India meets Africa meets south-east Asia... all with a colonial twist on this beautiful volcanic island. Below are just
some of the Mauritian highlights submitted by you, our readers...
Mauritius has some of the most fascinating beaches in the world. It is like in a dream. The white beaches, the crystal-clear sea and the sunny weather - not forgetting the hotels, are just perfect for someone wanting to unwind and stay away from tension and work. There are other exciting places to visit too, which are parks, forest, gorges, landmarks, craters. Having a myriad of cultures in the same place, I think it to be very interesting and colourful. The people are also very friendly and sociable.
Boats go from here to Ile aux Cerfs, an island just off the east coast of the Mauritius mainland. Cerf means deer in french but there are no deer on the island. Just plenty of tourists and some glorious beaches. Definitely worth a daytrip if you've had enough of your hotel and fancy seeing some of the island.
One of the best things to go and see in Mauritius. Try to visit Chamarel on a bright sunny day otherwise you don't really get the full effect of the different colours of the rocks.
Try the Caudan Waterfront if you want 'Western' shopping in Mauritius.
Grand Bassin Hindu temple
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