Mauritius is a tropical fantasy of an island in the southern Indian Ocean, blessed with sunshine, trade winds and endless beaches. With its superb climate, wonderful hotels and friendly people the island is a fantastic tourist destination. But there is a lot more to Mauritius than just swaying palm trees and soaking up the rays.
The tropical island of Mauritius, once a haunt for pirates, is now best known for luxury hotels on white sand beaches with mountain backdrops. It is an island for relaxation and exploration, with Indian temples, colonial houses, botanical gardens and diverse wildlife. Mauritians are renowned for their hospitality and visitors to the islands generally rave about the service.
Mauritius has some of the best value deals in the region. Reassuring remnants of the British colonial era remain in the Gymkhana Club, tea plantations and driving on the left, but an active volcano, an abundance of palm trees, dhal puri stalls at markets and the ubiquitous dodo icon, add a touch of the exotic.
Mauritius is regularly voted as one of the best island destinations in the world and it is easy to understand why. It enjoys a tropical climate, has a wide variety of activities on offer and some of the best hotels anywhere in the Indian Ocean. It is a tropical gem with stunning beaches and a warm welcome.
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Trip to Ile aux Cerfs
Ile aux Cerfs is a picturesque island spread over 87 hectares of untouched land off the east coast of Mauritius. It is famous for its white sandy beaches, its turquoise lagoons and for the wide range of restaurants, water sports and land activities on offer. It is also home to one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world, the Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club, an 18-hole championship golf course designed by two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer. You will be met by a guide at Trou d’Eau Douce jetty to start your boat journey over to the Island. You will have the day at leisure to enjoy the facilities and activities at Ile aux Cerfs.
Colourful South Coast Tour
Explore the heart of Mauritius and discover some of the island´s most iconic landmarks on this fascinating full-day tour. Highlights include: Enjoy unforgettable views of one of the most beautiful islands in the world - Admire the glistening waterfall and unique landscapes at Chamarel - Appreciate the serenity at Ganga Talao Start the day with an adventure to the top of a dormant volcanic crater with a visit to the Trou-Aux-Cerfs, offering 360 degree panoramic views of the tranquil city below. Continue with a visit to the fascinating Voiliers de l’Ocean, where you are able to watch as local craftsmen make painstaking detailed replicas of authentic 18th Century sailing ships. Next, take a scenic drive through the lush tropical forest of the island’s interior, as you head towards the ‘Ganga Talao’ a sacred lake formed in an old volcano located in the the Plaine Champagne. Admire this breath-taking natural lake that formed in an old volcano.