2015 AND 2016 MAURITIUS HOLIDAYS FROM TRAVELBAG

Mauritius is a paradise on earth. It boasts idyllic white sand beaches, clear warm seas, and an all-year-round tropical climate. If you are looking for the perfect destination, take a look at our holidays to Mauritius.


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3 Star Mauritius Holidays

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Experience the Mauritius holiday of a lifetime by choosing from our superb range of 3 star hotels and resorts. Discover the magic of this Indian Ocean holiday destination by booking selecting a 3 star resort that offers exceptional beachside value without compromising quality and services.
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4 Star Mauritius Holidays

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Enjoy the Mauritius holiday you have always dreamed of by selecting from Travelbag’s comprehensive range of 4 star resorts. Travelbag is committed to picking the finest 4 star accommodation for your pleasure, so you can be certain of only the very best combination of quality, comfort and value.
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5 Star Mauritius Holidays

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Indulge yourself with world-class standards of luxury and opulence by choosing a fabulous 5 star hotel in Mauritius. Select a 5 star hotel for the chance to stay in sumptuous accommodation, be lavished with top quality amenities and experience unsurpassed levels of service.
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Luxury Mauritius Holidays

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Treat yourself to the ultimate dream vacation with a Luxury Holiday to the spectacular tropical island of Mauritius. Be lavished by Mauritius’ ravishing scenery, uncompromising luxury and exceptional standards by choosing one of Travelbag’s carefully selected world-class luxury resorts.

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Mauritius

Set deep within the Indian Ocean at the point where the African and Asian continents meet, Mauritius stands apart by offering an engaging blend of cultures in a majestic setting, one so beautiful that Mark Twain famously considered ‘heaven’ to surely be a mere copy.

Fringed by powdery soft sands and crystalline lagoons that glisten in the sun, Mauritius’ veritable kaleidoscope of colours is complemented by world-class opportunities for diving and golf, making it the ideal choice for those looking to combine natural splendour with a spot of adventure.

Besides its beautiful location set well apart from the mainland, Mauritius’ colonial heritage also means a holiday to this tiny pocket is a chance to be immersed in an exquisite blend of cultures from Africa, Asia, India and Europe.

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Key Highlights of Mauritius

  • Stepping foot on the sugary white sands of Mauritius’ beaches
  • Relaxing in one of Mauritius’ marvellous luxury resorts
  • Diving deep to discover a magical underwater world
  • Indulging yourself with a decadent spa treatment in a stunning setting
  • Exploring Mauritius’ spectacular mountainous scenery
  • Teeing off on world-class tropical golf courses

If you would like to know more about Travelbag’s excellent tailor-made holidays to Mauritius, call us on and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable travel experts.

Packing tips

A tropical climate complete with powdery, tranquil beaches and warm seas Mauritius is what you might call a relaxing destination. Somewhere where linen trousers, t-shirts and flowery shorts are the name of the game. But, are there some things you need to remember to pack?

Sitting on the beach or by the pool is going to form a large part of your holiday so swimwear, beach cover-ups and flip flops should go in first. There are excursions on offer and, if you are visiting any religious sites, be sure to cover shoulders and wear knee length shorts. Closed, comfortable shoes are always useful for days out as are light layers so you are ready for what the day brings.

Heading into the evening, it can get cooler and it is recommended to take a light jacket or cardigan. Restaurants will be casual so summer dresses, trousers and short-sleeved shirts are useful while a lot of the paths are sandy so high heels may be impractical.

Toiletries and medical supplies will be available on the island but it is always better to pack your own sun cream, insect repellent and other necessary medicines.

Essential Information

  • Capital-Port Louis
  • Currency-Mauritian rupee
  • Language-There is no official language on Mauritius with the nation being split between a French and English-speaking population.
  • Time Zone-GMT +4 hours

Weather in Mauritius

An island in the southwest Indian Ocean, found close to the Tropic of Capricorn, Mauritius gets a tropical climate. Summertime here runs from November to April where average high temperatures and above 30ºC with it rarely dropping below 20ºC even in the evenings.

