Mauritius

Introduction

Ideal for a sunny beach holiday Mauritius has so much more to offer than white sandy beaches and tropical island life. Situated in a perfect location for a twin centre destination with the neighbouring island of Reunion, Mauritius offers dramatic natural beauty, a melting pot of different cuisine, cultures and attentive service all in the heart of the Indian Ocean.

The Basics

Capital: Port Louis
Population: 1,266,259
Area: 2040 sq km
Language: Creole, French and English
Currency: Mauritian Rupee

Best Time to Visit

With a tropical all year round climate Mauritius is an ideal destination any time of the year.

Essential Experiences

  • Take to the trails on a private hiking tour
  • Full day private boat to discover the islands off the shore of Mauritius
  • Join a private star-gazing session with an Astronomer or even stay and gaze at the night sky from the bubble hotel
  • Take in the taste of a street food tour
  • Take to the sky in a helicopter and glide over the islands waterfalls
  • Attend one of the many religious ceremonies such as Walk on Fire festival

Food and Drink

Influenced by cuisine from India, China and France, the food of Mauritius is a fantastic mix of spices, fresh produce and exciting flavours.

Bois Cheri

Just imagine staying on a Tea Estate in Mauritius, This is the most famous estate on the island and also the tea that is produced here is named after the estate. Situated in the middle of the island, you will enjoy the natural landscapes, the tea plantations stretch as far as the eye can see. However what makes the area worth a visit is the Bubble Lodge.

Chamarel Reserve

Home to The Seven Coloured Earh lava formations is the showstopper in this area and  can be discovered on foot or hike a bike. This area is also known for it’s sugarcane, pineapple and coffee plantations and it’s rum distillery – a  run tasting is a must whilst visiting.

Flic en Flac

A former fishing village that is now a lively town on the western part of the island is home to one of the best beaches on the island that is lined with casuarina trees. The west coast of the island features many of the interesting sites, Tamarin Falls and the crater of Trou aux Cerfs. Also a great base for deep sea fishing, scuba diving and dolphin watching.

Trou Aux Biches

Beach Life and the image that you will have in your mind when think of Mauritius. From the white sands and swaying palm trees and located in a peaceful area of the island but still within easy reach of Port Louis and Grand Baie. A perfect spot to watch the sunset

Black River

Here you will find the island’s largest national park and offers an alternative to the beaches. This is where you can explore the area through the many hiking trails that cut through the indigenous forests that cover the canyons and slopes. For the nature lovers, the forests here are home to the amazing bird life, keep watch for kestrals, parakeets and pink pigeons

Accommodation

Bubble Lodge, Bois Cheri

Away from the resort style hotels, you can stay in one of  Mauritius unique style of accommodation. Here you can enjoy a night under the stars – in comfort! The bubbles have been designed with an eco approach and have very little impact on the environment. The bubbles are all individual and blend in with the landscape. You will sleep in comfort in your master bedroom, don’t worry you have an ensuite toilet and an outdoor shower to really embrace the outdoor experience. You will have dinner prepared for you in the club house, or why not enjoy live cooking with the chef and dine in the private garden.

Lakaz Chamarel, Chamarel Reserve

You will find the Lakaz Chamarel on the southwest of the island, although the hotel is inland it is just a short drive to the beaches. This eco boutique style hotel is set in tropical gardens and two swimming pools will ensure that you keep cool. Enjoy freshly produced Mauritian cuisine and the chef will bring your taste buds to life.

Le Sakoa , Trou Aux Biches

Offering a laid back style of hotel, situated on the beach this is an intimate style of accommodation in bungalows. Ideally situated on the lagoon so perfect for swimming and snorkelling but close enough to the capital Port Louis to explore the islands capital. Feeling more adventurous, all watersports are on your doorstep from kite surfing to under water walks!

Maradiva Villas, Flic en Flac

Enjoy your stay in this all villa hotel with private pools,  perfectly situated in 27 acres of tropical gardens. On the west side of the island, you are sheltered by the Tamarin Mountain  and the bay offers turquoise waters so truly a picturesque spot. Maradiva focuses on romance, gastronomy and wellness.

Shanti Maurice, Black River

Here you will find the island’s largest national park and offers an alternative to the beaches. This is where you can explore the area through the many hiking trails that cut through the indigenous forests that cover the canyons and slopes. For the nature lovers, the forests here are home to the amazing bird life, keep watch for kestrals, parakeets and pink pigeons.

Activities

Sea Kayaking & Canyoning

The Lagoons and mangroves and ideal for sea kayaking, and discovering the sea caves situated on the West Coast of the island. Then head inland for your canyoning, where you will discover waterfalls while hiking abseiling and zip lining - a great fun filled nature day.

Deep Sea Fishing

With pristine waters and coral reef for shelter, Mauritius is a perfect place for Deep Sea Fishing. the large predatory, blue and black marlin, yellow tuna, sailfish and barracudas are all found off the coastline and you could land a big catch.

Dolphin Spotting

Jump on board for a day at sea, cruising down the west coast of the island until you reach the Morne Mountain, classed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Keep your eyes on the horizon as you head to Tamarin bay as this is where the dolphins are often found in their natural habitat. From here you will experience snorkelling in the crystal waters with a spectacular backdrop of the mountain

Mauritius Street Food

Enjoy a visit to Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, home to many exotic plants where you can see the gigantic water lilies and giant tortoises. Then it's off to beach hop along the north coast, sample the best of Mauritius Street food with local residents. The street food on the island is varied due to the colourful mix made up of African, Indian, Chinese, French and Creole. Last stop is for ice cream and keep a watch out for the fishermen returning with the day's catch

A Tale of 5 Islands

Head off from the east coast of Mauritius and visit five inhabited islands travelling by speedboat. During the day you will get a chance to snorkel close to the coral reef, see the nature of the islands and discover the history of the islands.
Enjoy a bbq lunch on the beach at Ilot Margenie. Paradise is waiting.

Bike Tour in Vieux Grand Port

The Bike Tour brings you to the coastline, you will travel through small villages and enjoy the sights and scents of spices in the air. Discover the last vestiges of Dutch, French and British Hendrick Fort, the first stone building of the Indian Ocean. Perched at the top of the Cliff, you will sample the local menu for lunch while enjoying the panoramic view.

There are plenty of other activities that you could consider including in your itinerary – just speak to a travel designer for some inspiration and ideas!

King Crab Fishing. Credit_ Destinasjon 71 Nord King Crab Meal Midnight Sun. Credit_ North Cape Experience Whale _ Nature Safari. Credit_ North Cape Experience

Flights

Flights are not included as part of this quotation. We can assist you with getting a quote for the flights that best coincide with your itinerary to the most relevant airports or if you would prefer to book independently then that is also fine. This gives you greater flexibility to choose your preferred carrier or use air miles should you wish to use them.

Prices

The price for this itinerary starts from £1395 per person based on 2 adults travelling including all activities and transfers mentioned. This does not include any of the international or internal flights needed for this itinerary. Should you wish to get a personalised quotation for your specific dates then please let our team know who will be happy to put together your perfect trip!

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