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Mauritius

Information about Mauritius

Planning a trip to Mauritius? Browse our articles for information about this exotic island, including guides to the best local delicacies and nightlife. Our informative articles feature all you need to know for your next Mauritius holiday, from the best scuba diving and snorkelling experiences and discovering Mauritius' tea and sugar plantations.

Best beaches of Mauritius
Best beaches of Mauritius

Many say that west is best in Mauritius, as the beaches on this side of the island have excellent diving conditions as well as stunning sunsets. Even so, the north has the widest variety of activities, the quieter east provides more seclusion, and the south delivers dramatic scenes of waves crashing against rocks.

Nightlife in Mauritius
Nightlife in Mauritius

While a fair deal of Mauritius is sleepy as far as nightlife spots go, there are still a number of clubs and bars dotted around the island to make sure you get your after-hours fix. You just have to know where to look.

Cuisine of Mauritius
Cuisine of Mauritius

A holiday to Mauritius has countless advantages. Alongside its hot climate, stunning shorelines and friendly locals, the cuisine is a superb blend of historic French influences and distinctive Mauritian flavours that has holidaymakers coming back time and time again.

A honeymooner's guide to Mauritius
A honeymooner's guide to Mauritius

The island of Mauritius is hugely popular with honeymooners due to its laid-back atmosphere, sandy beaches and stunning tropical scenery. It's the ideal destination for some newly-wed relaxation at the seriously luxury island hotels.

Experience the Indian Ocean in Mauritius
Experience the Indian Ocean in Mauritius

The blissful, volcanic island of Mauritius is surrounded by alluring cobalt blue ocean, and it won't be long before you snap up the invitation and jump in.

How to spend two weeks in Mauritius
How to spend two weeks in Mauritius

We know what you're thinking – Mauritius is so tiny in size, filling two weeks here will be next to impossible. In reality, this couldn't be further from the truth.

A nature lover's guide to Mauritius
A nature lover's guide to Mauritius

Behind the unspoiled beaches and luxurious resorts, Mauritius is home to an array of endemic and indigenous species which can be found across the island's national parks and tropical forests.

A guide to Port Louis
A guide to Port Louis

There's a reason why Port Louis is the most popular city in Mauritius – it may not have its own beach, but it's privy to just about everything else. We're talking museums, historical hotspots and worldly cuisine, all under one extremely sunny roof.

Scuba diving and snorkelling in Mauritius
Scuba diving and snorkelling in Mauritius

It's no wonder that the spectacular island of Mauritius is an up and coming destination for both beginner and certified divers. That's because it's surrounded by 330 kilometres of coastline, encircled by a barrier reef and dotted with an array of drift dives, caverns and coral arches.

Tea and sugar plantations in Mauritius
Tea and sugar plantations in Mauritius

Located in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa, the island of Mauritius offers a stunning mix of scenery. The coastline has inviting beaches and coral reefs teeming with sea life to explore, while inland there are lush forests filled with wildlife and beautiful waterfalls as well as fields and fields of tea and sugar crops.