JW Marriott Mauritius Resort - Mauritius
JW Marriott Mauritius Resort - Hotel Overview
JW Marriott Mauritius Resort is a five star luxury resort with 172 guest rooms and suites with breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean waters. On the southwestern side of the island, the soft white sands of Le Morne Beach and its turquoise lagoon create a magical setting where lavishly appointed accommodations and pampering converge amid the many charms of Mauritius.
The UNESCO World Heritage site Le Morne Mountain provides a befitting backdrop to the resort and with the world’s best diving and kite-surfing spots moments away, The St. Regis Mauritius Resort holds the most favoured address on the island. Arrive by chauffeur driven luxury from both Mauritius International Airport and the capital city Port Louis in just forty minutes.
Bask in the sun by a luxurious pool or on the beach; go wind and kite surfing; or escape to a sanctuary of rejuvenation at the signature Iridium Spa featuring 12 private treatment rooms. indulge in the sublime pleasures of the spa. This 5-star Le Morne resort has 6 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner so there's no need to worry about dining options on this trip. Iridium Spa is the place to be for rest and relaxation, offering aromatherapy, body scrubs, hydrotherapy, Turkish bath/hammam, as well as body treatments, body wraps and massages. If you want low-key dining options, you will be pleased to find a picnic area and 24-hour room service.The Resort introduces a collection of carefully selected restaurants and bars including Simply India, the signature restaurant by Michelin star chef Atul Kochhar, where accomplished master chefs present exciting new fine dining experiences to the guests.
This resort has 2 meeting rooms, as well as a 24-hour business center. A safe is available at reception. Other amenities include a hair salon, gift shops/newsstands, dry cleaning/laundry services, an elevator (lift) and a garden.
Room types at JW Marriott Mauritius Resort
Ocean Junior Suite
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This well appointed colonial style rooms boost a partial over the Indian Ocean and their own outdoor living space. Facilities include large bathrooms with oval baths and separate showers with two individual vanities, discrete entertainement center ( LED TV,DVD, IPOD connection panel) and wireless access.
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Discover this beautifully appointed colonial style rooms located on the ground and first floors offering garden view and a large outdoor living space.
Beachfront Junior Suites
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Embracing the resort’s century-old history and indelible location, Beachfront Junior Suites overlook the turquoise Indian Ocean from a particularly expansive balcony, which seamlessly combines with a gracious indoor living space. Elegant and full of light, it unites thoughtful amenities and state-of-the-art technology, including complimentary Wi-Fi, with a spacious bathroom featuring a standalone bathtub, separate walk-in rainshower, and exclusive Remède bath amenities. (807 Square Feet / 75 Square Meters)
Beachfront St. Regis Suites
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Boasting an unrivalled location just steps from the turquoise lagoon, our one-bedroom Beachfront St. Regis Suites house an oversized outdoor terrace or balcony with two-guest dining table as well as a separate six-guest living area, walk-in dressing room, and "wet room" offering a personal spa experience. Combined with the resort’s signature amenities and uncompromising service, these suites ensure a singular stay in Mauritius. (1,163 Square Feet / 108 Square Meters)
Manor House Suites
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Steeped in history, Manor House Suites are located in the resort's main building—the original owner’s private residence. Boasting unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean from a private balcony or terrace, these spacious suites feature a living room with state-of-the-art technology, including complimentary Wi-Fi. A six-guest dining area promises memorable meals while a spacious bathroom features an en-suite spa area with two massage tables, standalone oval bathtub, and separate walk-in rainshower. (1,529 Square Feet / 142 Square Meters)
Beachfront St. Regis Grand Suites
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Captivating inside and out, Beachfront St. Regis Grand Suites overlook the Indian Ocean and legendary One Eye surf spot from an expansive outdoor terrace or balcony complete with a two-guest dining table and daybed. Meanwhile, a six-guest interior lounge with state-of-the-art technology, including complimentary Wi-Fi and an iPod connection panel, combines with elevated amenities in the oversized bathroom to paint a flawless island scene. (1,830 Square Feet / 170 Square Meters)
The St. Regis Villa
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Truly a resort within a resort, The St. Regis Villa exists beyond expectation as the largest and most exclusive accommodation on Mauritius. Its four bedrooms are complemented by such indulgent private facilities as a full kitchen, a dining room, two lounges, an office, a gym, and a steam room. Refined island living is effortlessly accommodated by several terraces and heated private pools, as well as direct access to pristine sands and waters. (1,787-6,459 Square Feet / 166-600 Square Meters)
JW Marriott Mauritius Resort - Hotel Restaurants
Artistic in every detail, the culinary offerings at JW Marriott Mauritius Resort transport guests around the world amid the resort’s stunning tropical surroundings and rich heritage.
