Why Mauritius Should Be Your 2021 Destination of Choice
All too often South Africans believe they have to travel far afield to reach really inspiring destinations. The world is indeed full of many great places to visit but we frequently overlook the wonderful travel opportunities right on our doorstep – the very same places that travellers from the Northern Hemisphere travel overnight to reach. If you’re looking for that perfect destination for your 2021 travels, then why not a Mauritius holiday?
Mauritius is famous for its white-sand beaches, clear turquoise waters and some of the best resort hotels in the world ranging from 3 to 5 stars, all with a wide range of facilities and activities on offer. There are also purpose-built self-catering villas for those who want a more private, home-away-from-home atmosphere. All this less than four hours away and with exceptional deals all year round. This is the stuff of the international jet-set and at affordable prices. Here there are no seasons – it is always holiday season!
A Mauritius vacation is heaven on earth for holiday makers and not just beach lovers. There is so much to do from extensive water sports to visiting historic sites, from championship golf courses to race courses and so much more. Then there is the exotic cuisine which is a delicious medley of east meets west. The daily fresh fish grilled on open flames is also a specialty and enthusiasts can enjoy short cooking courses incorporating delicate spices, coconuts and palm hearts.
This is also the realm of the ideal family holiday as there are daily activities for all ages. While mom and dad head off for a round of golf or to spend a few hours in a pampering spa, the kids can meet new friends in the kids and teen clubs, all with experienced child minders who know how to ensure your child has a great time. The Mauritius kids clubs are legendary and include educational activities, sports and even bake offs! Who knows – your kids might pop up on a TV cooking competition one day. For family fun take a catamaran cruise for swimming, snorkeling and a barbecue lunch on quiet stretch of beach. By night babysitters watch the tots while the teens get lively at supervised discos and parents enjoy dinner under the stars.
For romantic couples and honeymooners this is also the perfect location to chill on the beach, go hiking, diving or learn to windsurf. The tiny Ile De Deux Cocos in the Blue Bay Marine Reserve is one of the best snorkeling locations on the island. After a rum tasting session a delectable barbecue buffet is served under shady trees. A hammock for two will lull you to sleep before a last dip in the warm sea...
Mauritius has taken extraordinary steps to keep the island safe during the pandemic and all necessary protocols are in place to ensure you have a safe and carefree holiday or honeymoon. The beaches are wide and uncrowded and social distancing is the order of the day, plus you can enjoy all your meals outdoors. So if you're looking for that perfect 2021 travel destination, look no further than the beautiful Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius.