Mauritius is a small volcanic island surrounded by beautiful coral reefs in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa. In fact, this is the world’s third largest coral reef. It has an interior made up of lush subtropical forests and volcanic craters.
The people as does the culture come from a blend of diverse populations and both French and English are widely spoken. The people, above all, are very warm and welcoming. Apart from all the expected beach attractions – there are miles and miles of sandy beaches - you can also play golf, have a spa treatment or go shopping at one of the newly built shopping centres.
Port Louis, with its mountain backdrop, is the capital and offers the visitor other distractions such markets, a Chinatown, a collection of well preserved colonial buildings and a number of good museums. One museum is the Domaine Les Pailles Cultural and Heritage Centre with its horse drawn carriages, miniature railway, spice garden and a selection of restaurants.
Beaches are not the only attraction although they are exceptional. Mauritius, being a mountainous island allows you to enjoy numerous natural settings. The Black River Gorges National Park is one example. It is a large expanse of thick lush tropical forest with over 300 species of flowering plants. There are amazing views here and a number of trails for exploring the park.
Le Morne Peninsula has some of the best beaches and hotels. The town of Quatre Bornes has an interesting clothes market twice a week.
So if you want to combine a beach vacation with exotic scenery and a different type of culture, Mauritius is for you.
Mauritius Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Mauritius.
Learn about the history and culture of Mauritius, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Mauritius's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Mauritius for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Mauritius vacations today!
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