Luxury Holidays in Mauritius
An island of tranquil shores and lush green fauna draping the backdrop of Mountains. We guarantee you will Fall in love with this beautiful island in the Indian Ocean, A cocktail of white sandy beaches, beautiful lagoons with deep rooted culture and heritage make the ideal paradise.
Tropical Paradise & Deep Rooted Heritage
Mauritius is a diverse island just waiting to be explored. Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat or a family escape, you will fall in love with this stunning island paradise.
Famous for its crystal clear turquoise waters and wonderful stretches of white sandy beaches, you will be hard pushed to find a more perfect destination to switch off and unwind. A truly enchanting island and if lazing on shores gets too much, why not explore the island and its diverse landscape. Mauritius has so much more to offer, from the thundering cascades of Chamarel Falls, the awe-inspiring Seven Coloured Earths to the dense tropical forests and mountains to hike.
Not forgetting of course that Mauritius is also a golfers paradise. One of the ultimate destinations in the world for many whether you are an amateur or pro. There are many championship courses to choose from, all designed by leading professional golfers.
Mauritius may not naturally come to mind when you think of diving destinations, in comparison to its Australian and Maldivian counterparts, however with its crystal clear water and brightly coloured marine life it really is a magnificent diving destination.
Places to visit in Mauritius
Although you will probably come to Mauritius for some sun, sea and sand, you should not miss out on the amazing cultural attractions the island has to offer.
The capital St Louis has the Unesco-listed Aapravasi Ghat as well as its Central Market full of the most amazing street food for you to sample. The Citadel of Port Louis dates back to the 16th Century, and is another must for your exploration of the capital. All this can easily be covered in a day-trip, perhaps including the Aventure du Sucre museum that details the history of sugar in Mauritius, and the Pamplemousses botanic gardens, the oldest such gardens south of the Equator.
The more adventurous should head for Le Morne Brabant, a small mountain in the south west of the island which makes a great climb with a beautiful beach awaiting you.
Hikers should head for Black River Gorges the largest national park in Mauritius. Glimpse the rare pink pigeons or parakeets, as well as deer macaques and wild boar. Most trails last between three to four hours, and there are local guides to give you precious insight.
Another unmissable natural attraction on Mauritius is the Trou aux Cerfs, a now dormant volcano which has a lake in its crater that is said to be sacred.
Mauritius is so full of the most wonderful beaches that you will literally be spoilt for choice. Some of the best include Pereybere in the north west of the island, Flic en Flac in the east and Blue Bay Beach (Pointe d’Esny) in the south east. There is also the extremely popular Trou aux Biches so make sure to make the most of some of these wonderful beaches on the islands, and swim in the beautiful waters.
Our favourite Mauritius Stays
Here is a selection of our most popular places to stay in Mauritius.
These hotels and villas may whet your appetite, but if you already have a place in mind, we would love to help tailor-make your dream holiday.
5* Le Saint Geran, Mauritius
7 NIGHTS – BASED ON 2 SHARING
Located on its own golden peninsular of Belle Mare on the island’s northeast coast where ancient rainforests and volcanoes meet the azure blue of the Indian Ocean. The hotel enjoys 50 acres of lush tropical gardens that lead onto pristine white powder sand and clear sapphire waters. You will enjoy lazy days on your private terrace or one-of-a-kind experiences if you are feeling a little more energised.
5* The Oberoi, Mauritius
6 NIGHTS – BASED ON 2 SHARING
Surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens this resort sits on three crescents of pristine soft white sand, overlooking the turquoise waters of Turtle Bay, a protected marine park. The lush subtropical gardens are home to fragrant Frangipani trees, African tulip trees, exotic bougainvillea and hibiscus and the perfect place to view breath-taking sunsets and nights skies bursting with stars.
5* LUX Belle Mare Resort, Mauritius
6 NIGHTS – BASED ON 2 SHARING
Tucked away in landscaped tropical gardens the LUX flagship resort designed by Kelly Hoppen is one of the coolest hotels on the Island. The vibe is of a modern beach home with light bright interiors combined with Mauritian features, thatched roofs powder soft beach and swaying coconut palm trees. A luxurious cocktail of contemporary design with authentic touches… you won’t want to leave!
Chamarel a mystery to many – see the seven coloured earths that are a unique geological phenomenon of volcanic earth that never erodes; sand dunes composed of red, brown, violet, green, purple, blue and yellow particles that spontaneously separate and settle in layers. It is said that if you take a handful of the seven colours and mix them all together, they will naturally separate back into their different groups.
Go on a boat trip to visit some of the many deserted bays and enjoy some snorkelling in the beautiful waters.
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (or Pamplemousses) Botanical Garden is a short drive from the capital. Constructed in 1770 and spread over 62,040 acre expanse, it contains various exotic and indigenous flora, such as frangipani, giant lily pads and lotus flowers.
Hinduism is practised by around a half of the population, so unsurprisingly you will discover many temples dotted around the islands. The largest is Maheswarnath Temple. After visiting this you may wish to partake in some mindfulness with some yoga or perhaps a massage on the beach. These are things that your resort will happily arrange.
Ile aux Aigrettes is a small island a short boat ride from the south east of the main island of Mauritius in the Mahebourg Bay. Consisting of coralline limestone it is home to the last remnants of dry coastal forest in Mauritius. Ile aux Aigrettes is now a nature reserve protected by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation who run eco tours to the island as well as organising bespoke tours.
Finally, no Mauritius holiday would be complete without sampling some of the wonderful cuisine. The seafood is spectacular – perhaps you might even catch your own dinner on one of the island’s many fishing trips. The street food is simple amazing. Try the dhal puri, which are seasoned split peas, pickled vegetables and bean curry wrapped in a warm, thin flat bread, or the gateaux piments, which are spicy deep fried balls of lentil and chilli. Wash this down with some local rum, or alternatively go on a tour of Rhumerie de Chamarel, the island’s rum distillery.
You see Mauritius is so much more than a wonderful beach destination adrift in the Indian Ocean.
When to Visit Mauritius
Mauritius has two distinct seasons. Summer runs from November to April and winter from May to October. The higher summer temperatures of coincide with the rainy season while the cooler months are drier. However, there are numerous micro-climates so be prepared for rain, sun and rainbows on your Mauritius holidays.