A holiday on Mauritius has much more to offer than just beaches. Covered in lush vegetation and exotic flowers, Mauritius has dramatic mountains and a vibrant culture, mixed with some of the finest beaches and aquamarine lagoons in the Indian Ocean. The warm climate and the blue green sea gently lapping the sandy shores within the protective belt of the coral reef, create a tropical paradise.
Why we like Mauritius
If you are looking for a complete rest in idyllic surroundings and to be waited on hand and foot while staying in a luxurious hotel with delicious food then a holiday in Mauritius is for you. Aside from glorious sandy beaches, there are plentiful opportunities for day trips to stimulate the mind while the friendliness of the local population make every visit a lasting memory.
What to expect on your Mauritius holiday
Contrary to some expectations, Mauritius is not a lone island, but part of the Mascarene Islands in the southern Indian Ocean. Measuring some 30 x 40 miles with a central plateau that rises to a height of 700m, much of the island is covered in lush vegetation with exotic flowers, butterflies and birds. The 93 miles of sandy coast and lagoons are protected by the world’s third largest coral reef offering superb diving opportunities.
The diversity of the local population has resulted in a myriad of cultures and festivals which will appeal to those looking for days away from the beach. The wonderfully friendly local people stem from India, Madagascar, East Africa, China, France and England, producing a rich mix of cultures and lifestyles.
Mauritius offers some of the finest hotels in the Indian Ocean from which trips to the Botanical Gardens at Pamplemousse, the nature reserve of Domaine de Chasseur, and a sailing trip along the coast can be arranged. Mauritius is an idyllic honeymoon destination or a relaxing end to a holiday with family or friends in Southern Africa. With some of the finest beaches in the Indian Ocean and first class accommodation, a Mauritius is the perfect beach holiday destination.
Some ideas for a Mauritius holiday
- Enjoy a round of golf on one of the island's championship golf courses.
- For non-divers explore the coral reef by submarine.
- A day at the races at the oldest race course in the southern hemisphere.
- Visit the Botanical Gardens at Pamplemousse and the nature reserve of Domaine de Chasseur
- Do nothing and lie on a sun bed being served delicious drinks and canapés.
OUR mauritius expertise
Mauritius has a vast number of hotels to choose from and they vary considerably in style, size, price and luxury. It is our role to ensure we know the ones to choose and our Mauritius experts, Bridget and Illona, have visited most and can advise you accordingly. Discuss with them what you are looking for and allow them to design the perfect Mauritius beach holiday for you.