An islander once told Mark Twain that “Mauritius was made first and then heaven; and heaven was copied after Mauritius”.
Its miles of palm-fringed sandy beaches, almost entirely encircled by coral reefs, offer sanctuary for those who want to spend days lounging on the beach. The crystal clear waters are perfect for diving, snorkelling, swimming, kayaking and that’s just the beginning.
What makes Mauritius different is that it has so much to offer beyond the beach. Whether it’s skydiving out of a plane, hiking through the mountains and National Parks or soaking up the culture, this is truly a destination with something for everyone.
The islands’ Dutch, French and British legacy is reflected in colonial mansions and botanical gardens, while hospitable locals of African, Indian and Chinese heritage give the island an authentic feel, with colourful markets and temples, fusion cuisine, and the sashaying séga.
Talk to the locals:
Tou korek? - Is everything ok?
Ki manier? - How are you?
Mo bien e ou? - Very well and you?
Ki so pri? - How much is it?
Mwa pa kompran - I don’t understand
Sallaam – Goodbye
Top 10 Unmissable Experiences:
- Climbing iconic Le Morne Brabant
- Visiting the Seven Coloured Earths in Chamarel
- Skydiving over Cap Malheureux
- Exploring Black River Gorges National Park
- Visiting Grand Baie
- Sampling street food in the Mauritian markets
- Swimming with dolphins in Tamarin Bay
- Visiting Mahebourg
- Zip lining on the Indian Ocean’s longest zip line
- Ile Aux Aigrettes