Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, famous for blue lagoons, soft, white beaches, and reefs. Mauritius’s islands have become a haven for romantic getaways, peaceful relaxation, and getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The mountainous inland is rich in biodiversity, including rain forests, waterfalls, trails and all the flora and fauna you’d expect in such a beautiful tropical paradise. There is a lovely culture here, and with the country’s capital, Port Louis, there is an abundance of historic and culturally significant buildings and monuments.
Get Your Holiday Started With Admiral Jet
You don’t need to wait until you arrive in Mauritius to start your relaxing holiday. Book your private charter jet with Admiral Jet and begin your relaxation before you even leave the airport. Mauritius has three airports for private charter jets:
- Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Port Louis, Mauritius
- Roland Garros Airport, Sainte-Marie, Reunion
- Pierrefonds Airport, Saint-Pierre, Reunion
Each airport is ideally situated to give you the best access to the holiday of your choice. The west coast is full of stunning beaches and is the more popular side of the island for tourists. The east side of the island is more rural and is better suited for a more private getaway.
More Than Just A Couples Holiday
Is hiking a favourite pastime of yours? If so, a trip to the jaw-dropping Black River Gorges National Park is for you. Enjoy mile after mile of hiking trails, drink in the beauty of the mountainous landscape, and bask in the bounty that nature has to offer. On top of this, you can see all sorts of hidden gems across the island, such as the Chamarel Waterfalls, Ebony Forest, and the picture-perfect 7 Colour Earth.
Had enough of jungle fever? Head back to the coast and take a boat tour of the North Isles, go quad biking, or go below the depths of the sea with a sub scooter tour and get acquainted with the underwater creatures.
Food in Mauritius
Mauritius is an island that is heavily influenced by its past. The dishes served in Mauritius are a blend of French, Creole, English, Indian, and Chinese cultures that create the island nation’s unique flavour. The national dish of Mauritius that you’ll instantly fall in love with is Dholl puri (a yellow split-pea pancake that is griddled and filled with bean curry) and Mauritius’ famous rougaille (a spicy sauce of sweet tomatoes, thyme, garlic, and ginger).
Step Into The Past
The cities in Mauritius have been there since the 1700s and have been well-maintained. Each street and building in the older districts are mix-match of different cultures and periods. There is a hint of years-gone-by around every corner from the tiki-like huts to the grand baroque villas.
The best time to visit Mauritius is between October and April. The weather is warm and dry during this period, making it the perfect winter sun destination. Usually, the rainy season coincides with the hotter months of May to October due to the island’s subtropical location.
You’ll be surprised to learn that the Official Language in Mauritius is actually English. However, you’ll hear a mix of French and Mauritius Creole too. With 90% of the population speaking the latter fluently.
The island’s tap water is 100% safe to drink, but that isn’t the real tip here. Mauritius has a booming rum industry, and The Rhumerie de Chamarel in South Island is a fantastic place to visit too.