Whoever said life is about the journey, not the destination, probably didn't own a private tropical island retreat. Between the unobstructed views, a picturesque villa and the team of dedicated staff, you can pretty much live out your ultimate castaway fantasy on Île des Deux Cocos.

This beautiful jewelled pendant in a turquoise ocean lies just off the south east coast of Mauritius. Reserve this island resort in Mauritius for an overnight stay, visit for day trips, or host your own exclusive party or special event, including weddings and anniversaries.

To the south of this island resort in Mauritius, the dramatic ocean is an ever-changing spectacle of waves pounding against the coral reef. In contrast, to the north, tranquil, sandy white beaches border Blue Bay Marine Reserve, one of the most stunning spots for snorkelling in all of Mauritius.

The Villa, built in the 1920s by the British Governor of Mauritius, Sir Hesketh Bell, has been completely restored to its original glory. Highlights include a shaded Moroccan-style courtyard, a fragrant garden laden with bougainvillea, swimming pool and of course, your very own private speedboat.

Here a gentle sea breeze caresses, the ocean shines blue, and the only traffic is the procession of fish between coral. Welcome to a little piece of paradise afloat in the Indian Ocean.

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This private 252-square-metre villa on Île des Deux Cocos has been carefully restored to preserve its original character. It blends the best of British and Moorish architecture with a stunning Mauritian interior. There is no other building similar in all of Mauritius.

From the moment you enter the Moroccan-style courtyard with its shady palm trees and softly-splashing fountain, you'll need to take a deep breath. First you see a swimming pool framed by beautiful wooden decks. Then a villa with decadently furnished lounge and dining room, as well as two bedrooms with handsome sleigh beds. The master bedroom, complete with hot tub and en-suite bathroom, has a variety of scented products and natural healing oils to provide the perfect balm for your sun-kissed glow. You also have your own solarium, housekeeper, valet and chef.

The Villa is perfect for couples or a family with two children and can be booked exclusively, or visited on day excursions.


Even if you aren't staying on Île des Deux Cocos, you can savour its beauty on a day trip - a must do experience. Scenic private transfers can be arranged from any LUX* resort culminating in a short speed boat or glass-bottom shuttle boat ride across the turquoise waters.

A world away, you'll be greeted with a refreshing cold towel and welcome drink, before exploring this tranquil haven. Swim in crystal clear warm waters, snorkel amongst the corals and shoals of bright tropical fish flitting around the offshore marine park or, if you prefer, visit by glass-bottom boat. On shore there is also plenty to do. Laze on the beach or stroll along the small paths through native woodland.


Lunch is served either at tables in the open overlooking the ocean, or under the shade of a white marquee where you can sink into deep settees. Dine on delicious salads topped off with fresh herbs from the garden and grilled specialties from the buffet, while wine, beer and soft drinks flow freely. You know you're on holiday when an ice cream cart trundles past laden with freshly made tropical delights. The afternoon is yours and culminates in a tasting of homemade flavoured rum to conclude another perfect day.

Please do not hesitate to email us at iddc@iledesdeuxcocos.com to book your day trip on our private island.

Île des Deux Cocos will leave a lasting impression. Totally secluded and with outstanding personal service, the range of activities alone will make your team feel like royalty.

The experience begins from the moment you jet into the airport and are transferred to the island for a delicious breakfast, while your bags are whisked away to your LUX* hotel of choice. Team-building activities include beach volleyball competitions, underwater treasure hunts or circuits around the island, followed by time off to swim, snorkel, or to simply relax under the coconut palms on the beach.

The Villa is lit up like a sparkling gem as night falls and torches illuminate the pathways. Île des Deux Cocos is renowned for its themed evenings from Arabian nights, with a Moroccan riad with tents by the water's edge, to a night at the circus. The evening finale ends with a bang as spectacular fireworks light up the night sky. Île des Deux Cocos is one performance not to be missed.