At Le Manoir Dining Room the island’s history is placed at the forefront, both in décor and the gourmet French-Creole offerings. Simply India travels northeast to present a creative mix of spice and innovation from celebrity chef Atul Kochhar, while the reservations-only Inspiration provides a bespoke menu in the island’s smallest and most exclusive restaurant.
Steps from the beach, The Boathouse Grill & Bar serves fresh, locally-inspired lunch and dinner in an enchanting outdoor environment. Both the Floating Market and Atsuko specialize in modern Asian cuisine. No matter the meal, Bar 1904 offers pre- or post-dinner cocktails in a timeless, gracious ambiance that embraces the resort’s past and present.
In-Room Dining presents another option for an inviting private meal—either in guest rooms or on the beach—with tempting dishes from Le Manoir Dining Room and selections from the resort’s wine cellar available 24 hours a day (with a limited overnight menu). Additionally, guests may order custom picnic baskets for day trips.
Le Manoir Dining Room
Main dining venue located on the ground floor of the Manor house, overlooking the swimming pool, the beach and the Tea Garden. Cuisine: French-Mauritian.
Gastronomic venue located on the left side of the ground floor of the Manor house, overlooking the Tea Garden. Simply India is the interpretation of authentic Indian Cuisine by Atul Kochhar, two Michelin star Indian celebrity chef. Cuisine: Indian cuisine, authentic
The Boathouse Grill
The Boathouse Grill is located on the beach in front of Le Manoir Dining Room, an elegant beachside gourmet experience. Cuisine: Grilled food, seafood, fish, lobster and high quality meat.
Floating Market is a Pan Asian, South East Asian venue located in the Iridium Pavilion (Spa). Regional cuisines and products, Thai, Malay, Vietnam, Indonesian Singaporean ingredients with the pentagon of tastes. Cuisine: Pan Asia-South East Asia.
Atsuko is located in the Iridium Pavilion (Spa building). The name “Atsuko” is synonymous with feelings of calm, serenity and warmth. This unique restaurant present fresh and inspired Japanese cuisine. Cuisine: Japanese.
Inspiration is located in the Manor house,. A unique, inspirational restaurant and probably the smallest, most exclusive dining room in Mauritius. The guests will experience the finest food to a 3 star Michelin level using influences from the master chefs of the world. Cuisine: Gastronomic.
Located in the Manor house, overlooking the swimming pool. Rare and refined, The 1904 Bar brings us to the top of the JW Marriott legacy and the original construction of the Manor House. At night, full flavoured cocktails, decadent bar snacks and live entertainment set the scene as the lifeblood and social hub of the resort.
St Tropezian style bar infused with the energy of the island, located next to The Boathouse Grill on the beach. Light meal venue offering snacks , to create the ambience of a casual, uncomplicated service affair. Cuisine: Snacks and bento box
JW Marriott Mauritius Resort - Spa
Escape the stress of everyday life at Iridium Spa where you can chill out with facials, body scrubs, massages, manicures and pedicures, hydrotherapy, body wraps, body treatments and aromatherapy. The spa also has a sauna, a spa tub and couples treatment rooms.
