A tropical island in the southern Indian Ocean, Mauritius boasts white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and a plethora of luxurious hotels.
Nestled in a former sugar estate on the south west side of the island is the Heritage Le Telfair hotel, a beautiful colonial-themed resort comprising an award-winning golf course, a nature reserve, a clutch of top-notch restaurants and a chic beach club – all with the backdrop of pristine white sand and cobalt-blue sea.
Mauritius is a blend of French, Indian, Creole and Chinese people, and the food served in the hotel's six restaurants expertly reflects the multicultural aspect of the island.
The stunning sandy beach an appealing way to spend time during your stay, but more active holiday makers can try out the spectacular golf club that offers beautiful paranomic views from each hole.
A full range of watersports is also available, as well as tennis courts and a fully-equipped gym.
Guests can stay half-board, or choose the Gourmet Bliss package, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as beach and poolside service, room service and a fully-stocked minibar. The hotel will even provide a picnic hamper for lunch if you decide to go on one of the many excursions offered around the island.
Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort (www.heritageletelfair.mu). A deluxe room costs from £168 per night on a B&B basis.