Ile Des Deux Cocos has long been the best keep secret in Mauritius. This totally secluded private island boasts a one-of-a-kind Moroccan inspired villa, a picture-perfect beach and outstanding personal service for a wedding experience unique in all the world.   

Whilst you can customise your most important day exactly to your wishes, ceremonies are usually conducted on the beach. As the sun sets deep orange over the horizon, imagine approaching down an aisle strewn with fuchsia and bougainvillea petals to a bamboo arch with the Blue Bay Marine Park as an breathtaking backdrop.

As you toast your life together surrounded by those closest to you, a laid-back bare-foot reception will pamper your guests with chilled champagne, homemade rum cocktails and ice-cold Mauritian beers whilst they savour oysters and shrimp from an impromptu bar. Meanwhile, on an outdoor grill shaded by swaying palm trees, chef will whip up just caught lobster, giant prawns and marinated chicken accompanying by Creole sauces for a true island flavour. As day turns to night, a traditional Mauritian troupe will ensure your friends and family continue the celebrations long into the night.

Simply put, Ile Des Deux Cocos affords an opportunity to host a wedding with little or no comparison. Quite simply, there is nothing else like it.

Wedding Dream Packages

  • Scuba Diving

    Exploration dives for qualified divers (licensed) in the marine park (depth 5-10 meters) - Rs. 1,000 per guest.
    Discover Scuba Diving at Trou Mootoo (outside lagoon depending on sea conditions) - Rs. 2,500 per guest
    Exploration for qualified divers outside Lagoon (depth varying from 10-30meters) depending on the qualification of the diver - Rs. 1,500 per guest

    Scuba Diving activities will be carried out from 10.30am to 2pm. Subject to availability. Equipment will be provided. All safety measures will be applied by the SOP PADI 5 star resort Centre

  • Explore the Ship Wreck

    Snorkelling and glass bottom boats to the wreck outside the Blue Bay zone which is approxiamtely about 10-15 minute boat ride. The one hour trip includes swimming and snorkelling.
    Timing: 11.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 3pm

    Rs 400 per guest

  • Three Island Visit

    A speed boat trip can be customised to 1 or 2 hours depending on guest requirements. Visit the famous islands of Iles aux Phares, île de la Passe and île aux Aigrettes. The first two islands for sightseeing and pictures and watch îles aux Aigrettes from the boat itself.
    Boat capacity: 20 Pax (Minimum 4 pax per trip)

    Rs. 1,000 per pax

  • Small game fishing

    Carried out in the lagoon between blue lagoon hotels and the Iles Aux Aigrettes zone. Performed 2- 3 hours daily. One boat fitted with two fishing rods with soft drinks and mineral water available.
    Small game fishing will commence from 10.30am to 2.30pm, depending on request and availability.

    Rs. 2,000 per guest

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    Travel today

    Updated on 13/01/2022

    Travel can seem a little complicated at the moment. But really it just requires some extra planning. Be sure to check your country's regulations. Here's the status in our destinations:



    Great news! Mauritius is fully open! We compiled the most frequently asked questions below. We also invite you to consult the official Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority website for the latest updates and more detailed information: https://mauritiusnow.com

    La Reunion

    Local friends, please simply follow the national's protocol: social distancing, wear your mask when you move around the resort, sanitize your hands and follow the signs. Travellers from abroad will need to present a negative PCR test taken less than 72h prior to departure. They must also be fully vaccinated or present an overriding reason.


    Over in China, the doors to our resorts and retreats are open to domestic travellers only, as borders remain closed for now. A health QR code is required upon check-in. Local travellers from high and middle-risk areas should check in with their regional's regulations.


    The Maldives' one island=one resort has made it an alluring destination since day 1. You must present a negative PCR test taken less than 96h prior to the time of departure from the first embarkation point en route to the Maldives. This test applies to travellers of all ages, except infants 0-12 months. You must also fill out an online Traveller Health Declaration (https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/) within 24h of your departure to and from the Maldives. You must also fill out the Resort Health Declaration form sent by our reservations team and email it back to stay@luxmaldivesresort.com 48h prior to your arrival.

