The west coast of Mauritius, a beautiful tropical island in the Indian Ocean, has some fantastic beach resorts, and although it is not the most tourist developed area on the island, it offers visitors a wonderful combination of lazy days on the beach and rich culture. Luxury Mauritius holidays are simply unbeatable, with the space and freedom of private accommodation in Mauritius allowing you to enjoy the highlife to its full extent without giving up any privacy.
There are a huge number of fantastic beaches in the west cost of Mauritius, the best of which, and probably the best on the whole island, being the ever popular Flic en Flac Beach. Many long hours can be spent just relaxing on the beach, soaking in the sun and the atmosphere, although if you would like to get a little active, there are plenty of options there too. There are a vast range of water sports on offer, and you can do pretty much any of them from the west coast beaches. The warm, clear waters of the Indian Ocean teem with life, making scuba diving, snorkelling and deep sea fishing trips simply magical. The underwater scenery is stunning, and even the most experienced of divers cannot hide their delight on their return to a Mauritius villa after a dive. You can even take part in an underwater walk, with a diving helmet and weighted boots!
On top of the water, kayaking, windsurfing, parasailing and jet skiing are hugely rewarding, letting you discover the gems of the coast under your own steam.
Golf holidays to Mauritius have taken off in recent years, with some beautifully landscaped courses taking advantage of the lush, uneven tropical landscapes which Mauritius is blessed with. There are some luxury Mauritius holiday villas on the finest courses, right on the beach, providing truly unforgettable Mauritius golf holidays.
The staggering landscapes of the interior of the island are defiantly worth investigating form a self catering Mauritius property, and you are sure to be delighted with what you discover, no matter how attached you have become to the beach lifestyle! The Black River Gorges nature park is the largest protected area in Mauritius and is a great place to start you exploration from a Mauritius villa on the west coast. There are some excellent walking trails, all clearly marked.
Flic-en-Flac is the most popular beach resort in western Mauritius. Although much of the beach has been bought out by hotels, there is still easily enough pristine beach to be enjoyed from a private accommodation in Mauritius. There are plenty of restaurants, shops, water sports centres, and there is even a casino and nightclub.
Tamarin Bay is a really popular surfing beach which became famous in the 60’s and 70’s with the hippy culture.
In summer, (November until March) conditions on a Mauritius holiday remain hot and dry. Conditions are so good that a swim suit is all you need, with temperatures averaging over 32˚C in the warmest months. In winter (June and August), temperatures remain around 24˚C, although the reliable sea breezes make it seem a little cooler.
Mauritius’ Plaisance Airport (MRU) receives direct flights from a huge number of British airports. AirFrance and Virgin Atlantic both provide a range of cheap flights to Mauritius, meaning that your luxury holiday villa in Mauritius is not as far away as you might think!