"The beautiful beaches and colourful coral reefs hiding beneath the surface of the crystal clear Indian Ocean are the most famous attributes of this volcanic island nation..."
Magical Holidays to MauritiusWith over 330km of sugar white sand, sparkling blue waters and glorious sunshine all year round, Mauritius holidays are a dream come true. Beautiful on both the inside and out, Mauritius not only offers an unrivaled beach paradise, but is also home to lush forestry and a stunning mountain region, making it a wonderfully versatile island hideaway. Whether you’re looking to make a splash along the island’s choppy west coast, or would rather take it easy on the laid-back east coast, there’s something to suit every visitor’s pace.
Mauritius Activity Breaks
Deep Sea FishingIt’d be a crime to not get involved in a spot of deep sea fishing whilst on holiday in Mauritius considering the beautiful seas that surround the island. This can be as extreme or as relaxing as you like – either on boat with a chilled bottle of beer or really going for it to get the best catch of the day. Le Morne is one of the best locations for deep sea fishing as well as Trou aux Biches in the North of the island.
Swimming with DolphinsThere are several areas where dolphins have chosen the seas as their natural habitat so you’ll be sure to encounter these amazing creatures. Tamarin Bay is the perfect location for a spot of dolphin swimming and you’ll be able to see them in the morning or late afternoon.
SafariThere are a couple of different locations in Mauritius to go to if you fancy a safari. The Mauritius Safari and Bird Park is a great trip for young and old alike – a mixture of a zoo, sanctuary park and a real life safari in Yemen Natural Reserve park where you’ll find animals in their natural habitat.
Mauritius Beach Holidays
Quiet SpotsThink of Mauritius and beaches are sure to come to mind. For (quiet beaches][http://www.loveholidays.com/on-the-beach.htm) , travel to the areas that haven’t yet been developed into hot tourist spots like the Ile aux Cerfs, an island just off the coast of Mauritius.
Water SportsLike you’d expect from any island, there are plenty of water sport activities to get involved in all over the island. Blue Bay is the perfect location for snorkelling as the marine life there is breath taking and the waters are crystal clear. There are several locations on the island where you can swim with dolphins, water ski and go fishing – and if you prefer to just watch what is going on and not actually get your feet wet try a trip on the glass bottomed boats! Find more info about:
- Blue Bay
SunbathingSun, sea and sand – the perfect conditions for a spot of sunbathing! There are hundreds of beaches to choose from in Mauritius – for families head to the La Preneuse as the waters are shallow or for a place a bit quieter travel to La Cuvette – a small bay where you’ll be sure to find a bit of peace and quiet.
BarsMost of the bars and clubs are found in Grand Baie which is the main tourist area of the island. The nights start young in Mauritius but go along a lot longer than in the UK to remember to pace yourself so you can keep going until the early hours! Stay at the Baystone Boutique Hotel & Spa for a chance to unwind after a night out by taking to the spa or relaxing on nearby Grand Bay Beach.
ClubsGrand Baie and the Flic-en-Flac are the two key locations to visit if you want to go clubbing on holiday in Mauritius – the other areas of the island tend to be a bit quieter in comparison. Clubs open late, which means you’ll have plenty of time to get merry in the bars before you start to dance the night away. If you’ve not had enough of the water during the day try one of the night pool parties!
EntertainmentThere isn’t a lot of live entertainment in Mauritius and what there is, is often found in the English themed bars and pubs around the island. That said there are plenty of bars where you’ll be able to enjoy the traditional reggae music of this enchanting island.
Mauritius Romantic Retreats
RomanceFor a romantic holiday you need a beautiful location and Mauritius will not disappoint. Think strolls along the beach front as the sun sets, cocktails by the beach during the day and beautiful hotels especially for couples! Why not try a spa hotel for a paradise within paradise?
HoneymoonsA holiday in Mauritius is the perfect choice for loved up newly weds looking for a holiday that they’ll remember forever. There are a fantastic selection of hotels, activities, bars, clubs and restaurants that’ll keep you busy from dusk to dawn – if you want! In Mauritius they do hospitality well and you can expect all those little extras that will make you feel like you’re royalty!
Things to DoThere are literally hundreds of things do whilst on a romantic holiday in Mauritius – from horse back rides on the white sandy beaches, swimming with dolphins, hot air balloon rides to safari and water park visits. For something really different why not try a helicopter ride transfer from the airport to your hotel?
Things to do in Mauritius
Make the most of this stunning location and get back to nature with a trip to Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, the Mauritius Aquarium or the Casela Nature & Leisure Park, which will keep the whole family entertained. Besides a whole host of Mauritius attractions, the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean provide the perfect place for a swim, snorkel,scuba dive or water sport of choice. Then, once you’ve dried off, sample the fantastic local cuisine, which combines flavours from around the world and enjoy a cocktail as the sun goes down.
For the ultimate romantic getaway, there’s no better place to take a stroll along the beach or enjoy a candlelit dinner for two as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean. If you’re looking for an adventure, have an experience of a lifetime on safari, swimming with dolphins or deep sea fishing. Whatever part of the island you choose to explore, you’re sure to find amazing hotels to cater for your every need.
Tropical TemptationsWith lovely warm weather all-year round, Mauritius holidays are the perfect choice for anyone looking for an island escape. Head to the beautiful beaches to unwind and top up your tan or jump into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and try your hand at some water sports. The shallow waters of La Preneuse make it perfect for families and kids will be enchanted by dolphin-spotting at Tamarin Bay.
Wildlife lovers can fill their boots here. Take a trip on a safari or visit the Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes for the chance to get up close to a range of animals and reptiles. If staying on dry land doesn’t hit the spot, then grab your scuba gear or book a place on the Blue Safari Submarine to experience the wonders of exotic tropical fish and stunning coral reefs.
Holidays to Mauritius are also the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway where couples can check into a luxury spa hotel and enjoy the holiday of a lifetime. Let yourself be pampered and leave all your cares behind as you explore this idyllic corner of the world.
Your Place in ParadiseFrom stunning views to exciting activities, Mauritius holidays are everything you could wish for. Grand Baie is the main hotspot and is where you’ll find a fantastic range of shops and restaurants to keep you busy by day and bars and clubs to enjoy by night. Take a trip to La Cuvette beach and experience the tranquillity of this hidden gem.
Over in Le Morne you can embrace nature and discover diverse marine life by deep-sea fishing or swimming in one of the island’s biggest lagoons. For the best nightlife, head to Flic-en-Flac , where you can enjoy spectacular views over the Indian Ocean before dancing the night away.