20 Degrés Sud
North Coast, Mauritius
based on 7 nights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a Charm Room on a half board basis, including private road transfers.
At a Glance
A fantastic boutique hotel – the first boutique hotel on the island.
Nearby restaurants and bars offer the opportunity to venture out of the resort for an evening out.
Enjoy sumptuous treatments at the Secret Spa, the perfect place to switch off and reset.
Dine aboard the island’s oldest motor boat, Lady Lisbeth, whilst enjoying a cruise around the bay.
Best time to Visit
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Mauritius enjoys a typically tropical climate with year-round heat, although the southeast trade winds help it never to feel too muggy. The summer months are from December to April, when it can nevertheless be extremely humid, and the winter, such as it is, runs from May to November, and is cooler and drier.
The best months to visit Mauritius are May to early December. January and February, the peak cyclone months, are best avoided by water-sports enthusiasts and divers. Cyclones rarely hit Mauritius (although Rodrigues has suffered far more regularly than the mainland) but cyclones way out at sea can bring days of squally rain.
Coastal temperatures range between 25°C and 33°C in summer and between 18°C and 24°C in winter. On the plateau it will be some 5°C cooler. The highlands are also the wettest part of the island – it can rain here at any time of year, and even when it’s not raining the area can be cloaked in low-lying cloud. When the winds are at their strongest in July and August it can be blustery on the east coast, though the breeze brings welcome relief in summer.
Apart from the Christmas-New Year peak, Mauritius doesn’t really have high and low seasons. The situation is more dependent on outside factors (such as the French school vacations, which cause a big increase in demand and prices in August).
To start planning your vacation to 20 Degrés Sud
20 Degrés Sud is an intimate boutique Relais & Chateaux hotel located near Grand Baie on the north west coast of Mauritius. Small and elegant, 20 Degrés Sud offers guests a warm and personal service within a haven of refinement and style.
20 Degrés Sud is described as one of the best kept secrets in Mauritius. On Pointe Malartic, in a lovely setting between Grand Baie and Pointe aux Canonniers, the hotel stands on a gorgeous turquoise lagoon in the Grand Baie, facing the islands to the north - Le Coin de Mire, Ile Ronde and Ile Plate.
Hidden behind an oak carriage entrance door, it combines excellence and luxury within an intimate, privately run establishment.
Within 20 Degrés Sud, each of the 36 rooms and suites look onto the pretty coconut grove facing the sea and have been individually designed by Belgian interior designer, Flamant. The rooms have been decorated using specially selected furnishings and antiques, creating a personal 'home from home' atmosphere with a distinct French elegance flair. The four Austral Suites are equipped with a private plunge pool, and for ultimate luxury, the ground floor suites have a large Jacuzzi each. These suites have terraces less than two meters from the water and the breathtaking views of the blue sea create an exceptional setting.
The restaurant at 20 Degrés Sud principally serves the finest in Mauritian local produce. The kitchen is directed by the talented Mauritian chef, Sanjeev Purahoo, who will prepare fresh fish dishes or, if you prefer, a six-course lobster menu on request. A fabulously romantic evening can be spent on the hotel's beautifully restored salon boat, 'M/S Lady Lisbeth' dining whilst cruising around the beautiful bay.
Activities at 20 Degrés Sud include a variety of watersports, boat excursions as well as big game fishing, which can be arranged nearby. Relax in the library with a choice of over 2000 books and selection of board games, or enjoy a game of billiards. Alternatively, guests can sit back and relax in the hotel's own mini spa, with treatments ranging from a hot stone massage to a mother of pearl body scrub.
All the rooms are air-conditioned and have a beautiful terrace which looks onto the attractive coconut grove bordering the sea. The rooms are tastefully furnished in a vintage chic design and equipped with queen-size bed, safe, plasma, flat screen television, telephone, a mini bar and tea/coffee-making facilities. Each bathroom is equipped with an old style bath, a separate shower and two wash basins built into a beautiful wooden surround. The suites additionally have either an outdoor hot tub or a small private swimming pool.
