Mauritius
Mauritius
By Shaina Amienyi

Located east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a tropical island that draws vacationers with its warm temperatures, adventurous activities, magnificent beaches, and luxurious accommodations. It is especially popular with those wanting a destination wedding or honeymoon.

The main airport serving Mauritius is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) near Mahébourg. Act now to book your vacation to Mauritius by following the link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to WhatsCheaper.com. Cities like Balaclava showcase the luxurious resorts in Mauritius. For a list of recommended hotels, visit the hotel section of WhatsCheaper.com by clicking on the following link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

Mauritius ought to be known as the adventure capital of the world. The island offers so many land and water sports that vacationers can easily explore their adventurous sides. If you want land sports, WhatsCheaper.com recommends activities like rock-climbing, golfing, horse-back riding, hiking, and more. The Black River Gorges National Park is a popular hiking destination, but there are more trails throughout the island. For example, there are trails across the Kestrel Valley near Mahébourg. If you are interested in golfing, the island has eight 18-hole courses and five 9-hole courses, all with stunning views of the island or sea.

Mauritius’s waters are packed with exciting activities, and we at WhatsCheaper.com believe a trip to the island would not be complete without getting in the water. Mauritius is a world-renowned fishing destination. Vacationers can experience deep-sea fishing from November to April and possibly catch sharks, tuna, and blue and black marlins. Kite-surfing is big on the island, which has several great kite-surfing destinations from Anse la Raie on the north to Le Morne on the west.

Divers flock to the island to explore underwater caves and shipwrecks past the island’s over 200 miles of coral reef. There are numerous dive sites, such as the diving center in Balaclava. If you are not a diver, you can still explore the underwater by snorkeling. Or you can relax at any of the public beaches all over the island. WhatsCheaper.com urges you to take your family to any of these stunning beaches, most of which are safe for swimming. The northern beaches are known for their water sports, such as parasailing, wind-surfing, and water-skiing. The southeastern coast boasts high cliffs, great for a photo opportunity, and a break in the reef so the sea comes right up to the shore. The eastern beaches are less developed, and the western beaches offer spectacular sunsets.

Two museums that we at WhatsCheaper.com find popular are the National History Museums in the capital Port Louis and in Mahébourg. The museum in Port Louis is a national monument and features displays of endangered animals. It even has a skeleton of the dodo, an extinct flightless bird endemic to Mauritius. The oldest stuffed specimen in the museum is a Dutch pigeon killed in 1826. The museum in Mahébourg is a naval museum that displays old maps, swords, China, and shipwrecks. The island also has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites that history enthusiasts will want to visit. The mountain of Le Morne is where slaves hid in the 18th and 19th centuries; the mountain now stands as a symbol for their fight for freedom. Aapravasi Ghat is the only surviving remnant of a 19th century immigration depot, a place that welcomed indentured laborers who replaced slaves.

Shopping in Mauritius can be done in Flacq, home of the island’s largest open-air market, in Mahébourg, which has its own market featuring local food favorites, or in Grand Bay, which offers a wide selection of retail stores. Grand Bay and other northern towns are popular with bar hoppers and club goers. The north and west coasts have the majority of the restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. If you are looking for something more relaxing or romantic than a party, WhatsCheaper.com suggests enjoying the sunset and strolling along one of the beaches on the west coast.

Whether you relax at luxurious resorts in Balaclava, sightsee and shop in Mahébourg, or take part in land and water sports throughout the island, we at WhatsCheaper.com guarantee you will love the time you will spend in Mauritius. Book your next vacation to this tropical paradise by visiting the above link to WhatsCheaper.com.

MUST SEE IN Mauritius LIST:

  • 1. Nature Trails Mauritius, Quatre Bornes
  • 2. Sea Urchin Diving Center, Flic En Flac
  • 3. La Vanille Crocodile Park, Riviere des Anguilles
  • 4. Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
  • 5. Chamarel Waterfall
  • 6. Bois Cheri Tea Factory
  • 7. Dive Dream Diving Center, Trou aux Biches
  • 8. Casela Nature & Leisure Park, Cascavelle
  • 9. Heritage Golf Club, Bel Ombre
  • 10. Pereybere Beach, Grand Baie

