Mauritius, a sparkling crystal in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, will fascinate you. The contrast of colours, cultures and tastes makes Mauritius so charming that the scene is set for unforgettable holidays in Mauritius. You will have the opportunity to taste a unique sort of luxury and refinement that will uplift your soul. The island offers an essential beauty that will compel you to return to its shores time and time again. Mauritius was named after Dutch Prince Maurice Van Nassau. The island is located on latitude 20º south of the equator and longitude 57.5º east. English is the official language. French and Creole are commonly used. With a population of 1.2 million, the literacy rate hovers around 90%.
Clear warm waters and white beaches make Mauritius the tropical dream come true. The sea is famous for water sports. In the evenings, with a view on the sunset, do not miss the trendy bars, restaurants and clubs buzzing with life. Most beach hotels provide complimentary water sport facilities to their clients. Mauritius marine life conceals an infinite sea treasure. Its crystal-clear lagoons and magnificent marine life. Just a swimsuit is all you need to enjoy the natural experiences the undersea life can offer you.
Going off for a holiday on the dream island of Mauritius does not stop you from improving your golf skills. Most of the golf courses are spectacular. Mauritius was the third country where golf was played after UK and India. Gymkhana Golf Club is the oldest golf club in the Southern Hemisphere. Mauritius is not just about sun, sea and sand. There is so much to experience inside the island, in the midst of its lush vegetation. Being of volcanic origin, Mauritius offers a haven of natural beauty. The flora is composed of 700 species of indigenous plants.The cuisine originates from the 3 continents just as the origin of its inhabitants. Visitors have the opportunity to taste a variety of foods, Indian, Chinese, Creole and European at one table, all exquisitely mixed by local chefs to delight your palate.
When you are in Mauritius, take a pause to rejuvenate yourself. Sponsored by international leading names such as Clarins, Givenchy, Guerlain, there is a growing range of pampering treatments and state-of-the-art health and beauty centres.
Some Places of Interest
Black River Gorges
This national park of 6,574 hectares was created in 1994 for the protection of Mauritius’ remaining native forests. Visitors can enjoy magnificent landscapes, with endemic plants and rare bird species. A trail leads from the Pétrin information centre to an area of typical plant life and to a conservation area. orchids.
An old Creole residence built in 1830, Eureka is an essential place to visit during your stay in Mauritius if you wish to immerse yourself in tropical sweetness Tel: (230) 433 8477, Fax: (230) 433 4951
Grand Bay was the first area of the island to fully experience the tourist boom. A shopping and leisure paradise, Grand Bay also happens to be the area where Mauritians head for when they want a fun-filled night out (restaurants, bars and discos). Recently renovated, La Cuvette beach is well worth a visit.
The wonderful Pereybere public beach is popular because of its shopping facilities, restaurants and pubs.