Mauritius

Mauritius is not only a physical masterpiece of sweeping white beaches and lush mountain forests, but also one of the most fascinatingly multicultural countries in the world. Lying some 800 km east of Madagascar and boasting a rich colonial history, the island is inhabited by a melting pot of Indian, Chinese, Creole and Franco-Mauritians that has resulted in a colourful cultural blend, famous for welcoming smiles and warm hospitality.

Start planning your Mauritius holiday by getting in touch with one of our travel experts.

Please call 01905 731373,  email info@world-odyssey.com or enquire online.

Hiking, Trekking, Canyoning

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Although principally thought of as a beach destination, Mauritius’s lush inland parts and majestic scenery are well worth discovering. From dormant volcanos to sacred lakes, Mauritius offers an array of wonderful places perfect for hiking, trekking or simply picknicking, with many walks being an ideal length for a full day trip.

The rolling landscape of Black River Gorges National Park is a popular area for hiking with Curepipe acting as the main starting point.  These trails generally take you through a variety of forest, sugar cane and tea plantations with spectacular views of river valleys perfect for soaking in the timeless charm of a colonial era.

Alternatively you can venture quad biking, canyoning the hidden waterfalls jumping into natural water ponds, sliding down rocks and hiking through rugged terrain, or try bathing in clear waters and the spectacular glides along a zip line.  The waterfall and Seven Coloured Earths at Chamarel are also well worth a visit.

Not to be missed is a leisurely walk amongst the impressive collection of indigenous and exotic plants at the famous Pamplemousse Botanical Gardens.

Sports & Wellness

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Mauritius is famous the world over for its fantastic beaches and excellent facilities with watersports such as glass bottom boat, kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, water skiing, wind surfing and sailing available at most hotels on the island. Some hotels also feature tennis and squash courts. Numerous world-class Golf courses are spread across the island, suitable for elite and amateur golfers alike.

You can also discover the island’s diverse landscape from a bird’s-eye view Helicopter tour.

For those who prefer a more relaxing or rejuvenating experience, most hotels feature a swimming pool, a fully equipped gymnasium, yoga classes, Wellness and Beauty centres offering luxurious Spas, hammam, sauna, sublime massage treatments with genuine holistic and Ayurvedic approaches.

Please note that not all hotels have these facilities so please check with us before you book to avoid any disappointment.

Deep Sea Fishing

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Mauritius is one of the world’s greatest game fishing countries with plenty of fighting fish such as the blue and black marlin, sailfish, wahoo, barracuda and yellowfin tuna.

It is possible to go deep sea fishing throughout the year, although October until April is generally considered to be the best time.

Mauritius enjoys a subtropical climate and is very much a year round destination. However the best months to visit are from April to November when temperatures are typically in the mid to late 20’s with plenty of sunshine and little rain. The trade winds can make it a little windy at times from July to September, whilst in October and November the winds die down and the temperatures tend to rise.

The rains tend to start in December and are usually at their heaviest in January & February when cyclones can hit the island and then the rains tend to trail off in March.

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LOCATION

MAURITIUS KEY INFO

Visa

No Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required. Yellow Fever required if arriving from an endemic area.

Time Difference

GMT + 4 Hours

Flight Time

12 hours Direct

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