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Some of the world’s finest hotels can be found amidst the stunning scenery of Mauritius. The most accessible island of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius offers visitors calm, beauty and plenty of activities.
Ideal as a year-round honeymoon spot or family escape, the island attracts those seeking solitude as well as travellers craving adventure. Whether you want five star spa treatments, excellent golfing or spectacular diving, Mauritius is the place to come.
Submerge into the shimmering, warm Indian Ocean waters to explore sunken wrecks, reefs and sharks. Two-metre waves off Tamarin are perfect conditions for a day’s surfing.
Alternatively, soak up the ambience of your luxury resort with a cocktail by the pool. With a collection of premium golf courses and big game fishing, the island offers amusement for everyone.
Visit the enchanting Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens in Port Louis to admire the giant water lilies, spices, and varieties of palms from around the globe. Watch for tortoises that may cross your path, including one centenarian veteran.
A shopping excursion is a ‘must’ at the twice-weekly Qatre Borne clothes market, where you can have an enjoyable rummage to find top quality garments.
British Airways direct from London Gatwick; Air Mauritius direct from London Heathrow.
Via Dubai with Emirates from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow.
From London Gatwick and London Heathrow to Mauritius: 11 hours, 45 minutes.
London Heathrow to Dubai: 7 hours. Onward connecting flight time from Dubai to Mauritius: 6 hours, 30 minutes.
British Airways upgrades start from as £635 per person, each way.
Capital : Port Louis
Language : French and Creole
Time Difference : +3 hours
Currency : Mauritian Rupee (exchange rate approx MR 48 = £1)
Voltage : 220-240 volts
Foreign and Commonwealth and Visa Info: For up-to-date country information visit www.fco.org.uk
Mauritius Tourist Office: For resort information visit www.tourism-mauritius.mu