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 (12 days)

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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Popular Mauritius Safaris

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

 | South Africa and Mauritius Island Holiday (12 days)

South Africa and Mauritius Island Holiday (12 days)

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 | Magical Mauritius and South Africa Honeymoon Safari (11 days)

Magical Mauritius and South Africa Honeymoon Safari

Start your trip in South Africa and finish in Mauritius. Experience the stunning beaches and the Big Five in the Phinda Private Game Reserve. ...

 | Kruger, Cape Town and Mauritius Bush & Beach Safari (15 days)

Kruger, Cape Town and Mauritius Bush & Beach Safari (15 days)

Spend your days discovering the fine beaches of Cape Town, enjoying the remarkably untamed wilderness of the Kruger National Park and swimming the pristine beaches of Mauritius....



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