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  Beach in Mauritius

Mauritius flights arrive at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU), which serves this glorious Indian Ocean island. Here you will discover a wonderful diversity of people and a history that has its foundations in French, British, Chinese and Creole cultures.

Mauritius is noted for its powder white sands, coral reefs and blue waters which offer plenty of diving and snorkelling opportunities.

In addition, this island is perfect for those who love golf or enjoy trekking and hiking in the most spectacular of landscapes. Peppered with fascinating sugar plantations, the island's coastline and interior is lush, sub-tropical and dramatic.

There are taxis available at the airport to transfer you to your destination and many hotels have begun to fix prices with local taxi drivers to avoid over-charging. Buses are also available at the airport and they are cheap. However, it is advisable to opt for the express buses as the standard buses stop frequently.Huts on the beach in Mauritius

The majority of people who visit the island on holiday tend to opt for the hotels dotted around the west and east coastlines. There are many quality resorts in the region and among the finest are perhaps the Grand Baie, Trou d'eau Douce, the Pointe aux Piments and Maheburg. Other good options that tend to be slightly less busy include Pointe Jermoe, Lic en Flac, Bel Ombre, Turtle Bay and the Belle Mare Plage. The resorts of Grand Gaube, Le Morne, Anse La Raie and Blue Bay are also popular.

The hotels on the island tend to be high quality and generally include spas, restaurants and sports facilities. They are ideal for couples and honeymooners but they also cater well for families. Generally, holidays in Mauritius are hotel-based with most people opting to eat in the hotel restaurants.

The capital of Port Louis is another popular location on the island. The Black River Gorges National Park, which is located in the south-west region of the island, is well worth visiting. Other attractions include the Sugar Museum in Beau Plan and the splendid Botanical Gardens, which are located in the Pamplemousse area of Port Louis.

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