Sunny skies and mesmerizingly azure waters can only mean one thing: that you’re in Mauritius! Popular for being a major tourist destination, the island of Mauritius is your slice of heaven on Earth. Complete with pristine beaches and quite a number of Mauritius luxury resorts, the island is the ideal way to spend your vacation, whether with your family or friends, significant other or simply a solo trip! The island encompasses activities from hiking to snorkelling, and visitors can also choose to visit Indian temples, botanical gardens and colonial houses.
Some resorts such as InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort have a range of land activities as well such as table tennis, beach soccer and beach volleyball for guests to enjoy.
As Mauritius is located south of the equator by about 20 degrees, the island promotes itself as being a year round holiday destination. Peak season generally starts in October and lasts through til April, where the weather gets hot, humid and rainy. Some cyclones are to be expected from January to March.
Some of the popular attractions to visit on the island are the Grand Bay; a paradise of its own for shoppers and leisure seekers which features restaurants and bars, Pereybere, Balaclava Ruins, the Triolet Shivala which is known to be the longest village on the island and also features the biggest Hindu temple and the Labourdonnais Orchards, a glorious garden filled with tropical fruit trees, and exotic flowers.
The north and east of the country are well known for its paradise type beaches along with the offshore islands that can be reached by catamarans or boats. Mauritius is the ideal place if you wish to swim with dolphins, bird watch, or simply enjoy a bottle of local rum while soaking in the glorious warm sun rays.
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