Mauritius is a beautiful, amazing island present in the Indian Ocean. The Island is blessed with tropical luxury, deep blue seas, white sandy beaches, and world class hotels and resorts. The island is laden with historical places, multi cultural diversity, and great geographic variations. Mauritius offers world class hotels that offer quite and calmer stay in the tropical and luxurious accommodations. Mauritius is a country which offers different kinds of activities to all section and categories of Tourist. Enjoy a trek in the mountains, or enjoy a nature walk in the Ecotourism Park or see the beautiful coral reefs, Mauritius will surely charm you. Its multi culture and great gastronomy makes it an ideal tourist paradise for the guests.
Mauritius remained uninhabited until the 16th century, allowing it to develop into one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. It was occupied briefly by the Dutch before the French brought African slaves to work the sugar plantations. Captured by the British in 1810, Mauritius achieved independence in 1968. Its diversification into textiles, tourism and, of late, financial services, telecommunications and cyber services has been an Indian Ocean economic success story.
The entire Mauritius attractions is divided into 5 zones namely North, East, West, South East and the Interiors. Grand Bay was the first area of the island to fully experience the tourist boom. A shopping and leisure paradise, Grand Bay also happens to be the area where Mauritians head for when they want a fun-filled night out restaurants, bars and discos. Recently renovated, La Cuvette beach is well worth a visit. Check out Pereybere, Balaclava Ruins, The Triolet Shivala, The Labourdonnais Orchards, Caudan Waterfront, and the “Bazard” of Port-Louis, The SSR Botanical Garden . The East zone has the following attractions – Flacq Market, Waterpark Leisure Village, Ile aux Cerfs, and the famous “The Coco Beach Hotel” and the famed 5-star hotel “Le Touessrok”. The south east zones attractions are: Blue Bay, Dutch Ruins, Ile aux Aigrettes, Mahebourg, Domaine du Chasseur and Souillac. Check out the attractions of West zone Yemen, Martello Towers, Chamarel, Salt Pans, Casela. The interior also has good added attractions that include Black River Gorges, Eureka, Ganga Talao – Grand Bassin and L’Aventure du Sucre.
Food of Mauritius :
The Cuisine of Mauritius is a combination of Indian, African, Chinese and French influences. Food lovers will find a variety of flavours and aromas and different culinary delicacies of French, Indian, Chinese and African cuisine. Rice and Roti are the main staple food and often eaten with various curries. Uses of spices like saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and herbs like thyme, basil and curry leaves are common ingredients that provide a powerful aroma and flavour. Sweets and Snacks are available almost every nook and corner of Mauritius. Sweets are influenced by French and Indian deserts. Snacks lovers will find variety of options ranging from Indian Chat, French Appetizers and Chinese dumplings. Mauritius cuisine like its culture is diverse and it is best to savour the fusion cuisine which includes various cooking styles and flavours.
How to Reach Mauritius :
By Air : The National carrier of Mauritius is the Air Mauritius which connects Port Louis with many European cities, Important cities of Africa and Asia. Many international airlines operate regular flight to Mauritius from all over the world. Regional airlines like Air Austral, Air Madagascar and Air Seychelles connect Mauritius with the surrounding Islands.