Traditionally Mauritian in style and delightfully peaceful, this resort has an unbeatable setting.

With a backdrop of the famous Tamarin Bay, Rempart Mountain and with the iconic Le Morne beyond, you could hardly wish for a more idyllic setting. Just picture yourself in the pretty infinity pool, soaking in the relaxed atmosphere and one of the best views on the island. There’s a real sense of place and authenticity here, with thatched buildings inspired by traditional houses, friendly, yet unobtrusive service and a peaceful setting. Should you wish to tear yourself away from the pool or sandy beach, you can explore the Tamarin Bay lagoon by kayak or pedal boat (and possibly spot the resident dolphins out in the bay as you do); wander along one of the island’s most popular stretches of beach towards the resorts and village of Flic-en-Flac; or have a massage or an extended spa ritual at the Sands Spa.

There are three restaurants including the main buffet venue Tamarind Terrace, which is open for breakfast and dinner, and Pink PepperCorn, the beachside seafood restaurant. Spices is the resort’s Mediterranean venue where à la carte dinners are served. For a change of scenery, you can dine at any of the three restaurants at the neighbouring resort Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa with a half board credit (reservations are required and available on a request basis). Back at Sands you can enjoy the low-key atmosphere, beautifully-crafted cocktails and entertainment at Dolphin Bar. Guests can also choose in-suite dining between the hours of 8am and 11pm, beach and pool service between 8am and 6pm and romantic private dinners on the beach.

All of the suites overlook the well-tendered gardens towards the lagoon and the style is traditional with tropical colour accents. The Superior, Deluxe and Beachfront Suites are all similar in size and décor. Superior Suites are located on the first and second floors and the Deluxe Suites are on the ground floor and allow direct access to the resort’s gardens from the furnished terrace. As the name suggests, the ground, first and second-floor Beachfront Suites are set near the white-sand beach. The largest accommodation option is the Exclusive Suite which has two bedrooms and a spacious living/dining room and is perfect for families.

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Key information

On Wolmar Beach on the islands west coast, overlooking Tamarin Bay and just a short distance from the resort town of Flic en Flac

Airport transfer time: Approx. 50 minutes from the airport
Rooms: 91

Good to know

Minimum stay: 6 nights 27 Dec-02 Jan. Compulsory New Year’s Eve gala dinner, supplements apply.

Accommodation information

91 suites

Activities

• Hire a bike and cycle into Flic en Flac* • See the reef on a glass-bottom boat • Join a village walk in Tamarin • Enjoy a round of golf at the nearby Tamarina golf course*.

Dining

3 restaurants, bar

What's included

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Tamarind Terrace.

*Denotes local charge