Located on the north-west coast of this classic honeymoon island, The Grand Mauritian sits on the rock-fringed white sand beach of Turtle Bay.
There are 193 rooms and suites, with traditional-style thatched-roof timber villas dotted through the 25 acres of exotic vegetations. Most luxurious of all is the Grand Mauritian Spa Suite, which comes with butler service and has a spacious terrace with spectacular sea views - the perfect spot to watch the technicoloured sunsets, as you enjoy your complimentary bottle of champagne.
Lounge on the beach in a hammock or huge double daybed and get lost in a book, or get active on one of the nearby golf courses. Of course, on an island, not all the fun is on land and there's a dizzying array of watersports on offer. Just make sure you're not too tired to enjoy dinner in the fine-dining Italian restaurant Brezza.
Wow factor: A choice of two pools, both in spectacular settings.
Flight time: From 12 hours.