WHY TRAVEL HERE?
Tourism is the number one focus for this island retreat with its excellent choice of palm-fringed beaches, turquoise waters and a superb offer of three-five star hotels and resorts. Grand Baie in the north-west offers the best vibe and shops especially for younger travellers who want to enjoy the nightlife as well. The south-west of the island is surrounded by dramatic mountains including Le Morne which is also a kite-surfing hot spot.
While most people visit Mauritius for a 7-10 day romantic honeymoon or family holiday of relaxing on the beach, there’s also a wide number of activities to enjoy on the island including dolphin tours, sky diving, first-class golf course, day trips on a large catamaran, the Pamplemousse Botanical Gardens and, of course, snorkelling, diving & fishing. Most resorts offer full board or all inclusive packages with in-house choice of restaurants, water sports & other entertainment.
Mauritius prides itself in offering very well organised ‘Kids Clubs’ and is easily accessible from South Africa, Australia, direct flights from Europe and the country even has its own airline ‘Air Mauritius’ to this end. It offers pretty much all year round good weather although Jan-March can be hot and humid on parts of the island and the sea mildly cooler in May – August.