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If only there was a place offering barefoot luxury, serious sunshine, beautiful white-sand beaches, a plethora of great places to stay, very decent diving and mouth watering cuisine. Oh wait, there is - Mauritius!
Why we think you’ll love it
- Mauritius is the ultimate white sandy beach holiday destination, with textbook swaying palm trees, and hotels populating the coastline
- It's also a family friendly luxury holiday spot, with plenty to keep the kids occupied - think watersports like kayaking and waterskiing
- The hotels are so all-encompassing and well geared to most people's R&R requirements, you'll be able to leave all of your worries at home
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Luxury Holidays to Mauritius: the Detail
The tiny Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has long set the standard for tropical luxury holidays. Combining French, British and Creole cultures, and complete with textbook swaying palms, white sand beaches (some of the prettiest around we might add), and unspoilt reefs, it is one of the world's top destinations for sophisticated yet relaxing holidays. Mauritius is so well geared to most people's R&R requirements - catering for honeymooners and family holidays equally well.
Did you know
- The island was named Mauritius in 1598, during the Dutch period, in honour of Prince Maurits van Nassau
- 90% of the island is home to sugar cane fields
- The dodo is the national bird of Mauritius, however it is now extinct
- Each colour on the flag of Mauritius has a meaning, with blue meaning the colour of the sea, yellow the sunshine and green the agriculture of the country
Luxury accommodation is peppered along the coast line, each as attractive as the next, and dangerously hospitable that you may never want to leave the island. Away from the pampered environs of your hotel, there's also plenty to do for the non sun-worshipper - we can arrange diving in pristine coral gardens, snorkelling, sailing or sea kayaking for waterbabies.
Stunning beaches and world class hotels aside land-lubbers can play golf or visit the celebrated Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens (although we almost prefer the official name - Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens) and the colourful market in the capital Port Louis. Another tick in the Mauritius 'pro' column? It makes for an excellent 'bush and beach' combination with South Africa. Monday markets are by far the biggest on the island and perfect for browsing trinkets galore
After a research trip or two Original Travel can not only impart wisdom on the best places to visit on a day trip or the most luxurious hotels to stay at, we can tailor make a luxury itinerary to suit your travel wish list for Mauritius.