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Beyond Mauritius’s pristine coves and blue lagoons, you’ll find traditional Creole villages, French-colonial villas, spice-laden markets and great swathes of virgin rainforest. Aiming to take you closer to Mauritian culture, each of our itinerary ideas for this Indian Ocean island has been designed by one of our specialists from their first-hand experiences of visiting.

Many of our trip suggestions combine two of Mauritius’s landscapes, pairing the highlands with the beach. We want to make sure you can experience the biodiversity of the island, as well as a touch of its more luxurious side, depending on where your interests lie.

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Beach itineraries with a touch of exploration

These trip ideas, from our Hidden Beaches collection, are our answer if you’re looking to relax but still want to explore. Each itinerary combines time at one of our hand-picked beach properties with a few days spent either on safari, taking in a city, discovering the local culture or hopping to the next beach. These itineraries are just suggestions, and a specialist will plan your holiday individually.

Beach + Wildlife or Scenery

20 Degrees South and Chamarel

Explore Mauritius further with a stay in the island's lush interior with its waterfalls and mountains, before relaxing at a boutique beach hotel.

13 Days from £2,358pp

3 nights Chamarel Mountains, half board; 7 nights 20 Degrees South, including half board and excursions as detailed. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + Beach hopping

Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa and North Coast Mauritius

See more of Mauritius with a stay in both the north and the quieter south coast, ending with a relaxing stay on a stunning beach at a luxury resort.

12 Days from £2,521pp

3 nights North Coast Mauritius half board; 7 nights Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa including breakfast and excursions as detailed. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + City

Sands Suites Resort & Dubai

Discover Dubai’s unique melting pot taking a trip along the river to the souks and enjoying dinner out in the dunes before flying over to the Indian Ocean for a relaxing week on the beach in Mauritius.

12 Days from £2,588pp

3 nights Dubai, including breakfast and excursions; 7 nights Sands Suites Resort including half board and excursion. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + City

Residence Mauritius and Dubai

Spend a few days discovering the contrasts of Dubai from the rolling desert dunes to the gleaming skyscrapers and then head to the natural beauty of Mauritius for a week of beach and mountains.

13 Days from £2,712pp

3 nights Dubai, including breakfast and excursions; 7 nights The Residence half board. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + Wildlife or Scenery

Seapoint Boutique Hotel & Kruger National Park, South Africa

Spend an exciting few days on safari in South Africa before flying over to Mauritius for a relaxing week in a charming, boutique hotel.

13 Days from £3,267pp

3 nights nThambo Camp, including Full Board and game drives; 1 night Johannesburg airport hotel; 7 nights Seapoint Boutique Hotel including half board and excursions detailed. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + Wildlife or Scenery

Prince Maurice and Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve South Africa

Enjoy a fantastic safari in South Africa followed by relaxation at the beautiful 5* Constance Le Prince Maurice Resort in Mauritius.

13 Days from £4,467pp

3 nights Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, all-inclusive, including safari activities; 7 nights Constance Le Prince Maurice, including half board and excursions detailed. Includes flights and transfers

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Beach + Wildlife or Scenery

The Oberoi Mauritius and Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve South Africa

A perfect combination of 'Big 5' safari in the Sabi Sands and ultimate relaxation at the Oberoi in Mauritius.

13 Days from £5,814pp

3 nights Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, all-inclusive including game viewing; 7 nights The Oberoi Mauritius, half board. Includes flights and transfers.

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Mauritius beyond the beach: tea, chateaux and samosas

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.

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