Search ‘dream holiday’ in Google and it’s pretty likely the island of Mauritius is pretty close to the top of the list. A tropical island paradise, Mauritius is every bit as beautiful as the photos. No ‘Instagram versus reality’ here, just pristine beaches, rare wildlife and luxury hotels. The capital of Port Louis is an excellent place to begin your adventure, soaking in the French colonial architecture, temples, hiking, shopping and bazaars. When the sun lounger beckons, head out to the tiny Rodrigues Island for a spot of water sports, diving and snorkelling. Many of the hotels and beach resorts offer all-inclusive holiday options so all you have to worry about is which cocktail you’ll try next – tough gig, but someone has to do it. If you need a break from the pool/bar/sunlounge combo, lace up your runners and check out Black River Gorges National Park in the south-western part of Mauritius for some wildlife spotting. Talk to our team of experts today about our limited-offer Mauritius travel packages. You’ve only got one life, so live it and live it well.
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Where to stay in Mauritius
Where to stay in Mauritius
The easiest way to choose accommodation in Mauritius is to divide the island into four areas and match your interests and expectations with the best stretch of coastline. What they have in common is a wide choice of excellent hotels (all with swimming pools) that will satisfy every need – whether you want to pamper yourself or are looking for budget-friendly options.
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The North of Mauritius
The beaches in the north of the island are located around the popular town of Grand Baie, which is a good choice if you’re visiting Mauritius for the first time. You can choose to stay in Grand Baie itself or La Cuvette, Pereybere, Bain Boeuf or Mont Choisy (Mont Choisy beach is gorgeous), all within a few minutes’ drive of each other.
The East of Mauritius
The east coast of Mauritius is known for its luxurious hotels and stunning Belle Mare region. If you’re looking for a golfing getaway, the Post de Flacq peninsula at the northern end of Belle Mare is the perfect spot thanks to Ile Aux Cerfs Golf Club. To the peninsula’s south is Beau Champ, where you can enjoy water sports.
The southern coast is for people who want to escape the crowds and enjoy true tranquillity. The towering cliffs make for a wonderfully dramatic backdrop − but they also help to create some great waves, making it ideal for surfing.
Always, always pack an international travel adapter plug and more than one! You could find one while overseas, but they can be quite expensive and may not be compatible with your devices. Also, never travel without a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.
Frequently asked questions
When packing for a trip to Mauritius, remember the essentials like your passport, visa, phone, chargers, camera, sunblock, some MUR and the correct power adaptor. From there, we recommend packing a towel, plenty of bathing suits, a hat, flip-flops, some walking shoes and a great book to enjoy as you relax in your bungalow.
They say the west is best, and Mauritius' west coast certainly delivers with picturesque beaches and perfect white sand. However, the whole island is a treasure trove of natural wonder and holiday havens. Whether you head inland to enjoy the Black River Gorges National Park or meander around the coast past palm trees and snorkel hotspots, Mauritius serves beauty and adventure on every corner.
Mauritius serves up delicious weather all year round, though it does tend to be wetter between December and April. If you consider yourself solar-powered and prefer nothing but sun, we recommend heading over between April and June to enjoy pristine days without the crowds.
While in Mauritius you can choose your own adventure, either stepping into the slow lane and soaking up island life or filling your days with action and new experiences. Be sure to visit a bazaar and Chinatown in Port Louis before experiencing the local culture by exploring the undeveloped villages in the south. Enjoy the spoils of the ocean with deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling and water sports before checking out the island's two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
With years of experience under our belts, and a decent tan to show from our time spent relaxing on tropical beaches, the Flight Centre Travel Experts are the perfect people to ask about your holiday package to Mauritius. From family holidays to adventure trips and romantic stays, we can easily curate a Mauritius holiday package to suit your travel style.