Feel the soft sands beneath your feet on some of the best beaches in the Indian Ocean (and world) and set your eyes upon jaw-dropping marine life. Treat your taste buds to an array of flavoursome meals at the homely restaurants and dance the night away to live music in the bustling bars. Mauritius is picture-perfect and is ideal for a romantic retreat or even a fun-filled sunny holiday away with the family.
Why Holiday in Mauritius?
If you like it hot then Mauritius is the place to be. There are two distinctive seasons – a warm summer from November until April and a cool dry winter between June and September. The island isn’t far from the equator and with average temperatures of 24C all year round, this tropical island is ideal for sun-lovers looking for a holiday like no other.
Beach Holidays in Mauritius
If you’re seeking somewhere a little more relaxing, we’re sure Mont Choisy is the one for you! Close your eyes and imagine paradise - a tranquil location, crystal-clear waters and luscious greenery. We’re not mind readers, but we’re pretty sure you’re dreaming of Mount Choisy.
Food and Drink in Mauritius
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to seafood dishes. A favourite of ours has to be fish vindaye where the fish is usually fried and pickled with an onion, turmeric, garlic and ginger sauce. If seafood doesn’t tantalise your tastebuds, another island delicacy is dhol-puri which is an Indian-inspired pancake-style flatbread served with curries – including vegetables, fish or chicken. This dish is a common street food favourite which is usually enjoyed on beaches or in local parks. To wash everything down, sip on a glass of fine Mauritian rum, Blue Marlin beer or freshly squeezed fruit juice.
Sweet treats are popular in Mauritius – sugar used to be the currency here, pretty sweet isn’t it! But even now it’s still one of the country’s main exports as it produces some of the world’s best sugar. You won’t be disappointed with the vast array of food which will tend to your sugary cravings. Something as simple as caramelised pineapple – who knew this tasty yellow fruit could taste any sweeter? A popular dessert is mithai, an Indian sweet which is made up of a combination of sugar, nuts and milk. The sweet is then flavoured using either cardamom, rose water or saffron before being soaked in either milk or syrup – It’s a very tasty treat which can be found in most shops.
A tradition on the island is Sundowner – a weekend and holiday ritual where the Mauritians meet on the beach to enjoy the last rays of the sun. You’ll be in your element, feeling all Zen! The locals enjoy this moment with friends, family and a drink – often a rum-based cocktail.
This peaceful and relaxing island comes to life once the sun sets – there are lots of clubs and bars which host live music and theme nights. A firm favourite amongst Mauritians and visitors is Banana Beach Club – it’s been the number one place to go for a night out on the island and it’s easy to see why. Each night guests are treated to amazing live music accompanied by a selection of tasty local drinks and international cocktails. For those chill evenings there’s plenty of places to spend a few hours watching the moonlight reflect on the calm waters. C Beach Club’s chill lounge bar is a prime example with its comfy chairs and quiet location – it’s a great place to catch up with friends and family.
Useful info for visiting Mauritius
The average flight time is 14 hours direct from London which is ideal for catching up on the latest films or catching some Z’s. Mauritius is four hours ahead of GMT so you’ll still have plenty of time to catch up with friends and family back home. Hindu is the most popular religion on the island, no visas are needed to enter the country and it is recommended that you should have all routine vaccinations prior to your trip.
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