31 Jan 2018 | by Sophie Darbon

A volcanic island of sand-rimmed lagoons, dramatic forests and palm-fringed beaches. Mauritius offers stunning surroundings and limitless activities to choose from.Mauritius is the most developed of the Mascarene Islands and is renowned around the world as a slice of paradise. Here you can find some of the world’s rarest plants and animals, it was home to the Dodo before it was hunted to extinction. Mauritius is practically a world within itself – offering stupendous landscapes, stunning sunsets and ultimate extravagance.

The island holds an infectious party spirit with the rousing beats of Sega music and culinary feasts stemming from China, France and Africa. There are ample activities available of varying levels which can distract from the daily grind of beach and pool – it’s a hard life! Regardless of what you choose to do with your time in Mauritius, you are guaranteed to be making lasting holiday memories.

Long haul, adventure, relaxation

  • Direct flights
  • GMT +4hr
  • 12hrs from LON
  • Best in Spring and Summer

In Mauritius, you must

  • Take a trip to Port Louis to spot the colourful umbrellas of Central Market
  • Plant your own patch of rice in the local paddy fields and learn about the cultivation process
  • Meander along the crystal clear river by kayak spotting the local wildlife and sporadic waterfalls
  • Sip coconut water while basking on the pristine white beaches
  • Go deep sea fishing with the locals, enjoying your catches at a beach BBQ
  • Eat al fresco as the sun sets on the grounds of Eureka, a traditional colonial house
  • Learn to surf at Tamarin beach
Sophie Darbon

By Sophie Darbon

Sophie began her career in events back in 2010 after graduating from Bournemouth University with a BA in Events Management. Sophie is passionate about all events but particularly loves working in incentive travel.More articles by Sophie Darbon