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Mauritius

Mauritius has so much to offer beyond the beach, but it really is hard to move beyond it. The island located in the Indian Ocean has miles upon miles of palm-fringed sandy beaches, and is almost entirely encircled by stunning coral reefs. Who could ask for more?

The clear waters are perfect for diving, snorkelling, swimming, kayaking and anything else you might want to do either on or below the water. The marine parks of Blue Bay and Balaclava are world renowned and are real treat for snorkelers, whilst it’s also a great place to go deep sea fishing, or stop dolphins on a catamaran cruise.

Most of all its about the people, the Mauritians know about hospitality and it shows. Rarely do you find such a warm and authentic welcome, established over so many years with influences from all over the world creating their own unique culture and heritage. They really do make you feel welcome.

Mauritius is a great destination for weddings, making the whole process extremely simple and straightforward, whilst the hotels are really well tuned to the needs of the bride and groom, and sometimes their extended family. It really is a perfect place for a wedding.

Essential Information

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Warmest in February (but can rain), coolest in July. September through to January, and April/May are ideal times to go.

FLIGHT TIME

Approximately 12 hours on the direct flight, or up to 18 when travelling via Dubai or the Middle East.

TIME ZONE

GMT/BST +4

CURRENCY

Mauritian Rupee

IDEAL FOR

An amazing wedding venue, or honeymoon location – or just an excellent beach holiday with the family. Great for Dolphin or Whale watching and many other water activities!

HOW TO GET THERE

Direct flight available with British Airways from London Gatwick, or Air Mauritius from London Heathrow – alternative regional departures available with Air France or Emirates via Paris or Dubai.

LANGUAGE

Creole and French, although in hotels everyone can speak English

IDEAL TO COMBINE WITH

Combine stays with South Africa, Madagascar or Dubai – or alternatively stay on two different parts of the island.

WHERE CAN I COMBINE A HOLIDAY IN MAURITIUS?

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

DUBAI

SEYCHELLES

KENYA

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