Lush gardens and gliding turtles
Holidays in Turtle Bay take you to the pretty north-west coast of Mauritius and to the centre of the island’s first national park, the Marine National Park. Also known as the Baie aux Tortues, Turtle Bay is named after its local sea turtle residents who frequent the bay. Powdery white sands await alongside warm, azure waters perfect for all kinds of holidaymaker. Families will enjoy making sandcastle creations and paddling in the clear waters, while couples can get away from it all and soak up the sunshine in the hidden coves. Adventurers may prefer to snorkel or dive into the stunning Indian Ocean, which is adorned with beautiful coral reefs and brightly coloured fish.
Surrounded by pristine white beaches and glistening waters, excellent restaurants in Turtle Bay await. Serving fresh seafood alongside a fusion of Thai, Chinese, Mediterranean and Indian flavours there’s something for everyone here. Wash this down with the local vanilla rum as you sit and watch the mesmerising Mauritian sunset.
Luxury holidays in Turtle Bay bring you upmarket amenities within an authentic Mauritian village. Sample inspiring history and local culture at the neighbouring Balaclava Estate, where enigmatic ruins have stood since 18th century colonial times. Take a stroll through the picturesque gardens as you take in the majestic mountain backdrop. Turtle Bay is also a superb base for visiting the island’s capital of Port Louis with its architectural delights and colourful markets, and the stunning Grand Baie just 20 minutes away.
Select Sovereign for your luxury holidays in Turtle Bay and we will assist you in finding the right accommodation to match your needs. Our deluxe accommodation has been hand-picked by our trusted advisors to ensure the utmost in comfort, class and luxury at excellent prices. The 5-star Maritim Hotel in Turtle Bay is a superb choice for nature lovers and is nestled within tropical gardens and encircled by a powdery white sand beach. Alternatively, guests can select from archery, horse riding and golf, in addition to complete rejuvenation at the Maritim Tropical Flower Spa.
Flight time from the UK to Mauritius is 11 hours 50 minutes.
Transfer time from Mauritius airport to Turtle Bay is approximately 1 hour.
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.