The Mesmerising Beauty of Mauritius
Mauritius is known for its stunning beaches. Head inland though and you’ll discover many different sides to this fascinating island, from an abundance of lush greenery, sugarcane fields and highland tea plantations to jagged peaks and hills in the south that offer adventurous walking trails.
The landscape is diverse, and so is the culture. Mauritians are a rich mix of people of African, Chinese, Indian and European descent, creating a multicultural society with a harmonious blend of religions and traditions.
Mauritius was also the only known home of the now-extinct Dodo bird, which holds a place of honour as the country’s national symbol. In an effort to preserve another native creature, Giant “Aldabra” Tortoises are being bred at a conservation reserve on Ile aux Aigrettes, just 800 metres off the mainland. Ecotours to the island offer a glimpse into the remarkable restoration of this natural habitat.
There’s much to enjoy within the vicinity of our resort. Immerse yourself in local life at the small village of Belle Mare, the delightful market town of Centre de Flacq, and the village of Poste de Flacq where many tourists and devotees flock to visit the floating Hindu Sagar Shiv Mandir Temple.
Just off Belle Mare lies La Passe, a top dive site where giant tuna fish and spread-eagled rays can be spotted in its deep waters. Spend a day on the tiny but very popular island of Ile aux Cerfs, famed for its sandy beaches and watersports, including some of the best snorkelling in the area. The east coast is also home to three international 18-hole golf courses, and The Waterpark Leisure Village, where giant water slides, chutes and wave pools guarantee a fun day out for the entire family.
Whether you are relaxing under the sun, exploring the island’s wild side or getting to know the local people and their culture, Mauritius welcomes you with warm island smiles and joie de vivre!