True paradise found... According to a quote from Mark Twain, Mauritius was created first, and then followed by the creation of heaven... Renown for turquoise seas, snow-white beaches and opulent resorts - however, this paradise offers much more than just a beach escape, it's an island destination that rewards explorers abundantly. Apart from sun-lounging and cocktail-sipping, there are plenty of adventures to be had with lush tropical rainforests, dramatic mountains and epic waterfalls crying out to be explored.
Pack a wide sunhat and sunblock, but leave your worries at home. Mauritius is often pigeonholed as a beach destination, but you don't have to look far inland for hiking trails galore, and the warm coastal waters offer world-class diving and snorkelling offshore... Imagine exciting boat excurtions to near-perfect tiny island fragments and islets with lazy afternoon trips to botanical gardens and colonial plantation houses. In addition to having a diverse range of dishes on it's traditional cuisine menu, it's a terrific place for wildlife spotting too.. and if you don't have to venture too from the luxury resorts to experience the real Mauritius: a spicy curry meltingpot of cultures and laid-back fishing villages.