There’s a lot more to Mauritius than white sandy beaches. The charming contrast of colours and cultures on this tropical island will captivate you as you spend your days relaxing at your luxury resort, exploring the bustling markets of the capital of Mauritius, Port Louis, or diving deep within the sapphire-blue waters.
There are a range of accommodation options on Mauritius to suit all tastes and budgets. Resorts such as Le Morne and Le Prince boast ocean-view chalets, day spas and fine-dining restaurants that showcase the mouth-watering flavours of the local cuisine.
When it comes to tourism on the island, land based activities include hiking and horse riding. You can even play a game of golf on a championship-standard course. But you’ll be hard pressed to stay away from the breathtaking beaches. Take a trip out to Île aux Cerfs or Ile aux Aigrettes Island and snorkel in the calm waters. Ile aux Aigrettes is a nature conservation site where keen bird watchers will be able to spot the rare Mauritian Kestral and Pink Pigeon.
Tourists should also visit the open air Flacq Market, take a stroll through the Mauritius Botanical Gardens and explore the Black River Gorges National Park. For those interested in the distinctive architecture of the Mauritius a tour of Eureka Creole House is a must.
Mauritians are renowned for their hospitality and visitors to the islands generally rave about the service and find this island a tough place to leave. The beauty of this truly special place has been immortalised in the words of Mark Twain who wrote, “Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius”. Reviews don’t come much better than that!
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