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National park scenery and the Seven Coloured Earths
Holidays to Chamarel take you to the idyllic south-west corner of Mauritius, where an oasis of pineapple, sugarcane and coffee plantations await within a picturesque lush, green woodland setting. There is something for families, couples and adventurers making it ideal for whoever you are travelling with. Select from exploring the stunning Black River Gorges National Park where you can choose from swimming in the river, strolling through the shady woods and admiring exceptional waterfalls headlined by the pretty Chamarel Falls. With over 50 kilometres of trails to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice as to which part of the rainforest to explore first.
The Seven Coloured Earths are not to be missed, with mineral-filled sand dunes tainted red, orange, grey and purple against a backdrop of sapphire blue sky and emerald green forest. The Coast is also easily accessible if you fancy some beach time, just a ten minute drive from Chamarel. Enjoy a sunset cruise to Le Morne Brabant or an excursion to the golden sands and azure lagoon of stunning Ile aux Benitiers.
Luxury holidays in Chamarel boast an excellent eating scene including upmarket restaurants and tasty street side stalls, in addition to producing an impressive rum at the Rhumerie de Chamarel. Visit the distillery and enjoy a guided tour of the sugarcane fields, learning how they’re harvested, before the juice is pressed, filtered and distilled into a remarkable white rum. Admire the stunning Mauritius sunset as you taste the local vanilla rum, a Mauritian speciality. For something different visit the speciality museum that is the Curious Corner of Chamarel to discover the house of illusion and exhibition centre.
Choose Sovereign for your luxury holiday in Chamarel and make the most of private transfers and complimentary passes to selected UK airport lounges combined with superb value for money. Stay at the Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge for a boutique holiday experience surrounded by a world heritage site. Set within an oasis of tropical gardens, guests can indulge in Mauritian cuisine, a relaxing Sauna and Wellness Cabin.
Flight time from the UK to Mauritius is 11 hours 50 minutes.
Chamarel is just under an hour's drive from Mauritius Airport.
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.
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.
The official language of Mauritius is English.