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Magical Mauritius

By May 9, 2021June 21st, 2023No Comments

Stroll across the sands of this extraordinary destination

Located off the Southeast Coast of Africa, in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is an island paradise. A melting pot of cultures, languages, and religions, Mauritius was colonized by the French, Dutch and British and finally gained independence in 1968. 

A volcanic island surrounded by warm turquoise waters, Mauritius is a sanctuary for those searching for a beach idyll. But Mauritius offers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Rich in culture and natural wonders, this incredible destination is synonymous with the romance of island life.

"You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first and then heaven was copied after Mauritius."

Mark Twain

It is an island made for exploring with Indian Temples, colonial houses, botanical gardens, and a myriad of plant species, rare birds, and marine species, historical and cultural memorials, and natural wonders to keep you enthralled. Not to mention the water sports and markets as well as the sandy white beaches. There is no shortage of things to do and the island caters to all interests.

A natural wonder and a cultural and historically significant site is Le Morne Brabant. Also known as the Le Morne Cultural Landscape and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this iconic mountain located on the Southwestern tip of the island, a basaltic monolith that offered refuge to slaves fleeing from their captors. They became known as the “maroons” and they made their homes in the cave system of the mountain until slavery was abolished in 1835.

Hop aboard a boat and head to this private island for sun, sand, sea, and golf.

Ile aux Cerfs is a picturesque private island off the coast of Mauritius, well known for its beautiful beaches, and is home to the most beautiful golf course in the world. 

The Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club is an 18 hole championship course designed by two-time Masters champion, Bernard Langer. 

Ranked 3rd in the Conde Nast Travelers Choice Awards for Top Resort in the Indian Ocean, The Oberoi Beach Resort is located on the pristine beaches of Turtle Bay. Surrounded by twenty acres of abundant tropical gardens, and breathtaking views, The Oberoi is the ultimate ocean sanctuary.

Image courtesy of The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius

"The best dreams happen when you are awake."

Cherie Gilderbloom

Mauritius is known for its myriad of water activities from adrenaline-fueled watersports to more laid-back activities and your stay at The Oberoi will place you in the prime location for you to indulge your love of water. Situated close to a natural marine park, the snorkeling in the area is unparalleled. A not-to-be-missed adventure, is the opportunity to parasail above the ocean, giving you a birds-eye view of all that Mauritius has to offer. 

Turtle Bay, offers PADI diving under professional instructors for novices to advanced divers. Discover unspoiled coral reefs teeming with colorful marine life or venture deeper and investigate the shark pit.

If relaxation and rejuvenation are more your speed then take time out to reconnect with yourself in an array of activities and spa treatments designed to allow you to relax your mind, body, and soul. Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, or indulging in the array of spa treatments on offer will rejuvenate your senses. Wine or rum tasting, cooking classes, and nature walks are all available to you.

Mauritius is an island nation that invites you to escape your daily life and to lose yourself in the island way of life. Whatever your reason for planning an island visit, the romance and excitement of an island getaway is always an evocative experience