20 Degres Sud is an amazing boutique resort on the stunning Island of Mauritius. The island is well known as a Honeymoon location and most of the resorts are the big all inclusive ones. We took our time in Mauritius to visit also a completely different hotel 20 Degres Sud and we weren’t disappointed.
The review below is our independent opinion. We assess various components with a system of a maximum of 10 points. The total score is assessed in a maximum 5 star rating. In general we only post reviews when we can give at least a 3 star rating. If it is lower, we will not place a hotel anyway. We think that is a waste of time. The price per night that we use is always of the high season because we never travel during the rainy seasons and most people are tied to holiday periods anyway.
Review 20 Degres Sud (EUR 820 per night)
Website: 20 Degrés Sud Relais & Chateaux website
Bookings: Booking through Booking.com
Design & Style: 9/10
Hotel room: 9/10
Swimming pool: 9/10
Fitness & Wellness: 8/10
Housekeeping & Staff: 8/10
Value for money: 9/10
Instagramable & Uniqueness:
4 out of 5
Read on for a more detailed explanation.
About the location 8/10
Hotel 20 Degres Sud is located in Grand Baie in the north of the island Mauritius. Grand Baie is a popular location in Mauritius. The city center is 4 km away so walking to the center is a bit to far. The Hotel offers shuttle service to the center so that is a good solution. The hotel has it’s own private beach which is supernice. It’s not super big but it’s a boutique hotel so space enough for all the guests.
The Welcome 10/10
The welcome at 20 Degres Sud was amazing. We rented our own car and drove from the airport to the hotel after a long flight. The drive was around 1,5 hour and when we got there we were so tired. It was early in the morning when we arrived far before check in time. We got welcomed by the staff and immediately took our luggage and offered us refreshing towels and lovely drinks. The host told us that they wanted to give us a tour over the hotel but first they wanted us to rest. Exactly what we need after the long flight. Our room wasn’t ready but the offered us a different room to rest until the room was ready. The fact that they understand we were tired and just let us rest before going on a hotel tour was supernice. Also the whole staff was very friendly and we felt super welcome.
Design and style 9/10
Everything about this hotel is romantic and cosy. The resort is small but everything is well designed. There are enough places to relax and enjoy the vibes. The furniture is comfortable and luxury. In the middle of the resort you can find the pool. There are enough daybeds to chill and palmtrees to look at which is the best view on holiday if you ask us. The only thing what guests can find disturbing that there is not really a more private place to sit apart from your own room. We found this not a problem at all but still we want to mention it. In
The Villa 9/10
We have visited the following room.
Austral Suite 9/10
The suite is the most luxury room the hotel has to offer. We also had a rest in the standard Charme room when we arrived and this room was also very comfortable.
But we are reviewing the Austral Suite. The room is superbig about 80m2 and has a bed / living room, a stunning bathroom and a beautiful balcony with your own little pool.
The kingsize bed is super comfortable with high quality sheets and the best matress. There is a big tv and enough place to store your luggage. For the coffee lovers there is a Nepresso machine to make your own coffee.
The bathroom was amazing and we loved the amount of water who came down while showering. Good for girls with long hair 😉 easy to rinse the soap out.
Wifi & Electrical outlets: 10/10
The WIFI is perfect and super fast over the entire hotel. The upload speed to our Google Drive was really very fast. There were enough sockets to charge everything and also at the bedside table.
Swimming pools: 8/10
Apart from the small pool on the balcony the hotel has one big shared swimming pool. It is a beautiful and well-kept swimming pool located in the middle of the hotel. There are enough of sun beds and umbrellas. The water temperature was refreshing which we like in a pool so it’s proper cooldown.
Fitness & Wellness: 8/10
We honestly don’t know if there is a fitness room present. We have mainly focused on relaxation. The Wellness & Spa is very good. We had the most relaxing massage. The therapists were aware of what they were doing and we really enjoyed it.
Restaurant options & Breakfast 9/10
The breakfast is a buffet. There are several options and I’m sure everybody is well served with their options. They offer fresh juices and delicious pastries. We loved our daily breaky for sure.
For lunch and dinner we can honestly say that the food is delicious and there are many options. The restaurant is stunning and by daytime you will have the best blue seaview.
Dinner Cruise on the Authentic Ms. Lady Lisbeth
But the most amazing experience 20 Degres Sud is offering is al dinner cruise on their romantic boat Ms Lady Lisbeth. This was such a romantic experience. With maximum 8 people in total you can enjoy this boat dinner. You will start this romantic boat dinner cruise with a cocktail and snacks on the cosy deck. There are pillows on the deck with the most romantic lights which make it a stunning setting. The 3 course dinner is served in the boat and was super tasty and again very cosy. The whole experience is super amazing and we would definitely recommend to do this when you are at the hotel.
Housekeeping & Staff 9/10
The room service is very good. Everything is clean nothing is forgotten really.
The staff is very friendly and helpful.
Everything is very well maintained.
Mauritius is a very expensive destination for the most people will go there for a honeymoon. All the room rates come with breakfast and dinner. The price is fair for the service and facilities they hotel offers. I think the most amazing part of 20 Degres Sud is that it’s something different compared to all the big all inclusive resorts on the island. The experience is totally different. It’s more romantic and small and your a not one of all the guests which make it more personal. So if you are looking for a boutique resort in Mauritius you should def consider Hotel 20 Degres Sud.