Tropical palms fluttering gently on the fringes of soft white beaches, exquisite aquamarine blue waters, colourful fish darting in and out of coral reefs – it is truly the iconic island holiday paradise. Relaxation is guaranteed whether it’s dozing on the beach, floating in the balmy waters or succumbing to a soothing spa treatment.
And yet Mauritius may surprise you with the extent and richness of its many other experiences. Adventure seekers have an endless array of options – fishing, snorkelling, diving, windsurfing and kiteboarding in the warm Indian Ocean waters, or hiking, horse riding, quad biking or rock climbing through verdant jungle-clad mountains and nature reserves. Even the ardent golfer will delight in the many world-class golf courses on offer.
Then there is the glorious cultural dimension to the island and its people. A diverse and colourful history has shaped its mix of cultures, races and religions, providing a fascinating history and uniquely exotic cuisine, making for a deeply rewarding travel experience.