct views upon 5 of the northern islands, just a 15 minute drive from the center of Grand Baie. Read more about this buzzing town in my previous blog.

Unique features:

  • Zilwa Attitude is Travelife Gold certified and prides itself on its commitment to sustainability, with eco-friendly initiatives such as solar energy usage and water conservation practices. As well as working with local tours, investing in local community, sustainability projects and more.

  • The nearby Lagoon Attitude Hotel also has a Marine Discovery Centre that can be visited free of charge to learn about their initiatives to protect the local reef and marine life.

  • The hotel offers 214 rooms in 6 different categories, each inspired on local homes, with their own multi-cultural personality. All trendy and airy, with lovely views upon the lush gardens, some with direct sea views or even located right on the beach.

  • Culinary options are available on the grounds in no less than 7 restaurants. Ranging from beachfront grills on their own private island, to Asian and elegant à la carte restaurants, showcasing the diverse flavors of Mauritian cuisine.

  • The hotel has 4 beautifully designed pools, that immediately impress upon arrival with their pristine views over the bay.

  • It also has a fully-equipped fitness center, tennis court and Spa with hammam and quality offering of traditional Mauritian treatments, which I tried, tested and can highly recommend!

  • An abundance of sports and water activities is available, such as stand-up paddle, pedal boats, diving, snorkeling, kitesurfing and windsurfing. But also glass boat trips or catamaran tours to the northern islands, which is a must in my experience.

  • Other unique experiences include cycling, Creole cooking classes and a range of cultural excursions and activities.

  • Zilwa Attitude also features a kids' club and teen zone, catering to families with children of all ages.

Find everything you need for your own stay: Zilwa Attitude Hotel.

LUX* Resorts Mauritius

Luckily I also had the chance to stay at 2 of the LUX* Resort locations, which I adored for their boho-chic design, style and setting. You can read more about this in my next luxury hotels blog.

And why not combine your Mauritius holiday with a stopover in South Africa, for a totally different and adventurous experience? Find more inspiration for that ultimate South Africa trip here and here.

From the moment I arrived on Mauritius to the farewell, through Jet Prime’s luxurious airport services, my VIP journey was nothing short of extraordinary.

With luxurious stays at Heritage Le Telfair Resort, Lux Grand Gaube, Lux Belle Mare and Zilwa Attitude Hotel, I feel that I truly experienced the best that this tropical paradise has to offer.

I hope that my Mauritius blogs will provide you with all the tools to experience a similar VIP trip to paradise! And do check the website of Mauritius Tourism for even more practical information to plan your own ultimate holiday in Mauritius.


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