    For extra precaution, at LUX* South Ari Atoll, we require a PCR test on arrival at our seaplane lounge (free of charge) for travellers age 1 and upward, both vaccinated and unvaccinated. If you are coming from another resort, island or boat, you must present a negative PCR test taken within 24h of your arrival. You can coordinate the PCR testing with the property you were at before. If you are unvaccinated and traveling from another resort, island or boat, we encourage you to arrive before noon in order to receive the test results before 6pm, as you will be asked to stay in your villa until the negative PCR test results arrive. You can expect to receive the results within 6-12h. Vaccinated travelers - be sure to have your vaccination card on hand, as it will be requested at check-in.

    Arrivals from India, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Botswana, Eswatini and Zimbabwe: If you are not fully vaccinated, you will be required to stay in your villa until the negative PCR test results arrive. You can expect to receive the results within 6-12h. Vaccinated travelers - be sure to have your vaccination card on hand, as it will be requested at check-in.

    COVID-19 insurance: The Maldives offers a COVID-19 insurance which travellers can purchase prior to their arrival. It covers medical expenses, isolation and transportation costs.

    Package: https://myallied.mv/type/inbound-allied/new
    FAQs: https://allied.mv/insurance-plan/allied-inbound


  1. Mauritius is open I hear. What's the protocol?

    From the 1st of October 2021, vaccinated travellers can travel to Mauritius quarantine-free. They must simply show a negative PCR test taken at least 72 hours prior to embarkation. Upon check-in, an additional antigenic test is required, as well as on day 5. We are happy to cover both tests per traveler per stay (kids included!) Once the first antigenic test is cleared, you are free to wander the island as you please.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to stay in an official quarantine for 14 days. After 3 negative PCR tests, they are free to wander the island on day 14.

  2. I want to travel to Mauritius. Which of your resorts can I stay in?

    Vaccinated travellers and vaccinated locals can stay at LUX* Grand Gaube Resort & Villas, LUX* Le Morne Resort, LUX* Belle Mare Resort & Villas, SALT of Palmar, and Tamassa Bel Ombre. As from December, you can discover our new flagship, LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences.

  3. I'm fully vaccinated. Do I need a PCR test?

    Yes. You must present a negative PCR test taken at least 72h prior to boarding. If you are heading to a resort, you will only be required to take one antigenic test at the hotel upon arrival and one on day 5. We will happily cover the costs of these two tests. If you are not staying in a hotel/resort, you will be required to take a PCR test at the airport upon arrival.

  4. Which vaccines does Mauritius recognize?

    You must be fully vaccinated with any of the following: AstraZeneca Covidshield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria, Covaxin, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer, Sinopharm, Sputnik.

    For double vaccinations, the second dose must have been injected for at least 14 days. For single dose vaccines, 28 days before embarkation for Mauritius.

    Or you must present an official document attesting that you have had a COVID-19 infection and can justify a dose of vaccine injected after infection at least 14 days prior to boarding.

  5. What about the hotel staff? Are they vaccinated?

    All of our Team Members and their immediate families have been vaccinated. We also take daily temperature checks of all Team Members, as well as all precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  6. Do I have to wear a mask?

    A mask isn't required when you're at the pool, the beach, or seated at a restaurant or bar. However, you will need to wear a mask when you're going from one place to another.

  7. Can I travel with kids?

    Absolutely. Children under the age of 18 do not have to be vaccinated to enter Mauritius. However they will be required to present a negative PCR test taken 72h prior to embarkation (the PCR test can be performed in oro-phraryngeal up to the age of 6), one antigen test upon check-in at the resort, and one on day 5. We will happily cover the cost of these two antigen tests.

  8. How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

    After going through baggage claim, you can reach your hotel by organised transfer, taxi, rental car, or any other means of transportation. Just be sure to disinfect your hands, wear a mask and roll down the windows!