Although more modest in size at 25m², the charm rooms overlook the beautiful coconut grove that opens onto the sea. Each room is different, full of charm and furnished by Belgian interior decorator Flamant Home Interiors. 8 Charm Rooms come with an outdoor shower.
The Beachfront Rooms offer 35 - 50m² of space and enjoy a waterfront location with a view across to Grand Baie. 7 of the 10 rooms offer an additional outdoor shower.
The 50m² Suites are located just 20 meters from the water and each has an outdoor Jacuzzi.
The Austral Suites are all different, each offering 80 - 100m² of space. Those on the ground floor have a small private plunge pool and those located on the first floor have a Jacuzzi.
In order to preserve the seclusion and tranquillity of this hotel, children under the age of 12 years are not permitted to stay at 20 Degrés Sud.
20 Degrés Sud offers excellent dining facilities from the restaurant in the hotel to the unique dining experience on the Lady Lisbeth. There are two small freshwater swimming pools, one of which is heated to 26°. Guests can also use the spa, where the expert team of therapists welcome you daily from 10am to 8pm with 3 treatment rooms, a beautiful hammam and whirlpool bath. Facilities also include a library, board games, billiard table and unlimited WiFi. For more active guests there is bicycle hire and boathouse that provides watersports equipment.
Guests at 20 Degrés Sud can play golf in the majority of Mauritius's clubs, the nearest being the Mont Choisy golf course located 10 minutes from the hotel who will be happy to organize transport to and from the course.
20 Degrés Sud offers a wide variety of complimentary watersports activities that range from windsurfing, hobie cat and laser sailing, snorkeling, sea kayaks, glass-bottom boats and boat transfers to Grand Baie (four trips a day). The hotel can arrange scuba diving, waterskiing, private boat excursions, parasailing, kite surfing, big game fishing and tennis, at an additional cost.
Kirsty Harper (Staff)
This is a beautiful boutique property and something really different to the other properties on the island, with its array of unique rooms and suites this is perfect for a few days of relaxing. I would recommend one of the Austral Suites with either your own pool or Jacuzzi.
Claire Walker (Staff)
A picturesque small boutique hotel in a wonderful setting and within walking distance to Grand Baie. The hotel is small so would highly recommend a couple of nights of relaxation there followed by a larger resort.
Jack Mace (Staff)
20 Degrs Sud is property is like no other on the Island. As soon as you enter the grand, wooden doors you are transported into a tranquil paradise where you feel far removed from the hustle & bustle of the nearby town. Being one of the smallest resorts of the island there is an intimate feel without feeling as though you are on top of each other. The rooms are perfectly designed and homely, the new bar is a great place to make new friends and the beach, although small, is a great place to relax. It's the charm & the small touches of the hotel which will make you hope the wooden doors never open again to let you out!
Ana Albiol (Staff)
A truly unique little treasure, hidden away behind huge wooden doors and surrounded by bougainvillea. Overlooking Grand Baie, 20 Degrs Sud has a charm that is unique and has to be experienced. No room is the same and these range from Cosy to the spacious Austral suites with private plunge pools. Small, intimate and with a waterfront setting and views across Grand Baie, there are 2 quiet pools to relax by and a small choice of watersports offered from the water front. The restaurant is famous locally and guests are given priority to eat there in the evenings but you will always be ensured of a great atmosphere. Lots of nooks to hide away with a book or enjoy a game of billiards in the library. I recommend the upstairs Austral Suite with Jacuzzi for the most space and privacy and the perfect setting for a romantic stay.
Victoria Douglas (Staff)
The property epitomizes exactly what I believe a boutique hotel should be all about. An intimate setting, unique rooms in a gorgeous shabby chic mish mash with French elegance.
