Things to do - general

Lying some 1200 miles off the African coast, with a spectacular coastline of white sandy beaches Mauritius is the perfect island for a tropical beach holiday. Just 36 miles long and 25 miles wide its subtropical location provides an equable year round climate. Inland there is a wide variety of natural features, from the undulating plateaus of indigenous forests and vast sugar cane plantations to steep gorges, waterfalls and cascading rivers and streams. Mauritius holidays are unique for its sheer diversity of culture and history. Indians, Creoles, Muslims, French and Chinese all make for a wonderful cosmopolitan blend.

Here, you have the opportunity to experience unparalleled luxury holidays: a level of refinement that is head and shoulders above that on offer in other tropical holiday destinations. Here, you will discover the true meaning of ‘beauty’ – a realisation that will compel you to return for holidays in Mauritius time and again.

This stunning island isn’t just about beaches and sunsets! Take a cooling dip at the beautiful Tamarind Falls, nestled in the crater of an extinct volcano; Explore the spice and tea stalls in Port Louise; take an exhilarating deep-sea fishing trip to catch marlin and shark or simply enjoy a romantic sunset catamaran cruise. For the energetic play a round of golf on one of the islands breathtaking championship courses.

Country Mauritius
Visa requirementsEntry visa required for European passport holders which is obtained at the airport at no charge. For other nationalities, please contact Cape Tours for guidance.
Languages spokenMost people in Mauritius are bilingual and are equally fluent in English and French. Creole and French are the main languages in the everyday environment and several oriental languages are also spoken.
Currency usedThe monetary unit is the Mauritian Rupee (Rs.) which is divided into 100 cents.
Area (km2)2925

Sports & nature

The flora of Mauritius is composed of 700 species of indigenous plants. Many of these plants are threatened with extinction. This is because there is less than 2% of their natural habitat left, and because introduced plants and animals compete and destroy their fruits and seedlings. In collaboration with the National Parks and the Conservation and Forestry Services, the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation is working to protect the species and the forest for future generations.Sports and nature image

Nightlife info

In an island where people originate from a wide variety of places, the local cuisine is a testament to the influence of this melting pot. This produces remarkable results: in Mauritius, you can travel to all corners of the globe without leaving the table. Mauritian cooking is in a class of its own: it is a combination influenced by people of different cultures and cooking traditions. Mauritian people are adventurous with food, and are perfectly happy to eat Creole, Chinese, Indian or Muslim food.Nightlife image

Culture and history info

Culture - What makes Mauritius so special is not so much its tropical ambience but its multicultural identity, and a culture that combines the best of French style, Creole exuberance, Indian elegance and Chinese cuisine can only be fascinating. But these diverse cultures have not just co-existed – each has gained a little from the other over the years to offer a truly Mauritian experience. In fact, it is the unique nature of the island’s colourful history and its multi-ethnic people that combine to make this one of the world’s great holiday destinations. History - Of volcanic origin and generally sheltered by barriers of coral reefs forming natural, safe, crystal clear lagoons, Mauritius has long been a dream destination. Known to the Arabs as early as the 10th century, but officially discovered in 1505 by the Portuguese navigator Pedro Mascarenhas, the island was occupied successively by the Dutch (1598-1712) and the French (1715-1810), and was ceded to Great Britain in 1814 through the Treaty of Paris. On 12 March 1968, Mauritius became Independent. Republic Day was proclaimed on 12 March 1992.Culture and history image

Unfortunately there are no hotels at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.