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Mauritius luxury holidays


Made up of several islands in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a rich melting pot of influences and cultures. African and Indian elements mingle with Chinese, French and British elements to create a unique combination.

Far from being just another idyllic island, Mauritius has much more to offer than some Indian Ocean luxury getaways. Carpeted in sugar cane, with dramatic mountains erupting from the green fields, the countryside is spectacular.

Port Louis is the main port and capital. A bustling commercial centre, it showcases the country's diverse cultural influences, with street names in French and English and a mass of architectural styles on display. Visit the Natural History Museum to learn the fate of the hapless dodo, Mauritius' most famous bird, and trawl the main market for bargains.

Grand Baie in the north is a lively spot with some great shopping and nightlife opportunities. Nearby Triolet Shivala is home to the island's largest Hindu temple, Maheswarnath, dating from 1819.

Visit the old Balaclava estate and take time to explore the world-renowned Pamplemousses Gardens, which house an impressive collection of indigenous and exotic plants, including the talipot palm that flowers once every sixty years, and a group of tortoises, some over 100-years old. Set out on foot in the Black Gorges National Park to explore virgin forest and see wild monkeys.

On the west coast, surf the big waves created by giant ocean swells that break around Tamarin. In the shadow of the Riviere Noire Mountains, the beaches here are good and the swimming in a protected lagoon is excellent. The village of Chamarel in the south west is home to the island's highest waterfall and some spectacularly coloured dunes, made up of seven different shades of volcanic rock.

Away from the main island, visit Ile aux Cerfs, off the east coast, to relax on Mauritius' best beach and enjoy some world-class watersports.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
12½ hours

Time zone
GMT +4

Mauritian rupee (MUR) = 100 cents

Creole (80.5%), Bhojpuri, French, English (official)

Travel advice
Not required

Special offers in Mauritius

Dubai to Cape Town with Oceania

34-day luxury cruise from £7,105 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Special fares, pre-paid gratuities & more
Book by: 01 December 2019

Enjoy $150 spa or ship credit plus we will cover your gratuities on this epic voyage from Dubai to Cape Town

Top itineraries in Mauritius

Luxury Cape Town, Kruger & Mauritius

15-day tailor-made journey from £6,695 pp incl. flights

Discover city greats, the Big Five and white-sand beaches in style, enjoying everything from an all-inclusive safari to indulgent dining and stays in southern Africa's finest properties.

Dubai to Cape Town with Oceania

34-day luxury cruise from £7,105 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Special fares, pre-paid gratuities & more
Book by: 01 December 2019

Enjoy $150 spa or ship credit plus we will cover your gratuities on this epic voyage from Dubai to Cape Town

What our clients say about our Mauritius holidays

  • For the past many years we have always taken our annual holiday at the same hotel in Mauritius. I just give Bert Hyett the departure date, the duration and everything is sorted from departure to return . Good to know Bert.

    Stephen S

Top places to stay in Mauritius

One&Only Le St Géran, Mauritius

Contemporary resort from £2,910 pp incl. flights

Luxurious accommodation, a near-endless spread of fine-ding options and two kilometres of powdery white sands – for many, this is the finest resort in Mauritius.

Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, Mauritius

Contemporary resort from £2,040 pp incl. flights

Situated amid the white-sands beauty of the Le Morne Peninsula, this chic Beachcomber resort is set against a backdrop of forested mountains and one of Mauritius' best golf courses. There's also a Clarins spa, a kids' club and dining venues showcase flavours both Continental and Creole.

Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, Mauritius

Contemporary hotel

Dinarobin’s trump card is its dramatic location on Le Morne Pensinsula between the sea and a volcanic hulk of a mountain. It is smaller and more personal than other 5-star resorts, yet the suites are still far enough apart along the white coral beach to offer total privacy.

Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa, Mauritius

Contemporary resort from £2,505 pp incl. flights

Set on a private peninsula surrounded by the Blue Bay Marine Park on the peaceful and unspoilt south coast of Mauritius, Shandrani is a haven for nature lovers, boasting three beaches and easy access to the Iles aux Aigrettes nature reserve.

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Mauritius articles

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    People looking for a bit of pampering while on holiday should take a trip to Mauritius, according to Bear Grylls. Writing for the Daily Mail, the British adventurer claimed the island is perfect for those hoping to enjoy some luxury while away from home. Commenting on a visit he and his family took…

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