The service here is so personal and due to the way the resort is set you will be sure to make friends with fellow guests. I'd highly recommend taking some of the trips the hotel can arrange to the quiet islands for gourmet picnics and also do a dive from the PADI center here. This is not a place for those who like all mod cons and contemporary rooms but for those seeking calming interiors, excellent food and something a little different.
Louisa Currey (Staff)
20 Degrs South is a boutique hotel with a difference; the cosy hideaway offers just 36 rooms all of which are elegant and slightly unique. The variations may be in room layout, view, size or whether they have a Jacuzzi or plunge pool. Although small there is everything you need; the spa is surprisingly large with a nooks and cranny set up. The beach is small but perfect to sunbathe by and you can also relax by the pool.
Its fantastic location means it is close to Grand Baie which you can reach by complimentary bike hire or go by water on the complimentary boat shuttle. For those looking for a truly unique experience go for a day cruise on a 44ft catamaran across to the hotels private Robinson Crusoe style Island.
Alice Moseley (Staff)
This is the only Relais and Chateaux hotel on the island and a lovely little hideaway with only 36 rooms. You immediately feel at home here with a wonderful lounge to enjoy, reading books, playing a board game or a pool to lie by. The hotel only has a small beach but it is part of the charm of the property. There are many experiences to enjoy, whether it is a dinner on MS Lady Lisbeth or enjoying a trip over to Governor's Colonial House for lunch, which has a true Robinson Crusoe feel to it. The hotel has a private beach over there so it is a wonderful day trip.
Rose Gemmell (Staff)
20 Degrs Sud is hidden away down a quiet road behind a huge wooden door and is a tranquil escape from many of the larger resorts on the island. It is also the only Relais and Chateaux hotel on the island.
The hotel is beautifully decorated with small touches everywhere to make you feel at home. The rooms are all very comfortable and some of them overlook Grand Baie while others are tucked away in the hotel gardens. The beach is relatively small but perfect for sunbathing or you can take the daily shuttle to a nearby beach or to one of the snorkeling sites nearby.
20 Degrs Sud is perfect for a post safari trip or honeymooners who want something a bit different from the usual resorts.
Sarah Jane Tichacek (Staff)
I really loved this hotel. Located conveniently just a few kilometers from Grand Baie, it is really easy to get out and about. With only 35 rooms and suites, there is a real intimacy to the property. Throughout, the hotel feels very nautical, a little like a boat! The rooms are cosy, and exquisitely furnished. This isn't the spot for die hard beach lovers, with only a small beach, but perfect if you like to get out and about, and there is the opportunity to relax on the small beach or around the pool for those times when you just want a little down time.
Mrs Laura Atterwill (Guest)
Amazing hotel, friendly staff and wonderful food. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt very relaxed and at home. The room was beautiful and clean and we were sad to leave.
Juliet Morris (Staff)
I really liked this hotel. It is the only boutique hotel that we feature in Mauritius and is a great place for couples and honeymooners. It is situated in the heart of a very quiet residential area, at the end of a coastal road about 3km from the bustling tourist town of Grand Baie. When you arrive at the property it is hidden away behind large wooden manor doors giving you the feeling that you are entering someone's home. This hotel is owned and run by a Belgian couple who will really make you feel welcome. It is charming and intimate. Every room is unique and they have been beautifully decorated with Belgian-style antique furniture. The beach area is small but private and complimentary water sports are available as well as some off-site activities. The hotel is located in a large bay sheltered from the waves, but with a continual breeze making it a perfect spot for windsurfing and sailing. Children under 12 are not accepted at this hotel and I wouldn't recommend it for children - it definitely has a more adult feel to it. 20 Degrs Sud is in a great location for exploring Mauritius. Close to Grand Baie and not too far from Port Louis (30 mins). The Grapefruit garden/Pamplemousse and the Sugar Museum are located nearby (15 mins by car) and the huge Mont Croisy beach is about 5 minutes away.
