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Luxury Mauritius Holidays

Chic Indian Ocean hideaway


Colours come in HD in Mauritius, from the creamy white-sand beaches and bright turquoise lagoons to the bottle-green jungle that coats the island's mountainous spine. Its waters are teeming with sea life and scattered with shipwrecks, making it spot on for snorkellers and scuba divers. The lagoons, meanwhile, are ideal for trying windsurfing and paddle-boarding.

The jungle isn't the only greenery here. Mauritius is also home to some fantastic (and challenging) golf courses, including the 18 holes on the islet of Ile aux Cerfs, named one of the world's top 10 courses by Golf World Magazine.

The island blends Indian, French, Creole, Chinese and English influences, a reflection of its colourful past. It's most evident in the cuisine, which features everything from spicy samosas cooked up at roadside stalls to plates of coq au vin served in upscale restaurants. This diversity also means that the island's festival calendar is jam-packed. If you're visiting in January or February, look out for processions carrying flower-covered wooden arches and pots of milk for Cavadee. In February or March there's a colourful Hindu festival celebrating Lord Shiva, and in October or November many islanders celebrate Diwali.

When it comes to day trips, you've got plenty to choose from. Explore the bustling markets and chic waterfront area of the capital, Port Louis, tour a sugar cane plantation, or marvel at the giant water lily pads at Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens. The Seven Coloured Earths at Chamarel make a great photo opportunity - the sands here comes in hues of red, orange, purple and grey, thanks to volcanic minerals.

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Mauritius is home to beaches you can only dream about, with pristine white sands and turquoise waters. For the more adventurous, there’s Grand Baie beach with its variety of watersports and lively buzz. For that dreamy beach, head to Belle Mare Plage, where you’ll find 10 kilometres of talc-white sands.

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You are in for an exotic treat in Mauritius. Dishes come with a variety of Creole, Chinese, French and Indian influences. Being an island, the seafood is, of course, to die for. Creole curries are popular as are spicy, Indian-inspired curries; just ask for an extra dollop of sour cream with them if you prefer to cool things down. To wash it all down, Mauritian rum is right for the job! You can find it in all sorts of delicious flavours, including vanilla and cinnamon.

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Destinations in Mauritius
Belle Mare

Belle Mare’s beach is shaped like cresting waves, so there’s plenty of sand to go around. A coral reef shadows the coastline, creating snorkel-friendly waters for the exclusive oceanfront hotels.

Bel Ombre
The slow pace of south-westerly Bel Ombre harks back to its village roots. Just a handful of top-class hotels and a golf course stretch between the beach and countryside.

Bois Cheri

Petite Bois Cheri is home to a world-class tea plantation and headline-grabbing hotel. You’ll find it in the southerly Savanne District, where orderly tea hills meet wild backcountry. 


Set on the fringes of a national park, Chamarel delivers lush scenery, sugarcane plantations, and photogenic sand dunes. The coast is only a 10-minute drive away, too. 

Flic En Flac

Flic en Flac is one of the most wanted towns in Mauritius, reeling in an ocean-loving crowd with a long, sandy shoreline of beachfront hotels and watersports outfits.

Trou d'Eau Douce
Trou d’eau Douce curves around a deep-cut bay on the east coast. Its trump card? Neighbouring Île aux Cerfs. This tropical-postcard island is one of the most-visited places in Mauritius.

Turtle Bay
Turtle Bay is a sandy beach that straddles the north-westerly Citron River and lagoon. It’s also just up the road from the colourful Mauritian capital, Port Louis.

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Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to Mauritius is 11 hours 50 minutes.

When to go

Mauritius is a year-round destination, with summer and winter months offering something different. The summer months, from October through to April, are perfect for beach lovers - days are long and temperatures are in the high 20s. There is the odd chance of a cyclone in the south of the island, though. The winter months (during the UK summer) are a little cooler, in the early 20s, so are ideal for hiking and exploring. If you’re planning on diving, the summer months are your best bet – the waters are warmer and (usually) calmer, and there’s more sea life around.

Visa Information

Visas are not required for Mauritius. You will receive a stamp in your passport valid for 60 days.


Tipping in Mauritius is appreciated, but not expected. In restaurants you can leave the small change or round the bill up if you received excellent service. Ensure you give your tip directly to the person whom you wish to receive it.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Mauritius is English. 


No vaccines are required or recommended for Mauritius, however all routine immunisations should be up-to-date. For full details, please contact your GP.


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Our pick of the top hotels in Mauritius
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LUX* Belle Mare

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Heritage Awali Golf and Spa Resort

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Constance Belle Mare Plage

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Dubai & Mauritius

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