Verdant tropics make up the peaks and troughs of Mauritius' striking volcanic mainland whilst tracing the island’s contours, crystalline waters wash up onto sugar-white sands. A cliché most definitely justified when it comes to Mauritius’ beach offerings. And the lagoons, oh the lagoons. Clear would be an understatement.
But besides its surface-level beauty, Mauritius has much to offer. Thanks to its eclectic history, it boasts a vibrant Creole culture for one. Which means whether dressing up to the nines and heading out to a classy restaurant or pausing for a beach-hut snack, the fusion of flavours to be found on the island are nothing short of incredible.
Local life is best showcased with a trip to Port Louis, the island’s bustling capital. Between testing out delicacies and shopping for souvenirs, take your time strolling the streets of this lively hub – it’s here that you’ll witness the real everyday goings-on of the Mauritian people, because despite the temptations that they must face on a daily basis, sun-lounging just isn’t a sustainable way of life.
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The island’s beaches speak for themselves as the number one attraction for holidaying in Mauritius – remember to pack a good book (or three!) because languid hours lie ahead. And, to break-up your time spent ocean-side, there’s always deep-sea fishing, snorkelling and diving to keep you entertained.
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A deep gorge slices through lush land, waterfalls tumble from dramatic heights and swaths of old-growth ebony carpet the rolling terrain to create mile upon mile of rippling green - Mauritius showcases earth’s eden-like abilities with the Black River Gorges National Park.Discover more
Hidden amongst the island’s typical lush vegetation, a strange stripped-back soil – rippled by the rain – bares its psychedelic spectrum for all to see. With its undulating rolls and striking pink hues, the scene is lunar-like in its natural eccentricity.Discover more
Full to the brim of natural beauty and a landmark close to all Mauritians hearts, this is the place to be when it comes to soaking up the best of the island’s tranquility.Discover more
Mauritius is all your Eden-island dreams come true and more. Take a look at our blogs to find out why.
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