Mauritius - The Pure Breaks Top Picks
This beautiful island set in the India Ocean is perfect for those wanting a luxury but immersive experience. It’s full of tropical delights, delicious cuisine and beaches that will make you wonder if you have gone to paradise.
Pure Breaks specialise in responsible holidays to this magnificent country. Below we have provided our top trips for your to consideration, whether it be a special occasion such as a honeymoon or wedding anniversary, to family experiences and culturally aware adventures, we are sure to have something to suit you.
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Why Holiday in Mauritius?
Trek through botanic gardens and past volcanic mountains or experience the first-class golf courses on the ultimate luxury retreat destination. Top-notch scuba-diving, kite-surfing, deep-sea fishing, night-time stargazing and seafood BBQs onboard a private super-yacht or a catamaran are also on the menu on the beautiful island nature of Mauritius
Be amazed by the delicate and picturesque plant life at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, also known as the Pamplemousses Botanic Garden. Here, you can take in the 37.5 hectares of stunning water features, flora and fauna that make up the Southern Hemisphere’s oldest Botanical Garden, including baobabs, giant water lilies and 85 different species of palm trees.
Roam across the Highlands and discover the Kanaka Crater, a long-dormant volcano that reaches an elevation of 553 metres, perfect for observing the endless verdant horizon. Travel to the Black River Gorges National Park, home to 18 miles of hiking trails, pristine forests and mischievous monkeys. View the pouring crystal waters of Alexandra Falls as they plummet down, kicking up foam and mist that cast a rainbow hue in the bright sunshine.
Travel to the surreal Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth where the earth appears in patterns of red, brown, green, blue, purple, orange and yellow due to volcanic activity that caused the different types of ground to settle in distinct layers of colour. Photographs do not do this fantastic landscape justice.
Port Louis is the vibrant capital city of Mauritius, perched on the waterfront with stunning ocean views. Here, travellers can explore the colourful markets, lively streets and cultural museums. Meet local people and taste traditional cuisines such as dholl puris and faratas. Learn about the history of Mauritius with a visit to the Place d’Armes and Fort Adelaide. Explore the Citadelle and soak in panoramic views of the city, before a gentle stroll along the Caudan Waterfront, where you can enjoy a show or exhibition at the Caudan Arts Centre, or indulge in a fabulous shopping spree.
Travellers can visit the Blue Bay Marine Reserve and see the stunning colourful coral gardens of Mauritius, and the marine species, fish and sea turtles that live among them. Spend the afternoon at the scientific research station at Ile aux Aigrettes and learn about the exotic flora and fauna that have been introduced to the area. Mauritius is home to over 280 species of coral, which guests can witness for themselves during tranquil snorkelling and diving excursions.
The island nation is home to a wealth of pristine beaches, including Gris Gris beach, where the crashing waves collide with rocky cliffs, and Grand Baie, where visitors can find a range of cafes, bars and exciting nightlife. You can also travel to Le Souffleur, a brilliant hiking spot where volcanic rock meets the Indian Ocean, and the pressure of the waves causes eerie whistling noises. Nature lovers will love the Heritage Nature Reserve, home to amazing wildlife in a natural haven set between the mountains and the sea.
What makes Mauritius so unique is its distinctive blend of Indian and Creole heritage leading to delicious local cuisine and vibrant culture. The clusters of small villages dotted around the island are a testament to this diverse melting-pot of flavours and aromas, with local markets selling traditional spiced desserts, palm hearts and fruit. Discover Mauritius and immerse yourself in the rich culture of this island paradise.
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