Mauritius Destinations

Mauritius

Mauritius is one of those fantasy island destinations that every holiday maker dreams about, where dreamy beach packages include luxury tropical hotel accommodation soaking up expansive vistas of huge turquoise bays where the blue horizons never seem to end. Imagine yourself sprawled on a dazzling white beach with the sun’s tropical rays caressing your skin? This fantasy can be your reality with a holiday in Mauritius! Enjoy a life of leisure on one of the gorgeous palm-fringed beaches on this tropical island paradise.

Mauritius a cultural melting pot of diverse ethnicity, culture, language and faith due to its geographic location and centuries of colonialism – Mauritius is the only country in Africa where Hinduism is the most practised religion, where Indo-Mauritians make up the bulk of the population with plenty of Creole too. The island is a playground for mountain bikers and hikers, thanks to the mountainous terrain that takes up much of the island. After all the outdoor fun in the sun, indulge your taste buds with mouth-watering island cuisine – Chinese, Indian, French, Creole and African dishes.

Take your pick from the range of luxury resorts and villas to budget hotels and hostels. Tourists to Mauritius love to choose from the many delightful coastline resorts, guest houses and villas. It’s often said that west is best because if you like fancy resorts, they are on the popular west and north coasts. Each side of the island features unbeatable beaches and the quaint capital city Port Louis is located on the west side. 

If you prefer a bit of solitude and exclusivity, then head to the east and southern coast for a less developed vacation on the beach – the stunning Belle Mare region features arguably the prettiest beach on the island. Trade winds tend to blow east to west across the island making the sea a bit rough but this is very rare.

Mauritius is one of the world’s best ocean destinations to discover scuba diving – explore large areas of natural coral, bursting with underwater sea life and clear underwater visibility. The underwater scenery is breath-taking and few sharks visit these warm shallow bays so if you are a novice and wish to experience a scuba dive then Mauritius is a good place to try it out. It is likely that your hotel will offer regular introductory dives in the swimming pool where you get to try out the scuba equipment. 

Family safari holidays to Mauritius are hot

Pack up the entire family for a safari holiday to Mauritius that they will never forget. Intrepid journeys to Indian Ocean islands introduce your kids to the biggest classroom in the world, nature! Whale watching, nature walks, scuba diving and snorkelling off the beach are all part of an island adventure your family will talk about for years down the line!  We love seeing children have a ball in the true beauty of Mauritius, our top African island destination of all time – so check out the luxury hotel and family resort accommodation where children are made to feel like royalty and book your special family package today.

Highlights

  • Look out for the 600 stunning indigenous plants, the long-tailed deer called the samber and an insect called the tenrec, plus plenty of birds.  
  • See the traditional fishing folk of nearby Rodrigues Island, part of Mauritius and about 550 km east. It is also of volcanic origin and covers just over 100 square km. The Portuguese found it empty of people in 1507, pristine. 
  • Book a dolphin cruise early one morning into the open sea to find and swim with ethereal dolphins in Tamarin Bay or Flic en Fac beach. 
  • Join other excited tourists at the village of Chamarel to view and bring home some multicoloured sand – seven coloured layers of sand – climb up the viewing deck and feel awe-inspired by the colours, ranging from yellow, red, brown, violet, purple, green and even blue. 
  • Swim in the fantastical Grand Bassin (Ganga Talao), a natural lake within an extinct volcano crater – the water here comes from the Great Ganges river in India, says mythology so it is good luck to swim here during the Shivratri festival.

Mauritius Safaris

You know what to do! Book your dream Mauritius tour and safari in a country that has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, best dive spots, ocean creatures and rarest species. Go and find the mind-blowing sandy coves and exotic hotels you have read about, the remote island of Ile Aux Aigrettes made up of coral limestone and home to the renowned giant tortoise of Mauritius. Be on a look out for the Pink Pigeon, a bird which has been rescued from going extinct. 

If you love shopping for souvenirs, then you will love Port Louis, the vibrant capital of Mauritius oozing French colonial architecture and plenty of glitzy shopping and leisure spots, hotels and restaurants.  Give yourself an authentic island adventure in nature and be part of the fact that Mauritius is loved globally as a remote and unique African ocean destination packed with scuba diving, snorkelling, ocean activities and unforgettable sunsets. Get to know its treasures with us.

Find the ideal accommodation that suits your pocket and style in Mauritius’ top hotels and beach villas – browse our best rates and packages tailormade for your dream African holiday. We recommend staying in premium island resorts for unbeatable luxury accommodation or choose more rustic self-catering guest houses where family-style service is still the focus. Rosy honeymoon suites at top hotels ensure unforgettable beach holidays inclusive of excellent foods and facilities.

What to Love About Mauritius

  • SKY DIVING: If you are into extreme sports, this one’s for you. Jumping out of an aircraft and having the privilege of a bird’s eye view over the picturesque island is undoubtedly the most memorable experience of your lifetime.
  • GRAND BAIE: Go shopping, dine in the best restaurants and dance the night away in this bubbling coastal village where pleasure seekers play. There are plenty of water sports for those who wish to play in the surf.
  • BLACK RIVER GORGES NATIONAL PARK: Enjoy a different kind of African safari in this scenic park where indigenous forests and wildlife thrive. Seek out the near extinct pink pigeon and the 300 species of flowering plants on hiking trails.
  • GRAND BASSIN: Visit the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius. See the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the beautiful lake that is revered by the locals, who believe that it is filled with holy water.
  • PAMPLEMOUSSES BOTANICAL GARDEN: Are you a lover of nature? Then this sizeable chunk of Eden will definitely enchant you with its pond of giant Amazon lilies, lakes with giant turtles and fish. The likes of Nelson Mandela and Indira Gandhi planted a tree in this splendid garden.

The best of the best safaris in Mauritius

Book from the travel experts and enjoy signature experiences on your dream African holiday. Plan a Mauritius island excursion with Voyage2Africa, the African travel experts, and enjoy signature experiences to the premier ocean adventure destination in the warm Indian Ocean. We bring you thrilling adventures in forest and wetlands, on mountains and the islands of Mahe, Praslin, La Digue and Denis Island. We offer you the best of the best beach accommodation in Mauritius in lavish villas, family resorts, modern hotels, and rustic cabins in dune forests.  

Did you know?

Once a volcano, the gorgeous isle of Mauritius is encircled by coral reefs. Divers love this and hikers love the mountains in the north and a central plateau edged with small mountains that could have been the rim of an ancient volcano.

OUR SELECTION: THE BEST DESTINATIONS TO VISIT IN MAURITIUS
Mauritius West Coast

Make merry on premium, palm-fringed, white sandy beaches – spectacular settings for magical holidays. Enjoy a host of exciting water sports while sheltered from gusty winds. The West Coast has seen minimal additional development over the past few years, resulting in the preservation of its natural beauty.

Mauritius South Coast

Experience an off the beaten track holiday in the South Coast. Romantic and extraordinarily beautiful, this region is ideal for honeymoons and romantic breaks. It is largely untouched by mass tourism and remains a constant reminder of the once wild and pristine the whole island looked before the boom of Mauritius tourism.

Mauritius North Coast

Spend your days on palm-fringed beaches on the North Coast of Mauritius, absorbing the laidback ambience of a tropical island paradise. There’s so much to do on both land on the sea.

Mauritius East Coast

Discover the premium beaches of Mauritius on the East Coast. Choose from a range of the finest collection of Mauritius hotels and resorts, offering exclusivity in sublime settings.

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