Situated off the coast of Madagascar, the beautiful island of Mauritius has long been a popular holiday destination for those seeking warm year-round temperatures.
This spectacular island of white sand beaches, sugar cane fields, sparkling lagoons, verdant forests and volcanic hills fulfils every dream you’ve ever had about a tropical escape. Add to this some of the world’s finest hotels, a colourful mix of culture and tradition, superb climate, delicious local cuisine and Mauritius has all the ingredients for a perfect holiday.
The north has the greatest concentration of beaches and includes the sheltered emerald waters of vibrant Grand Baie. Watersport enthusiasts will find plenty of options here along with a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants adjoining the beach.
Close by is the sleepier village of Grand Gaube which has small bays and rocky headlands forming a stunning coastline. Turtle Bay, on the northwest, has an idyllic white sand beach surrounded by a coral reef which is home to turtles and numerous brightly coloured fish, so ideal for snorkelling and diving.
The east coast is famous for its irresistible stretch of pristine beaches, none more so than Belle Mare whose seemingly endless powdery sands are fringed on one side by shady casuarina trees and edged by the lagoon on the other.
The island boasts an abundance of fine restaurants where guests can sample many of the local speciality dishes and has numerous excellent attractions, including luxury spa facilities and an extensive array of world class golf courses. Explore the spectacular scenery on horseback, mountain bikes or quad bikes, visit the Black River Gorges National Park for stunning views of natural rainforest full of unique plants and wildlife.