Mauritius EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Thaipoosam Cavadee
  • 2. Maha Shivaratree Festival - February/March
  • 3. Independence Day - March
  • 4. Indian Ocean Rowing Race - April
  • 5. Crossroads of Flavours - May
  • 6. Mauritius Marathon - June
  • 7. Barbe Cup - July
  • 8. Kiteival - August
  • 9. Mauritius Open Classic - September
  • 10. Mauritius Golf Open - December

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St. Regis Mauritius Resort
Le Morne Peninsula, Mauritius
By Monicaaz

The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is a prestigious hotel situated on the lovely island of Mauritius, located in the Indian Ocean, near Southern Africa. Nestled between dazzling mountains (le Morne Brabant Mount being the closest) and boasting an array of exotic and rare plants, this resort offers an exquisite view to the abundance of natural beauty and the white sand beaches the island has to offer.  The St. Regis is located approximately one hour from the islands’ international airport, S. Seewoosangur Ram. International Airport (MRU).  The resort offers car and limo services to and from the airport and surrounding sites to guests, with varying fees, that can be reserved at the time of booking.  Guests can also rent vehicles as the hotel offers complimentary parking.

Guests can choose from 6 different room classes ranging from Deluxe Rooms (700 sq. ft.) to the grandiose Luxury Suites (1830 sq. ft.).  Each room offers either balcony or terrace with views of either the turquoise blue lagoon or the Indian Ocean.  Each room option comes equipped with gratis Wi-Fi, IPod connections, 42” televisions, mini-bars and coffee makers to name a few.  Additional amenities available dependent on each room selection.  Visitors can also relax in the comfort of their suites with lush bath robes and slippers, provided to all.

The hotel is also equipped with an opulence array of leisure features onsite, including but not limited to, a Watersports club with complimentary snorkeling, pedal boats, kayaking, etc., a fitness center, hair salon, Spa and for the business traveler, a library and business center with a variety of privileges.  Kids under 12 can also enjoy The Kite Flyers Club with cooking classes, puzzles and more at their disposal.  But if guests prefer to just lounge around by the pool, there are two heated ones to choose from and both have butler service available during entire pool hours (9 a.m.- 6 p.m.)

The St. Regis Mauritius also offers six different culinary experiences ranging from a casual bar menu at The 1904 Bar to the Inspiration Room, the islands’ most exclusive private dining room.  Breakfast is available at Le Manoir Dining room and room service is also available from a select menu 24/7.  Check out time is noon for all guests and luggage storage is available to all per request without charge.  With its beauty and luxurious accommodations, the St. Regis Mauritius Resort is a remarkable choice for leisure travelers.  Go to (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to select your perfect room today.

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Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa
Wolmar, Flic-en-flac, Mauritius
By Sarah Hay

There’s a true getaway waiting for you at the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa, named World Traveler Magazine’s “Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort 2011.” Set in the village of Flic en Flac, and an hour’s drive from the SSR International Airport, the hotel has a breathtaking beachfront location, and is near the Casela Nature and Leisure Park and the Black River Gorges National Park, as well as the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden. For exploring the area, why not experience a submarine safari and undersea walk, or try out a variety of complimentary watersports offered.

The 193 guest rooms and suites welcome visitors with luxurious standard amenities, including marble bathrooms, bathrobes, slippers, mineral water and fresh flowers. Guests can also utilize the coffee making and tea facilities, high speed Internet access (for a fee), chaise lounges, separate bathtubs and showers, mini bars, irons and ironing boards, 25” televisions, in-bath telephones, and balconies with spectacular views. Check-in is 2 p.m., and check-out is 12 p.m.

The spa at the Hilton Mauritius Resort is also world-class, and features tai chi and yoga classes, facial and body treatments, and a fitness center, and even offers children’s treatments. There is a pool on site, along with a tremendous variety of recreational opportunities, including water skiing and snorkeling, windsurfing, fishing, scuba diving, tennis, a putting green, a playground, and bicycle rentals. There are also several bars, lounges and restaurants on site, offering everything from a light snack overlooking the lagoon to complete Thai cuisine meals, and everything in between.

For your business needs, there is a business center on site, offering secretarial, printing, fax and express mail services, and audio/visual equipment is available to rent. If you’re planning an event, there are event and meeting rooms at the Hilton, the largest of which encompasses over 3,500 square feet of space. Treat yourself to a dream vacation, and stay at the Hilton Mauritius Hotel, and let the professionals at WhatsCheaper.com arrange all the details, for less than you think, by clicking here: (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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