Best time to visit Mauritius

Best time to visit Mauritius

Mauritius is just 20 degrees south of the equator making it a fantastic year-round destination – not just for winter sun seekers. The peak temperatures don’t fluctuate too much throughout the year – instead they stay between 25°C in the middle of the year…

Mauritius Etiquette

Mauritius Etiquette

You’ll note that the majority of Mauritians are quite genuinely polite, so be sure to practise your manners and take note that many Mauritians speak both English and French – so it might be a good idea to refresh your French skills too. The…

Mauritian Cuisine

Mauritian Cuisine

The cuisine of Mauritius is exceptionally varied and eclectic. You’ll note that it directly reflects the ethnic diversity of its people: from Creole rougailles, Indian curries and Muslim biryanis to Chinese sweet-and-sour pork, French haute-cuisine – the quality of wine on the island is…

Mauritius Beaches

Mauritius Beaches

It goes without saying that the beaches of Mauritius are one of the islands’ most provocative enticements. What it lacks in diversity it makes up for in quality. Th beaches, are perhaps, a little predictable. Imagine a simple setting of unperturbed white sand beaches,…

A Little History of Mauritius

A Little History of Mauritius

Mauritius traces its origins back to a succession of underwater volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, and after that the island has been inhabited by Arab explorers, the Dutch, the French and finally the British. A little, and really quite beautiful part of this…

Pointe Aux Piments

Pointe Aux Piments

This beautiful village and beach is on the north west of the island. The beach itself extends from Baie aux Tortues in the south to the Trou aux Biches in the north. The views on offer alone make it perfect, with the turquoise blue…

Chamarel Waterfall

Chamarel Waterfall

This is the highest waterfall on Mauritius and it plunges more than 85 meters down against an awe-inspiring backdrop of lush green forests and jagged grey mountains. There are of course many waterfalls on the islands but this is by far our favourite if…

Grand Port

Grand Port

The historical district of Grand Port encompasses much of the south-eastern side of the island. Its name is taken from the old Grand Port which was home to the original Dutch settlers on the island. It’s one of our favourite locales in Mauritius –…

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