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Where to go in Mauritius

Whichever coastal resort you choose, expect long stretches of undisturbed beach and ever-present sunshine. From the dramatic beauty of National Parks with mountains rising out of the sea to the hustle and bustle of Port Louis, there's plenty to explore. Here's a taste of our favourite places to visit in Mauritius:

  • The capital, Port Louis, is the most affluent city in Africa and is bursting with shops, restaurants and cultural highlights.
  • In Mauritius' hilly south-western area, Black Gorges National Park is the place to experience the island's endemic wildlife or go hiking and biking through the rainforest.
  • Also in the south, places like Vieux Grand Port, the city of Mahebourg, Rochester Falls, Vanilla Crocodile Park and the picturesque village of Souillac are well worth a visit.
  • Sleepy villages and coastal towns, such as Cap Malheureux (in the far north), Quatre Bornes (central) and Chamarel (in the south) are a great way to experience daily life on the island.

Where's best for you?

If you are looking for…

Peace and quiet

In the East, Belle Mare is an idyllic place for a tranquil holiday and a great base for exploring the best of Mauritius. The beach here is one of the nation's longest and most beautiful, and its panoramic lagoon offers amazing snorkelling and wreck diving opportunities.

A more lively atmosphere

Grand Baie or 'Grand Bay', in the Northern region, is not far from the capital, Port Louis, and is the trendiest and most popular tourist destination in Mauritius. It's packed with designer boutiques, colourful craft shops, gourmet restaurants and pumping nightclubs. Its blue lagoons and calm waters are great for spending endless hours relaxing at the water's edge.

Romance in a natural landscape

Bel Ombre is set against a landscape of lush mountain ranges and secluded beaches – perfect for soothing getaways and romantic escapes. Located in the historical southern region, it's an ideal base for hiking or quad biking trips into Black Gorges National Park.

A little of everything you like

If you are the kind of traveller who likes a bit of variety, we can easily customise your holiday to include more than one location. Whether you'd like a change of scenery on the island of Mauritius itself, or a short stopover in Dubai on your way home, we can make it all happen.

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These hotels have been carefully hand-picked as excellent Mauritius hotels. Each offers it’s own unique perspective but also outstanding value.

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Places of interest in Mauritius

Depending on the type of location you want, the kind of facilities you'd like to find and the proximity to certain attractions, we have a good number of areas for you to choose from and stay at during your holiday.

Whether you want a pumping and energetic beachside retreat, a tranquil setting in a secluded cove, a hillside resort perched in the midst of nature, or a strategic central location close to civilisation and buzzing city life, nightclubs, theme parks and other kinds of leisure attractions, we can advise you on the best places for you.

Choose from our selection of handpicked places and be based right at the place that's most ideal for you and your travelling party

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