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25 June 2020

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Wouldn’t You Rather be in Mauritius?

JUST a short, four-hour flight from Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town, this beautiful Indian Ocean paradise is yours to explore and experience – and, South African passport holders don’t need a visa. Feel the warm sun on your skin as you swim, dive and sail in the crystal-clear azure ocean. Succumb to the luxury of top-class hotels and exquisite white sandy beaches.

Play golf on some of the most spectacular courses in the world.

Hike, run or cycle through lush, tropical terrain and uncover breath-taking views at the end of the road.

Walk through vibrant villages, street markets and iconic landmarks, and soak up the authentic culture and history of the island.

Discover a mosaic of different cultures, each with its own unique cuisine and crafts.

With all its luxury, beauty and culture on display, and a variety of adventures and excursions to experience, Mauritius really has something for everyone.

Things to do

Golfing:

The island offers ten 18-hole courses and three 9-hole golf courses, each one in a tropical setting that enjoys perfect, year-round golf weather. Set on spectacular sites, these courses – among the most beautiful worldwide – are designed for champions, amateurs and beginners alike.

In 2016 and again this year, Mauritius was announced as Golf Destination of the Year for Africa, Indian Ocean and Gulf countries by IAGTO, the global golf tourism organisation. The island is the ideal place to challenge your golfing prowess under a warm and welcoming Mauritian sky, with the blue ocean as the background.

Romancing and honeymooning

Voted as the World’s Most Romantic Destination at the 2018 World Travel Awards, it is not hard to see why! Across the island, Mauritius is ready to welcome couples, wedding parties and honeymooners. South Africans love going to Mauritius to celebrate their love and, when it comes to honeymoons, you are spoiled for choice.

Spend your honeymoon days enjoying a couple’s spa treatment, taking a romantic walk on the beach, indulging in some island shopping, sipping local rum as the sun sets on another perfect day, or enjoying a romantic, candle-lit dinner on the beach.

But rest assured that no matter what activities you decide on, your honeymoon will be romance and indulgence from check in till check out.

Shopping

Take an original piece of Mauritius home with you. Wherever you are on the island, you’ll find interesting local crafts and merchandise of the highest quality. Browse the markets for an authentic local shopping experience, while the upmarket shopping malls and retail centres offer eclectic, modern boutiques with global brands.

Eating

The local cuisine reflects the melting-pot of wonderful cultures and flavours that infuse the island. Whether you sample a tasty treat of traditional street food, a homecooked meal or sophisticated restaurant dining, the island offers an amazing choice of creative fusions, with a special talent at mixing spices, colours, tastes and aromas, to present an array of tantalising dishes. The island’s multifaceted cuisine takes its inspiration as much from China, India and the Middle and Far East, as from France and South Africa, in serving the most exquisite gastronomic delights across Mauritius.

Adventure

Mauritius offers a range of activities that promise to keep even the most demanding adrenalin junkie satisfied. Test your nerve on the water with kite surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, yachting, scuba diving or snorkelling. Or, put on your running shoes and hike, trail cycle or run along one of the spectacular beaches, or challenge yourself along the scenic mountain or forest routes that abound across the island.

Relaxing

If relaxation and spas are more your thing, you can discover havens of tranquillity across the island that combine world-class spa treatments with ancient relaxation rituals steeped in the scent of frangipani and essential oils. Enjoy a luxurious spa to the sound of lapping waves, or overlooking lush, natural views.

Family friendly

Mauritius is a warm and welcoming family destination. Many resorts offer activitypacked kids and teen clubs to keep the younger members of the family entertained, so parents can enjoy their idyllic island holiday too.

In terms of practicalities, most hotels offer family rooms or interconnecting rooms as well as suites and villas to accommodate the family. And, opting for an all-inclusive package when booking your holiday means everything is paid for upfront, giving you peace of mind to enjoy your perfect breakaway.

For a special and unique encounter with this safe and peaceful island, its warm, welcoming and friendly people, and all that this special destination has to offer, why not book your next holiday to Mauritius.

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