Luxury All The Way

By: Marina Taylor

Those seeking a dream holiday in Mauritius will want to take full advantage of the range of activities the island has to offer. You will be spoilt for choice whether you prefer to relax at world class hotels, indulge in spa treatments, play golf or go shopping. We have identified some of the top activities that will make your holiday even more special.

Spas

The first step to be sure to get you in the mood for relaxation is to pay a visit to a spa. Put yourself in the soothing hands of an expert who will massage away your aches and pains. The most popular spas are One & Only Le Saint Géran, the Royal Palm, Hilton, Prince Maurice, Beau Rivage, Oberoi, The Residence, Sofitel Imperial and Dinarobin hotels which are a must have inclusion to your holiday itinerary.

Golf

The island is the ideal destination to practice, perfect or improve your golf skills. Several of the hotels have first class golf courses such as the three 18 holes at Le Paradis at Le Morne Belle Mare Plage hotel, and One&Only Le Touessrok Golf Course, five 9 holes at Trou aux-Biches, Shandrani (Blue Bay), St Géran (Poste de Flacq), Maritim (Balaclava) and the Sofitel Impérial (Wolmar). There are also two championship golf courses at Belle Mare Plage: Legends and Links. By far the most popular and impressive golf course is the One&Only Le Touessrok Golf Course. Situated on its own paradise island surrounded by towering mountains and white sands, all 18 holes have spectacular views of the ocean. Designed by Bernard Langer for recreational and advanced players the One&Only Le Touessrok is the ultimate golf course.

Beaches

Mauritius has miles and miles of some of the whitest beaches ever. Nautical activities include diving, deep sea fishing, sailing, windsurfing and waterskiing. A vantage point from the coast at Tamarin Bay on the west of the island provides a unique opportunity to spot long beaked dolphins and black dolphins. Take a trip deep sea fishing for blue/black marlin, sharks, yellow tuna or the barracuda species. On land Blue Bay beach located on the South West of the island is an ideal location for enjoying the Mauritius climate. The tiny island of Ile aux Cerfs has one of the best beaches in Mauritius where you can combine total relaxation with the fun of a range of watersports.

Eating Out

Mauritians like to experiment and be adventurous with their food- this is surely testament to the diversity and culture of the islands roots. The island continues to serve visitors top quality cuisine such as Creole, Chinese and Indian food.

Shopping

Mauritius offers both diversity and quality in its shopping. There are a few duty-free shops exclusive to tourists. Leading brands of shirts, trousers and suits are reasonably priced whilst model ships, basketwork, pottery and specialty drinks and food jars make for delightful gifts. Coffret des Iles available to purchase from most hotels, selling a range of gift parcels that can be delivered to France, England and Germany within 72 hours.

The natural beauty of a luxury holiday in Mauritius is made even more special by the hospitality and level of service the island offers.

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