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Easily the pick of the resorts in Mauritius, the aristocratic Royal Palm Beachcomber has a lot going for it. First there is the location of the hotel, of course, on the sunny, northwest coast of the island where the sand is a flawless ivory color, and lingering lunches by the beach or the beachfront infinity pool is the definition of travel dreams. A stay here is a voyage in itself, in a place where old-world luxury meets exotic refinement. Just wait until you get to your room (or suite if you will), with their neutral backdrop and eye-catching views of the emerald ocean just beyond. In the Presidential Suite with a large terrace opening on the sea, Anne Hathaway shot scenes for the neo-noir thriller Serenity, and before her, the room enticed many, from celebrities to former presidents like Jacques Chirac and Nelson Mandela. For more pampering, the Royal Suite, with its gazebo and private pool, comes with our highest recommendation...not that the hotel is short of places where you can take a dip. There are three pools here, and the spa set in a serene pavilion has a cascading one of its own, alongside a sun deck and Reiki master. At the Royal Palm Beachcomber, everything shouts island vibes, from the thatched architecture of its whitewashed buildings to the exclusive experiences woven around its address on the edge of the Indian Ocean...and there is nothing quite like it.