When Mark Twain remarked “Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius”, he was not being as hyperbolic as you might think.
Located 2000 km east of the African mainland, Mauritius is ensconced by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, and boasts every quality you’d expect from a paradise island, from white powder beaches to sapphire seas and verdant jungles.
With over 177km of untouched coastline, you are guaranteed to find those secluded bays, pristine coral reefs and glistening waves that create the perfect island escape. Journey deeper into the island’s interior, though, and you will discover verdant jungles, impressive mountain outcrops and cascading waterfalls that tick all the boxes of a tropical getaway.
Along with its good looks, Mauritius also boasts real personality, making a holiday here much more about immersing yourself in island life than escaping reality entirely. Home to just over a million inhabitants, Mauritius is a diverse tapestry of Indian, African, French and Chinese heritage, all woven together in a colourful cultural scene.
From the hustle and bustle of Port Louis, the island’s capital, to the quaint fishing villages of the south, Mauritian culture is vibrant and immersive, and locals welcome visitors to their home with open arms.
Whether you see yourself spending your holiday sailing on the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean, snorkelling with turtles and tropical fish, or simply relaxing on the beach, Mauritius embodies everything that luxury travel is about.
Our expert concierge team will work closely to create an experience that fits your vision, whether it’s organising a private boat to reach one of the smaller islands, or a wildlife-watching excursion deep in the jungle.
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Here at Inspiring Travel Company, we are dedicated to selecting the very best hotels and resorts that promise to make every second of your holiday special. However, the islands’ wide range of fantastic luxury resorts makes our job very easy! In this magical destination, there truly is the perfect resort for every traveller - whatever paradise means to you, there’s no doubt that you will find it here.
Explorative souls looking for a serene retreat should head to The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius, an exclusive enclave surrounded by luscious flora leading onto a golden beachfront with a peaceful private pool. Located close to Turtle Bay and its highly-reputed PADI dive centre, this is the perfect choice for those who seek a fine balance between adventure and relaxation.
Alternatively, if you’re a fan of golfing, you will love the Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort and Spa, which boasts 200 stunning abodes just a short boat ride away from the Île aux Cerfs, where you can find a golf club with one of the world’s most spectacular fairways.
After a day on the green, head over to explore the Sagar Shiv Mandir Hindu temple, or simply spend the evening watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean with a cocktail in hand at the Constance Prince Maurice resort.
Highlights of Mauritius
There are myriad captivating things to see and do in Mauritius, meaning that any kind of traveller will be rewarded with unique experiences here, whatever their interests. Your glamourous holiday in Mauritius will most likely begin in the capital, Port Louis. This vibrant city is well worth a day trip, where you can explore the striking colonial architecture, bustling Chinatown and scout out some bargains at the famous central market.
When you’re ready for some respite, take a visit to the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens. These gorgeous gardens are overflowing with verdant tropical flora, featuring unusual plant species such as the giant Victoria amazonica water lily. Wandering the exquisite grounds, you will encounter giant tortoises, rare birds and much more.
Those in search of nature and history intertwined should book a tailor-made tour of the famous Le Morne Brabant mountain. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an icon of Mauritius, and has a dark history which, to this day, symbolises the fight for freedom from slavery. You can either hike around the base of the mountain, or even book a day of guided climbing to reach its summit for some of the best views of the island around.
And, of course, there are the beaches. Whether you’re booking that dream luxury honeymoon or a family holiday, you will find endless beaches to fit your vision.
The most iconic beach in Mauritius is Flic-en-Flac beach, with its endless white sand expanses and cerulean waves gently caressing the shore. This is an unrivalled spot for basking in the sun, but you can also enjoy the buzzing local culture, with regular music and dance performances and street food vendors gathering here daily. Whether you plan to swim, snorkel, scuba dive or sunbathe, there’s no better place to do it than in Mauritius.
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