A Gem in the Indian Ocean
Mauritius is a gem in the Indian Ocean that shouldn’t be overlooked. Incomparable to the Maldives or Seychelles, it stands alone in uniqueness and its offerings. From dramatic National Parks to mind-blowing underwater-waterfalls, luxurious resorts with world class golf courses, to colourful towns, lush green landscapes, warming culture & a welcoming hospitality – it’s easy to plan a dream holiday to this idyllic island.
Daily direct flights from London make Mauritius accessible, but also desirable with only 1-2 hours time difference from the UK. Indirect routes via the Middle East also offer great connections and the ability to tailor-make your trip. 7 to 14 nights are recommended as there’s a lot you won’t want to miss! As Mauritius is only 60km long & 45km wide, you can be swimming with wild dolphins on the picturesque island of Il Aux Cerf one day, hiking to the top of Le Morne Brabant, witnessing spectacular views the next, or take a short hop across to Réunion to make your adventure extra special!
Facts about Mauritius
Currency – Mauritian Rupee
12 hour flight time
Creole is the most widely spoken language
Tropical climate all year round
Why should you travel to Mauritius with us?
We’ve visited Mauritius several times; as a romantic getaway and also as a family holiday. It’s a fantastic destination for all ages & holiday styles. As well as staying in some of the islands best resorts, we’ve been out & about, uncovering some of the islands must sees – from cycling to rum tasting, to locals taking us snorkeling and recommending their favourite restaurants, which just so happened to be inside a chateau dating back to 1856! We make sure to pass all of our first-hand experience on to you.
Some of our favourite resorts in Mauritius
Veranda Pointe Aux Biches
This resort is special. Close to the traditional village of Grand Baie, this informal & tropical property is perfectly surrounded by lush vegetation on its own stretch of private beach. Providing just the right level of luxury for any honeymooner or holiday maker, it’s a TRAVLUX go-to for relaxation & versatility.
The Sandy Lane Village is an adults-only section, with access to its own restaurant, beach, pool & bar. Meanwhile the kids will have endless fun with beach volleyball, table tennis & water polo, to name a few. Guests can enjoy the Footloose Bar; a sand-side location to sit barefoot and watch the stunning sunsets (we can confirm they are some of the best we’ve ever seen!). Traditional Creole cuisine is a regular buffet feature, or delicious seafood dishes can be enjoyed in the Senses à la carte Restaurant.
One&Only Le Saint Géran
Situated in a sheltered lagoon, crystal clear waters, pristine white sands & a recently renovated resort means you can expect exceptional luxury here. 2 swimming pools, the One&Only spa, private cabanas, complimentary water sports, helicopter excursions and a 9-hole golf course are just some of the reasons why this resort is fast become an icon of Mauritius.
Lagoon rooms to 3-bedroom beachfront suites are part of a long list of accommodation options – all are timeless & comfortable featuring an array of amenities with the Indian Ocean on your doorstep. 5 restaurants all help to elevate One&Only from other resorts. Overlooking the pool & the ocean – offering fresh, carefully sourced & mouth-watering dishes – La Terrasse is a top TRAVLUX recommendation & personal favourite!
Things to do in Mauritius
Chamarel 7 Coloured Earth Geopark
One of the most iconic attractions is the land of 7 colours is unique and fascinating - an area made up of dunes in seven distinct colours. The tropical conditions have washed away all the water-soluble elements, leaving only shades of purples, browns, reds and blues. The geopark can be visited all year round, but sunrise is the best time to capture the lunar-like-landscape.
Black River Gorges National Park
Home to Alexandra waterfalls, you’ll find endangered species of plants and animals, over 50km of trails & 17,000 acres of unspoilt hills and rainforest. Black River Gorges is within easy reach of anywhere on the island. The diverse flora & fauna is a highlight in itself, as the area provides nature lovers with some of the best hiking & bird watching opportunities in the world.
Hike the Le Morne Brabant
A peninsula at the extreme southwestern tip of the island lies Le Morne Brabant, highlighted by an impressive monolithic summit, 556 metres above sea level. Whilst this is no easy workout, the panoramic views from the top are spectacular. Around 7km roundtrip, you can expect the hike to take around 4 hours, including some selfie time at the summit!
Sunset Catamaran Sailing
Set sail along the North coast of the island for a luxury catamaran cruise, complete with sunset vibes - arguably the best view of the sunset on the island. With drinks, canapés and background music to compliment the setting, this is a fantastic way to spend an evening with family, friends or loved ones onboard a 40ft catamaran.
Private Flight over the Underwater Waterfall
Fasten your seatbelt for an aerial adventure, as you board a private seaplane for a tour over the famous Underwater Waterfall. Take in the sites during your flight as you enjoy 360º of viewing with a personal guide narrating your journey (should you wish). Choose from 15 minutes up to 1-hour for a real discovery tour, including the UNESCO site of Le Morne summit.
Port St Louis
If you want to venture out of your luxury resort, a visit to the Capital of Port St Louis is a must, where the history & heritage of the island is abundant. From Caudan Waterfront to the Market to Marie Reine de la Paix, there's plenty to see & do here. Head to Fort Adelaide (also known as La Citadelle) for a panoramic view. Or for a spot of horse-racing, check out Champ de Mars.
Book with us today
Now is always the best time to book your next holiday and we’re here to take all of your stress away. Simply get in touch with our travel experts for an initial consultation and whether you need a little inspiration or know exactly what you want – with a little help from us – you’ll soon be jetting off to your next destination.