If you're currently considering a trip to Mauritius for your next luxury holiday, then we have some fantastic news for you…with every Business Class booking made this October, Air Mauritius is offering one complimentary helicopter transfer or 30 minute helicopter tour of the island!
As a destination, the island of Mauritius has so much to offer. Numerous luxury hotels dot the picturesque coastline here, and they are renowned worldwide for incredible levels of service. Many resorts feature fantastic golf courses, while watersports and scuba diving centres abound.
Thriving towns also offer an enchanting location for travellers to explore and enjoy. Port-Louis, the nation's capital, is a great place to learn more about Mauritius's captivating past, or simply enjoy some of the mouth-watering Creole cuisine, with its distinctive mix of French, Indian, Chinese and Southern African influences.
Of course, it is the outstanding natural beauty here that offers an attraction above all others. From the imposing stature of Le Morne mountain to the acres upon acres of virgin rainforest; there's just so much to explore. Too much, it must be said, to fit into a one or two week luxury Mauritius holiday. So what better way to survey the varied landscapes, then, than from the air?
When Megan Phillips - a Personal Assistant in our Client Services Team - visited Mauritius earlier this month, it was the prehistoric landscapes that struck her most:
"The Black Rivers Gorges were my absolute highlight. It was breathtakingly beautiful to see completely unspoilt rainforest in the middle of a tropical island. Here you could see how the island would have looked before its first inhabitants arrived. We viewed this landscape from the popular sight-seeing spots, which was great and relatively quiet, but from the air it would have been stunning."
As the national airline of this incredible country, Air Mauritius is incredibly proud of the diverse culture and natural beauty it represents. To evoke that 'Indian Ocean luxury' feeling before you're even onboard the plane, all Business Class customers are fast-tracked through security, assuring that they have ample amounts of time to enjoy the premium airport lounge. In fact, at Heathrow Terminal 4 Air Mauritius Business Class customers can enjoy the benefits of a dedicated Spa by Clarins, where a complimentary facial or massage will help you ease into holiday mode.
Once on board, all passengers will enjoy an outstanding in-flight menu, with distinct Mauritian influences. In Business Class, fine wines are also on offer, while full-length lie-flat cocoon seats will ensure you land well rested.
Book your Air Mauritius Business Class seats this October (for travel through to March 2016), and you'll also be offered the luxury of a helicopter transfer upon arrival.
Many of our luxury Mauritius hotels boast their own helipads, so you can travel onward in style and reach your final destination without further delay. Whilst in the air, of course, you'll enjoy a spectacular view of the island below.
At the Inspiring Travel Company, we currently have some sensational offers on luxury travel to Mauritius, including to some of the many hotels which have helipads either within the resort or just minutes away. One&Only Le Saint Géran, for example, can be reached by helicopter transfer and is currently offering a 'Stay 7 nights pay for 4' deal, saving up to £1,209 per person! Similarly, Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa (due to reopen this November after extensive improvements), is offering up to 50% off accommodation in November and much of December, making a winter break to this iconic island even more inviting!
Another option in this fantastic Air Mauritius deal is to enjoy a free 30 minute helicopter tour of the island, taking in many of the island's key natural wonders. For Megan Phillips, this was something she regrets missing out on:
"A helicopter flight was the one thing I wish we’d have done. Mauritius is so diverse geographically and with large areas of agricultural land, towns, villages, mountains and protected nature reserves it can take a while to get between the many natural attractions. A helicopter tour allows you to see it all from the air, so you get to spend more time relaxing at your luxury hotel or resort. With lush rainforest, sugar and tea plantations, volcanic craters, mountain ranges, lakes, nature reserves, botanical gardens, salt flats, white sandy beaches, coral reefs, untouched islands and colourful towns; it would be the perfect way to see the true beauty of the island."
If you'd like to make the most of this fantastic offer from Air Mauritius, you can talk to one of our Travel Specialists on 01244 355 600 today. Their years of experience and expert knowledge will be put to good use, creating an entirely bespoke Mauritius holiday to suit your every need. Of course, for more information you can browse our Mauritius pages, or start a webchat now with one of our experienced staff.