Mark Twain was right to say that “Mauritius was made first, then the sky, and that the sky was copied after Mauritius”. The tropical island, once haunted by pirates, is now better known as a haven of peace with luxury hotels on white sandy beaches and volcanic mountains.
It is an island to explore, with Indian temples, colonial houses, botanical gardens, and opportunities to observe rare birds among flying ebony, walk with lions or swim with dolphins.
Mauritius, officially known as the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation located off the southeast coast of the African continent in the Indian Ocean. It is a volcanic island of lagoons and palm-lined beaches with coral reefs surrounding most of the coast. The island is located about 2400 kilometres off the southeast coast of Africa. The island covers an area of 1,865 square kilometres, with 330 kilometres of coastline. This tiny island is located in the east of Madagascar, twice as large as Hong Kong, but with only one million inhabitants. This tropical island offers moderate temperatures, mild trade winds and generous sunshine. You will also find natural history, lively markets and lively festivals. Find out why you should visit the island at least once.
Located on the east coast of Mauritius, Belle Mare has a magnificent fine sandy beach and a turquoise sea. You can not only swim but also enjoy many aquatic activities (scuba diving) thanks to the presence of a coral reef that protects the beach and makes the lagoon ideal. And if Belle Mare is a very touristic destination, it has nevertheless managed to preserve unexplored corners, or almost, like Île aux Cerfs, a paradisiacal islet near the destination and where you can find desert corners at the late hours of the day.
Constance Prince Maurice is a tropical refuge located at the Flacq post office offering luxury suites and villas with air conditioning and a view of the Indian Ocean. The establishment has secluded beaches and a unique floating restaurant, Le Barachois. It also houses a spa and a wellness centre. Romantic hiding place, breathtaking architectural design, luxurious setting, choose one of 64 Junior suites, 12 family suites, 12 villas or the sumptuous princely villa of Constance Prince Mauritius.
The Plantation Club is a gourmet restaurant located in the Outrigger Hotel in Bel Ombre. The setting is sumptuous: inside and out, the colonial style of the restaurant exudes a breathtaking charm. In an elegant and soothing atmosphere, you can enjoy a cuisine that combines European and Creole flavours.
Once driven to the port, you will board a boat to set sail. You will sail towards Skipper Bay, famous for its many fish and marine mammals. Here, take to the water to swim surrounded by adorable dolphins and turtles, in a paradisiacal setting! A unique experience that will delight the whole family.
This wild pearl is located in the heart of the lagoon of Trou d’Eau Douce. You will reach it by motorboat. From the water, you can admire the beauty of the place: the palm trees shade the white sandy beaches, themselves bathed by the turquoise lagoon. You are free to discover the island at your own pace: walking on the beach, swimming…