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About Mauritius

A fragrant melting pot of peoples, languages and cultures in which colours, tastes and textures remain distinct and mutually complimentary, this island paradise is filled with fascinating historic sites, cultural diversity, geographic variation, multiple water sports and stunning golf courses.

A trip to Mauritius, “land of rainbows, waterfalls and shooting stars,” is a trip to a welcoming and culturally rich land peopled by some of the friendliest and most inviting locals you’ll find on your travels in Africa. First sighted by Arab dhows as early as the 10th century, Mauritius is an intriguing blend of cultures and exotic flavours. The Portuguese visited circa 1510 before the Dutch first took possession of it in 1598, giving the island its present name in honour of their head of state, Prince Maurice of Nassau. The Dutch introduced sugar cane which, in addition to tourism, is still one of the pillars of the Mauritian economy today.

The French imported labour from Africa to work on the sugar plantations, and through the African’s ingrained love of music and dancing the ‘sega’ was born. To the haunting rhythm of the ‘ravane’, a goatskin drum heated on an open fire, the shaker and the triangle, the Africans expressed feelings and emotions and celebrated the rites of passage. Over time the sega evolved and remains to this day the national music and dance of Mauritius. Nearly five centuries after gaining independence, this jewel in the Indian Ocean has evolved into a harmonious mosaic of cultures and religions and remains one of the most popular African vacations.

Featured Stay

The Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita is a luxurious sanctuary in the heart of tropical paradise.

Best Time to go to Mauritius

  • Peak Season
  • Mid Season
  • Rainy Season

Mauritius is a year-round destination with a tropical climate. You can expect warm weather all year round – even in the balmy winter-time. January to March is potential cyclone season, July and August is rainy season in the East Coast (very windy), however, your luxury travel manager will guide you on which side of the Island to visit at which particular time of the year to make the best of your Island holiday.

Stay at The One&Only Le Saint Géran

The One&Only Le Saint Géran resort is a magnificent six-star hotel providing the ultimate indulgence on your trip to Mauritius. Set beside a sparkling, pristine beach on the edge of the Indian Ocean, it is the epitome of relaxation, luxury, gastronomy, and enjoyment.

Two Michelin Star chefs present the height of culinary perfection. Poolside and ocean view restaurants and bars complete with music and live entertainment provide the ultimate comfort in idyllic settings where delectable meals can be enjoyed.

Stay at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

The Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita is a luxurious sanctuary in the heart of tropical paradise. The stylish open-air resort provides the perfect setting for relaxation, romance and endless adventure. Warm smiles and gentle lagoon breezes welcome guests to a place of unforgettable experiences. Play a round of golf on the thrilling oceanfront finish of the Ernie Els-designed course or enjoy water sports for all ages on the lagoon. Discover infinite possibilities amongst the vibrant colours of Mauritius.

Trip Inspiration featuring Mauritius

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Guest Feedback
“We had the most wonderful time in Mauritius. The hotel was fantastic, staff very friendly and the food was out of this world. They even made kosher meat for Mandy Andre Kaydee and Harper which was so kind of them. When they arrived at the hotel the chef was there to meet them saying that he will be getting kosher meat for them. The days went to quickly - great place once again for a family holiday..”

Saven Family | A Mauritian Multi-Generational Family Reunion

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Lorna & Family, USA | An East Africa and Island Family Getaway

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