Mauritius, in the middle of the Indian Ocean, with its long white sandy beaches, the azure sea and the high-class hotels is for many the image of a paradise. Here, descendants of Indians, Arabs, Europeans and Africans live side by side and respect each other’s culture and religion. The island’s population has never strived for mass tourism, instead they have concentrated on high quality and good service. For those who do not just want to relax on the beach or by the pool, there is fantastic diving and some of the world’s best waters for deep sea fishing. Mauritius also offers a dramatic mountain landscape that attracts explorations, charming small towns with rich life and exciting markets.
When you are not relaxing on the beach or by the pool, there is fantastic diving and some of the world’s best waters for deep sea fishing. Mauritius also offers a dramatic mountain landscape that attracts exploration trips, as well as charming small towns with exciting markets and rich folk life. Do not miss the fantastic spicy market in the port and capital of Port Louis!
A glimpse of the Mauritius
Kick-start of the day at Pamplemouse’s Botanical Gardens! Fill your lungs with fresh air as you walk along the winding paths with rare plant species, many of which are endemic to the island. Then on to L’Aventure du Sucre, a museum entirely dedicated to the history of sugar in Mauritius. The guided tour of the facility ends with lunch at Le Fangourin, the museum’s restaurant. After lunch a trip to the capital Port-Louis for shopping on the Caudan Waterfront!
Hiking in the Black River Gorges and Ferney Valley The
Black River Gorges’ very beautiful national park is home to more than 300 species of flowering plants that are unique, endemic, to Mauritius. The lookout point at Alexandra Falls provides a perfectly framed view of the south coast through the mountain valleys. The Black River Gorges is one of the largest national parks in Mauritius. Go on a guided hike outside the usual hiking trails. Try to find the many bird species that hide in the middle of the lush vegetation. The Ferney Valley has lots of endemic plants and birds, including the world famous Pink Pigeon and Mauritius parakeets. This is the closest you will ever get to Mauritius primeval forests.
Dolphins at sea!
During a sail along the west coast, aboard a spacious and well-equipped catamaran, you get the chance to see dolphins in their natural environment! After the dolphin safari, dive down to the adventure equipped with a snorkel that can be borrowed on board. Nothing beats an active day at sea to stimulate appetite. Sail towards Ile aux Benitiers, one of the many islands located in the lagoon off the mainland. Take the chance to see the island’s many nooks and crannies off the beaten track!
Of the total of seven species of Marlin found in the world, six are found in the Indian Ocean, including the famous Blue Marlin. Mauritius hosts the “Blue Marlin World Cup” every year, which attracts experienced anglers from all over the world. To meet the highest requirements, most operators are affiliated with the IGFA (International Game Fishing Association). The Indian Ocean is teeming with sea life and the experienced skippers know exactly where to take you to give you the best chance at the catch of your life.
According to countryaah, the island of Mauritius is slightly larger than Öland and is located in the Indian Ocean about 800 km east of Madagascar. The state of Mauritius also includes the smaller island of Rodrigues, as well as a number of small coral islands, most of which are uninhabited. Short for MU by abbreviationfinder, Mauritius, together with the French island of Réunion, forms the Mascarene archipelago.
The climate in Mauritius is subtropical with heat and high humidity all year round. It rains more and is cooler on the plateau than on the coast. Most precipitation falls from November to April. Strong cyclones (tropical storms) can sweep across the island from September to May.
No – Travelers with a Swedish passport can stay in the country for up to 90 days without a visa.
Mauritius Rupie MUR
100MUR = 25.62SEK.
English is the official language. French is commonly used as a written language, Morisyen or Bhojpuri is often spoken in everyday life.
Mandatory – The yellow fever vaccination is required if you arrive from certain countries in Africa or South America.
Recommended – always use mosquito repellent / spray on free skin surfaces. Check with your vaccination center for personal needs.
20 degrees South
Hidden behind an impressive stable door in solid oak on a coconut plantation on the land-sea border, the best kept secret on Mauritius, Hotel 20 ° Sud, is the first hotel on the island to offer the luxury and flair of a 5 star establishment. This small intimate gem offers 36 rooms decorated with antiques and contemporary furniture tastefully balanced.
Located not far from Pointe aux Canonniers at the mouth of the beautiful Grand Baie. The hotel gives the feeling of being in another world and of being a member of an exclusive club. A little charmingly sophisticated, there are similar hotels to be found in the world but this is the only one in Mauritius.
Four Seasons Resort
Everything that is natural, modern, rustic and luxurious – you will find it at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius on Anahita, a secluded and spacious luxury resort where you can spend all day on the water in your own sailboat, visit a former sugar plantation, become friends with a giant turtle, and then fall asleep under the stars.
Four Seasons Resort Anahita welcomes guests to a luxurious tropical retreat in the heart of the Indian Ocean with warm smiles and balmy lagoon breezes every day. Whether you play a free round on the exciting oceanfront golf course designed by Ernie Els or bathe with the family on the lagoon, our elegant facility offers relaxation, romance and endless opportunities for adventure in the middle of Mauritius’ dramatic landscape with vibrant colors.
Le Touessrok Resort & Spa
Located along the pristine east coast of the green island, there are the tranquil almost world-desolate beaches of Trou d’Eau Douce Bay. Here, the hotel offers unrivaled privacy and top-notch service in an atmosphere of refined luxury. Carefully renovated in a modern design, all rooms and suites have a local island feel with postcard-perfect views of the turquoise sea. In addition, Shangri-La Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius, is the hottest spot in the country, with modern restaurants, bars and entertainment venues with a tropical landscape in the background, offering tailor-made experiences and luxurious relaxation.