If you want to escape to a fascinating tropical paradise cooled by the gentle breezes of the Indian Ocean with a unique chance to see the glimpse of heaven or earth, head to Mauritius, the pearl of the Indian. Being one of the most exclusive and picturesque spots in the world, Mauritius is blessed with clean aquamarine waters, stunning sand-rimmed lagoons, majestic white-sand beaches fringed with palm trees, spectacular volcanic peaks, magnificent waterfalls and lush forests offering hiking trails and panoramic views over the island, all promising to make your holidays a lifetime dream.
First discovered by the Arabs sailors the pearl-shaped island of Mauritius is located on the eastern regions of Madagascar, north of the Tropic of Capricorn covering an approximate area of 1865 sq km. Mauritius was created due to the volcanic eruptions, that is why its interior is covered with mountain ranges, gentle slopes and lowland plains. The highest peak in Mauritius is Le Piton de la Petite Riviere Noire, situated in the southwest rising to 828 meters, followed in height by the Pieter Both (823 meters), towering over Port Louis, the capital and the largest city of Mauritius. The island features a 330 km of coastline which are entirely surrounded by coral reefs.
The climate of Mauritius is described as warm and pleasant year-round, making it a popular tourist destination. Two seasons are underlined: hot and wet season (December to April) and cool and dry season (May to November). July is the coolest month with the average temperatures of 22C in the lowlands and 16C in the plateau.
Mauritius culture is a fusion of many unique and diverse cultures, including European, Indian, African, Creole, Chinese and Indian, boasting some of the most fascinating years-old customs and traditions. This intriguing culture is represented in the island's churches, mosques and temples. Another proof of this is the rich cuisine of Mauritius, offering traditional western dishes, as well as more exotic oriental dishes brought by the Indian and Chinese settlers.
Mauritius is famous for its spectacularly beautiful nature, featuring rich flora made up of over 700 species of indigenous plants, including the most amazing giant Victoria regia water lilies and rich fauna with some of the most endangered species, such as black bulbul, pink pigeon, tenrec and fody. There are several reserve and wildlife parks in Mauritius. Ile aux Aigrettes is one of them, boasting Ebony trees and "Bois de chandelle" (dracaena concinna) and several unique animal species. With its warm climate, beautiful landscapes, vibrant culture and welcoming locals, it is no surprise Mauritius has become such a popular destination for holiday makers, honeymooners or anyone who really deserves a special treat and full relaxation.
Mauritius Vacations and HotelsMauritius vacations offer everything you desire to take your travel to the most complete holiday you've ever dreamed of. Featuring amazing sceneries, ancient monuments and historical buildings, scenic villages, magnificent waterfalls, tropical lush rainforests and tremendous opportunities to explore the islands, the dreamscape Mauritius absolutely has all the elements needed for a picture perfect location luring anyone to return again and again.
Mauritius vacations offer a wealth of possible recreational activities to discover the pristine untouched beauty of the island. Eco-activities, water adventures and nautical activities out there will dazzle and enchant even the most demanding visitors. There is so much to see and to do in this tropical paradise that a visit or two are not enough to fully discover the island. Staying in Mauritius is really a wonderful experience.
Exhilarating zip lining in Les Cerfs Volants, situated in the southern part of the island, is a fine experience giving you the glimpses of rapids and waterfalls through the lush foliage. Trekking and hiking are also popular among tourists, especially in reserved tropical forests area and nature parks, offering breathtaking views of mountains, rivers and forests. People enjoy trekking on Pieter Both Mountain and the summits of Le Morne Peninsular. Le Pouce, Black river Peak and Montage Lion are also popular hiking spots to discover the nature's paradise. Other land activities include biking (mountain biking), horseback riding, golf, tennis and mountain climbing.
What concerns to water adventures, Mauritius is an idyllic water enthusiast's paradise featuring unbelievable experiences for scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, surfing, kite surfing, kayaking and water skiing. The surrounding sea beaches, creeks and backwaters offer the holiday makers unique swimming opportunities. Serious anglers will surely love the superb deep-sea fishing in the waters off Mauritius, where there are several species of sharks and loads of fish, including sailfish, dolphin fish, yellow fin tuna and giant trevally.
Mauritius is famous for its fabulous choice of accommodations, including self catering apartments, small guest houses, majestic holiday villas, luxury beach bungalows, luxury resorts and spas. Most luxurious hotels and resorts line the breathtaking coastline offering panoramic ocean views and welcoming tourists with warm charming hospitality and top-notch service.
Les Pavillions is one of the most visited luxury beach hotels of Mauritius, surrounded by stunning white sandy beaches in a calm turquoise Lagoon of le Morne. Nestled amongst lush green vegetation, the genuine hotel features colonial style bungalow, 64 spacious rooms with elegantly furnished terraces overlooking the sea, magnificent tropical garden, restaurants and bars, elegantly designed swimming pool as well as sports and leisure facilities. Honeymooners are given a special treat at les Pavillions.
Sugar Beach Resort is another perfect getaway on the beautiful west coast of Mauritius. The resort boasts timeless plantation style elegance with 258 tastefully decorated rooms and suites with modern room amenities, including international direct-dial telephones, Wi-Fi internet access, hair dryers and satellite television. With over half a kilometer of sandy beaches, the resort offers a plethora of land and water activities, such as tennis courts, horse riding and mountain biking, yoga classes, mini football, water polo, unlimited waterskiing and windsurfing, as well as glass-bottom boat trips.
The world renowned and famous island of Mauritius boasts exotic surroundings and enchanting incredible sunsets and is one of the most attractive, delightful and desirable hotspots in the world. Visit the island and experience the unique fusion of European, African and Asian cultures!