Mauritian Paradise

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Date: October 25, 2017
Category Destinations
A moment in paradise – Discovering Mauritius
 
The perfect time to travel to paradise. Explore this island treasure.

Dazzling white beaches encircled by crystalline waters, Mauritius beckons you to discover its melting pot of seductive passion, vibrant colours, perfumed Creole cuisine and its mesmerizing Sega dance. There’s something to explore in every part of the island.  Laze on the golden beaches fringed with palm trees whilst sipping a refreshing cocktail. Browse through the markets of Port Louis filled with fascinating crafts, exotic spices, and quality leather goods. Take a tour to a rum distillery or tea plantation. Marvel at the oldest botanical garden in the south at Pamplemousses. Take a relaxing day cruise around the island in a catamaran, go kitesurfing at Le Morne or enjoy snorkelling and diving amongst the colourful coral reefs. Mauritius has something for everyone to enjoy…whale watching, deep-sea fishing, water sports, golf and horse riding or relax in ultimate luxury.
 
Where to start? There’s so much to do and see. Don’t waste a second of your vacation…
 
We suggest some hidden gems to see and explore:

Chamarel Waterfalls 

The Chamarel Waterfalls are beautifully located overlooking the exquisite forests of the Black River National Park and enveloped by the lush vegetation of the Black River Gorges in the south-west part of the island. The waterfalls boast a height of nearly 100 metres, offering a truly spectacular site, and are renowned as a major tourist attraction.

Seven Coloured Earths

Another must-see site is the Seven Coloured Earths. This extraordinary site invites visitors to view the large grooved dunes, bursting with what appears to be a rainbow of colours – a mysterious illusion formed from the minerals found in the clay. This site has been an extremely popular tourist attraction for years; come and view the incredible natural splendour and pop into a few of the curio shops for a little memento of your visit.

Grand Bassin

Grand Bassin also known as Ganga Talao is a central Hindu pilgrimage site, which houses a holy lake formed within a crater. Also located in and among this area, are numerous Hindu temples, shrines, and statues, which offer the most enticing adventures into the history and culture.

Château de Labourdonnais

Situated in the north of the island, visitors can explore the exquisitely restored estate - Château de Labourdonnais. This estate is stunningly enclosed by sugar cane fields and lush gardens bursting with fruit trees and a vanilla plantation. Visitors can immerse themselves in the history of the location and venture into the restored mansion showcasing the historical lifestyle. Guests may also delight in the local rum at the distillery as well as sample some of the cuisine - a real feast for the taste buds.

Le Pouce – The Thumb

Mauritius invites you to ascend one of the largest peaks in the island on a half-day hike, and absorb the breathtaking views of the entire island from its summit. You may discover the unique vegetation as you climb, witness the unique flora and fauna and nature indigenous to this area. A truly spectacular experience – giving you a taste of what the island has to offer…
 
How to get there?
Voted as the best airline in the Indian Ocean – Thompsons recommends travel to the island on Air Mauritius. Travel in comfort and delight in the on-board facilities: gourmet dining, movies, music, video games, duty-free sales, and personalised cabin care.