The Picturesque Paradise

The most beautiful beaches in the world set against a breathtaking landscape, which is why these glorious beaches have been attracting travellers since the sixteenth century. Mauritius is embraced by a spectacular coral reef which transforms the mighty Indian Ocean into coastal lagoons as calm as a baby’s bath, laced with golden, powder-soft coral beaches, fringed with exotic coconut palms and casuarinas.

Fascinating cultural diversity where you can see faces from all over the world. Indeed, the rich cultural diversity of the people has become the island’s pride: its Indian, Chinese, Creole, African, European and Malagasy populations live together in perfect harmony, respecting one another’s traditions and remaining true to their own.

  • Population: 1 271 000
  • Weather: 21° - 29°
  • Best: August - January


You’ll find the highest concentration of glamorous hotels on earth in Mauritius and miles of glorious white sand beaches. Exclusivity and style are what this tropical pear-shaped island is about, but its appeal is greater: British holidaymakers return raving about the hospitality received here. Mauritius’s multicultural mix – mainly Indian, Creoles, Chinese and French – are an easy-going, friendly and healthy lot, and nothing is too much trouble. Luxury here is surprisingly affordable – Mauritius has some of the best value deals in the region. Reassuring remnants of the British colonial era remain in the Gymkhana Club, tea plantations and driving on the left, but gateaux piments and dhal puri stalls at markets, hip-wiggling sega performances and the ubiquitous dodo icon, add a touch of the exotic.

Featured Accommodation

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa Mauritius

Revel in the extraordinary views, superb service and luxury amenities at The Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa, Mauritius. Set adjacent to a protected marine park, hotel guests are invited to explore idyllic Turtle Bay, historic Port Louis and lively Grand Bay.

The Residence Mauritius

Experience the beautiful symphony of modernity and tradition at The Residence Mauritius, a jewel of elegant refinement reminiscent of a bygone age.

Tarisa Resort and Spa Mauritius

Ideally positioned in Mont-Choisy, along the northern littoral of Mauritius, Tarisa Resort & Spa holds all the key ingredients for its guests to experience an exotic and authentic Mauritian holiday.

Sofitel Mauritius L’Impérial Resort & Spa

Beginning in the lobby, surrounded by distinctive décor and attentive staff, the Sofitel Luxury Hotels experience is a rare combination of feeling both at home and far away. Continuing at intriguing restaurants and bars,

SO/ Sofitel Mauritius

Luxurious seclusion combined with French know-how awaits you at this eco-chic hotel in Bel Ombre, Mauritius.

Seaview Calodyne Lifestyle Resort

The a-la-carte restaurant “Vieille Rouge” is open for lunch and dinner offering Mauritian-European fusion cuisine.Stepping out into the luxuriant gardens and proceeding towards the warm and inviting lagoon is a tempting invitation.

Seapoint Boutique Hotel

Seapoint Boutique Hotel is the ideal starting point to discover the tropical island.

Sands Suites Resort & Spa

Situated on the West coast of Mauritius, Sands Suites Resort & Spa a 4 star plus Deluxe hotel is a hideaway for couples seeking tranquility, comfort and personalized service in an elegant setting.

One&Only Le Saint Géran

Be immersed in authentic Mauritius at our timeless One&Only Le Saint Géran, from lazy days on your private terrace to one-of-a-kind Indian Ocean adventures.

Nature Adventures

Île aux Aigrettes is a 26 hectare island and nature reserve located about 800 m off the south east coast of Mauritius. It was named as a nature reserve in 1965 with the goal of saving the last remnants of Mauritius’s coastal forest. It hosts a unique population of endemic flora and fauna species. By 1985 the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation put a watchman on Île aux Aigrettes and a major restoration project was undertaken.

Explore the Taste of Creole

The most common ingredients used in Mauritian recipes are tomatoes, onions, garlic and chillies, which are cooked with spices into a delicious fresh tasting sauce known as rougaille that is widely used. Vegetables, meats and seafood can be cooked in the rougaille and eaten with achars (pickles) and dhall or rice. Spices are also a big part of Mauritian cuisine with turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves used liberally.