As close to heaven as you can achieve and located just 2000 km east from the African mainland, the idyllic island of Mauritius welcomes you with expansive arms. Housing just over one million inhabitants, Mauritius is a multicultural melting pot of Indian, African, French and Chinese heritage.
And the landscape is just as exquisitely diverse. With a range of natural and man-made attractions, combined with 177 km of vibrant coastline, the clear seas and eclipsing coral reefs create an ideal destination for an array of watersports and underwater exploration.
Get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the island’s capital, Port-Louis. Situated between the Indian Ocean and a mountainous backdrop, trade and entertainment come together in a colourful, cultural explosion.
A trip to Mauritius wouldn’t be complete without a little underwater discovery at Turtle Bay. And just a 20 minute drive away from the capital, seabed explorers can book in for an extensive PADI diving course at The Maritim Diving Centre.
A few kilometres away is The Oberoi Mauritius. Surrounded by colourful vegetation, this beachfront retreat offers seclusion in tranquil private pool villas. The perfect place for travelling explorers to lay weary heads.
To regale in local activities and an eclectic mix of street food vendors, head down to the neverending sands of Flic-en-Flac beach. Art-lovers will also rejoice, as this bustling tourist spot serves up a local slice of culture with free music and dance shows.
Head to the extreme southwestern tip of the Indian Ocean where those of an active disposition can embark upon a climb of the peninsula that is Le Morne Brabant; a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Encounter spectacular views of the surrounding east coast islands, which you can get to by private boat tour.
The most famous of these islands is the Île aux Cerfs, home to one of the most stunning fairways in the world, the Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club. From here, take a boat ride to the sophisticated Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort and Spa. 200 elegant abodes and indulgent spa treatments equal pure Mauritian relaxation.
For those seeking spiritual enlightenment, the Hindu temple ‘Sagar Shiv Mandir’ is well worth a visit. And when the sun begins to set over the Indian Ocean, you can settle into tranquil surroundings at the Constance Prince Maurice, only a sparkling stone’s throw away.
At Inspiring Travel Company, our aim is to create magical holiday moments that stay with you forever. Allow our in-house team of experts to handpick the very best resorts for you to sink into, so that you can soak in the true tropical paradise of Mauritius in the way it was intended.