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.

Deep Sea Fishing

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

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

Hiking

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Although principally thought of as a beach destination, Mauritius has some wonderful places to go hiking with many walks being an ideal length for a full day trip.

The Black River Gorges National Park is a popular area for hiking with Curepipe acting as the main starting point, and these hikes generally take you through a spectacular variety of forest and sugar cane with excellent views of waterfalls and river valleys.

Le Pouce, Les Montagnes Bambous and the Domaine du Chasseur are other areas where there are some fantastic trails to be walked.

The waterfall and coloured earths at Chamarel as well as the Pamplemousse Botanical Gardens are also well worth a visit.

Sports & Health

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Mauritius is famous the world over for its fantastic beaches and excellent facilities with watersports such as snorkelling, scuba diving, water skiing, wind surfing and sailing available at most hotels on the island. Some hotels also have tennis and squash courts and there are numerous championship golf courses on the island.

For those who prefer a more relaxing workout, most hotels have a swimming pool, a fully equipped gymnasium, spa, sauna and masseurs.

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

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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