Mauritius is a small, multicultural island in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometers off the southeast coast of the African continent, east of Madagascar, NorthEast of Reunion and southeast of the Seychelles. Mauritius also controls Rodrigues Island and the remote, sparsely populated Agalega and Cargados Garayos (Saint Brandon) islands.Map of Mauritius shown below.
Mark Twain once wrote, ‘Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius’. It is an island for exploring, with Indian temples, colonial houses, botanical gardens, and opportunities to spot rare birds among soaring ebony trees, walk with lions or swim with dolphins. Mauritians, a fusion of French, Indian, Creole and Chinese peoples, are renowned for their hospitality and visitors to the islands generally rave about the service.
Plentiful watersports, world class spas, top-flight golf courses and gourmet cuisine make it hard to leave the hotel, but Mauritius has plenty to see and do – from French colonial houses and imaginative animal parks to nature walks, quad biking, zip-lining and horse riding.
The tourism hub is in the north around Grand Baie, which has the greatest concentration of hotels, beaches and entertainment. The east coast is most renowned, with some of the most celebrated hotels and stretches of arguably the most beautiful white sand beaches, while the flat, calm beaches of the west coast are favoured by families. The “beautiful” south is the island’s wilder, but perhaps more interesting side. There are clutches of hotels in the southeast and more to be found squeezed onto calm stretches near pounding surf and clifftop walks in the “green” southwest.Here is Map of Mauritius.
Mauritius promotes itself as a year-round destination, although most people associate it with winter sun. The island’s peak season extends from October to April, which is hot, humid and rainy, with a slight risk of cyclones January to March. The island’s winter, from May to September.
- PORT LOUIS
- FLIC EN FLAC
- BLUE BAY
- BLUE BAY MARINE PARK
- GRAND BALE
- DOMAINE DE CHASSEUR
- BEL OMBRE BEACH
- TROU D’EAU DOUCE
- BALACLAVA RUINS
Creole is the main language here – which has a major influence of French with a bit of African and Indian words. \Mauritians on the whole, are quite tolerant and hospitable. They are very polite and will always, be happy to guide you around.
Mauritius does not have an official language, but the main language of government is English.French is the language most commonly used in formal settings and is by far the dominant language in the mass media, as well as in corporate and business dealings. which is spoken fluently by most locals. Virtually everyone working in the tourism industry will be able to speak fairly decent, albeit heavily accented, English, and all government departments will have English-speaking staff on duty.
Tamils constitute around 10% of the population and speak Tamil. Other languages spoken by much smaller numbers include: Hindi, Urdu, Hakka, Bhojpuri and Mandarin.
- Explore Windsurfing, Kite surfing, Surfing and SUP (Stand Up Paddling) in the Southern part of the Island at Le Morne.
- Visit La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes home to various species of animals, reptiles and plants Tamarind Falls are a beautiful attraction of the southwest of Mauritius.
- Visit Tamarind Falls are a beautiful attraction of the southwest of Mauritius.
- Rock climbing in a beautiful setting Of the Belle Vue Cliffs.
- Sea kayaking on open waters of the Indian Ocean.
- Underwater submarine scooter adventure.
- Blue safari submarine to See the wonderful underwater tropical fish.
- Walk with lions & cheetahs.
- Go on a speed boat trip and watch dolphins in the open sea.
- Horse racing.
- Hiking and trekking.
- Scuba diving in Mauritius to explore coral reefs, multi-colored marine life, ship wrecks
- Safari jeep trips.
- Deep sea fishing.
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