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Mauritius Holidays

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All inclusive holidays to Mauritius

Our Mauritius holidays are one of the worlds’ most sought after holiday destinations and lies in the very heart of the Indian Ocean.

The dramatic mountain landscape, breath-taking white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and a beautiful collection of natural waterfalls, ensures a truly tropical Mauritian escape.

Choose from an exceptional range of world-class luxury hotels ideal for couples and honeymooners, as well as a choice of family-friendly resorts.

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Top 5 Things to do

Port Louis – Port Louis is the largest city and capital of the Island nation of Mauritius and should be top of your list. Visit the central market and bazaar, where you can find exotic products such as spices, crafts and souvenirs to bring home.
Blue Bay Marine Park – With over 50 different species of coral and excellent snorkelling or diving. Blue Bay Marine Park is one of the islands most popular attractions and is close to the airport and many of the island’s resorts.
Relax on stunning beaches – Mauritius is home to some of the world’s finest beaches, so why not relax and enjoy some cocktails or local rum?
Black River Gorges National Park – Black River Gorges National Park is set in the hilly south-western park of Mauritius. You will find magnificent landscapes and rare bird and plant species.
Deep Sea Fishing – The waters off the coast of Mauritius are home to some of the largest species of fish in the world. Most resorts have their own fishing boats for hire to experience this for yourself!

Location

Detailed Overview

Mark Twain is quoted as having said that 'Mauritius was made first, then heaven was copied from it', and anyone who has experienced the island would no doubt agree with him.

It is easy to run out of adjectives when attempting to describe the natural beauty of the small tropical Indian Ocean island paradise of Mauritius. The volcanic island, covered with lush forest, streams and waterfalls, and fringed with palms, dazzling white sands and teeming coral reefs, lies east of Madagascar just south of the Equator. Mauritius is the archetypal dream destination for an idyllic beach holiday, equipped with modern resorts that have been carefully developed to preserve the island's beauty.

Along with its natural beauty, Mauritius has a valuable tourist resource in the warmth and friendliness of its multicultural population.

Although everybody who takes a holiday in Mauritius comes for the sandy beaches and blue lagoons, most are delighted to discover that the island has plenty of other attractions too, from some of the world's rarest stamps to the first ever racecourse to open in the southern hemisphere. Of course, no holiday would be complete without good food and entertainment and Mauritius offers both, with some delicious local cuisine that makes use of tropical fruits and vegetables, and the chance to learn the island's indigenous wild dance, the Sega.

Of course, most travellers in Mauritius have been lured by the beautiful stretches of coastline, the warm ocean, plentiful sunshine, numerous watersports, and high-quality resorts. However, things to see and do in Mauritius extend far beyond its white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters.

See a replica of the legendary Dodo at Port Louis' Natural History Museum, and explore the Central Market, a bustling hub of culture, colour and bargains. Visitors also enjoy the impressive and historic manor houses in Moka and take in Chamarel's rainbow of coloured sands, the 'Seven Coloured Earth'. Black River Gorges National Park is great for picnics, hiking and scenic drives and is home to wonderful waterfalls and wildlife, while La Vanille Reserve des Mascareigne is home to thousands of crocodiles and giant tortoises. It is well worth taking excursions inland to learn about the island's interesting history and culture, and to see how local Mauritians live outside of the fancy beach resorts. Learning the local Sega dance is a delight for visitors, and it is particularly special to seek out nightspots frequented by locals rather than just sticking to the resort entertainment. Its lovely weather makes Mauritius a perfect year-round holiday destination.

Highlights

Authentic Arts & Crafts

This tour will allow you to meet local craftsmen in their daily work while driving along one of the most beautiful scenic routes along the south east coast. Prices on request

Creole Delights

Wander the streets by foot and discover the authentic places, and try our famous “dholl purris”, “maize puddings” or “chilli cakes”. Explore a small village, where a typical Mauritian family will welcome you in their home for an authentic experience of creole food. Prices on request

Mauritius on Saddles

This amazing trip combines a discovery of the southern part of the island on electro bikes and a 2-hour ride on horseback in the splendid village of Chamarel. Prices on request

On the Maroon’s Path

Discover Le Morne Mountain, on the south west coast and just by the sea, now a UNESCO monument. With a specialist, you will climb the mountain where you will see one of the most spectacular views of the south west. It is also a place where you can practice meditation.

When to Visit

  • Jan
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  • Currency: Mauritian Rupee
  • Flying from the UK: Direct flights from the UK take around 12 hours
  • Primary Language: English, French and Mauritian Creole
  • Passports & Visas: British nationals do not need a visa. On arrival, your passport will be stamped allowing entry to the country for 60 days.

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