Mauritius Holidays 2019/2020

Famed for its white sand beaches, 5* resorts and magical lagoons, Mauritius is a luxurious holiday destination packed with culinary delights and an eclectic culture. Away from the beach, visitors can explore sugar and tea plantations and abundant national parks, colonial houses and gardens.

Mauritius Holiday Deals 2019/2020

Riu Creole Hotel

Le Morne, Mauritius

(2063)

14 Nights

12th Jan 2020

All Inclusive

London Gatwick - Direct

Based On Double Room with Limited Sea View and Balcony or Terrace


Price from £1520pp£2185pp

Save £665

Riu Le Morne Hotel

Le Morne, Mauritius

(1607)

14 Nights

12th Jan 2020

All Inclusive

London Gatwick - Direct

Based On Double Room with Garden View and Balcony or Terrace


Price from £1686pp£2371pp

Save £685

Emeraude Beach Attitude

Trou Deau Douce, Mauritius

(2577)

7 Nights

23rd Feb 2020

All Inclusive

London Gatwick - Direct

Based On Standard Double Room with Garden View and Balcony or Terrace


Price from £1146pp£1539pp

Save £393

Marvellous Mauritius

Aside from the wonder of its coastline, which boasts breathtaking cobalt blue water and fine, clean sand, Mauritius All Inclusive holidays give you a wonderful range of activities on offer. You can hike through rainforests surrounded by sugar cane fields in Bois Cheri and play on idyllic golf courses offering panoramic views of the striking landscape in beautiful Belle Mare.

The diversity of cultures on the small island is best expressed through its cuisine. You’ll find everything from Indian to European dishes in local canteens, as well as gourmet restaurants where you’ll be met with friendly locals, excited to share their unique lifestyle.

Packed with history, visitors can explore the distinctive colonial buildings in the vibrant capital, Port Louis. Plus there are museums where you can learn how the island’s past has contributed to its present day identity.


Currency: Mauritian Rupee

Language: English and French

Time Difference: GMT +4

Population: 1.3 million

Religion: Hinduism

Regions

Anse La Raie

Just along the northern side of Mauritius, on the edge of a shimmering lagoon, you'll find Anse La Raie. This peaceful and secluded spot is the perfect setting for a luxurious holiday and delivers everything you'd expect from a tropical hideaway. Some of the best scenery in Mauritius is here - incredible views of the ocean, set against bright white beaches, with tiny green forested islands just off the coast. Holidays to Mauritius don't get much better than this.

Balaclava

Mauritius has some of the most beautifully breath-taking beaches in the world; it is here that you think of when you imagine sumptuous sands and dazzling blue seas. So it makes sense that Balaclava, located in the north of the country, is one of the best places to choose for a luxury holiday that leaves you feeling like new. The best hotels, the most magical beaches, fantastic attractions and a reputation for being like heaven on earth has turned Balaclava into the must-visit destination for all those who worship the sun.

Bel Ombre

For most people, holidays to Mauritius are all about cloudless skies, sandy beaches and five-star resorts. In Bel Ombre, Mauritius reveals its most luxurious side. This small tourist village is populated with dreamy beachfront hotels, spacious mansions and heritage villas. On Bel Ombre holidays, you can enjoy the upmarket beach break of your dreams, while taking advantage of the opportunities for hiking through stunning scenery, exploring the wild southern coastline and trying out water sports.

Belle Mare

Located on the east coast of Mauritius is the charming area of Belle Mare. This peaceful holiday destination could be the cover page of any travel magazine, with breathtaking white sands, see-through water and a backdrop of palm trees and thatched parasols. Learn what relaxation really means at Belle Mare.

Calodyne

If you're looking to enjoy all-out luxury and unapologetic relaxation, holidays to Mauritius are a no-brainer – but choosing the right area is vital. Calodyne, with its plethora of beautiful beaches, unspoilt scenery and super-laid-back ambience is the perfect way to get acquainted with the Mauritian way of life while leaving the hustle and bustle of real life behind. Found on the quiet northern coast, Calodyne offers an idyllic combination of beach retreat, tropical paradise and conveniently-located cultural hot spot, making it firm favourite with holidaymakers the world over.

Flic En Flac

The pristine postcard worthy sands of Mauritius' Flic en Flac are calling your name. Situated along the west coast, this region's small fishing village has slowly transformed into a top holiday destination, thanks to its tropical beach, range of watersports and quiet, relaxing setting.

Grand Baie

At the northern tip of Mauritius sits the island's liveliest and most popular destination, Grand Baie. It's got everything holiday-goers are looking for – bone-white beaches, top luxury hotels, epic watersports and a vibrant nightlife scene.

