Mauritius, officially the Republic of Mauritius, is a small island in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres of the African continent.
The country is well known for its sky-blue waters and snow white beaches, no matter what your interest – there is something for the entire family in Mauritius, some of the highlights include kitesurfing, boat excursions to the beautiful islands of the lagoon, paddling, and of course – the most popular, diving and snorkeling. The island is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world.
Points of Interest
Grand Baie is a classy and a vibey town with white sand beaches, nightlife and shopping; this town has everything you need for a perfect holiday.
There are two main beaches in Mauritius, La Cuvette and Grand Bay Public. Both beaches are fairly small but unique and quite different from one other. La Cuvette is suited for those looking to lie on the beach, quiet time for private swimming and indulging in water sports with minimal disturbances, Grand Bay, however, is very popular with tourists and fishing boats, loads of action to be seen. The water at both beaches is turquoise in colour and very clean.
A must-see, in a small village known as Chamarel to the south-western region of the country. Charmarel is known for having a unique attraction known as ‘Chamarel Coloured Earth’, a phenomenon where one can see sand dunes in unbelievable colours; yellow, red, brown, violet, purple, green and even blue.
Downtown Port Louis, the business capital of Mauritius. The town is home to the oldest racecourse in the Indian Ocean region. Port Louis is best-known for its shopping, entertainment venues and world-class hotels and restaurants.
When visiting Mauritius, one can expect a mild tropical maritime climate throughout the year. Mauritius is known to have two seasons; the warm and humid season, which usually lasts from November to April and the cold but dry winter, which can be expected from June to September. October and May are commonly known as the transition months.