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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Where to Stay
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 of Port Louis that boasts 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 both 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 places for food, holidays in Mauritius offers 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.
Situated just a measly 20 degrees south of the equator, you can be sure that Mauritius holidays are hot, hot, hot. Mainly loved as a winter sun destination, the best time to visit is between May and December. Mauritius’ winter months bring with them a slightly cooler temperatures and a lot less humidity, making them the ideal time to explore all that the island has to offer.
Out and About in Mauritius
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. This charming side of the island is also home to the action-packed Waterpark Leisure Village. A great day out for all the family (unless you don’t like water), it’s the perfect place to catch the sun, keep cool and have tons of fun.
Those lucky enough to find themselves in Le Morne during holidays to Mauritius should check out the colourful wildlife at Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, which not only offers staggering beauty, but is home to some of the world’s rarest birds including the magnificent pink pigeon and the kestrel.
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.