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Mauritius epitomises the perfect tropical island hideaway with an endless list of plus points to suit every potential visitor:
There’s an excellent argument to be made that Mauritius is the perfect Holiday destination for the British market. Right now this is even more true as there are some great offers out there, making the island even better value.
It is a long haul, but at about 12-hours flying time, not excessively so – just enough to give a real sense of getting away from it all – and once Their holidaymakers find a tropical Indian Ocean island with great year round weather.
It has British roots and the fact that the Dutch, French and pirates also had a hand in the creation of today’s nation of Mauritius gives the Destination an additional zing. Its melting pot mix of Indian, African, Chinese and French people have created a truly warm and welcoming environment for visitors and a dedication to hospitality that is amongst the highest in the world.
Having never succumbed to the lure of the mass market, Mauritius has developed an infrastructure of resorts that are stylish – often using echoes of local or Colonial architecture – and broad enough to satisfy the needs of all sectors of the tourism industry.
Couples, honeymooners and special occasion holidays are one of the strongest markets for the island but with kids’ clubs flourishing in most resorts families have taken to Mauritius with a vengeance. A proliferation of quality golf courses over recent years has added golfers to the list of holidaymakers heading off to the island, while the warm Indian Ocean is a welcoming playground for divers, sailors, snorkellers, kite surfers and others seeking fun above and below the water’s surface.
And with three airlines offering quality scheduled non-stop services from the UK, getting there is a breeze as well! Welcome to a tropical island hideaway. Welcome to Mauritius!
Rodrigues Island is located in the Indian Ocean off the northeast coast of Mauritius and prides itself on being one of the most authentic Mascarene Islands. Spread over 42sq miles, its surrounded by exquisite turquoise lagoon and bounded by a coral reef barrier.
Visitor to Rodrigues are sure to be charmed by the friendly, welcoming local people, for whom sharing their paradise island home is second nature. Life here is best enjoyed at a leisurely pace, in sync with the rhythms of nature. This tight- knit community is creole and this can be felt through the rhythm of their music, dancing and cuisine.
Mile upon miles of pristine untouched sandy beaches can be found on the eastern part of the island. One of these beaches, Trou d’Argent, has been names among five of the most beautiful beaches in the Indian Ocean by Trip Advisor. As part of the Rodrigues Islands efforts to promote its credentials as an eco-friendly destination, more than 80% of the activities offers here are nature –based. Thera are nature parks tours and of course lots of water sports.