The North Coast of Mauritius, the ultimate island paradise, is the most developed for the demands of tourism, with many excellent restaurants, luxury self catering accommodation and a handful of bars and clubs. There is a massive amount to do, and even more to see in Mauritius, so this short article is the briefest guide to Mauritius possible!
Many of the activities available from holiday accommodation in Mauritius are water based. Catamaran trips to the outlying islands are great fun, and can be arranged from Grand Bay. Sailing holidays to Mauritius are unbeatable, with many delightful coves and inlets to be explored from the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The scuba diving is also exceptional; again, it is the warm clear waters which make diving holidays to Mauritius such a genuine treat, with so many unbelievable things to see living on the coral reefs. Subscooters or submarine rides can also be hired. On water, windsurfing, water skiing, surfing, kite surfing and swimming make taking a holiday rental in Mauritius an ideal family holiday option. The deep-sea fishing is at its height from October until April, when huge marlin, tuna, barracuda and a range of sharks are regularly caught.
On land, horse riding in the Mont Choisy Park and trekking and mountain biking in La Nicoliere are magnificent ways to relax and see natural interior of the island. Mountain climbing, karting, kayaking and walking are other superb options to explore, and there is even an 18 hole golf course.
Of course, a holiday to Mauritius could be spent entirely on the unrivalled white coral sand beaches, especially the powder beach of Coral Bay and Belle Mare.
Grand Bay is the toast of Mauritius, located in the centre of the North Coast. It is the only place on the island with a definable nightlife, yet has retained its traditional roots, as with the whole island. Grand Bay is also offers the best shopping in Mauritius. Due to the sheltered sea conditions, Grand Bay is also the location of the majority of water sports and nautical adventures in Mauritius, and all of the excursions on the island can be booked or started from a Mauritius villa in Grand Bay.
Anyone with an interest in botany staying in a Mauritius villa must visit the Pamplemousses Gardens, which has not only been declared a national treasure, but has been included on the list of 10 most beautiful gardens globally. With 500 plant species including the famous Talipot, which blooms roughly every 100 years, and is set to within the next 5 years. The small island of Rodrigues
Minimum average temperatures in Mauritius are over 24°C in the grip of winter, which is warmer that summer temperatures in much of northern Europe. Summers are actually not a huge amount warmer though, staying a blissfully warm 32°C. Summer in Mauritius lasts from November until April, although there is not a bad month to take holiday accommodation in Mauritius.
Over 20 airports in the UK have direct flights to Plaisance Airport (MRU). AirFrance and Virgin Atlantic offer the best range of cheap flights to Mauritius.