  9. My home country requires a PCR test before boarding my return flight.
    Will that be readily available?

    Yes. The test can be conducted at the resort and be collected by the private clinic at your expense. Just get in touch with us at Reception so we can schedule it for you.


    These are the measures we take in our resorts to keep you, our Team Members, and our communities safe.

    • All Team Members maintain protective measures
    • Physical distancing protocol using signage and markings throughout the properties
    • Hand-sanitising stations throughout the properties
    • Increased cleaning and disinfection cycles to ensure optimal hygiene standards
    • Daily temperature checks for everyone accessing the hotels at all entry/exit points
    • A trained Covid-19 Officer responsible for ensuring compliance with each property's new operational regulations and procedures
    • Doctor on call 24/7 and resident nurse available in all properties


    • Minibars will remain empty with a wide selection of items available upon request

    Public Areas and Facilities

    • Hand-sanitising stations throughout all public areas
    • Frequent sanitisation of high-touch points areas using fogging equipment, electrostatic sprayers and wipes
    • Regular sanitisation of high-touch areas (changing rooms, door handles, mirrors, hooks etc)

    Public Bathrooms

    • Non-contact single-use tissue dispenser

    Pool and Beach Facilities

    • Re-arrangement of sunbeds to comply with physical distancing requirements
    • Cleaning and sanitisation of sunbeds after each use with a "Cleaned and Sanitised" sign after sanitisation is completed
    • Frequent sanitisation of outdoor showers

    Restaurants & Bars

    • Menus are presented either via iPads which are sanitised after each use and/or QR codes so guests can access our menus on their own devices
    • Buffet area or live cooking stations shielded with glass protection screens
    • Table arrangements adjusted to allow for physical distancing in all restaurants and bars
    • Sanitisation of tables will be carried out after each guest. Outlets are sanitised after each service


    • Treatment rooms sanitised thoroughly between treatments
    • In changing rooms, clean towels are arranged in individual lockers. Lockers and showers are sanitised after every use
    • Seating and loungers are rearranged to enable physical distancing

    Fitness and Wellness

    • Advance booking for selected time slots required
    • Thorough cleaning and sanitisation of all gym equipment in between time blocks
    • Private fitness and wellness sessions indoors will be replaced by outdoor wellness classes(maximum 6 persons per class)


    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for Mauritius and Reunion

    Cancellation Policy

    No penalty until 7 days prior to arrival, with a full refund of prepaid amounts.

    Exception: No penalty until 14 days prior to arrival for the stay period 23.12.21 - 06.01.22, with prepaid amounts fully refunded.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    Should a guest not wish to cancel the booking, the guest is welcome to postpone their stay up to 7 days prior to arrival for stay dates until 31 October 2023. Exception: Until 14 days prior to arrival for the stay period 23.12.21 - 06.01.22

    The then applicable pricing and conditions, combinable with any active offers at the time of rebooking, will apply for the new stay dates.

    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for the Maldives

    Cancellation Policy

    All reservations for arrivals until 31 October 2021 will not be subject to any cancellation charges until 7 days prior to arrival and any prepared amounts will be fully refunded.

    For all reservations for arrivals from 1 November 2021, cancellations up to 40 days prior to arrival will be free of charge and deposits fully refunded.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    For postponed stays with original arrival dates between now and 31 October 2021, no rebooking charges will apply, and the new stay dates will be confirmed at the same originally booked rate for new stay dates up to and inclusive of 22 December 2021.

    For new stay dates from 23 December 2021 onwards, these stays will be confirmed at the rate applicable and combined with any offers and promotions in force at the time of reconfirmation of the new stay dates.

    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for China

    Cancellation Policy

    No penalty until 7 days prior to arrival, with a full refund of prepaid amounts.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    Should a guest not wish to cancel the booking, the guest is welcome to postpone their stay up to 7 days prior to arrival for stay dates until 31 October 2023.

    The then applicable pricing and conditions, combinable with any active offers at the time of rebooking, will apply for the new stay dates.

    All of the above may be subject to change.