Ultimate Guide to Mauritius - Everything You Need To Know
Posted on 13th October 2023 at 15:46
Have you ever wanted to visit Mauritius but never known where to start? Look no further as below we have everything you need to know, where to go and what to do, as well as some stunning resorts you can stay at too!
The native language is Mauritian Creole; however, the majority of people speak fluent English and/or French. They are also known to be a very hospitable and friendly people, which will no doubt make your holiday feel a lot more personal!
You can visit Mauritius year-round as their winter is June-September with temperatures reaching 21°C and their summer is November-April with warm temperatures of 25°C.
Mauritius is a melting pot of different cultures and traditions. Some things the island is known for is Sega dancing, bird watching, sugar and rum! There are 15 bank holidays so there is always something being celebrated!
During your stay you have the opportunity to explore the whole island as it’s no larger than a UK county! The Northern territory is the warmest part of the island which makes it the more popular area of the island. Grand Baie is especially beautiful if you’re looking for that perfect destination wedding!
Following a winding road round to the East coast where you will find some of the most stunning, prestigious hotels the island has to offer, the main one being The One & Only Le Saint Geran which you can find ‘here’ on our website! The East coast is known for the best beaches and great golf courses. If golfing is your thing, we recommend visiting Ile Aux Cerfs – an island off the East coast where you can play golf till your hearts content!
Heading down to the Southern coast, often referred to as the ‘Wild South’, you will find a slower pace of life but still plenty to do. Here, you should take advantage of the most amazing views by road-tripping to really soak it all in. You could also grab a tour guide to hike the Le Morne Brabant to experience the breathtaking views of the whole island and beyond. Off the Southeast coast there is an island called Ile Aux Aigrettes where you will find a nature reserve which boasts a selection of endemic birds and the famous Giant Tortoise! Why not jump in a helicopter to witness the incredible illusory underwater waterfall? Or head over to Chamarel to see the 7 colours of the earth? We know you will fall in love with these spectacular sights!
Bearing round to the West, you will experience stunning sunsets on the long, wide beach of Flic en Flac. For the more adventurous holiday-goer, you can kayak through the mangroves of the Black River Gorges, a beautiful national park. Further along the coast you will come to Port Louis, the capital of the island. Take time out of your stay to visit the many street markets, the botanical gardens, the waterfront marina, and the oldest racecourse in the Southern Hemisphere! Head over to the Sugar Museum to learn about the rich history of the sugar plantations of the island.
Talking of sugar plantations, you can venture further inland to visit these as well as the tea plantations the island is known for. For a more spiritual atmosphere, we recommend visiting the Grand Bassin which is a lake representing the mighty Ganges River of India, really take in the colours of the temple, the smells of incense, and the reflection of small lamps flickering on the water.
Things to Do
Below are some activities we recommend doing while visiting this incredible island to really make your stay an unforgettable one!
Snorkeling or scuba diving in the amazing coral reefs
Ziplining through old sugar cane plantations
Horse riding along the beach
And this is just to name a few!
It is a relatively small island, but there is so much to do! This makes it great for honeymooning, family holidays and solo trips alike.
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