We stayed a week at Nativ Lodge with half board (breakfast and dinner). My husband and I in one lodge and my 80 year old mother in another. The individual lodges are surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens with paths winding through it. The lodges have an interesting minimalist decor which we liked and comfortable beds and good air conditioning. No WIFI or TV in the rooms so we relaxed and read books instead which was great. The open plan bar/restaurant area was in a natural setting near the river with geckos and frogs around in the evenings. The decor made use of recycled materials which gave a rustic and creative feel to the place. We enjoyed all our meals and the staff were very attentive. The location is close to the airport and Blue Bay Marine Reserve and next door to the National History Museum. Nativ Lodge is in Mahebourg which is the real Mauritius, not a walled resort, so it's not for everyone, but we liked it. It is simple, relaxing and close to nature. You have to go down a back lane to get there but it's worth it.
Pros: Simple, rustic, close to nature, beautiful gardens, friendly people.
Cons: We would have liked a small fridge in the room.
Location: Near airport but no noise. Blue Bay coral reefs - good snorkelling. Biscuit factory (gluten free). National History Museum. Tea plantations not far.