Mauritius R1500 DepositTropical beachHorse riding on the beachMauritius mountainsChilling at the beach



A paradise island just a few hours away from South Africa, Mauritius has long been a popular choice for travellers in search of classic sun, sea and sand-filled holidays. With its magnificent beaches, exciting water sports, fabulous diving and deep-sea fishing, all-inclusive resorts and championship golf courses, it’s no wonder that Mauritius ticks all the boxes. 

Travel logistics are seamless. Most Mauritius packages include your flights, accommodation and selected meals and drinks. You can also opt for the full monty and choose to go all-inclusive – a fabulous option for families looking for hassle-free planning, all-ages activities and total relaxation. Mauritius is synonymous with romance, making the island an excellent choice for a honeymoon. In fact, many people get married in Mauritius because it’s so beautiful and idyllic. Plus, many Mauritian resorts have special honeymoon packages which include beach dinners under the stars, couple’s spa treatments, fruit and champagne on arrival and exclusive gifts.   

Why we love holidays in Mauritius
  • It’s easy to travel to Mauritius from South Africa – a 5-hour flight gets you to this little slice of paradise in the Indian Ocean.  
  • There are plenty of tourist attractions in Mauritius to keep you busy for days, including the different coloured sands in Chamarel and bustling Port Louis market.  
  • Shopping is excellent for both souvenirs and clothing.  
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling are world-class.  
  • The cuisine is a heady mix of French, Indian, African and Asian dishes. 
When it comes to accommodation in Mauritius, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The island offers a wide selection of hotels and resorts. Stay on one of the best beaches in Mauritius and spend your days soaking up the sun, or enjoying a variety of watersports.

Call Thompsons Holidays now and book a holiday package for your dream island getaway.     


Mauritius is an island packed with fun. Most resorts offer a variety of entertainment and activities to ensure your days are varied and exciting. Meals are included if you’re on full or half-board, and after-dinner entertainment is offered at least a few times a week. You’ll learn to dance the Sega and find out all about Mauritian culture and traditions – a great way to become immersed in this magical island. And as for what you can see and do in Mauritius, here’s a small taste…  

Things to do in Mauritius 

  • Explore Port Louis’ Caudan Waterfront with its numerous shops and local handicrafts.  
  • Go scuba diving in Blue Bay Marine Park.  
  • Dine out in Grand Baie with its many excellent restaurants.  
  • See the incredible coloured earth and a beautiful waterfall at Chamarel.  
  • View rare birds and orchids at Black River Gorges National Park.  
  • Visit Pamplemousses Botanic Gardens in Port Louis, home to giant tortoises and equally large waterlilies.  
  • See the second oldest racecourse in the world at Champ de Mars.  
  • Visit the impressive tea plantation at Bois Cheri and learn how tea is manufactured.   
  • See the dormant volcano at Trou aux Cerfs.  
  • Discover the charming town of Mahebourg in the south-east.  
  • The island boasts numerous excellent championship golf courses.  
  • Adventurers can enjoy quad biking, ziplining, deep-sea fishing and much more.  
  • Discover life beneath the waves scuba diving, snorkelling, on a glass-bottom boat excursion or underwater walk.  

Mauritius is the quintessential island holiday perfected to an unmatched level. Whatever type of activity you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. Browse our Mauritius holiday packages or get in touch with us for more information.