Enjoy the beautiful scenery and kind climate of Mauritius
As the rain falls from grey skies during the European winter, it can be hard to believe that an island such as Mauritius, with its hospitable weather through 12 months of the year, is only a few hours' flight away. Mauritius is one of the leading destinations in the world for luxury holidays due to its pristine beaches of golden sand, magnificent ocean setting and commitment to an attentive service for guests staying in its resorts. We have a range of handpicked offers covering the most in demand hotels. You are only hours away from a tropical paradise with jaw-dropping ocean side scenery and a raft of holiday activities to enjoy.
From lush green hills to golden sand
Many travellers would associate Mauritius primarily with its beaches, and although this perception is well founded, the island also possesses a national park, boasting some of the most breathtaking scenery anywhere in the world. Take advantage of the pleasant weather with a hike through the forest covered hills of the Black River Gorges National Park, and gaze down on to the ocean below from the Black River Peak viewpoint, an unmissable photo opportunity that will make you the envy of your friends back home!
The calm, shallow water of the Trou aux Biches beach might make it your number one choice, especially if you are part of a family group. You can snorkel and get a close look at the varied marine life, and even some ship wrecks at Water Lilly.
Don't forget your dose of Mauritian heritage
There are several historical sites worth a visit on your days away from the sun lounger, including Eureka, a colonial French mansion built by one of the island's sugar producers. He certainly had a good eye for design, as a balcony extending around the entire circumference of the property ensures that guests don't overheat during humid times of year. Then there is the old capital of Mahébourg, where the Dutch first disembarked in the late 1500s. There you can have a look around the National History Museum, and dine in one of the many authentic Mauritian restaurants that populate the area.
Whatever the time of year, you can choose from our handpicked range of discounted Mauritius breaks, featuring only the highest quality hotels on the island.