This can seem like the perfect time to go but remember that from January to March Mauritius tends to get heavy rain. As you might expect, the summers can get humid and that can make the winter months great for a trip to the island. At this time, it rains less and while the temperature is lower, there is still plenty of strength in the sun with a daily average of early to mid-20s.

Making the most of your time in Mauritius

By Elle-Rose Williams

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Mauritius is the closest you can get to paradise. The island, which boasts year-round sunshine and amazing weather, is a favourite amongst holidaymakers who want an authentic cultural experience, but also want the luxury and beauty of high-end resorts.

The island is somewhere that has had an interesting history – and that’s what makes this destination a little more interesting than other standard beach resorts. For example, Mauritius used to be a haunt for pirates, which is always a fun fact to think about when you’re sipping cocktails on the beach!

The local community also make the island as popular as it is too - Mauritians, a mixture of French, Indian, Creole and Chinese people, offer wonderful hospitality, are incredibly friendly and welcome back visitors year after year. In fact, it’s this vibrant mix of cultures and ethnicity that is one of the island’s biggest selling points.

So what can you do in the area, and which activities shouldn’t you want to miss out on? Here are my favourite recommendations...

The beaches

You can’t visit Mauritius without dipping a toe in the sea and enjoying the paradise-perfect beaches. If it’s a beach holiday full of relaxation that you’re after, honestly, it doesn’t get better than this. All beaches are public on Mauritius, so it’s easy to see them all and make the most of your visit.

The west side of the island tends to be the calmest on the coastline, meaning the beaches there make for great relaxation spots. Mauritius is known for being windy – but the west side of the island is primarily sheltered from this – making it a really pleasant place to relax and unwind.

If you want to do some exploring along the coastline, and are on the lookout for hidden caves and sea-coves, then the south of the island is worth a visit. You’ll also be able to do water sports down at the south coast (such as wind-surfing), because you’ll find more of that famous Mauritius wind I was telling you about earlier.

Here’s a quick guide to the main beaches and what to find there:

  • Blue Bay: Protected marine park with world-class snorkelling
  • Trou aux Biches: Stereo-typical post-card beach, white sand and calm water
  • Mont Choisy: Large beach with curved bay and lively hospitality nearby such as bars and restaurants.

Les 7 Cascades

One of the best-reviewed attractions on the island, this is one for the adventurous! The 7 waterfalls are there to be explored, and you can either do this on your own (and make your own way around them) or take a guided tour (there are private or group ones available). If you want to truly get back to nature and see some of the natural beauty of this tropical island – this is something you should definitely make time for.

Ile des Deux Cocos

This private island just off the coast of Mauritius is literally paradise-found. If you asked anyone to draw a paradise desert island – this is what he or she would draw. The island is open to day trips and external tours – so you can book an affordable trip over and spend the day living the life of luxury.

National Botanical Garden of Mauritius

If you happen to fall unlucky with weather during your trip, the National Botanical Gardens are a fantastic option to keep you busy. The gardens are expertly kept and the amount of care and attention that has been put into grooming and keeping these gardens will astound you.

Shopping

Port Louis, the island’s capital, is home to plenty of duty-free shops where you can snap up loads of bargain shopping (and I’m talking designer goods here!). Nearby these designer shops you’ll also find plenty of traditional stores too though, selling beautiful handmade goods, and textiles – perfect for souvenirs for friends and family back home.

Try the local food!

Don’t just stay in your hotel when on Mauritius. Make sure you venture out into the communities and try the local food too. There are restaurants, food stalls, market stalls and even casual pop-ups along the beach. And believe it or not – many claim Mauritius is home to some of the best street-food they’ve ever had, so it’s definitely worth missing out on the hotel buffet at least one night during your time there.

And it’s not hard to see why the food here is so good, with a culture that is a unique mix of Creole, African, Indian, and Chinese influences, the food and the dishes they serve reflect that and the flavours are incredible.

Go deep-sea fishing

Whilst this may not be an activity to everyone’s taste, if you like fishing (or have a curiosity about it) you may want to give deep-sea fishing a try. There are many big fish to be caught in the surrounding areas, and Mauritius is actually well known for the amount of fishing that takes place in its surrounding waters.

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