Mauritius Holidays 2016

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Magical Mauritius

Set in the Indian Ocean, the idyllic island of Mauritius is the perfect place for a getaway, with its warm, blue waters and golden sands easing you into its tranquil atmosphere.

Of course, the near-perfect climate makes the beach a popular place to go during all Mauritius holidays. The coast here is simply mesmerising, boasting soft sands and calm waters that ensure 100% relaxation. For all its sunbathing opportunities, however, Mauritius doesn’t scrimp on astounding activities that’ll have you creating memories to last a lifetime. From deep sea fishing and dolphin watching to enjoying a Blue Safari Submarine ride to witness the majesty of the island’s marine life, holidays to Mauritius provide endless fun.

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Island Paradise

From 3-star simplicity to 5-star luxury, holidays in Mauritius are all about picking the dream hotel that fits you and your needs. From elegant rooms overlooking the Indian Ocean to spas, golf courses and plunge pools, there’s a whole host of hotels for you to choose from.

If you want the best of both worlds, head to the capital Port Louis, boasting a little more hustle and bustle, while still affording great vistas across the sparkling waters. If cool, calm and collected is more your style, Poste Lafayette has you written all over it. Serene and undisturbed, this is the place to be if you want to leave all your everyday stresses behind.

Relax and Explore

Mauritius holidays provide endless attractions for those who love inescapably breath-taking views, the softest of white sands and the bluest of incandescent waters. Perfect for couples looking for something extra special or families who are looking to please mum and dad, as well as the little ones, this island has a whole lot of love to give.

Regarded as one of the Indian Ocean’s top culinary destinations, holidays to Mauritius offer a plethora of restaurants serving all your favourite local and international dishes. Boasting the odd celebrity chef and even a few Michelin stars, you’ve got the pick of intricate fine-dining to grab-and-go grub on the beach. Follow up a rather mouth-watering meal with a boogie and a drink at one of the island’s most loved hotspots – Grand Baie in particular is the island’s go to area for evening entertainment, boasting mega clubs, international DJs and full moon parties.

When you decide to pull yourself from the island’s breathtaking shores, make the most of the range of exciting attractions and activities on offer. Flic en Flac to the east is home to the island's largest open-air market, providing the perfect opportunity to hone your haggling skills.

Alternatively, simply settle yourself down on the beach and maybe dabble in one of the many water-sports on offer. From scuba diving, water-skiing, parasailing and swimming, the Indian Ocean is a water sport lovers’ paradise.

Mauritius Activity Breaks

Deep Sea Fishing

It’d be a crime to not get involved in a spot of deep sea fishing whilst on holiday in Mauritius considering the beautiful seas that surround the island. This can be as extreme or as relaxing as you like – either on boat with a chilled bottle of beer or really going for it to get the best catch of the day. Le Morne is one of the best locations for deep sea fishing as well as Trou aux Biches in the North of the island.

Swimming with Dolphins

There are several areas where dolphins have chosen the seas as their natural habitat so you’ll be sure to encounter these amazing creatures. Tamarin Bay is the perfect location for a spot of dolphin swimming and you’ll be able to see them in the morning or late afternoon.

Safari

There are a couple of different locations in Mauritius to go to if you fancy a safari. The Mauritius Safari and Bird Park is a great trip for young and old alike – a mixture of a zoo, sanctuary park and a real life safari in Yemen Natural Reserve park where you’ll find animals in their natural habitat.

Mauritius Beach Holidays

Quiet Spots

Think of Mauritius and beaches are sure to come to mind. For (quiet beaches][http://www.lowcostholidays.com/on-the-beach.htm) , travel to the areas that haven’t yet been developed into hot tourist spots like the Ile aux Cerfs, an island just off the coast of Mauritius.

Water Sports

Like you’d expect from any island, there are plenty of water sport activities to get involved in all over the island. Blue Bay is the perfect location for snorkelling as the marine life there is breath taking and the waters are crystal clear. There are several locations on the island where you can swim with dolphins, water ski and go fishing – and if you prefer to just watch what is going on and not actually get your feet wet try a trip on the glass bottomed boats!

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Sunbathing

Sun, sea and sand – the perfect conditions for a spot of sunbathing! There are hundreds of beaches to choose from in Mauritius – for families head to the La Preneuse as the waters are shallow or for a place a bit quieter travel to La Cuvette – a small bay where you’ll be sure to find a bit of peace and quiet.

Mauritius Nightlife

Bars

Most of the bars and clubs are found in Grand Baie which is the main tourist area of the island. The nights start young in Mauritius but go along a lot longer than in the UK to remember to pace yourself so you can keep going until the early hours! Stay at the Baystone Boutique Hotel & Spa for a chance to unwind after a night out by taking to the spa or relaxing on nearby Grand Bay Beach.

Clubs

Grand Baie and the Flic-en-Flac are the two key locations to visit if you want to go clubbing on holiday in Mauritius – the other areas of the island tend to be a bit quieter in comparison. Clubs open late, which means you’ll have plenty of time to get merry in the bars before you start to dance the night away. If you’ve not had enough of the water during the day try one of the night pool parties!

Entertainment

There isn’t a lot of live entertainment in Mauritius and what there is, is often found in the English themed bars and pubs around the island. That said there are plenty of bars where you’ll be able to enjoy the traditional reggae music of this enchanting island.

Mauritius Romantic Retreats

Romance

For a romantic holiday you need a beautiful location and Mauritius will not disappoint. Think strolls along the beach front as the sun sets, cocktails by the beach during the day and beautiful hotels especially for couples! Why not try a spa hotel for a paradise within paradise?

Honeymoons

A holiday in Mauritius is the perfect choice for loved up newly weds looking for a holiday that they’ll remember forever. There are a fantastic selection of hotels, activities, bars, clubs and restaurants that’ll keep you busy from dusk to dawn – if you want! In Mauritius they do hospitality well and you can expect all those little extras that will make you feel like you’re royalty!

Things to Do

There are literally hundreds of things do whilst on a romantic holiday in Mauritius – from horse back rides on the white sandy beaches, swimming with dolphins, hot air balloon rides to safari and water park visits. For something really different why not try a helicopter ride transfer from the airport to your hotel?

Useful information

Language
French
Currency
Mauritian Rupee
Local time
GMT + 4 hours