Reservations are recommended for massages and spa treatments.
Please note that guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.
The resort has a Turkish bath/hammam.
JW Marriott Mauritius Resort - Sport & Leisure Activities
Embracing its flawless surroundings and underscoring an unrivalled commitment to uncompromising service, The St. Regis Mauritius Resort provides guests with a seemingly endless list of activities and amenities.
Find pampering and revitalization in the exquisite Iridium Spa, lounge by one of our outdoor pools, or keep up with your workout routine in our state-of-the-art 24-hour Fitness Club. The Watersports Club offers an exhilarating variety of activities at Le Morne Beach while The Kite Flyers Club, Drawing Room, and La Palme D’Or private cinema add to the all-ages offerings.
Should guests need to keep up with work, the original Manor House, nestled in the heart of the resort, presents a business centre—known as The Library—and conservatory. For anything else, our 24-hour Concierge and dedicated St. Regis Butler are always on call.
Extending our impeccable standards to the air you breathe…this St. Regis is smoke-free.
JW Marriott Mauritius Resort - Hotel Facilities
- Swimming Pool
- Table tennis
- A butler available as per your demands
- Room Service
- Hair and beauty salon
- Medical assistance available
JW Marriott Mauritius Resort - Location
What to Do in the Hotel's RegionGolf - West
Golf Unforgettable is the only word to describe around of golf on the course at Paradis Hotel. Set against the backdrop of majestic mountains, the fairways and greens curl along the shoreline of a spectacular bay. The claim that this is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Mauritius is a valid one.
Built within the resort's grounds, the 18-hole Par 72 golf course stretches along 5,924 meters between the iconic Morne mountain and the crystal-clear lagoon of the Morne peninsula.
Much of the creative design of the bunkers and fairways is attributable to international golf legend Tony Johnstone who has spent several years playing the course through its many evolutionary stages.
Carved into the rugged south-west savannah land coast of Mauritius, between mountain and sea, Tamarina Golf, Spa and Beach Club is the first residential golf estate on the island.
Tamarina Golf, Spa and Beach Club boasts 119 luxury villas, an 18-hole par 72 challenging Championship golf course designed by Rodney Wright, a Golf Academy, tennis courts and a clubhouse with a Pro Shop, a bar and a restaurant – Le Dix-Neuf.
Playing 6886 metres from the Professional tees, the course is laid out with standard four par 3’s and four par 5’s with remaining holes as par 4’s. Each hole offers five different teeing options, catering for all level of golfers: Professional, Championship, Club, Senior/Ladies Championship and Ladies tees. A fantastic 300-metre practice range is also provided with large putting greens and chipping and bunker facilities.
Due to the climate and the nature of the terrain, golfers are encouraged to use golf carts throughout the course. Over 6km of concrete golf cart paths have been designed for the comfort of the golfer and a halfway snack House is found between the 9th and 10th holes for refreshments.
This unique Estate is not only a haven of peace but also a golfer's dream with gentle breezes and the lowest average rainfall of the island!
Tamarina Golf is situated near Tamarin village, 25 km south of Port Louis and 45 km by car from the airport.Big Game Fishing - West Mauritius
Mauritius has acquired over the years a solid reputation in terms of Big Game Fishing. It has been practiced by locals for years and the country is now considered as one of the best world Big Game Fishing destinations.
Big Game fishing targets large fish famous for their sporting qualities. The different species that can be caught in Mauritian waters include:
- Blue Marlin
- Black Marlin
- Mako Sharks
- Tiger Sharks
- Yellow Fin Tuna
- Dog Tooth
Big Game Fishing activities are offered in half-day and full-day packages by different centres across the island, with boats ranging from 36 to 47 ft for 4 to 8 passengers. Some packages sail 200 km away on fishing banks.
Big Game Fishing is also interesting for those non-fishermen, as the landscape seen as the boat is sailing is amazing and some packages provide a ride around the offshore islets north of Mauritius.
