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The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is approximately four hours off the east coast of Africa. With warm water, white beaches, deep lagoons, reefs, and mountains, Mauritius is a perfect island getaway destination. Whether it be complete relaxation or high energy that you seek, Mauritius offers it all. The many top-class resort hotels on the island offer excellent food options, wonderful spa treatments, a range of water and land sports as well as well run kids clubs. This is a destination that the entire family can enjoy. The Mauritian people speak English, French, and Mauritian Creole and are made up of a mix of Indian, African, European, and Chinese nationalities. It is a truly cosmopolitan island with more than a touch of French sophistication.
Places to Visit
Pamplemousses Botanical gardens with its giant water lilies and countless species of plants and trees.
Domaine du Chasseur, roughly 1977 acres of tropical forest in the south-east. Home to Javanese deer, wild boars, monkeys, and rare species of birds.
Riviere Noire, home to Piton de la Petite Riviere Noire, the highest mountain on the island with superb views of the west coast.
Grand Baie, a popular town on the north-west coast with shops, restaurants, and bars.
Black River Gorges National Park with its 18 miles of hiking trails.
Tamarind Falls, which can be seen by doing a half- day hike. This is one of the most popular hiking trips on the island.
La Vallee des Couleurs Nature Park with its fauna, flora, waterfalls, and colored earth.
Port Louis –the capital city, with a casino, cinemas, shops, and restaurants.
Activities to enjoy
Excursions to see the colonial plantation homes
Jeep Safari and picnics in the nature reserves
Mauritius Tea Routes
Scuba diving and snorkeling
Sub scooter diving
Sunset yacht cruises
Swimming with dolphins
Best time to travel:
Mauritius is a classic tropical climate with warm weather year-round. Rain occurs all year round but the showers are generally short and then the sun comes out again. Generally, the changing of the seasons is the best time for travel.
- December to April: is the hot and humid and rainy season. Cyclones can occur at this time.
- May to November: are cool months with intermittent light showers. Warm days and cool evenings.
Talk to us about your travel plans
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