Mauritius – Things to do

Mauritius Attractions

Watersports in Mauritius

Scuba Diving and Snorkelling

There’s an entire underwater world to discover off the Mauritian shores, whether it’s with a snorkel between your teeth or an oxygen tank on your back. If you’re curious about scuba diving, opt for a PADI beginner dive for a quick and easy introduction – or become certified to go longer and deeper. Swim with butterfly fish, turtles, reef sharks and dolphins in and beyond the island’s turquoise lagoon.

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Giant lily pad

The Natural World

On an island famed for its flora and fauna, you’re never far from exceptional vistas. Get close to nature at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens, which is full of exotic and indigenous plants, including talipot palms and giant water lilies. Elsewhere, ride a horse through verdant forests or discover colourful sand dunes formed from volcanic rock. On a jeep safari through the hills, look out for monkeys and wild boar.

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Discover Mauritius by E-bike

An electrically assisted bicycle is the very best way to experience the islands beauty and meet hospitable locals. Enjoy stunning scenery, sandy beaches, sugarcane fields, rolling hills and lively towns at your own pace.

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Browse local textiles, clothing, fresh produce and handicrafts at the bustling markets of Port Louis and Mahebourg. Interact with locals and haggle for a bargain on a souvenir – maybe you’ll get the chance to practise your French. In Grand Baie, pick up labelled goods in the shiny, modern La Croisette mall. The range here includes French and international brands, and covers everything from appliances to kids’ fashion.

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Hot stone treatment

Spas and Wellness

Embrace laid-back island life fully by unwinding at one of the Mauritius’ luxury spas. Work up a sweat in the sauna or steam room, then indulge in an African Creole treatment with local flowers and herbs, or treat yourself to a manicure or soothing facial. When you’re blissed out to the max, sit back and absorb a pink and-orange Mauritian sunset under a swaying palm tree. It’s rest and recuperation at its best.

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Mauritian Cuisine

Ready to have your taste buds tantalised? Mauritian cuisine is comprised of Creole, Chinese, French and Indian cuisine – cue lots of delicious dishes for you to sample. The variety is extensive: you’re just as likely to find yourself feasting on coq au vin as a spicy chicken curry with roti and Indian flatbread. Fresh seafood is a prominent fixture on Mauritian menus – try vindaye, a pickled octopus, or fish dish served hot or cold over rice.

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Mauritius Family Holidays

Mauritius is a fantastic choice for your family holiday, many hotels have fantastic children's facilities as well as superb family rooms.

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Heritage Golf Club

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White Sand Beaches

Mauritius’ sand is soft and its waters are clear – perfect conditions for lounging and bathing. If the mood takes you, spend an entire day taking dips in the lagoon and feeling the powdery sand beneath your toes. Head to Flic en Flac, the island’s longest stretch of beach, with its blue lagoon. At Belle Mare, on the east coast, you’ll find grassy sections with tall palm trees for shade.

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