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Mauritius

A 788sq mile, Indian Ocean, island paradise, that incorporates marine-rich waters, miles of golden, sandy beaches, a lush green interior, rich culture, a vibrant capital and some of the best resort properties in the world. The island of Mauritius ticks so many boxes it’s almost embarrassing!

It is served particularly well by the luxury all-inclusive holiday sector and renowned for the quality and diversity of its cuisine. Families head to Mauritius to enjoy a year-round hot climate, superb water sports and trendsetting kids’ clubs – rooms are usually much larger than the average too. The discerning love the plantation-style architecture of the hotels which are always low-rise to protect the aesthetic natural beauty of the coast, they have a serenity that draws romantics like a magnet.

Most beachside resorts in Mauritius have their own water sports, and even PADI dive centres are commonplace; dolphin and whale spotting excursions are available and surely no trip to Mauritius is complete without a cruise at sunset.

The interior beauty of Mauritius should not be underestimated, it is hilly, lush and home to wildlife and exotic birds; in the many nature reserves and parks you’ll find horse riding, adrenalin sports and hiking, whilst lions, cheetahs, rhinos, giant tortoises and crocodiles are just some of the animals that can be seen.  

The capital Port Louis is the largest city and home to a thriving harbour, bustling streets and an intriguing mix of old and new, a day here will help you make sense of the island’s history. The botanical gardens in the north combined with the nearby l’Aventure du Sucre (the most interesting and entertaining museum in Mauritius) makes a great day out as does Eureka. Driving around you’ll come across interesting small towns, fishing villages and you’re never far from a market or cafe!

Outstanding on so many levels, Mauritius really does have many things for many people.

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