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Mauritius

From the moment you catch a glimpse of the island and you taste your first sip of locally brewed rum, you will know that tropical bliss awaits.  Palm fringed beaches with exotic reefs and crystal waters are what every day sentiments are made of on this island.  A vibrant culture of dancing, festivities and a melting pot of Indian, African and European cuisines make for excellent hospitality, entertainment and dining.  With a climate favourable through most of the year, Mauritius is a haven for beach-lovers, adventurists and those who crave a rejuvenating retreat with a little pampering. 

Lush mountains, scenic golf courses, expansive sugar cane fields and small surrounding islands protruding from turquoise waters, offer a promise of islandic bliss and relaxation.  Dip your toes in the sand, sip on sunset cocktails, zipline through the forests and swim with dolphins.  Welcome to paradise.

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TOP REASONS TO GO TO MAURITIUS

With a fairly consistent tropical climate, Mauritius is well-known for beach holidays, descending the ocean reefs, and sipping cocktails on sunset cruises.  With luxury resorts boasting fine cuisine, exclusive golfing and opulent living, the island truly manages to create a beach retreat of ultimate comfort.  Sporting enthusiasts also find the island a welcome playground with cycling, watersports, fishing and hiking on the cards, as well as many organized sporting events including the recent launch of the islands Ironman.

If good rum and festivities are what you’re looking for, the people of Mauritius are jovial and vibrant, hospitable and always ready for a celebration.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO MAURITIUS?

The tropical climate in Mauritius boasts warmth and favourable temperatures throughout the year.  Although summers are hot and humid, sea breezes kindly prevent unbearable temperatures.  Heavy rains and an occasional, short-lived cyclone may strike between January and March.  Peak tourist season is generally between October and April.  Often, visiting during this time may require you to book well in advance and involves a slightly increased budget.  Snag some fantastic deals during low-season and ask our travel experts for advice on island location as the east side can be windier during certain times of the year.

OUR MAURITIUS TRAVEL ADVICE

When traveling to Mauritius we highly recommend making the most of resort all-inclusive packages.  This eliminates surprise bills at the end of your stay allowing you and your family to enjoy everything the resort has to offer to your hearts content.  After all, holidays are meant to be stress free, not spent tallying numbers and keeping tabs on the budget.

Taking organized tours to rum distilleries, botanical gardens and nature reserves may make your transfers more streamlined and affordable.  Planning your trip around festivals is also a great way to engage in the local culture and experience its lively traditions.

OUR MOST POPULAR MAURITIUS PACKAGES

Our most popular packages range from 5-star luxury villa retreats and 3-star all-inclusive stays to activity-filled family getaways and romantic honeymoons.  Whatever your budget allows, there is a hot package deal waiting for you. Here are the most popular Mauritius getaways that our clients just can’t get enough of.

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WHERE TO GO IN MAURITIUS

Although Mauritius is enveloped by endless beautiful beaches, there are a few renowned for their specific offering of sport activities, solitude and marine life.   Grand Baie beaches are great for watersports, Trou-aux-Biches idyllic for diving and snorkeling and Flic en Flac’s public white sandy beach is one of the longest on the island.

Although the island is only 65 km long and can easily be explored in one trip, Grand Baie is the centre of tourism in Mauritius where one can embark on historical and heritage tours, food tours, catamaran cruises and enjoy a variety of restaurants and lively bars.

The Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve offers guided eco-tourism jungle tours – a fascinating experience to marvel at endemic fauna and flora.

MAURITIUS ACCOMMODATION

Boasting world class hospitality, attention to detail and magnificent beachfront locations, accommodation in Mauritius leaves one spoilt for choice.  Standard to most holiday resorts is proximity to a beach, a luxurious spa and tropical foliage surrounding a bar-side pool.

Perfect for weddings, luxury resorts will provide a spectacular scene of extravagant seaside opulence for your special day, making it an unforgettable affair for the entire guest party.

Mauritius offers many affordable seaside resorts with a wide variety of on-site entertainment and activities.  For those who like to push the limits on luxury, private villas are a pure indulgent holiday paradise with butlers, secluded infinity pools, golfing privileges and private beach access.

THINGS TO DO IN MAURITIUS

With open-air markets, magnificent botanical gardens, intricate temples, horse-riding and incredible cuisine, Mauritius proposes a lot more than just sand and sea.  However, the island will always boast a relentless offering of adventure activities for anyone who dares to explore its lagoons, rainforests, reefs and mountains.

Get in the water for kitesurfing, surfing, sailing, fishing, diving and snorkeling.  Parasail, quadbike, hike, zip-line and end the day with relaxing yoga overlooking an ocean sunset.  Enjoy full-day cruises visiting smaller remote islands and experience a magical dolphin encounter.

As if that isn’t enough action for one trip, visit during one of the Mauritian festivals and celebrate the Creole culture with Sega dancing, music performances, art exhibitions, and larger-than-life parties.

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Expert Knowledge

We pride ourselves in being island experts. With knowledge on climate, location and resort offerings, we can plan the perfect (and we mean perfect) getaway suited specifically to you and your family.

We’re in the Know

We know which resorts are upgrading and which festivals are coming-up. We offer specialized packages for weddings and sporting events taking location, required facilities and ease of access into consideration.

Only the Best

There is nothing more disappointing than spending your savings on a holiday that turns out less than satisfactory. We’ll ensure you get your money’s worth of only the best island experiences.

Trusted Network

With so many years visiting the islands, we’ve developed a family-like network of trusted suppliers and top-quality service providers. If they disappoint you, they disappoint us, so we know you’re in excellent hands.

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