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Mauritius

A holiday to the dream islands of Mauritius is, in many ways, like encountering another world. You can choose between a romantic stroll on a beautiful sun-kissed white beach or take part in any watersport you fancy in the crystal-clear waters.

With 330 kilometres of coastline and white beaches nearly everywhere, the northern islands are particularly unmissable, although the whole island is a haven for romance and luxury alike.

We spend a lot of time critiquing, and in our view, the small cove of Pereybere and La Cuvette in Grand Baie is one of the best spots for swimming across the whole island.
Imagine a Mauritius scene, and we know you’re picturing dreamy beaches, but don’t forget the wealth of other selling points – from sight-seeing options and the rich culture to the many family-focused activities. Watersports are particularly popular, with world-class snorkelling available at Pereybere Beach and Long Beach, on the island of Île aux Cerfs. Mauritius is fenced by one of the largest unbroken barrier reefs in the world, so scuba diving opportunities rival almost anywhere in the world.

Mauritius also has impressive natural history scattered around the tropical island, including 800-metre high mountains and forests, which are home to some of the world’s rarest animals.
 
The island’s close links with a number of other countries can be seen throughout its culture – whether it be the Creole cooking, a nod to its proximity to Madagascar, or the Chateaux de Labourdonnais, in northern Mauritius, from when the island was under French rule. Other attractions include the dormant Trou aux Cerfs volcano, where you can photograph the seven-coloured earth, or a rather sweeter experience at the sugar museum, L’Aventure du Sucre.

And if you want to end your day with something a little livelier, why not hit the island’s best bars and clubs on Royal Road in Grand Baie? A picture perfect choice all round.


WINGED BOOTS WISDOM


There may be virtually every watersport to choose from, but golf lovers will be equally at home in Mauritius. You can marvel at the pristine courses, and spend time working on your handicap. And in May, look out for some of the world’s best talent, when the AfrAsia Mauritius Open golf tournament takes place.
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Good to know

  • Time difference: UTC +4
  • Capital: Port Louis
  • Currency: MUR
  • Flying time to destination:
    11-hours from London

Best Time To Travel

Average Temperatures
Jan: 26°c   Feb: 26°c   Mar: 26°c  
Apr: 25°c   May: 23°c   Jun: 22°c  
Jul: 21°c   Aug: 21°c   Sep: 21°c  
Oct: 23°c   Nov: 24°c   Dec: 25°c  

Location

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Mauritius In A Nutshell

  • The Grand Baie offers the biggest range for watersport enthusiasts with everything from tandem sky dives to Solar Sea walks on offer.
     
  • An ideal spot for families is Trox aux Biches which has classic white sand beaches and clear, shallow waters.
     
  • While the romantics might like to sample Île aux Cerfs, especially during the week rather than the busy weekends, there is also plenty of watersports to occupy active families too. Alongside some of the prettiest views in Mauritius, of course.
     
  • Blue Bay is a protected marine park and has the island’s best underwater scenery close to the shore. Glass bottom boat trips and snorkelling are probably the best ways to experience the beauty.
     
Soak Up The Culture
 
  • Mauritius’ capital Port Louis has several cultural attractions to appeal to all, young and old alike. The Blue Penny Museum is home to the world’s first colonial stamp while the Natural History Museum houses an ancient dodo skeleton. Or, join the locals on a late afternoon walk up Signal Mountain to witness the beautiful island at sunset.
     
  • The Mauritius Botanical Garden is one of the most popular tourist attractions and a real paradise for nature lovers. The spectacular garden covers 37 hectares and is famous for its giant water lilies, spice garden and unique collection of 85 varieties of palms.
     
  • Take a visit to Egret Island, what is thought to be the last resting place of the dodo and witness giant Aldabra tortoises and pink pigeons living in the semi-wild.
     
  • Mauritius is not just about beautiful beaches offering perfect rest and relaxation – there is plenty for all the family. The Aquarium in Grand Baie is loved by all ages with children getting the chance to feed fish and get up close and personal to sharks.
     
  • The Casela World of Adventures has lots for all the family including the longest zipline in the Indian Ocean, quad bikes, segways, a 4D cinema, mud karting, giraffe feeding and camel rides.
     
  • The La Vanille Nature Park is equally popular with the opportunity to hold a baby Aldabra tortoise or crocodile or play in the jungle playground.
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