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Now that is a very good question and one should certainly know the answer to the question before booking your tickets. It is a 12-hour flight from the United Kingdom and perhaps not the cheapest holiday to choose. So who is a holiday to Mauritius for? Perhaps the best way to answer this question is to think when you want to go away, who you want to go with and what type of activities you would like to do when you are on holiday.
We all have our own ideas of who Mauritius is for. For most of us, Mauritius, also called the Paradise Island, is associated with white sandy beaches, deep blue waters, sun and see and couples on honeymoon. Therefore it appears to be for the young ones as Cliff Richard would sing.
Mauritius is an all year round destination with its hottest months from May to December. Even is the temperature drops, it is still a warm and tropical climate. January and February is the rain season. So if you are able to go, what can you expect to see and do in Mauritius.
It is fair to say that the majority of hotels offer watersports, tennis, golf and snorkeling. Some may even have catamaran trips. So check your hotel facilities to ensure you are able to do the activities that are important to you. Below are some of the activities that you can enjoy during your stay.
1) Port Louis. is the capital city. It has a very big central market that has a local feel to it. There is also the colourful Le Caudan Waterfront craft market, which is a great place to find a bit of Creole food, great souvenirs and to visit the harbour. If time permits, then visit the Blue Penny Museum and the Lambic. The Lambic is really a hub for local and International Beer.
2) Mauritius is truly well known for its Water lilies and they can be seen at the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens just outside Port Louis.
3) The UNESCO World Heritage Site which provided a shelter for runaway slaves during the 18th century, which is in the Southern Part of the Island.
4) Grand Baie village, a fishing village up until 20 years ago. Today it is really a tourist hub, for example, many a catamaran trip starts here.
5) Casela Wild Life Centre, where you can walk with Lyons, kids can be zookeepers for a day, quad bike safaris and much more
6) La Vanille Nature Park, where children can enjoy watching the giant tortoises.Mauritius is also a great place to learn how to deep sea dive. Make sure the centre PADI accredited. It is also a great place to do some mountain trekking.
The majority of the hotels offer facilities for children and teens. Mauritius is definitely a destination for young and old, single or married.