If you dream about lazing away on a white-sand beach with a cocktail in one-hand and the view of a sky-blue ocean ahead — then a holiday to Mauritius would be an ideal choice for you.

Blessed with amazing weather all year round, this mountainous island provides travellers with uncompromising privacy and and luxurious relaxation. Here are 10 reasons why you should visit Mauritius in 2016.



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Mauritius is a tropical paradise

According to TripAdvisor, Mauritius boasts a 330 km of coastline mostly surrounded by coral reefs, endless beaches, palm trees and a blue skies.



Delve into the history of the Dodo

The island Mauritius was the only place in the world where the Dodo bird once existed. The Dodo was a a large flightless bird, closely related to pigeons. it was unfortunately forced into extinction close to the end of the 17th century due to hunting and the introduction of predatory species. However, according to Mauritius Attractions, there is a museum you can visit to learn more about their history.



Botanical Gardens

Mauritius is an outstanding island with an abundance of flora and fauna. According to Lonely Planet, the island’s botanical garden, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, is one of the world’s best botanical gardens as well as a highly popular tourist attraction.



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Mauritius Sega music

Mauritius Sega dance and music originates from Africa and Madagascar during the time slavery time where the slaves used what they had to create instruments to make music. Some of the traditional instruments being used include a ravanne, a maravanne, a goat skin drum and the triangle.



Explore the wildlife-rich island of Ile aux Aigrettes

Ile aux Aigrettes is a small 27 hectare island situated 850 metres off the south-east coast of Mauritius. The island was affected by tree logging and land clearance in the past, and the introduction of exotic animals and plants played a role in the rapid decline of the indigenous flora and fauna. The island is now a nature reserve and the restoration of the rare flora and fauna continues to grow positively.



Mauritius is an underwater wonderland

The underwater world of Mauritius is a breathtaking beauty. Underwater explorers have the opportunity to see hundreds of coloured fish, coral reefs and other marine life.




According to Mauritius Attractions, Mauritius can be visited all year around since the weather remains warm and pleasant. Next to that, the water in the ocean also has an all year-round good temperature.


Golf courses

If you like to play golf to relax, practice or compete, Mauritius is a great place to visit. According to Mauritius Attractions, the island offers several world-class nine holes courses and 18 holes courses.



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