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Travel challenge: Mauritius

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a beach stay in Mauritius in early March. Prices are per person, based on two travelling together.

British Airways Holidays

£1,352: Coin de Mire Hotel, north coast

Includes British Airways non-stop flights departing Heathrow on 11 March and 12 nights' half board accommodation at the two-star resort. "This hotel is relaxed, cosy and offers excellent value for money. It's located on the north coast within walking distance of Cap Malheureux, a charming fishing village, and a short taxi ride from some of the island's best shopping and night-life, says Tracy Long at BA Holidays (0844 493 0758; ba.com/mauritius).

W&O Travel Tropical Locations

£3,159: One&Only Le Saint Géran, east coast

Includes Air Mauritius non-stop flights departing Heathrow on 12 March, transfers and 10 nights' half board accommodation at the five-star resort. "This grande dame of Mauritius is still considered by many discerning travellers as the place to stay on the island. Guests can enjoy the splendid beachfront, be pampered in the Givenchy Spa, play golf on the hotel's nine-hole course or try the many complimentary water sports on offer. This offer includes complimentary daily dinner in La Terrasse," says Jayne Price of W&O Travel Tropical Locations (0845 277 3310; wandotravel.com).

Thomson Worldwide

£1,399: Sugar Beach Resort, west coast

Includes Emirates flights from Gatwick with a change of plane in Dubai, departing Gatwick on 13 March, transfers and 10 nights' half board accommodation at the five-star resort. "This is an exceptional value holiday at a beautiful beachfront resort. As well as the hotel's own first-class amenities, including kids clubs and a Shiatsu spa, guests can use the facilities and restaurants at the sister resort, the charmingly Mauritian La Pirogue," says Juliet Darlington of Thomson Tailormade (0871 664 0273; thomsontailormade.com).