Browsing the Market in Quatre-Bornes
Take a trip to the town of Quatre-Bornes, located near the west coast of Mauritius, and engage in bartering at the Quatre-Bornes market. This market town is abundant with local and traditional crafts, offering an experience that not to be missed.
Deep Sea Fishing off Mauritius
Deep sea fishing is a year-round activity off the coast of Mauritius, although the peak season for marlin runs from October to April. Besides this most famous sport fish, anglers also catch tuna, wahoo, sailfish, bonito and shark.
Diving in Mauritius
Located in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius provides warm, clear waters, making both snorkeling and scuba diving very popular. From family diving, to reef or wreck diving, it is possible to dive here at all levels of experience.
Enjoy the Nightlife in Grand Baie
Venture to the northern town of Grand Baie in Mauritius, to taste local rums and relax in its comfortable bars. Grand Baie offers lots of intimate bars and restaurants and is an interesting alternative to the capital, Port Louis.
Golfing in Mauritius
Golfing in Mauritius is popular, with seven luxury golf courses. Mauritius guarantees a five star golfing experience whether you choose the challenging course at Ile Aux Cerfs or perfect your technique at The Links course at Constance Belle Mare Plage.
Helicopter Tours of Mauritius
Discover the breathtaking scenery of Mauritius from the air as you take to the skies with a helicopter sightseeing tour. Enjoy the exhilarating ride and take in the incredible views in this unforgettable experience.
Island Escape to Ile Aux Cerfs
Embark on a peaceful sailing to Ile Aux Cerfs and revive your senses whilst taking in the glorious sun and appreciating the beautiful surroundings of the tropical forests.
Lady Lisbeth Floating Restaurant
Experience something different during your stay in Mauritius, the Lady Lisbeth floating restaurant. Enjoy a candlelit dinner cruise around the Grand Baie Harbour aboard the restored and refurbished vintage boat.
Mauritius Exotic Insights
Discover the local sights and sounds of Mauritius on this scenic tour to some of the island's most interesting and breathtaking attractions, combining nature and gastronomy for an unforgettable day out.
Natural Wonders of Chamarel
The unique mountainous scenery in Chamarel, southern Mauritius, offers something totally different to the white sands and blue waters that Mauritius is well-known for.
Witness a breathtaking bird's eye view of the turquoise lagoons and rugged sandy beaches of Mauritius with an exciting parasailing adventure across the water.
Port Louis Food Market
Located in the northern part of Mauritius, the capital Port Louis contains an extensive, bustling open-air food market. Spend an hour or two strolling through the busy market and experience this lively food shopping experience.
Swimming with Dolphins in Mauritius
Being able to swim with dolphins and get up close to these magnificent creatures is a big bucket list experience.
Tour of the Rhumerie de Chamarel
Enjoy a visit to the Rhumerie de Chamarel for a tour of the rum distillery either in a group or privately, followed by lunch at the popular restaurant, L'Alchemiste.
Ultralight Flight in Mauritius
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Mauritius with a bird's eye view over the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and white beaches in an ultra light aircraft in the safe hands of your own pilot.
The lagoons of Mauritius are home to some of the most beautiful fish, fauna and coral that the Indian Ocean has to offer. Experience the thrill of walking amongst them in your own glass helmet whilst accompanied by a local guide.
Visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens
The collection of tropical plants in the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens is situated in northern Mauritius. A perfect way to spend the afternoon, wander through stunning exotic scenery, and witness the beautiful giant water lilies.
Wild South of Mauritius
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Location & directions
North Coast, Mauritius
20 Degrés Sud is on the north coast of Mauritius, between Grand Baie and Pointe aux Canonniers. The north coast of Mauritius has an abundance of sheltered beaches, making it an ideal tourist and watersports destination. The Northern part of Mauritius can be accessed by car and is 60km from the airport. The northern coast of Mauritius is just 5km to the lively town of Grand Baie. Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean, off the southeast coast of Africa and 900km east of Madagascar.
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