Mauritius is an island of tranquil shores, backed by mountains cloaked in vibrant shades of green

For a relatively pint-sized tropical island hidden away in the southern Indian Ocean, Mauritius packs a whole lot in. Travellers first come here for the picture-postcard coastline, but scratch below the surface and you’ll discover what draws visitors back time and again. Mauritius holidays can be lazy days on the beach, but they can also be marine adventures and island explorations.

The island’s diverse yet relatively short history has created a remarkably varied culture; quite something for a country that is just a bit smaller than the county of Devon. The descendants of European, African, Indian and Chinese immigrants make up the majority of the population and each group has made their mark on the island. Where else can you take Creole language courses, visit beautiful Hindu temples and grand sugar plantation houses, and dine on cuisine inspired by a melting pot of culinary traditions?

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Mauritius holidays - perfect for...

  • We know Mauritius well and have a great range of hotels, many with exclusive offers
  • Beautiful beaches and turquoise lagoons that are excellent for watersports
  • A melting pot of Creole, French, English, Indian and Chinese cultures
  • Snorkelling and diving in the coral-filled lagoons – the island is surrounded by a barrier reef
  • World-class golf courses, with green fees included as part of a handful of all-inclusive packages.

“Mauritius is a bit of a tardis. Maps might suggest it’s quite small but actually once you’re there you discover there is masses to do. Relaxing beach holiday? Tick. Watersports? Tick. Wildlife, waterfalls, mountains and forest? More ticks. Sun-downers on the beach are an absolute must.” - Simon Reeve

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From cultural tours to the ultimate beach breaks on talcum powder sands – there are lots of ways to discover the idyllic islands of the Indian Ocean.

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