An exquisite island in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius offers a magical beach paradise with lush vegetation, glistening lagoons with shimmering turquoise water and a huge variety of gorgeous white sand beaches. The west of the island is less windy, drier and you can enjoy a cocktail while the sun sets whilst the south-west is renowned for the famous surf breaks, Tamarin Bay and One Eyes on the Le Morne Peninsula. The north-west is home to Grand Baie with many shops and restaurants and only a 15-minute drive to the capital Port Louis. The south is renowned as the most picturesque area of the island with only a few resorts located here and many waves within a short drive. The south-east is close to the airport with some beautiful resorts situated on a private peninsula. There is a secret surf spot nearby and this is a good kiteboarding area. The east is the home of some beautiful resorts and is another popular kiteboarding area due to it being the windier side of the island.
Mauritius is a justifiably popular destination for families, couples, individuals and honeymooners. Snorkelling, canoeing, swimming, abseiling, mountain biking and hiking are popular amongst the sport enthusiasts. Surfers will often find good waves in the west and golfers can enjoy an extensive range of courses at the different resorts.
The island offers a plethora of 3*, 4* and 5* beach resorts and many self-catering options that suit couples, families and surfers alike. Hospitality is in the Mauritian blood so no matter where you stay, you will be taken care of. Without a doubt, Mauritius offers a value for money holiday and the high standard of accommodation together with facilities to suit all, makes the resorts some of the best in the Indian Ocean. Children often stay free and most resorts and hotels operate kids’ clubs to entertain or babysit while parents enjoy a cocktail or a spa treatment. Honeymooners, too, can enjoy special rates and exclusive packages at many elite resorts. Brides often pay half price and couples receive a special honeymoon gift for that extra added touch to make your holiday unforgettable.
Mauritius is not solely a beach tropical destination. The island boasts a blend of diverse cultures, history, tradition and landmarks for you to explore. Try zip lining through the forests or quad biking, visit the local tea factory or head to Port Louis to barter for a holiday memento. The deep sea fishing is excellent and boats can be arranged from most hotels and resorts. Maybe explore Chamarel, the place of the different coloured sands or go for a swim in a waterfall in amongst the sugarcane fields.