Mauritius

Mauritius is undeniably the jewel of the Indian Ocean, offering natural, secured and crystal clear lagoons with golden sandy beaches. Of volcanic origin, it is the second largest island of the Mascarene Archipelago.  The island is sheltered from the open sea by the world’s third largest coral reef.

Mauritius is an island showcasing a broad diversity with beautiful scenery and beaches with a magic appeal. Renowned for its world-class hotels and unrivalled hospitality, Mauritius is silhouetted by striking mountains and offers inspiring beaches and indigo waters, combined with an incredible mix of cultures and flavours found in the Indian Ocean. The real beauty of Mauritius is its wild interior of mountains, waterfalls, lush forests and endemic wildlife. Snorkelling, kite-surfing and scuba diving are popular water sports alongside hiking in the Black River Gorges National Park. Mauritius is blessed with year-round balmy weather.

The hospitable culture of the island is renowned worldwide, complemented by a mosaic of distinct cultural and religious groups living side by side and identifying Mauritius as an island of diversity and harmony. English is the official language; however Creole and French remain the most commonly spoken languages, with various oriental languages also spoken.

Mauritius blends tropical charm and authentic hospitality to welcome visitors to this delightful island. Mauritius’ rich cultural heritage, represented by colourful temples, churches, pagodas and mosques, is visible at every turn. The destination has set out to achieve recognition as a sustainable island, guided by ecological principles.

See Beyond

Mauritius is rightly famed for its sapphire waters, powder-white beaches and luxury resorts. But there’s so much more attraction to Mauritius than the beach, and it's the kind of place that rewards even the smallest attempts at exploration.


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Attractions

  • Mauritius Botanical Garden

    These extensive grounds were once the private gardens of the country’s French colonial governor before becoming the national botanical garden. Covering several acres, visitors can spend days exploring the collections of indigenous plant life as well as the large medicinal and spice gardens, and picturesque giant water lilies.

  • Chamarel Coloured Earth

    Seven sand dunes in striking shades of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow create a surreal scene at this unique geological site. The multi-coloured sands shift continuously, forming new and unique displays that change each day. The phenomenon results from decomposing volcanic rock that released iron and aluminium into the soil.

  • Black River Gorges National Park

    Deep in the island’s interior, the nation’s largest national park is home to native flora and fauna, including bird species found only in Mauritius. Visitors can enjoy hikes of various intensities, surrounded by cascading waterfalls and panoramic vistas. The park also protects the island’s remaining rainforest as well as a mountain range and stunning gorge.

  • Casela World of Adventures

    This safari and wildlife park gives visitors unmatched access to African wildlife for a family-friendly adventure that will be utterly unforgettable. Choose from a host of premium activities, including Segway encounters with zebras and a big cat viewing area. The guided bus tour, petting zoo, rollercoaster, and playground will entertain all members of the family.


Select our Hotels

 
  • Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius
    • Resort
    • Beach
    • Family
    • Pool
    • Spa
    • Fitness Center
    • Free WIFI

    Capturing the vivid palette of Mauritius, our inspiring hotel surrounded by emerald gardens overlooks ivory sands and aquamarine waters.

    From 170 USD / night BOOK NOW
  • La Gaulette le Morne, Mauritius
    • Resort
    • Beach
    • Family
    • Pool
    • Spa
    • Fitness Center
    • Free WIFI

    Reclining on the white sands and a turquoise lagoon, The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is located on the south-west peninsula of theisland known as the '

    Pearl of the Indian Ocean'. The Le Morne Mountainprovides a befitting backdrop to the resort.
    From 425 USD / night BOOK NOW
  • Balaclava, Mauritius
    • Resort
    • Beach
    • Family
    • Pool
    • Spa
    • Fitness Center
    • Free WIFI

    The Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa, Mauritius offers ocean views, magical diving, world class dining, and our spa experience.

    From 255 USD / night BOOK NOW

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