Mauritius is a somewhat little-known island nation just off the African continent that has been seeing a growth in tourism for some time now. All that is for a very good reason – the island is, to put it bluntly, simply fantastic. With a wealth of fascinating things to see and do and a whole new world of culture to explore, it’s no surprise that more and more people are turning to this majestic little land mass to fulfill all of their holiday needs.
Whatever type of holiday you prefer, be it discovering incredible new landscapes where you can shoot reams of photos to show the family back home or exploring an amazing culture filled with nuances and personality of its own, Mauritius never ceases to disappoint. An enchanting island filled with colours, tastes, smells and sounds, Mauritius will keep you entertained from the moment you arrive to the sad point when it comes to depart. With a welcoming local community who enjoy nothing more than to show off their culture to tourists, you’ll quickly learn that finding out about Mauritius, its history and its culture, is easier than you think!
Visit fabulous beaches such as the Pereybere Beach, a stretching paradise packed with shops, bars and restaurants all along its beautiful length. If you really want to take in some of nature’s most striking sights, however, then the Labourdonnais Orchards should be a definite stopping point on your itinerary. Hike or bike through this majestic orchard and discover a mesmerising world of fruit trees in every colour, heady exotic flowers filling the air with their distinctive aroma and an array of stunning scenery you’ll never forget.
After all that nature, you’ll be ready to get back into the civilised world – and what better way to do it than to experience some of Mauritius’ culture at its finest. Head out for a night on the town and enjoy the island’s traditional dance, the Sega. This dance originated from mainland Africa and Madagascar’s ritual music and is a true wonder to behold. You may even find yourself itching to join in!
And, of course, there’s the cuisine. With food from all over – dishes comprised of Creole, Indian, European and Chinese cooking, you can be sure you’ll be in for a mouth-watering treat at any of the local restaurants in which you choose to dine.
Just stepping out of your Mauritius hotels will show you a world of culture, nature and colour – and with so much to explore, you can rest assured you’ll never run out of things that’ll amaze in this amazing island nation.