Why

Mauritius

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Endless palm fringed beaches, tropical warm seas and world class hotels - Mauritius offers a real paradise for those that enjoy the sea or simply want to soak up the sun. The contrast of colours, cultures and tastes makes this charming island a destination for an unforgettable holiday.

Mauritius offers everything that you could want from a typical beach holiday - warm seas, great beaches and world class resort style hotels catering for all budgets and needs. It is a fantastic holiday for the active beach lover with all the water sports on offer, from dinghy sailing and windsurfing to water skiing and deep sea fishing. Not forgetting the many golf courses, it also appeals to the active couple. For the sun worshipper, there are miles of golden beaches and great spas to forget about the stresses of life back home.

It is honeymoon heaven. If you are after that all-inclusive, indulgent beach flop, then Mauritius does not fail to deliver on all levels. Beautiful resort style hotels, pampering spas, world class cuisine and endless golden beaches made for romantic sunset strolls.

The family market is large, with Mauritius offering some of the best family friendly hotels in the world. Dedicated kids clubs, special family villas and inter-connecting rooms, kids menus with flexible meal times, and endless free water sports means that everyone is kept happy, allowing time for mum and dad to go off and play golf or relax in the spa. Throw in the fact there are direct flights from the UK and South Africa, it is malaria free and there are numerous family discounts depending on the kids ages, it becomes highly desirable.

Mauritius's star quality is that it caters for everybody, from honeymooners to families, and all done exceedingly well without comprising the experience of one another.

Time difference
+ 4hrs GMT
Visa
No visas are required for British or North American passport holders
Health
It is Malaria free. No specific shots are required to enter. We do recommend you visit a travel health clinic prior to departure to make sure your standard travel vaccinations are up to date.
Language
French, English and Creole.

How to get around
The island is not very large, so transfers are all done by road.
How to get there
There are direct flights from London to Mauritius. Alternatively, you can fly via Johannesburg if coming from the US.
Who does it suit?
Mauritius is ideal for those looking for a relaxing beach flop and prefer a resort style of accommodation. With all the watersports and golf, it also suits the active person. Ideal for honeymooners and families of all ages.

When to go:
Mauritius is generally a year round destination. The summer months between November - April, are hot and humid. The winter months are cooler and drier. The best months are April & May. We recommend avoiding January & February, as this is cyclone season.

Good to combine with:
Mauritius is a great destination on its own. Alternatively, it makes a wonderful add-on to a safari in South Africa or any of the countries in Southern Africa, with access via Johannesburg. Or as an add-on to a safari in Kenya.

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