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Mauritius

Mauritius

Mauritius has something for everyone...

This enchanting island in the Indian Ocean has a history of diversity to be justly proud of. The English, French, Dutch and Portuguese have all ruled the island and have left their mark on everything from the island’s culture to architectural design and the amazing cuisine.

Benefiting from a year round tropical climate Mauritius has a lush landscape where waterfalls spill over dramatic cliffs and, with a 700,000 year old volcanic ravine – Trou Aux Cerfs, the island offers up some superb photographic opportunities. There’s also Le Morne Brabant, a peninsula on the south western tip of the island which has a majestic basaltic mountain with a summit of 556 metres.

Mauritius is famed for its luxury hotels and is a wonderful getaway choice for couples, families and sporting enthusiasts alike. There are hotels where you can stay on an all-inclusive basis and others that are perfect for keen golfers.

The beaches are wonderful and the turquoise waters are excellent for watersports. Diving and snorkelling in the lagoons allows you to see the wealth of sealife and colourful corals. Lots of hotels have associations with a PADI dive centre which offer courses for absolute beginners as well as more experienced divers.

Port Louis is the island’s capital which lies on the north west coast. It has a bustling market, a Natural History Museum, the Indian Tamil Temple and a historic race track. Visit La Caudan Waterfront for a wide array of shops, restaurants, a casino, craft market and live entertainment.

Grand Baie has lovely long white sand beaches and shallow seas making it popular with families. It’s also good for watersports and the town has plenty of shops plus the great selection of eateries and bars makes Grand Baie a busy nighttime spot too.

Designer Travel can tailor make your dream stay to Mauritius. Simply fill in the enquiry form or give us a call and we will put you in touch with an experienced Travel Expert who will use their knowledge to plan your perfect trip. We can plan activity holidays, family breaks, honeymoons, weddings, multi-centre breaks and much more. Designer Travel are ABTA bonded and independent so we can search through a huge range of flights and accommodation options to find exactly what you want. Add to that our full after sales service and it’s easy to see why we have customers returning to book with us year after year. So, why not start your next holiday journey with us – we’ll look after you from start to finish.

Key Highlights
  • Diving and snorkelling are the best way to see the colourful reefs and marine life
  • There are plenty of PADI dive centres offering courses for beginners and more experienced divers
  • Golfers will appreciate the great choice of world-class golf courses
  • Port Louis is the island’s capital and well worth a visit
  • Grand Baie has wonderful beaches for families
  • Hike through Black River Gorges National Park – a lush paradise of indigenous forests filled with wildlife
  • See the scenic and dramatic Chamarel Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Mauritius
  • Make sure you try the local seafood – the smoked marlin and calamari are delicious!
  • Exploring is made easier if you hire a car a driver for a half or full day – ask us for details
  • We highly recommend Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury for a five-star stay
  • Albion Villas is fabulous for families seeking an all-inclusive resort with plenty of activities

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +4 hours

Currency: Mauritian Rupee

Climate Information

The best time to visit is between April and June or September through to the end of November. The hottest months fall between December and February. Cyclones, although rare, may occur between November and March.

It should be noted that the western and northern regions tend to be warmer and relatively drier than the south and east of the island.

Leisure & Activities

Diving and Snorkelling
Mauritius offers some of the most spectacular diving and snorkelling experiences in the world. The coastline is surrounded and protected by natural coral reefs erupting with underwater sea life. There are numerous dive sites around the island and for complete beginners there are many PADI qualified dive centres where you will receive full instruction.

Golf
With over a dozen golf courses to choose from, Mauritius is becoming the ideal destination for golf enthusiasts. There are basic 9 hole courses as well as world class 18 hole championship courses, many with stunning sea views.

Catamaran Cruise
A fantastic way to experience the Indian Ocean is by taking one of the various catamaran cruises on offer. They range from relaxing all day cruises around the shoreline to evening sunset cruises which can also include dinner.

Hotels in Mauritius