If you can pull yourself away from the paradise beaches of this stunning island, you will find plenty to do - here's why you should go to Mauritius...
With a captivating mix of culture and history borrowed from Britain, France, India and China, plus a dash of spicy Creole, holidays in Mauritius are a tasty and fascinating affair and offer more to do than sunbathing on the sugary sands or swimming in the clear turquoise seas - should you wish to do more!
Arrive at the tongue-twisting Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) and be whisked away to your resort. You might choose one of the island's eastern resorts, where you can watch the sun rise over the ocean. Pick from Trou d'Eau Douce, Mahébourg, Pointe Jerome, Belle Mare Plage, Grand Gaube, and Blue Bay. If sunsets are your thing, go for a resort in the west. Grand Baie is a popular choice, and other resorts include Pointe aux Piments, the wonderfully named Flic en Flac, Bel Ombre, the Marine National Park of Turtle Bay, and Le Morne.
Wherever you choose to be based for your Mauritius holiday, you are certain to be surrounded by powdery white sands, enchanting coral reefs, crystal clear waters, and an interior that is as lush as it is dramatic.
Active types can get a rush of adrenaline in Mauritius by diving and snorkelling in the ocean, swinging a golf club on one of the island's verdant courses, or by strapping on walking boots and picking out the trails through the mountains (pitons) and sugar plantations.
Fun day trips include the capital of Port Louis, the Black River Gorges National Park, the Sugar Museum, or the lovely Botanical Gardens.
If all that sounds like too much exertion, rest assured that spa hotels in Mauritius could have you pampered from head to toe, before tending to your growling tummy with the highest-quality restaurants.
Families are as welcome as loved-up couples and many hotels offer excellent facilities for the little ones.
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