Sparkly waters, blue skies, and white sandy beaches paint the picture of perfect paradise. Take in the jutting green peaks, imagine relaxing, sun-filled days, and a refreshing cocktail, and you can start to envisage the tranquillity of this magical island.  

Overlooking the crystal clear waters of Tamarin Bay, the newly re-designed Sands Suites Resort & Spa offers affordable accommodation which is elegant and luxurious.  There are 91 suites in total.

Packages are priced from £1,265.  There is so much to explore on this picture-perfect island with mountains, waterfalls, lush forests and traditional cuisine to delight visitors. Guests of Sands will be able to experience zip wire trips to the rain forests and waterfalls, walking with lions in the safari park, quad biking through the banana, tea and sugar plantations, rock-climbing and horseback riding.

The fifth generation privately owned resort offers guests the chance to explore the diverse culinary culture on the island. Blending Creole, Chinese, European and Indian influences, there is a choice between Tamarind Terrace, Spices and PinkPepperCorn restaurants.

This can be combined with fine dining at the elegant 5-star sister hotel, Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, indulging in haute cuisine at the Indian inspired Cilantro restaurant, lavish Eastern Teppanyaki and freshly caught fish and seafood at the Coast2Coast restaurant.

Guests are encouraged to discover more than the confines of the resort, and resort staff will offer insider tips on the islands best Creole restaurants to get a taste of Mauritius, adding to the true authentic experience.

C by Caribtours (027751 9155) ; ( offers 7-nights from £1,265 per person, based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Suite on a half-board basis, including return flights, private transfers and use of a UK airport lounge.

Mauritius is a truly stunning holiday destination.

For more information, please contact Sands Resort & Spa:

Telephone: + (230) 403 1200