An Indian Ocean paradise, Mauritius offers some of the most diverse holiday options in the Indian Ocean. With stunning beaches, mountainous scenery, colonial towns and some of the best hotels, luxury spa and golf experiences in the world, Mauritius holidays have something for everyone. A twelve hour flight, the destination is reached by both direct flights (seasonal) and a wide choice of indirect, best with the Middle Eastern carriers.
Nestled in the Southern part of the Indian Ocean the island has a remarkable blend of Western and Eastern cultures. The descendants of the European, African Chinese and Indian immigrants make up the majority of the population with each ethnic group crafting part of the island’s history. The language Creole has a heavy French influence equally intertwined with Hindu influences. When it comes to the cuisine every part of the ethnic influence can be felt. Surrounded by the lush waters of the Indian Ocean, fish and vegetarian dishes form the backbone of the local cuisine.
Drawn to the island by the picture-postcard beaches, there is something for everyone in Mauritius. Water sports are excellent,including some of the best world standard Kite Surfing conditions off the East Coast. Championship standard golf courses are dotted around the island and for those looking to escape into the interior there are stunning gentle walks and more challenging hikes in the mountains.
In everyway Mauritius is a melting pot of cultures, cuisine and activities.