Grand Gaube

Mesmerising white-sand beaches, clear waters and culinary delights combine to make holidays to Mauritius a decadent sensory feast. Whether you're after complete relaxation, sightseeing or a combination of the two, this Indian Ocean gem will offer you the opportunity to do as much or as little as you like, in show-stopping surroundings. The northern retreat of Grand Gaube has sandy bays, natural beauty and a castaway vibe that will appeal to those in search of rest and rejuvenation. This sleepy fishing village is a great base from which to explore the natural delights of the region during your Grand Gaube holiday. For a change of scene, livelier Grand-Baie is just a 25-minute drive away.

Le Morne

With its pristine beaches, inviting lagoon and luxury upmarket hotels, Le Morne Mauritius is an increasingly popular holiday destination for watersports enthusiasts, adventurers and those who just want to relax and enjoy a sublime Indian Ocean sunset.

Trou Deau Douce

For a piece of paradise where you can leave your cares far behind, holidays to Mauritius are pretty much top of everyone's list – and the beautiful setting of Trou D'eau Douce is the perfect place to experience it. This small, picturesque village sits on a wide, blue lagoon on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Not only will its natural beauty blow you away, it's also the perfect base for exploring some of the most magical parts of this country, all just a short boat ride away. No wonder it's the most visited place in Mauritius.

Location

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Tuck into Mauritian street food

Outside the confines of your resort, you’ll find some of the most diverse street food in the world on your Mauritius holidays. Fusing Creole, French, Chinese and Indian cuisine, tantalise your tastebuds with French dishes mixed with Indian spices, Mauritian style dim sum and an abundance of seafood cooked anyway you want it.

If Mauritius had a national dish, dholl puris would probably be it. You’ll find street vendors across the whole island serving up these delicious Indian inspired flatbreads stuffed with ground yellow split peas and served with bean curry, atchar and chutney. If you’re interested in trying Mauritius’ delicious seafood, Grand Baie’s fisherman’s market takes place every afternoon on Grand Baie Beach. Here you’ll find the region’s catch of the day displayed on trestle tables and ready for frying.

Explore tea and sugar plantations

You’ll enjoy stunning views of inland Mauritius as you navigate the narrow, winding roads on an interesting excursion to Bois Cheri Tea Plantations. Take a guided tour through the fields before enjoying a refreshing brew in the restaurant with panoramic views.

Alongside the tea, you’ll find an abundance of sugar cane fields. With miles and miles to choose from its easy to take a stroll among the crops. But for the best experience head to L’Aventure Du Sucre, a museum dedicated to the history of sugar with its own fields, where you can sample a variety of sweet produce.

Soak up the sun

Edged with glorious beaches, Mauritius’ coastline varies from small coves shaded by casuarina trees in the north to long stretches of white sand, gently shelving into the calm, blue Indian Ocean in the east. The south offers a more rugged landscape with bigger waves, ideal for surfing, and over on the west you’ll experience breathtaking sunsets.

Cheap Mauritius holidays offer a variety of watersports including snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing and parasailing. But, for a unique underwater activity, head to Belle Mare for a spot of helmet diving and walk along the ocean floor in a space-style helmet as you observe the wonders of the sea bed.

Explore Chamarel

Just outside of the seaside resort of Le Morne are the hills along the western coast of the island, home to beautiful Chamarel. It’s here you’ll find The Seven Coloured Earths. Protected by a wooden fence, the Seven Coloured Earths is a small area of sand dunes with seven distinct colours of sand, which boast a surreal, striped appearance from brown to purple.

Tucked away into the nearby Black River Gorges National Park, you’ll find the magnificent Chamarel Waterfall where you can take a dip alongside the lower viewing platform. The park offers 60 kilometres of hiking trails through the rainforest where you’ll discover plenty of native birds, flying foxes, giant tortoises and wild pigs.

Discover Port Louis and beyond

With influences from India, France, China, Africa and the Middle East, Port Louis is an eclectic capital bursting with culture and things to do. From old colonial buildings to bustling markets filled with brightly coloured spices and fabrics, you can’t escape this unique city’s heritage and vibrant atmosphere.

Beyond the central market is Champ de Mars, the oldest racecourse in the southern hemisphere. There are also a handful of interesting museums and plenty of cobbled streets and squares lined with artisan restaurants where you can sample the local cuisine.

Less than an hour’s drive away from the capital is one of Mauritius’ top holiday destinations, the seaside village of Flic en Flac. It’s home to many of the island’s top luxury hotels, located right along the shoreline, giving incredible views out towards the Indian Ocean. Flic en Flac also boasts the best underwater diving scene in all of Mauritius, a must-visit spot for any marine lovers.