Mauritius is a large sugar island, with towering peaks and fringed by golden sand beaches. A wonderful melting pot of cultures and influences, with Indian, Africans, Chinese and Europeans all blending their skills to present something uniquely Mauritian.
The capital Port Louis is a lively city with some excellent shopping. For something very different, go to the horse racing, a real fun day, with a weekly meeting each Saturday from May through to November.
Flying time from UK is approximately 12 hours.
Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort and Spa is one of the most famous luxury resorts in the Indian Ocean. Re-opening November (2015 ) as a Shangri-La Resort following a multi million dollar enhancement, combining the best influences of Mauritius and Asia. Located on the east coast, 55 minutes from the airport.
A pleasing blend of French chic and warm Mauritian hospitality. So Sofitel Mauritius is romantic, yet at the same time family friendly, with excellent facilities. The colourful capital of Port Louis is about 60 minutes drive.
The Oberoi Mauritius is one of the most stylish luxurious hotels, with personalised attention high on the priority. Located on the north west coast, about 15 minutes’ drive to Grand Baie with its restaurant and shopping options. 60 minutes to the airport and 25 minutes to the capital Port Louis.
The Residence Mauritius is one of the most popular deluxe resorts in the Indian Ocean, located on the east coast near the village of Belle Mare. 55 minutes drive from the airport. Positioned on an extensive soft sand beach. Will appeal to families, but it is equally popular with romantic couples.
The St Regis Mauritius Resort is without doubt one of the finest deluxe hotels on the island – and for Mauritius that is quite a statement! Elegant French colonial design, particularly evident in the room design and public areas. Plus a great location on the south coast at Le Morne.