Boats are fully equipped with fighting chairs, different rods, GPS, radio, radars, safety equipment, medical kits, fire extinguishers and toilets, among others. The packages usually include snacks and beverages. They are manned by qualified staff that will help those unfamiliar with fishing techniques.Kitesurf West
Mauritius, with its wide lagoons and South East Trade winds offers all the required ingredients for a thrilling kite surfing adventure. Mauritian waters offer opportunities both to beginners and experienced kite surfers; it is thus seeing more visitors choosing the destination for its kite surfing opportunities.
The country now counts 8 registered kite surf schools and rentals. As most water sports, these services are usually available within hotel premises, but are not limited exclusively to the hotel’s customers. Moreover, these schools main instructors have got the International Kiteboarding Organisation certification. These schools also offer kiteboard rental either per day or per week. The equipment is of international standards and regularly updated. Some schools also offer downwind and lagoon crossing trips for small groups interested in surfing around the island. However, they have to be booked well in advance for logistics reasons.
Even if experienced kite surfers are tempted to just go with the flow, it is advisable to have all necessary information, so as to know where the best spots are, what is the best time of the year and what are the precautions needed on specific spots.
Since water temperature will not go below 20°C, there is no unsuitable season for kite surfing. Even the winds make it possible to kite surf all year round. However, during the months of June to January, winds can get very strong.
Where on West Coast?
Le Morne: One Eye
Le Morne is very famous today, and everyone agrees that its One Eye spot is the best kite surfing spot in the country, and some would even argue that it is the best in the world! As a matter of fact, semi professional and professional kite surfers from the whole world come to live the One Eye experience. This site can be exposed to smooth, extreme or strong winds, waves and currents. Kite surfing there gives the opportunity of having amazing panoramic views over the turquoise lagoon of Le Morne, as well as the imposing Le Morne Brabant mountain, just next to the spot. The sailing area hosts various hotels that give all facilities for kite surfing experience.
Horse Riding West
The tides at One Eye are higher during summer, especially between December and April, and the depth of the water will depend on the waves. Le Morne spot however does have a few hazards that have to be avoided, namely some large rocks. They is however clearly visible through the water.
The drawback at Le Morne spot however is that it attracts a lot of kiters, especially at week-ends where there are swimmers as well. It can thus be very crowded. Moreover, it can be challenging for beginners due to strong currents that can take them by surprise within seconds and pull them outside the lagoon. It is thus advisable that beginners consider the 16 other spots around the island.
Horseback riding is definitely not new to Mauritians, nor Mauritius. The least one can say is that it is a sport deeply rooted in the traditions of the country. The fact that we find here the oldest racecourse in the southern hemisphere is proof enough of that. The passion of horse racing is shared by (almost) all Mauritians. And that, irrespective of their ethnicity or social class...
But horseback riding is not practiced only on the Champ de Mars racecourse. There are quite a few equestrian centers on the island. You can most definitely stroll down the wide (and white) sandy beaches of the island on horseback. With the lapping waves in the background, you can enjoy the sun and scenery as a bonus. During the day, the sportiest and most experienced can also take a dip in the sea with their horses! This is a unique experience that can only leave you with good memories. In the evening, enjoy the sunset as you stroll quietly, alone, with your partner or your family.
The beach is not your favorite playground ? Well, you can also enjoy horse riding in lush vegetation on beautiful domains at the heart of the island. Some even extend over 2,000 hectares. You can also find equestrian centers in various localities of the island.
If you are passionate about horseback riding and want to see Mauritius from another angle, go to the South West. There you can walk on white sandy beaches, but also ride horses at the foot of the renowned Morne Brabant, emblem of the island. Both horses and ponies are available which should make kids and adults happy. Going more inland you can also find more traditional equestrian centers, with imported horses from South Africa and former racehorses. You will also find a little something for you to relax or a nice restaurant to enjoy a traditional Mauritian meal…
Port Louis, capital and main port of Mauritius was founded in 1735 by French governor, Mahé de Labourdonnais. Its residential population of above 150,000 is an intense intermix of races and cultures. Being a vibrant spot, it receives many visitors during daytime - commuters, locals, businessmen and tourists. Shopping and a visit to the city museums can be a very interesting way to learn about the historical and cultural aspect of the island.
