MAURITIUS
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Situated in the Indian Ocean approximately 560 miles east of Madagascar, Mauritius is a volcanic island with large rocky peaks almost completely surrounded by coral reef, an exotic composition that yields beautiful views both above and beneath the water. Considered the quintessential tropical paradise, Mauritius invites visitors to experience crystal-clear lagoons that flow into silky beaches dotted with casuarinas and coconut palm trees. Higher up, waterfalls cascade over the ancient volcanic rock – perfect for a post-hike dip, or a memorable holiday snapshot. A unique combination of natural elements, Mauritius is also a fusion of cultures with Indian, French, African, Asian and British influences. This amazing diversity is apparent not only in the island’s architecture and people, but also in the variety of exceptional cuisine.


Many marvelous five- and six-star resorts are located on the island and thus, competition has bred even better quality, service, and amenities. With its breathtaking views and posh resorts, Mauritius is a romantic hideaway perfect for tropical weddings, honeymoons, or anniversary celebrations. Or, visitors can take advantage of the resorts’ fantastic kids clubs for family vacations to remember.


While sunbathing on white sandy beaches is a favorite pastime of visitors to Mauritius, there is a huge range of indoor and outdoor diversions for those looking for more active pursuits. From championship golf courses and superb hiking to an array of water activities – including diving, snorkeling, and deep sea fishing – there is almost no limit to how one can fill the time. If relaxation is the main quest, there are several heavenly spas where guests can choose from world-class treatments in luxurious surrounds.


Resort Overview


Mauritius tends to be cooler from May to November. Often there are reduced rates at resorts in May, June, and July. From November to May the weather tends to be hotter and a little more humid and this is the popular time to visit. Scuba Diving is best from December-March as the water tends to be clearer. Big game fishing peaks from October to March. Like many destinations, the peak travel season is around Christmas and New Years so prices are higher during this period. Easter also attracts higher rates.

Mauritius is easily accessible from many global locations and serves as an excellent destination on its own or in combination with trips to Dubai, Seychelles, or a European stopover. The island is also a very popular add-on to African safaris as flights from South Africa are frequent. Flights from Europe to Mauritius are quite common with Paris and London being the most popular originating cities, in addition to regular service from Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Australia.


If traveling directly from the U.S. to Mauritius, it is common to fly to Paris, change planes and then fly on Air Mauritius to Mauritius. If going on a safari in Southern Africa, there are daily flights between Johannesburg and Mauritius.


Combining Mauritius and Dubai has also become increasingly popular and there are regular flights between the two destinations. Combining Mauritius and Seychelles is easy to do as well as there are regular flights between the Seychelles and Mauritius.

Excursions

  • Mahebourg tour
  • Scuba Diving
  • Golfing
  • Horseback riding
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Port Louis Tour
  • Shopping
  • Enjoying the beaches

Facts and Figures

  • Population is over 1.1 million
  • Over 50% of the population is Hindu
  • Mauritius is about 11 times the size of Washington D.C.
  • The official languages of Mauritius are English and French, though Creole is also widely spoken
  • The capital is Port Louis
  • Mauritius is a volcanic island

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