Mauritius is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Due to the quality of its infrastructures, services and the efforts of various parties in the Mauritian tourism, Mauritius won the trophy for the “Best Travel Destination 2014”.
A popular destination for British
This award was presented at the Consumer Choice Awards, an annual event organized in Britain by Brand Weekly. They invite consumers to elect, among others, the best products, brands and travel destination.
This award is proof that the British highly appreciate Mauritius as holiday destination. Moreover, it has been acclaimed in the following areas: family, diving, golf, culture and honeymoons, where there are considerable quality competitors in tourism such as Barbados, Marrakech, New York, Bermuda or Spain.
The figures also testify in favor of Mauritius, when in two years the number of tourists from the UK has been increasing. The end of 2013 saw the number of British tourists increased by 11.9% and this number has furthermore increased by 36.4% in April 2014.
An award-winning destination
In the field of tourism, Mauritius is a reference and has already been awarded several times. In 2012, she received for the third consecutive year the award for World’s Leading Island Destination. That same year, she was awarded as World’s Best Beach for its beautiful beaches and in 2013, she was voted best destination in the world honeymoon.
Why choose Mauritius?
Discover and experience something different! Man needs to engage in leisure travel. Indeed, if there is something that can make life unpleasant, it’s monotony. Yes, it is not by chance that many people leave their home country to spend their holidays elsewhere. For example, many French each year leave the hexagon to spend their holidays in Asia or other regions. Thus, for each person traveling is from, to pack, fly or other means of transport and go away from home. This simplifies the definition of travel need to travel yet is fundamental.
As a tourist destination, the strength of Mauritius is of course its many beaches and beautiful landscapes, where one can admire the endemic species of its fauna or flora. Besides the many hotels and other tourist service providers that meet international standards of reception you will come across various activities that appeal to tourists who come in family, honeymoon, or even on a business trip.
Whatever the destination you choose to spend holidays or enjoy a tourist trip, it is necessary to find an accommodation. To do this, you can go through the portals web sites dealing with tourist rentals. They give you the opportunity to access many types of accommodation. Mauritius has a lot to offer in terms of accommodation: From Top notch 5* hotels to budget hotel and villas. Anyway, tourist trips allow a change of scenery.. It is important to choose somewhere unique and that will fulfill your desires and wants.
Enjoy a Trip around the island!
Discover all the corners of the island at your own pace by renting a car in Mauritius. Whatever route you choose to take first, each trip lasts one day and you embark on a journey on the tea route or swim with dolphins or simply a fishing trip.
Visit the south of the Island
In the southern part of the island, you can discover the dormant volcano better known under the name of Trou aux Cerfs. You will also come across the sacred lake at Grand Bassin where you will be able to contemplate one of the highest statue in the Indian Ocean depicting Mangal Mahadev. Seven colored earths also awaits you in Chamarel without forgetting the Vanilla crocodile park, Domaine des Aubineaux, Bois Cheri tea factory, Rhumerie de Chamarel and many other things. An exceptional journey where history mingles with the incongruous beauty of nature is what the south of the island of Mauritius offers.
Visit the north of Mauritius
In the northern part of the island, do not miss the spice market in Port Louis, but also to the citadel, historical fort that dominates the capital. The history of sugar will have no secrets for you after the visit a fascinating museum called the ‘Aventure du Sucre’. You can also visit the Pamplemousses Garden, the horse circuit in the Champ de Mars or you can simply choose to spend a day at Domaine Les Pailles which in on the road to Port Louis.
Domaine Les Pailles
Only 10 minutes from Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, lies Domaine Les Pailles, a cluster of varied gastronomic cultures blended with series of leisure and historical activities. The domaine offers panoramic views of the flora and fauna. You will appreciate the finesse of a multicultural cuisine in the image of our island, by choosing among the various restaurants. You can also participate in various activities such as a visit of the domaine by horse carriage or train, a demonstration of manufacture aloe bags or a tasting of different sugars .
East of Mauritius – A day on Ile Aux Aigrettes or Ile Aux Cerfs
Ile Aux Aigrettes
For nature lovers, come and observe our rare species such as the giant tortoises, pink pigeons, tailed tropic . After a short crossing on the magnificent bay of Mahébourg, where a lingering air of mystery, a palette of bright colors and the jagged outlines of a breathtaking landscape blend into a magical setting, discover Ile aux Aigrettes, a Nature Reserve anchored at about 800 meters off the south east coast of Mauritius. The sparkling waters of its beautiful lagoon, the ruins of an old French limekiln and the dense green canopy of the island’s forest welcome you to this charming domain where the mistress of the place is none but mother nature.
Ile Aux Cerfs
Île aux Cerfs Island , known in English as deer island is an island off the east coast of Mauritius near the village of Trou D’eau Douce. The island has an undulating terrain and natural vegetation and is dotted with outcrops of volcanic rock, little lakes, gullies and magnificent white sandy beaches. The island hosts the world renown Bernard Langer 18-hole championship golf course managed by Le Touessrok hotel. Nowadays there are no more deers on the island, but you will find some of the island’s most beautiful beaches there.
Ile aux Cerfs is famous for its sandy beaches, beautiful lagoon and large selection of activities and facilities. On Ile aux Cerfs you are sure to spend a relaxing day if you choose to sunbathe on one of its magnificent beaches, or simply have fun if you choose to take part in the array of water sport activities on offer. The island has everything you need to spend an unforgettable day.
Visit the West of Mauritius- Casela
Casela Nature & Leisure Park, 14 hectares offering a home to 1,500 birds, zebras, giant tortoises, monkeys, lions and many other animals, is the place to visit in the west of Mauritius. Go for a ride in the nature by Quad, Buggy, Segway or try the only Via Ferrata in Mauritius. Feel the thrill of the longest zip line circuit in the Indian Ocean including hanging bridges or venture the hidden waterfalls of up to 20m height during a Canyoning tour.
The Safari tour gives the opportunity to feed zebras and ostriches. Seize the once in a life-time opportunity to go for a Walk with Lions and get your picture taken with them. Nature lovers will enjoy a visit in the endemic dry forest and children will have fun at the petting farm, the jumping castle or at our fishing ponds.
Enjoy the Best Holidays in Mauritius!