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Picture Mauritius. We’re going to be a tad presumptuous and say you saw long, sandy beaches, a palm-dense shoreline and waters some would describe as azure. And for the most part, that’s not a bad shout. The Mauritius PR engine has done a grand job. But we’ve got great news. They missed out the mountains, forests, tea plantations, national parks, waterfalls and some intriguing endemic wildlife. We could go on – but there’s no fun to be had in finding out everything before you land. We’ve saved some surprises for you.

Yes, Mauritius is an island escape – but it’s not without its home comforts. Shiny malls, sleek cinemas and all the trappings of western life are here for your convenience. It does nothing to detract from your travel experience. But those things are handy to have on tap if you need them. Of course, you can leave the sprawling towns behind and hike, bike or drive your way to isolated spots. You might uncover the island’s sacred lake, some very colourful geology or the oldest golf course in the southern hemisphere. Eclectic? It sure is. We rarely slap on the something for everyone label – but for Mauritius holidays, we might have to make an exception.

Mauritius

Picture Mauritius. We’re going to be a tad presumptuous and say you saw long, sandy beaches, a palm-dense shoreline and waters some would describe as azure. And for the most part, that’s not a bad shout. The Mauritius PR engine has done a grand job. But we’ve got great news. They missed out the mountains, forests, tea plantations, national parks, waterfalls and some intriguing endemic wildlife. We could go on – but there’s no fun to be had in finding out everything before you land. We’ve saved some surprises for you.

Yes, Mauritius is an island escape – but it’s not without its home comforts. Shiny malls, sleek cinemas and all the trappings of western life are here for your convenience. It does nothing to detract from your travel experience. But those things are handy to have on tap if you need them. Of course, you can leave the sprawling towns behind and hike, bike or drive your way to isolated spots. You might uncover the island’s sacred lake, some very colourful geology or the oldest golf course in the southern hemisphere. Eclectic? It sure is. We rarely slap on the something for everyone label – but for Mauritius holidays, we might have to make an exception.

   
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Soundtrack of the city

A slice of island life

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    3 course meal for 2: £28.09

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    A regular cappuccino: £1.78

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    A medium beer: £1.31

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    One-way (Local Transport): £0.65

A slice of island life

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    3 course meal for 2: £28.09

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    A regular cappuccino: £1.78

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    A medium beer: £1.31

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    One-way (Local Transport): £0.65

Soundtrack of the city

A comfortable climate

As you’d expect on a tropical island, it’s a year round destination. But before you pitch up, there are some months that’ll pique your interest. October kicks off the hot, dry summer – but things don’t get too toasty until December. This is when your inner thermometer will simply register HOT. Humidity starts to pick up from December to April.

Discover the real Mauritius

On any island, it’s hard not to be drawn to the surrounding waters. On Mauritius, those waters are packed with options – from scuba to jet skis, the activities are well worth your time. Do spare some time to head inland though. Forest hikes, hidden sacred spots and a volcanic crater – with its own jogging circuit are just some of the surprises in store.

Fly to Mauritius, explore, scamper, frolic – generally enjoy the island. Spontaneity will serve you well. But to do all of those things – without a little FOMO creeping in, it’s nice to have some insider snippets. Whether it’s where to stay or where to scuba – a little help goes a long way on this island.

Few places in the world can really offer up anything new. We’ve travelled to track down tastebud sensations – or they’ve crossed air, land and seas to reach us. And then there’s the flavours of Mauritius. New dishes, new flavours and a street food scene that’ll lure you out of your resort time and again. Oh, and there are a few Michelin starred chefs knocking about too.

See & do

On any island, it’s hard not to be drawn to the surrounding waters. On Mauritius, those waters are packed with options – from scuba to jet skis, the activities are well worth your time. Do spare some time to head inland though. Forest hikes, hidden sacred spots and a volcanic crater – with its own jogging circuit are just some of the surprises in store.

Guides & Tips

Fly to Mauritius, explore, scamper, frolic – generally enjoy the island. Spontaneity will serve you well. But to do all of those things – without a little FOMO creeping in, it’s nice to have some insider snippets. Whether it’s where to stay or where to scuba – a little help goes a long way on this island.

Food & Drink

Few places in the world can really offer up anything new. We’ve travelled to track down tastebud sensations – or they’ve crossed air, land and seas to reach us. And then there’s the flavours of Mauritius. New dishes, new flavours and a street food scene that’ll lure you out of your resort time and again. Oh, and there are a few Michelin starred chefs knocking about too.

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More of Mascarene Islands

In this archipelago, Mauritius definitely gets the lion’s share of the headlines. Venture beyond the main island though and you’ll find even more intriguing – and swashbuckling – history. Discovered, colonised, ruled and handed back and forth – it’s easy to see why everyone who landed here wanted a slice of the volcanic paradise. Havens for nature lovers – the islands are still home to some rare sights. Then there’s the beaches. They would be ideal places to laze – if there weren’t so many tempting distractions to lure you inland.