If emerald jungle-covered mountains, white sandy beaches, waterfalls and elegant colonial houses surrounded by fields of sugar cane are what you are looking for, then Mauritius luxury holidays are for you. Intriguing pasts are reflected in the Indian, French, Creole and Chinese cultural influences, while glamorous cafés, nightclubs and al fresco cocktails bars proclaim a cosmopolitan lifestyle. Don't miss the experience of eating spicy samosas bought from roadside stalls, or tucking into dhollpuri, a local speciality in Mauritius. And as you sway to the rhythm of the Séga dance, you will wonder what took you so long to discover this Gaugainesque corner of paradise.
Points of Interest in Mauritius
Mauritius holidays have plenty to see and do, with some of the most spectacular diving sites in the world, home to living coral and ship-wrecks just waiting to be explored. Experience deep-sea fishing and enjoy the thrill of catching a black or blue marlin. Golfers should not miss the opportunity to play on Mauritius' spectacular and challenging courses. Admire the unusual fauna at Casela Natura and Leisure Park which houses 1,500 colourful birds. Go to the Casela Bird Sanctuary and explore the lively capital Port Louis.
Cavadee is a festival celebrated in January/February - look out for processions carrying flower-covered wooden arches and pots of milk. Maha Shivaratree in February/March is a Hindu festival in honour of Lord Shiva. Divali, the Festival of Light, is celebrated in October/November.
Hotels in Mauritius
Few destinations worldwide are as synonymous with luxury as Mauritius and there is a wide variety of quality hotels to choose from. The Maritim Hotel is situated in one of the most desirable locations on the island, the Turtle Bay Marine National Park, while the Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort is perched on the foothills of the Plaine Champagne mountain and offers unique arts, crafts and environmental excursions in the surrounding countryside. The Oberoi Mauritius in Turtle Bay meanwhile is a stylish and tranquil sanctuary that's perfect for the truly indulgent luxury escape and the LUX* Belle Mare overlooks the beautiful coral reef lagoon. See all of our luxury holiday options in the full list of hotels in Mauritius.