No longer a secret, Mauritius is an ideal place to enjoy some sophisticated comfort at the end of an African safari and has also become a popular destination for a beach holiday in its own right.
African and Asian racial groups and religions blend easily in Mauritius, overlaid with a Creole influence left over from the island’s colonial era. You’re just as likely to stumble across Hindu temples as Christian churches.
Despite a wealth of things to do and see on Mauritius, most visitors find the sweet temptations of the major coastal resorts – the spas, the golf courses, the restaurants, the swimming pools – quite enough to fill their time. Hotels here first set the standards of luxury the rest of the world must follow, and continue to evolve to further refine the concept of tropical luxury. Expect excellent facilities, wonderful cuisine, and an attention to detail that means your every whim is satisfied.
Mauritius Holidays - Travel Tips
- Mauritius holidays can be taken year-round, with the drier months to visit from April to November, but with the high season in Mauritius' hotter summer months of December to March (also their rainy months)
- Mauritius doesn't have malaria, dangerous insects, or crime.
- Mauritius is a perfect place for a relaxing family holiday.
Mauritius Holidays - A Personal View
I have to admit to being surprised by how much I enjoyed Mauritius. Usual African trips for me tend to include secluded bush camps, a bit of self driving or some remote walking safari. To be on a small island surrounded by luxurious hotels was a bit of a departure from the norm. However, I was stunned by the quality of the hotels I saw – the food and service is truly magnificent – and the beaches are breathtaking. I imagine it would be a great honeymoon spot, but it’s also somewhere I’d definitely revisit with my children, the facilities for kids of all ages are fantastic whether they want to sail, waterski, snorkel or play tennis, it’s all there and more.
John Spence - One of Aardvark Safaris' Mauritius specialists
Mauritius Holidays - Ideas You Might Not Have Thought About
Family Friendly Hotels
Many Mauritian hotels offer superb services for families: connecting or family rooms, kids' clubs designed for children of various ages, free water sports and early children's meals and babysitters. The calm sea and fine white sandy beaches make Mauritius a perfect destination for family holidays with children of any age.
Mauritius is a great destination for golfers with several hotels having excellent courses. The island boasts a number of 18 hole courses, the most famous of which is probably the spectacular “One&Only Le Touessrok Golf Course” set on its own tropical island, fringed by white sands with a backdrop of green mountains - truly one of the world’s great golf settings.
Discover Pamplemousses Gardens, a wonderful example of an age old botanical garden, established by a French governor 300 years ago. The gardens contain an extensive collection of palm trees and water lilies, and amongst the most impressive sights is the peaceful pond concealed by the enormous floating leaves of the giant Amazon water lily.
|Deep Sea Fishing
Mauritius is a real deep-sea fishing paradise. You can try your luck at blue marlin, black marlin, all types of shark, yellow-fin and skipjack tuna. Modern deep-sea fishing boats, well-equipped and designed for fishing competitions will whisk you past the coral reef to deep blue waters just three miles from shore.
Despite their relatively large size, hotels in Mauritius still manage to offer outstanding levels of service, with guests being treated as individuals and flexibility being the norm.