The Central Market
The ‘bazaar’ (or central market) is located near the harbour on Farquhar Street. It opens everyday from 6am. In the colourful and bustling central market everything can be found, from food to clothing. In summer, it is advisable to visit the market early, before the heat of the day.
The market is divided into the vegetable, fruit, meat and the craft sections. A variety of tropical fruits, local food and crafted objects are sold at affordable prices. Calling out to passing customers, the vendors offer almost unlimited products and services and if you have good bargaining skills, then you are in for a treat. There is also an area where local snacks and drinks such as dholl puri and alouda are sold. If your stomach is sensitive then it is recommended not to try them. As you stroll around you will encounter many shops selling an eclectic range of interesting items such as clothes, hats, bags, accessories, souvenirs and many other items.
Caudan, built on the old docks on the sea front, is one of the biggest shopping malls in Mauritius. It comprises of more than 170 shops, restaurants, a casino, cinemas and a 5-star business hotel. You will also find international brands, a collection of local souvenir shops and the Blue Penny Museum which hosts two of the rarest and most expensive stamps in the world.
Blue Penny Museum
The Blue Penny Museum hosts a selection of maps, photographs and engravings from different periods in history. It also has a gallery for temporary exhibitions and a souvenir boutique. The pride of the museum's collection lies in two of the world's rarest stamps: the red one-penny and blue two-pence 'Post Office' stamps.
The stamps were engraved and printed locally by Joseph Osmond Barnard. In September 1847, Mauritius was the first British colony and fifth country in the world to issue postage stamps. The stamps were incorrectly printed with the words 'Post Office' rather than 'Post Paid'. These stamps now rank among the most valuable in the world.
The Blue Penny Museum, which conveys the history of the island's exploration, settlement and colonial period, provides an enriching experience.
Chinatown is a small area within Port Louis made of mostly Chinese restaurants, Chinese shops and other small businesses. Its cramped shops sell practically everything. Many hawkers sell Chinese foods as well. The elders of Chinatown still wear traditional dress and speak with a strong Chinese accent.
La Place D’armes
At the entrance of Place D’Armes, the statue of the French governor, Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais, one of the founding fathers of Mauritius, dominates the view.
Theatre Of Port Louis
Built in the 19th Century, this timeless municipal theatre is one of the oldest in the Indian Ocean. It is decorated in a classic London theatre style and seats around 600 people.
Government House is one of the oldest and the most important building in Port Louis. The striking French colonial structures of this building were constructed in 1740 by Mahé de Labourdonnais. It was his official residence as governor.
Port Louis’ most imposing boulevard, Sookdeo Bissoondoyal, lined with royal palm trees leads up to Government House. Outside stands a typically solemn statue of the British Queen Victoria representative of Mauritian history. Some huge flame trees give shade to the entrance. Mauritius is one of the Commonwealth countries with the oldest democratic tradition.
Fort Adelaide, or La Citadelle, named after Queen Adelaide, is situated on a hill overlooking the city and the harbour. It is at 240 ft. above sea level. The fort was built by the British around 1835 for the strategic purpose of guarding the harbour against enemy attacks and fires that broke in the city.
The British are thought to have built this fort in fear of a civil war from remaining French settlers on the island. There is an underground tunnel that links it with the harbour. Out of the four forts built in Port Louis it is the only one to have not ended up in ruins. Its black stone walls conceal the interior renovation work in progress since the early 1990s. Fort Adelaide was a fitting symbol of British strength, but the great building slowly decayed over the following one and a half centuries. It is now being transformed into a site of recreation and tourism.
