Very Good 1878 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Kenzo’s flamboyant touch is everywhere
  • 24-hour So Special butler service is included for Beach Suite and Beach Villas and for a supplement in Lushury rooms
  • Lushury rooms are large and start from 646 square feet
  • Show your wedding certificate at check-in and receive these honeymoon extras per couple: a VIP welcome, a SO Spa treatment each, dinner on the beach with a sabrage ritual and a SO gift designed by Kenzo Takada

What To Know

  • Book excursions well in advance
  • Evening entertainment can be on the quiet side but the resort puts on special events and hosts DJs from time to time
  • WiFi is free


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Eco friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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A luxury modern resort with impressive fashion credentials on Mauritius’s untamed south coast.

The Look

Zany: Designed by Thai architect Lek Bunnag and Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada, the 34-acre resort is home to a floating spa, a moated space age restaurant and a knife-shaped swimming pool with views of the booming surf from the tip.

Bed and Bath

Lime-colored leather beds, shiny limestone surfaces and tropical accents set the tone in the spacious guestrooms. All feature private gardens leading down to the white sand beach, and they’re teeming with technology: Press a privacy button and a screen descends from the ceiling, dividing the bed and bath areas. The bathrooms are stocked with Kenzo products and feature indoor and outdoor waterfall showers, and beyond the patio doors, sunken tubs fringed by exotic greenery beg to be lounged in for hours.


Asian-inspired restaurant Flamboyant is perched on a moat and glows with floor-to-ceiling blue lamps; overlooking the pool, it serves French/Mauritian fare (curried ruby snapper, croaker fish). Beachfront La Plage is a good spot for lunch (seared gambas, catch of the day). There’s also a gym, tennis courts and a kids club on-site. Thémaé products are used in the hillside So Spa, a small but perfectly designed space where the signature treatment is acupuncture using gold needles.

How to Get There

SO Sofitel Mauritius
Royal Road
Bel Ombre, 61008 Mauritius


4.5 Very Good 1878 Reviews
Okay but not a 5 star worthy!
Reviewed 11 hours ago

I stayed at So Sofitel for 5 weeks while i was working. It’s really expensive if you compare the price to the amount of patience you need to bring. When you are waiting for your drinks, for a person to help you renting a car or so it takes forever. African time i guess. Most of the staff is really nice - but it was clearly to me how the bosses and managers are treating their staff in a though way Which i didn’t like. Also we experienced to get relegated from the beach at the hotel restaurant La Plage one day because they thought we was not guests of the Hotel. It was a mistake - but try to ask before yelling....! It is importan for me to mention that my collegue experienced to have a rat falling down from the roof while eating in the buffet. Also be prepared to see a mouse or two.
I do want to send my best recommendations for Some of the staff (i don’t remember the name of them all): the waiters Brenda and Sindy - they are doing a really good job and i like their way. I truly love the cleaning lady Noora, she is the best. She is a good honest smiling person and i enjoyed to talk ti her every day.

Nice stay
Reviewed 1 day ago

The hotel is really nice in the middle of nowhere (if you like to be in a secluded region).

The staff is really nice and always available to help.
We had 2 days of rainy weather, but the staff tried to cheer us up by offering different kind of activities.

A big thank you to AJ who contributed in making our stay memorable.

We will be back next year.p

What a view!!!
Reviewed 3 days ago

My first time in the South of the Island was so mesmerizingly amazing. The staffs are very attentive to your requests. The breakfast buffet was varied. The room clean and very serene. Definitely would like to come back.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful stay. Great food and nice room. Hidden getaway in the south of Mauritius. Will definitely come back and surely recommend. The staffs were very helpful, spa cozy and services provided flawless.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to enjoy intimacy. #Nature lovers would really like the flora surrounding hotel. Great Reservation team Deeya and Teeshta, hats off.Warm welcoming at the hotel with a cocktail signature at the bar.