Get ready to be enchanted, enjoy personal attention and uplift your soul – a visit to Mauritius is bound to make you feel that you belong to the chosen few.
Often referred to as the ‘Star of the Indian Ocean’, Mauritius has safe beaches, gentle seas and mild tropical climate. This combined with a legendary Mauritian hospitality makes this one of the world’s most sought-after holiday destinations.
The contrast of a multitude of colours and tastes, the island set in a turquoise sea is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Mauritius, a melting pot where past and present are smoothly blended together, offers the traveller a multitude of things to do (apart from laze on the beach). Mauritius is a real paradise for those who want to enjoy the sea or just to soak up the sun.
You can roam the French town of Port Luis, the capital of Mauritius – visit The Harbour, La Citadelle- a stone fortress on top of a hill that offers a splendid view of Port Louis and to this day, guarding Mauritius; the Natural History Museum with Mauritius’ National Bird, the Dodo; go window shopping at Port Louis Market, a riot of colour with myriad curiosities on sale; buy French cosmetics and perfumes at reasonable prices at the duty free shops in Continental Shopping Arcade. Stroll through the lovely Pamplemousses Gardens, which boast of one of the largest collections of exotic plants in the world, including giant water lilies and the Talipot palm. An excursion to Ile aux Cerfs, a tiny island with the most beautiful beach in Mauritius and a paradise for water sports is a must. Embark on an exciting Undersea Walk and get an intimate view of marine life.
In South Mauritius, visit the Floreal Knitwear Factory Shop, Troux aux Cerfs – an extinct volcanic crater covered with greenery with a breathtaking view, and Grand Bassin – one of the island’s two natural lakes and a place of pilgrimage for Mauritians of Hindu faith, snug in the crater of an extinct volcano. Behold the splendid views of the Black River Gorges – a natural sanctuary for the flora and fauna of the island and the fascinating dunes of Chamarel – the ‘seven coloured earth,’ in contrasting layers of blue, green, red and yellow earth tones caused by the weathering of volcanic rocks.