Mauritius is a multifaceted island state located east of Madagascar within the Indian Ocean. On this island, western and eastern cultures came together and merged to a fascinating and colourful mosaic. In addition to long sandy beaches and fascinating landscapes with magnificent waterfalls and lagoons, there are numerous activities for the active guest for an unforgettable island experience, such as hiking, golf, diving and kite surfing. Also recommendable are historical excursions into the interesting museums offered in the capital.
What to expect
An impressive island with extremely hospitable people awaits your discovery. The long sandy beaches and the landscape make you forget your everyday life. Crystal-clear lagoons, perfect golf courses, excellent spa and wellness areas, extensive volcanic landscapes, seven-coloured earth and interesting historical museums in the capital provide variety. With all this, a cosmopolitan impression is omnipresent, as languages change between Creole, English and French, mosques, temples and churches are in the immediate vicinity, people dress Indian and Western at the same time, eat Chinese and drive on the left side of the road. Here a variety of cultures meet and live together, whose everyday life is determined by tolerance.
With Mauritius you have a destination that is perfect for both, a relaxing as well as active vacation. No matter if your focus is more on relaxation , spa and culinary delights, or if you want to do some explorations to learn the interesting history of the island, visit a sugar factory, hike the wonderful nature or look at the seven-coloured earth, in Mauritius you are sure to find variety, if your preference is to be active.
The islands accurate golf courses are particularly known and those let the heartbeat of any golfer be faster for sure.
And for the extremely sporty ones, kite surfing is a special highlight here, as Mauritius offers perfect conditions in this aspect.
Did you know…
The Red and Blue Mauritius are the first two stamps from the former British Colony Mauritius. Worldwide, there are still 12 copies of the Red Mauritius. Since 1994, the fourth stamp together with an unstamped Red Mauritius is in the Blue Penny Museum in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. Besides the original stamps, two copies of the Red and Blue Mauritius are also exhibited there. To preserve the quality of the originals, for the majority part of the opening hours only copies are illuminated.
During a stay at Le Touessrok Hotel, a boat excursion to the private and opposite island Ilot Mangénie is recommended. Here you find a quiet beach restaurant for a perfectly relaxed lunch with freshly caught fish. Here, you could also enjoy a bit of the ‘Robinson Crusoe feeling’. All in all, the beach restaurant offers a rustic ambience, however with fresh and humorous service. The new concept here is to offer hotel guests at Ilot Mangénie a lunch in one of the private cabanas with sun loungers. Rating: highly recommended.
Are you longing for a relaxing beach vacation on the Indian Ocean? A nice spa with relaxing treatments is important to you and maybe even a little bit of playing golf? You are looking for a beach extension after safari in South Africa? Please feel free to contact us, we gladly arrange your Mauritius journey with the greatest pleasure.
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Republic of Mauritius
1 Mauritius Rupie (MUR)
Total land surface:
North-Southern Expansion about 70 km. West-Eastern Expansion about 40 km.
none, English and French in parliament
Mauritius is located in the Southern Hemisphere. Accordingly, the seasons are opposite to our own. The location in the summer humid tropics ensures average temperatures of around 23 C on the coast and around 19 C at high altitudes. The air humidity fluctuates around 80%. Winter (June to October) is the driest season, summer (December to April) the wettest. The contrasts between the east and west coasts should be noted: while the east coast is directly influenced by the south-east trade winds, the west coast is protected by the rain shadow of the mountains. Besides this, the west coast is slightly warmer in the annual average than the east coast. In Mauritius, the cyclone season lasts from approximately mid-November up to mid-May, during this time, a high swell is more often to be expected.