Mauritius – A Luxury Escape to Splendid Island Living

An escape to the island of Mauritius is an opportunity to experience luxury and unforgettable scenery. The friendly locals, turquoise Indian Ocean and delicious cuisine come together to create a wonderful retreat to relax your body, mind and soul.

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Here are our top tips on what to see and do in this tropical paradise when indulging in a luxury escape.

Mauritius offers many exciting activities:

Deep sea fishing

is a rewarding experience in Mauritius with the wide variety of marine life in the Indian Ocean.

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Indulge at one of the

world-class spas

for some well-earned relaxation in the warm atmosphere of Mauritian hospitality.

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There are several

amazing golf courses

located on the island. Instructors, caddies and equipment are all available at your request.

In the North:

• Grand Bay is the best place to go for shopping, restaurants and entertainment. It was the first spot to receive the tourist boom, and it’s remained a firm favorite ever since.

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• Pereybere Beach is another tourist hotspot, with an exciting assortment of shops, restaurants and pubs.

• The Balaclava Ruins are an interesting site where visitors can walk around what remains of the Balaclava Estate and see the sea walls.

• Triolet is the island’s longest village. See how the locals live, get a taste of the authentic culture and visit the Maheswarnath, the island’s largest Hindu temple, which dates back to 1819.

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In the East:

• Located in the East, the Flacq Market is a vibrant, colorful open-air market.

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• Ile Aux Cerfs is a beautiful beach where you can enjoy a variety of fun water sports.

In the South-East:

• Vieux Grand Port is the oldest settlement on the island, where you can see the ruins of the Dutch fortifications.

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• The Domaine des Grand Bois features 900 hectares of splendid hunting grounds. Delve into the vegetation to discover stags, boars and monkeys.

In the West:

• The Martello Towers are an important historical landmark that symbolizes the end of slavery.

• Chamarel offers you the opportunity to savor Mauritian cuisine whilst enjoying the spectacular multi-colored landscape of breathtaking beauty.

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• Sip on sundowners in Yemen Reserve as you keep an eye out for deer and Mauritian fauna.

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So, what are you waiting for? Plan your itinerary and pack your bags for a splendid luxury escape!

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Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.