Champ De Mars
Founded in 1812, Champ de Mars is another interesting place to visit, especially during the horse racing season. Situated in Port Louis, it is the sole horse race-track on the island. It is the oldest race course in the Indian Ocean and the second oldest in the southern Hemisphere.
As the most popular sport in Mauritius, a high level of professionalism has been reached in the organization of races over the last decades, thus, boosting competition levels, and creating a unique electrifying atmosphere on each race day. This is a great tourist attraction as well. You can expect around 30 000 visitors per race.
The first race-meeting usually starts in mid-May and ends normally in late November, with an average of nine horses per race. On average, some 60 horses participate on each racing day. Since the early 1990's, the Totalising System has been introduced and various betting combinations are now available. The standard of horses in Mauritius may not be as high as in Europe or U.S but the atmosphere during a race-meeting is definitely as exciting as anywhere else in the world.
Museum Of Photography
The small Photography Museum is the labour of love of local photographer Tristan Bréville. He’s amassed a treasure trove of old cameras and prints, including several daguerreotypes (the forerunner of photographs) produced in Mauritius in 1840. The museum also contains a vast archive of historical photos of the island, only a tiny fraction of which are on display.
This fascinating museum has one of the island’s oldest display of cameras prints and photographs of colonial Mauritius. Exhibits include an impressive glass-plate camera from 1880 and some wonderful archived photos, copies of which can be bought as souvenirs. You can discover more than 1000 photo apparatus, ancient photos, albums, photo frames, and if you are lucky, a Daguerréotype. This museum full of memories is definitely a place not to be missed.
The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum, the oldest museum in Mauritius, is found at the centre of Port Louis. The Museum collection dates from early 1800. It contains unique, rare and even extinct specimens of the fauna of Mauritius and surrounding islets. The natural history museum is free for everyone. The only downside is that you need to have a very good memory as visitors are not allowed to take pictures. It does not have air conditioning, so it is advised to visit on a cool day. The most popular exhibition is that of the Dodo; its skeletons are on display. The museum is also a nice day out from the bustle of the capital; one can also learn about nature and marine life.
Casela World Of Adventures
Nestled majestically in the verdant Yemen Reserve in the Black River district, this glorious nature and animal park is a must see place in Mauritius. Spread over 250 hectares of rugged terrain, lush forest, scorched-earth safari and breath-taking gorges, the Casela Park hosts an eclectic range of indigenous and exotic species such as Java deer, wild boars, hares, macaque monkeys, big cats, rhinos, giraffes, camels, zebras, ostriches, mongoose and fruit bats, as well as ebony, pink pepper plants, and the list is just endless. Here, you will have the privilege to discover a whole new world of the mountain, nature and safari kingdom.
Besides, encountering the fascinating animal species, you have the choice to plunge in the world of adventures through various adrenaline-packed activities in the wild nature like engaging in Safari Quad Biking, photo-safari with the big cats and African mammals, canyoning, zip lining, Nepalese bridge, toboggan slide (adults and children) and 4D Cinema to discover the natural science and history of Mauritius.
The 19th century immigration depot is a UNESCO World Heritage site that has a historical and cultural value to the Indian Diaspora in Mauritius. The Aapravasi Ghat is a historic complex of buildings located on the seafront in Port-Louis. It consists of the partial remains of three stone buildings built on the spot of an earlier depot site. It has an entrance gateway, a hospital block, remnants of immigration sheds, and vestiges of the service quarters.
The complex represents the beginning of the Great Experiment initiated by the British Government, where nearly half a million Indians were housed between 1834 and 1920. They were the first “indentured” labourers, brought to Mauritius by the British Government to work on sugar plantations after the abolition of slavery.
The highlight of the site is the Beekrumsing Ramlallah Interpretation Centre, which hosts children activities. To get into the depth of the Mauritian historical and cultural legacy, a visit to the Aapravasi Ghat is recommended.