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Long Haul Destination Guide: Mauritius

Mauritius is an outstanding tropical island located in the Indian Ocean around 1,200 miles away from Africa, the capital of Mauritius is Port Louis. The contrast of colours, cultures and tastes makes the island so charming that the scene is set for a memorable holiday.

 

What are the five top reasons to travel to Mauritus?

Beaches

The beaches in Mauritius are a vision you’ll never forget. The pure clear tropical beach, from the calm lagoon waters, to the shining sands that feel like powder to the touch. There are many activities that you can enjoy along the beaches of Mauritius, whether you are a couple seeking a moment of adventure or a family wanting your children to have a lot of fun.  Some of the activities that are available include parasailing, water skiing, snorkelling and much more.

Local Markets

There are a few local markets in the towns of Mauritius but the main one is on a Sunday located just 20 minutes from the centre of de Flacq. This market features fruit and vegetable vendors, artists with hand crafted items for sale, spice vendors and street food, the market really offers a piece of Mauritian life.

The Seven Colours

Mauritius is well known for a land mark called the Seven Coloured Earth, this is located in Chamarel, where the soil is marked by bright swirls and stripes of red, green, yellow and purple. People say that this was formed by volcanic lava cooling at different speeds, while others believe it is the result of various metal oxides.

A Round of Golf

Many golfers like to go to Mauritius to play a round of golf because some of the golf clubs that are on the island are outstanding. One golf course that many like to visit is the Four Seasons Golf Club, there are lagoons and beautiful coastlines that make it one of the most picturesque clubs in Mauritius. With a driving range and putting green, location activated (GPS) buggies and a variety of classes to improve your game.

The Weather

Mauritius has two seasons, summer and winter. Summer is from November to April and winter is May to October. There are not many differences in the weather conditions during the year and there are no defined wet and dry seasons. Also, there are very little differences in the temperature between the two seasons. If you would like to know more about the weather please check out - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mauritius/weather

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Date Created: 20 April 2016 by Rakim A Dixon

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