Why do people come back to Mauritius?

Because Mauritius offers something for everyone, people return again and again for different kinds of holidays: as romantic couples and adventure seekers and as families looking for child-friendly ocean fun.

With the diversity of attractions and experiences that Mauritius has to offer, you wouldn’t be able to fit them all into one trip and you’ll be planning the next holiday before you leave. Foodie travellers could spend their entire holiday exploring the island’s gastronomic delights and never have time to go snorkelling, whilst surfers may be in the ocean every day and miss out on exploring the island’s beautiful natural attractions in the interior.

From dawn to dusk, Mauritius inspires

The island varies a lot from coast to coast, from the northern end which buzzes with nightlife and restaurants, to the wild south coast which is largely undeveloped and boasts extraordinary natural beauty. It definitely makes sense to return to Mauritius on repeated trips and stay on each four coasts to fully experience all sides of the island.


Our Recommended Itinerary

South Africa and Mauritius Island Holiday

day 1 to 3

Enjoy safari of a lifetime!

day 4

Welcome to the City of Gold!

day 5 to 11

Enjoy the Tropical Island!

day 12

End of Journey!

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A sleepy colonial city on the southwest coast with a pretty waterfront, Mahébourg hasn’t seen large-scale tourist development so it retains lots of authentic charm. It’s a great place to get a taste of real Mauritian life of fishermen heading out on their wooden boats and lively local markets alongside an interesting museum, local eateries and street food stalls, where you can chat…

Curepipe

Curepipe, Mauritius’ second biggest town, lies inland just south of the centre of the island, is a great day trip destination if you want a break from the beach. Beautiful colonial architecture lends the town a lot of charm, while its attractions are varied, from peaceful botanical gardens to a colonial mansion-turned museum. The town is also known for its shops: if you’re looking for…

Mauritius in November

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Grand Bassin

Lying inland in the mountains of the southwest of the island, Grand Bassin, or Ganga Talao, is a crater lake sacred to Hindus, who believe that it was formed when Shiva spilt drops of water from the Ganges River in India. The largest natural lake in Mauritius, Grand Bassin is surrounded by candy-coloured statues of gods and Hindu temples. During Maha Shivaratri, which takes place at the…

Mauritius in March

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Popular Mauritius Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

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