Endless stretches of glistening sands, crystal clear waters, spectacular coral reefs and first class accommodation, Mauritius really is a tropical paradise.
Mauritius is a small, volcanic island that lies 1,200 miles off the south east coast of Africa. With a lush, mountain landscape boasting exquisite, exotic flowers and some of the finest beaches and aquamarine lagoons in the world, it is hardly surprising that Mauritius is regarded as the Star of the Indian Ocean.
The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with hiking trails, waterfalls and lush rainforests. The Capital Port Louis has sites such as the 18th-century Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens and the Eureka plantation house where you can stroll in the gardens and eat a traditonal Mauritian lunch.
On the Island there are a variety of luxury hotels and resorts, which offer fabulous service and a range of facilities, from designer bedrooms to pampering spas, plus a variety of watersports and first class restaurants.
Immerse yourself in the adventure of a lifetime, here you have the opportunity to see dolphins in several different ways. You can view them from on-board a catamaran or motorboat, and you are able to go on an excursion to meet the dolphins at any time of the year.
The West of Mauritius is the best place to swim and play with wild dolphins. Swimming with dolphins is an incredibly moving experience and will bring you into contact with stuningly beautiful scenery, unspoiled landscapes and wonderful creatures.
If you're in Mauritius in September, you may also be lucky enough to spot the whales as they migrate at that time of the year.
The north of Mauritius has several beaches, each one more beautiful than the next. The most popular ones are Trou aux Biches, shaded by casuarina trees, and the long rounded beach of Mont Choisy which continues from Pointe aux Canonniers to Grand Bay.
The East coast with its succession of beaches is undeniably one of the island’s most beautiful coastlines set alongside emerald coloured lagoons. The Belle Mare beach which is several kilometres long is its main attraction.
The beaches in the south and south east part of Mauritius are also striking, and one of them is the well known Blue Bay beach. Another one is Gris Gris which has the coral reef very close to shore.
Mauritius has some of the best deep-sea fishing waters you can find. Beyond the coral barrier, with the shelter of the trade winds, you will find the predatory tiger shark, blue marlin, yellow tuna and a variety of other species throughout the year.
Deep sea fishing centers are located all around the island and offer modern, well equipped boats that can reach deep waters in no time at all.
Fly fishing and surf casting are also possible and you will have the opportunity to catch bone fish, giant trevally, barracuda and kingfish.
Discover the world of diving in Mauritius where you can learn to dive and go on dive safari expeditions in a variety of regions. Both beginners and certified divers can enjoy various diving activities in these perfect conditions. Wreck and cave diving is also available.
For those with no previous diving experience, the PADI Discover Diving will let you experience scuba diving for the first time.
The reefs off Mauritius offer excellent opportunities for scuba diving and snorkelling, warm, cystal-clear waters, calm seas and varied colourful marine life.
Experience the excitement of a catamaran ride off the north coast of Mauritius, to the beautiful string of islets. Take time to appreciate the beauty of the landscape before swimming or snorkelling in clear turquoise waters. Conditions for sailing in Mauritius are usually excellent and you may even be lucky and spot dolphins.
The northern islets of Mauritius offer some stunning views and are important for their biodiversity, especially seabirds. There are many interesting features of the island, including the rocky cliff of Gunners Quoin which provides nesting for the famous red-tailed tropicbird, the lighthouse standing on Flat Island, the unspoiled beaches of Ilot Gabriel and the uninhabited nature reserve of Round Island.
Discover white sandy beaches, stunning blue lagoons, mountain ranges and beautiful scenery, all from the back of a horse!
Ride along one of the most breath-taking beaches in Mauritius, either in Belle Mare or Le Morne. On the East coast, you can explore the inland estates, riding along the mountain paths, through gorgeous scenery, across streams while also encountering the local birds and wildlife.
If you fancy a day at the races, then The Champs de Mars in Port-Louis is one of the oldest race courses in the Southern hemisphere.
Enjoy a round of golf on one of the island's many championship
There is an astonishingly high number of courses scattered all over the island, ranging from simple nine hole to world class 18 hole championship courses designed by renowned golfers.
Most of the golf courses are located at the upmarket hotels and whilst some are only open to hotel residents, there are several also open to non-residents on payment of a green fee. Golf clubs, trolleys and other equipment can usually be hired.
Please contact your Destination Specialist for more information on +44 (0) 1993 824198
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