Mauritius Travel Guide

  • A beautiful beach in Mauritius
    Mauritius is rightly famed for its sapphire waters and powder-white beaches
  • Leave the beach and head into the mountainous interior
    Leave the beach and head into the mountainous interior
  • Mark Twain once wrote that 'Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius'
    Mark Twain once wrote that 'Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius'
  • Discover the colourful dunes near Chamarel
    Discover the coloured molten rock of Chamarel

A spec in the Indian Ocean, this multi-cultural, English-speaking island packs so much punch it’s hard to know where to begin, but the beaches make a good start. Head north for hidden coves, east for talcum-white sands, watch the sun set in the west, or go surfing in the south. Peel yourself off the beach for Indian temples, colonial mansions and botanical gardens, then enter the national parks to hike up volcanic peaks, zip-line over waterfalls, and spot pink pigeons in old-growth ebony trees. Reward your efforts with vanilla rum and creole fish, or take your rupees to the capital of Port Louis for local crafts and duty-free shopping.

  • Population at last count:
    1,261,208
    Time Zone:
    GMT +4
    Currency:
    Mauritian Rupee (MUR)
    Flight time from UK:
    12 Hours
    Language(s) spoken:
    English, French, Creole

To plan your trip to Mauritius call us on +44 1273 320 580 or contact any of our team who’ve been there: