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Mauritius

Mauritius luxury holidays

Introduction

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.

 

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At a glance

Flying time from UK
12½ hours

Time zone
GMT +4

Currency
Mauritian rupee (MUR) = 100 cents

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

Travel advice
Not required

Special offers in Mauritius

Oberoi Mauritius

The Oberoi, Mauritius

7-night luxury holiday from £2,300 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Rate discount for stays 08Jan-30Nov20 – Save up to £1,270pp
Book by: 30 November 2020

The Oberoi Mauritius, a luxury resort in Turtle Bay on the north-west coast of Mauritius, reflects the islands rich multicultural heritage, blending stone, wood and thatch within its 20-acre subtropical gardens. The resort overlooks a turquoise lagoon and has a 600-metre beach.

Le Touessrok, Mauritius

Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok, Mauritius

7-night luxury holiday from £2,165 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Save up to 30% year round if booked up to 60 days in Advance – Save up to £680pp
Book by: 15 August 2020

With its Chi spa and Bernhard Langer-designed golf course, this long-time island favourite brings the best in contemporary luxury to Mauritius’ Trou d’Eau Douce Bay.

Top itineraries in Mauritius

One&Only Le Saint Géran

Luxury Cape Town, Kruger & Mauritius

15-day tailor-made holiday from £6,995 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.

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

Aerial view, One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius

One&Only Le St Géran, Mauritius

7-night luxury holiday from £3,025 pp incl. flights & transfers

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

Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, Mauritius

Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, Mauritius

7-night luxury holiday from £1,990 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.

Oberoi Mauritius

The Oberoi, Mauritius

7-night luxury holiday from £2,300 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Rate discount for stays 08Jan-30Nov20 – Save up to £1,270pp
Book by: 30 November 2020

The Oberoi Mauritius, a luxury resort in Turtle Bay on the north-west coast of Mauritius, reflects the islands rich multicultural heritage, blending stone, wood and thatch within its 20-acre subtropical gardens. The resort overlooks a turquoise lagoon and has a 600-metre beach.

Dinarobin beach

Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, Mauritius

7-night luxury holiday from £1,905 pp incl. flights

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.

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