Luxury accommodation, first class golf courses and some of the best beaches in the world – could holidays to Mauritius be any more idyllic? This paradisiacal Indian Ocean island is edged by clear seas that are just perfect for diving, snorkelling and deep sea fishing. Inland, you’ll find acres of lush, jungle-clad mountains, bustling ports and fragrant spice markets. Hotels on Mauritius are among the most lavish in the world, with exceptional service, pampering spas and gourmet food all making a regular appearance. Exotic, sophisticated and unforgettable – no wonder Mauriritus holidays are popular with honeymooners and couples seeking a breathtaking wedding on the beach.
Many people come to Mauritius simply to relax on the beautiful beaches, but theres far more to see and do here beyond the sand. All that clear sea is just perfect for watersports and you can enjoy everything from sailing to scuba diving along the coast. On dry land, Mauritius golf courses make the island a haven for golfers, whilst hikers love to explore the mountains, rainforests and rich wildlife. Culture vultures should head to capital Port Louis, for atmospheric markets, fascinating museums and theatre. For a totally tropical day out, head to the tropical Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens and marvel at the exotic flora and fauna.
After the sun sets on Mauritius holidays, theres a nightlife scene to suit just about everyone. For many, its all about enjoying outdoor drinks at the hotel bar, or perhaps a candlelit dinner on a white sandy beach. If youd prefer to up the tempo, theres plenty going on in bustling Grand Baie on the north coast. FlicenFlac on the west coast also has a vibrant nightlife scene, with plenty of bars and several discotheques. Capital Port Louis offers plenty to do after dark, including cinemas, cocktail lounges and seafront cafes. Many hotels in Mauritius have their own evening entertainment, varying from traditional dancing to modern nightclubs.
Mauritius location in the Indian Ocean has made its cuisine a melting pot of different cultural influences think Creole, Indian, Chinese and French. Spices are grown throughout the island, making the curries especially tasty. And of course, because its an island, Mauritius offers excellent seafood. Youll find a plethora of local and international restaurants in the main resort and in Port Louis, where theres also a Chinatown. Many hotels in Mauritius have a selection of onsite restaurants ranging from buffets to steakhouses. Plenty of hotels and restaurants on the island have outdoor dining terraces (after all, no holiday here is complete without dinner under the stars.)
Health & Entry Requirements It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
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