Mauritius Holiday Information
Mauritius, ‘the Pearl of the Indian Ocean’; a fabulous mix of culture, beautiful beaches and stunning scenery.
The perfect haven for those seeking pure, pampered relaxation, yet offering a full range of activities for the more adventurous, from diving, surfing and kayaking to deep-sea fishing (with an abundance of marlin and yellowfin tuna).
Your luxury holiday to Mauritius will take you away from the stresses of everyday life, transporting you into a cosmopolitan world of sun, surf and sophisticated pleasure.
With some of the finest luxury 5-star beach hotels in the world, an all inclusive holiday to Mauritius provides a worry-free holiday experience where budgets are taken care of, providing total peace of mind for you to enjoy the fabulous amenities to their fullest.
Whatever your hotel choice, Mauritius holidays come with a fully deserved reputation for unsurpassed service and quality, a reputation which is making Mauritius the first choice for an increasing number of very discerning travellers.
Mauritius luxury holidays are finding favour for all those special occasions, whether your dream wedding, your perfect honeymoon, that special anniversary, or simply for the holiday of a lifetime. And a holiday in Mauritius is just perfect for an unforgettable family experience.
For a taste of what you will experience on your Mauritius holiday, you can be assured that standards of accommodation and service are the very highest with all of the natural Mauritius hospitality, creative traditional and international cuisine and friendly service available to you throughout your holiday.
Mauritius offers fabulous traditional evening entertainment for all the family with creole music and sega dancing, relaxing bars, discos – everything you would expect from a luxury Mauritius holiday.
And your Mauritius all inclusive holiday not only gives you the perfect holiday of a lifetime experience, it is also incredible value for money.
Luxury Cuisine & Dining in Mauritius
Your luxury holiday to Mauritius will introduce you to a fabulous island cuisine, every bit as cosmopolitan as the island’s culture.
From traditional Mauritius cuisine, you will discover an eclectic mix of Creole, Indian and Chinese food with hotel restaurants also catering for the more European tastes.
But whatever your taste, you will find the cooking on Mauritius to be in a class of its own, and whether you dine in your hotel or sample the local restaurants, your taste buds will be in for a real treat!
When it comes to drinks, be adventurous! Imported wines can be a bit expensive, but the local Mauritius wines and beers are well worth trying - and for the brave, the Green Island Rum should not be missed!
Mauritius has built a great reputation as a shoppers paradise, with excellent shopping opportunities and very reasonable prices.
If you want to include some serious shopping in your holiday to Mauritius, the island has a strong reputation for textiles, with sweaters, polo shirts and other knitwear proving popular purchases. Leading luxury brands, both originals and, it should be said, copies are sold at unbeatable prices all over Mauritius.
Curepipe is the main centre for tourist shopping with Port Louis well worth a visit. A speciality of Curepipe is the selection of models of boats and old sailing ships, often beautifully made by the many excellent local craftsmen, all competing for attention.
Bargaining, except possibly in the markets, is neither usual nor encouraged and is unlikely to succeed, as most items are fairly priced.
Mauritius is the perfect all year holiday destination, warm throughout the year with a subtropical climate and only two, very similar seasons.
The Summer season runs from November to April, with temperatures reaching as high as 34ºC (93ºF) on the coast.
December to April sees the highest levels of humidity, but the climate is never unbearable, particularly on the coast, thanks to a constant sea breeze.
Cyclones, with strong winds and heavy rain, can occur between January and March and Mauritius will normally experience about three or four cyclones a year during this period, each usually lasting a couple of days.
During winter the temperature drops a few degrees, with cooler evenings, but there is still plenty of sunshine and it is a very pleasant time of year to take your holiday to Mauritius.
Sea temperatures vary between 24ºC (75ºF) in the winter and 28ºC (82ºF) in the summer.
The peak holiday season runs from October to Easter, with hotel prices dropping during the summer months.
Getting Around in Mauritius
The island is a place of stunning natural beauty and you will really make the most of your holiday to Mauritius by getting out and about to take in all the island has to offer.
There are three ways to get around:
Available outside most hotels or by booking at your hotel reception, taxis are the most popular way to get around Mauritius Rates may differ between drivers, so it pays to ask at reception how much they consider the journey to cost and then negotiate with the driver.
Mauritius has an excellent bus service with cheap tickets and an extensive (but slow) network which will take you just about anywhere on the island
The main hubs for bus travel are Curepipe and Port Louis.
Driving is on the left. There over 1,600 km of roads of varying standard all over Mauritius, providing a fabulous range of often stunningly scenic drives.
There are several rental car companies and your travel agent will happily advise you.
A great way to see the island is to hire a taxi and driver for the day. Most drivers know the island very well, and if they don’t know something, they will know someone who does.