An island nation
177 km of coastline
An isle of beaches, forests and mountains
An island nation
177 km of coastline
730 m above sealevel
Mauritius sits in the Indian Ocean – 600 miles east of Madagascar and a bit further out than its island neighbour, Reunion. Bask in an expansive emerald landscape, fringed with sugar-white beaches and enveloped by turquoise waters during your Mauritius holiday.
You will want to spend lots of time on – or in – the water during your Mauritius holidays. Plunge into the teal ocean to snorkel or scuba dive among brilliant coral reefs and marine wildlife, or book an island cruise to glide by the sheltered lagoons of the east coast. Other water sports include stand up paddle boarding, wakeboarding, flyboarding and kayaking.
On land, you can hike to the prominent basalt peak of Le Morne Brabant, or lounge on one of Mauritius’ many white sand beaches. To see more of the scenic island, hire a car with us and drink in idyllic views of tea fields and waterfalls. Like Brits, Mauritians also drive on the left, and the island is very navigable, even sharing the same road signs as the UK. Trek alongside the Galets River, search for curious indigenous pink pigeons or soar over verdant landscapes on a zipline.
The capital of Mauritius, Port Louis, offers a dash of culture. Follow the locals to the popular Central Market. For Mauritian glass souvenirs and other artwork, visit the Craft Market. If you seek shade, take refuge in the shade of banyan trees at Jardins de la Compagnie. Book your flights to Mauritius today and start exploring.
Choose from our choice of carefully selected hotels for your stay in Mauritius. Whether you want to explore the wild (unmanicured) beaches or the island’s nightlife, we have a hotel to suit you. Find perfect quietude with your partner at the The Oberoi on the west side of the island or bring the entire family to the majestic Long Beach Resort, located beside the famed beach at Belle Mare. Spend time on the golfing green along the southern coast at the Heritage Awali Golf and Spa Resort or soak up the sun around the expansive swimming pool at LUX* Belle Mare. Indulge in supreme luxury with a stay at the secluded Four Seasons Hotel at Anahita or check in to the Zilwa Attitude to get a taste of Mauritian culture on the north coast.
Enjoy pure luxury at our choice of 5 star hotels in Mauritius. Your grand accommodation will complement your holiday to this picturesque island. The elegant, plantation-style The Residence will enchant you, as will the supremely sophisticated LUX* Belle Mare.
Stay at a lovely 4 star hotel for a taste of island indulgence. You don’t have to go all out to enjoy your holiday in Mauritius. Spend time at the adults All Inclusive at Veranda Paul et Virginie or dance the night away during beach and club parties at Ambre.
Select a Mauritius hotel to fit your budget. With brilliant beaches and striking scenery all around, you will have a marvellous trip. Embrace the island aesthetic at Emeraude Beach Attitude, which incorporates local wood, stone and straw thatched or spend your days at the colonial-style Veranda Grand Baie.
Take a bite of mesmerising Mauritius with an alluring All Inclusive break. Get up and start the day with a tropical breakfast, then stroll through luscious gardens or traipse along sandy beaches. Swing your way around a golf course, tuck into lunch, then dive into a glistening pool. Sip on sundowner cocktails to polish off the day.
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Explore the natural riches of Mauritius and soak up an island of forests, rolling mountains and idyllic beaches. Discover incredible national parks, follow walking trails to tumbling waterfalls, take part in adrenaline-fuelled activities and see exotic wildlife.
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From lazing on the sugar white beaches to playing golf on grand courses, you’ll want to explore all that Mauritius has to offer. Each coast has a slightly different vibe, so read our guide to holidays in Mauritius to help you plan your trip.
Although the whole island of Mauritius can easily be explored by car, you will want to stay in a neighbourhood that resonates with you. Each island coast is distinct, and everyone has got a different opinion of which is 'best'.
To enjoy warmer weather, make your way to the west coast, which is protected from winds by the mountains. The clear and gentle waters also make this beach popular with families. Flic-en-Flac beach is the longest beach on the west coast, which caters to swimmers and snorkelers, too. On land, you can shop or dine in a local restaurant. Flic-en-Flac beach also offers a prime spot to watch a brilliant sunset.
For a touch of luxury and a bit more privacy, stay on the less-developed east coast. Spend a day on the ocean with an array of water sports on Beau Camp or simply kick back on the beautiful Belle Mare beach Soulliac and Mahebourg.
Read our guide on things to do in Mauritius to know where to go.
Mauritius is blessed with a diverse range of ecosystems – all of them stunning. You will want to revel in the island’s natural beauty during your Mauritius holiday.
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Whether you are looking for great value or ultra-luxe accommodation, our selection of budget, mid-range and luxury hotels and activities will make your ultimate trip to Mauritius.
Retreat to the One&Only Le Saint Geran; it’s perfectly posh. You will feel like you’ve joined an exclusive club as you as you pick up pointers from professional tennis players and enjoy soothing massages in the spa.Book a stay
Expect top nosh when you dine in the restaurants of five star hotels. Hotels will typically have multiple menus to keep your taste buds tantalised during your entire stay. The One&Only Le Saint Geran houses grilled specialties, Asian dishes and artisanal bakery treats.
If you want the best view of Mauritius’ underwater waterfall illusion, take to the skies in a helicopter. Admire aerial views of the island from the white sands and surrounding azure waters to the unique Seven Coloured Earths in Chamarel.
Food is a unique way to explore other cultures, and you will find home cooking at Tamassa Resort. Manzé lakaz, ‘food from home’, introduces local food such as lentil soup with leg of goat and carrot halwa with coconut and sultanas. Further afoot, Domaine Anna recreates traditional Chinese dishes, which impacted Mauritian cuisine.
Cruise the crystalline waters to encounter marvellous aquatic creatures on a whale watching excursion. The most common types of whales around Mauritius include the Blainville’s Beaked Whales, Gary’s Beaked Whales, Sperm Whales and Dwarf Sperm Whales – see them in their natural habitat.
Venture to the tropical La Chaumière Masala for contemporary Indian cuisine enhanced with local ingredients. Main courses cost eight to ten pounds. If you seek more variety, graze your way through markets, munching on street food delights like roti, fried noodles and biryani. Find food at markets in Port Louis, Rose Hill and Vacoas.
Take a break from spending and simply enjoy the magnificent island scenery, whether you contentedly flop on the beach, trek through the forest in search of the native pink pigeon or swim at the base of wonderful waterfalls, like the Tamarind Waterfalls and Rochester Falls.
Car Hire in Mauritius
To see the most of Mauritius, hire a car and cruise from the north of the island to the south – and everywhere in between. You will find the most freedom by travelling around Mauritius in a car; and driving here will feel familiar because locals drive on the left and abide by the same road signs that are in the UK.Customise your trip
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