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Mauritius travel guides

Home to powder-soft sand and coral reefs teeming with marine life, Mauritius has gained a reputation as a tropical island paradise. But head inland and you’ll discover an island with so much more to offer. From lush hiking trails to bustling markets, there’s plenty to explore.

Whether planning your honeymoon or a family vacation, our travel guides for Mauritius are written by our country specialists and provide practical information designed to help you make the most of your time on this diverse and welcoming island.

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Ideas for how to explore Mauritius

Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for Mauritius. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

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    What to do in Mauritius: our highlights guide

    Mauritius is renowned for its sand-rimmed lagoons and cobalt-blue seas, but head inland and you can trek volcanic mountain ranges, explore painted temples and spot rare wildlife. Mauritius specialist, Natalie Jenkins, shares her knowledge of the island.

  • Chamarel Waterfall, Mauritius

    A seasonal guide to Mauritius

    When to sample the sweetest fruits, surf a reef break or swim in the calmest waters. We share our insights into the best times to visit, whether you’re interested in the natural world, seasonal food or water sports.

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    Family vacations in Mauritius

    Plan your family vacation in Mauritius with country specialist Natalie. Her highlights include snorkeling in Blue Bay National Marine Park, trying the activities on offer in Casela Nature and Leisure Park, and spotting wildlife in the Vallée de Ferney.

  • Le Morne, Mauritius

    The best luxury vacations on Mauritius

    Mauritius’s pearl-white beaches are backed with luxurious hotels, where the restaurants are world-class and nothing’s too much trouble. Our specialists have come together to suggest the best of the best, from a pampering spa retreat to a laid-back boutique stay, from a destination that’s popular among the Audley team.

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    Mauritius beyond the beach: tea, chateaux and samosas

    Lauded as a beach destination, Mauritius is far more than just that. The island is a medley of cultures that, over the years, have blended into a Creole-Indian-French mix that’s very much Mauritian. Specialist Daniel picks some of the best ways to experience it.

  • Beach at the Four Seasons Resort, Mauritius

    Honeymoons in Mauritius

    Audley Mauritius specialist Lucy explains what makes this the ideal honeymoon destination. White sand beaches and superb hotels make it the perfect place to unwind and relax. You can also combine your honeymoon in Mauritius with a safari.

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    Which Island? An Indian Ocean comparison guide

    Deciding between the Indian Ocean’s Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius can be a challenge. Our specialists compare the trio in this guide, concentrating on what sets each destination apart, as well as tips for couples, honeymooners, families and those eager to snorkel or dive.

  • Creole lunch, Mauritius

    The best cuisine across the Indian Ocean

    Cuisine across the Indian Ocean ranges from home-cooked curries to à la carte tasting menus served on a private sandbank. Focusing on Mauritius, the Maldives and the Seychelles, our specialists explore each region’s culinary signatures, and the best ways to sample them.