It is easy to run out of adjectives when attempting to describe the natural beauty of the small tropical Indian Ocean island paradise of Mauritius. The volcanic island Republic, covered with lush forest, streams and waterfalls, and fringed with palms, dazzling white sands and teeming coral reefs, is the dream destination for an idyllic holiday, equipped with modern resorts that have been carefully developed to preserve the island’s beauty and ecology.
Mark Twain is quoted as having said that ‘Mauritius was made first, then heaven was copied from it’, and anyone who has experienced the island would no doubt agree with him.
All visitors come for the beaches, the high-quality accommodation, the great food and impeccable service, but most are delighted to discover this island offers so much more, with rocky gorges, volcanoes, waterfalls, great shopping at Port Louis, and a lively night scene at Grand Baie.
The peak holiday season is from October to April when temperatures are at their highest. Humidity is higher too, but never unbearable with constant gentle breezes. Winter is June to September when temperatures are cooler but still very warm with plenty of sunshine. There are slight regional variations depending on where you visit and its exposure to the trade-winds. All-in-all, Mauritius really is a year-round destination.
Millington Travel’s Top Ten
Food & Drink
Mauritian food is a delightful blend, from all the different cultures who have ever settled here, so you’ll find a unique mix of Creole, French, African, Indian & Chinese. Each dish bursts with spices, colours and intricate flavours, to give you a culinary experience you’ll remember. Mauritian’s serve up a little-known cuisine but nevertheless one of the most exciting you’ll ever taste.
Mauritius is one of our favourite destinations and no less than 14 of our staff have taken holidays or visited the island at some time, many returning again and again. We consider ourselves to be specialists, and there is no better place to come for independent advice and the best prices around, so call Millington Travel when planning your dream holiday to this wonderful island paradise.