One of the most famed tourist destinations in Africa, Mauritius is located on the Indian Ocean and is known for its unique varieties of flora and fauna. The island nation instantly impresses you by its powdery white-sand beaches and crystal-clear, turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Besides the rich natural surroundings, there are plenty of other things to see and do in Mauritius for tourists.
Eating out in Mauritius
The favourite dish of Mauritians is the 'Dholl Puri', which is a thin, fried bread stuffed with ground split peas and served with bean curry, pickle and chutney. Your Mauritius holidays would give you the chance to taste many other local delicacies as well as popular international dishes. Happy Rajah and Chez Tino are two of the most popular restaurants in the region.
Places to visit in Mauritius
Tourists visiting the island country never miss a visit to Mauritius Botanical Garden, which covers an area of about 37 hectares and was built during the eighteenth century. With sand dunes that have seven different colours and an amazing view of the nearby waterfalls, Chamarel Park is worth visiting. Another interesting place in the region is Grand Bassin. The site also includes a temple and an enormous statue dedicated to Lord Shiva. Mont Choisy, Belle Mare, and St Felix are some of the popular beaches in Mauritius.
Fun activities in Mauritius
The coastline of Mauritius gives you immense opportunities to enjoy different types of water sports, such as snorkelling, deep-sea fishing and para-sailing. You can visit the Grand Bay's Diving Centre in La Cuvette to take some valuable lessons in scuba diving. The Saturday Market is the best place in this island nation to shop for souvenirs and fresh local produce. Cascavelle Shopping Mall and Bagatelle - Mall of Mauritius also gives you an exciting shopping experience.
Nightlife in Mauritius
As soon as the sun goes down, Mauritius wakes up to a vibrant nightlife with some of the best restaurants, bars, and clubs ready to cater to the travellers seeking some fun and entertainment after dark. Banana Beach Club is an excellent place to spend a night out during your holidays in Mauritius and is the favourite of many locals and tourists. C Beach Club is a good spot to enjoy soothing cocktails in its lounge bar and some exciting music by the popular DJs in its nightclub.
Accommodation in Mauritius
Mauritius is home to some world-class hotels and resorts, and most of them are located near its charming beaches and clear waters. They are well-equipped with all the latest facilities designed for comfortable stays of their guests. Buses are the most convenient means of getting around in the island nation. If you like to travel independently, you can hire any of the taxis with a yellow-coloured square box indicating the routes and having a sign on the top. There are many companies providing bicycle and scooter rentals as well.
Festivals in Mauritius
The popular festivals like Christmas, New Year, Easter, Eid-ul-Fitr, and Divali are celebrated with great festivities in Mauritius. In January or February, according to the lunar days, the Chinese New Year in the island country is celebrated with firecrackers and distribution of the traditional wax cake. Ganesh Chaturthi, which arrives on the 4th day of the Hindu lunar month, witnesses some grand celebrations. Other festivals celebrated in Mauritius are Holi, Cavadee, Pere Laval Pilgrimage, Maha Shivaratree and Ugadi.
Best time to visit Mauritius
With an occasional rainfall, moderate temperatures and a mild climate, Mauritius can be visited at any time during the year. However, the most pleasant times to be in this island nation are the months from April to June and September to December. The all inclusive holidays to Mauritius offered by Lowest2 gives you the chance to spend quality time in this island country at the best prices.
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