Holiday Trip in Mauritius

Memorable Trip with Mauritius Holiday Packages

Located 2000 KM off the south east coast of Africa, Mauritius is an island nation nestled in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Known worldwide for its sparkling white sandy beaches, lagoons fringed by glittering silver sand, clear blue waters, abundant underwater life and exotic wildlife, Mauritius is a treasure trail of surprises that are waiting to be explored. Besides islands and beaches, Mauritius also has many historical monuments and is rich in culture. Be it beach hopping, snorkeling, diving, water sports, shopping, or just relaxing in your resort taking a spa, this island nation has something for everyone. Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius is amongst the richest cities and has all the hustle & bustle of a big city. Checkout the Mauritius holiday packages offered by and get ready to enjoy the best of this charming island country.
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Best Sightseeing Places in Mauritius

Before planning your Mauritius vacation, be familiar with what you must visit during the trip.

Port Louis :
The capital and main port of Mauritius, Port Louis was founded by the French governor, Mahe de Labourdonnais, in 1735. The city has a Mosque, two Cathedrals, a fine Supreme Court, a Natural History Museum and some 18th century Barracks. To see a fascinating cross - section of Mauritian life, visit the lively covered market.
Chamarel (Coloured Earth):
An exotic feature of nature, Chamarel is a mound of undulating land stretching in contrasting layers of colour, and the patches of blue, green, red and yellow earth are believed to be the result of weathering. You can also visit the nearby Chamarel waterfall that emerges from the moors and primeval vegetation and is pleasing to eyes.
Grand Bassin:
It is one of the island's two natural lakes is Grand Bassin. It rests in the crater of an extinct volcano and is a place of pilgrimage for a large number of Mauritians of Hindu faiths, especially on the occasion of Maha Shivaratree.
Black River Gorges National Park:
Sprawling over 6,574 hectare park, proclaimed in year 1994, protects much of the remaining native forests of Mauritius and provides opportunities for the tourists to enjoy magnificent natural scenery and some of the unique prevalent plants and bird life. You can take long walking trails (provided by the park) across the region, including one to the island's highest point, 'Black River Peak' at 828 metres.
The Cap Malhereux Church:
A much-photographed church, the Cap Malhereux Church is situated in the village of Cap Malheureux. The Church gets its beauty because of the red-roofed Notre Dame Auxiliatrice. The intricate woodwork and a holy-water basin fashioned out of a giant clamshell is worth a watch.
The Sugar Museum:
As the name suggests, the Sugar Museum is an extraordinary description in the old sugar factory of Beau Plan, which regroups almost 4 centuries of history. In the Village Boutique, tourists can find souvenirs, sugar, and Rum. You can also enjoy meal at the renowned Fangourin Restaurant.
Pamplemousses Gardens:
These gardens are home to a collection of indigenous and exotic plants. Sprawling over an area of 25 hectares, these gardens are an invitation to the discovery of the rich diversity of the flora.

Best Time for Holidaying in Mauritius

Mauritius enjoys tropical climate and therefore, can be all around the year. However, it depends on you that when you want to explore this immensely beautiful island nation. Well, if you want to enjoy sightseeing and beach fun (water sport enthusiasts, especially surfers) then the duration from the month of "May to December", which marks the beginning of winter in Mauritius is just perfect! With mild and pleasant weather, these months are considered as the best time to visit Mauritius. So, you should plan your Mauritius trip during this time of the year and enjoy the best of this island country.

Must Buy Things from Mauritius

Shopping in Mauritius is more than just a fun experience. In fact, it is a journey in time and space of the civilization and cultures, which have come across its history. Right from the sculptures and drums of Africans origin, colourful sarees or tailor-made suit, there is proof of the diversity. You can buy exclusive items from duty free shops available here. Port Louis market at the centre of the capital has several markets selling colorful tropical fruits, vegetables, medicinal plants and spices. You can also buy clothes and a special art & crafts section. You can also buy exclusive Indian and Arabian jewelry of a variety at very attractive rates. Some popular markets are Caudan Craft Market, Craft Aid Market, and Quatre Bornes Market. Apart from the markets, there are a number of stylish shopping malls from where you can enjoy shopping for many things at one place. So, don't forget to buy any or all of the souvenir items from your next Mauritius tour.

Explore Options to Reach Mauritius

Before booking your Mauritius holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to reach this charming island country. To know more, read on:
By Air
The Mauritius International Airport, Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam Air Terminal is just 48 kilometers from the main city of Port Louis. Mauritius is very well connected by air to major cities across the world like, Paris, Vienna, Dubai, London, Johannesburg and Delhi etc. The Mauritian airport is well equipped with all state-of-the art facilities which include duty free shopping, bars, a bank and restaurants.
By Water
Travelling to Mauritius by water / sea is a romantic and luxurious option to stay. Being an island nation, you can board luxury cruises from South African ports such as Durban, Reunion Island or Rodrigues Island and Madagascar. There are several cruise companies, like Costa Cruises, which organize cruises to Mauritius.
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