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The Mascarene Islands

Mauritius vacations 2020 & 2021

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Soft sands lead into crystalline waters around a palm-fringed coastline: Mauritius is justifiably esteemed as a beach getaway. Having explored the island in detail, our specialists can tailor a vacation to Mauritius to suit your individual tastes, but our recommendations go well beyond lounging in the sun. We can also suggest ways to experience lesser-discovered corners of the island, from Creole villages to volcanic mountains.

Dolphins glide and turtles feed in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean surrounding Mauritius. You can snorkel over coral seascapes and, helped by a dramatic ocean drop-off, explore some memorable dive sites. Inland, hiking trails weave through the rainforest of the Chamarel Mountains, opening out onto waterfalls and inky lagoons. A rich tapestry of Indian, French, African and Chinese influences have made their way to the island, creating a nuanced culinary identity. And, the streets of Port Louis are flanked by colonial villas, while smaller villages host busy markets and cosy cafes.
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Suggested tours for Mauritius

These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to Mauritius could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Practical tips for traveling to Mauritius, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.

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Our expert guides to traveling in Mauritius

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Mauritius. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Mauritius at its best.

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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.

  • Beach at the Four Seasons Resort, Mauritius

    Honeymoons in Mauritius

    Audley Mauritus 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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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hindu temple, Mauritius

    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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