Mauritius, a sparkling crystal in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, will fascinate you. The contrast of colors, cultures and tastes makes Mauritius so charming that the scene is set for an unforgettable holiday. You will have the opportunity to taste a unique sort of luxury and refinement that will uplift your soul. Mauritius offers an essential beauty that will compel you to return to its shores time and time again.
The North is famous for water sports such as waterskiing, windsurfing , sailing , deep sea fishing, and parasailing. In the evenings, with a view on the sunset, the trendy bars, restaurants and clubs buzz with life.
The East is wilder and less developed, offering a spectacle of nature. The white beaches of Palmar and Belle Mare stretch endlessly along the coast, fringed on one side by the shady green casuarinas trees and edged by the lagoon on the other.
The South East is known for its high cliffs which provide for a picturesque sight as you go round the southern tip of the island. Here the breaks in the reef allow the open sea to come right up to the land, crushing against the rocks creating a craggy and dramatic coastline.
Enjoy magnificent sunsets and deep sea fishing along the West coast. Surfers should head for Tamarin, which is the surf centre of Mauritius There, beginners can come to grip with the basics of surfing at the surf school.
Skin-diving masks and flippers, scuba diving equipment, small discovery submarine or just a swimsuit is all you need to enjoy one of the very pleasurable natural experiences!
Mauritius marine life conceals an infinite sea treasure. Its crystal-clear lagoons and magnificent coral beds inhabited by bright colourful fish and moray eels will not fail to surprise the occasional swimmer or diver. The local undersea life around the coastline offers a wide variety.
North & West Coast: Lagoons are large and the water is very calm for the swimmer along the northern beaches and the west coast. Behind the barrier reef, the experienced scuba diver can come across some spectacular underwater caves or large coral blocks.
East Coast: The underwater life is more varied with greater water circulation in the lagoon. Old shipwrecks are a continuous attraction to the scuba diver.
Going off for a holiday on a dream island does not stop you from improving your golf skills. Most of the links are spectacular with the sea as background.
Mauritius was the third country where golf was played after UK and India. Mauritius Gymkhana Golf Club, is the oldest golf club in the Southern Hemisphere, and the fourth oldest golf course in the world (1844).
Mauritius is not just about sun, sea and sand. There is a whole 'nature' dimension to experience inside the island, in the midst of its lush vegetation. Being of volcanic origin, Mauritius offers a haven of natural beauty.
The flora of Mauritius is composed of 700 species of indigenous plants. Vividly coloured flowers decorate the island. With over 60 different orchid species alone, Mauritius is the second largest supplier of plants and cut flowers after the Netherlands.
As a volcanic island formed in the middle of the sea, Mauritius offered limited possibilities to natural colonisation coming through the air and over the sea. As a result, only a few animals made it to Mauritius: some birds and some reptiles but no mammals apart from bats and no amphibians at all.
When in Mauritius, take a pause for your own well-being to visit one of our several spas, the new havens of peace where time comes to a standstill. Apart from the seemingly endless miles of beaches, the natural hospitality of the Mauritian people and the gastronomic delights of 3 continents, Mauritius offers world-class services to set you off on another journey of senses!
The island’s mix of cultures also inspires an eclectic mix of therapies, with a choice of Asian Ayurvedic massages, ocean-inspired treatments as well as age-old African and Creole remedies made from local herbs and flowers.
The local cuisine originates from the 3 continents just as the origin of its inhabitants. Visitors have the opportunity to taste a variety of foods, Indian, Chinese, Creole and European at one table.
Mauritian cooking is in a class of its own: it is a combination of flavours nurtured through its people of different cultural heritages and cooking traditions. Mauritians are adventurous with food, mixing various styles in a menu and happy to try out recipes from Creole, European, Chinese, Indian or Muslim cuisine.
Mauritian cuisine is proud of its past but has also gained the finest reputation in the contemporary world. A few leading chefs such as Paul Bocuse, Trois Gros brothers and Alain Ducasse have visited the island and contributed to boost this top-quality cuisine. The local chefs show positive creativity and savoir-faire in recipes of their own, where traditional and local ingredients are used boldly, for a perfect blend, found in the most famous hotels.
Warm, starlit evenings provide an idyllic setting for al fresco dining, dancing and romantic strolls on the beach. There is a lively atmosphere with nightclubs, pubs and restaurants along the North and the West coast. International DJs are often invited for special occasions. French, English, techno or jazz music are all on offer. Try your luck at the different casinos in the different towns of the country.
Mauritius offers a unique opportunity of combining healthcare, wellness and leisure. It is the perfect tropical destination where you can find excellent medical treatment and wellness centres. From cosmetic surgery to dentistry, Mauritius is ideal when it comes to medical tourism. You can enjoy a relaxing vacation while improving your health.